Angels vs. Astros Game 4 Gamethread

The first Sunday afternoon game of the season. Look for me under the shade.

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MikeSalmon
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3 months ago

I missed it: did Marsh AKA “Squatch” – not play today because of the rib thing from last night?

Twebur
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

thought it was his K’ankle…might be ribs too.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago

Okay, so the Trash-Holes outscored us 22-8 in a 4 game series and we begin the season 1-3. And we had fantastic SP from Ohtani and Thor.

Think of the upside.

(Someone please tell me what the upside is?)

Twebur
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3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

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MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Okay…okay: true…but I was looking for something even MOAR upside.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

We should NOT have lost on Opening Day. We had our best starting pitcher going against their third best starter (who happens to be a lefty) and all we could muster was one lousy run. We needed to win that game. That was the tale of this series. As I said at the time it did not bode well for things to come…

Last edited 3 months ago by JackFrost
MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

That game – Game 1 of 162 – was one I psychologically NEEDED the Angels to win. I only knew that for the next three hours after the game. Thank the Goddess May Jane Warner, who pulled me out of that funk.

JasonAndrewMartin
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Adell made OnE oF tHe BeSt CaTcHeS yOu’Ll EvEr SeE!

According to dip shit Patrick O’Neal.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago

That was some stellar turd-polishing, you hafta admit.

Twebur
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I’m sure we will come out flat against the Miami Heat and lay another egg…few more injuries. Juggling of the batting order to finally get the team batting average over .200….
I do have some positive news, Adell makes 2 routine fly balls look easy and actually hits a foul ball so hard in makes it the the 3rd deck.

Last edited 3 months ago by Twebur
MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

The sad thing? At this point, I’ll take it.

Halo71
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3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

They can’t possibly be this bad the rest of the season

MikeSalmon
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3 months ago
Reply to  Halo71

This, too, seems to check out.

MH252525
Trusted Member
3 months ago

This team has no depth. Half the starting lineup could get released and wind up in the mornings. Hope you are happy Arte.

JasonAndrewMartin
Trusted Member
3 months ago

4 games in and I’m already sick of this damn team. Same shit year after year.

tanana40
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3 months ago

At least, we went quickly in the 9th

MikeSalmon
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3 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

Yea, it was like sweet euthanasia. None of that typical Halos loading the bases with no outs and failing to score. This one was no-drama.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Well it’s not the Soap Opera channel you know…… 😅 

JackFrost
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3 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

Lol. No buttercup, huh?

MikeSalmon
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3 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I think it was Isaac Newton who said if there is no build-up, there can be no buttercup. “QED” er something like that.

SheriK
Member
3 months ago

Just got home….what did I miss?

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  SheriK

a lotta misery

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  SheriK

Oh just a loss as we played the Asstros, Umpires and New York TV Umpires and we fell short.

Twebur
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3 months ago
Reply to  SheriK

1-3 in the AL west……feels like home to me!

Last edited 3 months ago by Twebur
UtahAlumnus
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3 months ago

If Adell can’t hit what value does he have for this team?

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

A minor Minor League pitcher maybe.

MH252525
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

well I’m sure we will see him in another 2 days.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

Let the kids play.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

Is it Tucker Fucker or Fucker Tucker. (April and May)

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago

STFD, Pena!

You know what kills me? The Trash-Holes see Correa leave, so they just bring up a 24 year old from the DR who’s already flashing leather, has a HR, was batting .400 before this last K. Why can’t WE d stuff like that? Oh right: we gutted our minor leagues a while back. Forget I asked.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

What were you talking about….?

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago

Thanks, GrandpaBaseball. You get me.

LA_Seitz
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

And fired the scout who drafted our good players.

Last edited 3 months ago by LA_Seitz
halosfans4life
Member
3 months ago

This should be the every day lineup…

Marsh
Trout
Ohtani
Rendon
Walsh
Stassi
Duffy
Adell
Fletcher

That’s way more balanced right there

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  halosfans4life

I think most here will agree will you, but Joe has to make crazy line-ups and always, well mostly calls in the wrong relief pitcher.

aces666high
Trusted Member
3 months ago

All the more proof those cubs won the World Series not because of him but in spite of him.

