Rangers 4, Angels 0
The Angels entered the night with the chance to get back to .500 at 69-69 with a win. Unfortunately, it would be a not nice night for the Halos, who helped along A.J. Alexy as the rookie Texas starter continued the torrid start to his career. Alexy threw six scoreless innings, which combined with his five blemish-free frames last time out, gave him eleven innings of no-run ball to start his Major League career.
Jaime Barria pitched better than his line, which says seven innings, eight hits, three earned runs, three strikeouts, and zero walks. Multiple batted balls of weak contact somehow found holes and were unable to be turned into outs by Angel fielders. In the first inning alone, Barria threw a ten-pitch inning in which there was a bloop single, hit-by-pitch, another bloop single, an infield single, and a GIDP for one run allowed.
Of the ten hits the Rangers tallied, only one was of extra-base variety, and it was a double. The rest of the game, they employed the tried-and-true “death by a thousand cuts” method, which saw them hit single after single en route to the four runs necessary for victory.
The Angels only managed their way to five hits (one double), all of them coming late in the game, and though there were some terrible umpire calls, the hitting still has to be better than that to win.
Next up: another opportunity to slump bust the San Diego Padres.
Title Image a Picture of AJ Alexy from Bally Sports Southwest
They were swinging bats? Maybe they should try pool noodles.
4 of our last 6 loses are to the Rangers and Orioles……I thought we beat up on the bad teams?
It’s the “no tank” tank. I’m all for it to improve our draft position
down on the farm, Salt Lake City won 10-3. Stefanic 1 for 3 with 2 walks. Shoey got the loss for Sacramento.
Stefanic must be walking around kicking dirt after Keon Wong got a room at the Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
That is, again, about the 40-man, right?
If Junk could make it, Stefanic could, right?
They have arms in the pen they are likely willing to shed, if Junk needs to stay on the 40-man (plus, with everyone on COVID or the IL (or both), we need pitchers).
Still evaluating those IF on the 40-man, before pushing them through waivers to test the next guy.
Scruffy will get the call to Anaheim, but he’s clearly not in Perry’s long term plans at the MLB level. He’ll get a chance somewhere
If Wong is in our long term plans, we’re fucked.
the first goal is 5 more wins so we’ll be better than our last full season.
also, 24 games left for Trout to miss. They really should make it official.
Bold prediction: we’ll get back to .500 very soon.
Very tough, tough road ahead against teams fighting for WC or comfortably in the lead of their division.
At the start of the 2022 season: 0 – 0
The Rangers are the last team with a losing record that we’ll face the rest of the season.
No we won’t, especially if we play the kids. This is proving that our farm system is nearly barren of any pitching talent from AA or above. 😫 💩
It’s nights like tonight that remind me how far away we are from being any kind of contender.
OK Perry, go your way.
Nothing is going to change for this organization until Moreno and his band of losers are no longer a part of this franchise.
Please less of Fletcher and Stassi…both look worn out and lost. Also let’s start load managing Ohtani more. Continues to hurt his MVP numbers. Literally swinging homerun or bust now.
Counterpoint: Shohei wants the MLB home run crown. Why not go up to the plate wanting to drive the ball? MVP is in the bag. With what he has done this year, I think he deserves to do whatever he wants to do. He does not want to come out of the lineup, it’s not like Joe is forcing him play and he cannot be too exhausted sitting in the dugout waiting for his turn to bat, can he?
I don’t think he is mentally stressing. I’m guessing more nauseam than stress watching his team in the field, feeling hopeless watching the blowpen.