Today we had Kenny Rosenberg versus Sonny Gray. Here are the starting lineups.
Rosenberg struck out the first two Twins batters and then proceeded to load the bases in the first inning. Luckily, he got Matt Wallner to fly out to right to end the inning.
Sonny Gray was striking everybody out today. Kenny Rosenberg struck out his share. David Fletcher made a brilliant diving play in the bottom of the third inning.
Jo Adell followed this up with a homer in the top of the fourth inning. 1-0 Angels.
Kenny Rosenberg managed to get through the fifth inning with a nice double play behind him.
The Angels carried their lead into the bottom of the sixth when Jimmy Herget came in. He threw an awful lot of pitches but he did manage to set the Twins down in order. Jo Adell contributed a nice catch.
Ben Joyce needed only seven pitches to get through the seventh inning. In the eighth inning, Nolan Schanuel got an infield hit to keep his on base streak alive. Close one!
He was gunned down at home trying to score from first on a Brandon Drury double. Drury advanced to third on the play.
Jose Soriano struck out the first batter he faced with curve balls but then zapped Donovan Solano with a fastball to put a man on. The Angels erased him with another nice double play started by David Fletcher. Here are extended looks at both of the double plays.
In the ninth, Jo Adell coaxed a one out walk out of Josh Winder and then Eduardo Escobar singled. Michael Stefanic advanced them to second and third with a ground out to third. Chad Wallach grounded out for the third out.
Carlos Estevez came in and hit the lead off man Kyle Farmer. Angels batters better keep their heads down tomorrow. Estevez struck out the next two guys. A fly out to Grichuk ended the game.
Cover Photo credit: Rex Fregosi