Angels vs. A’s Gamethread

Last week in the desert starts today.

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John Henry Weitzel
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10 months ago

Postgame up

Cowboy26
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10 months ago

Loup has kind of pitched like poop so far this preseason

GrandpaBaseball
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10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Last 2 outings have been very rough. Pitching into the wind might have something to do with it today. (Let’s hope.)

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I don’t think we should just “give” him the set-up role by default. There is alot of volatility with performance of relief pitchers from year to year. It may be wise (no pun intended) to allow the “hot hand”, say maybe Tepera, to get those high-leverage outs in the 8th until Loup can fix his poop.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Or Quesadilla. That big cheese has been grilling’ hot this spring

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Shohei has looked dreadful in spring before as well. Was fine in the regular season

I’d not worry about it until he’s losing us real games, he’s probably working on stuff.

And it’s windy as heck there today

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
10 months ago

Marsh lost count of outs. Hit a flyball and it ends up in Tucson.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
10 months ago

Speed in the field and on the bases. Fletch, Marsh, Ohtani, Trouty, Adell and Wade can all fly. Not as much station to station and a lot more 1st to 3rd and scoring from 2b.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
10 months ago

BP this inning.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Making the infield cuts even much more difficult. Good things happening for a change.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago

No one with options will get cut.

Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago

today is a good day

GrandpaBaseball
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10 months ago

Back-to-back doubles for Fletch and Marsh.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
10 months ago

That is what being a daring base runner will get. Rattle the Pitcher and Catcher. Good for Fletcher.

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 months ago

getting rain drops at my house right now. been cloudy all day. (<10 miles as bird flies to TD)

only thunder today was #34

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
10 months ago

Fletcher!!! 3 years in a row leading the team in hits and looking for four years in a row.

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

Three quick pop outs for our new RHP

We love to see it

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

Without the defensive miscues he goes 4 solid under 60 pitches.

Well freaking done

Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

very encouraging for the season

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 months ago

he pitched more innings today (3-2/3) than he did in 2020/2021 combined (2)

Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

(Slim Pickens voice)

Hot dang! We got ourselves a pitcher!

Biggiswrth
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Upton was holding with 2 outs….. (Palm hits face)

Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago

J-Up!

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 months ago

He’s out 2nd best OF offensively – it really is baffling to see folks wanting to jettison him.

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

My eyes tell me, Upton is now our 4th best offensive outfielder. Maybe 5th if Ward continues to hit.

cookmeister
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Ward hasn’t had a hit since the article came out about him fighting for a starting job

cookmeister
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  cookmeister

looks like the reverse jinx worked

Cowboy26
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10 months ago

J-Up keeps lifting his foot up.

Not good

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

Spring training for the tv crew as well haha

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

Fletch doing Fletch things

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Until they figure out they can position the right fielder about 15 feet behind the infield dirt lip.

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

Thor looks good. Getting excited for him

Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

since we’re getting close to Opening Day I would guess he’ll be back on the mound in the 4th

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

We’ll see

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

very happy for him. Totally cool dude – didn’t think he’d be so softspoken/humble.

he’s definitely been flying under the radar this camp

Charles Sutton
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Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Scary! Pitching issues and middle infield issues is not an encouraging mix.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Actually I was encouraged by Tyler Wades OBP against Lefties & righties last year. Maybe he finally figured something out cuz you know Joe wants more baserunners with blazing speed.

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Yeah and I really hope Joe does not “F” with Fletcher and have him going back and forth between positions to play match-ups with this subpar group.

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

my hope is PTP will take all the leftover IFs, the odd man out among Jo/Marsh/Ward, and any other spare parts and convert it to a SS preferably, and if not that any upgrade to the startrers

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

There are options out there, just depends if Perry wants to part with farm pieces. You’re right, Ward could have some value.