Angels take fans on a wild ride with victory over the Rangers

Angels 9 Rangers 6

For the second night in a row, the Angels starting pitcher didn’t make it out of the 4th inning. This time it was Reid Detmers who, like Ohtani, had a fantastic first inning and struck out the side.

Ohtani first pitch home run

Adell sent a ball 447 feet in the 2nd inning

Rangers scored in the bottom of the 2nd, but the wheels really fell off in the 4th inning with the Rangers putting up a 5 spot. Any thing else interesting happen that inning? JUST THAT JOE MADDON WALKED COREY SEAGER WITH THE BASES LOADED. Yes, Mike Trout – EVERYONE else was confused too.

The Angels rallied in the 5th with a home run by catcher Kurt Suzuki, and Ohtani’s 2nd smash of the night.

Mike Trout doubled, Jared Walsh hit him in and the Angles had knotted up the game at 6. Brandon Marsh put the Angels on top 7-6 with a sac fly. Amazing turn around in this game from just a bit earlier.

The Angels offense did its thing with 2 more runs in the 7th courtesy of a Jared Walsh 2 run bomb. In fact, 8 of the 9 runs in this game came from the long ball.

Shohei Ohtani hit the ball well tonight and he hit it hard:

Celebrate the win, even if it was an odd one!

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JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago

Boy, this HP umpire has been very generous to Hearn so far…

Maybe he took he under ?

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

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MLB managers don’t matter
STFU baseball charlatans, see Moneyball again and the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s character. No MLB manager should be making more than $2M a yr.
Our’s is making 2X that ( a lot of good little people, you know like scouts, cross checkers, coaches, trainers, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS FOR HIS SIGNAGE FIRM…)
to the OLIGARCH……Free Joe and hire Jayce for 2023!!!

MarineLayer
Super Member
2 years ago

I have always been a Maddon supporter, until now. The look on Mike Trout’s face tells you everything you need to know. Giving away a run makes zero sense.

tommyshalo
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Hope Perry had some kind of polite conversation about it so it never happens again.
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JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Let’s hope he stays there long enough that we’ll miss him in Houston…

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Play there on Monday.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Aren’t some players out of the protocol in 48 hrs time ?

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Not sure….thought it was longer than that. Lots of unknowns.

A vaccinated player on the COVID-19 IL must receive clearance from Major League Baseball’s Joint COVID-19 Health and Safety Committee to be reinstated. That can happen as soon as the player is no longer deemed infectious. Unvaccinated players cannot return until they submit two negative PCR tests.

LanaBanana
Super Member
2 years ago

Angels PR: The Angels have made the following transactions: 
•Reinstated OF Taylor Ward from injured list

•Following last night’s game, INF Jose Rojas was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Your predictions for tonight?

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

I’ve retired from the predictions business on a high note.

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I’m a Maddon fan. I think he’s a great manager. His credentials are unquestionable. I believe in him.

That move was ridiculous and his lame excuse after the game even worse. Because the offense bailed him out doesn’t excuse it.

Who the heck is Corey-freaking-Seager that we can’t pitch to him??!

Not cool, Joe. Not cool.

Now go make the playoffs and I’ll forget all about this little incident 😄.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

Good morning to all on this beautiful Saturday morning. Dallas says at the end of this upcoming week that we up here at 7250 feet will be looking forward to snow! By then the Halos will be in first place all by themselves by a couple of games.

Today in Globe Stadium we will have an easy win, kind of boring win really, so bet the farm for the win and a parlay to Showtime to hit for the cycle.

Oh, this is for Gitch and useless Bitch and complaint. We need our broadcast teams in Arlington doing the game and staying at Motel 6.

Last edited 2 years ago by GrandpaBaseball
Fansince1971
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2 years ago

Here’s how I see it.

In the ENTIRE history of baseball, intentionally walking a batter with the bases loaded has only happened three times. It is BY FAR the rarest thing in the game.

And Maddon has now done it twice. He’s got 2 of 3 in the history of the game.

That’s mad scientist shit right there and not in a good way. Can you imagine this site if the Angels had lost by a run?!

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Guess what? They didn’t lose by a run.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

It’s true – but that gambling.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Let me guess about how this site would have been, running around with their hair on fire  😡 

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FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

You’re right. Looking at that decision today, looks worse than it did last night. What a buffoon, willingly letting the opposition tie the game and ultimately took the lead. Like you said, in the history of the game.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
2 years ago

Thrilled with the win. No idea how anyone in this org can have confidence in Maddon though.

Not hard to imagine the majority of the locker room turning on him if that game got out of hand in the other direction. My bet is he either is told to dial it back or we may be a bad losing streak away from Montgomery becoming the manager at some point mid-season.

Last edited 2 years ago by ihearhowie3.0
matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I have found that success dulls critique. He has done it twice, but it worked both times. If it hadn’t worked, sure. But now that it has, he has a longer leash than before – and can continue to ‘stir up the group’ as much as he likes.

He has always had a good reputation in the clubhouse, seeming to know what the players need. Not strictly an analytics guy. fwiw

FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago

Wait, I don’t think it worked last night, the Rangers took the lead. Angel batters, bailed his ass out.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Warren didn’t give up a grand slam. The smaller emotional effect of a few plays rather than one big play may have been a factor. Maybe it allowed the bullpen to relax some, maybe it encouraged the team to come back, maybe it put the pressure on the offense (who had been slow to start).

