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.
Nice pitch! Good job Halos. Heaney held them down from the 1st inning.
WTF I LOVE MAYERS NOW
l’m a convert.
I Love Alex Curry but recognize the great job Mayer’s did in the 9th.
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!
Our new closer?
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.”
Light That Baby Up As The Big A Lights Up The Western Skies Tonight.😉
We need uno mas.
there we gooooo
Trouty comes through, Yahoo we got the lead.
Second chance for Trout.
Lead off walk. Gotta love Fletch
The dreaded lead-off walk…by the opponent for a change.
Comeback is going down in this half inning.
So far, so good.
l wonder if Texas would trade Lynn for Teheran, probably not, but if we throw in Robles…..
Fletch needs longer arms is all, otherwise……..
Why, Maddon? One more batter ends the inning. 102 pitches isn’t the end of the world.
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.
Yeah, it doesn’t do a lot for me either.
If that stat had been around when Bo Jackson played it would have been record setting every night.
Man, there was a unmatched talent. I really respected Bo as he let his feats speak for themselves.
i mean…from Tangotiger tonight: “Above average production starts at 95+ mph, which is why we use that point to establish ‘hard hit’ batted balls. Roughly speaking, each mph above 95 mph adds 50 points to wOBA.”
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.
Third time around.
We’re good at getting killed by Calhoun