The Angels only had two players who appeared in the All-Star Game, but they each made their own impact.
We’ll start with Shohei Ohtani, who picked up the win for the American League. He made history by starting the game, but he also made history by picking up the win. Ohtani retired the side in order during the first inning, getting Fernando Tatis Jr., Max Muncy and Nolan Arenado out. With the AL scoring a run in the second inning, Ohtani picked up the victory.
He went 0-for-2 at the plate, but it was still remarkable to see a player lead off the game as the designated hitter... while also being the starting pitcher. Soak it all in folks, we may never see that again in our lifetimes.
Meanwhile, the biggest play from an Angels player came from Jared Walsh. The AL held onto a 5-2 lead in the eighth inning. With two outs, the bases were loaded for Kris Bryant. On a 3-0 pitch, he lined one into left field. Walsh, who had never played the position before, made a diving catch to save the game.
Had that ball gotten past him, who knows how many runs score on the play. Although he didn’t take home the MVP award, you can make the case this was the biggest play of the night for the AL.