Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Texas0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 151
LA Angels0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 x 4110
  W: R. Detmers (7-6)   L: G. Otto (6-10)   S: J. Herget (9)
6:38 PM PT7:38 PM MT8:38 PM CT9:38 PM ET21:38 ET1:38 GMT9:38 6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST9:08 PM VEN5:38 UAE (+1)7:38 PM CT, September 30, 2022
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California  Attendance: 32,939

Angels relying on prospects against Rangers

According to STATS
According to STATS

Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels

  1. The Rangers have won 10 of their 16 games against the Angels this season, including four wins in six games in Anaheim. The Angels hit 17 home runs in the 10 games they played in Arlington this year but they've hit only two homers in their six home games against Texas.
  2. The Rangers have the worst record in the major leagues in games decided by a one-run margin this season (14-33, .298) and the Angels have the sixth-worst mark in such games (17-25, .405). Texas has the lowest winning percentage in one-run games this season both at home (8-14, .364) and on the road (6-19, .240).
  3. Glenn Otto beat the Angels in Anaheim on May 25 (five innings, one run) but he's 0-4 with a 4.66 ERA in his 10 road starts since then, including a start against the Angels on July 30 (no decision, five innings, four runs).
  4. The Angels bring a 13-12 September record into their final game this month. The team was 14-8 in April this year but they posted a losing record in each of the next four months: 13-15 in May, 10-18 in June, 6-18 in July and 14-15 in August.
  5. Mike Trout has hit 10 home runs in September, which ties him with Aaron Judge and Anthony Santander for the most in MLB. This is the sixth time Trout has hit 10 or more homers in a calendar month during his 12 seasons in the majors. His career high for home runs in one month is 13 in July 2019.
  6. Reid Detmers allowed 11 home runs in his first 12 starts this season (58 innings) but he has given up only two homers in 12 starts since then (65 innings) and none in his last six starts. Patrick Sandoval is the only pitcher with a longer streak of homerless starts for the Angels this season (nine, April 12 through June 5).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/30/2022 thru 10/2/2022

The Los Angeles Angels will host the Texas Rangers for the first game of the Angels' final home series of the season on Friday night in Anaheim, Calif.

Being out of the pennant race for several weeks has allowed the Angels to get a good look at some of their prospects, and the latest to get his opportunity is catcher Logan O'Hoppe.

O'Hoppe, 22, was acquired at the trade deadline on Aug. 2 from the Philadelphia Phillies for outfielder Brandon Marsh.

O'Hoppe played in 29 games for the Angels' Double-A Rocket City (Ala.) Trash Pandas and was part of the club that had the best record (81-57) in the Southern League.

Shortstop Livan Soto, outfielder Ryan Aguilar and pitcher Chase Silseth all made their major league debuts this season after being promoted from Rocket City, and O'Hoppe was the latest to join the big league club.

He made his debut on Wednesday against Oakland and singled in his first at-bat. He also drew raves for how he handled the pitchers in the Angels' 4-1 victory.

"It was a dream come true," O'Hoppe said of his time with Rocket City, for whom he hit .306 with 11 homers, 33 RBIs and a 1.147 OPS. "I'd been wanting to be a part of a group like that for a while. I got down there, and everyone made me feel welcome right away. It was a group I'm going to miss. A lot of good guys and a lot of friendships I was able to form and keep up with now. So it was a great experience and a couple months I won't forget."

He said he wasn't expecting the call-up, but he shadowed veteran catcher Max Stassi when he arrived on Tuesday before getting his initial start on Wednesday.

"I was following Max around trying to get a feel for the routine," O'Hoppe said. "There was a lot of information to take in, but I'm happy I got my feet wet."

Reid Detmers (6-6, 3.88 ERA) will make his 25th start of the season for the Angels (70-86). The left-hander is 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA in four career starts against the Rangers (66-89).

Right-hander Glenn Otto (6-9, 4.73) will make his 26th start of the season for the Rangers, coming off a no-decision against Cleveland when he gave up just one run and three hits in 5 2/3 innings on Saturday.

Otto is 1-0 with a 6.48 ERA in four career starts against the Angels.

Corey Seager's availability for Friday's game is questionable. The Rangers' shortstop has missed the last two games after being hit by a pitch on his left forearm on Tuesday by Mariners pitcher Matthew Boyd.

Seager initially was diagnosed with a contusion, an injury that Rangers interim manager Tony Beasley said was "probably best-case scenario for us because it could have been much worse."

Seager was replaced at shortstop by Josh Smith the last two games.

"He's a little better today, but he still doesn't have the grip strength, and he still hasn't swung a bat yet," Beasley said of Seager.

--Field Level Media

Updated September 30, 2022