Santana Regresses in Angels Loss

Jun 29, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Ervin Santana (54) delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Final Score in Canada: Angels 5, Blue Jays 7

What is worse:

1. A pitcher everyone knows is falling apart who, just as the fans call for his head pitches an almost perfect masterpiece and follows that up with standing ovation performances, only to turn into the tomato-tossing enabler of all good batters, patron saint of the three run homerun and destroyer of dreams.

2. A basepath snail who grounds out for a living whose only impressive attribute is keeping a gut near the size of his manager's in order to keep his cleanup spot in the batting order.

Ervin Santana had a five-run fourth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays as bog a head start as most major league teams might need. When the Angels threatened to do more than just dramatically tie the ballgame, Kendrys Morales grounded into an inning-ending double play. The bullpen was human, though not particularly gascan, but you cannot pitch perfect every night, Not true for hitting weak ground balls right at fielders, something Morales and Howie Kendrick seem to have mastered down to the deepest detail.

Props though, to John Hester on a great two-run homer which would have been the story of the game had it not been a defeat.

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