I think the dictionary needs new adjectives for “horrific”

Astros 9, Angels 5

At first, it seemed like this would be your standard-issue Angels loss to the juggernauts that are Oakland and/or Houston. The Astros went up 3-0 pretty early, and the Angels offense was once again anemic.

But something weird happened in the seventh inning. Luis García, who was cruising, was pulled in favor of Phil Maton. Maton gave up a couple hits, the nailed Max Stassi, and the line kept moving until the Halos had put up a 5-spot, capped off by Jack Mayfield’s bases clearing double.

Not to be overshadowed, Steve Cishek entered the game with no inherited runners and proceeded to blow the save in the eighth inning. To extras we go!

The Angels had the bases loaded with 0 outs in the tenth and failed to score. I think I will stop following the game now.

This tweet sums it up.

Oh, here’s another one.

By the way, Shohei Ohtani had four walks. Pretty cool and frustrating at the same time.

Title Image Screenshot from a Video on Astros Twitter

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AnAngelsFan
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1 month ago

If you want new adjectives for horrific, try a thesaurus, not a dictionary.

James
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1 month ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

The urban dictionary of which I own has quite a few that apply also. None are flattering

Christianhanson
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1 month ago

The funniest part are Maddon’s comments. He expects a winning culture. It starts from the top up. Took me a long time to realize it, it won’t change until new ownership. Anyways, his point about “this organization is better than that”, is simply illogical. You see, its not better than that, it never was, and won’t be for a long time. Dysfunction inhibits growth. Its biblical, you reap what you sow. Just my thoughts.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 month ago

Colorado is now 7-3 in its last 10 and within half a game of us. Should they pass us that would give us the 10th pick if it weren’t for Rocker not signing. But anyway, 10th worst means the bottom third. We’re currently 11th best of the 15 AL teams.

Fansince1971
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1 month ago

This is pretty awful. Limping to the finish line. All we are really learning is that the Angels are a bad baseball team. This is the early to mid 1970s all over again. The teams of my youth. It shows I was a bit off even then loving a team that did this:

1971 – 76 wins
1972 – 75 wins
1973 – 79 wins
1974 – 68 wins
1975 – 72 wins
1976 – 76 wins
1977 – 74 wins

We are right back to the 70s without the free love, disco and fun.

Eric_in_Portland
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1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

1977 was my first Angels team. I was living in Hollywood, playing a lot of pinball. Good times.

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago

I attended around 10 games a year with my dad through those seasons which took me from a young child into my double digits. Saw Ryan pitch a lot in those years. I have no memory of being sad or disappointed. Only fun memories of the team.

Last edited 1 month ago by Fansince1971
Twebur
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1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

But Joe said it was 1985.

James
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1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

I did not even come to the US until 78. That limited my suffering thankfully

Last edited 1 month ago by James
tanana40
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1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

and no Tanana and Ryan (and two days of cryin’).

Eric_in_Portland
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1 month ago

We’d be better with a healthy Trout and a healthy Rendon and better pitching.

MikeSalmon
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1 month ago

Cutting, incisive analysis.

I’ve got one too: it would be so much better if we had 102 wins at this point in the season.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Agreed!

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago

Yeah – but how much better. Say the team wins 75 games this season. Maybe with a full season of healthy Trout and Rendon it’s 83 (being very generous). It’s still nowhere near truly competitive.

Last edited 1 month ago by Fansince1971
matthiasstephan
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1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I don’t understand your methodology here. Darts on the wall? Sorting hat?

Trout and Rendon in the lineup mean seeing better pitching, not pitching around Ohtani (2 IBB tonight?) and pushing less valuable players (with the bat and the glove) off the roster. That is before adding their value with the bat itself (we are talking, what, 11-13 WAR between the two of them?).

Besides, I think it also means we buy rather than sell at the deadline – meaning we can make in-season corrections (to mitigate injuries/players that stop being able to play at this level). Do we go after Scherzer or Sterling Marte at the break if we are above .500 then?

That is an improvement without spending any additional money, nor fixing the pitching.

Fleckstein
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1 month ago

The Twins?

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago

Basically, new team.

James
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1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

With better relievers and without those injuries we would have been in the playoffs. Ohtani would also be over 50 homers. That’s my story and I am sticking to it

DowningDude
Super Member
1 month ago

Exceptionally craptastic

steelgolf
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1 month ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Bases loaded, no outs, and nothing to show for it. The butteriest of buttercups.

MikeSalmon
Trusted Member
1 month ago

A week ago today, I predicted only 4 more wins the rest of the season. They then beat the Chisox twice, and it made me look bad. Really bad.

After watching them against OAK and HOU so far…I’m still in this.

James
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1 month ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

You are really good. When does this whole Covid thing end?

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 month ago

10 straight wins would put us over .500.

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago

Hahaha

h27kim
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Well, that sucked. 🙁

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