LA Angels: 3 discouraging signs from the Seattle Mariners series

Jared Walsh, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jared Walsh, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels
Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 1 discouraging sign for the LA Angels from the Seattle Mariners series: Not supporting our Ace

When our Ace in Shohei Ohtani goes out and throws seven innings of one-run ball for our LA Angels, we need to win. Period. There’s no excuses.

This has become beyond frustrating. Shohei struck out ten batters and gave up just five hits. The guy didn’t walk a single batter.

Yet we still lose. It’s just ridiculous. Again, our offense went cold and only two Angels other than Ohtani recorded a hit.

It’s not just that, even. It’s also the bullpen somehow giving up four runs in two innings.

One of them wasn’t even earned. Jared Walsh made a key error in the eighth inning, which is something else that can’t be happening.

And I don’t want to criticize Walsh, either. He’s been phenomenal for us, but I have to call it how it is.

This was a team letdown for our Ace who has given quite literally everything he’s had for us.

This whole deal is just getting old. We put up 14 runs, and then can’t hit the side of a barn when our Ace hits the mound.

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This team needs to have a strong showing against the awful Texas Rangers. I’m tired of writing negative articles about the team losing series.