Sunday, July 31, 2016

Another Great Day Spoiled by Huston Street (VIDEO)

I took my family to Anaheim Stadium last night to see the Red Sox at the Angels.

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?