LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: 4-2 Start

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Angels News

The Angels lost yesterday because the Astros cheated due to a collapse in the 9th. Still, Mike Trout homered and Bundy was excellent again, going toe to toe with Greinke.

A 4-2 start is pretty good to start the season, especially against the White Sox and Houston. It is the best start since 2018 when the Angels started 6-2.

Blue Jays and Royals are next starting Thursday. Canning will make his 2021 debut, and Ohtani may next pitch this weekend but it is still TBD.

Hey what has Soth been up to anyway? Well apparently, managing Team USA.

Fangraphs geeked out over Ohtani. Check out Effectively Wild if you haven’t already.

Or if you want to hear a more Angel voice, Brent Maguire has some words to say on Locked on Angels.

Around Baseball

Dusty Baker has some… odd things to say about the booing the Astros have been getting.

Tatis Jr. has a tear in his shoulder. It is possible he returns in 10 days but I wouldn’t be surprised if he misses more time.

Nationals officially put 10 on the COVID IL. A reminder, the pandemic is not over yet, no matter what the Rangers want you to think.

Odor is not retired, he is traded to the Yankees. But, why?

Brewers and Braves made a trade. Orlando Arcia for 2 relievers.

Potential Top 10 draft pick from LSU needs TJ. An Angel in the making.

Kevin Kiermaier was placed on the IL. Quad pain. Those really hurt.

Nike City connect Jerseys are almost here. I hope these do not turn out bad.

Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes.

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Marcotor
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Those City connect togs are… HIDEOUS.

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
2 years ago

I know a lot of us wanted Rosenthal but it looks like he might need thoracic outlet surgery, generally the death knell of a pitcher’s career.

tough break for Rosenthal and the A’s.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Link is available but definitely sucks for the kid. We’re not always the ones getting pitchers injured.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Another example of “Goid thing Joiner isn’t a Scout”

benjiface
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I’ve never been a big Dusty Baker fan. But let’s level, his asinine comments about the A**tros getting booed and other people throwing rocks from glass houses, and how “we paid for our mistakes.” Number one, you weren’t on those cheating teams. So you paid for nothing. Could this guy be more FOS? Who’s buying this 💩 ? Honestly Dusty, go bite a donkey.

No A**stros player was suspended, how exactly did they pay for their mistakes? Ooh, their GM and manager got fired. Big deal. They got to keep their ***title*** and with no player suspensions etc.

We don’t feel sorry for you. We hate you. We will boo your team. Everyone will. You got 2020 as a grace period because of no fans and Covid. People have not forgotten, and they never will.

Shut up Dusty, and take it like a man- you and all your stooges.

benjiface
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  benjiface

**FOS** medical term for Full of 💩

Jeff Joiner
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2 years ago
Reply to  benjiface

Here’s the fun part: right now only about 25% of stadiums are full. Just the die hards, really, and we booed the crap out of them.

By the next time the Asterisks roll into town we should be fully open. All those people who didn’t get a chance to boo them, all the Dodger fans who wanted to come down and razz them, will get their first shot at them.

This isn’t going to blow over by the All Star break. It will keep coming in waves. And Dusty being a crybaby is only going to encourage it.

They didn’t pay of anything. Even if they did we would boo.

Guest
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Are the people booing the Astros also booing Stassi?

WallyChuckChili
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2 years ago
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I booed Stassi when we 1st got him. Given he did suck too

AnAngelsFan
Super Member
2 years ago
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Stassi was a cheater, but as a rookie I don’t hold him quite as a responsible as the veterans and stars on the team. Also, Stassi actually made something of a sincere apology: https://ktla.com/sports/angels-max-stassi-former-astros-catcher-apologizes-for-houston-teams-sign-stealing-scheme/

On the other hand, he hasn’t returned the ring or donated his playoff money to a charity.

Last edited 2 years ago by AnAngelsFan
GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

Starting pitching is good like expected and BP is about what is expected, but “Fatboy” only has 2 HRs and not 10, huge disappointment. have fun today folks.

WallyChuckChili
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2 years ago

Trade Him!

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago

For two players who hit .200 ? Signed Buizzy Bavasi

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
2 years ago

C Rod getting some love from The Athletic.

