Angels Traffic Jam Strands John Lackey, Dodgers Take Final Fwy Series Game

Final Score in Los Angeles of Anaheim: Dodgers: 5, Angels 3

The Angels had the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw on the ropes. The bases were loaded, there were no outs and Bobby Abreu was up, Torii Hunter was on deck, Vlad Guerrero was holding a bat in the dugout. John Lackey had just allowed the only run of the game up to that point in the top of the 5th inning and it was the Angels turn to answer back. Chone Figgins was on First Base to turn even a single into a bases-clearing episode if the ball bounced their way.

But Bobby Abreu grounded a 2-0 pitch weakly to Kershaw for a 1-2-3 Double Play and the inning ended without a run being scored.

Complete idiot Joe Morgan announcing later in the game when Bobby got a weak, meaningless single "And that is why Bobby Abreu is a .300 hitter." By sucking, Joe? Or by gutlessly choking?

In the bottom of the 8th with 2 outs and 1 run across, the Angels were down 4-1. Jonathan Broxton had just walked Gary Matthews Jr. Erick Aybar struck out weakly. And that was that, Brandon Wood still in Triple A, the Angels a half game back in the AL West, the Freeway Series for the 2009 season a split... at least until October.

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