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Angels Week 10: Coming up short

This season ended like the previous five have, with the Angels on the outside looking in to October.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Angels managed to stay alive until Friday night, but a weekend sweep punctuated a fifth straight losing season in Anaheim. For the final week, they split six games, beating the Rangers and Padres, but losing all three to the Dodgers.

Batter of the week

Max Stassi homered twice on Tuesday and was 7-for-16 (.438) for the week, ending a nice rebound season for the catcher after going 3-for-42 (.071) for the Angels in 2019.

Pitcher of the week

Griffin Canning struck out a career-best 10 on Tuesday in San Diego, winning his final two starts of the season.

Week 10 results

3-3 record
28 runs scored (4.67 per game)
30 runs allowed (5.00 per game)
.468 pythagorean record

Season results

26-34 record
294 runs scored (4.90 per game)
321 runs allowed (5.35 per game)
.460 pythagorean record (28-32)

AL West final standing: 4th place, 10 games back (3 games behind Houston for a playoff berth)

Miscellany

Welcome aboard: After 10 minor league seasons, 31-year-old infielder Elliot Soto made his major league debut as a pinch runner on Friday night in Los Angeles, and played the final two innings defensively at second base. Soto is the fifth-oldest Angel to make his major league debut:

Oldest Angels major league debuts

Player Pos Debut date Age
Player Pos Debut date Age
Ramón López RHP 8/21/1966 33.087
Chris Prieto OF 5/14/2005 32.263
Jarrett Grube RHP 5/31/2014 32.207
Minnie Rojas RHP 5/30/1966 32.185
Elliot Soto IF 9/25/2020 31.035

Soto and fellow infielder Jahmai Jones, the Angels’ second-round pick in 2015, got their first major league hit in starts on Saturday.

Transactions

Tuesday: Andrelton Simmons opted out of the final five games of the season, and was placed on the restricted list. Elliot Soto was called up from the alternate site and added to the 40-man roster.

Saturday: Luis Rengifo was placed on the injured list with a right hamstring strain, and Jaime Barria was optioned. Jahmai Jones and Luke Bard were recalled from the alternate site.

Sunday: General manager Billy Eppler was fired with one season remaining on his contract, after five losing seasons in his five years on the job.

Game results

Week 10 batting

Player AB R H 2B HR RBI SB BB BA OBP SLG OPS
Player AB R H 2B HR RBI SB BB BA OBP SLG OPS
Stassi 16 3 7 1 2 5 0 0 0.438 0.438 0.875 1.313
Rendon 16 1 6 1 0 0 0 2 0.375 0.444 0.438 0.882
Fletcher 27 2 10 2 0 3 0 1 0.370 0.393 0.444 0.837
Trout 14 1 2 0 1 3 0 4 0.143 0.333 0.500 0.833
Upton 17 3 3 0 2 2 0 2 0.176 0.300 0.529 0.829
Walsh 26 3 6 0 2 7 0 2 0.231 0.286 0.538 0.824
Ohtani 15 3 2 0 1 2 0 3 0.133 0.278 0.333 0.611
Ward 22 4 4 1 0 0 0 2 0.182 0.250 0.227 0.477
Pujols 13 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.077 0.071 0.077 0.148
Starters 166 20 41 5 8 23 0 16 0.247 0.315 0.446 0.761
Bemboom 6 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0.333 0.429 0.833 1.262
Soto 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0.333 0.429 0.500 0.929
Jones 7 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0.429 0.429 0.429 0.857
Adell 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.286 0.286 0.429 0.714
Rengifo 10 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0.300 0.300 0.300 0.600
Simmons 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.250 0.500
Bench 40 8 13 2 1 4 2 2 0.325 0.357 0.450 0.807
Offense 206 28 54 7 9 27 2 18 0.262 0.323 0.447 0.770

Week 10 pitching

Pitcher G Record IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
Pitcher G Record IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
Canning 1 1-0 6.0 2 1 1 5 10 1.50 1.167
Bundy 1 1-0 5.0 5 3 3 2 3 5.40 1.400
Barria 1 0-0 2.0 3 2 2 0 0 9.00 1.500
Heaney 1 0-0 4.0 8 5 5 2 3 11.25 2.500
Teheran 1 0-0 1.0 2 3 3 2 3 27.00 4.000
Starters 5 2-0 18.0 20 14 14 11 19 7.00 1.722
Barnes 2 0-0 3.0 2 0 0 0 6 0.00 0.667
Ramirez 1 0-0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.000
Bedrosian 2 0-0 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.000
Buttrey 1 0-0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000
Andriese 3 0-1 5.0 1 1 1 0 4 1.80 0.200
Sandoval 2 1-1 5.7 3 3 2 3 8 3.18 1.059
Mayers 4 0-0, 2 Sv 5.0 4 2 2 3 7 3.60 1.400
Bard 2 0-0 2.3 2 1 1 0 4 3.86 0.857
Peña 3 0-0, Sv 2.3 3 2 2 3 1 7.71 2.571
Robles 2 0-1 2.0 1 2 2 1 3 9.00 1.000
Milner 3 0-0 2.7 5 5 5 0 2 16.88 1.875
Bullpen 25 1-3, 3 Sv 33.0 24 16 15 11 36 4.09 1.061
Totals 30 3-3, 3 Sv 51.0 44 30 29 22 55 5.12 1.294

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