Los Angeles Angels Blunder

The Los Angeles Angels are not exactly having a great Major League Baseball season. The team sits in fifth place in the AL West division and appears to be headed for its seventh consecutive losing season. Monday night’s loss to the Seattle Mariners certainly didn’t help matters.

It wasn’t so much that the Angels lost on Monday night that’s so embarrassing, it was the way the team lost.

Los Angeles and Seattle entered the top of the ninth inning tied 2-2. The Angels had one out with runners on first and third base, but a double-play ball would have kept Seattle off the board and allowed Los Angeles a chance to win the game in the bottom of the ninth.

Instead, the Angels’ infield made a series of absolutely embarrassing blunders that cost the team the game.

The Mariners put up four runs in the top of the ninth, thanks to several defensive miscues from Los Angeles. Seattle went on to win the game 6-2, and the Major League Baseball world was not short on reactions to the Angels’ defensive performance.

To make matters even worse for the Angels, the Mariners actually benefitted from a horrible umpire mistake in the inning as well, with home plate umpire Laz Diaz allowing a batter to walk despite calling just three balls in the at-bat.

Nothing seems to be going right for this team.

[Jomboy Media]