Patrick Sandoval Throws as Well as You Can Ask For in 9-5 Loss

Here’s a fun fact. Going into tonight, the Angels had the most pitching fWAR and second best FIP in June. Starters in particular had combined for the 3rd best FIP in the game across their 22.2 innings since the clock struck midnight a week or so ago, and Patrick Sandoval elected to have the most impressive start of his career to follow this up.

The southpaw worked in tandem with Kurt Suzuki to go a respectable length and allow a respectable amount of runs, but the peripherals were incredible:

These 32 whiffs gave Sandoval the first double digit strikeout game of his career as he allowed only one walk.

On the subject of walks, Angels starters in June before today had the 3rd lowest walks allowed per 9 innings and the 6th lowest BB%. Patrick Sandoval lowered both of these numbers on the day. Please do keep in mind that Angels starters had the highest BB/9 and BB% through May 31st and it wasn’t even close.

Sometimes you lose, even when you’re better. Sometimes Justin Upton takes the first pitch your team sees deep, and Anthony Rendon and Jared Walsh stage a late comeback before the team still falls short. That’s baseball. What each and every fan needs to take away from the last week and especially from this dominating start that ended up as an L is that this team has real potential. This June might just be the turning point we’ve been waiting for.

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2002heaven
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11 days ago

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Hello CTPG! I’m Chaim Bloom new GM of the Boston Red Sox.
I’m cutting payroll and rebuilding our farm system ( Adam Benintendi to KC, Craig Kimbrel allowed to walk, Mookie Betts to that other team up the 5FWY ). Here we are near the top of the AL East ( the football SEC & basketball ACC of MLB ) just 3 years after winning it all and no big splash trade or FA signings, after we just swept the Yankees at their place last night!!
Gotta go…..Bye!!!!
https://youtu.be/tp5HSJG1wWw

Last edited 11 days ago by 2002heaven
JackFrost
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11 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Yep, and MLB and the umpires continue to bend over backwards to help the Red Sox be successful.

If you know what I mean.

2002heaven
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11 days ago

Sorry Rick, but I don’t believe in these scattered occasional quality starts.
MLB hitting is way down across the board league wide with already several no-hitters having been thrown ( can you say the lingering effects of Covid? ). Especially the number of strikeouts, several well known star hitters are batting under .240 ( yes it’s Covid I say again! ). Yep our guys still ain’t that good. 😫  😥 

tommyshalo
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12 days ago

Glad to see Sandoval starting to seal his place in the rotation.
Although it’s the Mariners, still impressive numbers!

Hopefully 1or2 other bats can follow JUP’s hot streak and we might be able to climb back before the last week of June when schedule geys tighter.

Angels2020Champs
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12 days ago

They caught the suspects in Aiden Leos murder 🙌🏼🙌🏼👏🏼👏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

https://www.google.com/amp/s/abc7.com/amp/aiden-leos-funeral-shooting-update/10754021/

Last edited 12 days ago by Angels2020Champs
angelslogic
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12 days ago

Iglesias is 0 for 10 since returning and is one of the main culprits in today’s loss. Move him to 8 in the line-up until he starts hitting.

Fleckstein
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11 days ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Or stick him at leadoff—apparently magic happens there.

Eric_in_Portland
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12 days ago

Strickland, 7.50 for us. 1.69 for Tampa.

Fansince1971
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12 days ago

Who didn’t see that coming?

Tampa is always ALWAYS selling high.

Last edited 12 days ago by Fansince1971
MarineLayer
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12 days ago

Another great Minisian maneuver.

tommyshalo
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12 days ago

Perry’s Arc
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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Coaching and culture.

GrandpaBaseball
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12 days ago

Just checked the box score and was blowin’ away that JUp did it again, amazing. Good for him.

GrandpaBaseball
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12 days ago

I could not be here at game time or even during the game but I guess our prior commitment worked out for me. Our Bullpen has been improving but I guess I should have expected a melt down.

Very happy for Sandoval though, I have always believed he would come through.

WallyChuckChili
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12 days ago

Sutton: A key to the game is scoring more runs than the opponents score off of you.

Sutton is more Genius than Tame at stating the obvious.

GrandpaBaseball
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12 days ago

Well let’s hope that he is on a one year contract and that the Angels have not saddled us with this torturous nightmare for another season. I have never heard a worse Angels announcer and that includes Don Wells.

MarineLayer
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12 days ago

Don Wells was just dreadful. I also had a particular dislike for Bob Starr, who more than once regaled us with stories about his taco lunch repeating on him.

angelslogic
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11 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Dawn Wells? How could you not like Mary Ann?

Marcotor
Member
12 days ago

Ugh Don Wells. Until “Fizz”, hands down the worst ever in the Angel booth. I was not a fan of Bob Starr, however Sutton even surpasses fizz in inane superlatives and unintelligible gibberish.

Last edited 12 days ago by Marcotor
Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago

Maybe Sutton is TAME? Huh?

eyespy
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12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

BLOWN MIND

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H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

That was the most I laughed all day, thanks

Charles Sutton
Editor
Trusted Member
11 days ago

And he stole it from John Madden. http://rinkworks.com/said/johnmadden.shtml

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
12 days ago

I went, got sunburnt, and now hurt on the inside AND outside

Angels2020Champs
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12 days ago

Sames. Still had fun. That was a looong game

bradllee424
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12 days ago

Not a good series even though we split.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
12 days ago

The Angels would like to congratulate Logan Gilbert on his 1st win!

Happy we could give that to you.

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Nice how we turn so many pitchers who oppose us into Cy Young.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
12 days ago

I had to bail when we were still batting, down 4-2. I checked back in to see if that was the final score. Yikes!

Chap24
Member
12 days ago

Just a normal bullpen outing minus Watson and Iglesias. Didnt miss much..

Chap24
Member
12 days ago

Way to fight offense. Glad some of the guys got some hits when it didn’t matter…#benchRendon

Charles Sutton
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12 days ago

That was underwhelming in general.

WallyChuckChili
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12 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

If we score those last 3 runs earlier in the game, DCell closes it out for us

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