As the clock approaches midnight on the season, the Los Angeles Angels refuse to turn into pumpkins.
Seattle returns home to host the Astros on Monday, and Orange County will be rooting for the Mariners. Salas then relieved Alvarez and made catcher Jesus Sucre ground out to end the inning.The Angels loaded the bases twice in the bottom of the first inning against right-hander Felix Hernandez, the Mariners’ 18-game victor, but had to settle for a 1-0 lead.Right fielder Kole Calhoun singled with one out and took second base on center fielder Mike Trout’s infield single.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws to the…
Los Angeles starter Garrett Richards (15-11) gave up three runs in the first two innings but nothing more in working through the seventh.
Maybe it changes over the next two games when the Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma take the mound.
“I did want Lowrie, I really did”, Street said.
The AL MVP stuck his cleat in the wall and then boosted himself even higher with his throwing arm on top of the fence, extending his arm and reaching back to snare Montero’s drive.
Every so often, Trout departs from his everyday excellence and does something truly transcendent for the Los Angeles Angels.
ANAHEIM There was a variety of emotions Saturday at Angel Stadium.
“I was trying to go in(side) right there”, Farquhar said. “I was in disbelief”. Instead, he struck out – shocking, I know – waving helplessly at a pitch that was low and not particularly close to the strike zone.
It was a play that highlighted Giavotella’s passion and vision, and this is a guy who just missed 30-some games because he was having trouble seeing. In a year where the Mariners had been projected to make the postseason, the team is trending in the wrong direction.
The reigning MVP, known for his acrobatics, robbed Montero of a three-run blast. Hardy.
“It was cool while it lasted, I guess”, Trumbo said.
Trout did it – but the Angels still trailed 2-1, and their busy evening wasn’t over.
Street was helped off the field, and news soon came forward that he had re-injured his groin. Giavotella hit a run-scoring single in the fourth and an RBI triple in the sixth.
“It’s not good”, the manager said.
Jose Alvarez and Fernando Salas (4-2) each got one out with gutsy performances in place of Street, who leads the AL with 40 saves. The Angels kept pace thanks to David Freese’s walkoff homer in Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Seattle.
The Angels (79-74) ended the night a half-game behind Houston in the American League wild-card chase. “We just couldn’t get the big hit to put us over the hump”.
Meanwhile, both the Astros and Twins (78-75), who started the day tied with the Angels, have lost seven of their last 10, thanks in part to the Angels’ recent road success against them.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book GT Bets, the Angels are -110 money line favorites over the Mariners, who are +100 money line underdogs to win today’s game.