Mariners at Angels 07/28/2020 Gamethread

Anthony Rendon is here, hopefully to provide length to the lineup. Andrelton Simmons’s state is unknown, although he seems likely that he will have to go to the IL. Can we end 2020 on a high note (if it ends here) and beat those pesky Mariners?

Mariners Lineup: Long Jr. 4, White 3, Lewis 8, Seager 5, Lopes 10, Nola 2, Crawford 6, Moore 7, Smith 9

Angels Lineup: Fletcher 6, Trout 8, Rendon 5, Upton 7, Ohtani 10, Pujols 3, La Stella 4, Stassi 2, Ward 9, Sandoval SP

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GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

Light that Baby Up as the Big “A” shines it light in the Western sky tonight

ryanfea
Super Member
3 years ago

Great! Let’s start winning ballgames!

Turk's Teeth
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Super Member
3 years ago

The body on Vogelbach is something you’d read about in Moneyball.

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago

Nice to win the home opener. LTBU!

ryanfea
Super Member
3 years ago

Vogelbach looks like every frat bro I ever met

red floyd
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3 years ago

LIGHT UP THE HALO!!!!

Just Another Halos Victory!!!

rez2405
Trusted Member
3 years ago

YCPA….. HOTO!!

red floyd
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3 years ago

[Standing and clapping — insert Manly GIF here]

Eric_in_Portland
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3 years ago

I expect we’ll win this but I hate feeling uneasy even when we’re 8 up

red floyd
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3 years ago

SHTAYIM!

Turk's Teeth
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Super Member
3 years ago

Red and I were briefly chatting about the 2015 draft down thread. The dreaded “Taylor Ward” draft.

Chew on this for a second: In the top ten rounds of that draft, guess who has the fourth highest WAR to date?

David Fletcher, chosen with the last pick of the sixth round.

Bregman
Benintendi
De Jong
Fletcher

It’s like the Angels had a top five draft pick in 2015 and didn’t miss.

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Huh. Neat.

rez2405
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

that might be a “fun fact”

rez2405
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

but then again wouldn’t that mean all the other mlb teams had a dreaded (player x) draft?

Turk's Teeth
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3 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

It was a miserable draft class. The Angels, in retrospect, did little wrong by selecting Taylor Ward at #26.

jcstein
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3 years ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Agreed. It would’ve been nice to have Soroka a couple picks later but who could’ve known that he would turn out well. First round HS pitchers are always risky bets.

Jim Atkins
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3 years ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

I’m putting an autographed Fletcher ball in my beneath-the-TV credenza Halo Shrine. Bobbleheads, baseball cards, rally monkeys. That kid is amazing.

GrandpaBaseball
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3 years ago

Show us no Moore.

red floyd
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3 years ago

Let’s see what Major Key can do.

GrandpaBaseball
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3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Better than fair to Middleton

ryanfea
Super Member
3 years ago

Houston and Oakland lost so we’ll move up a game in the standings

red floyd
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3 years ago
Reply to  ryanfea

Not yet. Yeah, it’s against the M’s, but this is the ANGELS we are talking about. The team of Buttercup.

rez2405
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

not to worry. I called ballgame awhile ago

red floyd
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3 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

Calling ballgame is only valid when we are down early.

red floyd
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3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

(As Lana pointed out)

rez2405
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3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

I call ballgame on both sides. Im consistent that way

red floyd
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3 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

If they lose after you call ballgame, it’s your fault.

red floyd
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3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

*when they’re ahead

rez2405
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

heh. I’ll take that.

I remember I called ball game during at the 8th inning in Houston last year and I got shushed big time lol.. (yes we still won)

I keep to a rule and stick to it. Yes its not perfect.. but its solid

red floyd
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3 years ago
Reply to  ryanfea

I guess Maddon agrees with you. The kids are in.

ryanfea
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

The Mariners are really bad. I’m not too worried

red floyd
Legend
3 years ago

That last pitch was pretty Grotz….

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

EW!

red floyd
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3 years ago
Reply to  Mia

hehe

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Very good….

red floyd
Legend
3 years ago

I’m trying. Of course, Mia would say that I’m VERY trying…

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

We all have our moments!

red floyd
Legend
3 years ago

GrandpaBB

red floyd
Legend
3 years ago

TACOS?????

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago

I would like to play Seattle a lot

red floyd
Legend
3 years ago

If Pujols is Grandpa, does that make Upton the other Grandpa?

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

He’s the eldest uncle.

Jeff Joiner
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3 years ago

I heard this Rendon guy is pretty good.