Angels blow five-run lead before finally losing in 19 innings

It is too late for me to write a real recap. This game was also too weird and frustrating for such a thing, so here is a list of the nuttiness for those of you who weren't brave enough to stay up and watch:

-Two quality starts in one game from the Angels

-Five players lost to injury

-Two exploded hamstrings

-Two homers by Albert Pujols

-One murdered baseball by Mark Trumbo

-One pitcher that was scratched from the start only to end up pitching multiple innings in relief

-Two dozen non-sensical statements from the Angel broadcasting crew as they try to fill air time and act as if they aren't punchy

-One umpire who was clearly so drowsy that he completely lost the strike zone during the 15th inning

-One last train leaving Oakland at midnight that no doubt left dozens of A's fans stranded

-One shot of a woman sleeping in the stands that got videobombed by a dude picking his nose

-Nineteen innings of Chris Iannetta squatting behind the plate and Albert Pujols playing first base (poorly) on bad feet and Josh Hamilton not getting a hit

-One bad sac bunt that could've been a triple play only to have Pujols bobble the ball and then have to hold his throw because Jerome Williams was in his way so they only got one out

-One comically bad Trout misplay of a ball in left that resulted in a video replay of a ball that landed three feet short of the wall, just because

-One pitcher batting in an American League game

-Three gingers with beards pitching in the same game

-Two teams setting new records for the longest game in franchise history


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Garrett Wilson

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Garrett Wilson is the founder and Supreme Overlord of and editor at The Outside Corner. He's an Ivy League graduate, but not from one of the impressive ones. You shouldn't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he is angry.