Some things happen in Angels loss

Astros 16, Angels 2

Jake Odorizzi, Angels offseason target, appeared to injury his arm during the first batter of the game and had to come out.

Kent Emanuel, aka Cy Rookie, replaced him and pitched 8.2 innings of two-run ball. Go figure.

After Griffin Canning departed in the third inning, the Angels cycled through the back of the bullpen quickly, necessitating Ben Rowen to throw 52 pitches.

With a three-man bench and one of the trio (Mike Trout) injured, the Angels had two position players available. To avoid injury, José Rojas replaced David Fletcher at second and Anthony Bemboom, the catcher, replaced Justin Upton in left.

Ben Rowen could not finish the game despite his heroic effort, and Joe Maddon put Shohei Ohtani in left field and Anthony Bemboom on the mound. Go figure some more.

Angels try to avoid the sweep tomorrow.

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steelgolf
Super Member
3 years ago

Have to hand it to The Angels. I thought the bullpen would be toast by the beginning of July, yesterday’s game showed I was wrong and it was the end of April when they ran into bullpen arm trouble. Very impressive.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago

Lineup…..

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Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

HOU just released their lineup

https://www.mlb.com/starting-lineups

Last edited 3 years ago by Angels2020Champs
Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 years ago

No Trout, angels release their lineup

https://www.espn.com/mlb/game/_/gameId/401227364

Fansince1971
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3 years ago

Trout injury concerns me. Like always I feel we are not being told something.

admkir
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

He said he doesn’t see the ball well in Houston and probably just waiting to move on to Arlington

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
Reply to  admkir

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Fansince1971
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3 years ago
Reply to  admkir

If it was NFL season, I would have figured he was watching the Eagles. So should we just schedule him out for games in Houston?!!

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Injury Update re Trout

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Twebur
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3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

…or they might not even know the severity yet…..for some stupid reason.
Go angels.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Fansince1971

In his 10th year in the league, he no longer heals like a teenager. Furthermore, why rush back to the crap show.

eyespy
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

They have to know something before they can tell you something

https://twitter.com/FabianArdaya/status/1386023029629616133

steelgolf
Super Member
3 years ago

Does anyone know what time the shit show starts today and if Madden is taking the mound to start the game? Inquiring minds want to know.

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

11:10am.
Lineups not released yet, as they have for the other 11am starts, so we could be looking at a covid related delay of sorts (what happened 4/17 vs minn).

Fansince1971
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3 years ago

I was thinking Maddon is determining whether Rendon and/or Trout are ready to go. But that doesnt explain no Houston lineup.

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Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Rendon would have to be activated and there’s usually a press release with a corresponding roster move.

Fansince1971
Legend
3 years ago

True that. For some reason I thought he was off the IL. But you are right.

nishiogawakun
Super Member
3 years ago

It’s games like this where I really miss TAME.

h27kim
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

We may win some games…

eyespy
Super Member
3 years ago

New for the Seventh Inning Stretch, at home and on the road.

The new crew in the booth does not like the team they are getting paid to do play by, what is that, play. Gubi is having a hard time in the side convos with Matt cheering for the opponents. Has V done a game that the Angels won yet?

LAAFan
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3 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

Daron’s allegedly a fan, too bad he sucks.

clover_black
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3 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

Zero chemistry and a confusing mess. Longing for the days of phys and hud at this point. Had no idea Matt v would be phoning in games randomly. Peak arte decision.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

One of the worst broadcasts I’ve heard. Darron tries to sound like a ‘broadcaster’ and comes across like an amateur playing an being an announcer. Like if I got behind the mic and tried to create a ‘voice’.

No chemistry between Sutton, Gubi nor José. Sutton’s jokes fall flat. His Gubi Tuesday schtick seems forced. Just not a fan at all.

LAAFan
Trusted Member
3 years ago

This team just feels rudderless. I mean Trout’s 29, Rendon’s 30, WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR. We should’ve gotten Dombrowski, bottom third farm system be damned.

Chap24
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3 years ago
Reply to  LAAFan

Yup. Watching the Padres and Dodgers go all in with their star players in their prime while Trout gets surrounded by journeymen and aging vets his ENTIRE career is saddening..

2002heaven
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3 years ago

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5 tool player? Wonder what his spin rate is?

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Canning needs to spend time in SLC learning to pitch again.

steelgolf
Super Member
3 years ago

16-2 pAthetic.Can’t wait till they draft more toolsy outfielders who didn’t even try playing baseball until after high school, on a whim because the local JC coach needed to fill out his roster.

