Rays @ Angels 05/05/2021 Gamethread

Ohtani is on the mound for the Angels but not at DH as the team has no bench at all and is in a free fall. Game at 6:30. Rendon to the IL. It is the perfect time to panic.

HITTERSH-ABRBIHRSBAVG
B. Lowe2B20-1051140.190
A. MeadowsLF22-1021770.216
Y. DiazDH25-93800.269
J. Wendle3B27-931630.290
K. KiermaierCF15-62503.242
F. MejiaC18-57610.316
Y. Tsutsugo1B11-71500.155
B. PhillipsRF7-38313.184
W. AdamesSS17-97831.175
Meadows, stop it!
HITTERSH-ABRBIHRSBAVG
D. Fletcher2B32-1201001.267
T. WardRF—–
M. TroutCF35-861780.407
J. Walsh1B32-962160.333
J. IglesiasSS29-106821.274
P. GosselinDH0-4000.000
J. LagaresLF0-7000.000
K. SuzukiC10-43410.233
J. Rojas3B7-43000.163
WARD IS HERE!

Discuss…

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Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
5 months ago

Did we lose? I gave up after Gosselin gidp. If so then we’ve now lost 13 of 19.

Which sounds worse? That? Or 6-13?

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
5 months ago

Entertaining game but glad I didn’t go

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago

I would have loved to be there. Ohtani good start? It was worth sitting on my couch for 3 hours

clover_black
Member
5 months ago

Guerra needs to go away, Rowen style.

eyespy
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  clover_black

Did laugh-In get cut?

losangel
Trusted Member
5 months ago

We just need to blow this team up and start over

eyespy
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  losangel

Joe is getting the cosplay list started

AllenB
Trusted Member
5 months ago

This team is garbage. Perry should be given one winter without Pujols to get something done.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  AllenB

Next offseason is huge for him and this organization. No more excuses.

eyespy
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  bradllee424

Ha-Ha, it’s funny because you are blaming the fall guy, not the guy that is to blame.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  eyespy

Only Moreno is to blame for this.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  AllenB

So this year

bradllee424
Trusted Member
5 months ago

Sad team. If I was the manager I would be in there kicking some butts.

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  bradllee424

Well something needs to be done that’s for sure. This is getting ugly.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

The players need to know that this is not acceptable. I feel sorry for the fans that are paying money and having to sit out there and watch this team right now.

MH252525
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  bradllee424

the mandate isn’t to win. It’s to maximize per caps. Angels can throw together a highlight reel of Othani getting some K’s. Arte will sell some jerseys! Everything is awesome!

bradllee424
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

That is the problem. Moreno only cares about the money side. I don’t see any desire in that man to go all out and put a championship style team on the field.

eyespy
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

yes

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago

Only a 4 game losing streak? Pffft why the long faces around here?

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I’m in High Spirits

Mabe too many Spirits

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago

Have fun. Stay home. ✌

AllenB
Trusted Member
5 months ago

Go down the halo way…K

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
5 months ago

Is it overly dramatic to say I can’t remember what it feels like to win?

MH252525
Trusted Member
5 months ago

Detmers didn’t even make it out of the 2nd inning. Guess he won’t be helping soon.

AllenB
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5 months ago

And we’ll go down weakly in the 9th.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
5 months ago

700!!

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
5 months ago

Club?

JackFrost
Super Member
5 months ago

Joe cost us this game. Pure and simple. CRod had ALL the momentum on his/our side after that DP.

Why in the HELL do you pull him there after only six pitches when he’s been resting for SEVERAL DAYS ???

Joe out-smarted himself. When managers try to get cute or show us how smart they are is when they wrong.

Make the obvious move!

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

At least let C Rod throw a few more pitches.

JackFrost
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

He could have gone two more innings lol.

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

What are the winning lottery numbers Saturday?

JackFrost
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Leaving CRod in there was NOT like playing the lottery. We had the winning hand and Joe folded it.

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

K got it

JackFrost
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

It was obviously the right thing to do and 95% of us here knew it. BTW, I said it well BEFORE the 3 run HR so I am not second guessing.

And you can bet all the media in the postgame interview will be asking the same damn question.

