Suarez Shows Up Q, Angels win 4-2

Q was back on the mound and it went as well as it always did. 3 innings, 2 runs allowed, way too many pitches. Thankfully, Jose Suarez came in and pitched 3 solid innings, making a case to be the starter instead. With 4 runs by the offense, the relievers had to be nearly perfect, and they were.

Recap

Quick Q Outing

Ohtani reached on an error due to his speed which is all the offense could muster in the first. Q allowed 2 baserunners and pitched a long inning but escaped without giving up a run.

Walsh rewarded Q for his performance by hitting one out for the first run of the game. Suzuki hit a single, then Ward, Wong bunted them over, and Fletcher drove them in. 3-0 Angels. Gosselin singled Fletcher home, 4-0 Angels!

Snuck that out there

Q gave up a 2 out double but had a shutdown 2nd inning, still 4-0 Angels.

The Angels went quietly in the 3rd. Q was not good, however. After an error, he walked 3 straight to walk in a run, and a sac fly brought in another. 4-2 Angels.

After that meltdown, the Angels needed to score in the 4th, but couldn’t even after 2 calls overturned in their favor.

Suarez Steps Up

Suarez came in for Q in the 4th, Maddon making the choice for 18 outs from his bullpen over more Q today. He made everyone feel at ease with a 1-2-3 inning.

Unfortunately, the offense did not score in the 5th, as the A’s pitching improved since that 2nd inning. Suarez did his job though, keeping the score at 4-2.

The 6th went the same way, with the offense failing to even get a runner on base. In the bottom half, Suarez was dealing, putting down the A’s in order for the 3rd straight inning.

Fletcher got a 1 out double in the 7th and Rojas pinch hit for Gosselin. He popped up. But Ohtani walked which made it 2 on for Rendon. he also flew out. Still 4-2 Angels. Suarez didn’t get the call in the bottom half and walked the leadoff batter. Maddon pulled him right after.

Suarez went 3 + innings 1 walk, no hits, 4 strikeouts. an excellent job out of the pen. Q should be nervous.

Bullpen or Blowpen?

Cishek came in, to the annoyance of Angels fans. However, this time, he got 3 straight outs, keeping the 4-2 lead.

In the 8th, the Angels faced Cam Bedrosian, who was typical Subsoil. Lagares had a single, and Walsh walked on 4 pitches. Then the pitching coach came out and told him he wasn’t an Angel anymore, so Bedrosian became Bedrock and got 3 straight outs. Still 4-2 Angels.

Mike Mayers came in for the 8th inning. After 2 quick outs, he allowed a double down the line. That was too much for Maddon and Closer Iglesias came in for the 4 out save. He got the first out with a strikeout, sneding the offense back out there to give more of a cushion.

The cushion did not increase, however, and it remained a 4-2 game going into the bottom of the 9th. It would have been nice to have a bigger lead as the leadoff batter hit a single. A groundball got 1 out, although they couldn’t turn 2. He struck out the next batter for out 2. A flyout for the final out and the Angels win, splitting the series vs the A’s!

Upcoming

The Angels are now 24-29 on the season and will go across the bay to face SF. With the Giants being on fire, it will be tough, especially with no DH for Ohtani.

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2002heaven
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7 months ago

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Perry M needs to get a spine and do a massive sell off……….because he was part of one in 2014-2015 in ATL. Atlanta has made the post season the past 3 consecutive years. Have we? 😫 

Last edited 7 months ago by 2002heaven
eyespy
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7 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Ha-Ha, you forget who signs his check

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
7 months ago

Where is everyone! Well happy Memorial Day to everyone with Shout Outs to us who served. Can can and will beat on those Giants and then go home and show Jedi’s squad how the game is played.

Cowboy26
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7 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Jose Adell?

steelgolf
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Good, keep raising that trade value.

FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Watching the video, he cleaned up his home run trot and removed the hitch rounding 3rd. Wondering if a veteran pulled him aside and told him to knock that shit off.

Cowboy26
Super Member
7 months ago

Does this open up a spot for Jose Sandoval in the starting rotation?

https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1399149691795738624

eyespy
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It did look like that. Release point all over the place, just like the ball

ACL on Thursday

Last edited 7 months ago by eyespy
H.T. Ennis
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Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I think that’s up to Jose Minasian…hopefully he makes the right call

Cowboy26
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Good Point Jose Ennis

Twebur
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

We have clearance Clarence. What’s our Vector Victor? Jose or Hose B?

https://youtu.be/fVq4_HhBK8Y

Cowboy26
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

And don’t call me Shirley.

Twebur
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Jose how about some coffee………….no thanks.

steelgolf
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7 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

😆

Chap24
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7 months ago

Good win boys!
#benchRendon

FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago

Quintana stats: 30.2 total innings pitched, 37 hits and 22 walks allowed. That is scary shit. He does boast high strikeout averages per 9 innings @ 13.2 which highlights some swing and miss stuff. His walks are really up this year and gets himself into hitter counts way too often.. Too bad we lack a sharp pitching coach to unlock the demons. Otherwise, move him to the pen.

