Angels survive bumpy landing to avoid sweep

Angels 3, Astros 2

It wasn’t pretty, but the job got done.

Thursday night, pitching walked eleven hitters overall, while there were only ten hits total, leading to some very ugly baseball.

Jack Mayfield delivered the winning blow:

Raisel Iglesias gave up a solo home run to Jason Castro in the ninth, but he got the final three outs. The Angels are still undefeated when leading after eight innings. Clearly, the formula to winning games is to have a late lead. Who knew!

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steelgolf
Super Member
1 month ago

Nice to see a win for my last trip to the stadium this season. My kid was fired up and loud the entire game. I’m guessing he won’t have much of a voice today. 😆

Last edited 1 month ago by steelgolf
DowningDude
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  steelgolf

The person sitting next to you was not thrilled with your level of noise when Captain Jack hit his bases-clearing double….. comment image

steelgolf
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  DowningDude

😂

steelgolf
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  DowningDude

My brother in law doctored the photo with an arrow pointing at her that said Karen. 😅

DowningDude
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Eh, I don’t think so … I THINK she is actually an Angels fan, but had Lance McCullers Jr on her fantasy team.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  DowningDude

😆

DowningDude
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Hey … replay was just on TV … she was clapping! My bad for snipping the image at that instant. 😛

steelgolf
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  DowningDude

 😂 

DowningDude
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  DowningDude

*2-run double

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago

Fun win against the cheaters. That’s all I got.

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago

Amazing how bad the home plate ump missed Iggy’s last pitch of game.

DowningDude
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

Blame Stass-hole. He stood up or something as I recall.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

And this game shows the slim margin between the A’s and us. We had a pile of pitchers all of which actually did their job today. The meh hitting was just enough. This will get even easier when we actually have guys like Trout.

I’m almost at the point where I say pay that Cobb his money.

Rev Halofan
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Trusted Member
1 month ago

Last time I spent $3 on a ticket to Angels Stadium was Opening Day 1987.

Light That Three Dollar Baby Up!

steelgolf
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

Nice seeing you and your lovely bride last night.

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago

Nice win!

I’ve asked for nothing from the Baseball Gods this year.

Please let us beat the Mariners. Let us end their season. If possible, in a gut wrenching spectacular fashion that they will forever remember and hate us for.

Thanks.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Twebur

Amen.

Fleckstein
Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

Yes, revenge best served cold for 1995!

DowningDude
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Fleckstein

All I need is an image of Jerry DiPoto laying at home plate with Keon Wong circling the bases on a bunt. That would surely cure that pain

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 month ago

What could have been. If Cobb had been healthy….if Bundy were 2020 Bundy…

9 games left, 6 against Seattle. We might as well win them all.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago

We made those 4-hits count tonight. Cobber is deserving of a high-five.

WallyChuckChili
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1 month ago

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DowningDude
Super Member
1 month ago

Yay!

James
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Nice win Angels and hopefully next year the tables will turn on those cheaters that are the Astros

h27kim
Trusted Member
1 month ago

To have a late lead and someone who can protect it. This is the 18 million dollar question going into this offseason.

matthiasstephan
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1 month ago
Reply to  h27kim

I am hoping it is a couple years of a 15M dollar question 🙂

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

Would you go 3/45? because someone will. And if we don’t will we blame Arte for being cheap next August? I say just pay the man, but it’s not my money. Still, if I’m Arte, I’ve seen what cost cutting closers look like the last few years, and I’ve seen Raisel…

I currently own my first car with leather seats. I don’t want a car with cloth seats ever again.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
1 month ago

I would. I would pay Cobb something too (though I don’t know that it is 15M moving forward, at age 33). 3/30? Would he take that?

We have no replacement for Iglesias on the farm (at least not yet).

We need two starting pitchers to go along with Ohtani, Sandoval, Suarez, and Canning/Barria (with Detmers, Naughton, Junk, etc at AAA for spot starts or injury replacements).

Cobb could be one of them – if we pair him with a top-tier pitcher (Scherzer (for the aging but still clearly capable short-term sign), or Stroman (for someone more long-term) or finagle a trade for someone (Means, Marquez).

Not my money – but can the team do without a closer or starting pitching?

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago

Not sure how up to date this list is…..I think we can sign him for slightly less and maybe for only 2 years? 2/27?

https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/rankings/salary/closer/

DaveChalk
Member
1 month ago

without considering the alternative of what im giving up in terms of other position improvement AND knowing the Angels aren’t going to sink serious FA in two frontline starters I’d try to sign both Iglesias and Cobb. Better the devil you know. Maybe its time to start thinking like the NBA and treating some of these deals as trade assets especially Iglesias. Maybe by third year we have developed a legit in house late inning option and you just trade Iglesias prior to that final year. I have more confidence in Iglesias value at end of his contract than Cobb in year 3. But you nailed it – for FA pitchers I think we fail a lot by an unwillingness to match the market. Lol, position players I sometimes think we are bidding against ourselves with the absurd lengths.

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