Rangers at Angels 09/19/2020 Gamethread

The Angels entered play Saturday 3.5 games out of 2nd place in the division at 4.5 games out of a Wild Card spot. They just have to deal with pesky Lance Lynn.

Angels Lineup: Fletcher 4, Walsh 9, Trout 8, Rendon 5, Pujols 3, Ohtani 10, Ward 7, Stassi 2, Simmons 6. Heaney 1.

Rangers Lineup: Taveras 8, Solak 7, Kiner-Falefa 5, Odor 4, Apostel 3, Calhoun 10, Tejeda 6, White 9, Mathis 2. Lynn 1.

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FungoAle
Legend
3 years ago

Nice pitch! Good job Halos. Heaney held them down from the 1st inning.

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
3 years ago

WTF I LOVE MAYERS NOW

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

l’m a convert.

FungoAle
Legend
3 years ago

I Love Alex Curry but recognize the great job Mayer’s did in the 9th.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 years ago

This game is exactly why I love Maddon.

Instead going to his “closer” he stayed with the hot hand (Mayers) and was not afraid to pitch him two innings. Sosh never would have done this.

Way to go Joe !! And way to go Mayers!

Last edited 3 years ago by JackFrost
eastbayhalo
Member
3 years ago

Our new closer?

JackFrost
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  eastbayhalo

You don’t need one single closer.

What you need is a group of guys you can all depend on. It helps to match a pitcher to the situation AND it allows you to go with a “hot hand” as opposed to feeling compelled to pitch a “closer” even though he may be struggling horribly.

Maddon was the person more responsible than any really ( while he was in Tampa Bay) in starting the “closer by committee.”

Last edited 3 years ago by JackFrost
GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

Light That Baby Up As The Big A Lights Up The Western Skies Tonight.😉

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

DOS!

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

Jinx

Last edited 3 years ago by angelslogic
GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

UNO!

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

DOS!

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

We need uno mas.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

Trouty comes through, Yahoo we got the lead.

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

Second chance for Trout.

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Sweet!

eastbayhalo
Member
3 years ago

Lead off walk. Gotta love Fletch

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

The dreaded lead-off walk…by the opponent for a change.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

Comeback is going down in this half inning.

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

So far, so good.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

l wonder if Texas would trade Lynn for Teheran, probably not, but if we throw in Robles…..

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

Fletch needs longer arms is all, otherwise……..

angelslogic
Super Member
3 years ago

Why, Maddon? One more batter ends the inning. 102 pitches isn’t the end of the world.

FungoAle
Legend
3 years ago

To me, one of those useless stats…exit velocity. My eyes can detect what a ball is hit hard. I don’t care if it is 2mph faster than someone else playing in the game.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Yeah, it doesn’t do a lot for me either.

GrandpaBaseball
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3 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

If that stat had been around when Bo Jackson played it would have been record setting every night.

FungoAle
Legend
3 years ago

Man, there was a unmatched talent. I really respected Bo as he let his feats speak for themselves.

FungoAle
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3 years ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Sure, I get it, the harder you hit a ball the better chance one would have getting on base. Copy that. Just not sure I need to hear a statistic that my eyes are capable of telling me. ESPN is notorious in chatting up exit velocities. Scrolling along the bottom of the TV broadcast.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

Bad Call

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

Third time around.

ryanfea
Super Member
3 years ago

We’re good at getting killed by Calhoun