Cowboy26
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I’m no expert but that seems a tad bit high

Twebur
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

After watching all of his starts, I was thinking that was low? I think coming into this start I saw a stat where he loaded the bases in 91% of his innings pitched…I might be wrong on that, feels about right. After all perception is reality.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I’m no expert, but I’m the highest rec’d poster on AN, I’ve seen more games than Lyle, and I slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Q is the kind of pitcher that you tell the bullpen to stay loose before the first pitch.

WallyChuckChili
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7 months ago

4 games vs the As

Of course we will win the Cobb and Quintana started games.

tommyshalo
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7 months ago

And it might be time to admit…
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Cishek ain’t bad.
Last 7games
8.2ip 3hits 1bb 11so 0.46WHIP 0.00era

Last edited 7 months ago by tommyshalo
tommyshalo
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7 months ago

ONLY 1IS out of 7IR in that 7game span contrary to trAdition.
And 3 out of 21 in the month of May where he owns a 1.80era for 15.2ip.

His April was awful but his May has been generally good and hopefully this performance continues as Slegers and Co. seem to be getting worse.

Last edited 7 months ago by tommyshalo
Cowboy26
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7 months ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

The Slugomonster now prowls the shores of the Great Salt Lake so you don’t have to worry about him for awhile

TheCheetah
Member
7 months ago

Looks like he had a bad stretch of 8 games from 4/19 to 5/10, but then recovered. He’s at 0.4 Fangraphs WAR and positive WPA and RE24 for the season.

https://www.fangraphs.com/players/steve-cishek/6483/game-log?position=P&gds=&gde=&type=5&season=2021

Cowboy26
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7 months ago

I’m against.

Fansince1971
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7 months ago

With any luck tomorrow…..shufflebot!!

JackFrost
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7 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I’ve got my fingers crossed !!!

GrandpaBaseball
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7 months ago

THE FLETCH HAS RETURNED!!!! Coming to a theater near you.

tommyshalo
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7 months ago

David CLUTCHER doing his job.comment image

Angels2020Champs
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7 months ago

Had to look up his (Suarez) picture just to make sure this was him 🙃🤦🏼‍♂️

JackFrost
Super Member
7 months ago

Whose body is that? Kermit the Frog?

Some random alien ???

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

That is the “I am the captain” meme

Body from a pirate

Twebur
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7 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Body and hand, Somali pirate from Tom Hanks movie.

Suarez’s head super imposed on a Wilson volleyball, from that other Tom Hanks movie.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
7 months ago

Looks like Bartolo’s kid.

Fansince1971
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7 months ago

Given Bartolo’s reported proclivities, maybe he is Bartolo’s spawn. 😃

Eric_in_Portland
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7 months ago

only two more games before the robot returns!

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
7 months ago

Just one more, right? Every 3 wins for seizure bot?
I thought halo blitz was 8 batters, at least 3 runs also.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
7 months ago

oh yeah, just one more. Even better!!

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
7 months ago

8 batters iirc

Fansince1971
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7 months ago

One more!

angelslogic
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7 months ago

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Angels2020Champs
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7 months ago

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angelslogic
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7 months ago

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WallyChuckChili
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7 months ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Jump on board Boys !
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Last edited 7 months ago by WallyChuckChili
eastbayhalo
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7 months ago

I really enjoy your post-game write ups. Thanks!

H.T. Ennis
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Super Member
7 months ago

2-0 in the Kean Wong era 🤪

eyespy
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7 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Our Lucky charm to Pujols on the Dodgers

WallyChuckChili
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7 months ago

D-Cell with the 4 out Save!
https://youtu.be/qmleTfkpHcAcomment imagecomment image

H.T. Ennis
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7 months ago

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Angels2020Champs
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7 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

That getting out his back leg on an inside pitch video is insane too

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
7 months ago

I wanted that one but couldn’t find it, so this one had to do

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

I’m still trying to deal with making that strikeout/throwout gif when Ohtani whiffed Canha. I’ll get it! I promise!

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
7 months ago

I can’t even upload an image to Imgur to post here, let alone make a gif. If I could, I’d waste an ungodly amount of time.

LanaBanana
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7 months ago

Ditto

eyespy
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7 months ago

1) Create an account at imgur

2) download the image in .jpg format or a GIF and make sure it is not too large in file size.

30 while logged in, drag and drop the image/GIF onto your image page(found on the top right hand of the page under your user name.

and read this for more information

https://help.imgur.com/hc/en-us/articles/210076663-Uploading-Content

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  eyespy

Thank you. I probably should go read that link before asking (another) dumb question.

eyespy
Super Member
7 months ago

Not dumb, glad to help.

I had the same frustrating issue before I figured out you can’t upload .png files. Jpeg I know you can, others not to sure, no luck with the .png’s

Twebur
Super Member
7 months ago

Mark Canha doppelgänger Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife? Or am I seeing things………

2002heaven
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7 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

How about Angel’s broadcaster Darren Sutton and former SC GOP Rep and now Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy?

LanaBanana
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7 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Ouch!