Rays @ Angels 05/03/2021 Gamethread

Q takes the mound again as Ohtani cannot pitch today, but will DH. The offense needs to score vs a good Glasnow. A tough series starts at 6:30.

HITTERSH-ABRBIHRSBAVG
R. ArozarenaLF27-991133.273
M. Brosseau3B10-55620.182
A. MeadowsDH20-931250.215
Y. Diaz1B20-85700.235
M. MargotRF22-821322.268
B. Lowe2B19-951140.200
F. MejiaC15-52610.288
W. AdamesSS15-90721.167
K. KiermaierCF14-57301.246
Which one will have a great game?
HITTERSH-ABRBIHRSBAVG
D. FletcherSS30-1131001.265
S. OhtaniDH26-992086.263
M. TroutCF33-801670.413
A. Rendon3B15-551020.273
J. WalshRF32-902160.356
J. UptonLF20-861250.233
A. Pujols1B15-781251.192
J. Rojas2B7-39000.179
K. SuzukiC9-40410.225
Seriously why Walsh RF?

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Fansince1971
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12 days ago

Only hope I have is Rendon was able to put some weight on his knee while walking off the field. They makes it more likely it’s a deep bruise that a fracture. Wishful thinking.

Fansince1971
Super Member
12 days ago

Only can hope it’s a deep bruise and not a fractured patella

MH252525
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12 days ago

So F anyone that says anything nice about Pujols. He’s not a team player at all. Get’s thrown out with probably the worst sprint speed in MLB when he’s not even the tying run in the 8th inning. Maybe maybe maybe if his run meant anything at that point you could see trying to get into scoring position, but in that situation it’s just so idiotic. Then again his run means absolutely nothing in the 9th, Castillo is pretty much all over the place, he gets to a 2-0 count and he should like a normal team player in that situation be taking all the way to try and get more baserunners, but nah he swings at what should have been ball 3.

The Angels just feed his ego. I bet anything he still legitimately thinks he’s helping the Angels.

JackFrost
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12 days ago
Reply to  MH252525

You are right on both counts; the tagging up play was stupid as they were down by 2 runs. And in the 9th needing baserunners and a slightly wild Castillo meant he probably should have been taking. Pujols is not playing smart baseball right now.

Last edited 12 days ago by JackFrost
FungoAle
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12 days ago
Reply to  MH252525

No argument here. There is a lot of ego feeding going on, from the booth to the dugout. He is getting way too much playing time. Need someone with some stones to tell him it’s over, you’re coming off the bench in pinch hitting duties.

Last edited 12 days ago by FungoAle
MikeSalmon
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Have yourself a NITE, Albert! Dippy baserunning mistake, GIDP.
Is this the last we see of .500?
Tune in tomorrow, fellow masochists.
You know you will.

Angels2020Champs
Trusted Member
12 days ago

LOL a fucking Albertross GIDP to end a game we lost Rendon for the season when we should loss Q forever

FungoAle
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Painful truths. Tomorrow is another day. Reverse the curse.

bradllee424
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12 days ago

I am sick of what this team has done the last ten years. They are not even fun to watch.

MikeSalmon
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12 days ago

Swear, but should’ve posted it when J-Up got ahead 3-0: he would K.

UtahAlumnus
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12 days ago

Next batter will reach first base, followed by a double play to end the game.

UtahAlumnus
Member
12 days ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Didn’t see the runner already. But there we go.

FungoAle
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12 days ago

We need Arte doing the Rally Monkey HOUSE OF PAIN dance on top of the dugout. Let’s go Halos!

eyespy
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12 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

We need Arte to sell the business to a fan of the game.

H.T. Ennis
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12 days ago

on the bright side, maybe their dude isn’t great in a non-save situation either

UtahAlumnus
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12 days ago

Why does it feel like this team never believes that it belongs?

Last edited 12 days ago by UtahAlumnus
Christianhanson
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12 days ago

Langston said Joe said “we’re a good team too” LOL welcome to Anaheim Joe, optimism means nothing here. Empty promises my dude.

AdelitasBarTJ
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12 days ago

Hey, can someone tell me what Pujols did in the 7th? I’m reading the box score and it says something about a fly out double play. Judging by some of the comments below, it sounds like he did something Pujols like to make it happen…can someone explain?

nishiogawakun
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12 days ago
Reply to  AdelitasBarTJ

Tagged on a shallow fly to left possibly thinking they’d be sleeping on him. Was thrown out by roughly 560 feet.

