Angels supervisor Ron Washington criticizes Luis Guillorme’s fail squeeze bunt: ‘He didn’t do the activity.’

Angels supervisor Ron Washington criticizes Luis Guillorme’s fail squeeze bunt: ‘He didn’t do the activity.’

A failed squeeze play by means of the Los Angeles Angels all through their 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night time left supervisor Ron Washington fuming in a while.

Luis Guillorme got here to the plate with the bases loaded within the backside of the 8th inning and the Angels down by means of a run. His directions have been easy whilst going through Cardinals reliever JoJo Romero: squeeze bunt, tie the sport.

However Guillorme, who was once handiest received by means of the Angels ultimate week from the Atlanta Braves, may just no longer get the activity achieved. With Zach Neto at the transfer from 3rd base, a 1-1 slider was once ignored by means of Guillorme. Neto was once tagged out and Kyren Paris was once secure stealing 3rd base.

4 pitches later, Guillorme struck out to finish the inning in addition to the Angels’ possibilities of tying the sport or taking the lead.

Washington defined in a while why he known as for the squeeze bunt in that scenario.

“Lefty on lefty, and with a sinkerballer on a left-hander, I didn’t need him to hit right into a double play,” Washington stated. “He can take care of the bat. He didn’t do the activity. It wasn’t the rest I did incorrect. He didn’t do the activity.”

When requested by means of a reporter if Romero’s wildness made the decision harder to execute, Washington disputed that and as soon as once more blamed Guillorme.

“Wild? He was once throwing it within the strike zone,” Washington stated. “Why are you making excuses? He was once throwing the ball within the strike zone. [Guillorme] didn’t get the bunt down. Duration.”

The purpose by means of the reporter wasn’t erroneous. Romero had walked two batters — together with one on a pitch clock violation — to load the bases simply prior to Guillorme got here to the plate. And of his 27 pitches prior to Guillorme’s bunt strive, handiest 12 have been for moves.

When requested about his supervisor’s feedback, Guillmore stated he did not see what Washington stated.

“[Romero] made a excellent a pitch,” Guillorme stated. “I didn’t get it down I’ve were given to take a look at to place a bat on it. That’s it.”

The loss dropped the Angels to 15-28 and so they stay ultimate within the AL West. They have got misplaced 5 in their ultimate six video games and feature handiest received consecutive video games two times this season.