Multi inning relievers will be so key this year. If this kid can stay healthy, he could be a difference maker. Keeping games close, giving the team a chance to come back. Sometimes protecting a lead for the back end.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago

Wow, Odor’s contract really stinks. Did he sign that based on the 2016 season? Because Texas has not gotten nearly any value from him. No wonder they are cutting him loose.

What are the Yanks hoping for, a bit of power off the bench? He is more likely to K than anything. (And Estrada, who they sent down for Odor, was the better player in 2019).

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

Costs the Yanks essentially nothing monetarily (Major League minimum) and two fringey prospects. If they get anything out of Odor in the next two years – this is a win for the Skanks. It’s a low risk deal for an experienced player who may benefit from a change of scenery.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Oh, I get that it is cheap for the Yanks, but Odor hasn’t been good for a while (hence Texas letting him go). I just think it was a really bad contract for Texas – it isn’t just Arte that has handed out some 5 year deals that didn’t end up worth the money.

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Ok so I admit I did not think Dylan Bundy was for real, but he’s doing it again this season. With his uptick in velocity, I’m wondering if he’s finally fully healthy. Also, it seems to me the Angels may have finally found some secret sauce as most of their guys are throwing it harder.

rez2405
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

In Cobb’s case.. hooray for driveline?

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

Now if we can only get The Heandog to Driveline right out of town.

TheOrangeCurtain
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I’ve been a Heaney fan for a while, just waiting for him all these years to finally turn that corner and put all his talent together to “figure it out”. After watching his first start of this year, me thinks it’s just never going to happen. He may be physically talented, but I’m beginning to finally lean toward the idea that he just doesn’t have the mental fortitude to be a top starting pitcher. He’s rather average, and that’s not much to be excited about, sadly.

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

Losing to the Asstros is just not fun. While no loss is fun, it just stings more against the cheaters.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

Angels went toe-to-toe with two of the best teams in the League and won 4 out of 6. That should improve your mood.

Last edited 2 years ago by Fansince1971
GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Why yes, yes it does now that you mention it.

But boy oh boy wouldn’t 5-1 have been sweet.

Last edited 2 years ago by GrandpaBaseball
WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago

And sending the Cheaters home on a 2 loss trashcan serenade would have been Great!

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

No game today….

Hello darkness my old friend.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

This song makes me think of Kingpin

rspencer
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

I know a guy who’s so unhip, when you say “Dylan,” he thinks you’re talking about Dylan Thomas (whoever he was).

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  rspencer

Rage, Rage against the dying of the light.

rspencer
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Curse, bless, me now with your good tears, I pray.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  rspencer

Fierce Tears…

I’ll have the Chicken, a Whole one!

rspencer
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Oops. Memory failed me. Yes, fierce tears. I can’t help being an editor, I guess.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
2 years ago

If I’m a Padres fan I’m terrified over how often Tatis gets hurt. Seems like it’s something new every time too.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Thats ok . Padres fan Only has to endure 14 more years of this.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

And we all know that players become less injury prone as they age! 😃

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

And ALL those millions! Guaranteed, lol !!

losangel
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Injured throwing a ball and swinging a bat seems really bad for his future.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago

Angels pre game: 6ft apart in line to get in Stadium.

Angels game: Sit in Social Distanced seats.

Angels post game after a win: Everybody gathered tightly together behind announcers Yelling and Cheering.

LanaBanana
Super Member
2 years ago

I noticed this, too.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

This is a great observation. No masks

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago

Everyone knows that McDonald’s fries are way more effective against the virus than any vaccine.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

and Losing is the real disease.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UImuMJlUJzA

Our Friends up in Oakland are going for their seventh straight today to open the season.

Last edited 2 years ago by Cowboy26
LanaBanana
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Bless their hearts

max
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max
2 years ago

Did Gubi and French change their names?

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  max

I can ask Alex and Jose

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago

Do you think the LSU pitcher could fall to us in the 2nd round much like Canning did?

rez2405
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I like the thinking. Hopefully. Getting someone who just had TJ surgery might not be a bad thing

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
2 years ago

I brought this up in our writer chat. Turk’s and Rahul basically said he’s a huge risk as TJ doesn’t fix everyone. That said a team with a supplemental or extra second round pick could reasonably take that risk. The Angels don’t have either so the risk would be substantial for us.