The Los Angeles Angels continue to struggle.
In a pivotal series opener against the Boston Red Sox, the Halos’ bats went quiet as Red Sox starter Michael Wacha threw his second career complete game shutout.
The final score was 1-0.
Los Angeles has now lost 12 in a row, which ties a franchise record.
After a collapse late on Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies, things weren’t any better on Monday night back at home.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweeted an interesting little fact about this current losing skid, noting that five of the Angels’ losses during the skid have been one-run losses.
There have been five one-run losses in the losing streak. https://t.co/ApUjJjYCTE
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 7, 2022
Close, But No Cigar
This hurts if you’re the Angels.
In a nutshell, it means that the Angels have been very close in several of these games and missed out on great opportunities to try and end the skid.
Alas, the skid continues and has reached 12 games.
This goes to show that the Angels have really just had a bunch of bad luck during this streak and can’t seem to find the key to success after starting off hot.
Not too long ago, they held the second-best record in the American League.
Since then, they have been in free-fall mode and now trail the Houston Astros in the West division by 8.5 games.
Just a win last night would have put them back in sole possession of the third Wild Card spot in the American League.
Now, not only have they lost more ground to the Red Sox, but they’ve also been leapfrogged by the Cleveland Guardians, who sit one game back of Boston.
Eventually, the Angels will find a way out of this and start playing better, but for now, they’ve lost 12 in a row.