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.
There's down bad, and then there's whatever happened to the Angels in this inning pic.twitter.com/5kkTLrubO4
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) August 16, 2022
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.
This is the worst defensive inning I’ve seen a team play maybe ever
— Andrew Battifarano (@AndrewAtBatt) August 16, 2022
The Angels 2022 season in a nutshell
— Playmaker Betting (@playmakerbet) August 16, 2022
You’ve heard of Angels in the Outfield. Well, meet Devils in the Infield
— PropSwap (@PropSwap) August 16, 2022
I can't believe Shohei Ohtani hasn't killed someone in that building yet https://t.co/6pw7cM2V2A
— Jeremy Layton (@JeremyLayt0n) August 16, 2022
😅 This… is not ideal https://t.co/49Puh2hRX8
— Daniel Yanofsky (@DanYanofsky) August 16, 2022
— Brent Jones (@brentajones) August 16, 2022
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.