Angels drop opener to White Sox in listless affair

White Sox 9, Angels 3

In the opening month of the season, Shohei Ohtani took Dylan Cease deep on national television in what was perhaps the greatest bat-to-ball sound of the Halos season. That was exciting.

Tonight, he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, and the Angels were blown out by those same playoff-bound Chicago White Sox. They didn’t even have their best stuff on the mound, as Lucas Giolito was returning from injury, but the Angels couldn’t muster much offense, leaving nine runners on base.

Packy Naughton got the start, but he couldn’t duplicate his prior results this season and was pulled in the third inning, having allowed six hits and four runs. The bullpen combo of Andrew Wantz and Oliver Ortega allowed more runs, but Kyle Tyler pitched three scoreless to continue his perfect season.

Jared Walsh and Phil Gosselin homered in the loss.

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FungoAle
Super Member
11 days ago

Angels have a chance at the 4th worst record in the AL. The Tank is real.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  FungoAle

The “no tank tank” has the potential to do some good. Embrace it!

Christianhanson
Trusted Member
11 days ago

75 plus wins?

JakeTaylor
Member
11 days ago

It’s amazing how bad Ohtani and Fletch have been, offensively, since the ASB. I hope Ohtani never competes in the HR derby again.

Mia
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Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

81 games didn’t fatigue him at all, it was the damn 2 hour HR derby that did him in.

Mia
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Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

We should just stop the HR Derby. It’s too dangerous.

JakeTaylor
Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Has a higher mortality rate than COVID.

JakeTaylor
Member
11 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Wow, I didn’t know Fletch was in the HR derby?! Did he win!? /s

Fletch playing like he did the first two months of the season. At least he’s finishing the same way he started. It’s good to have some consistency.

JakeTaylor
Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Not saying it didn’t but the HR derby didn’t help his approach in the second half. He’s swinging at practically anything and everything with only one thing in mind. Not like it matters anyways, the team was going nowhere this season.

Last edited 11 days ago by JakeTaylor
gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

Tyler, still good. Ortega. Welcome to the MLB.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
11 days ago

I almost don’t care any more. Almost.

Mia
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Mia
11 days ago

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Fansince1971
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Love it!

Chap24
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Shut Fletcher down. Guy is a waste of space right now.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Chap24

Dude, you better watch that talk. Some guy in puffy jeans, a tucked in t-shirt and white New Balances is gonna show up at your house and shank you with a shiv he made from an Eckstein bobble head (one of his three) that he sanded down to a fine point on his pink driveway.

steelgolf
Super Member
11 days ago

🤣

Chap24
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Lol

WallyChuckChili
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11 days ago

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