Just when it looks like things can't get any worse for the Angels, Mike Scioscia goes and makes a fool of himself. This scene from last night's Angels-Athletics games features a confused Scioscia heading out to the mound with a 3-1 count on Adam Rosales. Of course Scioscia can't do that because pitching coach Mike Butcher went out for a mound visit to pitcher Nick Maronde at the beginning of Rosales' at-bat:
This looks particularly bad for Scioscia because it means he either doesn't know the rules, forgot that his own pitching coach made a trip to the mound four pitches ago or he lost track of the count and thought Maronde had just thrown ball four not ball three. Let's just say with questions about Scioscia's job security already abound, this isn't going to help.
Oh, and in case you are wondering, the pitching change that Scioscia wanted to make didn't help. Barry Enright entered the game, to face a lefty which would seem to be an ideal match-up for Maronde, and immediately gave up a bases-clearing double.