Diamondbacks at Angels 09/16/2020 Gamethread

The season is winding down, and it has been now-or-never for a while now for the Angels. They don’t show up.

Angels Lineup: Fletcher 4, Walsh 3, Trout 8, Rendon 5, Pujols 10, Upton 7, Stassi 2, Adell 9, Simmons 6. Bundy 1.

Dbacks Lineup: Rojas 10, VanMeter 4, Walker 3, Calhoun 9, Escobar 5, Peralta 7, Ahmed 6, Vogt 2, Varsho 8. Smith 1.

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admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago

If anyone thinks we will go 10/0 the rest of the way, more power to you but I think that with this loss we are officially out of the race and having another loosing season

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  admkir

yes, I think that’ll do it. Good. It will save us stress, going forward. Now I just hope Trout gets hot.

h27kim
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  admkir

I’m almost hoping for 0-10 in the hope of getting to a more favorable position draftwise. Honestly, this is frustrating: we are not good enough to make the playoffs, but not so bad that we draft at the top, year after year

nishiogawakun
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  admkir

Sadly, I think this was the game for me too. I was really trying to press the optimism, but it’s time to truly throw in the towel. I’ll gladly eat crow if they surprise us, but until then, I’ll be watching other games more often than not.

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

That inning is on Maddon letting Adell come to the plate.

admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Agreed

KingsHalos10
Member
3 years ago
Reply to  angelslogic

100% Are they trying to see how many 2 and 3 K games he can have in a shortened season? Where’s Ward? He’s been figuring it out finally. Even Ohtani would have been somewhat better.
The Adell experiment needs to end until the minor leagues pick back up.

2002heaven
Super Member
3 years ago

Good thing we didnt give up on Baria yet!
BB up Oakland would’ve stole him.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago

gosh, this is frustrating.

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

Where’s the PH , Maddon?

2002heaven
Super Member
3 years ago

This team can’t take care of business ( beating other bad teams ) 😣  😣 
Summer of 2019 all over again after Tyler Skaggs passing.

Last edited 3 years ago by 2002heaven
admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago

And now the difference is the Sandavol bad inning

MH252525
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3 years ago
Reply to  admkir

or could it be that Pujols and Adell have made 4 outs each against pitching the rest of the team is handling?

admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

That too

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

Rendon has hit the ball hard twice. Hope this one drops in.

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

Nice to see Trout get a CLUTCH hit.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  angelslogic

a single would get us close

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 years ago

come on, Trouty!

MH252525
Trusted Member
3 years ago

So it looks like the Angels have really found something with Walsh. I mean anyone that can be this outstanding has to have some beneficial level of talent going forward right?

I wish they’d just commit to playing more of their young guys. Ward has a 1045 OPS the last two weeks with a 3 BB and only 5 K and that’s w/o hitting a homer. So he’s doing a good job in a limited sample recently. How about we just let him play and see what he can do, I mean he’s 26. Just let him play.

Rengifo should be playing more too. He’s struggling but I think he could be a good player going forward too. I mean we know Pujols isn’t going to be the answer at age 44. Just let him rot on the bench.

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

I’m out on Rengifo. He’s had his chances.

MH252525
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  angelslogic

He’s 23 and even last year more than held his own.

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

I call him RengIFFYo for a reason: both his fielding and his hitting are iffy at best. I would give him more credit if he defense was sound but it’s not.

ryanfea
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

Angels desperately want Pujols to get past Willie Mays then they’ll stop starting him

MH252525
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  ryanfea

Do you think there’s any chance Pujols just ups and quits at 661. He can’t be having any fun. He has to know he’s an anchor on this team.

admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

30 million reasons he won’t

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

He likes being a part of the all-time hitters lists.

ryanfea
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

I would hope the Angels would offer some deferred deal to let him retire gracefully before next season. Probably wishful thinking

admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  ryanfea

He already has a 10 mil personal services contract after this is over

ryanfea
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  admkir

I know but spread his other 30 million across those years too

admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  ryanfea

Will the league and the union allow it

admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago

So tomorrow we can have Ohtani DH, Albert at 1st, Adell in RF and Ward in LF

admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  admkir

Oh and Rengifo at 2nd

ryanfea
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  admkir

I miss Franklin Barreto

MH252525
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  ryanfea

did the Angels dfa him already. Man he was horrible.

admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  MH252525

IL

DowningDude
Legend
3 years ago

Gubi man. Every time he mentions “Sandoval could get his first win” … bash bash …

admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

We listened to him saying Albert will get 660 for a month

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

I don’t ever remember seeing batting practice in the middle of a game before.

dontbatvlad4th
Member
3 years ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Is this your first time watching the Angels?

PedroCerrano
Super Member
3 years ago

And…goodnight

ryanfea
Super Member
3 years ago

Maybe an inning too long for Sandoval

admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  ryanfea

Good for 1 time through the order

DowningDude
Legend
3 years ago

Kole Napoli’d us

PedroCerrano
Super Member
3 years ago

Add to KC to the list of former Angels that own us.

FungoAle
Legend
3 years ago

Crushed, KC….deeeeep.