It’s only July 21st, and the Angels are already done playing the Mariners for 2019. The season series goes to the Angels - just barely - as they take it 11 games to 10. Not bad considering they dropped 5 games to the Mariners in April when Mariners were hot for quick second this year. We get to see the Astros 9 more times though. Lucky us, huh?
Thanks to his 2nd inning wall-scraper, Albert Pujols has now hit 15 or more home runs in 19 straight seasons - that’s EVERY year he has been a big leaguer. It was career home run #648 and answer me this: If the balls really are that juiced up, why does Pujols only have 15 home runs? Hmmmm????
Dillon Peters looked good in this game and that will probably earn him a start against the Orioles. Doesn’t hurt that the Angels pitching depth chart has like 2.5 guys on there right now. But Peters threw 90 pitches over 5 innings with zero runs allowed and only 4 hits. Many wondered why they didn’t let him pitch the 6th with a 7 run lead and that’s a fair question. Perhaps it’s because he hasn’t thrown more than 81 pitches in an outing since mid June - but that’s just a guess.
Brian Goodwin had himself a day with a double and a 2-run homer.
Luis Rengifo hit ANOTHER triple (3 on the year now).
Mike Trout continues to own the Mariners with his 32nd home run this year.
Yusei Kikuchi probably wishes he had signed with the Angels so the Angels couldn’t destroy him. He gave up 7 run on 9 hits and probably no one on that team is more happy to be done with the Angels this season than Kikuchi.
Adalberto Mejía made his Angels debut in the 7th inning. Wait, what? Yes, the Angels picked up Mejía off waivers from the Twins just yesterday. He threw hard but his debut result in 1 ER on 3 hits with 1 K over 0.2 innings. Luis Garcia had to come in and save him. Mejía had an 8.80 ERA and 1.826 WHIP with the Twins so he’s the kind of guy that should fit right in here.
Revel in the majesty of this dominate Angels victory because the Angels face the Dodgers for two games starting on Tuesday.
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David Fletcher’s amazing grab to end the game:
oh he's ATHLETIC athletic...@Angels win! #AngelsLive is up next pic.twitter.com/asSC3ZI8CZ— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) July 21, 2019