Impressively Sad Skid Maintained in Tampa

Angels 3 Rays 13

Winning the season series against the Rays might be a bit difficult at this point. The team will need to take 7 games of the next 1 in order to put the reigning American League champions to bed this season.

Jokes aside, another game this week has sucked. The pitching was classic Angels, the offense was in the game enough to make sure you didn’t quite change the channel until it was a utter rout, and the defense’s ability to make bad players underperform continued to elate hate-watchers.

The game kicked off for real when, just a lone out into the Rays’ second frame, Manuel Margot lined a ball very hard and very ideally angled into the left field seats. This would plate 2, but the Angels were not fazed quite yet.

The top of the 3rd saw the Angels bounce right back as 6 men reached base safely in the inning and an impressive 3 extra-base hits were lucked into. Sequencing is very important of course, and the Angels really capitalized on this opportunity by making sure that the bare minimum expectation was met.

3 runs scored. 3 men were left stranded. 3 sides later, the Angels died.

To be totally fair to Alex Cobb, he probably did his best. His best just isn’t good enough. Fewer baserunners and somehow less luck didn’t stop a legitimately good team from scoring enough to put the game to bed. A Brett Phillips triple and break for home left the game at 6-3.

Jose Q. and Jose Q. showed up to really aid some TB counting stats. Quintana and Quijada gave up a combined… God, I swear they’re still giving up runs to this very day. And let’s not forget Junior Guerra, who permitted every single one of his inherited baserunners to score and then loaded the bases himself before managing to get a 3rd out that was not altogether far from being a grand slam.

At that point, we might have welcomed it. Daron Sutton and Mark Gubicza couldn’t even be bothered to watch the game in the 8th with a runner on base. Max Stassi grounded into a twin-killing to end the inning and you and I and everyone else didn’t know because they were talking about a Shohei Ohtani pillow. Given the way the Angels have been playing the last 10 days, the question for their detractors now is, “Can you honestly say you’d do any better?” I mean, the pillow was pretty sweet.

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clover_black
Member
6 months ago

Carpino off-season quote:

“We’re open to anyone’s idea on how to make this organization better. That’s all we strive for,” Carpino said. “We’re not winning games, so something is not right in our organization. We have to look at it, and you have to look in the mirror to find out, okay, what’s happening here that’s causing us not to be playing this weekend, or deep into October?”

June 27th 2021 and still no mirrors in the front office.

FungoAle
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  clover_black

I remember that statement to the tee. He really needs to own it and step down as the Angels have not gotten better despite the breakouts of Walsh and Stassi. It’s obvious, Carpino does not have the leadership to grow the franchise.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

Well, that was a bad ball game, and I was stuck at work in a place that doesn’t get internet so I had nothing to do but listen to it. You know that movie The Abyss, at the end, when the Navy SEAL in the little sub get’s dropped down into the chasm and he realizes he’s about to be crushed by water pressure? Being stuck with this game felt like that probably did.

Fansince1971
Super Member
6 months ago

Jessica – can you put up the link to order shirts again?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
6 months ago

“Impressively Sad Skid Maintained in Tampa“

I believe you mean skid mark

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
6 months ago

I apologize to Soth. It turns out it wasn’t his fault.

eyespy
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Don’t be so quick with your newfound feels.

Soth let Arte become what he became

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JackFrost
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  eyespy

And vice versus, Arte empowered Soth and allowed the org to sink lower and lower with his man in the dugout and despite it all gave him more and more power.

JackFrost
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Let’s not be hasty.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
6 months ago

Follow up on Detmers…he tired badly in the 6th giving up lots of runs, finished with 16 Ks.

FungoAle
Super Member
6 months ago

Bring him up next month, jump AAA and go straight into the rotation.

James
Trusted Member
6 months ago

I was very optimistic going into and through a good part of the season. Not really feeling it so much now with the struggles of Rendon, Bundy , Ward and the bullpen from top to bottom. Upton performing well at lead off and Fletcher looking as though he was finally coming around fueled some renewed optimism. Now what do the Angels do? Trade some players?

steelgolf
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  James

Bullpen was toast in the 2nd week of May, a new team best for frying the pen arms. Congratulations 2021 Angels!

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
6 months ago

Sure glad I left when the Rays only had 6, oh the misery those that stayed must have felt.

steelgolf
Super Member
6 months ago

Damn, glad O missed this one, although really it sounds a lot like some other games I didn’t miss.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
6 months ago

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Angel’s 2021 Season 😫  😰  💩  👎 

JackFrost
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

“The Umpires Strike Back”

Twebur
Super Member
6 months ago

If little Timmy Lupus can learn to play the OF, gosh darn it, so cam Taylor Ward.

https://youtu.be/ONRLZIY7gbs

2002heaven
Trusted Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

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This is The Beginning Of The End!! 😲  😠 

Twebur
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

You vitriolic, patriotic, slam fight, bright light
Feeling pretty psyched
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
6 months ago

Before we get too far away from this game I’d like to salute those who stuck it out. Your dedication is awesome.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
6 months ago

Do we get a participation award?

angelslogic
Super Member
6 months ago

The team is back to scoring in only one inning.

angelsown3417
Member
6 months ago

Detmers has 9 k’s through 3 tonight. His stuff seems too good for AA hitters.

BLB76
Newbie
6 months ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

14 k’s now through 5.1IP..I think we could see him promoted to at least SLC soon.

Fansince1971
Super Member
6 months ago

What Darren Sutton reminds me of….

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Fansince1971
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

That’s Max Headroom for people under 35.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Max Headroom is to cool to be Sutton. Sutton and his voice is like an irritating nerd that thinks he is cool.
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eyespy
Super Member
6 months ago

Come in

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FungoAle
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Flawless. You nailed this.

JakeTaylor
Member
6 months ago

We’re in a 18 game stretch where 15 of games are against teams with records north of .500. We’ll be lucky to win 4-5 games during that time and will be well out of contention by the all-star break.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
6 months ago

Now we know we need Trout back. Oh, and better pitching.

Fansince1971
Super Member
6 months ago

Oh and better scouting and player development and coaching and strength and conditioning and and and.

It’s an endless pit.

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Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

We were so good for a number of years and now we’re not that you would think a reasonable owner would ask his people “how can we return to that success?”

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
6 months ago

I believe that Arte knows what he is doing.

red floyd
Super Member
6 months ago

Unfortunately, I believe he knows EXACTLY what he’s doing, and doesn’t care.

Fansince1971
Super Member
6 months ago

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UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Hey Siri define “playoffs”

eyespy
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

“As an Angels fan, you will never know.” Siri

FungoAle
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

One of my favorites, we should find the Allen Iverson…” practice” take off of Mora.

James
Trusted Member
6 months ago

The corn was definitely off the cob in this one! Well schucks 😣

Fansince1971
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  James

Cornholed?

James
Trusted Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Pretty much lol

Fansince1971
Super Member
6 months ago

So I was hoping for 4-5 in this 9 came stretch. Thus far it’s 0-4. So all they have to do is go 4-1 in the next 5. Am I right?! Whose with me?!!

Jessica DeLine
Admin
Trusted Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

That’s more optimism than I have

Fansince1971
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

Me too. It was sarcasm.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

We should be 2-2