Angels Lose Historic Game in Extras 9-3

Ohtani pitched and hit today, while the Giants used a DH. This is historic, as it is the first time an NL team used a DH when the AL team did not. It went well for him, striking out 9 allowing only 1 run and walked 2. Dickerson had 3 hits off him however, the first time that has ever happened to Shohei. Although I bet he is more mad about the home run he gave up. It was a pitcher duel for sure, which was not fun for either offense.

Recap

Historic Ohtani

Ohtani had first inning traffic but got out of it without any damage. The Angels got nothing in the bottom half despite a Rendon walk and a Walsh single.

Another inning, another baserunner, but Ohtani struck out the side. The Angels got a bunt single but that was it in their half inning.

For the 3rd, it was another hit given up, but once again, no damage done for Shohei. The shutout continued for the Angels offense despite Rendon getting a hit.

Ohtani found himself in another jam in the 4th and got out of it yet again. His pitch count was up, however, which was concerning. Innings out of Ohtani is badly needed. Gausman meanwhile was cruising and the threat of him pitching a full 9 innings was real.

The Giants scored first with a solo shot in the 5th, a double by the next batter and a walk got action in the pen. Fortunately, he got out of it, but it was 1-0 Giants. Luis Rengifo tied the game in the bottom of the 5th with a solo home run of his own, the second of the year for him.

Tied game!

With the bullpen breathing down his neck, Ohtani gutted his way through the 6th, pitching a 1-2-3 inning and picked up a quality start. 105 pitches, 9 strikeouts, 2 walks, 1 earned run. The offense didn’t add on in the 6th, and Ohtani would not get the win.

He is happy though

Pen Time

Mike Mayers had the 7th, as everyone held their breath. Thankfully he had a quick 1-2-3 inning and it was the offense’s time to stop being so offensive and score more. Except it was, and they didn’t score.

Up for a second inning, Mike Mayers had much more trouble this time but got out of it due to an odd play. Gosselin pinch hit for him in an another scoreless inning. Still 1-1 after 8.

D-cell came in for a non save 9th inning. For once, he did not blow it. Truly historic. The Angels had a chance to walk it off now, and Walsh gave them a good shit with a leadoff double! Unfortunately, he was stranded there and off to extras we go.

Manfred Runners

With the Manfred rules in place, D-cell had the unfortunate responsibility of not allowing the runner on second to score with no outs. Against all odds, he pulled it off, showing great emotion while doing so.

It was the Angels chance again to win the game, with a runner on 2nd and no outs it needed to end now. Juan Lagares bunted Suzuki to 3rd. With Fletch up, it was now or never. The Giants knew this as well and intentionally walked him. Now it was runners on the corners with 1 out and Luis Rengifo at the plate. He forced a walk and now it was Max Stassi’s turn. He swung at ball 4 twice to strike out. Rendon was the last chance, and he grounded out.

To the 11th we go, and Cishek came in to pitch. Panic ensued as the golden opportunity was squandered. Yet, somehow, someway, with 3 groundballs, Cishek got the Angels to the bottom of the 11th still tied 1-1.

Jared Walsh lead off the 11th with Rendon on 2nd. He was intentionally walked. Ward was next, runners at 1st and second now. He grounded into a double play. 2 outs now with a runner at 3rd. It was up to Jose Iglesias. He grounded out.

12th inning was upon us and doom set in. Suzuki got hurt on a foul ball so Ward had top come and catch and Canning moved to LF because Stassi was used as a pinch hitter and not moved to catcher for some reason. Oh and then Cishek gave up a run and now the Giants led 2-1. Watson came in and got the 3rd out.

What in the Wild World of Sports?

So Griffin Canning now is leading off the 12th down 1 with a runner at 2nd. He got the sac bunt down, the first of his career, and the tying run was now at 3rd. Juan Lagares singled in the tying run, 2-2!

IT NEVER ENDS

The winning run was on first for David Fletcher. One out, Fletcher bounced a ball past the pitcher and Lagares got to 3rd! Bases on the corners with Rengifo up. Rengifo grounded it to the first baseman who went home and SAFE! THE ANGELS WIN!

HAHAHAHA

Except… NOPE! Replay overturns it and the game is still on. 2 on, 2 outs, and Dylan Bundy is the pinch hitter. He struck out. The game will not end.

