Dodgers 5, Angels 3
It was Trea Turner’s first start as a Dodger, and the home side’s lineup looked to be firing on all cylinders.
Surprisingly the Angels kept it close for a while, courtesy of a Dodgers infield mix-up.
Ultimately, Junior Guerra, who had excelled in a number of low-leverage situations, allowed two runs in the bottom of the eighth to bust the gates wide open, and the Dodgers were off and running.
Reid Detmers looks to bounce back in the matinee tomorrow.
Title Image Screenshot from Dodgers Twitter
I would say the Angels have given up and would rather die at the hands of Slegers saving Wantz fof next year
In his 5 appearances at SL since his last demotion 12.1 innings, 8.03 ERA , 8 HR’s surrendered 2.20 WHIP and a 1.303 OPS against.
Guess who is pitching in today’s game…..can you guess who will be used, probably in a high leverage situation……do you know?
Bases loaded Angels up by three?
The Angels won’t ever be up by 3 at any point in this game…
Very likely they will never even be up by 1 run.
Then, LET THE KIDS PLAY!!!
That is what we’ve been doing.
Joe keeps throwing Marsh out there despite the fact he couldn’t hit his way out of a paper bag!
Yep, enjoy the play, no matter how bad. It just doesn’t matter, it just doesn’t …
It should matter to Marsh.
While he does have a good amount of leash it is not unlimited. Eventually he is going to have to start hitting or he’ll become Brandon Wood Part II.
At some point the game will be up and he will have run out of chances.
I thought that was Jo Adell.
Well, despite his horrible defense when he came up last season Jo Adell did show some flashes at the plate.
He hit several dingers including a 2 HR game.
Gump has not shown anything close to a “this is a major league hitter” moment.
4 of 7 stages of grief in one roster move. I wish they would have asked us first.
Slegers for Wantz? You’ve got to be kidding me!
Whoa . I didn’t see this coming:
No lineup and it’s an hour before the game? Walsh playing?
I guess everyone is too GA to post it?
Ok in this week’s episode of the WTF Joe? show, we posture the following mail bag questions:
“The WTF Joe? Show”
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I mean, that appearance by Raisel was only 1 hitter, the final out of the game. While it is true that alot of other guys could have gotten that out, I don’t think he burned Raisel by putting him in there. He did not throw a ton of pitches even if you include warm up.
Plus, it was a save situation because the tying run was in the on deck circle.
Yeah he did. Joe specifically stated that Raisel wasn’t available on Saturday because he pitched 3 days in a row.
And no, it was never a save situation. the tying only got to the hole.
Okay, you are right about the save. He did not get one, but my other point still stands. In that particular game he did not throw alot of pitches.
Also, more importantly, he did pitch Friday night. He actually did get the save there. So, not sure why Joe said he wouldn’t be available because he sure was available and was a big reason we were able to win that game on Friday.
But its all in the warmup.
You have to look at the total number of pitches; that includes warm-up and the game itself.
So for that Thursday game the total number would have been lower than usual since he threw just a handful of pitches in the game itself.
Does that mean a very reduced role for Jose?
I think this is the Player Takeover thing they did with Gubie, Jose and GA a while ago. Should be fun, that one was great.
Not sure we would know even if this was happening.
Hits (WAR): RHP Raisel Iglesias (1.8), RHP Alex Cobb (1.3), RHP Steve Cishek (0.6)
Misses (WAR): RHP Junior Guerra (0.4), SS Jose Iglesias (-0.1), INF Phil Gosselin (-0.1), LHP Alex Claudio (-0.1), RF Dexter Fowler (-0.2), OF Juan Lagares (-0.3), C Kurt Suzuki (-0.6), LHP Jose Quintana (-0.6)
Off-season grade: D
I’m surprised Fowler was around long enough to even register on the WAR meter.
