Joe Maddon should Get the L here. Ugh.
Last week Joe Maddon took Andrew Heaney out of the game and the bullpen came through, lots of new faces. Then it crashed and burned at the end. Well the same scenario happened tonight but more of those new faces sure looked ugly.
On a night that Justin Upton hit his 300th career homer (breaking a tie with Tim Salmon for 150th on the all time list at 299), Shohei Ohtani hit a monster 3-run HR on a pitch less than a foot and a half above the ground and Brian Goodwin mashed a ball over the CF fence, all was good and clean and pure in the Halosphere… until it wasn’t. Mike Mayer, some guy named Barnes who looks uglier than Don Mossi and a guy with a name too close to Butcher to think he did anything but Butcher the damn game all, well, basically they all butchered the damn game.
David Fletcher did not get on base so maybe that was the omen.
The Angels are 2-4 or in 2020 math of a 60-game season they are 5.4 – 10.8 (close to the infamous 6-14 mark that started the 2002 season but still, UGH!)