Angels keep Mariners at bay, win 2-1

Angels 2, Mariners 1

In front of a sell-out crowd at T-Mobile Park, the Angels threw cold water on the Mariners’ playoff hopes. Seattle now sits one game back with two to play.

I wrote earlier about the young talent that the Mariners had waiting in the wings, but tonight it was the Angels’ rising stars that came through. José Suarez pitched five innings of a gem. Brandon Marsh doubled in the winning runs.

And José Quijada struck out three batters in a high leverage situation to preserve the one-run lead.

The Angels remain undefeated this season when leading after eight innings. Almost hard to believe, isn’t it?

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red floyd
Super Member
20 days ago

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tanana40
Trusted Member
20 days ago

The positives this seasons are Marsh, Suarez, Adell (before he got hurt), and Sandoval (before he got hurt). Not to mention, Ohtani’s emergence as a generational talent.

76 wins is a lot considering all the injuries and the team is 8 games over .500 outside the AL West (where we have been horrific). I am somewhat optimistic that the franchise will turn things around. Big questions include whether Rendon has anything left in the tank and whether Trout can stay healthy. It will be an interesting off-season to say the least..

Fansince1971
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

Raisel has been a positive as well! Without him this team likely loses 12-15 more games.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Cobb was a successful find. Warren seems like a useful pen piece, and I like what I saw from CRod (before he got hurt) and Detmers (before he got sick).

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

A meaningless win in the fall makes me hum a a spirit crushing tune….

Why do you build me up, Buttercup?

Christianhanson
Trusted Member
20 days ago

The Mariners sucking is important to all who are saying they’d rather have Boston or New York get eliminated. I think them missing the playoffs would be important to stop momentum at least temporarily.

JackFrost
Super Member
20 days ago

Yep. My thinking exactly.

Cowboy26
Super Member
20 days ago

Spinal fusion scheduled for October 10th?

https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1444179450774523905

FungoAle
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Angles played half the year with less that 3 pure OFs. Aka Goose, Wong, Rojas, Ward…Juan is gone.

Mia
Super Member
Mia
20 days ago
anewfoundthrice
Trusted Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Yeah that stinks. I’m sure he would of liked to get the “unclutch in the playoffs” monkey off his back. If they don’t win the west the cardinals are winning the whole thing though, you just don’t stop that momentum

Mia
Super Member
Mia
20 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Kershaw will have a chance to retake the lead after we sign Scherzer!

Humor helps with the pain…

SC_Halo
Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Mia

That was good, Mi

SC_Halo
Member
20 days ago
Reply to  SC_Halo

* Mia

Fansince1971
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Honestly, my mindset now is if (1) the Angels can keep Seattle from making the playoffs and (2) the Dodgers are eliminated in a one game playoff with St Louis, the season will not be a total loss. I could then move on to watch the playoffs in a relatively fine state of mind.

FungoAle
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Mia

They don’t need him at all; Max, Urias and Buehler. Nasty stuff. Kershaw too erratic in the post season to be counted on.

Well…bye.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

Marsh wants a job.

That pitching staff actually looked good. Man I have really started to not care if we have to overpay Raisel to keep him.

It has also dawned on me that there’s a good chance they keep Cishek. Let the tantrums begin. I just hope that Iglesias plus starters = too much money to afford him. They’re totally keeping and “developing” Quijada too, though that may work out.

Cowboy26
Super Member
20 days ago

Quijada who Maddon nicknamed Bluto after his resemblance to our good Senator might be back next year. Like Barria he has no options left next year so the Angel will have to keep him on the 26 man roster all of next season.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Well, I really liked his swagger when he struck out the side, with runners on the corners. If that is the Quijada we keep, I am all for it.

(Also, Cishek got hit hard when he first joined the club – but look at his stats over all, including inherited runners, and he (especially for the 1.5M we are paying him) is probably worth having around (even if we rant collectively). The Devil you know…)

Cowboy26
Super Member
20 days ago

The problem with Cheese Shit are those damn Walks.. He doesn’t seem to give up hard contact but this year with a BB/9 of 5.3 and a SO/BB of only 1.66 that just drives me to too much drinking over the course of the season. I know his funky delivery and arm slot produce a lot of ball movement he’s got to cut down the walks as he has done in previous seasons . From 2017 to 2020 he’s averaged 3.6 BB/9, a 2.66 SO/BB and only a 1.10 WHIP ( compared to this year’s horrendous 1.48) If he does comeback next year, hopefully our elite coaching staff has permanently ruined him and this year was only an aberration.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Sure, every possible reliever out there has issues. But as one of the pen arms we keep – I wouldn’t mind him. Warren, Mayers, Iglesias, Quijada?and ???

Twebur
Super Member
20 days ago

The Quijada shimmy………eat it M’s!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  Cowboy26

Identity theft is no joke Jim.

steelgolf
Super Member
20 days ago

Beets, bears, Battlestar Gallatica.

JackFrost
Super Member
20 days ago

Quijada was nails.

He gets Panther of the Game.

As for Raisel, he of the 35 saves is the reason we have the 2nd best record in 1 run games in all of MLB.

No question we need him next season and moving forward. Perry gets a gold ribbon for that move.

FungoAle
Super Member
20 days ago

Falling in love with that bullpen performance is a trap. Rasiel is good, the rest…unproven.

Now that Joe has blorted out the need for the Angels to sign FA arms, Perry is in a corner. He’ll overpay for Rasiel.

