The Houston Astros absolutely own the Angels and that shows no sign of stopping. Normally three games in a row would be a sweep, but we still have the opportunity to lose another in Houston tomorrow.
A loss can only be brutal if there was a sliver of hope for a victory. Ohtani provided that sliver with a triple in the top of the second.
The game appeared to be over when confirmed cheater Alex Bregman a crushed grand slam to put the Astros up 7-1 in the bottom of the 4th.
At that point it was really time to unload some profanities and switch to the NCAA Regionals.
Which I did until the Angels rallied back in the 7th, scoring 4 runs but leaving 2 on. The sliver of hope part two.
First Renfroe went yard.
Then Ohtani did more damage.
But alas it was all for naught as Houston extended their lead in the bottom half of the inning, stretching the score to 9-5.
A last gasp in the 9th got it to 9-6.
Right now Houston beats us with or without the trash cans. At home, on the road, or on the moon.
There’s a significant gap between the lower level teams and the actual contenders. As of now the Angels are the guy who can beat a top 10ish contender then get rutally knocked out when he fights for a title.
We get a chance to salvage a little dignity and a 3-4 road trip tomorrow morning.