Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh shared a Major League outfield for the first time tonight and hopefully gave us a glimpse of the future.
Adell made his presence felt early. He drew a walk and stole a base his first time up. Then, in his second plate appearance came his first MLB hit of 2021, a 2 run double.
Marsh cracked a long double to centerfield in the top of the sixth. He was denied an RBI due to a great relay by Texas which cut down Jose Iglesias trying to score.
Marsh came around to score on a bomb by Captain Jack. At that point the score was 6-1 and the only question was how many Cishek would give back.
The score was 6-1 heading to the bottom of the sixth because Jose Suarez had pitched very well. The wheels started to come off in the sixth as a lead off double was followed by a one out bomb, bringing the score to 6-3. He would get one more out, tying his longest MLB appearance, and be pulled giving up 3 runs and 6 hits. He struck out 6 while only walking 1.
Youth wasn’t the only reason for the W. Phil Gosselin’s first three plate appearances ended in RBI singles.
Adell added an RBI single following Goose’s third RBI single in the bottom of the 7th to stretch the lead to 8-3.
And the kid wasn’t done, adding another double in the tip of the 9th. By then the game was well in hand at 10-3.
Light up the Halo! Ohtani on the mound tomorrow.
Adell’s plate discipline during his first at-bat impressed me. Now, of course, he is going to face a lot better pitchers but let’s hope that he is improving as a hitter. I would love to see a Trout, Marsh, and Adell outfield in 2022 with everyone healthy and hitting. Then have a double play combination of Fletcher at SS and Stefanic at 2B. Toss in Walsh at 1B and the Angels would have six of their 9 as homegrown players.
Then, we have a young starting pitching staff of Ohtani, Sandoval, C-Rod, Suarez, Detmers, and Barria. Who knows about the bullpen.
Very surprised by the performance of Adell. Hopefully there is more of this to come going forward. The Angels need this so bad
The Plumber got 2 more hits including a home run tonight . Time to bring up Mikey to man 3B. Lets get the 2022 party really underway.
Mayfield had to go and buy himself more time with his HR….maybe dump one of our 20 pitchers, starters are going 6 now. They are short infielders, bring him up.
Free Michael Stefanic!
Annnndd… the Astros beat the Dodgers. I enjoyed it. It was like watching a guy whose been a dick and a bully in our hood for decades run face first into another bully and get shut out. The Astros “cheated” the Angels out of absolutely nothing cause we sucked then. They ate the Yankees and Dodgers fans hearts though and it’s lovely to see.
Cool quote from Jo:
“For me, over these 70 or so games in Salt Lake, along with some Spring games, I started to figure out how I’m going to be successful in certain situations, and what pitches I actually can handle very well versus the ones that I think I can hit very well.”
You see, being sent down to AAA and given steady ABs looks like it has helped him mentally. One game is not enough to chase his demons away but it is a good start.
USA vs DR gamethread? Go Soth
Is it on TV?
USA won 3-1
Mike Scioscia and Scott Kazmir winning games together like it’s 2010
CNBC for me. Tyler Austin went deep just now. Bottom 5th
Got it…..Soth is tan….retirement is good
Jose Bautista is a douchenozzle
This is my favorite tweet of all time:
Hope they ban fans at the latrine for the remainder of the season
Only when the Dodgers are playing
It got worse
What a dumpster.
Oh. Look. It’s winning culture. I can’t wait to be just like a Dodger fan.
I’m not sure why any Astros fan would ven step foot there… the team should’ve pulled a TB Lightning and not allow any away team gear to be worn.
I’d love to see that at the Big A for Chowd, MFY, and Doyer games!
You never really know until the game is on. I find I want the dodgers to win this. That’s how much I hate the Astros
Seriously, Dodger Stadium is a dump and it has rubbed off on the fans.
Seriously, the Dodger stadium is full of dump and it is the fans who keep rubbing off
It’s really that Los Angeles has become a dump?
Trade Him. Trade him now!
Post game picture? Jo giving a ✌🏾☝🏾or 🖕🏼?
Lookie like birdie
Its a peace sign. Gloves are misleading because the middle finger is black and the index finger is white. Really does look like a middle finger though lol
That’s what I thought, gloves are tricky……friendly photo bomb.
Or, he was just calling his shot before his ROCKET 2 RBI double……
let’s go with that.
Yeah…. Adell seems a little too much country gentleman style to just throw a finger up for a cell phone random photo. He’s also fairly social media active, so even if he is a flip the bird kind of guy I bet he’s fairly aware of this stuff going out.
Peace amongst worlds
…the future looks bright ahead…
So maybe, just maybe, we have an actual starting pitching staff, not exactly world-shattering but not a dumpster fire?
No sense in going overboard for Jo based on one game but this was fun.
Fun game. I don’t expect that every game, but do I think these kids will be exciting to watch.
Marsh and Adell are going to be fun to Watch!
Gump and Bubba!
Didn’t Bubba die?
Maybe that nickname is not so good ?
BubbaGump lives on forever!
Superman died but we still use it
Okay so Upton-Trout-Adell to start 2022, Upton hits .150 in April, and on May 16th, we release Upton and call up Marsh for good.
And Marsh will be good then
Or we trade Marsh for a starter like we almost did at the deadline
Who did we almost trade him for? Or is this sarcasm? Haha
I’ll take 1 Nick Lodolo, please
If we wanna play that game, I wonder if the Dodgers would make Bellinger available…
Bundy Bellinger – straight up 😂😂😂😂
That’s ridiculous! Never happen! Bundy, Q and Cishek….now that they might bit.
That would have worked but the dodgers would’ve only done that if we could’ve included Claudio
They’re basically the same player…both lost most of their value this year
I’m pretty confident, Upton will not be at spring training next year. He can hook up with Albert and the Halo’s can pay his salary too.
His contract and NTC make me feel pretty confident you are wrong.
But I’ll take full release on May 16th.
NTC doesn’t mean shit when 90% of the players with a NTC wave it
They wave it if it’s in their best interest. So how’s that working for Upton in May next year?
Send him back to Detroit? Or Arizona?
Upton will waive a NTC or face the ignominy of a DFA anyway.
I would really like what you’re having! Wish I could be that optimistic!
If we are paying Upton anyway, he is still a better bat off the bench than Lagares, Eaton, etc.
But yes, hoping for that OF of Trout, Marsh and Adell. If we can be confident with that we have money to get a starting pitcher and some bullpen help (and maybe a SS, if we don’t keep Iglesias)
is he though
Upton will be bought out of his NTC and will be a Pujols “addition by subtraction” move during the offseason.