AdelitasBarTJ
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12 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

lol..did it look like he was running on hot coals? that’s how i always like to think about Pujols’ running/walking

H.T. Ennis
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12 days ago
Reply to  AdelitasBarTJ

You can see in real time that he realizes he’s gonna be out…there was a little hesitation halfway there.

FungoAle
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12 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Puljos gained confidence in his legs since he stole 3rd base last week. We all know the pitcher totally slept on him but they way Gubi and Sutton was talking up the speed of the Machine, pumped Albert up into thinking he would make it tonight in a pop-up.

eyespy
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12 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Had the 8 track tape of that broadcasting on loop ever since

FungoAle
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12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

Yeah…lol.

eyespy
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12 days ago
Reply to  AdelitasBarTJ

He thought that he had the wings of Mercury, but then woke up from that dream being tagged out trying to extend a double for mere mortals, into a double.

MikeSalmon
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12 days ago
Reply to  AdelitasBarTJ

He thought he was Ricky Henderson. He was wrong. And if he wasn’t famous, he’d get DFA’d for being that stupid…or deluded.

JackFrost
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12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I think he wants so much to be contributing…. He’s not hitting so he’s just searching for any way to do something positive. But he’s trying too hard.

AdelitasBarTJ
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12 days ago
Reply to  AdelitasBarTJ

Thanks guys for filling me in. It sucks not getting to see the games….Though, Im feeling better and better about not wasting the money on the MLB package.

eyespy
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12 days ago
Reply to  AdelitasBarTJ

Arrrrrr, but the ways that be

Angels2020Champs
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12 days ago

Well we all knew Iglesias hated coming in anything other than a save opportunity

H.T. Ennis
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12 days ago

We probably won’t get another of those for a while 🤪 feast or famine

Angels2020Champs
Trusted Member
12 days ago

So we are clear… he cannot pitch multi inning games, when losing, or tied.

eyespy
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12 days ago

So we are clear… he cannot pitch multi inning games, when losing, or tied.

Angels2020Champs
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12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

That made me laugh hahah so true

FungoAle
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12 days ago

Very true. Joe needs your help.

FungoAle
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Shit, a weakling like Margot. Not good.

JackFrost
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12 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Iglesias is waaay overusing his change-up.

His fastball is his best pitch. He should be relying on that much more.

UtahAlumnus
Member
12 days ago

Can we please not drop below 500? I’m afraid we might not get back above it.

MikeSalmon
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12 days ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

That ship just sailed at the same time Margot’s ball went over the fence.

nishiogawakun
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12 days ago

Pitching sucks so I don’t pay too much attention when we’re on defense. Offense is all over the place so I only really follow the first half of the lineup. Announcing is bad so I have the TV on mute. Why does it feel like I’m watching an hour of commercials to see 12 total at bats between Ohtani, Walsh, and Trout. There must be a better way.

eyespy
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12 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Skip the live game, and La-La-La-La-La-La … all the way until the condensed game is available on MLB.com

MikeSalmon
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12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

I do that for every other team. Literally. On MLB Network’s Quick Pitch. Mostly to gawk at the gals who host it.

eyespy
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12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Pervey

MikeSalmon
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12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

You don’t even know the half of it.

Cowboy26
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12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

So is that what you call “gawking”

MikeSalmon
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12 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Looks like another year of Watching Trout and his Stats.

Angels2020Champs
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12 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

To be honest dude I might be getting there

MikeSalmon
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Bringing in the designated “closer” while you’re 2 runs down rule? Raisel probably coughs up 2 here?

eyespy
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12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

there they are

MikeSalmon
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12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

Now our “closer” has an ERA of 7.4
Just…kill me now.

eyespy
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

NO! Suffer like the fool you are, like the fools we are.

JackFrost
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12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I still don’t think he’s blown a save though… If memory serves. I could be wrong but I don’t think he’s blown a save.

JackFrost
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Sorry, he did blow one. The White Sox, I think. Then Walsh bailed him out in the bottom of the 9th.

H.T. Ennis
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12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

haha.

angelslogic
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12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Tar and feathers!!!

nishiogawakun
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12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Called it. Yikes!

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Season over. But it was over two weeks ago at Toronto and buried by Fletcher getting thrown out at 3rd.

Last edited 12 days ago by DMAGZ13
Cowboy26
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

It was over when we signed Jose Quintana back in January.

MikeSalmon
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Welp: looks like ballgame to me, but ya never know.

I just hope Tony’s okay.

eyespy
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Some ice, and a good dirt rub, atta boy

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