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Justin Verlander hits Mike Trout, Angels offense too dead to respond...

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Their addition shut down our additions, and Angels are in dire straits.

Houston Astros v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Wanted. Justin Verlander for murder of the Angels offense.
Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Astros 1, Angels 0

It wasn’t pretty. Scratch that. It was pretty. Pretty ugly.

The Astros have correctly identified Mike Trout as the premier offensive weapon in the game. Therefore, they walked him. Walking him worked so well that they also decided to nail him in the back with a 95+ mph fastball. Go figure. It also worked.

Because NO ONE other than Brandon Phillips was able to muster up even a single measly hit. Nope. That’s a no for Justin Upton, our waiver deadline “splash.” A nope for Albert Pujols, our $250 million dollar man. A nope for our Gold Glove shortstop, Andrelton Simmons...well, you get the idea.

So if you see Justin Verlander on the street...bring him in for questioning. He effectively murdered an offense tonight and still walks on the street. Sadly, no one attempted to block his murder attempts by dropping down a bunt...

Garrett Richards was brilliant, not that it matters.

An interesting point of contention occurred in the bottom of the 9th, when Brandon Phillips tried to stretch a single into a double. He beat the throw, but Carlos Correa kept the tag on him, and Phillips came off. Some may argue that Correa pushed Phillips off, but no one could do anything (probably because “It’s early”), and one minute later, the game was over.

2 games out of a playoff spot. Make of that what you will. But it’s important to keep your expectations low, because Happiness = Reality/Expectations.

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Keep the faith, yadda yadda. This team has to start winning games, and soon. #tod