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Los Angeles Angels Missing Playoffs for Eighth Straight Season

It’s been pretty tough to root for the Los Angeles Angels in the past few years, and they haven't made it any easier this season. The Angels lost their place in the playoffs for the eighth straight season after a disappointing loss to the Seattle Mariners on Monday. The Angeles entered this season hoping they’ll secure their first playoff berth since 2014, but their dreams were crushed in the 9-1 loss to the Mariners. Carlos Santana did most of the damage by hitting two home runs, including a grand slam for Seattle. With this loss, the Angels missed the postseason for the eighth consecutive time, which is even more disappointing when you consider the team’s hefty payrolls. Mike Trout’s deal alone is worth $426 million over 12 years, making it the richest contract in the history of baseball. The Angels’ disappointing track record puts the future of the team’s interim manager Phil Nevin on the line, but he’s handling the loss in the last game of the series pretty well. “We’ve been playing better baseball lately, and we’ll go out and have a good road trip now, but no, we’ve nothing to be ashamed of. Had a good series, [Logan Gilbert] pitched a very good game against us. That’s a good team. We’re happy with the way we played against them this year,” Nevin told the Los Angeles Times.