Angels Lose in Brandon Marsh’s Debut

Brandon Marsh made his MLB debut today, starting in CF and batting 7th. Hype was abound at Angel stadium as the best prospect in the Angels system was here. The hope was, of course, he would make a better first impression than Jo Adell did last year. Easing that would be Sandoval, who would be looking to win the series vs the Mariners, as well as the stud star power of Ohtani, Walsh, and Fletcher.

Ooooo

Right?

Recap

Ugly Game

The game started with a scare, as a comebacker hit Sandoval in the wrist. He would stay in the game, but he was clearly not quite right. 2 runs would score thanks to his wildness and Walsh’s trying to throw to first. The Angels’ offense couldn’t do anything in the first. 2-0 Mariners.

It went better for Sandoval in the second, allowing one hit but no runs his time. Which was good, since the Angels’ own bats couldn’t do anything either. Still 2-0 Mariners.

A smooth 1-2-3 third showed that Sandoval was actually fine after all. Brandon Marsh led off the bottom of the third, he struck out, in fact, the Angels were striking out all game so far. However, Churches got a hit and stole second. A Mayfield single had runners on the corners for Fletcher, who popped up. 2 outs for Ohtani, who walked. Bases loaded for Walsh, who struck out. Still 2-0 Mariners.

That build up only to be let down was classic Angels, as was the home run allowed in the next inning. A rally was made again by the Angels but that fell short. 3-0 Mariners after 4.

Things blew up in the 5th, as Sandoval allowed hits and it became 6-0 Mariners. And the Angels left 2 on in the bottom half, still 6-0 after 5.

Sandoval, pitched through the 6th, not making the score worse. After yet more men on base, the Mariners’ starter was pulled and finally someone came through. Churches hit a 2 run double, 6-2 Mariners after 6.

Patrick Sandoval got through the 7th at 100 pitches without making the deficit worse. Not that the offense helped. 6-2 Mariners after 7.

Mop Up Duty

The bullpen had to get the final 6 outs, with Wantz up first. Who, ended up hitting a player right in the head with a fastball. It was certainly by accident, but still, not a good sign. He did not have it, and walked in a run before being pulled. 7-2 Mariners.

Quintana was up next, because why not? To be fair, he did get out of the inning without more damage. Still, it was 7-2 Mariners.

Marsh almost beat out a grounder for his first hit, alas, it was not meant to be. Still 7-2 Mariners after 8.

Q got through the 9th without issue, giving the offense one last chance to score 5. Fletcher, who was hitless on the day, had one more chance to extend his hit streak. He struck out instead. But, Shohei Ohtani hit a home run! A 2 run blast to cut into the lead. It was now 7-4 Mariners. Then Walsh had a single. But, it was too little, too late.

In the end, the Angels lost.

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The Angels get the A’s next. Ohtani pitches tomorrow, so that is something to look forward to. Please drink responsibly.

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

Top “Screw the other guys” news….

The Oakland A’s are not happy with the stadium plan that the city council is voting on this Tuesday. It doesn’t realistically provide what it will take to develop all the stuff it says it will develop at Howard terminal and the A’s know it. There’s 20 years of major California city brick a brack thrown into the deal regarding green spaces and low cost housing and all kinds of other stuff. The stadium’s just part of a big messy plan that will take billions and billions to build and must satisfy about 700 constituency groups. The plan they want to approve is really really underfunded and almost looks like it’s built to fail. So oddly, if the plan passes, it is, in a sense, telling the A’s that the city is saying goodbye while being able to look like they tried real real hard. Oakland’s mayor has come out and said the plan pushes things forward, those A’s are just being crazy. So you know the plan’s crap.

So the A’s will likely be a lame duck team soon, maybe as soon as Tuesday. I can still remember when the city and A’s hatched their first new stadium plan when I lived up there in college… in the 1990s. I almost feel bad for Oakland fans.

Have fun A’s fans. Las Vegas flights are cheap and most of your teams will live there now.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

Maybe Arte can build them a stadium?

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
11 days ago

#%×! the A’s. The last game I saw in Oakland Mitchell Page hit a walk off homerun to beat us.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 days ago

That current stadium is a true shithole.

I call it the “Penitentiary.”

What with the barbed wire around the outside and all…

PedroCerrano
Member
10 days ago

I really hate that stadium, the optics and sounds. I can’t even watch the game on TV from there without being bugged by it. I’d pay someone good money to break that stupid drum.

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Remember when somebody posted article “don’t sweep the Mariners” so that they don’t blow up their roster? Good job looks like it’ll be us instead. Mariners are much better than us. I hate Jerry Dipoto and he’s running circles around Perry.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  DMAGZ13

Yes, the eight months with PTP at the helm have been a disaster that any just and loving God would end right now. You can make the pain stop though. Just mix booze and pills. Sure, it could kill you. but is that worse than having to watch another month go by with Perry as GM? And bonus, it’ll get you so f***ed up you can’t type. I see no downside to this plan. Taaka + Tylenol PM…. the hobo’s time machine.

TapatioMan
Member
11 days ago

Maybe tone down the borderline suicide edginess? Literally lost my sister 30 days ago to exactly what you’re joking around with. Just really unnecessary.

