Angels batter old friend and win

Ervin Santana had a lot of great moments at Angels Stadium. Tonight was not one of them. The Angels tagged our old friend for 3 runs over 4 innings. His last pitch was a two run bomb to Max Stassi.

Voodoo took over for Jackson Kowar. While we all feared Cy Rookie, Kiera’s debut saw him give up 4 runs in just two thirds of an inning. The resurgent Anthony Rendon cashed in his 600th RBI against the kid.

Dylan Buddy’s problems with the long ball continued in the second inning when he gave up a 2 run bomb but he settled down after that. He left in the 6th with no further damage.

Do the math and the Angels were up 7-2 when Santana left

As much fun as the bats were, there was also some great defense like this play by Keon Wong.



Jared Walsh put on an absolute clinic at first.

Panther of the game was Stassi with 3 hits, including a HR, and 3 RBI. He scored 3 runs, including one on a balk to stretch the Angels lead to 8-3.

Chris Rodriguez was charged with 1 run in 1.1 innings pitched and James Hoyt was activated and pitched the 9th.

After a scary moment that saw Hoyt hit Jorge Soler in the helmet with his third pitch, Hoyt settled down and sealed the deal.

Angels win 8-3.

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JackFrost
Trusted Member
11 days ago

I would not say we “battered” Santana. 3 ER over 4 innings is not really being battered. I certainly would call it a “poor” outing, but nothing more drastic than that.

eyespy
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

and he gave up two of those runs on the last pitch(which was Max-ed Out), third hit, he gave up in four innings.

Sanatana was dealing, but was left out there, they took the chance, too long, so to save the pen for another night.

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Wow, the past week has really been semantics week

JackFrost
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Yeah. I was just piggybacking on the previous discussion. I guess we could have a whole post about “Adjectives describing Pitchers.”

Rick Souddress
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Member
10 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Meanwhile, if our bulk guy gave up 3 ER over 4 innings pitched, we’d all be screaming for his and Maddon’s and Wise’s and Arte’s and Minasian’s and the guy who works at the In-N-Out down the street’s heads.

red floyd
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Rick Souddress

What did the In-N-Out guy do? Forget the sauce on the animal style fries?

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
11 days ago

we’re averaging 5.5 runs at home this year? that is…interesting

eyespy
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

What is TBW doing if he is just brushing off legitimate info like that?

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

I would love to have a beer with Gubi and ask him if he thinks Sutton is as much of a dork as we all do.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Remember when people would complain about Gubi and now he is the best thing about the broadcast.

red floyd
Super Member
10 days ago

Gubi’s kind of an acquired taste. He grows on you.

Sutton is mediocre, which would have been meh, except he’s trying to fill Rory and Victor’s shoes.

eyespy
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Daron isn’t trying to fill anyone’s shoes, he’s on his own trip to fullfil his own legacy.

red floyd
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

Fine… Let’s just say he … does not compare … to Rory and Victor.

eatgrasslikegoat
Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

sutton is strange af, he says weird shit and wrong shit all the time too

GrandpaBaseball
Trusted Member
11 days ago

I thought Garvey was the best fielding 1B I ever saw, I never saw Hernandez make a great play at 1b. But Walsh just gets better and better.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

Wes Parker was pretty damn good

AKA_rmhalofan
Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Fess Parker on the other hand was a horrible first baseman.

Cowboy26
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  AKA_rmhalofan

But he could throw a mean hatchet

red floyd
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

And he wore a coonskin cap on the field.

FungoAle
Trusted Member
11 days ago

JT Snow was the best Halo 1st baseman I saw, better than Joyner.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Blasphemy!

GrandpaBaseball
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

True story but I think Walsh will pass him.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
11 days ago

I just got scolded by Fan 71 about his age
He’s only two yrs younger than Trout.

nishiogawakun
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Stassi has turned out to be quite the gem! So we can do this too sometimes? Is that legal?

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Stassi kind of reminds me of Lance Parrish behind and at the plate. ( The 1985 version) Is anyone else seeing the similarities?

Last edited 11 days ago by Cowboy26
FungoAle
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11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

other than the 4” height and 25 lb weight difference, I see it.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Hey, different eras you have to adjust for inflation. Plus hasn’t the diamond gotten smaller?

GrandpaBaseball
Trusted Member
11 days ago

3 out of 4 games won, are we in first yet?  :wpds_hmm:  👆 

Rick Souddress
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Member
11 days ago

Since I accidentally made an oopsie, i’ll just reiterate what I said in the other post here.

