Series vs Minnesota Ends in Heartbreak…

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Updated: April 17, 2016

When the Angels came into Minnesota, they were looking to both extend their own winning streak and continue the Twins’ record-breaking losing streak. That mission failed…miserably.  After dropping the first two games in disappointing fashion, the Angels looked to possibly have this third game in the bag. An Albert Pujols first inning bomb gave the Angels a quick 2-0 lead, which they maintained for most of the game, only giving up a single run in the 4th inning. However, the 8th inning proved costly for the Halos, as they gave up the tying run and their bats went to sleep.

Stretching into the bottom of the 12th inning, the game was a bit of a snooze, with both teams going down fairly quietly. However, when the Angels called on their final relief pitcher, Huston Street, the game fell apart. They gave up the game winning run off of a well-placed hit to left field by Oswaldo Arcia.

All in all, this was a hugely disappointing series for the Angels. Coming off of a terrific series versus the Oakland A’s, the Halos were looking to at least take away 2 of their 3 against Minnesota heading into what is sure to be a challenging series against the Chicago White Sox on the road.  Halos hitting and pitching seem to be struggling early on this season.  The Angels have not scored more than 5 runs in any of their first 12 games, and their relief pitching has fallen short on numerous occasions.  A somewhat surprising fact is that the Angels starting rotation has done fairly well thus far.  It was a huge concern, heading into the season, but so far the Halo starters have held their ground and done a phenomenal job of keeping the Angels within striking distance.

Can the Angels get their act straightened out before they head into a tough match-up against the White Sox, one of the AL’s leading teams? We can only hope.

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