Los Angeles Angels Vs Cincinnati Reds – The Angels offense got off to a good start on Tuesday night and never looked back as the menacing Tyler Mahle battled against the struggling Andrew Heaney. Although it was not a cake walk, the game was completely out of the blue for the Reds from the second period onwards. On the heels of a disappointing streak in St. Louis, the Trout will definitely take it.
Los Angeles Angels Vs Cincinnati Reds
All is not lost though because Tommy La Stella will do him one better. A smacking fly into deep center field, the ball skimmed off the glove of prized prospect Nick Senzel and launched into the middle of a single. Yasiel Puig must have been busy letting the kids play when he was nowhere to be found, and La Stella hit its first run in Angel Park in 7 years.
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Tommy La Stella’s 16th homer of the year was #Angels first in the park since April 11, 2012 by Peter Bourjos (in MIN). The last Halos player to hit a home run at Angel Stadium was Chone Figgins (September 29, 2006 vs. OAK) — Matt Birch (@MattBirch12) June 26, 2019
The angels weren’t done yet. In the bottom of the 2nd, the bottom team rallied to put the game permanently out of reach. Albert Pujols homered, David Fletcher pulled the eternal crap out of the walk like a freaking pro, and Luis Rengifo then issued the following statement regarding the return of Andrelton Simmons and the idea of being sent back to AAA:
Wilfredo Tovar pointed out that La Stella, Fletcher and Rengifo all had nights that showed they are not fans of losing the roster. I can only imagine him begging and begging Ausmus for a chance to make things happen. In the 7th he will get what he wants and exploit.
Tommy La Stella singled and Ausmus had Tovar pinch run. This was all the opportunity he needed. Trout blasted one just shy of the wall and Tovar screamed for the 2nd as fast as his little legs could carry him. Then Ohtani followed to the track in front of left field. Tovar never wavered as Jose Peraza seemed to forget there were only 2 outs. Tovar scored on a sacrifice fly from 2. Kinda reminds you of Erick Aybar.
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Wilfredo Tovar actually only scored from 2nd on a sack. pic.twitter.com/AcPM7NbROF — Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 26, 2019
The defense team did enough after the corner kick. Heaney was effectively wild for 5.1 innings against, again, the fourth-worst team in the majors, Noe Ramirez and Ty Buttrey shutout the next 2.2, and Hansel Robles was shaken up to pitch an eventual scoreless 9th.
It was a good win backed by smart base running, solid defense (the same infielders had a big double play) and some nice power. This is exactly the type of win you expect from a team with a record of .500 or better. And now it really is an angel.