Umps Rob Angels in 4-1 Loss to the Astros

Baseball is a game of inches. Close plays define this sport, and as fans, you remember the ones that do not go your way. It is why support for Robo UMPS happen after games like today, where the Angels get robbed by the umps.

Jose Suarez started on the mound in the final game of the opening series vs the Astros. he went 4 and 1/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits while striking out 2 and walking 4.

WHEW

Highlight Recap

Captain Jack Mayfield had the first run of the game, hitting a solo shot to lead off the bottom of the 2nd.

CAPTAIN JACK!

The Angels almost scored in the 3rd, but the ump missed the call as Tyler Wade clearly scored. Replay did not fix it either. So the score remained 1-0 Angels.

COME ON!

By the time it was the 5th, Jose Suarez was running out of gas and was pulled with 2 on with 1 out. A wild pitch and a hit scored both runs for Houston. 2-1 Astros.

In the 8th, 2 more runs scored, although it was almost much worse. Jo Adell made a great catch to keep 3 more runs from scoring. 4-1 Astros.

Jo Adell everyone

Angels lose 4-1. 69-102 all time vs Astros.

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nishiogawakun
Super Member
1 year ago

Astros peaked in the first series of the season and we’re just getting started. We’ve got them right where we want them. Truly though, that offenses was boring!!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago

We’ve played 4 games. Wait until we’ve played 20 or 40 before reaching any conclusions

Mia
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Mia
1 year ago

I’m not worrying until well into May.

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

As long as we’re 6-14 after 20 games.

Mia
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Mia
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

Of course

Halo71
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Since they’ve been terrible for such a long time, it’s natural to be pessimistic

BushLeague
Member
1 year ago

Here’s one good takeaway from this series – Angels starters had about a 2.50 combined ERA in this series. Here’s one very negative takeaway – average of 2.5 runs scored per game. Can’t do much when our top hitters don’t produce!

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  BushLeague

Here’s another. We’re already 1-3

matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  BushLeague

Sure, but we assume that Ohtani, Trout etc will come around. Getting good starting pitching, when that was the big question mark, is huge.

DowningDude
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1 year ago

Insert Marcotor comment with the words “international umpire conspiracy to screw the Angels” within it below …….

Marcotor
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Not quite, that’s a simple blown call. The International Umpire Conspiracy to Only Screw the Angels rears itself here nearly every game when posters whine about how certain teams get “special treatment” from the league and by extension, it’s umpires. And always in detriment to the squeaky clean Angels 🙂

Last edited 1 year ago by Marcotor
Halo71
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1 year ago

The Angels should ask the Astros if they have any extra trash cans laying around

Last edited 1 year ago by Halo71
anewfoundthrice
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1 year ago

I hate to say it but I think we need michael conforto lol

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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He’s not worth losing a draft choice for

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

2 more months and he’s ours, draft pick free

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Cowboy26

You have my approval to proceed.

Mia
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Mia
1 year ago

Bring back the lockout

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

lol

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago

A sweep of the Marlins are we’re .500 for the first time this year, baby! (<—Is all I got)

clover_black
Super Member
1 year ago

remember folks, Wade is the fastest man in baseball.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  clover_black

First it was Trout. Then Shohei. Now Wade. It’s amazing how we keep getting “the fastest man in baseball.” Where is Billy Hamilton when ya need him?

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Running slow laps around the unemployment office.

Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Don’t forget Goose last year was fast. We have Adell and Marsh. This probably is one of the fastest teams in baseball………but can’t fucking (Aug 2023) hit the ball! And so far, if by some chance miracle they do get on, we get gunned down running.
We have the equivalent of an NBA team that can jump out of the gym but none of them can shoot.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

He’s so fast that he touched home plate but no one saw it.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  clover_black

Wade is so fast that he said he can turn singles into triples.

Thats like Uncle Rico Fast.

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/667eff1f-2c5f-4dde-b21d-5f2f19040c54

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

I’d rather have Our left fielder hit and make the routine defensive plays then an occasional Great Wall topper catch

matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Well, I for one am hoping that catch helps boost his confidence. We know he can hit and field (see AAA, Spring Training), he just needs to find it again.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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The strengths of the team were supposedly the offense and bullpen. Not thus far.

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
1 year ago

Offense is weak and top heave. That was definitely a horrible call but of Wade scores and all else is the same we lose 4-2.

