Halo Highlights- Angels End Season With A Whimper

By Jason Evans

The Angels 2012 season ended with a whimper rather than a bang as the Mariners beat the Angels 12-0. The Angels finish 2012, a season with high expectations at 89-73, four games out of a wild card spot and five games out of the division.

Sep 28, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher

Jered Weaver

(36) reacts to striking out Texas Rangers designated hitter

Mike Napoli

(not pictured) in the fifth inning at Rangers Ballpark. The Angels beat the Rangers 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

Jered Weaver started the game but only pitched one inning. Weaver said he felt shoulder fatigue and felt it as he was warming up for the game. Maybe the air went out of the balloon with the game not meaning anything.

Dustin Ackley led off with a walk and Kyle Seager drove him in with a double. John Jaso walked and two batters later Jesus Montero‘s ground out plated another run. In the third, Montero added a two run double.

In the sixth, the Mariners loaded the bases on two walks and a single and Casper Wells drove in two more runs with a single of his own.

Then the eighth inning came. Jaso led off with a double. Justin Smoak walked. Montero drove another run with a singled. Two batters later, Travon Robinson singled. Carlos Triunfel singled to drive home a run. After a lineout, Wells brought everyone home with his 10th homer of the year.

Just because the season ends doesn’t mean the coverage does. As the offseason continues, we’ll cover all the moves and everything that may happen.