Angels Struggles Abound; Rays Win 7-2

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 11: Scott Kazmir #19 of the Los Angeles Angels fields a comebacker off the bat of Carl Crawford #13 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning at Angels Stadium on May 11, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Final Score in Los Angeles of Anaheim: Angels 2, Rays 7 ... Scott Kazmir passed the 100 pitch mark in the 5th inning and the middle relief went into meltdown. The bats would have been in better position to score the 3 runs that Kaz surrendered but a 6-0 lead late saw a big rally turn into a textbook moment of choke. Howie Kendrick struck out with the bases loaded and 1 out and that it was that close that late is the only thing close to a silver lining for this struggling team and it was about a mile away from the border of Silverliningsville.

If one has to look deep at all in this game for anything other than listless offense, flat pitching and AAA defense, the two hits by Erick Aybar and Torii Hunter glimmer as something. Perhaps the fact that there is a game tomorrow allows the team to turn the page, but it is one more painful reminder that celebrating division titles, let alone winning seasons, is something nobody should dare take for granted.

The Game Thread roll call is after the poll ... so sorry you people had to suffer through this excruciating contest.


Roll Call: red floyd, HalosFanInNorCal, ryanfea, Figgi4life, Slasher52, Rev Halofan, RexTookMyStash, K3YEROUT, wumbug, vlad IS my man, jr714, 44FAN, UK Halo, OC Awhole1, howiestheman, Fred Fredrix, MH252525, chairmanofthebar, ladybug, BigBangRobbDawgg, TheKingfish, haloduck, raskul, joeyz34, halofolife, agent_99, tolbs1010, RedHatHalo, Caseys Kiss of Death, clover_black, salmonforever, Spird, cupie, The-Snake, DAD OF VLAD, Halowood, angels_rally_mom, LiteUpThatHalo, bc56274, Suboptimal, WiHaloFan, Commander_Nate, Dono Romantico, 3eyes, greenbean, Angel Aviator, NW angels Fan, Angelsrthebest101, phoenix15, Teixeira Who?, b0rd3rline, RedFog, Hough, uclahy, hobbit_86, LAASurfin, Anaheim71420, moosemastr
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