6-2 during the Dexter Fowler era! Brought unmatched team chemistry! 😤
Bad OF defense again by our DH out in LF who failed to catch Chris Taylor’s 2 run double in the 8th and the foul ball in the first which allowed Trea Turner to score….. 😠 Let’s see a catcher, a infielder earlier this season in the outfield. Four straight seasons of under 100 RBI’s BTW from Justin Upt*n. Mike Trout, Jered Walsh, Shohei Ohtani, and Raisel Iglesias can’t do everything. We don’t get to play another terrible team until the Orioles in two weeks. This is what happens when you allocate all your payroll to 4 hitters and everybody else is worth just nickels and pennies……… 😣 😥 💩 💪 💪 👈
Hey 2002, you need to quit living in the past
I hope we knock around that tight pant’ed arrogant prick tomorrow…
Screw the Doyers. Screw Walker.
Don’t bet on it.
But you can hope however.
We didn’t get swept
Quijada put up another goose egg.
I’m just saying 😂
No joke, it’s gonna be a big deal if they get him to continue to pitch with a little control. We got him for basically nothing and he has the raw stuff to be a really good relief pitcher. A season where we have Suarez, C Rod, Sandoval, Barria AND Quesadilla (plus Alex Cobb) ALL figure out how to pitch AND have Otani prove he’s a real pitcher…. that’s a huge step forward for the org.
Also, how many pitchers have to “get it together” before we have to stop shitting on Matt Wise?
Maybe wait for a full season of statistics? Oh no, I’m gonna overreact and scream for chocolate filled donuts all day long cuz the Angels pitching is back baybee.
You wouldn’t have said that if the Angels had beat the Doyers last night
Thus “if they get him to continue to pitch with a little control”. All of these pitchers, of course, need to keep being good, otherwise they are going to be not good pitchers. Some will probably continue with goodness, it will be a big deal if the majority of them continue to be good instead of switching to bad. If that were to happen with the majority of these pitchers, would that not imply that Matt Wise is good and not bad? If these pitchers continue to pitch the way they have the last few weeks, that will be very good.
Is this donut order simple enough for you to follow?
Your comment covers all the bases, and we are done here.
No need to enjoy what we do. You have it all figured out, and of course, you are right, again, because you cover all the bases.
More pitching, reasonable living accommodations for our minor leaguers and good outfield defense please?
But can he pitch?
Yup, we still need these. Even if it turns out the pitching improvements we are seeing are mostly real. Which is why I didn’t say anything like “We won’t have to go get more pitching, reasonable living accommodations for our minor leaguers and good outfield defense…”
You didn’t say those things because they would take commitment, and thinking. Not your forte.
We are active members of this site. Quit mocking the members like you are better, but if you were, you would be running the place.
It is what we do
So, stop the belittling. If you are so smart, educate, and enliven the site with your wit. Not the two-headed droll you slobber out regularly, that tries to minimize the members the input to this site.
So wait…. we’re NOT going to sweep the Dodgers? This team is an abomination! Where is the grit? Where are the flames? Where is the burning grit? Why do other teams have good players that I want for my team? This is unacceptable and someone needs to perform an act of contrition because I am sad when we lose. And when I’m sad it makes me mad. I. Lay. This. Squarely. At. Arte’s. Feet. And also Perry is stupid. Plus yack piss bullpen. Why are we playing kids who can’t hit when there are stubble faced veterans who can suck instead? Play the vets until I start complaining about them, then play the kids some more, till I complain about them. Also, Maddon needs to take pitchers out earlier, accept when he takes pitchers out earlier, I hate when he does that. F***in Doyer fans.
We need an 11 game winning streak. Forget next years draft position. Its not gonna be very low. If you think Perry did a good job this year then if we’re 12th or 17th it won’t make much difference.
Hey I saw Rendon in the dugout. Any Trout?
There will be no 11 game winning streak. But I do expect this team will finish above .500 – say 85 wins. And that is a HUGE improvement especially considering the injuries. Realistically we should be very happy with that.
I can appreciate being satisfied form most of you guys but for me, no, need a post-season to make me happy. Last years record has very little influence on next year. Prior to free agency, yes, I would agree an end of season record was a barometer to which way the team is headed.
No Trout. Fowler (remember him?) has been spending time with the team.
so what……does it matter at this point?
