LA Angels Monday News Crash: Mets Gonna Met

The Angels were off Sunday, curiously, which allowed baseball’s stage to be taken by arguably the Angels of the NL, the New York Mets. Before we get there, a few quick team-related points.

Shohei Ohtani reached the 40-20 club with his 20th stolen base over the weekend. He continues to polish off his MVP campaign. Although Ohtani was hit in the pitching hand, Joe Maddon says he should still be able to make his Tuesday start, a comment which naturally you should take with a boatload of salt.

Andrew Heaney has already been booted from the Yankees rotation. The former Angel, who was actually scheduled to take the mound tonight at Angel Stadium, now gives way to Corey Kluber, although he should still feature prominently in the game. The Angels have not announced a starter yet, although Fangraphs believes it might be José Quintana.

Alex Curry announced on Twitter that she will be no longer covering the Angels, transitioning to a national Fox show centered on sports betting.

Around Baseball

The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals have mandated that all non-playing employees must receive the vaccine to continue to be employed. This does not extend to the players, probably because they are covered under the CBA and not directly under the purview of the team.

Sunday, Mets starter Noah Syndergaard celebrated his birthday. That morning, the team announced he had a “non-baseball related injury,” although it was later reported that he tested positive for COVID-19, drawing questions from the media and fans alike as to why the team reported it that way initially.

Later, Javier Báez, Francisco Lindor, and Kevin Pillar were among the Mets to “thumbs-down” at Mets fans, taking issue with the way that the fans frequently booed the team. The Mets later issued a statement saying that the players’ gestures were unacceptable.

The Orioles have now lost 18 of 19 games to the Rays this season. The futility demonstrated by Baltimore, juxtaposed with the fact that the Angels played terrible ball there last week, is incredibly demoralizing for a team that is struggling to put up offense right now. As we enter September, it remains an uphill battle for the Angels to post a winning season.

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2pints
Trusted Member
26 days ago

Just got a ticket for tonight dropped in my lap. Now must mentally prepare for the Yankees fans. whooosaaaaaa

Twebur
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  2pints

Please thank them for being dumb enough to take Heaney off our hands.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  2pints

I’ll be there too friend!

red floyd
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  2pints

I refuse to go to MFY games at the Big A. It’s like being in fucking (August) Yankee Stadium.

Designerguy
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

The urine smell is not as pungent as MFY Stadium, so there’s that.

Twebur
Super Member
26 days ago

Mike Mayers is starting, opening, appearing………..whatever you want to call it.

Last edited 26 days ago by Twebur
Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

and no Jiggles. Mayfield at short

Twebur
Super Member
26 days ago

As long as Adell and Marsh are in, I’m interested.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

right? That’s about it for me….plus Ohtani and Fletch. But especially these two young OFs.

Cowboy26
Super Member
26 days ago

And Walsh.

Fansince1971
Super Member
26 days ago

HEADLINE:

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WallyChuckChili
Super Member
26 days ago

SP = TBD

No Q.

We going to see another AAAer called up?

steelgolf
Super Member
26 days ago

Bullpen game, Maddon has 9 pitchers all slated to try and pitch 1 inning, if it goes to extras then Fletcher moves to the mound.

red floyd
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Wasn’t Walsh a pitcher? I thought he was gonna try 2-way at one point.

Cowboy26
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

he did then arm trouble scrapped the experiment.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
26 days ago

Q got claimed by giants?

Last edited 26 days ago by Angels2020Champs
WallyChuckChili
Super Member
26 days ago

Yes. They will also fix him

Cowboy26
Super Member
26 days ago

So no more children? I can’t believe that was the problem

Twebur
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Chemical castration? That is extreme.

Mia
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Mia
27 days ago

Back in like 2015/16, I was sitting behind the Angels dugout, was a few beers in, Alex Curry was walking off after the player interview, I shouted “I love you Alex!”

She looked up, smiled, and waved. My heart grew 10 sizes that day, lmao.

Apologies for hitting on your wife, red floyd & DG!

Will miss her happy personality immensely.

2pints
Trusted Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Mia

I saw her at the front gate a couple months ago and yelled the same thing. Her response was the same as well, she turned and waved. I’m sure she was smiling as well but she had a mask on..

Fansince1971
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Well – I guess you can always start gambling if you miss her too much….,

Mia
Super Member
Mia
26 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

“Gambling is a tax on those too stupid to know better”

-My Grandfather

Cowboy26
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Hmmm my Dad said it was “Being an Angel Fan”

Mia
Super Member
Mia
26 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Haha. FAIR.

Designerguy
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Mia

comment image

Mia
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Mia
26 days ago
Reply to  Designerguy

Much obliged

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Super Member
27 days ago

Laugh at me now:

Wasn’t in a good mood Friday and the thought of spending a night away from my son, mixing up my workout plans for the week, dealing with traffic, all to be surrounded by MFY fans wasn’t appealing.

So Friday afternoon I called my ticket rep and told him I couldn’t make Tuesday’s game but to credit my account so I can take some friends next weekend. No problem, done.

Two hours later the Angels announced Ohtani as the starter.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Of course… his pitching schedule is the worst in getting tickets and attending. It’s also Ohtani pillow night Tuesday

steelgolf
Super Member
26 days ago

Yep, Pillow Night round 2.

2pints
Trusted Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Is Ohtani pitches anything like he did the last time he faced the Yanks, I think you’ll wind up happy with your decision. Fingers crossed he doesn’t though.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

done for the year, then

FungoAle
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Why even play him. Swinging a bat can add some stress to the right hand.

Bl0chead
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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Bl0chead

Same thing as with Watson: with Halos – 4.64 ERA, 1.18 WHIP. With Giants – 3.48 ERA and 0.87 WHIP.

