Angels Go Out for Cigarettes After 5th, Don’t Come Back Home Again

Angels 3 Tigers 5

Dylan Bundy would get the nod on Sunday afternoon against a Tigers offense that had been obliterated in the first three games of the set.

No one would mistake Bundy’s performance for one that would instill much confidence going forward, but the old “effectively wild” descriptor seems a little fair. Bundy weaved in and out of trouble into the 5th inning, effecting double plays and stranding runners with the help of some of the guys behind him.

He left with 3 walks and 4 hits allowed, while striking out two. A bad hop on a 2-out bouncer to David Fletcher and an even shakier Chris Rodriguez would saddle Bundy with 2 runs on the day, 1 of which was earned.

Replacing Rodriguez was the long reliever who had kept the Angels in the game so many times this season, Jose Suarez. Suarez shut down the 5th with 2 consecutive strikeouts, a move that would prove to be crucial during the Angels’ side, and would continue to put up 0’s in the name of a bullpen that has been so fallible.

Tigers starter Casey Mize, meanwhile was being a bit stingy with runs. Despite also allowing some traffic on the paths, he was able to effectively work his way out of trouble too. Jared Walsh would take relying on others to drive him in out of the equation to compensate for the third straight day.

And with the score 3-1 going into the bottom of the 5th after the aforementioned Chris Rodriguez struggled, Shohei Ohtani, who had been made to look silly by an up-and-in locating Mize in the first two at-bats, informed every single member in attendance that he can also hit homers 3 days in a row. In fact, he can hit 6 bombs in 6 days!

And the game stayed knotted. The 6th, 7th, 8th, and even the 9th passed by in mostly uneventful fashion before dumb Manfredball started.

Raisel Iglesias came out for his second inning of work in the top of the 10th and Miguel tapped a bouncer somewhat to the left of the mound. Iglesias knocked it away and the slowpoke was safe at first. After a walk to Akil Baddoo, Daz Cameron came up to bat with no outs and the bases loaded and a single made it 5-3 Tigers to effectively put the game out of reach before Steve Cishek came in and finished up the 10th.

The Angels had chances outside of their long balls to blow it open. David Fletcher on 3rd with no outs amounted to nothing. The team went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

The series is taken 3-1 in the most disappointing fashion possible. The Halos get a day off before the team with the best record in baseball comes to the Big A where streaking Andrew Heaney is supposed to start against the legendary TBD.

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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We tried, so we’re still winners to Arte.

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Eric_in_Portland
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3 years ago

Trout, I uh I wonder if uh I forget.

Other than that, boy, Rendon is having a tough time.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Too many injuries, he’s just never gotten into a good cadence this season.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Let’s start declaring him washed up so he starts cranking out a 1.000 OPS for us.

Cowboy26
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3 years ago

Thanks Rajai

Cowboy26
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3 years ago

Here are the combined pitching stats of the last starts of the Trash City Trio (Reid Detmers, Kyle Tyler & Cooper Criswell) :

3 GS 19-2/3 Innings 2 ER 0.61 WHIP 36 Strikeouts

The future is starting to look bright again

Eric_in_Portland
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3 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Detmers 60 ks in 35 innings

Fleckstein
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3 years ago

I hate to parade rain but aren’t AA strikeouts crazy high for all pitchers?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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That heading is the sh*t

max
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max
3 years ago

Great series taking 3 of 4.

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago

Am I ever glad I turned it off.

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John Henry Weitzel
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3 years ago

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So close yet so far

WallyChuckChili
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3 years ago

Not quite a Sweep…
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GrandpaBaseball
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3 years ago

At least I paved my driveway, hard work. The Angels? Oh we have Missing Persons working on it.

WallyChuckChili
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3 years ago

Destination Unknown

eyespy
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3 years ago

Life is so strange

Twebur
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3 years ago

It’s unknown
And then you won’t know

steelgolf
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3 years ago

Just got back into town this morning and The Angels served up this clunker. I knew I nice it went to extra innings, with the Manfred rule, they were doomed.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago

That sucked

Charles Sutton
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3 years ago

Buttercup.

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
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Chap24
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3 years ago

Taylor Wards last at bat and the fact that due to “performance issues” he’s batting in front of a $27 million man ruined my Fathers Day. Thanks. 🤗

Eric_in_Portland
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3 years ago
Reply to  Chap24

I would like to trade Ward at the earliest opportunity, for a pitcher who can get batters out.

WallyChuckChili
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3 years ago

Any of Jerry’s kids you like? He may give us the most value.

But no chance he gives up Middleton

Twebur
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3 years ago

Middleton is in AAA now….

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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But if we trade Ward, Calhoun and Escobar do you think someone will trade us their ace and closer maybe?

Eric_in_Portland
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3 years ago

Pedro is in jail.

Cowboy26
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3 years ago

The Jail of Hades?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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WallyChuckChili
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3 years ago

We Suck!
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eyespy
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3 years ago
Reply to  Rick Souddress

What’s happy about it, oh yeah, thanks, Rick. Happy Father’s Day