“It’s a concentration problem!” Falling Angels blow managerial whistle on 2nd inning error, runs scored

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are struggling to get back on track. The Angels’ manager was even caught on camera walking around the dugout and yelling at his players during the game.

The Angels fell to 0-12 메이저놀이터 against the Texas Rangers on April 15. The team had just one hit and committed three errors. Shortstop Andrew Velasquez had two and center fielder Mickey Moniak had one.

Only No. 4 hitter Mike Moustakas had a hit, as Shohei Ohtani went 0-for-3. Texas starter Max Scherzer earned the win with seven innings of one-hit ball, striking out 11.

“I’m disappointed, but I’m sure tomorrow will be different,” Angels manager Phil Nevin told reporters after the game.

The moment in question, when Nevin yelled at his players, came after the second inning. With runners on second and third in the second inning, starter Patrick Sandoval hit a single up the middle to Marcus Semien. Moniak, the center fielder, was unable to handle the ball at first. Sandoval struck out the next two batters to end the inning.

Nevin’s anger was evident in the offense afterward. He stomped around the dugout and shouted profanities, clearly frustrated with his players’ performance.

But Nevin’s outburst didn’t change the course of the game. The Angels ended the top of the third with a triple play. In the bottom of the third, the defense gave up three more runs. In the bottom of the second, a wild pitch gave up a run, making the score 0-5.

After the game, Nevin calmly rallied his teammates.

“It was a concentration issue. The play came not long after the game started. I felt (it was a concentration issue). There’s obviously a difference between a physical mistake and a mental mistake. (Moniak’s mistake) affected the next play. As I always say, it’s not the mistake, it’s what you do afterward.”

The Angels failed to get back to .500 with the loss. They are now 59-61 for a .492 winning percentage. Even if they do get back to .492, they’ll still be out of reach of the postseason. The Angels are a whopping 7.0 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays for the third American League wild card.

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