How do you define if it worked? In the same inning? the next AB? Or the end of the game?

(Doesn’t it all depend on Maddon’s goal with the move?).

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
2 years ago

It didn’t work out though? They gave up 5 runs in the inning, 1 of them was literally intentional.

Had the Angels not gotten hot against a bad team’s bullpen game, we are having serious conversations about firing Maddon.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Lol. “…gotten hot against a bad team’s bullpen…” A big part of Maddon’s decision had to do with who he was facing, especially the part about the Rangers bullpen.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago

We are in 2nd Place .
0.5 games back.

Thor! Bring the Hammer!

nishiogawakun
Super Member
2 years ago

It is quite possible that a super computer somewhere ran 10 billion simulations and the analysis shows that in these specific cases the odds favored walking in the runner. That would be the cutting edge analytics that the Angels are known for after all… /s

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WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

If it equals a Win, it must be right!

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Yeah that Super Computer is Cartman in a box and is named Awesome-O.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Yeah, we won! Soooo…. what are we all finding to be unhappy about? I for one just don’t like Loup’s face. He looks Dutch. I think that name is Dutch too. F**kn Dutch.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

Small hands and smell like cabbage.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Lettuce back off this line of critique

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

Only two things I hate. People who are intolerant of other people’s cultures….and the Dutch.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Fansince1971

John Dowie… that guy really knew how to hate those Dutch

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
2 years ago

“So I drove home black out drunk. I made it into bed without killing anyone that I know of. Why is everyone so upset?”

People like the win, they’re less enthused about how poorly Maddon’s teams are playing defense in Year 3 and how obvious it is Maddon would blow a playoff game solely by himself with the way he thinks.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Shame on you for driving “black out drunk.” At the risk of sounding prudish I have to say that was incredibly irresponsible to drive in that condition. Especially being part of an online community where the tragedy of Nick Adenhart exists and the knowledge of Josh Hamilton and Tyler Skaggs are part of our history, reporting this here is like throwing fresh meat to a cage full of tigers.

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Howie3.0 didn’t drive black out drunk. He was using it as an example.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Ah, yes, now that I re-read it I can see that. I wrote that response early this morning and clearly was not fully awake yet.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

All good! I actually interpreted it like you were poking fun at me for taking grich’s fairly obvious troll at face value (which is actually what I did)

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

Showtime rocked the bat tonight. Crazy game, but not as nuts as the game against Miami in the “Wade” game.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

I too thought that Maddon had lost his mind walking Seager. We Won, We Won. But joe is a lucky duck, maybe so, but he is also a quack.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

Listened to the whole game on the radio. Terry and Langs were in the Angels Stadium “Studio” and doing the game remote and it was weird in that they had a difficult time staying focused especially with who was at bat. The TV and Radio teams need to travel with the team.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago

This is so much bull shit. Arte and the rest of his owner buddies are bunch a cheap bastards hiding behind an endemic.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yes, like so many business owners Arte used the pandemic as a way to pay his employees less and give his customers less.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

I’m curious, and I have no idea, how many MLB teams have their radio and TV broadcast teams traveling with the team now? Does anyone know? I mean, it doesn’t really matter. Arte rich. Things are things. CtPG is sad. CtPG gets mad when sad. But I just realized I have no idea if the Yankees and Sux and what not have their guys out on the road or not. And press too. Are the reporters who cover the teams traveling?

I don’t even know if locker rooms are open or not…

It’s cause I don’t care. It doesn’t really matter to me. But now I’m curious.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

I don’t really care what the other teams do in regard to their broadcast teams really, but I still think it is better all round for the fans to tune into broadcasts that are the best that they can be. Right now, the two teams or 3 with Matty V. really could be better.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Sooo…. “I don’t know. I’m not going to find out. Here, I’ll repeat the same complaint for the 20th time and see if that helps…”

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

Did you find out? Maybe if you could repeat that complaint for the 21st time, you may get a clue just yet who is at fault.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Huh? Mota?

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago

Yes most reporters are traveling with the team again .

FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

and allowed clubhouse access.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  FungoAle

Yeah. I thought so since NBA guys have been traveling with the teams for a while.

I looked real fast. I found the Astros have their radio guys on the road with TV guys at home, Royals have all guys out as do the Dodgers. The Red Sox and Cardinals will soon have all their guys on the road. The Orioles and Nationals have their guys in studio. The Yankees and Mets either have their guys out or soon will. The Blue Jays look like they have a guy broadcasting from Florida. The Pirates…. shit man, 2021 was the first year ALL 162 games were even on TV. I can’t find anything about right now. The Mariners are doing some travel and some studio…. it looks like the Phillies are too, maybe? A bunch of other teams I couldn’t find anything.

There’s a crazy amount of teams with wild mixes of guys, like 4 or 5 different guys switching off, or radio and TV teams switching back and forth.

So that’s what I could Google in 15 minutes. If the Angels are sticking to broadcasts from studio all season though I bet we may be the last hold out by years end. So let six months of futile bitching the same bitch begin…

Sharkysurf
Member
2 years ago

All but 4 teams. Angels and Dodgers are 2 of the teams that are not traveling with the team on the road

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Underrated post by Jack here.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Not sure which was worse. The delayed game calling or bad umpiring again.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago

2022 is going to be a wild ride

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago

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