The walk-off error thing is becoming a habit. This time it was Brandon Wood throwing the ball away with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning. He fielded a chopper up the middle from Willy Aybar and could have walked the ball over to first base, but he was in such a hurry to see the post-game Adam Lambert concert that he rifled it into the dugout instead. So Brandon Wood giveth and Brandon Wood taketh away. After supplying the game-winning home run last night, he provided the game-ending screw-up tonight.
If it sounds familiar, it's because pretty much the same thing happened on Thursday, except with Alberto Callaspo as the offending party. Fernando Rodney didn't have a chance to blow a save in that one, but he did in this one, and he capitalized on that chance by, in fact, blowing the save. I'm starting to lose track with all these extra inning games resulting from Fraudney's regression to the mean.
Juan Rivera provided the Angels' offense for the night, hitting a three-run homer off David Price in the seventh inning. Joel Pineiro was limited to 81 pitches in his first start off the DL, and he pitched capably for six innings, the only blemish coming on a two-run liner over the right-field wall off the bat of Reid Brignac. Jordan Walden continued his incredible run of freakish strikeout-groundball out-making awesomeness, and Kevin Jepsen didn't even walk anyone. Bobby Cassevah took the loss again, just the wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time twice in the same week. Yup, this one's pretty much on you, Weird Beard.
Based on their performances tonight, which of the following three lousy baseball players would you least like to see in an Angels' uniform next year?
Fraudney, who does not magically pitch better in save situations (235 votes)
Brandon Wood, who is such a huge Adam Lambert fan (116 votes)
Jeff Mathis, who has re-defined the word "premium" (126 votes)
477 total votes