Angels come back, win in Houston

The Angels kicked off a 6 game road trip by visiting the Houston Asterisks of Trashcanville.

Things started rough as Junior Guerra gave up a run in the first and another in the second. Jose Suarez came in as the bulk pitcher and gave up yet another run. Down 3-0 after 2 innings, things weren’t looking great.

But the pitching did the “bend but don’t break” thing and stranded lots of Astros runners and Jared Walsh was a one man offense driving in a run on a double.

Fast forward to the sixth inning and this happened:

As great as that was, Drew Butera safety squeezed in Taylor Ward from third to take the lead. It was a thing of beauty.

Tony Watson came into a key situation and retired Yordan Alvarez with two runners on to preserve the lead in the bottom of the sixth then pitched a clean seventh inning.

Walsh not only had a huge night at the plate, he flashed some great leather as well.

Michael Mayers pitched a clean 8th and Raisel Iglesias came in for the save. A huge comeback win against the AL West villains to start off the road trip.

Walsh went 4 for 4 with a walk. He was a one man wrecking crew. If we did Panther, he’d be in spots 1 through 3.

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2002heaven
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1 year ago

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Need to trade him at the Trading Deadline and hope he’s not leading the American League in losses by then. I said this last year while the rest of this herd believed otherwise by his false 2020 abbreviated season numbers. He’s just not a winner and a clearcut picture of why a lot of baseball analytic numbers are total BS. Plus Perry M needs to purge this organization of Billy Eppl*r deadweight if he wants to win. So let’s see……2020 Hansel Robles, Ty Buttrey, and now Dylan Bundy 😫 

Last edited 1 year ago by 2002heaven
JackFrost
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Don’t know how you determined that he is “not a winner.” This season the offense has let him down big-time and his time in Baltimore meant he was pitching for one of the three worst franchises in MLB (recent history; 10-15 years).

Look, we need arms, this season and going forward. If we don’t sign Bundy who will we replace him with? Even though he is clearly not an ace or # 2 , he can be a # 3 guy.

It will depend what he’s asking for. If he wants too much you then shake his hand, say “thanks but no thanks” and move on to other business. But to dismiss him as an option at this point would be irresponsible.

There are just not that many decent arms out there. Try to sign him for a reasonable amount.

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
Twebur
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

/\ This…….

Talk to the offense and politely ask if they possibly could “shift” some run support from Canning’s over to Bundy? Time travel if needed, shape shift, kill a chicken for Bundy, throw Pompey’s bat and glove into the Volcano Vesuvius, do something.

He’d be viewed differently if he had some support and take away that last start.

I would approve tax dollars going into researching why some pitchers get zero run support and other receive lots. One less study on how eye color effects fat people from hitting in Houston.

2002heaven
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

What about Max Scherzer?
He’s both brown and blue eyed!

Gorbachav5
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Are we really still getting “he’s not a winner!” arguments in the year 2021? Yikes.

eyespy
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1 year ago
Reply to  Gorbachav5

W/L records are what counts /s

2002heaven
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1 year ago
Reply to  Gorbachav5

I apologize that he doesn’t have the 1927 Yankees playing behind him. A former #4 overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft who will never live up to his expectations. Between him and Jose Quintana that will be a big river of tears on Gene Autry Way.

Jim Atkins
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1 year ago

So why don’t we do POTG any more? Copyright issues?

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Because “PotG Mike Trout” gets pretty boring after you say it 162 times per season?

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

Panther!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Finally a win worth celebrating!

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GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago

We’ve had older catcher before and they are gone by trade deadline. Don’t get to used to Suzuki being around to much longer.

H.T. Ennis
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1 year ago

It’s just unfortunate because clearly he wanted to be here.

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

So did Albert.

tommyshalo
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1 year ago

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Twebur
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1 year ago

Walsh is a beast, pitching maybe improving, get Redon, Rodriguez, Stassi and the Cobbler healthy, Rojas gaining confidence………..now if only the Fat Kid would get off his ass and help out a little, we might have a team.

WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Cobbler? We got Shoey back?

DowningDude
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1 year ago

Ole Shoey

nishiogawakun
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1 year ago

Zero GIDP by the Halos tonight. Just saying.

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

nice oblique reference

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

We’ve all been very critical of Soggy Joe’s bullpen management ( rightfully so) but I think we have to give him his props. He pulled the strings timely and effectively tonight.

There’s just one thing that doesn’t like right to me though: Suarez W (1-0) 2.25 ERA

WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

With 4 innings of work. I think we need openers for all our starter so they can get the opportunity to get wins.

