And on the day after, there was no history to be made. No particular drama, no nervous anticipation, barely a speck of suspense to be had.
All that was left was for the
“Well, you know, it ended,” said Angels manager
The offense could never seem to find its footing. Not that the Angels lack depth, but with Pujols rested and Mike Trout on the disabled list,
The two runs the Angels did score against Minnesota’s
Lost was a respectable outing by
"I think when he needed to make big pitches he did," Scioscia said. "But there's no doubt he was missing some spots. A couple mistakes. He battled like he always does and kept us in the game."
A game that was still winnable after Revere singled with one out in the ninth against Twins closer
He had it stolen easily, but his headfirst slide took him past the bag. One foot came off, and before he could bring the other down, he was tagged by shortstop
"Speed is a blessing and a curse sometimes in the game of baseball," said Revere, adding that the Anaheim infield was so hard it made it difficult for him to end his slide.
"I tried to do everything I could to stop and it wasn't happening," he said. "Usually when the ground is hard like that, it's difficult to stop. It kind of sucks, because E.Y. (Young) could definitely have tied the game or won the game.
"It's a heartbreak, man. I feel like I let the team down today."
Revere said he had ended a game in the same fashion once in the minors. Some lessons are harder to learn than others.
After all the excitement of Pujols' grand slam to join the 600 club Saturday, it made for a disheartening loss for the Angels.
They finished their seven-game homestand 3-4, dropping three of four to the Twins, who came into Anaheim on a four-game losing streak.
The Angels dropped to 29-31 and a season-high 13 1/2 games back of the Astros in the