Angels 5 Red Sox 10
Well, it was fun while it lasted. The Angels beat the Red Sox so badly yesterday that it almost broke the internet (the Angels-related internet, at least), and we all wondered what they’d have in store for the series finale, with Matt Shoemaker on the mound.
It wasn’t quite the drubbing it could/should have been, but the Halos still didn’t come out alive, and for the first time in awhile, it was somewhat on Matt Shoemaker. The Red Sox took a page from the Angels’ Saturday night playbook, making one huge inning enough to injure and subdue the other squad. The fifth was that inning for Boston, as Shoemaker started off his woeful side with a couple back-to-back doubles given up. Things just escalated from their, and before you know it, the Red Sox had dropped 7 runs on the Halo, most of which were on The Cobbler.
This was not the Cobbler of late, but he’s just the latest in a long line of Angels pitchers that are serving up some runs; let’s just be thankful this has been an exception for Shoemaker recently, not the rule...and let’s hope it stays that way., too. His final line for the day was 4.2 IP, 9 H and 5 R. Ouch.
The rest of the bullpen that came out today didn’t do all that much better, save for Cam Bedrosian, who had a nice outing in garbage time. Otherwise, the score ended up getting jacked up to 10 runs against the Angels, and that’s just not something they can come back from most days.
Hey, give them credit for at least trying, though. After being down 7-0, the Halos made a little comeback of their own in the sixth and the seventh; doubles were the name of the game, and two-baggers from Albert Pujols, Kole Calhoun and Yunel Escobar all had the Angels pulling within a 7-5 deficit by the time the bottom of the seventh rolled around, but then the Red Sox would just pile some more on, making their valiant efforts ultimately fruitless.
The Red Sox won the day, and the series. A nation mourns as the bad guys of the MLB, the worst of the worst franchises, got a couple wins against the beloved Angels, all during a beautiful holiday weekend. 2016 continues to be a drag, film at 11.