May 19, 2024

Shohei Ohtani, the Angels rose for an encore vs. Yankees

With a player as dangerous as Shohei Ohtani in the lineup, the Angel of Los Angeles it cannot be counted easily

The IS Angels Ohtani will look to win their second straight game against the visiting team New York Yankees in the middle of a three-game series Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif

Los Angeles took the series opener 4-3 in 10 innings Monday night after Ohtani erased a two-run deficit in the seventh with his 35th major league homer of the season.

After the Angels clean on New York in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings, Michael Stefanic came through with a two-out single in the bottom of the 10th to score the winning run

Los Angeles had lost seven of eight before the come-from-behind win.

Angels Manager Phil Nevin said Ohtani showed the most emotion he’s seen in his home run

“When they step up in moments like that and something like that happens, what does it do to the whole place… But you guys have to understand what it does to our dugout,” said Nevin. “It’s huge.”

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone was asked by reporters after the game about his decision to pitch to Ohtani with second in the first and two outs in the seventh. New York intentionally walked the slugger in the fifth inning with runners on the corners and two outs in a scoreless game

Mickey Moniak singled to right to end the earlier threat.

“When we have the two-run lead there, the guy behind (Ohtani) is hitting .330 as well,” Boone said of Moniak. “So I wasn’t going to put another runner on second and the tying run (on first) and the leadoff run at the plate.”

The IS Yankees he blew two late runs in a rubber game against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday

In Denver, New York had a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth and a 7-5 lead going into the bottom of the 11th, but gave up both advantages and lost 8-7 in 11 innings to the Rockies, who the worst record in the National League.

This was the first time in team history Yankees blew two leads by at least two runs after the seventh inning. New York is now 2-7 in their last nine games and is in last place in the American League East

The IS Yankees plan to send Domingo German (5-5, 4.32 ERA) to the mound on Tuesday. The righty has logged back-to-back no-hitters since throwing a perfect game on June 28 against the Oakland A’s.

Most recently he allowed two runs (one earned) and one hit in six innings during a 7-4 loss against the Chicago Cubs on July 9th.

German is 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA in four career appearances, including two starts, against the Angels

The IS Angels he plans to start left-hander Patrick Sandoval (4-7, 4.41 ERA), who is coming off nearly two weeks of rest

He had just one hit in his past 10 starts when he threw seven shutout innings to beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on June 16th.

Sandoval has made two starts against the Yankees in his career, going 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA. He lost at Yankee Stadium on April 20 after giving up five runs on four hits and six walks in four innings.

–Field Level Media

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