The Los Angeles Angels are on a historically bad losing streak.
Their 14th straight loss last night, a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Boston Red Sox, broke their franchise record for most consecutive losses.
Changing each player’s walk-up song to a Nickelback tune didn’t work, and they continue to slip in the standings.
With Mike Trout nursing a groin injury, things are looking pretty bleak from here.
However, one of their other injured stars, Anthony Rendon, appears to be making progress and getting closer to a return.
Sam Blum of The Athletic responded to a fan’s question on Twitter about Rendon’s status, saying that he has taken ground balls and will soon begin to hit in the batting cages.
Rendon has taken ground balls and is able to hit in the cage. Sounds promising but there’s no timetable for him to return. https://t.co/0cgVM6tIJd
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) June 8, 2022
This is a little good news for the Angels and their fans, amidst all of their problems.
There’s still no timetable on when Rendon will return, but at least he’s making progress.
The 32-year-old slugger is hitting .242 with five homers, 23 RBI, and a .738 OPS.
The eventual return of their star third baseman should be a boost for the Angels, whenever he does come back.
Anything to turn things around.
Things have looked really bleak lately for the Halos, who just can’t seem to find the key to escaping their rut.
They’re 27-31 and have dug themselves a 9.5-game hole in the AL West.
They still are close in the Wild Card race, just 3.5 games behind the Red Sox, and they’ll have one more chance tonight to gain a little ground.
But if the skid continues, they could be digging themselves an even bigger hole before long.
We’ll see when Rendon returns and if they can finally figure out a way to win some ballgames.