Angels held the Astros to 3,0, and 4 runs this series and only won the shutout. That’s the difference between going 1-3 and 3-1 winning the games when you give up 3, maybe 4.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I see what you are saying Jeff. However, I felt like that missed call totally cut off our momentum. It shifted the game. Probably when we rightfully go up 2-0, that two run lead becomes 3 or 4 runs in another inning or two. The game would not have played out the way it did had that run rightfully counted.

...Rev Halofan
Editor
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Agree with Jack, Rendon up with Shohei on base

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I want to top heave after watching the bottom half of our lineup hit .

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

What? You mean Adell and Suzuki don’t strike fear in opposing bullpens?

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Then there was the 13-6 loss on Fri.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago

Blaming the umps just feels like excuses. Same complaints heard all of last year, conspiracy theorists. Sure there were some miss calls but goes both ways. Thinking it has more to do with the talent level.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

The problem is that the same issue with bogus upheld calls and bad reviews happens year after year. And it happens against the Astros repeatedly.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago

I never saw a weak offensive line up as part of the future. I do think that a lineup change is in order as has been suggested here today and have the same lineup for a while.

Sharkysurf
Member
1 year ago

When Ward is healthy, Adell needs to be optioned to Salt Lake. He’s not ready. Every play is a mental challenge for him whether it’s at the plate or in the field.

And why is he batting 5th against the Astros?

SScott
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Sharkysurf

Adell is a fastball hitter that can put up good power numbers in AAA, but will probably always struggle in the bigs. I hope he figures it out, but I don’t have a lot of confidence that he will.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago

Duante Bichette was similar with not starting out when young but became better after being taken in expansion draft. Some just take longer than others.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Or… Adell is this generations Dallas McPherson/Brandon Wood.

StarLord
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Oh man, blasts from the past. Those guys + Mathis = stage 5 clingers? 3 stooges? Herpes?

James
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Adell has something like 6 strikeouts so far and zero hits. Does he need glasses maybe? Serious question

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago
Reply to  James

He needs to play every day and constantly be coached in all facets of his game, whether here or SLC. He has potential, reminds me of Willie Mays Aikens, lots of potential but just can’t put it together.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  James

Probably just a mistake pitch hitter.
Jose Rojas has outplayed him thus far who’s practically a mere walk-on. Was part of Eppler’s draft strategy towards going for athletic tools type people.
We shouldve traded him to the A’s for a pitcher since they’re good at coaching up players..

Last edited 1 year ago by 2002heaven
Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  James

Seven, I think.

James
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

7? Ok thanks. Hopefully he starts to turn this around before his at bats get cut way back. Damn Astros

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Blows my mind how different our lineup is from game to game.

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Suuuuper dumb question… if our starters pitch well but rarely go past the 5th, and our bullpen constantly blows the games, why not put in another starter to finish the 2nd half of the game? 🤓

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

I don’t know about that. I think the problem was that spring training was not long enough. These starters aren’t going to be able to go 7 or 8 innings for another few weeks. Hopefully that changes are luck down the stretch. We will see if they can ever get their act together.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Of the four Astros starting pitchers we faced, only one (Valdez) went more than 5. This isn’t an ‘us’ problem, this is league-wide. Bradlee is spot on here.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I was at the game and all I can say is that this offense is pathetic. That 5-9 in the lineup completely suck. Really getting tired of watching this team not perform season after season.

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago
Reply to  bradllee424

What you live across the street? Stop watching and try Lawn Bowling with a side of positive brain training. Easy to be negative 80 games in a 162 game season.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 year ago

They continuously lose to the Astros. That is why the Astros are always on top. Until they give me something to be positive about in that regard then I will continue to bitch. I realize it is only 4 games out of 162 but still these 4 games did not give me much confidence. Really need someone in this organization to finally have enough and make the right changes. I really miss those teams 15-20 years ago. Heck, I miss those teams from the 1980’s.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  bradllee424

Bitch once then offer ways to fix it. But you are always a Donnie Downer, try finding something positive about the team and offer that to the group.

clover_black
Super Member
1 year ago

Or just make hyper specific predictions of an angel win before every game.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 year ago

There are a lot of Donnie & Debbie Downers on this site. If you want me to give you my opinion of what needs to change I will. First and foremost the team needs a much improved scouting department. For some reason the owner is clueless about this. The players needs to be tougher mentally. One call against them and they tend to just give up. I have been paying for season tickets for a long time. Really would like to get my money’s worth one of these seasons. Yes, and please do not say I should find another team to root for. I have been a fan since the early 80’s. If I want to complain I have that right. I am so tired of people like you telling me what I can and cannot say. The last I know this is the United States, although that has been going to hell the last year.