Good morning Angels fans. Hope you like links for breakfast!
Angels are 7-11 now as they have won 2 vs Oakland after being swept by Texas. The team continues to make no sense. Bundy pitched 7 innings with no runs and the bullpen didn’t blow it. Last game of the series is at 1pm today.
In injury news, Simba is close to returning. His defense is greatly missed. While Fletcher has done a fine job, Tommy Lastella is not as good with the glove and shoring up the defense will go a long way towards the pitchers pitching better, maybe.
Jo Adell’s very bad play is still a 4 base error, no appeal. MLB upheld it despite still keeping the Canseco play a home run.
Astros hitting coach Alex Clintron got a 20 game suspension for his part in egging on the A’s in their last series. That is the longest any Astro has been suspended and it started Tuesday. Seeing how he was very much involved with the cheating, this is karma finally catching up to him.
Gincarlo Stanton has a grade 1 hamstring strain, will miss 3-4 weeks. That’s big with how short the season is.
Ronald Acuña Jr is day to day with a wrist injury. Allegedly. Although since it isn’t the Angels they are less likely to lie about it.
Trade time! Dimondbacks send infielder Ildemaro Vargas to the Twins for cash considerations. Cash is the most traded thing ever in MLB history.
Cash traded again! To the Braves, for Yonder Alonso. Padres get a friend for Machado.
Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac are both on the restricted list for breaking Covid-19 protocol. Cleveland is taking this seriously. Wonder if they need pitching…
Mets sale final bids due on August 31st. Will Wilpons actually sell or will they mess it up per usual?
Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes.