Angels @ Royals 04/12/2021 Gamethread

The Angels fly to Kansas City to take on the Royals. Alex Cobb gets the start on the mound. No Anthony Rendon as he heads to the 10 day IL with groin issues. Juan Lagares a late scratch due to calf tightness.

Game starts at 5:10. Discuss.

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Jim Atkins
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7 months ago

Briefly doing some digging, best start ever was 13-3 in ’18. We can do that.

Fansince1971
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

That year we played no one until game 17. This year the first 3 series were tough!

Cowboy26
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Actually it was 6-14 in 2002

rez2405
Trusted Member
7 months ago

Whoa whoa easy there Matty V.. Dexter Fowler was not a MASSIVE BLOW…..

LOL

FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  rez2405

Drinking the Sutton juice.

Cowboy26
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  rez2405

That was Faux Buttercup build up. I’ll take that over the real thing anytime.

DowningDude
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  rez2405

Pretty big as the chemistry flows. He’s a good clubhouse leader from what I’ve heard.

DowningDude
Super Member
7 months ago

Tied for best start in franchise history
Wow

rez2405
Trusted Member
7 months ago

YCPAHOTO!!

Jim Atkins
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7 months ago

LTBU!!!

IvanX
Member
7 months ago

Wow!

DowningDude
Super Member
7 months ago

Three years ago today – ohtani first career triple

DowningDude
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Stat supplied by my wife’s FB memory post. 😂

Jeff Joiner
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Super Member
7 months ago

I’d forgotten we had Rowen on the roster.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Just happened. And just like that’s here’s the ball

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
7 months ago

that was a great spot for him

Cowboy26
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

But no Martin?

Fansince1971
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I’m Laugh In at that comment.

FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Rowens pitches where getting up there rather flat, albeit from a weird angle. Need more zip.

Jim Atkins
Trusted Member
7 months ago

Gubi does look like an Eastern European basketball player. Good one Matty.

DowningDude
Super Member
7 months ago

They allow spitting near home plate? Seems a good way to disperse droplets. #germaphobe

Jim Atkins
Trusted Member
7 months ago

I guess we just might be actually sort of good so far. Don’t want to get overly joyful here.

Fansince1971
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Well if Cobb is for real that really helps.

rez2405
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

His ERA is crap but you know…. FIP!

IvanX
Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

We’ll allow “cautiously joyful.”

LanaBanana
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7 months ago
Reply to  IvanX

Speak for yourself. I’m crazy joyful!

IvanX
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7 months ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Ok I’ll join your party!

LanaBanana
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7 months ago
Reply to  IvanX

🥂

MH252525
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7 months ago

who did we send down to get Rowen on the team? I’m assuming Barria?

Fansince1971
Super Member
7 months ago

Can you imagine theoretically if Ohtani could end up with 100+ RBI and 15+ wins? I don’t really want to think about it (don’t want to jinx anything) but would just wonder if that would be like a 20 WAR season?

Mia
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Mia
7 months ago

This team just has a feeling that I can’t really describe, but man this is gonna be a fun year.

IvanX
Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Mia

I’d describe it as “success.”

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Mia

I’m quickly getting to love this team in a special way

Fansince1971
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Gotta stay healthy.

Mia
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Mia
7 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Absolutely crucial.

JackFrost
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Indeed. That is huge. And it is FAR from being a given.

angelslogic
Super Member
7 months ago

Hey wait, no one said, It’s Trout of here!”

DowningDude
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Mebbe on radio

LanaBanana
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Jinx

angelslogic
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Winner in the junx contest.

LanaBanana
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  angelslogic

TY

LanaBanana
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Somebody on the radio may have….

DowningDude
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  angelslogic

And it’s actually “it’s Troutta here.”

angelslogic
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Yeah yeah.

LanaBanana
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

🙄

DowningDude
Super Member
7 months ago

Wow. Jabari Blash right there

rez2405
Trusted Member
7 months ago

When are we gonna get a SANTA MARIA!! from Matty V?

DowningDude
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  rez2405

Happened earlier SNB?

VictoriousVIC
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

You are correct! When Ohtani hit that bomb in the first inning he said it when he was in the dugout.

DowningDude
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  VictoriousVIC

Thats right. I knew I heard it and A Rod was flapping his jaws and that’s why most might not have heard it.

rez2405
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Damn I missed it 😛

DowningDude
Super Member
7 months ago

I like Matt V. It’s like we’re watching a badass MLB The Show game

VictoriousVIC
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Between Matty V calling Angels games, SNB, and The Show dropping Thursday, but is he gonna be a very familiar voice this year. And I already play The Show religiously haha.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
7 months ago

Matty V asking for and MVP TROUT delivers

IvanX
Member
7 months ago

WOOOOOOOOOOO!