Angels @ A’s 05/30/2021 Gamethread

Only one more in Oakland, but that doesn’t wrap up the long weekend in the Bay. San Francisco tomorrow and Tuesday. Last week’s Sunday Night Baseball umpire, Erich Bacchus, is behind the plate today.

Angels Lineup: Gosselin 7, Ohtani DH, Rendon 5, Lagares 8, Walsh 3, Suzuki 2, Ward 9, Wong 4, Fletcher 6. Quintana 1.

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

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eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago

Good game lads

Jim Atkins
Super Member
1 year ago

Suarez! Oh my goodness, we had some actual pitching today. Quintana looked pretty dammed good too. Who are these guys? When did competence start showing up here?

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

who knows if Q will pitch well in the future but I think Joe did a good job in bolstering Q’s confidence by letting him get out of that inning.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

Character building win!

rez2405
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Aight guys I’m out.. gigantic dub

SScott
Super Member
1 year ago

Nice. Splitting the series is better than losing it.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago

Wow getting a split and not scoring a ton!! That was a great last 2 games to be apart of
Go angels!!!

Twebur
Super Member
1 year ago

Well done gents! Spines intact!

rez2405
Trusted Member
1 year ago

YCPAHOTO!!

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Wow, we split that series. Didn’t think that was going to happen.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago

split! Ok. That’s better than being swept, ain’t it?

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I definitely will take that.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  bradllee424

There were those calling for a sweep in the pre series thread and especially after the first 2 games so the last 2 haven been a pleasant surprise

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago

if I didn’t say we’d be swept, I certainly thought it.

angelsown3417
Trusted Member
1 year ago

LTBU!!

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago

So that’s that.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 year ago

D-Cell!!!!!!!!!!

Brent
Trusted Member
1 year ago

::A wild save appears::

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago

t-t-t-t-t-two

angelslogic
Super Member
1 year ago

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Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago

No problem! We have a closer.

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

A closer who gives up lead off hits.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

This guy makes it interesting in closing situations and downright unbearable in any other one

angelslogic
Super Member
1 year ago

Ohtani is due.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago

Pujols, instead of GIDPing to end the game, just homered. Boo!

rez2405
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Wow people here still pay attention to what he does huh?

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  rez2405

yes. We want him to do worse there so he can be released again.

rez2405
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Apathy is the greatest tool against….

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  rez2405

You do you which is great!
But also expect a few dozen people here who comment, let alone the lurkers, to care about former players. Especially ones as polarizing as pujols

rez2405
Trusted Member
1 year ago

And nowhere did I tell you NOT to look at Pujols.. see how that works?

I’m more of commenting in general as to how this group talked crap about pujols for years and now all of a sudden I see interest in him 🤷🏽‍♂️

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  rez2405

we were always interested in how bad he is in his old age and we’re equally interested in the same, today.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  rez2405

I’ve been interested in him for 10 years now. Always wanting him to do well. Mostly underperforming especially if it relative to the last 3-4 years on field performance.

Twebur
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  rez2405

We like to multi task here…..

revenge is a dish best served cold

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Meanwhile we have a great game going today. I checked to see if Pujols was in the lineup before the game and didn’t pay attention since so appreciate the heads up here. I would’ve looked it up before the end of the night anyway

Twebur
Super Member
1 year ago

I’m in favor of the mocking. Our revenge against Albert, poorly phrased. I’m pro hating on him😀❗️

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

And let me clarify I always wanted him to well while mostly venting my frustrations that he didn’t perform up to my standard

Twebur
Super Member
1 year ago

I think we agree😐?

always wanted him to do well with us, even in the end. With him now gone, its fun to root against and him going to the Doyers added to the interest.

Its all part of being a fan. Go Angels! Boo Albert!

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

I was actually thinking a little bit today about fandom and not liking certain players (money tends to be a big player and it’s about performance not off field charities) and wasn’t sure what to think… like are you siding with the player when you still ‘root’ for them even if they hold negative value to your team? Are you siding with management/FO in not liking them if they don’t do well?

All in all you nailed it. I don’t like the dodgers nor Pujols so easy to root against them and I will passively pay attention for the remainder of the season most likely. Also getting taunting texts from dodger fan friends every time Pujols does something good is annoying. Having counter material to send is always good (for me).

Twebur
Super Member
1 year ago

My counter to all Doyer fans.. 2002 WS Champs!
You 1988. Ha!

But then 2020 happened…..

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Not sure 2020 really did happen. At least Not outside of a laboratory

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  rez2405

Yes I pay attention and watch if it’s not blacked out. I watch Padres and a few other at bats/games of interest during the week too.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 year ago

It is either home runs or nothing for him.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  bradllee424

Was something like 6 for 32 before last 3 at bats (double off kazmir, HR off LHP, now a HR today as PH… good for him)

Brent
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  bradllee424

Did you not see his double the other day?

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Worst to first story sounds just fine by me

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago

🤢 2 at bats in a row after submarining to .187

rez2405
Trusted Member
1 year ago

BALLGAME!
(By definition)

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  rez2405

What’s the rush on here to say ballgame at any particular point in the game? Not even after the actually game is over or if you score/let up 10+ runs in an inning have I even considered the door is closed, butter is cold sort of talk.

rez2405
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I’ve been doing this for years in here.. now of all of a sudden your commenting on this because you don’t like what I said in another convo 🤷🏽‍♂️

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  rez2405

I don’t even pay attention to who I’m replying to oftentimes lol. You’re all good. This is the first time I’ve commented on a ballgame one. You’re all welcome to do it whenever you want. I’ll just go back to not commenting or caring when it’s done.