The Angels failed to maintain a 4-point lead and failed to win a streak.
The Los Angeles Angels lost 6-8 in a game against the Cleveland Indians in the ‘2023 Major League’ held at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on the 14th (Korean time). In the defense at the end of the 8th inning, the game was turned upside down with 6 hits including 2 homers and 6 runs allowed. Prior to this game, the Angels’ bullpen ERA was 3.23, 5th out of 30 clubs.
The Angels took a 6-2 lead into the top of the 8th inning thanks to Shohei Ohtani’s timely hit, Mickey Moniak’s 3 hits, 1 home run and 2 stolen bases, and Jack Neto’s 2 run home run. However, in the defense at the bottom of the 8th, this 4-point lead was blown away.
After one out, the difference was two runs with four hits in a row, and Josh Naylor hit a come-from-behind three-run home run. In a situation where there was no second runner, Andres Jimenez also gave up a solo home run. Andrew Wants gave up 4 runs in 1⅓ innings and Ryan Tepera gave up 2 runs in ⅔ innings.
Ohtani went 4-for-1 with one hit. In the first inning, he struck out on a swing, but scored an RBI in the second at-bat. Runners piled up in front of Ohtani in the third inning. In the first at-bat after the call-up, Mickey Moniak, who hit a solo shot in the first inning, landed on second base with a walk and a stolen base. Mike Trout walked out with a hit ball.
On a ball count of 1-1, Ohtani lightly pushed the high ball outside the 3rd pitch and dropped it into an empty field. The defensive position of the outfielders led to a long hit by shifting in preparation for a left-handed hitter’s pulled ball. Moniac, who was on first base, stepped on the groove.
In the fifth inning, he went on base with a walk. When the ball count was 3-1 from 1 out and 1 base, he hit the bat in succession, but all of them were fouls. On the full count, the 7th pitch deviated wide and Ohtani walked to first base. However, as the next hitter, Anthony Rendon, hit a double hit, the Angels’ chance to get 1 out and 1st and 2nd base was ruined.토스카지노
The Angels were able to start the ninth with Trout-Ohtani. However, as Trout struck out and Ohtani retreated with a ground ball to the second baseman, they were cornered. Following Luis Lenhipo’s walk, Hunter Renfro’s left-handed hit gave him the last chance, but he failed to score.