Last edited 20 days ago by FungoAle
gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  FungoAle

Who’s falling in love with our bullpen? I’m saying that if we sign Raisel we should probably be prepared to have Cheese Shit and Quesadilla on the team.

nishiogawakun
Trusted Member
20 days ago

Freaking Angels. Sigh, I guess it’s not that big a deal but honestly would much rather the Mariners make the WC than those two barf teams out East.

FungoAle
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Yeah, Mariners have been just as big as a dud as the Angles in the past 15 years, thus I feel no tension towards them since the Weaver-Seager rift. I’d rather see the Yankees kicked out of the playoffs.

Last edited 20 days ago by FungoAle
DowningDude
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

we only see their crappy fans a few games a year. Don’t want Aqua fans coming out in droves. they are really cocky for no real good reason. keep ’em down.

JackFrost
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Agree.

First and foremost keep our divisional rivals down.

Fansince1971
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

I get it but the Angels have a chance to keep Seattle out of the playoffs. Believe me the M’s would be relishing the opportunity if the shoe was on the other foot.

Then you can root against Boston and the Yanks in the playoffs. Which is always fun!!

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
21 days ago

here’s my favorite from their thread

Could there be a more Mariners way to throw away the best playoff opportunity in 20 years then by losing to this fucking team like this? Right after getting everyone’s hopes up! Fuck! Sometimes I wish this team would move cities so I could stop giving a fuck
Posted by Bloople on Oct 1, 2021 | 9:41 PM

DowningDude
Super Member
21 days ago

HEY HEY HEY. You blew three months right there EiP.

Fansince1971
Super Member
21 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Eric didn’t write that. He was just sharing. So it doesn’t count!

Cowboy26
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

How do you know Eric didn’t write that Huh? Have you ever seen EiP and Bloopie in the same chat room? I rest my case.

Fansince1971
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Can’t argue with that logic!

JackFrost
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Ha ha. Nice lawyer speak. Way to massage the facts!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

Bloopie is all of us

DowningDude
Super Member
21 days ago

FOR MARCOTOR … from the lookout landing thread…

My theoryThe hp umps are wearing buzzers and manfred is in the replay room buzzing the calls in
Posted by asianpear on Oct 1, 2021 | 10:34 PM

DowningDude
Super Member
21 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

SUMMARY: The great umpire conspiracy to screw (my team) is a common thing FOR EVERY TEAM.

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
20 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Still, worst call of the night was the third strike on Marsh.

JackFrost
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Really, there is no grounds at all for Red Sux fans or Yankee fans to think this as those two teams benefit more from blatantly horrible calls than any other squad.

By a wide margin as well..

red floyd
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Yep. Strike 5 to Nick Green.

JackFrost
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

That Nick Green AB you reference was the single most blatant occurence I have ever witnessed of an umpire attempting to fix/control the outcome of a game.

It is amazing that we won anyways! What should have been a called third strike to Green TO END THE GAME was instead called a ball! It was a fastball RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE. There could not have been a better strike. A fastball right down the middle of the plate.

That was no “blown call” or “mistake.” It was blatant impropriety. And it was clear as day.

Fansince1971
Super Member
21 days ago

Yep I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. It would be fun to end Seattle’s season tomorrow in Seattle. I didn’t realize I would enjoy that thought as much as I do.

JackFrost
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Told you. Revenge is sweet indeed.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
21 days ago

LTBU!comment image

Mia
Super Member
Mia
21 days ago

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WallyChuckChili
Super Member
21 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Does this mean he is going to re-sign with the Reds?

Mia
Super Member
Mia
21 days ago

It means that the only Gifs of him on GIPHY were in a Reds uni, lol.

Mia
Super Member
Mia
21 days ago
Reply to  Mia

The end of the Lookout Landing thread is gold.

https://www.lookoutlanding.com/2021/10/1/22705251/10-1-21-mariners-open-game-thread

Also makes you miss the SB Nation layout, haha.

DowningDude
Super Member
21 days ago
Reply to  Mia

lmfao:

Just give up already.This team hasn’t earned your faith. It’s always the same dickpunch over and over and over again. Why believe? Why subject yourself to it?
See you tomorrow. F*$% (edited by DowningDude).
Posted by Nori Aoki’s Route Tree on Oct 1, 2021 | 10:30 PM

DowningDude
Super Member
21 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Thanks for that link … that was downright therapeutic. Good night.

Cowboy26
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Mia

The 7th inning thread is also pretty classic. It looks like Most of the LL’s posters are in their year 2525 F Bomb allotment already.

Last edited 20 days ago by Cowboy26
Twebur
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Does count against my F bombs? If it does, I’m into the 2023 season
Fuck this team.
Fuck Jerry Dipoto.
Fuck John Stanton.
Fuck forcing this motherfucking team to endure a lineup with fucking Dylan fucking Moore and fucking Jake Fraley and fucking Jake Bauers in it all fucking season.
Fuck you. You did this. FUCK.
Posted by Gilgameche on Oct 1, 2021 | 10:26 PM

Twebur
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Counterpoint:the Angels suck
Posted by JasonRyan on Oct 1, 2021 | 10:35 PM

Counterpoint:They’re the Angels. Of course they’d do this.
Posted by bcaspersen on Oct 1, 2021 | 10:36 PM

JackFrost
Super Member
20 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Ha ha Mia, this is great!

Where did you find it?

DowningDude
Super Member
21 days ago

I like our strategy of “selective tanking.”

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