New York Yankees Recap: Ohtani fails, Chapman fails, Yankees have total meltdown in loss to the Angels

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Last night, the New York Yankees met up with the Los Angeles Angels for the third game of the series with the amazing Shohei Ohtani on the mound for the Angels facing the Yankee’s Domingo German. It was the third game in sweltering conditions at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx; it was a rubber game of sorts as the Angels won the first game and the Yankees the second with two games to go in the four-game set. The game-time temperature was 95 degrees, with the chance of thundershowers. The game started at 7:07 pm and ended July 1st at 1:07 pm. In stunning loss, the Angels won the game 11-8.

At the top of the first inning, German faced the incredible Shohei Ohtani that was pitching and leading off for the Angels; he is the first pitcher to lead off against the Yankees since 1968. He flew out to Brett Gardner in left-center. Anthony Rendon walked. Jared Walsh flew out to Andujar with the extreme shift on. Phil Gosselin got a two-run homer to center for the Angels’ two-run lead. Fletcher flew out to end the inning.

Ohtani on the mound DJ LeMahieu led off by walking. Luke Voit walked for two straight walks for Ohtani. The runners moved up on a passed ball. Gary Sanchez walked for the third straight walk for Ohtani. Giancarlo Stanton hit a single driving in the first Yankee run. Gleyber Torres singled, tying up the game with still no outs. Rougie Odor struck out on a splitter. Miguel Andujar ground out to third, but Sanchez scored for the Yankees’ lead. Clint Frazier, who is normally an automatic out, was hit by a pitcher reloading the bases. Brett Gardner walked on four pitches for an additional Yankee run. That was the night for Ohtani as Madon pulled him without finishing the first inning. LeMahieu facing the new Angel pitcher Aaron Sieger had a bases-clearing double. Luke Voit struck out to end the inning, but the Yankees got seven runs on three hits. New York Yankees 7 Angels 2. The first inning was 45 minutes.

The second inning led off  Iglesias by singling in the second to Brett Gardner. Suzuki went down on strikes. Taylor Ward walked. Juan Lagares hit a double driving in Ward. Schebler struck him out. Rendon flew out to Andujar as the Angels left two on base. At the bottom, Sanchez led off by Facing Alex Claudio and singled to left. Stanton singled with two on and no outs. Torres flew out to right. Odor walked to load the bases with Yankees. Andujar hit into the double play to end the inning. New York Yankees. 7 Angels 3.

The top of the third inning was led off by Walsh, who flew out to right, with Tyler Wade moving to center field. Gosselin ground to the pitcher. Fletcher walked. Iglesias reached second with an errant throw by German to Voit. Fletcher moved to third. A pitch hit Suzuki to load the bases. With the bases loaded with Angels and two outs, Ward flew out to end the half, getting German got out of a jam. Tyler Wade in for Frazier singled down the left-field line. Gardner walked. LeMahieu faced the Angel’s third pitcher in as many innings in Dylan Bundy, and he struck out. Runners moved up on a passed ball. Luke Voit at the plate, and the field was covered due to heavy rain. The game resumed after about 42 minutes. Luke Voit struck out. Sanchez ground out to third to end the inning. New York Yankees 7 Angels 3.

At the top of the fourth, Juan Lagares faced Justin Wilson in his first appearance since the IL; he ground out. Bundy pinch-hitting for Ohtani stuck out Rendon popped out to Sanchez. Stanton led off the bottom went down looking. Torres walked. Odor flew out to right. It started to rain again heavily at the Stadium. Andujar flew out to the wet warning track in center to end the inning. Yankees 7 Angels 3.

With Luis Cessa on the mound for the Yankees, the umpires are trying to get the fifth inning in. Walsh hit a home run just beyond Gardner’s reach. Gosselin went down looking. Fletcher ground out two Odor. Iglesias ground out to Odor. Upon review, he was safe.  Suzuki ground into the force for the final out of the half. At the bottom, Tyler Wade was at the plate as the tarp again covered the field. Going five and a half innings, it was an official game. New York Yankees 7 Los Angeles Angels 4. The game was restarted after another long 91-minute delay.

The Angels did not score in the top of the sixth. The Yankees in the bottom with Voit at the plate he ground out. Gary Sanchez walked. Stanton also walked. Torres faced the new Angels pitcher Steve Cishek, Angel’s sixth pitcher of the game, and hit into a double play to end the inning. Yankees 7 Angels 4. After the two rain delays, it was obvious many fans had left the stands due to the late hour.

At the top of the seventh, Rendon with the Yankee’s new pitcher, Jonathan Loaisiga, and the first day of July, Rendon grounded out to LeMahieu at third. Walsh grounded out to Torres. Gosselin struck out to end the half. After the stretch, Odor slapped in into left for a single. Andujar lined out to left. Wade banged into another double play to end the inning. Yankees 7 Angels 4.

The top of the eighth was led off by Fletcher, who ground out to left. Ingelias ground out on a slow roller. Suzuki struck out for two strong innings by Loaisiga. At the bottom, Gardner homered to center for his third homer of the season. LeMahieu gound out to right. Voit also ground out. Sanchez went down swinging to end the inning. Yankees 8 Angels 4.

With last licks on the line for the Angels, Ward with Aroldis Chapman on the mound walked. Lagares hit into a force at second. Stassi walked. Rendon also walked the bases loaded. Jered Walsh hit a grand slam against Chapman to tie the game. Lucas Luetge was brought on to end the bleeding. Gosselin walked. Fletcher singled to center. Lglesias with men on the corners struck out. Rengifo got a line drive to left, driving in two runs. Ward doubled to left, driving in another run. Lagares struck out to finally end the half. Angels 11 Yankees 8.

At the bottom of the ninth, Giancarlo Stanton ground out. Gleyber Torres ground out. Rougie Odor struck out swinging to end the game and the loss for the New York Yankees. The winning pitcher was Mike Mayers, and the loser was Lucas Luetge.

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