Dodgers at Angels 08/16/2020 Gamethread

The Angels try to avoid a sweep!

Angels Lineup: Fletcher 6, La Stella 3, Trout 8, Rendon 5, Ohtani 10, Goodwin 7, Adell 9, Stassi 2, Rengifo 4, Teheran SP

Dodgers Lineup: Betts 9, Seager 10, Muncy 4, Bellinger 8, Taylor 6, Pederson 7, Ríos 5, Beaty 3, Ruiz 2, May SP

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AllenB
Super Member
3 years ago

SELL AT THE DEADLINE!!

Fansince1971
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  AllenB

Sell whom? Nobody would want anyone but Bundy or Fletch. Maybe a bag of balls for some bullpen pieces.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago

I’ve lost track of our record…gonna be 7-15? Something like that.

Fansince1971
Legend
3 years ago

Yep. That’is the equivalent of starting the season 17-38

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

it feels like that!

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
3 years ago

Baseball historians are going to look back and wonder how this organization could fail to build a decent team around the best player in baseball for a solid decade.

Brent
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Dan Patrick already brings this up weekly during the season. And how bad Pujols’s contract was/is.

2002heaven
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

So did Max Kellerman when he was still at the 4 letter station here in town. Seems like Arte and Billy are just damm scared and frightened reactionary’s to the Dodgers and everybody else in the AL West.

2002heaven
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

it’s happened before……..Don Mattingly and Ernie Banks take a bow.
it starts at the top…..same place where a dead fish rots. Arte outta be ashamed……not only the Dodgers, but we also have 3 storied NCAA Baseball programs in the area too that have done better. USC, CS Fullerton, and UCLA.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

Did you know that in 1982 Rod Carew had a 25 game hitting streak, or that Garret Anderson had a 23 game hitting streak in 2008, or that 10 years earlier Garrett set the team record a 28 game hitting streak. So if Fletcher does break the record he will join some big names in Angels history.

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
3 years ago

I love the comments “we are very close contending..just pitching better away”… that’s like 13 roster spots and half the game. This team is like 8 pitchers away and based in supply and deman that’s 4 years away in which Trout and Rendon will be approaching mid 30s . Folks this is a serious crisis and everyone wants to give Eppler a free pass. There is an argument this is the worst organization in baseball.

Last edited 3 years ago by DMAGZ13
John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

I’m blaming Arte. Bet Billy does better in his next job

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

Tough to get a second chance after falling once. Exception was Jedi though and arguably he is doing better the second time.

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
3 years ago

In order to blame Arte you’d have to assume that he micromanages at all levels such as scouting, drafting, player development, minor league coaching, athletic training, analytics. Arte throws huge money at pricey free agents . But there are plenty of cheap ass teams that have built league average pitching.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

or you could say his firing of key personnel sets us back

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

I really feel sorry for Trout. His prospects for being on a contending team seem to diminish, not improve, each season.

Last edited 3 years ago by angelslogic
JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

There are people here that were defending Eppler’s moves in the offseason, even over the past couple seasons. With the exception of Bundy, every pitcher this moron has signed has been absolute garbage. Our rotation is garbage and our pen is garbage. Unless a miracle happens, this team isn’t going to be contending for at least 2-3 years but they better start making some changes now and that begins with firing Eppler.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago

looking for something good in this I see Jo’s average is becoming ok-ish. I’d like to see some extra base hits, too.

Jessica DeLine
Admin
Super Member
3 years ago

He needs to stop getting on top of the ball for that to happen

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago

I called it! As you may or not remember, I said way back when, down 3-1, we could get those runs back. And we did!

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

Pyrrhic prediction.

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

+++++++++++++ HOME RUN – BRIAN GOODWIN ++++++++++++++

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
3 years ago

Yay~

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

The Angels had 5 catchers last season, how many can you name?

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

only 4

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Forgot about Garneau.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Trivia answers……Max Stassi……Kevan Smith……..Dustin Garneau ……J. Lucroy……..Anthony Bemboom.

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
3 years ago

*sigh*

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

Not what the team needed.

Last edited 3 years ago by angelslogic
2002heaven
Super Member
3 years ago

Orioles are 12-9 going into play today.
just saying.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Their rebuilding is progressing smoothly.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

White Sox 11-11

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
3 years ago

This team is on pace to go 19-41

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

But that does not beat out Pirates.

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
3 years ago

Second overall pick isn’t that bad

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago

it could be, depending on who’s doing the picking

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

L didn’t think about that. Maybe we can hire the Doyers staff and move them down the freeway.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

Well Seattle is still in the way, we just can’t help ourselves as we keep beating them.

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
3 years ago

3-3 on the season vs Seattle

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

3 wins to many.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

I guess Roberts thought the Doyers would lose the game without a pitching change.

2002heaven
Super Member
3 years ago

well, he would if he had our pen!

2002heaven
Super Member
3 years ago

what ever happened to Matt Swanson?

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

What is the Angels hitting streak record?

JackFrost
Super Member
3 years ago

I want to say Carew; I remember one streak in 80’ or 81’ that was in the 30 something range…Or maybe it was high 20’s but it was up there.

Last edited 3 years ago by JackFrost
2002heaven
Super Member
3 years ago

Begs the question that Turk’s Teeth needs to answer
WTF caused Billy Eppler to bypass Dustin May and Shane Bieber who was right under our noses ( UC Santa Barbara ) no less back in the 2016 MLB Draft?

ryanfea
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

But then we wouldn’t have Matt Thaiss

2002heaven
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  ryanfea

Matt Thaiss looks like he might cry any second.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  ryanfea

Funny stuff.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Eppler and staff are clueless about running the team.

eyespy
Super Member
3 years ago

A quiet 15 game hitting streak for Davie. First I heard of the streak.

eyespy
Super Member
3 years ago

No Hitter in AZ. Ray has given up seven walks

eyespy
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

No Hitter, and a pitching change

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

95 pitches…would never have made it.

eyespy
Super Member
3 years ago

He has two arms sir

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

oh quite right! I forgot!

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
3 years ago

Angels sucking. Halo Infinite delayed. No Pac 12 football this year. I’m bummed.