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Right idea, it just didn't work out.
“[Trout’s attempt is] easy to second guess, but I think when you have a knuckle-ball pitcher up there who has his share of passed balls and wild pitches, I think it’s certainly a play you’re going to look to,” Manager
The play was close too. The ball ricocheted off the wall, and an average throw doesn't get Trout out. When the bounces don't go your way, there's not much you can do.
“You just react,” Scioscia said. “Mike thought he had it. [
You can almost hear the "but" implied: Trout's play made sense, but Cabrera made the throw.
The Angels came into the game with all the right pieces in place. An 11-game home winning streak, second best in club history. A 2.83 ERA at home. Some of the hottest hitters in baseball.
But — there's that sneaky little word again — it didn't come together.
If you didn’t see Trout’s play, or the strikeouts or anything else,
"I love knuckle-ball pitchers," Hamilton said. "I just didn't get any hits today."
Right idea, but nothing doing.