Is it the off season yet? Don’t get me wrong - I love watching baseball. I will miss Angels baseball in about 4 weeks, but damn has it been hard to watch lately (and by lately I mean the past 4 years). Who is with me on already looking forward to some GOOD off-season transactions, The Arizona Fall League, and Spring Training!! Is it February yet?
So today the Angels lost. Again. That’s a record of 11-24 since July 25th which is a .314 winning percentage an also matches the pace for an 111 loss season. Today was also the 3rd straight start in which David Price has allowed only 1 run to the Angels.
Of course, Price only threw 2 innings today after being re-instated from the IL and only tossing 45 pitches. It was the rest of the Red Sox terrible pitching staff that kept the Angels to 3 runs in this game.
The first Angels run came course of an Albert Pujols ground rule double that scored Mike Trout and pushed Pujols past Cal Ripken on the all time hit leaders chart. Who needs wins when you have record breaking history almost every day??
The final Angels run was impressive, but meaningless in the end. Justin Upton smoked an 85 MPH curveball in the 8th inning, sending it 432 feet away. Too little, too late.
Andrew Heaney had to prove me wrong in my game preview by giving up 4 runs and 7 hits over 5 innings which pushed his ERA back up over 4. It wasn’t a terrible performance, but 4 run were more than the Angels offense could muster