After 14 games of misery and pain, the Los Angeles Angels can finally take a deep breath and relax a little.
With a 5-2 win last night over the Boston Red Sox, the Angels snapped their franchise record 14-game losing skid and avoided a four-game sweep.
Shohei Ohtani played the role of stopper for the Halos, going seven innings and allowing just one run on four hits.
He also went deep off of Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta.
Andrew Velazquez went deep as well, hitting a three-run shot off of Hirokazu Sawamura.
With the win, the Halos gained a game on the Sox in the Wild Card race and a half-game on the Houston Astros in the AL West.
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— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) June 10, 2022
It’s Over! It’s Finally Over!
Angels fans, you can finally breathe easy.
No losing skid lasts forever, but that one sure took a while to snap and probably felt like it would never end.
But the Angels got a solid start from arguably the best player in all of baseball and finally stopped the bleeding.
Changing their walk-up songs to Nickelback songs didn’t work, but something had to, eventually.
Perhaps the mere presence of Ohtani on the mound helped them pull their heads out of the gutter and get back on the right track.
This team on paper is a solid club and they were off to a great start.
At one point, they even held the second-best record in the American League.
Things went south from there, but at least the skid is over.
Not only did Los Angeles stop its losing streak, but they also snapped Boston’s seven-game win streak.
So, in essence, Ohtani broke two streaks.
We’ll see if the Angels can get hot again and regain their traction.