Calling on the spirits of Minnie Rojas, Troy Percival and “K-Rod.” The current Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim could use some help in the bullpen. They lost 5-4 in the ninth on Tuesday to the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road, their fourth defeat in five games.
The setback put the Halos’ record at 63-64.
To be fair, the loss wasn’t just to be pinned on pitching. Jon Jay was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a bunt. Another bunt to advance the runner to third was fielded by Cam Bedrosian, who threw the ball wildly, allowing Jay to come in for a walk-off win.
The Angels outhit the D-Backs 10-8, but trailed 4-2 early. With two runs in the top of the seventh, the Orange County team knotted it up. Jefry Marte homered and then Dennis Fletcher tripled Kole Calhoun home.
Fletcher led all Angel hitters with three hits and two RBIs. Calhoun and Andrelton Simmons each had two hits.
Bedrosian (5-3) took the loss.
On Wednesday, the Angels will send Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1) to the mound against Arizona’s Clay Buchholz (6-2).
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