On the anniversary of Kendrys Morales' disastrous walk-off homer, the Angels narrowly avoided a walk-off loss to add salt to the wound that still hasn't healed one year later.
Ironically, It was Kendrys Morales' de facto repalcement, Mark Trumbo, who ended up being the difference in the game by belting a ninth inning solo homer. Yes, a homer, what poetic justice, that gave the Angels the exact amount of insurance runs they needed to survive a shaky Jordan Walden outing.
I can only imagine what the mood of Angel fans would have been had Waldo not been able to close the door after all. Nothing would have been worse for our collective psyche than to fall victim to a walk-off loss at the hands of the worst team in baseball. But instead, the Angels survived... barely. Just like they are barely surviving as contenders without Morales. Now, with Kendrys' second surgery and first anniversary of his injury behind them, let's just hope we can all finally move on from this whole bit of ugliness.