It is hard to imagine a more pathetic loss than the one handed to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Wednesday night. Up by a run with two outs and nobody on in the bottom of the ninth at Fenway Park, Angels closer Brian Fuentes gave up two walks and three singles, including a bases-loaded game-winning bloop to left, to hand the Boston Red Sox a 9-8 victory. The walk issued to Nick Green that forced in the tying run was controversial, to say the least—Green appeared to first go around on a check swing that would have been strike three, then took a 3-2 pitch down the middle at the knees that was called a ball—but the fact remains Fuentes didn't get the job done. Again. Fuentes has blown seven saves this year, converting 42 of 49 opportunities. A quick fan might tell you that f ...
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