Giants 7, Angels 2
There’s no shame in losing to a team with such fearsome weapons as Eli Manning, Ahmad Bradshaw, and Victor Cruz; the Giants came to play today to defend their Super Bowl Title. What’s that? You’re telling me I’ve got the wrong sport? Let’s try again.
The Giants return Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Hunter Pence…and Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner…from the 2012 World Series team and look poised to make another deep run. Wrong year? Give me another shot.
By the way, the Angels still lost.
Patrick Sandoval struggled and once again failed to pick up his first Major League win, as Wilmer Flores and Austin Slater took him deep. Johnny Cueto danced his way through 5.2 innings, only allowing two runs because a Tommy La Stella deep fly ball bounced off Mike Yastrzemski’s glove. Albert Pujols got an RBI, moving him ahead of Alex Rodriguez for 3rd (2nd if you’re like Elias and ignore Babe Ruth) on the all-time RBI list. Yay for counting stats! Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon seemed to suffer mild discomfort through various injuries. Justin Upton went 0-4 and has an OPS of .356. Noé Ramirez and Keynan Middleton pitched scoreless relief.
Somebody please save this team and this fanbase from misery. Will it be tomorrow’s starter, TBD?
Albert reached another milestone and is within reach of another.Can we really last long enough for him to reach and pass these milestones or can we just pay him to retire?
Also don’t get me started on Upton, I just want to see him gone, I would rather call up as many of the kids as possible and let them play.
One upside to a 60-game season, the Angels can’t lose 100 games.
Then again, it’s the Angels. Anything is possible.
I don’t have any faith that the problems go away when we get rid of eppler.
Does that mean DowningDude needs to fire up a big ol’ Bob Marley joint and think, or should he do his thinking at the top of a mountain?
Eppler has been a trainwreck as our GM
Hopefully he’s gone before Labor Day, and Arte deserves every bit of this disaster. I said all along that the only way Eppler could draft well is if he had the consensus #1 pick every year. 😩 😭
Except Eppler HAS drafted well and has dug us out of a pretty awful hole since 2015 in regards to the farm system. He hasn’t been perfect and he certainly shares blame especially for what an atrocious bullpen we have, but he’s probably the best thing for us going forward. No GM is gonna be good for us with Arte still as the owner.
what are you talking about? So how did this farm system get rated at #25 about four months ago, and this after Eppler’s 4th year no less? The man sucks at his job, period and we have no infield prospects either BTW let alone his debacle with the pitching. Rendon and Simmons are 30 this year what now in two years ( 2022 ) so were right back at ground zero again. HE HASN’T DUG US OUT OF A HOLE AT ALL….. 😫 😫
We sure can’t blame him for Taylor Ward or the Roberto Baldoquin debacle.
On a related note: Check out Tony Reagins.
Never said we should, but many 2016 draftees have come up out of the MLB draft since last season ( Dustin May and Shane Bieber who both kicked our ass the last times they both faced us ). Both of these guys could’ve been ours for the taking.
Knowing that JUp had an injury shortened 2019 and fingers were crossed that he would return to form was all that could be done but also knowing that Calhoun would not be resigned for 14 million and there was a plan A. Plan A play Goodwin in RF who lacks the arm for a skilled spot. He is a backup CF and at best a LF. But wait Plan A also has JUp in LF so by default Goodwin go to RF. In the real world you may get away with putting a RFer in LF but it is a huge stretch to go the other way. Wait plan C is to move an unprepared 21 yr old to play RF. Oh by the way he does not have the instinct to play RF along with lacking an arm required for the position. Oh by the way no one has worked with this young man’s batting or defence or if they had he would not be this unprepared to move up.
Terrible Birthday gift, Angels
What are the odds of Billy Boy being employed in Anaheim after this 2020 Strange season is finally over. 100 to 1 is a good starting point that he is gone. We the fans unfortunately cannot fire Arte the Meddler as he owns the team, but truly for how long? He could sell the team after building a new stadium and become the landlord. We need people who know how to run the team from top to bottom.
He’s gone for sure. I thought he’d stick around through September, but who knows with the nose dive this team is taking.
fun with math!
How do you quickly calculate how many games a team will win in a 60 game season if that team has a .320 winning percentage?
Simple! Multiply one side of the original equation (.320 x 60) by 10 and divide the other by 10. That’s like moving the decimal.
So .320 x 60 is the same as 3.2 x 6 and we can easily figure that such a team would win 18.6 games. If that team is lucky that .6 of a win might be a full win! So 19-41 is the answer.
We can’t even be the best losers ever at this point either. 1889 Cleveland Spiders had a win percentage of .130 (20/134). If we lose every game from here on out, we’ll be 8/60, or 0.133. Dang it!
Shoot for only 19, na-na-na-nineteen
Another thought, is there too much chill on this team? Is MT one of the GOATs but not really a great leader? Because losing is one thing, but mailing it in day in and day out is pathetic and not worth watching. I used to preach that guys who get to this level have so much competitive fire in them they can’t accept anything less than their best, but over the last few years, I feel like I’ve seen too many examples of “I’m here to get my money that I earned 10 years ago”.
Definitely, between Ohtani waving at everything to Rendon looking stoned, they’re lacking a certain fire that’s been pretty much gone since Torii and especially Weave left. I mean, the Giants just threw at Trout’s head twice, but you’d never know it by the way they reacted.
I feel like we need to trade our sucky folks for a bunch of other overpaid sucky folks and roll the dice for a change of scenery breakout. At least it would give me a few games of optimism before completely writing everything off.
According to Baseball Reference, they have a 4.6% chance to make the postseason, and that was before losing tonight.
What are they playing for exactly? Trout’s got a newborn, Ohtani can’t pitch, Rendon is banged up now.
It’s time to take a hard look at guys like Ward, Barria, etc, and CUT them if (when) they don’t produce. At least then we can take an honest look at the future of this team, which frankly I’m not sure includes anybody outside of Trout, Rendon, and Fletch.
Geez, I don’t know anymore…. I suppose just keep tanking to draft Kumar Rocker or Jack Leiter
Justin Upton be like:
I know he’s not Angels related, but I think this quote from Trevor Bauer might brighten your evening just a bit. Love anyone who drags the commish.
i would love it if they actually told him “unprecedented fines” because for some reason that phrase just seems incredibly funny to me
“unprecedented fines like world has never seen”
i was getting at that, but i didn’t want to say it =)
I got you 😉
9 games under .500 is bad right?
Particularly after 25 games!
At that rate the team finishes 58 games under .500 in a regular 162 game season!
Justin Upton hyping himself up with the bases loaded (below). Man, I feel so bad for him.
“Did the Angels just have bad luck in 2020?” I think we know the answer to that one.
TANK FOR KUMAR
I am on this train now. If he is the elite future in the ace we need as Trout’s years are winding down, so be it.
Does he have any ligaments in his arm? Because if he does it’s not worth the risk!
Adrian Del Castillo seems to be the highest rated catcher. Another likely draftee is Brady House, a two-way player (3b/P) from some high school in Georgia. If we have the #1 pick I expect we’ll take one of these, unless Eppler can find something sadder.
I’d rather have Harold!
Who is this Harold doth speak of?
Why does nobody else want Harold? Is he still at Gitmo?
When do they announce Trout’s opt out?