Angels starters are tied for second fewest walks allowed in June while also being around top 5 in innings pitched this month. Neither of these are things you would expect out of an arm that dons Halo red, let alone the entire rotation.

There is always a time for doom and gloom, but this month really hasn’t been one of them.

Twebur
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Rick Souddress

Fake news? This can’t be true..the Angels?

FungoAle
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Rick Souddress

Good to know, has not realized that. The walks were killing them this season. Be great to see that improve and the defense turn around. An ERA drop will follow suit.

Jim Atkins
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Agree with Patrick O’Neal, it does look like this rotation just might be shaping up finally. Gotta admit, two years ago when we got Stassi I absolutely hated him. I take it all back, Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa. Like that guy a lot, best catcher we have had in a very long time, both on offense and defense.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Uh No.
You’re getting fooled by yet another two week long joyride.
Max Stassi sounds like the former East Germany secret police. They don’t make rotary telephones in a shoe anymore.

red floyd
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Welcome to the club. I’ve been calling him The Secret Police ever since we picked him up.

h27kim
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

I tried posting video with the former East German national anthem (an ironic video…I think) on occasions of major Stassi contribution. That didn’t seem to quite work, though…

Designerguy
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  h27kim

The East German National Anthem you say?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxUdL0CGgOU

2002heaven
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10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

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Sorry CTPG GenXers, my partisanship lies with the original 1960’s TV series.
RIP Don Adams

Last edited 10 days ago by 2002heaven
red floyd
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10 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

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Designerguy
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

If you caught the last season of Silicon Valley, Bernie Kopell played the chairman of an investment group.

When asked if his fund would invest in a certain technology, he said, “This is XYZ Corp, we don’t do that here.”

Such a great Easter Egg.

2002heaven
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10 days ago
Reply to  Designerguy

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On the flag
Surprised Stanford or MIT’s logo doesn’t have one

Last edited 10 days ago by 2002heaven
WallyChuckChili
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11 days ago

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GrandpaBaseball
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Game Ball goes to Stassi although Bundy getting off the Shneid with his first win. Our starting pitching will guide us back to a winning record.

Last edited 11 days ago by GrandpaBaseball
Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

Unfortunately, A frustrated Shneid was not available for comment

Twebur
Trusted Member
11 days ago

going forward, he is “The Red Shneid”

JackFrost
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Bundy or Stassi ?

I do like that as a nickname: “The Red Sneid.” Lol.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago

Game Ball to Stassi?

He’s not even good enough to be the catcher in the postgame photo

Twebur
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Not photographed often…….doesn’t play much.

eyespy
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

He is member of sekrit police can no take image of Max for security purpose no identity leaks for safety.

AngelsRcrackerjack
Newbie
11 days ago

Thanks GB, this grandpa had never heard that word and is glad to get off his baseball lingo Shneid!

Rick Souddress
Editor
Member
11 days ago

Who else was here when there were accidentally two separate postgames uploaded at the same time?

Last edited 11 days ago by Rick Souddress
Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Rick Souddress

Which one was better?

GrandpaBaseball
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The right one, thru out the left one.

red floyd
Super Member
10 days ago

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Rick Souddress
Editor
Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Jeff’s is better. I completely forgot to start until the 2nd out of the bottom of the 8th anyway. If it was my magnum opus, I might have fought harder to keep it up.

Designerguy
Super Member
11 days ago

Celebrate the win

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benjiface
Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Designerguy

So. Much. Manliness.

red floyd
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10 days ago
Reply to  benjiface

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Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
11 days ago

in minor league action, speedster Drew Butera stole a base in the 9-2 Bees win. Thaiss 2 HRs. Barria 5 shutout innings. Marsh to the IL with “shoulder inflammation”.

GrandpaBaseball
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Marsh even with all his talent is always injured. He is make of tooth picks and Jello.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

Don’t forget the Thaiss Three bagger. 11 total bases today.

GrandpaBaseball
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Traded bait throw in or player to be named later.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

or our future third catcher…

GrandpaBaseball
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I forgot that is now back to the future.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

1985?

GrandpaBaseball
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

2016

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

I think the last time the Angels carried 3 catchers was the 2005 ALCS when our third string catcher dropped a third…. Ah never mind.

Twebur
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Thaiss vs Stassi – steel cage match

FungoAle
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Marsh is a wuss. Please prove me wrong dammit.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Marsh is made out of mush?

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
11 days ago

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Maybe the robot should be 4 games so 3 game streaks can be achieved?

red floyd
Super Member
10 days ago

Things went downhill for the team when we were told “No more Angela”.

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