LA Angels: 3 discouraging signs from Little League Classic

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Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels
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The LA Angels had us all feeling good about our team after we swept Detroit.

After the Cleveland Indians series, however, you’re probably feeling pretty down again.

The Little League Classic was disappointing in particular. We had some great moments in showing off Shohei Ohtani, and even Mike Trout despite our franchise player being injured. That being said, we really let ourselves down with a lackluster performance.

No. 3 discouraging sign from the Little League Classic for the LA Angels: Not seizing the moment

The LA Angels came into the Little League Classic after dropping the first two games of this series against Cleveland. Winning this game under the bright lights would have then switched all the attention onto the Halos.

They still would have lost the series, but found their momentum again on a nationally televised game.

Instead, they didn’t rise to the occasion and deliver in the big game despite the fans and viewers all watching for them. They were mostly watching for Ohtani, and he certainly exceled.

However, he needs help. It’s been the story of this season for the Angels. Ohtani carrying the team, and his teammates not performing to go along with it.

Ohtani can’t win every game on his own. He was great; going 1 for 2 with 2 walks and his 19th stolen base of the year.

The rest of the team combined for just three hits, however. The bullpen did great, keeping the Angels in the game with four scoreless innings. The offense, however, let us down.

The offense seems to always let us down these days.