And it’s not like DMAGZ is making some crazy claim. Dipoto probably has out-GM’d Perr Perr this year. Look at the cheap pitching staff Jerr Jerr put together vs ours. I don’t even like Dipoto, but it’s easy to see some positive things he’s done, one of which is building a cheap, productive staff, while Perr Perr went out and got guys like Q and Claudio.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

While it is true that the article you reference was probably not a good idea, your comment is so stupid in so many other ways…

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

Meh game, good game, meh game…. pretty much a .500 team. I still think the team can finish a little over .500 if the hurt stars come back and hit. There is even an outside chance for some magic if the returning hitters hit and, for some reason, a couple guys in the rotation and a few guys in the pen suddenly get good. Still, at least I can kind of see how this team can be added to and get better and better instead of being Trout and a hopeless pile.

Obviously Walsh is a bust. Which prospect do we move onto now…. and quickly turn on? Detmers? Can’t wait till he debuts so I can declare him done and start demanding we trade him for Bruce Hurst.

Mia
Super Member
Mia
11 days ago

Our All-Star 1B is a bust? I assume you meant Marsh.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Mia

Yeah, the one with all the hair, not the one that can’t smile.

Mia
Super Member
Mia
10 days ago

Right. Salt Lake City Jesus

Mia
Super Member
Mia
11 days ago

Lot of talk about Trout not going on a rehab assignment if he does come back during the Oakland series. I guess we have enough AAA pitchers in Anaheim that he can get his reps at home. 😂😂

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Mia

HEYOOOO!
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Halo71
Trusted Member
11 days ago

I’m sorry, everyone. I didn’t make it to today’s game and they won when I went yesterday.

Twebur
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Halo71

You! I knew it…..I was going to write something horrible about Seattle.
😀 we suck again, probably not your fault. Hope you enjoyed the beach.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Why are you letting Halo71 off so easy? I blame him for todays loss (That and I forgot to wear my lucky Ohtani Jersey to the game today)

Halo71
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I am willing to take your slings and arrows

DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Halo71

Especially those of outrageous fortune

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Those are the worst!

VictoriousVIC
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Mike Trout tweeted “Oakland ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️!!” He hasn’t tweeted a city he’s flying to since May 16 when they were flying back to Anaheim. Could it be he’s getting activated for the Oakland series?

Mia
Super Member
Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  VictoriousVIC

I sure hope so!

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  VictoriousVIC

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DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  VictoriousVIC

“Why 5 planes? Does cheapskate Arte fly them on a multi-city itinerary to save money? I bet they fly from OC to Yermo to Coalinga to Hollister to Reno and THEN to Oakland.”

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  DowningDude

I don’t understand why they are flying at all, not when they could take that sweet bullet train we built, get there super duper fast, and be ecofriendly while doing it.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  DowningDude

It takes 5 Cessna 210’s to fly the full team from city to city.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
11 days ago

so 2-4 against them. Let’s just win as many as we can against all teams and not worry about anything else.

Christianhanson
Trusted Member
11 days ago

I continue to advocate that the Mariners aren’t a good team. I feel like within time they crumble, at least they won’t give up on the games against Houston and Oakland. I love the way Marsh plays, he is going to be good, his ABs are competent and he will produce.

DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago

I have to agree with you. Way too conceited for actually how bad they’ve been historically.

From gamthread i posted this:
I remember when wakamatsu was their manager … They said they had a “statement game” versus the Angels in a spring training game. It was so damn funny. They are a sad organization and sure ours is sick and sad too but our managers aren’t buttholes like waka or mr “I wanna wear the pajamas too uncle jerry” Servais.

Fansince1971
Super Member
11 days ago

I hear you but they pitch well. They are built a bit like a Moneyball team. They work counts and take advantage of the Angels crappy pitching. They are beatable but clearly not consistently by the Angels. Dipoto having a good meal tonight.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

But will be dreaming about that Ohtani HR

smithy610
Member
11 days ago

Just from the eye test and stats, their relief pitchers are good. On the Angels, aside from Iglesias, everyone’s a dumpster fire. Good relief pitching will get you wins in close games. And so far, that seems to be the reason the M’s are higher than us right now.

DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago

Why do relievers like 100% of the time grab their junk after giving up a bomb?

DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

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WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

So they don’t come at the next batter the same way

Fansince1971
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

That is hilarious!!

Fansince1971
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Maybe they are sayin ‘Awww nuts!’

eyespy
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Squeeze, you are on candid camera

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

They need to reset their controls.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RbXIMZmVv8

JackFrost
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I like you even more Cowboy!

You posted “Set the Controls.”

We’re over the mountain, watching the watcher !

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  DowningDude

Make sure it hasn’t been lost along with their pride.

JackFrost
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Self-soothing?

Twebur
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Get a little “natural sticky stuff” on the fingers so not to give up a bomb to the next guy.

Designerguy
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I thought baseball passed a rule about no foreign stuff on the ball.

Can’t to watch Joe West make a pitcher drop trou and check out the nutsack.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  DowningDude

Dudes dig the long ball too.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
11 days ago

Marsh will do better if the next ump doesn’t strike him out.

There’s nothing wrong with Ohtani.

DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago

The entire MLB should be much better off when Joe West retires.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

He can take Angel Hernandez with him. 30 years of Angel is enough, right?

steelgolf
Trusted Member
10 days ago

29 years and 11 months more than we should have had to endure.

DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago

Hell of a streak Mr Fletcher. 👏 👏 👏

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

He beat Rod Carew’s ass!
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DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago

Hahaha. Good one. I can watch that damn scene hundreds of times and still laugh as if it’s the first time I’m seeing it.

AKA_rmhalofan
Member
10 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Meh, cultural appropriation.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago

We Suck!

DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago

Had we kept Jerry 100% guarantee we would have won today.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Sosh would’ve got us the Win!

eyespy
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

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