On Thursday, August 4th, the Los Angeles Angels faced the Oakland Athletics. Two sub .500% teams trying to improve their losing records in mid-summer baseball.
The Los Angeles Angels have two of the best players in baseball, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. Yet, despite having the power hitting duo, the Angels came in over 10 games below .500% against the A’s. The Angels were in desperate need of a win and some positivity coming in and their hitters understand their assignment.
The Los Angeles Angels knocked seven balls out of the park, all home runs being solo shots into the Californian air. The home runs were by Ohtani (2HR), Suzuki (1HR), Ward (1HR), Adell (1HR), Walsh (1HR) and Moniak (1HR) as Shohei Ohtani was the only Angels player to have a multi-homer game. Those seven home runs in the game tied MLB’s record for most homers hit in a game by a single team. Despite the true power hitting effort the LA Angels pitching let the team down as the Angels lost 8-7 against the Athletics.