GrandpaBaseball
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3 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Adell, didn’t they once make comic books?

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago

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DowningDude
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3 years ago

A little hat-tip in honor of your advanced gif-fu:comment image

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

The real gif goat could find a mo vaughn video of him falling into the Indians dugout on an Omar Visquel foul ball.

Eric_in_Portland
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3 years ago

here’s the article right after it happened.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-apr-07-sp-25080-story.html

I’ve been looking and just saw some guy, who listed the play as 1 of 15 “fails”, saying he was surprised he couldn’t find video

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago

I tapped all my outlets and couldn’t even find highlight of the 4/6/1999 game

Angels2020Champs
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FungoAle
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3 years ago

Angels need a guy with intensity like Lackey and Weaver.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I’ll add Washburn to that mix since we’re basically talking same angels era

TXAngel
Member
3 years ago

This team is currently built to win with offense. When we have four starters out, and two of them are Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon, we’re seeing that there’s no way that we’re going to be competitive. We weren’t wrong in the offseason about being very concerned that we didn’t sign any pitchers of note.

This is going to be a long season.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
Reply to  TXAngel

Yep – this team has no depth to survive injuries. Completely healthy it’s a decent club (85-87 wins). But injuries are part of the long season so it’s not a good team if it cannot withstand some injuries.

DowningDude
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3 years ago
Reply to  TXAngel

At least we have Pujols at the mark of the beast!

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
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Fansince1971
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3 years ago

I don’t usually bring this out til June but today’s game in combo with last night warranted it.

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John Henry Weitzel
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3 years ago
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AsSHAT fitting

Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 years ago

That’s funny!

Fansince1971
Legend
3 years ago

Yes it is!

Twebur
Legend
3 years ago

Relegation!!!!

2002heaven
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3 years ago
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Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago

Made the front page of Reddit, well done

https://m.imgur.com/jauf45K

Last edited 3 years ago by Angels2020Champs
DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
3 years ago

Some of you made fun of me for saying I felt the season was on the brink the other day…it’s on its way to ending by April once again. This team is turning out to be very gutless. Rendon is once again hurt to start a season which suggests he’s not taking the off-season seriously to train. Our our pitching is bottom in the league. Griffin Canning is ruined, and Perry is doing the same pitching dumpster diving as the predecessors. Jo Adell is probably sitting their dropping more balls in Arizona. This team sucks and no one has fire.

DowningDude
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3 years ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

Hey – congrats on being right. You’ve got some bragging rights!  😥 

2002heaven
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Hey!
What abawt mee?

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

The difference is you are ALWAYS negative.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

I predicted a 2-7 ( could be worse!) road trip so you’re not alone. In addition, Jeff called the sweep by the Astros and even labelled this series a “season derailer.” He was right on the mark it appears.

John Henry Weitzel
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Super Member
3 years ago

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2002heaven
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3 years ago

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Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

“I’ll pretend nothing is wrong if you pretend nothing is wrong”

tommyshalo
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3 years ago

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JackFrost
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3 years ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

Captain Smith??

tommyshalo
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

No it’s Maddon.

tommyshalo
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3 years ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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JackFrost
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

Ha. I hope not.

ryanfea
Super Member
3 years ago

lol

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

What a Fucking circus and one giant mess. 3-7 in last 10. 0-4 in a losing streak. We have no Bullpen, we have maybe 2 starters, our 2 best players injured with one just having some pain we’re told. How they have fallen so low a DH played the field and a catcher pitched to save the pen to have some innings for tomorrow. what a disgrace. A college team would whip on this clueless group of has beens and wanna be’s.

WallyChuckChili
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3 years ago

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Twebur
Legend
3 years ago

Put little Angels uniform on and sell them.

JasonAndrewMartin
Trusted Member
3 years ago

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JackFrost
Super Member
3 years ago

Did I not warn everyone saying “World Series” after the first week and a half that they were being premature???

I even reminded them about our start in 2018.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Something you want to be right about?

JackFrost
Super Member
3 years ago

I’d rather be wrong, believe me.

DowningDude
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3 years ago

Hey Asstros… springer sums up what we Angel fans are thinking right now: comment image

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 years ago

Pretty sure Yog-Sothoth has been living directly underneath the Anaheim Stadium grounds for the past 100 million years.

aces666high
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3 years ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Lovecraftian references get an auto rec. The old ones have really been pouring it on lately.