Alex Claudio was now pitching in the 13th. The fans in the stands were the diest of die hards. He could not find the plate and 3 straight walks give the giants the lead again. Jr Guerra came in to pitch and he threw a wild pitch to put the Giants up 2. A single made 2 more score, it was now 6-2 Giants. Oh and then a 3 run home run as well, because why not? 902 Giants

End of the Line

Down 7 in the bottom of the 13th, the mountain to climb looked unsurmountable. It was one of those games that can lead to a death spiral to the loser, just like that Baltimore extra innings game from years ago.

The bullpen did well for the first 12 innings, really. But you can’t ask time and time again to not mess up when the pieces out there are shaky at best. Blown chances after blown chances haunt this game and woulda shoulda coulda is not enough. Some of the players played their guts out, other struck out.

Being built up just to be let down is TrAdition, and no one should be too surprised by today, perhaps besides the fact that this was a game for so long. Good job Shohei, Raisel, Jared, Luis, and Mike. You did what you could, Max though. Max, come on man. Alex, ugh Alex. And Jr, you are supposed to be better than this.

Walsh drove in a run, but it was too little too late and the Angels lost 9-3.

Upcoming

The Angels have a day off tomorrow and face the Rays this weekend. At 36-38 it is a vital series and a tough one to for sure. Please drink responsibly.

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Let me be the first to come out and say I hate PTP’s draft this year. Why didn’t he pick more players that are different than the ones he did pick? I blame Arte.

Though in all seriousness yall should check out Turk’s farm report. He mentioned that, while most teams are short on scouts post covid, the Angels are down 23 scouts from their pre-covid number. So They hired a GM who helped build Atlanta and Toronto’s systems. He pouched some pretty good talent evaluators from other teams to be his side men. I like that, that is good. But WTF is the point if you have half the scouts of a team like the Pirates? This is just plain lame.

2002heaven
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2 years ago

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Arte more pitching PLZ and more scouts 😆  💩 

nishiogawakun
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2 years ago

Honestly, Pujols hitting into a line drive double play to lose the game for the Dodgers and complete the sweep for the Padres really redeemed this day for me.

Angels2020Champs
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2 years ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

DUDE samesies

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Just came by to say the same thing.

FungoAle
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2 years ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

A GIDP would have been more fitting but still great to see the Dodgers get swept.

Angels2020Champs
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2 years ago

There is a baseball god… Albert fucking Pujols DOUBLE PLAY to complete the first ever sweep of LA by SD!!

nishiogawakun
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2 years ago

Love it!

FungoAle
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2 years ago

$50M over luxury and 3 homers off of $31M Bauer. Priceless

JackFrost
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2 years ago

Ummm. Can’t believe that is the first ever sweep of Dodgers by Padres. The LAD have had many, many down years over the last two plus decades…

Fleckstein
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2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I’m pretty sure it is he first in 8 years.

JackFrost
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2 years ago
Reply to  Fleckstein

That is a lot different than saying “the first ever.”

H.T. Ennis
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Super Member
2 years ago

at least we’re not the dbacks

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

I don’t believe the D-Backs are really that bad.
Let’s do a audit to really make sure!! LOL!!!! 😆  😸 

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Well. That was a loss. It counts as one loss. We will probably win some more games after this, we may even lose some more. I know I can handle it. I don’t know about some of the rest of you poons. If we finish .500 or better I will be happy for this season and hope we find some magic stones that allow us to acquire pitching for next year since that’s basically what it will take. After last year’s team, .500 is progress, we’re two games back on that, plenty of season left though, even if the Rays beat on us.

It’s a marathon, at the end of it things will likely be better than last year. Take today’s focus of red assed ire, Taylor Ward. His defense is actually just about MLB average right now for RF. His OPS+ is 110 and his OPS is slightly above average. Today he was barf, this September I will be glad we had him instead of Chris Young.

nishiogawakun
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2 years ago

We all know everyone here is probably more on the “overreact” side of the spectrum for anything the Angels do. It’s a super fan site, of course. We should also be glad we’re not the Tigers or the Dbacks as well, it definitely could be worse. But if your goal is for .500 baseball, meh, that can be your thing I guess.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  nishiogawakun

Well, when I considered that the A’s, assTros, Indians, White Sox, Red Sox, Yankees, Rays, Dodgers, Padres and Blue Jays are all better than us and the Royals, Mariners and Twins are about even with us on opening day…. yeah, for this year, .500 is the goal, hopefully with a few young pitchers showing they are establishing themselves and with guys like Walsh and Ward showing they have future value.

