Angels don’t show much offense in loss to Giants

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

On a blazing hot afternoon in August, Dylan Bundy went up against Angels legend Trevor Cahill who is now pitching for the Giants. Based on the odds, the Angels were clear favorites going into this game. Then Mike Yastrzemski led off the game with a homer to right and dampened my expectations a bit. Dylan Bundy was able to get the next three batters out to contain the damage. The very fact that there was damage to contain did not bode well. It was 99 degrees with the wind blowing out to center. Tommy La Stella promptly came up and showed us that it is home run derby day.

Pablo Sandoval, the Giants’ Designated Hitter, also joined the home run derby. He placed the Giants back up by two runs in the second inning. The Angels, for their part, squandered a second inning opportunity to retake the lead when they got two men on with no outs. They failed to score a run.

Dylan Bundy entered the game with a 0.63 WHIP. That stat took a serious beating today as he averaged at least one walk and one hit per inning through the first four innings. Jacob Barnes pitched in the fifth inning and, of course, walked his first batter and hit Evan Longoria before giving up a two run double to Brandon Crawford. Yikes! The Giants led by five runs.

On a positive note, Jaime Barria pitched relatively well out of the bullpen today. He gave up only 1 hit and one walk in four innings while striking out four. The wheels came off in the ninth inning, though, when he gave up back to back to back doubles to Brandon Belt, Evan Longoria, and Pablo Sandoval which gave the Giants a seven run lead. The Angels got a second run in the ninth inning but it was not enough.

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Fansince1971
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3 years ago

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clover_black
Super Member
3 years ago

Is social media day the worst fucking thing ever? Arte’s boomer ass had to come up with this. Terry giving shout outs to Angel fans in Washington. WOWOWOWOWOW. every day is “social media day” bozo . man this franchise is run by uninspired gremlins.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
Reply to  clover_black

How about anti-social-media day. You have to actually write a letter on (get this) paper or make an actual telephone call. I know it’s shocking.

Brent
Super Member
3 years ago

Evan Longoria? That’s a name I haven’t heard in years.

2002heaven
Super Member
3 years ago

We need to be sellers at the trading deadline
Dylan Bundy, Simba, Max Stassi should all be dealt. Problem is I don’t want Eppler doing it.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 years ago

Correct me if I’m wrong, but all of Fletch’s ABs could have been hits to extend his streak to 17. He just hit ’em (hard) where they wuz. And that diving catch by Yaz couldda shouldda yadda yadda…

Guys its painful to watch hit lately:
-Adell
-Ohtani-san
-JUP
-Rengifo (at least he’s driving up the pitch count)

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago

I keep playing with the numbers…like to finish at .500 we have to go 22-14. That might get us in the expanded playoffs. If we have to finish at 31-29, though, it starts looking impossible. Even that 22-14 looks like it can’t be done. I forget what I predicted at the start of this short season. 24-36? 26-34? something like that. We can reach 26 wins….IF….we play .500 ball the rest of the way.

Short version: looking forward to 2021.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago

Yeah with this pitching I don’t see them playing at .500 ball over the rest of their games, much less .611.

Designerguy
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3 years ago

Great man-made disasters of the last 125 years.

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2002heaven
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3 years ago

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Hate to say it, but he could be Billy Eppler’s replacement
I mean what do you expect we usually never get our man.

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GrandpaBaseball
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3 years ago

Que Sera whatever will be will be, the future’s not ours to see, que sera, sera.

Boy oh boy, now it’s going to be tougher to win the next two in a row much less so to get in the playoffs. 8-16 sure was not in the cards for me this year. But l refer to this year as 2020 Strange because that is simply what it is. Strange. Really the only thing connected to the Halos was Baby Trouty. Well tomorrow is the start of the Angels new season.

Rahul Setty
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Trusted Member
3 years ago

I’ll tell you what, though. I do take offense to a certainly Giants reliever throwing at Mike Trout’s head: twice.

AnAngelsFan
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3 years ago
Reply to  Rahul Setty

It’s a shame the NL is using the DH this year, or the next two nights might provide an opportunity to give that pitcher a taste of his own medicine.

LAAFan
Trusted Member
3 years ago

Unintentional or not, you’d hope the Trout thing would fire this team up, if that’s even possible.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago

This sums up this season…..

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steelgolf
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3 years ago

Sooooo…… The Angels lost to Trevor Cahill? Yeeesh, I sure am glad they don’t have to play The Royals with Matt Harvey on the mound.

admkir
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3 years ago

First guy up for the Giants tomorrow night should get plunked big time

GrandpaBaseball
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3 years ago
Reply to  admkir

You are right for 2 reasons, one is payback and the other that’s their best player.

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago

At least we get Lakers playoff basketball tonight!

Also, I love Trevor Bauer and I hope we sign him this winter:

https://twitter.com/BauerOutage/status/1295861448569171968?s=20

Jessica DeLine
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Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  Mia

he had great tweets about Tatis and Trout. Awesome!

Brent
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3 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Boooo… this is the Clippers year!

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

After that game, I have no further comments.

John Henry Weitzel
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3 years ago

Tank Timecomment image

Last edited 3 years ago by John Henry Weitzel
Mia
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Mia
3 years ago

Is Byron Scott available?

matthiasstephan
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3 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Can he pitch?