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Cue the broken squirrel or blind clock references. 😂

H.T. Ennis
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Super Member
1 year ago

Mentioned below: Drew Butera, an unsung hero. I know we won’t dump Suzuki when Stassi comes back, but hopefully we don’t lose him [Butera] when we DFA him [Butera].

Last edited 1 year ago by H.T. Ennis
Fansince1971
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1 year ago

Get your trash the hell out of here!

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FungoAle
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Is that Albert outside Joe’s office? Camera is a little too jerky for me to tell for certain.

steelgolf
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1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

And why is Albert dressed like Richard Simmons?

steelgolf
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

 😂 

benjiface
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Boom. 💥

Twebur
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1 year ago

J – Up !

Get up, (get on up)
Get up, (get on up)
Stay on the scene, (get on up), like a pitching machine, (get on up)

-James Brown

Fansince1971
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1 year ago

Anyone who bet the Halos yesterday and then let it ride on tonight’s game is a stud!

UtahAlumnus
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1 year ago

We went to Jared tonight baby!

angelsown3417
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1 year ago

Nice win! Adell with a couple bombs for the Bees tonight as well.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

Jake Faria was the starting pitcher just an okay line 4-2/3 innings 3 hits 2 E.R. 4 BB 5 SO 1 HR.

FungoAle
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1 year ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

Hoping more he limits his strikeouts and plays error free RF.

red floyd
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1 year ago

It’s good to find out that SOMEONE on this team knows how to bunt.

Fansince1971
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1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

Summer of 1985! That was a great summer by the way.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

Of course thats the only thing he can do with a bat…

Fansince1971
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1 year ago

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John Henry Weitzel
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1 year ago
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Everyone to anyone who plays Houston this year

Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

https://pin.it/3aR9i7h

Jared, do you always swing the bat like a gladiator?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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red floyd
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1 year ago

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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red floyd
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1 year ago

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WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago

Philly G gettin it Done!
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Cowboy26
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1 year ago

I still think Gosselin was safe on that play.. Cheap Arte, Cheap Ballys & Cheap Manfred can’t pay for enough camera angles even though they’re about $75 at best buy

FungoAle
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I did as well. Credit to Gosselin for not acting like a tool and grabbing his ear flaps wildly to signify that the play should be reviewed. I know it was but I like when a team just challenges w/o showing up the umps.

Last edited 1 year ago by FungoAle
steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Arte has about 10 brand new cameras sitting in storage that MLB won’t let him install/use because of the Astros cheating scandal. All cameras and camera angles in every ballpark are determined by Manfred and MLB.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

I noticed they don’t show the catchers signals as much as in the past and they keep the camera shot on the pitcher until the pitch is determined but what does this have to do with not having camera angles at every base, every foul line and every fence/wall yellow line top.

Even if some of these angles (not Angels that is a separate subject) might not be game action worthy you still can bust them out during replay challenges so there are NO more controversies.

MLB is doing a huge disservice to its fans by not providing the fans, both in the stands and at home, the best technology possible.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Manfred rules. Arte bought a load of brand new cameras, took delivery, scheduled to have them installed, had some installed, and MLB came down with their new rules and told The Angels which cameras and angles had to go. So The angels got to uninstall cameras before they were even used, and as of a couple years ago they were in storage. Maybe by now he has sold them on Facebook Marketplace. Manfred screwed The Angels and other teams because of The Astros cheating.

Fansince1971
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1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Makes replay a bit of a joke.

John Henry Weitzel
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1 year ago

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Designerguy
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1 year ago

Celebrate the win!

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DowningDude
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1 year ago

Anyone else notice that green truck behind Alex? They must be pulling down the Pujols photo from the front of the stadium

John Henry Weitzel
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Walsh right? Really solidify moving forward

Fansince1971
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1 year ago

FO recognized he needed to play 1B every game. Albert refused to cooperate. They chose Walsh. Good choice!

John Henry Weitzel
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Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Perry must have convinced Arte he is going to be a star

need to vote him in for the All Star Game

Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

My vote….Drew Butera

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  red floyd

My vote: baby Trout.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

And soon Adell will be in RF. If Stassi comes back and starts hitting again, with Adell in RF and Walsh at 1B, think how good our offense will be !!

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

And that outfield defense?

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Well, yes, that is still a question mark…

Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

https://youtu.be/_asNhzXq72w

……never mind

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

That would be quite a promotion!

Moving up in the Halo World!

FungoAle
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I might even pay to park to witness that.

John Henry Weitzel
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1 year ago

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Ground Pound those Trashos!