Today was the day, the day that was the first day the Angels were in danger of having a losing season. At 81 losses, the next one would be devastating. It wasn’t escapable, unless the Angels win all their remaining games, the Angels will have a losing season. It was just a matter of time.
Patrick Sandoval tried his best to delay it one more game. He did his best, going 5 and a third innings, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits, striking out 3 and walking none. Not his best game, not by a longshot, but he left with the lead at least.
Mickey was doing his best as well, hitting a home run in his now common platoon with Adell. Trout also drove in a run, the outfielders carrying the offense with them and Ward having 6 of the 8 hits though the first 7 innings.
Sandy cracked first, giving up a solo shot in the 2nd.
However, M-I-C-K-E-Y gave the Angels the lead immediately after, a 2 run blast in the 3rd.
That is how it stayed until the 5th, when Trout’s single drove in the third run for the Halos.
Yet Sandy gave that run right back in the bottom of the inning.
Patrick did not have his best stuff and was pulled in the 6th with two on. However, Jimmy Herget was called upon and got out of the jam with the lead intact.
However, Jimmy failed in the 7th, giving up the tying run.
Tepera had the 8th, and by have I mean blew, since he blew the game.
Now down 5-3, the Angels were losing after they led for most of the game.
The Angels had once last chance to score more and delay that losing season just one more day. Rengifo doubled, but it amounted to nothing.
Angels lose, get swept, and secure a losing season yet again.