Yes, Trout should be mentoring guys like Marsh. Maybe he is quietly doing it, but if he’s not – I consider it disappointing
This comment was targeted more at the possibility of Dexter Fowler’s return. The guy is 35 yrs old and a obvious salary dump case by the Cardinals. I still don’t why this organization has such a damm hard time finding reasonable serviceable outfielders like Oakland and TB does…… 😠
Scouting, we don’t have any. We go by name and years first, maybe the back of a baseball card
Or whoever Joe has managed
Depending on the draft, 12 to 17 can be huge.
Either you’re in the playoffs or your playing for the draft. Fuck moral victories, winning 85 games is meaningless
Yeah, finishing above 500 AND in the playoffs is ALL that matters in the year end results.
Would agree that the difference between winning 85 and winning 87 or 88 is meaningless, but finishing above .500 is not meaningless. This is especially true when your organization has had several losing seasons in a row.
I am not going to jump up and down, but still, it is not meaningless.
It’s just “another year where we failed to get to the playoffs.” Aside from 2019, Halos have not been too far from .500. A 5-10 game swing in the standings, to me, doesn’t feel too rewarding if no post season is obtained. Need repeatable seasons of playoff appearances and subsequent title. However, finishing over .500 has not been done for in 6-years so, yep, it is a new mark. Whether we are 2-games under or over 0.500 just did not have the sizzle for me.
I think improving on last year’s performance given that Trout has been out for more than half the season, and we have had significant injuries to multiple starters, is a major sign of encouragment.
Also, throughout the season we have made drastic changes that have improved our competiveness for both the short and long term (in the rotation, pen, and in position players). We are getting better, and there is promise moving forward.
Unlike Eppler our current GM has shown a willingness to cut loose terrible or under performing players. This is a necessity, and something that simply did not happen during the years of Scioscialism.
I view it as a positive development and a move towards higher expectations from management and accountability for the players.
Not too sure Epps had the option of last year dead weight contracts to dump.
Not just refering to the big contracts. He kept guys like Matt Harvey, Cody Allen and Cam Bedrosian around way to long.
The GM’s pick ups are on them. Arte probably needs to be informed on all transactions. He may want these guys to stick around to remind them of the mistakes made. Money has been spent, not gonna just sign and dump everyone. It’s a business, not a hobby we a running here.
I get that for a guy like Harvey, who was making what, $11 million for that season.
But how much was Shit the Bed making? Could not have been a lot. It would not have been a big loss to release him unconditionally.
That said, if what you are suggesting about Arte is true then THAT is the biggest problem of all. The fact that the owner puts (for him) losses of small amounts of money above the performance of the team on the field.
Disagree. The climb to the playoffs is usually not a one year thing. Finishing above .500!is an important step in the right direction. Particularly with all the injuries this season.
If the team ends up with say 84 wins without Trout and a healthy Rendon, what does that project to when they return?
When they return? Probably 80 wins based on past history…..
Somehow the Doyers have made the post season 8 straight years and their farm system doesn’t take a hit. Meanwhile 5 straight losing seasons hasn’t helped ours. 😠
Yes Trout has been in the dugout during this series.
How about a stat on how many games our relief pitching cost us this year? What could our record possibly be?
How about our outfield defense this year. Did you see Justin Upt*n fail to catch that foul ball in the first inning ( Trea Turner came around to score later ). Or his failure to catch Chris Taylor’s game winning double in the 8th inning? Then the countless times Taylor Ward and Luis Rengifo could make plays either earlier this season.
Draft number, round and Year?
👉🏻💪💪💪💪💪👌. 2012 Rays Jerry
he’s a Latin player……….
With a 4.91 ERA……oh forgot era doest count anymore LOL!!!
So maybe all these stat web sites should get rid of them ( ERA, wins & losses, quality starts ).
There goes the Sweep…
Baseball giveth, and baseball taketh away.
Baseball giveth, and
baseballJoe’s bullpen management taketh away.
There. I fixed it for you.
Joe’s bullpen management appeared to be brilliant in game 1