Angels lose Pitching Duel in NY, 2-1

Jose Suarez was up against the Bronx bombers in the bandbox of NY. Not only was it a tall order with how hitter friendly the park is, but Gerrit Cole was on the mound for the NYY. Suarez needed a great game to give the team a chance. Unfortunately, the offense was lacking in the hitter friendly park.

Recap

Pitching Duel

Gerrit Cole made Ohtani and Fletcher look foolish. However, the Angels got on the board first with a Justin Upton home run!

Hot Pocket!

Unfortunately, the Yankees responded right back with a 2 run blast in the bottom of the inning. 2-1 NYY after 1.

Gosselin got a leadoff single, but he was stranded. Suarez had a better second, not allowing the deficit to grow. Still 2-1 NYY.

The Angels did nothing in the 3r, going down in order. Suarez responded in kind, still 2-1 NYY after 3.

Cole looked locked in and was going through the Angels lineup easily. Suarez wasn’t having as easy of a time, but was keeping the Yankees at bay. Still 2-1 NYY fter 4.

Angels continued to get nothing from their offense as Cole dominated. Adell get get unlucky, but that isn’t helpful. Suarez was still sharp, though, keeping it 2-1 NYY after 5.

Ohtani almost hit one out, but it did not have the distance. After Fletcher got out, Upton reached on a misplay at 3rd. That was enough to get Cole out of the game as he was pulled with 2 outs in the 6th. Walsh struck out to end the threat. Suarez walked the bases loaded and was pulled. He went 5 innings with only 2 ER but left with a lot of work to do for the bullpen.

Bullpen Duel

Cishek was brought in with the bases loaded in the 6th. He struck out one Stanton and got a double play to end the inning! Still 2-1 NYY after 6.

The Angels did nothing in the 7th. Cishek allowed a walk but got through the 7th without any more runs. Still 2-1 NYY after 7.

In the 8th the Angels couldn’t do a thing yet again, with Ohtani going down on strikes again. Quijada came in for the 8th to try and at least make it the offense’s fault. After getting 2 on, one was caught stealing and a strikeout was achieved for out 2. Maddon saw enough and brought in Guerra to get the last out. He did so and it was still 2-1 NYY after 8.

Last chance for the offense to do something, unfortunately, they couldn’t besides a Walsh single and the Angels lose 2-1 in NY.

Upcoming

The Angels head off to Detroit to face the surprisingly not horrible Tigers. A sweep would help, but that is much easier said than done with this team. Stay hydrated and please drink responsibly.

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2002heaven
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2 years ago

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9-4 with Cincinnati this year and a FA after the 2021 season. But remember what a moron I was when I thought we should’ve went after him at the 2019 Winter Meetings back at HH….. 😆 

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

I didn’t see you bring this up last year when he only pitched 14 innings. Hmm.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

He only signed a 2 year deal not a 7 or 10 year deal like we’ve done for other very bad deals. Trevor Bauer was signed for only 3 yrs. Just horrible decisions again and again.. 😫  😠 

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

On a two year deal you would have been screaming bloody murder last year, and suggested Zach Davies had figured it out.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  2002heaven

Damn. That’s one scary picture.

nishiogawakun
Super Member
2 years ago

I think it’s just that Ohtani can’t handle the bright lights of New York.

/s

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago

The good news is we aren’t getting Arrieta.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago

Yet, can’t afford the pro-rated on his first visit to the waiver wire. We’ll get him next time for that five-year reunion.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago

Or even better, failed to buy off on the Cole Hamels showcase.

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

That’s so unfortunate but the irony, I mean…

Chap24
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Good development day for pitching…🙌🏼

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

So I’m betting there are at least a dozen comments celebrating the day Cishek had….

No?

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

That was his shining moment.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Fansince1971

Also of note, Cole was obviously just a goo baby ace. Look at the horrible season he’s had since they band his substances….

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago

Lots of them Goopers out there struggling or just mortal now.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

Not Wade Miley and Nick Castellanos however.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

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65-55 record

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago

I am watching the replay. Knew the final score, but had no idea how the game was played.

Suarez just loaded the bases. Camera on Joe. “The GameThread had a meltdown here I bet” me think. “Chisek” I hear. “Fo sho, the GameThread is losing it.” Cishek gets out of it.

I love it when a plan comes together.

Isn’t that right Facesince1971

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

Ha! You are right about the Gamethread!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago

is your point that a sucky pitcher must suck every time or else he’s not sucky?

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
2 years ago

imagine if the Reds had Raisel lol

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Man I like them Reds, but I am still really glad the Halos got him.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago

REDS were over his good when he isn’t bad biorhythm.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  H.T. Ennis

It’s ironic, Arte spends money and the contracts hurt us. The Reds shed salary and it helps them.

The Angels are the lovable losers.

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago

Calling Walsh…..come in Walsh.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago

We are wasting Jose Suarez!

Suarez 5.0 IP 1 HR
Bullpen 0 Runs

Cole 5.2 IP 1 HR
Bullpen 0 Runs

To bad Ohtani nor Fletch could get on base in front of Upton

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

Good Night and see you tomorrow later in the game.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago

Bright side…tough battle, good pitching including that guy named Cole.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Cole or Rendon? Hmm got to think about that one.

MarineLayer
Super Member
2 years ago

Thank you!

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
2 years ago

I mean I don’t think we made a choice there. Personally I would have preferred Rendon, and said as much, but we definitely tried to get Cole first.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

I really didn’t think we would get Cole, or any Ace, with the way Arte luvs his everyday players for the Main Gate.

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Cole looked like he had a little more movement in his pitches than the last time I watched a couple of innings of him pitch.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Maybe some Bubba goo got through inspections.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I was wondering when the umps checked him out. Did you see?

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

It was a great, well pitched game in a band box. No blame in a game like this. Tip your cap.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Pitching for the Halos has just been excellent of late. But for us to win we need timely hitting and with a weak line up it is tough to score enough. Our starters are as good as anyone’s team. Good for JUp too today. Hate losing but an exciting game, one swing away.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

Yep – I love pitching games like this – except I would have preferred the opposite result.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Yeah, Suarez did well under the circumstances. Like a sauna..

Christianhanson
Trusted Member
2 years ago

There is a reason we don’t watch this garbage. My respects are paid to our awesome writers on this site!

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

Umm you just watched this game.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

The Umpire is just laughing about getting away with being a bad umpire and getting away with it.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago

Umps!
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bradllee424
Trusted Member
2 years ago

The blame for this season is on Trout and Rendon.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  bradllee424

Losing Dexter Fowler did us in!

bradllee424
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I know. I think it was the first game of the season or close to it.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago

I blame fun. If we had more of it, Pujols would have produced

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  eyespy

GOLD!

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago

[tips cap]

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  bradllee424

Say What? What blame?

bradllee424
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Yes, it would have been nice to have them healthy all season. Probably would have been fighting Oakland for the Wild card. Instead they can’t stay healthy and we are sub .500. Sorry, but I am getting very tired of these losing seasons.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  bradllee424

So they are out of shape?

People just get hurt, except it.