Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 6/23/13
What a game Despite the Angels taking an early lead on some fielding shenanigans by the Pirates offense that Joe Blanton held marvelously through 7 innings the Angels bullpen was not able to keep it together to give the Angels and Blanton a much needed win. It's a shame to see the Angels lose so much momentum so fast after an incredible game against the Seattle Mariners just days ago. To make matters worse Peter Bourjos was forced to exit the game very early on due to a sprained thumb, losing him would make this loss even more significant. This reminds me too much of the 19 inning loss in Oakland that saw the Angels lose Bourjos for weeks. I did quite enjoy Victor Rojas' funeral voice when speaking of Blanton's wasted effort as soon as Frieri blew the same. That takes some of the pain away. Pirates 10 Angels 9 Game Notes - I would have rather the Angels just went down 1-2-3 in the 10th to avoid the whole "despite a fantastic rally blah blah blah" talk. This feels
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