Mariners at Angels 07/29/2020 Gamethread

Andrew Heaney on the bump for game 2! He’ll face off against the Mariners’ Justin Dunn.

Opening pitch is at 7:10 pm!

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jcstein
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2 years ago

I hate to say it but it looks like our team talent level is about on par with the Mariners. I don’t think that bodes well for our results this year.

TrojanBoiler
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2 years ago
Reply to  jcstein

I could not disagree more. We put in two historically awful pitchers for no apparent reason tonight and they let the Mariners do whatever they wanted on offense. Outside of those terrible performances, the Angels looked far and away to be the better team.

I still believe offensively that this team is near the top of the AL. Maddon needs to learn how to manage his pitching staff though.

Turk's Teeth
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2 years ago
Reply to  jcstein

Well, most of the damage can be sourced to the pen thusfar. You should be able to win a game against the Mariners with a seven run lead.

If the Angels rode Heaney through seven, they probably would have had a 7-3 lead with Buttrey up in the eighth.

Joe out-thunk the game, undercut his #1 starter, and it did the team no favors.

TrojanBoiler
Member
2 years ago

I’m still baffled by the pitching decisions tonight.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
2 years ago

Early get away game tomorrow so see all of you then. Stay safe.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

With all those walks he sure opened the Barnes door eh Gramps? ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

red floyd
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2 years ago

FLUSH DOWN THE TOILET!!!! Just Another Halo Suckfest!

Blame of the Game: Maddon

Charles Sutton
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Super Member
2 years ago

This is ridiculous.

John Henry Weitzel
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Super Member
2 years ago

At least Trout is looking better

H.T. Ennis
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Super Member
2 years ago

Let’s see what happens…

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago

It’s official. Fletcher has turned into a pumpkin.

blast21dave
Newbie
2 years ago

Bottom of the ninth
Still screwed… maybe.

John Henry Weitzel
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Super Member
2 years ago

How did it not get worse? Wow

yeswecan
Member
2 years ago

Lotta qualifying going on by the ESPN broadcast team re: Kelly & the Astros

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  yeswecan

haven’t watched the eSpin in so long

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

+1 … “can i have a dollar” had long left my memory … Thanks for nothing, rev! ๐Ÿ˜‚

ryanfea
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I have a sneaking feeling Ward is inexperienced at first base

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  ryanfea

He has experience at C-1b, 2b, 3b, LF, RF because he can play those positions. lt has always been his bat that can hold him back.

Rev Halofan
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2 years ago

Frustrating and yet Iโ€™m still watching…

yeswecan
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2 years ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

Saaaame

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

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John Henry Weitzel
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Super Member
2 years ago

This team is going to be destroyed by the Astros.

H.T. Ennis
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Super Member
2 years ago

beat the dodgers last year so anything can happen

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago

I’m calling ballgame.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Ted’s head? Does he even answer anymore?

HaloHaro17
Member
2 years ago

So none of the dollar tree arms will be available tomorrow right?

Charles Sutton
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2 years ago
Reply to  HaloHaro17

They’ll call up that clown they got on waivers from the Mets earlier this month. He cleared waivers when the Angels outrighted him so you know he must fit right in.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
2 years ago

Yea why have a guy on second

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
2 years ago

Wow, scared huh…..Good job Stassi, now a pinch runner please.

MH252525
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Say Trout leaves soon for the birth of his son and after taking some time away, the Angels are like 10-19. Why come back if that scenario is present. Wouldn’t it be prudent to just stay at home and not risk getting Covid with a newborn at home and the Angels waiting another year for Eppler’s plan to kick in to gear.

Turk's Teeth
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2 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

“Eppler’s plan”

Hehe.

MH252525
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2 years ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

I mean we all know by not the real problem is Arte. No GM is like yea let me trade my 1st round pick so that I can get a guy off my roster. Arte makes the big decisions about who to sign and makes it really hard to then blame the GM. If Arte spends his load one one player it’s not really Eppler’s fault that he has to resort to the scrap heap.

jcstein
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2 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

I don’t think it’s any one move like that as much as the fact that Arte wouldn’t let us tank for a couple years to do a full rebuild. We basically prolonged the inevitable by pretending we were close to contention. And even now we have a relatively mediocre farm system for how bad we’ve been.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  jcstein

Arte don’t two shits about the farm. He gutted it, and fired all of the scouts, twice.

MH252525
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2 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

especially when we didn’t sign anyone of note from Latin America when there were no restrictions.

jcstein
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

I don’t think that’s true because we screwed ourselves with the Baldoquin deal. We basically couldn’t sign anyone for over 300K for a long time.

eyespy
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2 years ago
Reply to  jcstein

And then we released him before his contract was completed. This organization has no morals

jcstein
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

eyespy idk what you’re talking about? He got his full signing bonus and was making minor league pay. It’s not like he earned his way to the majors.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  jcstein

They kept him around for some unknown reason then, released this past Spring

Turk's Teeth
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Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  jcstein

Angels have been free of the Baldoquin restrictions since 2018. It was a three year cap.

Last I counted, 14 teams got stuck with those restrictions during that CBA, so it wasn’t all that unusual.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Maybe, but the Angels released him this past Spring, so I’m guessing that he was signed through the 2020 season.

MH252525
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2 years ago
Reply to  jcstein

right before Baldoquin there were no restrictions and the Angels were SILENT. Lots of teams going all out on IFA and the Angels just sitting on the sidelines.

Turk's Teeth
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Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

Arte largely dissolved the Latin program after the skimming scandals. Baldoquin we acquired a mere two years into resuscitating the program, and came at a time when the market was irrational and overheated.

Still, guys like Barrรญa, Suรกrez and Hector Yan were drafted in that period. They found value in cheap scraps.

Turk's Teeth
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Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

To be fair, most of the big dollar Latin signs don’t work out. Many of the biggest hits are guys that signed for <1M.

The teams that have had the biggest success on the intl front have tended to opt for volume, and developed their players. Vlad Jr type payouts are relatively rare.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Stay employed, that’s the plan

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

Eppler won’t be around my friend.

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
2 years ago

What Joe is teaching his pitchers is that they have to be perfect and be pulled. Or absolutely suck. No in between