A’s @ Angels 05/21/2021 Gamethread

The division leaders come to town for three.

A’s Lineup: Canha 7, Chapman 5, Laureano 8, Olson 3, Pinder 4, Lowrie DH, Murphy 2, Piscotty 9, Andrus 6. Kaprielian 1.

Angels Lineup: Iglesias 6, Ohtani DH, Rendon 5, Walsh 3, Ward 7, Rojas 9, Lagares 8, Butera 2, Fletcher 4. Quintana 1.

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AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the laughing stock of major league baseball!!!

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  AllenB

If so, then you need to watch Denver, along with Detroit

AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago

Fletch digging deep to show his inner Pujols.

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
2 years ago

This team hasn’t recovered from Kendry(s) breaking his foot or Jed Lowrie hitting that homer

Bl0chead
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Somethings gotta give. I think Joe doesn’t make it past the AS Game

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Bl0chead

Hopefully Perry goes with him

clover_black
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

this is a carpino / Moreno issue. Shuffle the deck w Perry and joe all you want it’s gonna be the same shit.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  clover_black

Carpino is a putz. His head should roll over Callaway lack of awareness

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Yeah. The amount of bad organizational stuff that has happened in recent years is insane and yet he’s never considered for the chopping block.

We had a player die because he was getting drugs from the media relations guy (and we hope no one else…). We fired scouts before the draft. Were among the first to stop paying minor leaguers during the pandemic. Callaway.

Culture isn’t just a locker room thing. Guys that build a toxic culture in the office shouldn’t be surprised it’s not perfect with the players either.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  clover_black

Exactly.

You wanna change things?

Find a way to get Moreno out. The League could compel him to sell ala Donald Sterling in the NBA.

But it would take a Sterling type of scandal to make that happen…

Perhaps if it could be proven that Arte knew Kay was selling to Skaggs???

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Bl0chead

Joe will be here through his contract, or close to it. Arte factor.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Yep, Arte is infatuated with Joe. Hand picked him and Perry’s drinking the Maddon cool-aid too. First Perry interview, he was sporting wood over Joe. It sounded so phony.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

This losing is not about Joe Maddon folks. Wake up! (speaking to everyone here…)

When was the last time we won a playoff game ? 2009?

During the 12 long years up to now he was nowhere around here and yet the losing and under-achievement were chronic.

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Why would he be immune from criticism?

You think its a coincidence a lot of guys we acquired were all ex-Maddon players like Jon Jay, Fowler, Cobb, Quintana?

Why has the team stopped playing defense even remotely well since he took over?

He didn’t even address the team about Pujols.

Maddon is a huge part of the 2021 problem. You are right it didn’t start with him but it aint turning around with him either. Its getting worse.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Not saying he is “immune.” My point is that he is not the reason we are losing. I think Fowler probably is a good clubhouse guy, and I do think he could help the culture. Was it Joe’s fault Fowler got injured ??

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Also, how long has he been here? In MLB it is simply not fair or appropriate to judge a manager, GM or anyone in a leadership role on their performance based upon one year or less on the job…. For this same reason I would not castigate Perry.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Bl0chead

The team sucks, and Joe has another year on his contract. I don’t see Arte paying two people to not work for him

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Bl0chead

I’d be against that. He doesn’t have the players plus Trout

AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Bl0chead

I was hoping they would have gotten Girardi.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  AllenB

🤭

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Bl0chead

🤭

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
LA_Seitz
Trusted Member
2 years ago

So Sandoval and Bundy against guys that don’t suck? 0-3 to start the homestand I guess.

AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  LA_Seitz

They did win the first game of the double header yesterday.

LA_Seitz
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  AllenB

You’re right. My bad.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago

Every time I check back in it gets worse

bradllee424
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Okay, I am out for the night. Don’t want to listen to another one of Maddon’s sugarcoating at the end of the game.

AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago

Didn’t we just have a 4-3 lead a few minutes ago?

bradllee424
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  AllenB

Yes we did, but the blow pen came in.

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  AllenB

Angels baseball… Its Fantastic !!!!

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Make Drama

AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago

DFA THIS FOOL!

angelslogic
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  AllenB

Absolutely! Can you imagine if Rendon’s ball was a home run to tie it and then this?

AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Actually I can imagine that.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  AllenB

He is again one of the pitchers getting better, improving and there will be hic cups on the 162 game schedule. Our starters at this point need to get to and through the 7th inning, baby these guys then you get 4 inning, high walk, gassed pitchers.

AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago

Maddon would still pull the starter in the 6th.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
2 years ago

You’ve GOT to be kidding me.

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago

I hate baseball. Can’t wait to see the game tomorrow!

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Man I hated DiPoto but Perry makes him look like Billy Beane. Another day of hiding.

AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

For some reason, I can’t recall the name of the GM we fired last season.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  AllenB

Epp

AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago

Thanks Wally!

Bl0chead
Trusted Member
2 years ago

OT: But did anyone catch the NBA Play-in game? Good stuff!

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Bl0chead

Can they pitch?

Bl0chead
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Probably better thank our staff tbh

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

At least in relief?

LA_Seitz
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Can’t blame it on him, but can’t say I expected them to win on a night Quintana started. Or a night that anyone else starts, I guess.

angelslogic
Super Member
2 years ago

How many times has Iglesias given up a homer in the 9th this year. It seems about every other time he pitches.

AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  angelslogic

I think he’s overrated. Most of the Cincinnati fans thought so.

AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago

Another of many Perry failures.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  AllenB

He gave up a six-pack of Yoo-hoo and Noe Ramirez. Hardly a failure.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Actually the Reds paid for part of the Yoo-Hoo too

Last edited 2 years ago by Cowboy26
rez2405
Trusted Member
2 years ago

And thats ballgame.

Aight guys I’ve had enough on what was supposed to be a magical night.

SScott
Super Member
2 years ago

I’m out. Maybe they turn it around tomorrow. Ha.

LA_Seitz
Trusted Member
2 years ago

So this is what defense looks like.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  LA_Seitz

We have only 2 very good fielders right now, at 1B and 2B, Rendon was supposed to be special, so maybe after his injury heals. Our SS is average with a history of being better. Our CF is in his prime but of course is out and Kole Calhoun is gone. So with Simba gone, Kole gone, Trout hurt, Rendon hurt that leaves us with Fletch and Walshy

SScott
Super Member
2 years ago

Stupid fans.