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Angels start off strong but decide a 4 game winning streak is just too damn hard

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If you want to know how to blow a 5-0 lead, just ask the Angels tonight

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Angels 6 Rangers 8

The Angels stared off their night in Arlington with 5 straight singles from Kole Calhoun, David Fletcher, Justin Upton, Shohei Ohtani, and Albert Pujols. They would go on to send the entire 9 man lineup to the plate that inning and start the game off with a comfy 5-0 cushion. We got this right??

Not to be overly outdone, the Rangers sent 5 men to the plate in the bottom of the first and tacked on 2 runs making this a much less comfy lead. In two starts apparently Taylor Cole hasn’t gotten the memo that a reliever starting the game is supposed to NOT allow too many runs to score

Thankfully, our hero of the last few months - Kole Calhoun - led off the second inning with a home run and the Angels were back up by 4. Sadly, that lasted only a short while because Cole couldn’t even manage a single out in the second inning and the Rangers put up another run to make Calhoun’s homer.

June 3rd, 1912 was the last time there was a triple play without the batter being called but guess what??? We made history tonight!!! Our very own triple play that could probably have been a quadruple play if you could bank outs. More fun than a sharp stick in the eye Maybe.

Jose Alvarez, Williams Jerez, and Noe Ramirez all did their job by holding the Rangers but Jim Johnson decided to make this a 6-4 by giving up a run in the 6th. One of the game’s pitching highlights was Ty Buttrey making his big league debut and pitching a scoreless 7th inning.

The wheels came off in the 8th inning IN A HUGE WAY when usually trustworthy Justin Anderson at one point had thrown 15 balls out of 18 pitches and had the bases loaded with zero outs. Did he get relieved? Nope. Anderson battled back to rack up two Ks with the bases loaded before walking in a run to tie the game and then was FINALLY pulled from the game. A bit late Scioscia. Osmer Morales sadly came into this mess to make his major league debut and proceeded to give up a run on a single and and another on a wild pitch when he failed to cover the plate in time.

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  • 25%
    The Triple Play
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  • 18%
    Justin Anderson
    (36 votes)
  • 55%
    Scioscia for leaving Anderson in too long
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