LA Angels Monday News Crash: Cloudy and Cool

The forecast for KC looks a lot like it does along the coast here in OC: cloudy, cool, but no rain. The Toronto Blue Jays having a home game rained out because they are in Florida rather than their domed stadium is about as 2021 as you can get.

The makeup game has been scheduled for August 10th as part of a split double header. I’ve never attended a double header. Plenty of times during Spring Training I’ve caught a day game at one facility and a night game at another, but never any sort of traditional double header. Might have to do this. Who is with me?

The rain out and 15-1 beatdown were not the only bad news to break here in Halos land over the weekend.

Dexter Fowler, clubhouse leader with a couple of clutch hits this year, is out for the year due to a torn ACL. Fortunately the Angels look to have the depth to absorb this injury.

There’s no way to absorb an injury to Anthony Rendon, however, and he’s dealing with some groin soreness after making a throw Saturday night. Don’t worry, though. The Angels have given the same “it’s nothing” statement they did for Fowler and so many others.

But there’s a lot of really good news as well. The Angels are currently tied for first in the AL West after playing all 9 of their first games against clubs with playoff projections or aspirations. The Astros, meanwhile, have faced a far easier schedule.

This nice start has pushed the odds of the Angels reaching the postseason to 57.8%. I can’t remember the last time that number has been over 50.

The big news around baseball this weekend was local kid made good Joe Musgrove throwing the first no hitter in Padres history. Many people called this his breakout moment, but there are plenty of signs that Musgrove had already broken out.

That’s exactly why Brent and others wanted the Angels to trade for him.

Getting overshadowed a bit by some other hot starts is the Twins Byron Buxton, who continues to mash.

Moments like these are what make baseball so special. On Friday a father and son were at the Braves/Phillies game and the kid missed catching a Freddie Freeman home run. Someone from the bullpen threw the youngster, a Phillies fan, the ball and he walked it over to a younger kid in his section who was wearing a Freeman jersey. Class move by the young man.

On Sunday, Freeman and Bryce Harper surprised the father and son with a ball autographed by both of them.

Also in Atlanta, Ronald Acuna Jr. replied to a father and son duo who had flown all the way from Guatamala to watch him play.

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angelsown3417
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Rendon on the IL with groin strain. Maddon hopes it will only be 10 days…Yikes

h27kim
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Good stories about the Phillies-Braves series. I came across stories similar to the second one often enough that I honestly think Harper is really a nice guy who is misunderstood.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
2 years ago

Thankfully we aren’t playing a Minnesota team today

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
2 years ago

Great mix of links today!

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
2 years ago

Curious to see how RF plays out. I imagine the Angels would have liked seeing Marsh or Adell in AAA for at least a month or so before considering one of them and it’s obviously still weeks away from even starting.

Could see Schebler getting the nod for some AB’s since he was someone Minasian targeted.

Last edited 2 years ago by ihearhowie3.0
OMAHALOFAN
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I planned on going to go to the KC series but no single seat tickets are available, tickets are sold only in 2, 4 and 6 seat ‘pods’ and season ticket holders have priority. To add insult to injury, Royals games are blacked out in the Omaha area on MLB.TV and YouTubeTV doesn’t stream Bally Sports Midwest so I guess I’ll have to watch it at the pub…bummer. 😁
Ordering a shirt today, GO HALOS!!!!

Last edited 2 years ago by OMAHALOFAN
steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  OMAHALOFAN

There are no single seats at the Big A either. You have to buy a pod, 2+

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Which sucks for those of us who go to the game solo.

[edit]: Which sucks for those of us with acrophobia and who go to the game solo.

Last edited 2 years ago by red floyd
steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Totally sucks. There are times I would just go to a game by myself if my kids are out of town or a day game since I’m a block away from the Big A, now I would have to purchase 2 seats.