When a guy does multiple interviews with me, I root extra hard for him when he makes it to the show. Davis Daniel looked pretty good tonight overall, going three scoreless innings. He got off to a rough start with runners on second an third with no outs in his first inning but managed a nice escape.
Nolan Shanuel reached base for the 16th straight game, a new club record for a rookie. He also made a very nifty defensive play in the top of the 9th inning to keep it a one run game.
Unfortunately for the Angels, Aaron Loup also pitched and did give up runs. Two in one inning. Nothing says “tank” quite like putting Loup into a tie game. We see you, Nevin.
In yet another blow to the team, the red hot since July Luis Rengifo hurt himself in the on deck circle (very Angels) and is out with a bicep strain.
The Angels showed plenty of fight in the 9th inning. Wallach banged a one out double off the wall. Brett Phillips got a hit, and Kyren Paris notched his first career RBI to tie the game at 2-2.
Cleveland walked the bases loaded to create a game ending double play scenario. Brandon Drury hit a chopper to first and Phillips was cut down at home. The Angels challenged the play, but the call stood.
Enter Randall Grichuk. He punched a single to center for the walk off win. 3-2. Our first walk off win of the year.
Light that baby up!