Friend who’s a cub fan coulda ceres less when joe went adios.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago

That’s why Theo moved off him, the magic is long gone.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
3 months ago

A lineup with wade, suzuki, rojas, adell, and mayfield all playing is going to net you a bunch of L’a.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

Sounds like a Law Group.

MH252525
Trusted Member
3 months ago

yep the complete lack of urgency, I can’t understand it for the life of me. Pay Rendon all that money to sit on the bench? Marsh has actually looked really good and there was a righty today….. Maddon can go.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

Rendon sucks. He was smiling and laughing in the dugout on Thursday night after having grounded into an excruciating DP. He was displaying the exact lack of urgency you are decrying. He is one of the culprits for the “lack of urgency.”

Last edited 3 months ago by JackFrost
aces666high
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Has our announcing crew mistaken a routine flyball for a home run today?

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  aces666high

Twice in one inning.

aces666high
Trusted Member
3 months ago

SMH…

Honestly I can’t remember one time that happened in all the years I’d watch or listen to every single game. Twice on one inning? Jesus.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  aces666high

Matty V almost strained a vocal cord on an Ohtani flyout to RF the other night.

aces666high
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I heard that one. Wasn’t even close to the warning track!!!

Marcotor
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3 months ago
Reply to  aces666high

It’s what the unwashed masses clamor for. Phony “high energy” broadcasts, full of useless chatter. And if an Angel does hit a home run, giving it a call like it just walked off the Angels a Game 7 World Series win. And that nauseating fake disney-esque “smile talking” where everyone keeps their fake smile plastered on their faces.

halosfans4life
Member
3 months ago

I think adell might not being seeing the ball off the bat. He reacts after it hits the ground.

aces666high
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  halosfans4life

If that’s the case it’s more worrying than him flailing away at routing fly balls

Twebur
Super Member
3 months ago

Well at least we have Adell-Rojas-Suk coming up…..sure we’ll see a PH, like that matters.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

You’ll be witness to the comeback.

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Pathetic offense.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Yea. It’s safe to say the vaunted offense has not appeared yet this season.

But it will. And it will be effing glorious. Hang in there, guys. It sucks now, but we’ll get better.

Twebur
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

June or July?

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

June…23rd. If you had to ask.

Twebur
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I have August……August 7th for a brief homestand, gone, then back again on the 22nd. Then we look f’ing sweet for the rest of the year.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I did the math…it checks out. Regrettably.

MarineLayer
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

What year?

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

Jo Adell needs to play every day until All -Star game and he will be a whole lot better, keep the faith with the kids as painful as it will be. Keep Adell in left. Give Capt. Jack more playing time and keep Walsh in against the lefties and things will work out.

aces666high
Trusted Member
3 months ago

My question is what was he doing all off-season?

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  aces666high

He regressed from last year with all that playing time.

aces666high
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Quite the bad feat if that’s the case.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  aces666high

His feet seem fine to me.

…..Dr. Scholls

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  aces666high

Locked out.

aces666high
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Not allowed to practice catching fly balls on his own from October-February? They took his glove away?

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  aces666high

Do flies have balls?

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago

I endorse this. Put Jack at 2nd and call it a day. The starters need to play.

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Perry sucks so far at the in game support. I see batters just swinging , no scouting reports. Nobody is doing any pre- game work. Astros defense is at the right place right time, batters with a specific approach

halosfans4life
Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

This is what makes me thing somethings wrong with the organization. Like how are always behind the eight ball

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  halosfans4life

I’ll drink to that, lol

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

Totally agree. The main difference between us and the Astros is the analytics, scouting and pre-game preparation.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

It takes time, we’ve been working on these things for only 14 years, give it time.

MH252525
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

you do realize Arte employs Perry and people he went to college with. Every other owner hires a GM and lets him hire way way way more actual baseball people than Perry gets to.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago

My prediction was right — Angels lose 3 out of 4.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Not yet Pal, although the fat Lady is tuning up.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago

It is OVER. Done.

The one thing I will say is that the outcome very likely would have been different if we had not been screwed by the agenda of the MLB offices. They do it to us year after year with reviews. Had we gone up 2-0 (as we actually DID) we would have won.

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
3 months ago

FFFFFFFFFFFF

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Strength coach needs replacing.