Angels 3 Twins 6
Once Upon a time, the Angels won a game today. It was not this game. The good prince Canning put this game out of reach early, surrendering a grand slam to Miguel Sano. Those 4 runs would be all the Twins needs to snatch the victory in game 2 of this Twin bill.
Is there any good new for Canning? Not really. He loaded the bases up again in the 2nd. While he didn’t surrender any more runs, he did surrender the mound after throwing an atrocious 68 pitches in 2 innings of work. Had someone cast a spell on Canning who had only allowed 1 ER over his last two starts?
Thankfully, the Angels roared back in the 2nd inning with 3 runs of their own and some exciting baserunning – including Taylor Ward who scored after blowing through a stop sign at third. Twas all the energy the Angels could muster as they were held scoreless the rest of this game.
This was going to be a bullpen game, so it’s a good thing Joe Maddon didn’t unnecessarily use the pen in first game, amirite?? First up was Hunter Strickland who so far is proving the Rays never loose a trade.
Angels fans were teased briefly in the 3rd when Jared Walsh hit a HR to make it a one run game.
Or did he? The HR was reviewed and found to have hit the foul pole netting – not the foul pole itself. Walsh was then set down on strikes. What a buzz kill. We really can’t have nice things.
Despite scoring 3 runs, the Angels could only muster 3 hits this game from Drew Butera, Taylor Ward, and Jose Rojas. Only 2 runners left on base – good right? Not when you only have 5 baserunners the entire game.
One of the few highlights of this game came on this nasty Alex Claudio pitch:
An interesting take from someone who hasn’t had to watch Pujols for the last 9.5 years:
Does he write for HH?
He’s on the masthead over there
This guys a big joker, right?
Or are Doyer fans really that f*kin stupid?
I gotta tell ya, this is the most depressed I’ve been all year. We couldn’t sweep a 14-28 team when we were playing at home. I have no faith in the front office so I can’t even shrug and think “2022”
The funny thing is that we won the game Ohtani and Walsh didn’t start
We are indeed disappointing;
No Trout and a lousy pitching staff will do that.
Even with Trout
We truly have earned the perennially disappointing moniker haven’t we.
When you basically ignore pitching for 8+ years, this is what you would expect. Even in my kids Little League it is obvious that the teams with 3 to 4 good pitchers are always in first place.
Are they available?
Not until Mid June when the Little League season is over and they are out of school. 😄
Another day that Perry hides from his job
Still curious as to how you think Canning and Adell were ruined by being called up too early. What bad tendencies did they develop that they otherwise would not have? Of course, we do not see the counterfactual if they had been left in the minors all this time. They may have turned out the same.
Adell’s trade value has been decimated by last years early call up. This Doesn’t mean it can’t be rehabilitate, but once again, the Angels have dug themselves another hole
And the Angels rolled Adell out there for 132 ABs when it was obvious after 20, he was no where near earning a job. Major malfunction by Joe.
He specifically mentioned that Adell was ruined as a player.
Canning has good stuff, he just needs to be far more economical on his pitch counts. Hit his spots. I think it is all mental with him and it may just take years and maturity for him to put it together.
I agree that he does have talent. This is where our lack of quality coaches and development in the lower levels (as well as the overall lack of emphasis on pitching that you pointed out) really hurts us. It is an organizational issue.
Unsure what competitive edge it would give the other team if you don’t tell them what the number specifically is, but sure, you go, Joe.
It’s fine. It truly is. The overworked bullpen has been a tragedy, but today was fine given the circumstances.
Sloppy Joe is gonna Sloppy Joe.
Adell with 2 homers tonight through 3 innings.
Great! I’ll go ahead and put him down for an 0-5 tomorrow, with 4 K’s.
Schebler just tied it with a 3 run shot in the 5th. The bad news is it’s 8-8 so that means our AAA pitching has given up 8 runs in the first 4 innings.
Check that. Make it 10 runs over 5 innings.
Stay tuned. I suspect there will be more.
Would you believe 16 runs in 7 innings?
Yeah me too.
ugh and double ugh
Not surprising, this is The Angels pitching riches you are talking about.
And Albert hits 668
Does Arte move up the counter?
In all honesty, what did they do with it? Love to know the details, trash it in the dumpster, take it to the dump, in the bowels of the stadium, leave there and tarp it?
The Doyers didn’t buy it off him?
If they did, I hope Arte put an F-ING recording device in it! Maybe get some
F-ING information on the secret sauce. Or catch those M-F’ers cheating. We all know they are doing that too.
I say some weird stuff here, but…. what?
Feels crappy tbh. I don’t want him to do well. I’m a bad person
I don’t either, but just think he doesn’t have much time left. The clock on him is ticking louder and louder.
Well then rejoice in the news that a new major league record was set tonight. Grandpa Pujols followed his smash with his 404 double play ball of his career.
The baseball gods have given me hope again
Albert hit one out……he’s dead to us, right?
Hit away ‘mang.
I knew it was coming…But so are the gut wrenching GIDP’s.
Correction: Walsh’s ball passed by the foul pole altogether and then struck a guy wire behind it.
Does anybody remember the name of the ump who screwed us in 2005 against Chicago?
I find it very funny and sad that Doug Eddings is among the league’s best at calling balls and strikes each year.
** I think
According to baseball reference it was Doug Eddings
Dead or just dead to me?
dead to you it would appear, but not to the rest of MLB.
Hey, really nice title! =)
I was hoping we’d reach 20 wins today. 19-25 is interesting since last year we were 26-34. To match that we’d need to go 7-9, very doable.
And very likely.
Except that we play the A’s six or seven times over that stretch. We could go 2-5 against Oakland or worse….
Yes, that was overly optimistic. Never mind.
In the Umps we Trust!
Mediocre day for a mediocre team. Fun times.