I have come to a simple conclusion. The Angels are not a good baseball team. They aren’t terrible or even bad, but they are not good. After leaving an improbable 34 men on base in the last 2 games versus the Kansas City Royals the Angels 29-28 record is completely indicative of a mediocre ball club. The Angels offense managed to squander a solid outing from rookie Tyler Chatwood who pitched 7/23 innings of shutout ball. The Halos botched a bases loaded- no out- run scoring opportunity in the 3rd inning when Bobby Abreu struck out, and Torii Hunter hit into yet another double play. The RISP futility continued for the rest of the game culminating in the 8th inning when the Halos failed to score during another bases loaded scoring chance with the score still tied 0-0.
With the score still knotted at zeroes in the bottom of the 9th, Billy Butler promptly taught the Angels how to “Dougie” with his walk off 2 run jack giving the Royals the 2-0 win.
In all the Angels left 14 runners on base for the day which brings their two day damage to a horrendous 34 men left on base. They stranded 20 stranded base runners in yesterday’s awful perf ormance. Somebody get these guys a life preserver or perhaps a new hitting coach? The Angels approach with runners on base is clearly not working.
- Notes: Dan Haren hurt his back in his pre game bullpen session and may miss his next start.