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Christmas in June night brings a lump of coal for the Angels

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Signs point to signs not being the problem

Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Angels 0 Athletics 4

Woah! 37 hits and 30 runs scored. What a game!! Oh, wrong one? Sure. This game flew by tonight and showed us all a lesson in Angels futility. Can’t hit well against lefties? Nope. Even worse when you are home?

How about moving a sign? Damn you Pechanga sign! It’s all your fault!

I guess it turns out the Angels sign moving activities well all for naught. Literally.

Tyler Skaggs was mowing down the A’s until the 5th inning, allowing only 1 hit until he gave up a walk and a double. He also induced a ground out, but after that double, BBB we to his very best reliever to keep this game close.

Enter Trevor Cahill.

What could go wrong with this pitch?

Tyler Skaggs called and he wants that 1 earned run back Mr. Cahill. First, what the hell is that guy still doing on the team anyway? Second, if we INSIST on keeping him, he should only be doing this:

“Cahill is like Taco Bell. You can lie to yourself and think maybe it won’t be bad this time, but it always is.” - Jeff Joiner

In the end, it didn’t really matter much because when you can’t hit OR score it’s pretty darn hard to win games. Andrelton Simmons did break up the no hitter in the 7th and Luis Rengifo followed up with an 8th inning single, Mike Trout finally did someone as well with a meaningless single in the 9th.

Brett Anderson just missed a no hitter and the Angels just missed making this game actually interesting. Or watchable.