Bassitt one-ups last week’s performance, shuts out Angels

In a strange day for Angels baseball that started with Shohei Ohtani (and others) getting delayed on the bus ride over to O.Co, Chris Bassitt pitched a two-hitter against the Angels. The team had five days to solve him and could not best the performance they had against him last week.

Patrick Sandoval pitched decently and should probably remain in the Angel rotation. Can one say seven-man rotation?

It won’t be hard to top this one, but hopefully we do so tomorrow.

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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I’m keeping the faith the team will play .480 to .500 winning percentage ball this year.

2002heaven
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3 years ago

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Shooda Kooda Wooda
His numbers plz………WAR ( I don’t care about this stat, but many of yoo guys do ), 2.5, BA.288, 13 HR’s, 31 RBI’s……and no errors yet!!! 😫  😥 
BTW he’s batting leadoff for TOR, meanwhile Maddy’s auditioning tryouts for leadoff hitter like a Voice or American Idol tryout. 💩 

Last edited 3 years ago by 2002heaven
steelgolf
Super Member
3 years ago

Wait, the A’s pitcher pitched a complete game shut out against The Angels? Unpossible, don’t they know the rules about pulling your starter after 5 innings? Ask Joe, dems the rules.

2002heaven
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3 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

After the 2014 season the White Sox traded two obscure players at the time ( Marcus Semien and the guy who beat us last night for former Notre Dame WR and favorite receiver of former Notre Dame QB star Brady Quinn,……..Jeff Samardzija )
Moral of the comment be very careful of dealing with the Zen Master ( Billy Beane ).

h27kim
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3 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Except that was 7 years ago and for most of the time since, he’s been a fairly marginal player: some interesting and not so interesting seasons, a TJS, etc. He’s 32, not a young guy at all, with a fairly mediocre (overall) career, but with flashes of “interestingness” at times. And we don’t know if he’ll be any good in the future, any better than Trevor Cahill, should he leave the Oakland fairy dust behind. It’s more a sign that, I think, that Oakland is just good at getting good results from marginal players, however they do it.

Last edited 3 years ago by h27kim
Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  h27kim

So you’re saying he’d fit in perfectly with the Halos and Arte should overpay to add him to the roster….

h27kim
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3 years ago

I fully expect that something similar will happen–a repeat of Cahill, someone who somehow looked good given the way he was used in another organization (A’s? Rays?) and other not-so-obvious stuff, and comes to Anaheim and implodes. Some organizations seem just better at dumpster diving and getting value out of them.

h27kim
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3 years ago
Reply to  h27kim

The thing is we already have a player who alternates between “interesting” and “not very interesting” maddeningly: Heaney. I fully expect that an organization like Oakland or Tampa will be able to fix him and he probably has higher upside than guys like Bassit.

h27kim
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3 years ago
Reply to  h27kim

The thing is that, given the number of holes in our roster, there really is no alternative to some form of dumpster diving. We will need a lot of arms (and some position players, too) and we are not going to be getting expensive top flight players to fill them all (and to be honest, I’m not so sure if I’d want to see a Kershaw, Scherzer, or Verlander at this stage of their careers at the kind of money that they’ll be commanding.) But it’s pointless to collect interesting-but-flawed players if the organization lacks the ability to turn them around somehow.

MikeSalmon
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3 years ago

Bassitt was just very good, but I found myself really getting ticked off by Fletch and Rendon in this loss. Hope we can bounce back from a loss like this, but we usually don’t.

YOUknowulovetheIE
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3 years ago

Bob Melvin powns the Angels.

Chap24
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3 years ago

Dont let this loss distract you into forgetting that this club is paying over 50 million dollars this year for 2 players batting .205 and .215 respectively.
Good night.

Last edited 3 years ago by Chap24
Eric_in_Portland
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3 years ago
Reply to  Chap24

80 million if you count a guy on another team.

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago
Reply to  Chap24

Deep down we all knew this was going to happen to Rendon, right? A deep gut feeling.

GrandpaBaseball
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3 years ago
Reply to  Mia

I did have that feeling and said at the time it was a move that was unnecessary and reactionary. The season prior there was a better player available in Machado and was almost 4 years younger. At the time we had Fletcher at third. But no one to play 2b. It does

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

I couldn’t give two craps about a guys personality if he is losing us games. Give us the production you were signed for or take the heat from the fans. Plenty of other parks would be booing him. Imagine him in NY or Philly doing this.

Hope he completely proves me wrong over the rest of his deal.

Simba
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3 years ago
Reply to  Mia

He was doing ok before he got plunked on the knee.

.276 with a pace for 33 HR and 119 rbi.

Since returning he is

.143 with a pace for 0 HR and 24 rbi.

Clearly the shot to the knee was debilitating. Seems like he should be rehabbing and not playing.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Simba

He’s looking a bit “thicker” around the gut this year….

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Cole
Darvish
Wheeler
Bauer
Ryu

I’m sure i’m blanking on names

Hell, i’d even take Keuchel. We were told none were worth the money. All doing great.

If you wanna win you gotta overpay for the pitching.

Eric_in_Portland
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3 years ago

I’d rather have Kruger than Butera. I’d rather have Buttrey than Slegers or Claudio or Cishek.

GrandpaBaseball
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3 years ago

Cishek is doing good in his last 4 outings, but the others can go.

tommyshalo
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3 years ago

Angels on a three game winning streak running into Bassit…comment image

Fansince1971
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3 years ago

Beginning to believe my rational side which told me the Angels can hit mediocre pitching but not the good stuff. Amazing how the A’s always seem to have an incredible pitching staff.

h27kim
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3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

The thing is that their good pitchers usually are not former top prospects or other “obviously” good pitchers. Most of them, at least in recent years, have been “interesting but flawed” arms that they got by dumpster diving and somehow got touched up with their magic dust. Having watched Oakland ply their trade, I had believed that dumpster diving could be a viable strategy…but if anybody could do it, everyone would be doing it, I suppose. 🙁

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
Reply to  h27kim

Agree. They develop players as well as any organization in Baseball.

UtahAlumnus
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3 years ago

There’s losing and there’s getting shut out. Didn’t see that coming.

Also I don’t remember pulling for a team in any sport where the players seemed like they care less than this group. Maybe I’m judging them wrong and I don’t know them of course, but it sure does look like most of them don’t care whether they win or lose.

I mean maybe it’s time to break some of those unwritten baseball rules and throw a bat or show somebody up, or just do something that shows some fire in this team.

Last edited 3 years ago by UtahAlumnus
Twebur
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3 years ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

No worries. I’m sure this loss won’t set the tone for the rest of the series. That never happens with this team….

I sometimes wish these games weren’t even on TV.

Simba
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3 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

I refuse to buy AT&T, so I don’t have the option. Just watch the game recaps on Youtube the next day. It suffices. I’d really like to watch Shohei pitching days, though – that’s what I miss.