Well that was a tough game, then an exciting one, then a not so exciting one again. Games like this really toy with your emotions. Games like this happen.
Many times this year, the Angels have mounted come from behind wins - even against the Mariners. Unfortunately, it was their turn to flip the table on us.
For the first 5 innings, it was looking pretty depressing and Hisashi Iwakuma was dealing. Then in the 6th, Kole Calhoun (one of the few Angels players to have good stats against Iwakuma), led off with a double. Iwakuma had been REALLY hard on Mike Trout in the past, but Mike “never tell me the odds” Trout took that 79.3 MPH cutter deep and the Angels were back in the game. Before the Calhoun double, the Angels had a 5.3% chance of winning the game and after the Trout homer it was up to 21.6%.
Enter four more runs and the Angels left that 6th inning with a 6 run rally and the Angels had increased their odds of winning from 5.3% to 82.9% in just 1
short long inning.
Of course, we all know that it didn’t last. Blake Parker entered the game and just to show that he’s not perfect, only needed 25 pitches to give up 4 runs and face 7 Mariner batters. The Mariners increased their odds of winning from 11% to 93.8% that inning - and it was all they needed to put that game to bed.
Comebacks are never fun when you end up on the other side of them.