Angels closer Huston Street lost an opportunity for his 22nd save this season and the 297th of his career when he surrendered a two-out, game-tying home run to Kyle Seager in the ninth inning of Sunday’s 3-2, 10-inning victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Rookie Trevor Gott pitched the 10th and earned his first win. Street, who has converted all but three of his save opportunities this season, was upbeat afterward, citing the ultimate goal of the Angels winning the game.
“You’re upset when it happens just because of the result,” Street said of the game-tying home run, "Just because of the position it puts your team in versus the position your team was in right before that pitch.
“When you win the game, I don’t care [about the homer]. You can’t care. There’s no reason to care. We won. That’s the point.”
Street had earned a save on Saturday but was not happy with his performance, describing it as “horrible” and “terrible.”
After Sunday’s outing, despite the homer, he said it was “probably the best I’ve thrown the ball all month.”
“That’s the big leagues,” he said, “and Kyle Seager is a great player. Left a pitch right down the middle and he did what you’re supposed to do in that situation -- he put it in the bleachers.
“That’s why the big leagues is so tough, because you have to make that pitch. And I expect myself to make that pitch.”