The Los Angeles Angels are now down 0-2 in their ALCS against the New York Yankees, and errors have really been hurting their chances in this series. The Angels had three errors in their 4-1 game one loss where C.C. Sabathia shut them down, and a solid start by John Lackey was wasted. They followed that poor defensive performance with another one in game two, as they had two errors. None were more costly than Maicer Izturiz’s 13 inning throwing error, as Jerry Hairston Jr. came around to score the game winning run on the play.
The Angels got a huge, clutch RBI single from Chone Figgins in the top of the 11th to put the Angels up 3-2. That lead did not last very long though, as Alex Rodriguez hit a lead-off homer in the bottom of the 11th to tie it up. It stole all of the momentum as Yankee fans went nuts and the 13th inning error by Izturiz handed them the victory. The Angels really need to sharpen up their defense or they will be swept. I think they can turn things around at home and the nice California weather will be a good change after the terrible conditions in New York. With Alex Rodriguez acting more like Derek Jeter this October, the Angels have their hands full. David Robertson got the win for the Yankees and Ervin Santana got the loss for the Angels.