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.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the laughing stock of major league baseball!!!
If so, then you need to watch Denver, along with Detroit
Fletch digging deep to show his inner Pujols.
This team hasn’t recovered from Kendry(s) breaking his foot or Jed Lowrie hitting that homer
Somethings gotta give. I think Joe doesn’t make it past the AS Game
Hopefully Perry goes with him
this is a carpino / Moreno issue. Shuffle the deck w Perry and joe all you want it’s gonna be the same shit.
Carpino is a putz. His head should roll over Callaway lack of awareness
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.
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???
Joe will be here through his contract, or close to it. Arte factor.
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.
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.
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.
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 ??
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.
The team sucks, and Joe has another year on his contract. I don’t see Arte paying two people to not work for him
I’d be against that. He doesn’t have the players plus Trout
I was hoping they would have gotten Girardi.
So Sandoval and Bundy against guys that don’t suck? 0-3 to start the homestand I guess.
They did win the first game of the double header yesterday.
You’re right. My bad.
Every time I check back in it gets worse
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.
Didn’t we just have a 4-3 lead a few minutes ago?
Yes we did, but the blow pen came in.
Angels baseball… Its Fantastic !!!!
DFA THIS FOOL!
Absolutely! Can you imagine if Rendon’s ball was a home run to tie it and then this?
Actually I can imagine that.
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.
Maddon would still pull the starter in the 6th.
You’ve GOT to be kidding me.
I hate baseball. Can’t wait to see the game tomorrow!
Man I hated DiPoto but Perry makes him look like Billy Beane. Another day of hiding.
For some reason, I can’t recall the name of the GM we fired last season.
OT: But did anyone catch the NBA Play-in game? Good stuff!
Can they pitch?
Probably better thank our staff tbh
At least in relief?
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.
How many times has Iglesias given up a homer in the 9th this year. It seems about every other time he pitches.
I think he’s overrated. Most of the Cincinnati fans thought so.
Another of many Perry failures.
He gave up a six-pack of Yoo-hoo and Noe Ramirez. Hardly a failure.
Actually the Reds paid for part of the Yoo-Hoo too
And thats ballgame.
Aight guys I’ve had enough on what was supposed to be a magical night.
I’m out. Maybe they turn it around tomorrow. Ha.
So this is what defense looks like.
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