A.J. Puk Aug 4, 2022; Anaheim, California, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher A.J. Puk (33) is congratulated by catcher Stephen Vogt (21) after throwing a one pitch save to get Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) to pop out in the ninth inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

One of the great tweets from the baseball world in recent years comes from Matt English on in May 2021 regarding the Los Angeles Angels  (you can read a feature on it at The Athletic).

English tweeted, “every time I see an Angels highlight it’s like ‘Mike Trout hit three home runs and raised his average to .528 while Shohei Ohtani did something that hasn’t been done since ‘Tungsten Arm’ O’Doyle of the 1921 Akron Groomsmen, as the Tigers defeated the Angels 8-3.”

The Angels have two of the best baseball players we’ve ever seen, and the team was last .500 or better in 2015 (despite three AL MVP awards coming from the Angels — two from Trout, one from Ohtani — in that span). Here they are again this year with a 44-61 record that featured a humiliating losing streak.

And, while Trout wasn’t part of the latest loss (he’s out with a back injury), the game still summarized English’s tweet beautifully.

The Angels hit seven home runs, including two from Ohtani… and lost 8-7 to an Oakland Athletics team that has the worst record in the AL.

Seven solo home runs, and a loss. Incredible.

The Angels become the first team in MLB history to hit seven solo homers and not score a run otherwise. And they’re the sixth team all-time to hit seven homers in a game and lose.

So, that’s the Angels, for ya.

Here’s a glimpse at how the baseball world is reacting to the Angels’ history-making loss:

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