The LA Angels are now 70-73 after dropping two of three to the Houston Astros.
They are now 10 games out of the playoffs, and you can kiss those hopes goodbye.
It was a disappointing series, but I didn’t expect much of a different outcome to be honest. There were three discouraging aspects from this series in general, and at this point it feels like I’m only watching for Shohei Ohtani, Jared Walsh, Jo Adell, and Brandon Marsh. This season isn’t fun anymore.
No. 3 discouraging sign for the LA Angels from the Houston Astros series: Blowing an early lead
In the first game of this series, the LA Angels were up two to nothing heading into the bottom of the third inning.
We then lost 5-10. When Ohtani homers in the second at-bat of the first game of a series against the AL West’s first-place team, we need to keep that momentum going.
We scored again in the second inning, and even when the Stros came back to make it a 2-3 ballgame in Houston’s favor, we took the lead in the top of the fourth.
The wheels fell off after that.
If the Angels could have kept fighting and won the game that they took initial command over, they would have set themselves up for a successful series. That momentum would absolutely carry over in the rest of the series. I mean, we won Game 2 even with no momentum.
A win in Game 1 would have been huge for not only the rest of the series, but even the rest of the season.