That’s actually a big deal. A far less deep hole to dig out of than we’ve had the past 4 seasons or so. Most teams suck, then have that season where they break just over .500, then they tweak a little more and become play off contenders and this is what I’d like to see progress towards.

2002heaven
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2 years ago

NobodythoughttheRedSoxweregoingtobethisgoodthisseason.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

Even in preseason their pitching was better than ours. I didn’t think they would be as good as they’ve been (I think they’ll fade too) but I did think they were better than the Angels.

DowningDude
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2 years ago

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Designerguy
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2 years ago

Great man-made disasters of the last 125 years.

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Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

a hip cat named Jeff Pohlman posted this on Facebook. Enjoy.

Cal Ripken, Willie Mays, and Rob Manfred are stranded in the desert, dying of thirst, and come to a small oasis. Manfred immediately starts peeing into the water. Ripken and Mays ask him what the hell he’s doing and Manfred says “Making it better!”

Chap24
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2 years ago

It’s not the team entirely that blows. Literally 5 guys have made this team look really bad. Maddon, Claudio,Chisek, Rendon (especially) and Ward. And Ward is a good spot start guy but to continue to put him in the heart of the lineup disgusts me. Replace those guys and we’re like 5-10 games above .500 easily. Bring up some AAA guys please except Rojas. I wanna see development while we lose dammit! Not the same turds day in and day out!!! “But but how did that work out with Adell?!” Who cares!!!! Our franchise is soooo mediocre right now it doesnt matter!!!!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Chap24

Dude, it’s June and we’re 2 games under .500. Have a Snickers.

Chap24
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2 years ago

And 10 games out…😂🤣 right where you want them huh?..🤦🏽‍♂️
I’m sure u were saying “dude its only year 5 Pujols will come around!” Huh?..lol

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  Chap24

Forgive him, for he not know that thee doesn’t get to play the AZ D-Backs the whole rest of the year……LMFAO!!!! 😆  😖  💩 

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Chap24

Umm yeah. WTF do I care about how many games back we are? Only a stupid asshole would watch the team last year, see what we added, then get upset about how far away from the post season this team is now. I just want them to get better this year, anything else is gravy.

Chap24
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2 years ago

Ok 3rd grader don’t get too upset man. It’s ok. Deep breath. It’s ok that you’re reply was silly and it’s ok to be Arte’s ideal fan and take the “higher road” and be satisfied with what’s happening because you “expected them to suck”..smdh🤦🏽‍♂️

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Chap24

Eat a bag of dicks new fish. Having realistic expectations for an over all meh roster doesn’t mean I particularly love me some Arte, it means I can use my brain and extrapolate what I should actually hope can happen instead of being a whiny bitch complaining about a middling team not being play off bound. Because I can actually use my big boy brain I hope for a better team than last year, but I’m not going to waste stress over them not being a top 5 team. Being 5″ 10″ I also don’t expect to ever slam dunk a basketball. I drive a Chevy Malibu and don’t expect to outrun a Hellcat Charger. My self esteem isn’t tied to what my teams do at all, they just entertain me or they don’t, so I don’t demand that they overperform and make me feel better about myself and then cry like a three year old when they don’t. And a dim emoji dropping turd like yourself should never ever be “sure” you know anything about what I was saying at any point in my life. All you can be sure of is there were too many big words involved for you to follow it.

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

Tough loss, as tough as it can get with the action of some guy with eyes that require glasses as thick as a glass Coke bottle. How can anyone judge a play of safe or out when the sliding player’s cleats cannot be seen. Close calls as close as that do not show enough evidence to over turn and that was to close to overturn. The Angels do not have bad luck, just bad management. Bad management leads to bad choices.

