Los Angeles Angels hit seven home runs and still lose
Ricky Gray | August 5, 2022
The team became the second in league history to hit seven solo homers and lose.
The season keeps getting rougher for the Los Angeles Angels as they set a record for seven solo home runs in a game and lost.
According to ESPN Stats & Information research, the Angels became the second team in league history to earn this record. They're also the first team in the majors to hit seven solo home runs and score no other runs in a game.
Angels interim manager Phil Nevin commented: “I guess they always say solo home runs don't beat you, but you feel like if you hit seven, you might. It didn't work out for us.”
Shohei Ohtani left the field on Wednesday night with a forearm cramp. However, in his return yesterday he hit two home runs. It was his 11th multi-home run game in the majors and fifth this season.
Even Oakland manager Mark Kotsay commented on the game stating: “Today was a little bit of a different baseball game than I have probably been a part of. It is a very interesting box score.
“I'm happy that our eight held up, and we were able to get a win. The goal is to win the game and score more runs. Solo home runs at the end of the day are nice, but they don't necessarily always help you win games.”
This loss marked the second loss in a row for the Angels, bringing their record down to 44-61. They rank fourth in the AL West and many believe that Ohtani won’t resign with the team.
It wouldn’t be surprising if he made that decision considering the team's recent performances.