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Broombarrassment: Astros Sweep Angels in Anaheim

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Joe Blanton pitches the best game of his career and the sputtering offense chokes on a hairball like a senior cat surrounded by fearless rats.

The sac fly that sealed the sweep.
The sac fly that sealed the sweep.
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Final Score in Anaheim: Angels 1 Astros 2

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Does anyone know the lyrics for the Bee Gees' hit TRAGEDY? Don't make me google that stuff, someone recite it from memory.

The Astros swept the Angels in a four game series in Anaheim, holding the team to seven runs in 36 innings of miserable baseball.

We aren't winning the division, we aren't winning the wild card, we aren't getting that second wild card. Oh, and I am talking about 2014 here folks, the four months of misery we have to look forward to in 2013 can only be called Arte's Buttercup Folly.

Joe Blanton struck out eleven batters in eight innings of three hit ball, allowing two runs on a night the Marine Layer was cooperating with keeping the runs low. But of course his teammates abandoned him.

Erick Bedard allowed five hits in seven innings pitched but allowed only one run. The Angels bats looked miserable, unredeemable, all ready to be traded to a contender.

Oh, and the Angels now have a pitching controversy with Blanton, Jerome Williams and Tommy Hanson fighting for a spot int he rotation after Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and AL Pitcher of the Month Jason Vargas.

Albert Pujols left three men on base in an 0 for 4 performance but Howie Kendrick, Hank Conger and Mark Trumbo each left a man in scoring position on with two outs... and that is called TRAGEDY, when the feelings gone and you can't go on its tragedy, when you lose control and you got no soul its tragedy. Its hard to bear with no one to love you you're goin' nowhere.