Selman with Giants: 4.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP. With Angels: 4.91 ERA and 1.18 WHIP.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
26 days ago

We traded Watson for a few prospects. Hardly the same thing.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

Sure – we did get prospects that might become something useful. No one is disputing that. The only point being made is that Watson went to the Giants and pitched better than when he was a Halo. Selman has pitched worse as an Angel then when he was a Giant.

It just a data point, nothing more.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
26 days ago

He pitched well for us the first 17 games or so too. Give him time.

(To be fair, most of the Angels damage comes from the 6 ER start in 0.0 innings on June 16 at OAK – so he really was pretty good for us, which is why he had value to trade).

Cowboy26
Super Member
26 days ago

Watson was going to pitch better. Hes been with the Giants the previous 3 seasons so obviously they know how to manage him. His numbers were really good for us save 2 bad implosions. However Watson’s last 2 outings for the vaunted Gigantes have been pretty bad . It seems like if hes not used regularly has a tendency to implode.

Selman’s peripherals were clear warning sign and despite that I thought hes pitched ok for the Halos. Of course with a name like Selman well you know….

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Bl0chead

I didn’t know we’d waived him until just now. So….into the bin of history with Matt Harvey, Cody Allen and others.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
26 days ago

Did we wave Upton but no takers?

Twebur
Super Member
26 days ago

Upton will be traded or cut before the start of next year.

I’m just happy they are finally de cluttering their shit bin…….don’t need to watch Q, Sludgy or Claudio pitch again. Give the Yutes a chance…..who’s NEXT? Mr. Bundy, please call the front office.

I’d rather watch Cooper Chriswell struggle to make it through an inning. More curious to see if he is capable of making someone swing and miss. Even though we know he’ll likely suck, hasn’t been confirmed yet. Better than watching Q.

FungoAle
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Agree, they will release him and give him the Albert treatment. Bye.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Bl0chead

Crazy, I never would’ve thought chatwoods career would last as long as it did.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Super Member
27 days ago

Alex Curry was incredibly nice to my son when we’d go to the booth to visit Vic. Always remembered us, especially him. I wish her well.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
27 days ago

Hopefully Fox 11 in LA will hire Alex to replace Liz Habib.

Cowboy26
Super Member
27 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

It pains me to say this but this maybe the first time I have agreed with you on ANYTHING.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKcAYMb5uk4

Twebur
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Agree!
You should post one of your headshots of beautiful Alex to hit home what we are missing out on. That would be a welcome sight. 💪💪👌👌‼️

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
27 days ago

I was looking forward to facing Heandog, oh well. Old friends had good weekend showings. Cron is on a roll with a HR this weekend and a streak of 20 games getting on base. Noodles (Tommy LaStella) had a HR for the Giants and Goody also had a HR for the Reds.

Alex Curry leaving is good for her, bad and sad for us. She is the type that can light up the room by her presence and her always cheerful voice and outlook were very must appreciated by her fans here at CTPG. Thankx and goodluck Alex.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
26 days ago

It sounds like they may give Kluber a shorter day and follow with Heaney, so maybe tune in today.

admkir
Trusted Member
27 days ago

Since my retirement and departure from SoCal 10 years ago I had my view of Angels baseball restricted to mlb.tv, which meant being able to watch Alex was strictly during the game. This year I was seeing very little of her and thought she was already gone, but then mlb.tv just recently started showing pre and post game where I saw she was still around. It is sad to see that this was a shory lived thing. I have and will miss her

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
27 days ago

I’ll miss alex curry. She did a great the last 10 years.

ScoopleDoople
Member
27 days ago

a boatload of salt? Wrong noun.  😀 

admkir
Trusted Member
27 days ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

Was the boat named Titanic?

red floyd
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Or at least one related to injuries?

Fansince1971
Super Member
27 days ago

Interesting re Alex Curry. Have to wonder why leave the Angels for a sports betting show? Would that be consistent a promotion? Maybe because it’s a hosting job? Wierd. Anyway, good luck Alex!

steelgolf
Super Member
27 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Probably considered a promotion with a national show vs. a local area show with The Angels. More national TV exposure also = bigger future checks.

2pints
Trusted Member
27 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Money is likely better for her, but also she can now have a normal work schedule instead of sitting through every game waiting to do a post game interview for 30 seconds and then head home at 10pm. I think she lives in LA so the drive to the stadium every day is likely a hassle as well. Good luck to her, she’s been a shiny light during these dark seasons.

Cowboy26
Super Member
27 days ago

So Alex Curry’s new job is a Bookie?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  Cowboy26

…and “make it rain”

Twebur
Super Member
steelgolf
Super Member
27 days ago

Quintana start. Can he make it through 3 1/3 innings?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  steelgolf

Unlikely.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
27 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Better not to think of him as a starter, but rather as an opener, no?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

I consider him the guy who is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

steelgolf
Super Member
27 days ago

 😂 

Cowboy26
Super Member
27 days ago

Yeah opening up the gates of hell.

Twebur
Super Member
27 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Sounds like a gambling proposition…………

I just laid $1000 with my new Bookie “Alex” on the under.

I looked forward to meeting her next Monday to get paid.

Designerguy
Super Member
27 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Hey! That’s my wife yer talkin’ about!

[Harumph]

red floyd
Super Member
27 days ago

You watch your ass!

red floyd
Super Member
26 days ago

How did you get DG’s home movies?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  red floyd

Bought the full series when Blockbuster was having their “Killed by Netflix” going out of business sale.

Designerguy
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Pretty much any evening (morning and afternoon for that fact) around the ol’ DG kitchen table.

As my grandfather said, “If something wants out of your body, let it out.” His words have served me well.

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