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Hai wakarimasu

eyespy
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Stretch him out to be a starter.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

We don’t have any players here. The players lost. Joe still sucks but we literally have 3 all stars (trout, Ohtani, walsh) and a bunch of minor leaguers or overpaid guys

JackFrost
Super Member
5 months ago

Not true. CRod has bee great this year. You have him in to seal a win. Joe throws the W away for no reason!

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Ok.

JackFrost
Super Member
5 months ago

If what you are saying is true ( and it is not totally untrue, but it is an over-statement or over-simplification) then how in the hell are the Mariners, (who have a hell of a lot LESS talent then we do) above .500 ?

How do the A’s (also less talented ) win 13 straight games? It is not just the talent on the field but the whole culture and atomosphere of an organization that sets the tone.

Last edited 5 months ago by JackFrost
LA_Seitz
Member
5 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I’m not defending the decision to pull CRod, but they scored one goddamn run, and they only scored it on a play where they didn’t hit the ball. If you’re managing to win 1-0, you’re not going to win very many games. I don’t understand why he was pulled, but they lost because they can’t hit when the game is still in question.

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  LA_Seitz

Hey … Logic

JackFrost
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  LA_Seitz

I get what you are saying, but we had the lead. If it was tied that’s alot different.

Good teams will win most of the time they take a 1 run lead into the 7th. If your bullpen can’t close a 1 run game going into the7th a large majority of the time you are not a very good team.

Last edited 5 months ago by JackFrost
rez2405
Trusted Member
5 months ago

The sad thing is….. when we’re completely out of contention and the season is essentially over the angels will go on a worthless tear.

JackFrost
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  rez2405

That is the way it happens…

MH252525
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

trAdition

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  rez2405

No they won’t. Useless players will get useless stats padded to their resumes but we don’t get winning streaks of significance here.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  rez2405

Just like last year. Started 8-19 and went on an 18-12 tear when it was too late.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  bradllee424

I think we need to define “tear”.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
5 months ago

A tear is something they did in 2002.

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  bradllee424

We shed a tear tonight

eyespy
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  rez2405

First two weeks of the season was that worthless tear

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  eyespy

That wasn’t really a tear. We won a few games (3 at max?) in a row and never got going after Blue Jays and Minnesota delays

MH252525
Trusted Member
5 months ago

I feel in like alternate universe Arte didn’t hand over the keys to his castle to an f’ing intern. He gets a legit GM. He gets to the winter meetings on time, signs Beltre who wanted to play here, and they never end up signing Hamilton and we have a few extra championships. Feels like they are still playing catch up to the insanity like trading for Vernon Wells on what was thought to be an immovable contract.

eyespy
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

You make it look so easy. There is just so much more of this story to be told.

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  eyespy

sTorii

AllenB
Trusted Member
5 months ago

I’m back on a plane tomorrow to go back to Minnesota. I’ll be home in time to see the Rays sweep!

bradllee424
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  AllenB

Every season now these players look like they are just going through the motions. I don’t even tell people at work I am an Angels fan anymore.

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  bradllee424

I don’t have to tell anyone. The red shirts DAILY and Å logos give me away.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Very brave.

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  bradllee424

Entire closet is red. No choice

eyespy
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  bradllee424

You always support your team. The owner and management are a separate matter

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
5 months ago

I’m not saying the Angels are the worst team in the league, but why does it feel like nobody is afraid to play them?

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Why would they be? I thought you were the optimistic one

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
5 months ago

That was like… hours ago.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Way back when Ohtani was pitching.

Good times.

rez2405
Trusted Member
5 months ago

Ballgame

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
5 months ago

Gosselin will be DAD’s too late

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
5 months ago

DFA’d. Spell check

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
5 months ago

Next up!

DowningDude
Super Member
5 months ago

I thought was a sextuplet joke

MH252525
Trusted Member
5 months ago

He was bunting for a hit and not a sacrifice which is what I think Joe wanted. Why do players try that running towards 1B while trying to get the sac down? Get the bunt down then run. The fact that we are even playing Gosselin though, who as mentioned early is 32 years old and for 5 straight years has run a negative WAR is just about the most depressing thing I can think of, that Perry was like lets see what he’s got.