Angels 5 Giants 10
José Suárez made his debut this season for the first time, with Julio Teherán bumped from the rotation after struggling. It did not go well.
There were few bright spots tonight, but they were overshadowed by the mountain of suck that is the Angels’ pitching staff.
Some numbers from tonight:
8: the number of consecutive games in which the Angels have allowed six or more runs, for the first time in franchise history
4: the number of outs that Suarez recorded
8: the number of runs the Giants scored within the first three innings
19: the number of LOBsters the Angels recorded tonight
5: the number of innings Teherán pitched anyways, due to starter woes
Max Stassi got injured when a foul ball hit his right kneecap, making it difficult for him to walk. He, presumably, will head to the Injured List.
It almost feels wrong to mention what went right in this game, as it’s more of the same. Mike Trout tripled off Shaun Anderson, the Giants reliever who nearly plunked Trout in the head twice. David Fletcher got a hit, because of course he did. Anthony Rendon had a 3-hit game and now has a 10-game hitting streak. Anthony Bemboom smashed an offspeed pitch to deep right field for a home run.
Uninspiring, dreadful baseball.
2016 sure is a looooooonnnnngggggg season.
The Billy Eppler watch has begun.
MIA……….pitching and infield prospects. 😰
Some dumb person once said “bad baseball is better than no baseball.” I am that dumb person.
I’m pretty sure I said the same thing when this season got underway, I am a also a dumb person.
This is so much worse than no baseball.
Yep. Would much rather have no baseball. It would save me so much time and angst.
In your defense, who really could have envisioned this bad?
As for Anderson getting a 96 MPH fastball too close to Trout’s head: this is exactly what happens when a team has zero fear of retaliation. Bob Gibson or Don Drysdale would have answered Anderson after the first time he threw at Trout.
The Angels are the epitome of a bland, weak, uninspired, mushy, cold bowl of oatmeal. You could be starving, but you look at it and just want to dump the oatmeal, the bowl it’s in and the pot that cooked it all into the trash can.
It’s Trout and Rendon, and the rest are pretending
“Trout Fletch and Rendon. Plus a bunch of scraps and Ohtani’s strained tendons.”
Trout, Fletch and Rendon and then a lot of pretendin…..
8 and 18 is the new 6 and 14? Right? WW6?
(Seriously, can Simba’s ankle hold up enough for him to pitch?)
Hope Simba heals up and rejoins the lineup, mashes and we can trade him to a gambling contender for some arms…
Don’t forget Dylan & Max too.
It was no-tech Thursday at my house today, looks like I didn’t miss anything. Wife and I were just both so confused how a team with this much talent on it could be doing so poorly. I hope someone is learning something.
It was a no pitch Thursday in the Angels clubhouse.
in retrospect the season ended with Ohtani’s first outing
Or perhaps it was a forgone conclusion when Eppler was hired by Arte
Dante’s 9 circles
The hitting can be fun, but the pitching is hard to watch.
Happens every time. Why can’t we have nice things? 🙁
Mountain of Suck.
We’re really peaking here, people.
I think this perfectly encapsulates my feelings towards this team tonight.
Picture sums up the Angels 2020 season.
And ‘19 and ‘18 etc