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

LOL!!! 😆 

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

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Booo!! Booo!!! Boooo!!!
Thatz 3 straight losses to a team that started a good/great pitcher. 😖  😠 
BTW our farm system s**ks too. Arte go to Indeed and find a new GM and farm system director.

angelslogic
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2 years ago

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Twebur
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2 years ago

DFA Junior Guerra…..DFA Alex Claudio……Free Britney Spears.

Charles Sutton
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2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

It will be interesting to see the roster moves tomorrow. Unfortunately, we can’t option Maddon and Wise down to the 66ers for a week or so. Somebody needs a wake up call. I guess maybe Sorrento while we are at it.

Last edited 2 years ago by Charles Sutton
nishiogawakun
Super Member
2 years ago

Going to have to take another break after this series. I’ll be back like I always am, but I can’t take another game or two like that for a while.

WallyChuckChili
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2 years ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

I think I will take tomorrow off to

TheCheetah
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2 years ago

Let’s all take tomorrow off, the team as well

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Cratering alert! Cratering alert!
They will be lucky to go 2-5 on the road trip. Out of gas…time to piss on fire and call in the dogs.

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time
‘Til the Angels bring you ’round again to find
They’re not the team they think and completely suck
Oh, no, no, no
I’m done, fuck it man
Fuck it man, burning out this season you feel so alone..

– Elton John

bradllee424
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2 years ago

We all have to admit this is just a very bad team.

MarineLayer
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2 years ago
Reply to  bradllee424

I completely agree. The problem is the cancer goes past the players, through the field manager, the front office, all the way to the ownership.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I think it starts with ownership

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago

Look at the signees we got this off season. Perry needs to take heat. It’s too convenient to blame Arte.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

who hired Perry? Who tied his hands back? Agree, though, that Perry, for whatever reason, has not done the job.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago

Arte deserves and should take heat for not clearing out the clowns; Carpino and Kuhl but the construction of this 2021 roster is on Perry.

Last edited 2 years ago by FungoAle
Charles Sutton
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2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

In view of all the former players for Joe, I think he made some strong suggestions about who to sign. Maybe Perry needs to learn to say “No.”

2002heaven
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2 years ago

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What about this guy?
Matt Swanson ( Angel’s Scouting Director of player development…….You mean the Angels actually develop and scout players? LMFAO!!! ) and a Eppler era holdover So we have the same guy who has the second most crucial and vital front office baseball operations job besides the GM that led to a MLB worst last place ranking by Baseball America? 😪  😫  💩  👎 

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago

Yep, the owner heartfully believes in that trickle-down theory

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

We all know what kind of bodily fluids trickle down!

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I’m all for a Carpino/Kuhl purging. Arte is not selling the team so put away that fantasy.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  FungoAle

Bu bu but I wish he wasn’t the owner. I also wish the sky was green cause it’s my favorite color. I also also wish I had wings so I could fly like a bird. Ultra plus also I wish that dirt was actually hot coco powder so the whole world would be delicious. Give me these things or a will wank the same bitch ass complaint until you do…. or I die of old age. Those twin turds of CarpoKuhl aren’t going anywhere either unless they croak too.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

That’s nice.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago

Everyone on this site does too but Arte will see the new stadium through. If the Angels continue to flop this year, I think his Bulletin Board partner may take the high road outta here. Not likely, but possible, especially after his rare public stance Carpino was making trashing Eppler. The players breaking out are from the Eppler regime not Perry.

Last edited 2 years ago by FungoAle
nishiogawakun
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  bradllee424

I still think we are a threat when hot. Problem is we have no depth and when we’re not hot, we are ice ice baby cold.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  bradllee424

I don’t think it is very bad. Have some holes for sure. When we have Rengifo as a RF and Lagares in CF flanked by Ward in LF, deserve better. Fix the frigg’n bullpen. Perry choked on this task and his depth pieces he picked up are showing their true form. He signed all the wrong guys. Player evaluation is concerning.

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago

Nice at bat Stassi. Keep swinging at everything.

FungoAle
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2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

That player of the week…nosedive. Hope Ohtani does not succumb.

Chap24
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2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

That was literally a selfish at bat. Rarely see him swing that wild. He wanted to walk it off the sexy way…🤦🏽‍♂️

UtahAlumnus
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2 years ago

Yo-yo

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Can’t sugarcoat this one – it was fugly