Angels hold team meeting after 0-2 start to year

Angels hold team meeting after 0-2 start to year

Two games and two blowout losses led to a team meeting for the

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    The 23 runs the Angels have allowed are the most through two games of a season in franchise history.

    On Saturday, the Orioles scored nine runs in the sixth inning before their first out, leading the Angels to yank starter Griffin Canning and then reliever Luis Garcia before a third pitcher, Guillermo Zuniga, finally retired a batter.

    “Until then we were in the ballgame, but we just lost in the sixth,” Washington said. “We just couldn’t stop them there. No matter who we brought in.”

    Angels players said they had no problem with the early-season call for a team meeting from Washington, who’s in his first year managing the club.

    “We all need to take a look at what we did tonight and learn from it, and then turn the page quickly,” outfielder Taylor Ward said, according to “I just think individually. Like there’s stuff that I did that I could do better. And I think everyone could probably say that, too. And we’ve got to learn from it. I think it’s great everything Wash has done so far.”

    Added catcher Logan O’Hoppe: “We work too hard for that to happen. And it is two games and we have 160 left. So no one’s hitting the panic button. We’re not happy with it by any means. Just come and trust the process and work tomorrow.”