The Angels had a two-run lead in the eighth inning and appeared primed for victory with reliable setup man
Then Smith turned the eighth into a high-wire act, giving up a leadoff infield single to
"You don't want to be in those situations, but they're fun to watch, especially when guys like Joe and Street are in them," Shoemaker said. "You know how good Joe is. It's like, 'Oh, he's got the bases loaded, you know he's going to get a couple quick outs and get out of it.' It's fun to watch him and Streeter in the back end."
Smith got ahead of cleanup batter
"I got lucky with a high-and-away slider," Smith said. "It wasn't exactly where I wanted to throw it, but he swung, and it worked out. Every once in a while you get lucky. Smoke and mirrors."
Smith fell behind
Smith then struck out
"If you look at the top setup men and top closers in baseball, there is a poise to them," Scioscia said. "Even if they give up a lead or lose a game, they bounce right back.