It was great. Albert Pujols had the clutch home run and the Angels hung on to win 5-2.
But it wasn't so great today. I like Huston Street a lot (or I used to like him), but he's had so many blown saves this year it's just out of control. He's always been a "finger-biting" closer, but I just can't watch him anymore. The Angels were up 3-0 in the ninth and Street walked one and gave up a base hit. He struck out the next two, then Mookie Betts drove in a run on an RBI single. Then Dustin Pedroia just smashed a bomb over the center-field fence. Not to be outdone, Xander Bogaerts came up and smashed another homer to make it 5-3. It was totally demoralizing.
Can the Angels just get another closer, please?
Another great day for Tyler Skaggs is spoiled by Huston Street. Angels lose 5-3. https://t.co/bSvGXiNqdF— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) July 31, 2016