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Angels hitters come up empty again, dropping series to Mariners – Daily News

Angels hitters come up empty again, dropping series to Mariners – Daily News
  • Los Angeles Angels Jaime Barria delivers a pitch in the course of the first inning of the group’s baseball recreation towards the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Jefry Marte #19 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim catches a foul ball by Ryon Healy #27 of the Seattle Mariners for an out within the second inning at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Pictures)

  • Seattle Mariners beginning pitcher Marco Gonzales adjusts his hat after loading the bases with a stroll of Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton in the course of the first inning of a baseball recreation Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits right into a double play towards the Seattle Mariners within the first inning at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Photographs)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Dee Gordon #9 of the Seattle Mariners tags Justin Upton #eight of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim out at second base and makes the throw to first for the double play within the first inning at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Pictures)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after hanging out within the first inning towards the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Photographs)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, middle, watches the sport from the dugout bar within the second inning at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Photographs)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Chris Herrmann #26 of the Seattle Mariners scrambles to get the out on David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as he runs into his strikeout within the second inning at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Photographs)

  • Seattle Mariners’ Dee Gordon watches his RBI-single off of Los Angeles Angels beginning pitcher Jaime Barria through the third inning of a baseball recreation Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Guillermo Heredia #5 of the Seattle Mariners scores within the third inning on a single by Dee Gordon #9 towards the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Pictures)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Jaime Barria #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers towards the Seattle Mariners within the first inning at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Pictures)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a double within the third inning towards the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Pictures)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches his RBI sacrifice fly towards the Seattle Mariners within the fourth inning at Safeco Area on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Photographs)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler is congratulated by teammates within the dugout after scoring towards the Seattle Mariners in the course of the fourth inning of a baseball recreation, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • Seattle Mariners’ Guillermo Heredia watches his RBI-double off of Los Angeles Angels beginning pitcher Jaime Barria through the fifth inning of a baseball recreation Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim makes a throw to first base for an out as Ian Kinsler #three seems on within the fourth inning towards the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Area on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Photographs)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Marco Gonzales #32 of the Seattle Mariners delivers towards the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim within the fifth inning at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Photographs)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim yells after putting out towards Marco Gonzales #32 of the Seattle Mariners within the fifth inning at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Pictures)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout reacts after hanging out wanting to Seattle Mariners beginning pitcher Marco Gonzales in the course of the fifth inning of a baseball recreation Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Ben Gamel #16 of the Seattle Mariners shouts after scoring on a double by Guillermo Heredia #5 within the fifth inning towards the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Photographs)

  • Seattle Mariners’ Dee Gordon gestures to second base as Nelson Cruz congratulates Ben Gamel, who scored on a double by Guillermo Heredia off Los Angeles Angels beginning pitcher Jaime Barria in the course of the fifth inning of a baseball recreation Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Jaime Barria #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is taken out of the sport by supervisor Mike Scioscia within the sixth inning towards the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Subject on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photograph by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Pictures)

  • Los Angeles Angels reliever Miguel Almonte delivers a pitch through the sixth inning of the workforce’s baseball recreation towards the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani congratulates aid pitcher Miguel Almonte within the dugout after Almonte obtained the ultimate out of the sixth inning a baseball recreation towards the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • Los Angeles Angels aid pitcher Miguel Almonte reacts after giving up a solo house run to Seattle Mariners’ Chris Herrmann in the course of the seventh inning of a baseball recreation Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • Los Angeles Angels reliever Jose Alvarez delivers a pitch throughout a baseball recreation towards the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners gained the sport Four-1. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • Angels catcher Martin Maldonado gestures to first and second base throughout a baseball recreation towards the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners gained the sport Four-1. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks off the sector after putting out in the course of the ninth inning of a baseball recreation towards the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. At proper is catcher Chris Herrmann. The Mariners gained the sport Four-1. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • Seattle Mariners aid pitcher Edwin Diaz, left, and catcher Chris Herrmann have fun after a baseball recreation towards the Los Angeles Angels, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners gained the sport Four-1. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • A number of followers maintain up photographs of Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani for autographs whereas one fan holds up signal wishing Ohtani a cheerful birthday, earlier than a baseball recreation between the Angels and the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout autographs a shoe for a fan earlier than a baseball recreation towards the Seattle Mariners , Tuesday, July three, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners gained the sport Four-1. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, shakes arms with Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki earlier than a baseball recreation Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Stephen Brashear)

SEATTLE — The Angels got here to Safeco Subject wanting to kick-start their stalled season.

As an alternative, they only acquired kicked.

The Angels misplaced Four-1 to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, dropping two of three within the series towards one of many groups they want to catch if they’re going to get again into the playoff chase.

They’re now 12 video games behind the Mariners within the race for the second American League wild-card spot, with six extra video games to go towards Seattle at Angel Stadium the remainder of the month.

“We need to do some things better on the field,” Supervisor Mike Scioscia stated. “That’s what we’re focused on. We’re working hard at it. When we do, you’re going to see us put the wins up like we can. Until we do that, we’re going to be hit or miss. We know what we need to work on. We’re going to keep working toward that.”

What the Angels want is to rating some extra runs. They received an honest outing from starter Jaime Barría (two runs allowed in 5-1/three innings), however the offense gave him little help.

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The Angels scored one run apiece within the losses on Tuesday and Thursday, getting stymied by starters Wade LeBlanc and Marco Gonzales, respectively.

The Angels have been hitless in eight at-bats with runners in scoring place on Thursday, most notably when Albert Pujols grounded right into a double play with the bases loaded within the first and when Ian Kinsler received unfortunate within the eighth.

The Angels had gone with no hit for 3 innings, because the Mariners pulled out to a Four-1 lead earlier than the Angels mounted a rally within the eighth.

With one out, Justin Upton walked and Pujols singled.

Scioscia then introduced up Luis Valbuena to pinch-hit for Jefry Marte within the No. 6 spot, representing the potential tying run towards Alex Colome. Scioscia additionally had Shohei Ohtani out there, however he stated he was making an attempt to play for the lead, and never the tie, so he needed to save Ohtani to hit for Martín Maldonado within the No. eight spot.

Valbuena struck out. Kinsler then hit a ball that appeared headed for middle subject, which might have pushed in a run and introduced Ohtani to the plate with an opportunity to give the Angels the lead.

However Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon made a spectacular diving catch, ending the rally.

“That was pretty impressive,” Kinsler stated of his fellow second baseman.

All three Angels hitters – together with Ohtani, batting for Maldonado – then struck out within the ninth towards nearer Edwin Diaz, ending a irritating night time for the Angels.

“Anytime you have opportunities like that, you want to take advantage of them,” Kinsler stated. “It’s a good sign we’re getting those opportunities. As long as we keep getting opportunities in games we’re playing, that’s a good sign. We should be able to drive in runs moving forward. Not very often we’re going to come up empty-handed. Today was tough, but we stayed in the game and kept fighting. They just kind of pulled away from us a little bit.”

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