Angels fans suffer, but as we look up north at Oakland, we know it can be worse. Still, it is not fun to lose as often as this team has and it is tempting to just remanence of the past. I am sure we all remember how often the Angels used to beat the Joe Torre Yankees. Well, these Angels are not those Angels and now trips to NY are not nearly as fun as they used to be.
This was most evident in the very first inning, as Patrick Sandoval gave up 5 before everyone finished lunch. It wasn’t his entire fault, as only one ball was truly crushed, but he was way too wild and inefficient to be blameless. Sure, it was only one bad inning, but it was really bad, and he only lasted 4.
But even if he did not have a horrendous inning, this was not a good game by the Angels, as yet again the offense seemed to be craving seafood with how many LOBsters they ate. Sure, it was against one of the best pitchers in baseball, but you cannot fail time and time again, even if some can be blamed on agonizingly great defense in CF for NYY.
Angels got into a 5-0 hole in the first due to bloops and walks.
Angels tried to score in the 4th, but CF defense for NYY was too good.
Angels finally scored in the 5th, so hey, no shutout.
A sac fly made it 5-2 but it could have been more if it wasn’t for more defense in CF.
Logan doubled in a run in the 7th to make it 5-3 NYY.
Well, any sort of hope was dashed after some more LOBsters and a 3 run 7th by NYY to make it 8-3 NYY.
Oh and then the Angels gave up by putting Loup in. He somehow only gave up 1 run. 9-3 NYY with only 3 outs to go. Yeesh.
To make matters even worse, Logan hurt himself. Yep, he got his 3rd hit of the game and was taken out with a bad shoulder.
Yeah, Angels lose badly and are now under .500. A big L all around.
Well, Angels go back home and face KC. Star Wars Night, with Ohtani on the mound, maybe that will be a good one. I will be there, will you?