What’d you do with your Saturday night? YOU WATCHED THE ANGELS/MARINERS GAME?! You made a poor life decision, but so did I, so let’s commiserate, shall we? This game was not only a waste, wherein the Halos got their asses kicked up and down the confines of Safeco Field on their way to the wrong end of an 8-1 beatdown, but it was also yet another night of baseball where we see an important piece of the rotation leave the game early due to injury.
Yes. It’s happening again. Andrew Heaney, who recently came back from Tommy John surgery and its long, winding, post-operation road back to MLB, left the game after just 60 pitches. He had grimaced towards catcher Martin Maldonado after throwing one a bit outside, and then we saw the trainers making their way to the middle of the infield, but if you’re a Halos die-hard, then you saw the grim reaper itself, hovering over to the bump and pointing Heaney towards the clubhouse stairway with its scythe.
After the game, we learned that Heaney had some tightness and/or soreness, but we’ve been down this road before; what this training staff says means absolutely jack shit, so we’re just going to have to hold our breath. Of course, it’s extremely hard to hold your breath when you’re screaming uncontrollably to the heavens, asking the maker(s) of this amazing sport called baseball “WHAT’D THE ANGELS’ ROTATION EVER DO TO YOU?!?! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO US?!”.
I am having some bad vibes. If you want a more comprehensive recap, then here you go: The Angels got rocked 8-1, and that’s two straight in Seattle that they’ve dropped, and they’ve lost some ground in the tight and tense Wild Card race, and a lot of that happened while Andrew Heaney was out of the game and being medically evaluated. That’s all you need to know.
What is happening? Team of Destiny?