Thor and Ohtani drop a hammer on the Rangers in Angels victory

Angels 7 Rangers 2

Thor should pitch only on Thursday so we can have Thordays like we had Shodays on Sunday last year. Okay, I’ll stop. Sorry.

Mr. Syndergaard started this game with supreme efficency, only needing 5 pitches to get through his first inning of work. Not bad to start out on pace for a 45 pitch complete game, right? Fun fact – Charles Henry “Red” Barrett threw a complete game back in 1944 with only 58 pitches – the fewest in MLB history for a complete game. No records for Thor tonight, but he did pitch a great game and cemented the Angels first quality start since Shohei Ohtani on September 26th, 2021. Final line = 6 IP, 4K, 2ER, 0 BB, 82 pitches.

The offense gave Thor more than enough support and Ohtani was certainly a key part of that. Ohtani was 2 for 5 with a HR, Stolen Base (third), 3 runs scored, and 3 RBIs.

I mean, who cares that Rendon keeps making errors and still isn’t hitting over the Mendoza line when you have a heating up Ohtani and Norse god having himself a fantastic start to the season?

Taylor Ward also had himself a night in his return for the IL going 4 for 5 on base with a home run and a stolen base.

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LanaBanana
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2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Is it just me or does it seem we mostly face lefties?

steelgolf
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2 years ago

Excited for the win, hope they can keep the momentum going through the next series. One takeaway I have from this series so far is that The Rangers are in the midst of pitching hell, like The Angels were a couple of years back.

JackFrost
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2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Yeah, yesterday was a good game. Unfortunately, I feel like today the Rangers will bounce back. There is a crafty lefty going for them (Martin Perez), and as we know the left-handed pitchers are always tough on us.

I think Texas will jump out early, like 2-0 or 3-0. I believe they will get a HR from either Garver or Culberson or maybe both. We will fight back to tie and actually take the lead, but the Rangers will score 2 or 3 runs late, maybe off of Tepera and will win it by a score of either 6-4 or 6-5.

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John Henry Weitzel
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2 years ago

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red floyd
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2 years ago

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rosstrade
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2 years ago

Damn, I am loving this team. Sure, it’s early in the season. But, I can’t help but feel the raw potential of this team in being able to compete day in and day out. Following the Angels for so many years, I’m good with the team if they battle day in and day out. I like guys like Eckstein, Erstad, Ducky, Wright, Grich, Percival, Downing who come out and battle each game, come what may.

Fansince1971
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2 years ago

I’m liking this Syndegaard guy!

tommyshalo
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2 years ago

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JackFrost
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2 years ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

They have to keep this ritual — it is a call back to the Singing Cowboy.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
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Hey I resemble that remark.

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

If Arte wasn’t so cheap I’d tell him to hire 2 highly paid, X-Military, 24/7 traveling Security Guards for the Cowboy Hat. Treat it like the Stanley Cup and Super Bowl Trophy. It should have its own climate controlled velvet lined case, white gloves. Do it Arte!

Fansince1971
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2 years ago
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If we are talking about spending more money, can we first start with live broadcasters?

Biggiswrth
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2 years ago
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You’ve won the internet today with this

WallyChuckChili
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2 years ago

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Twebur
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2 years ago

Eye Brow Movement North on Bobby Valentine’s Forward Since His Last Lift

Over / Under
2 and 2/8th Inches

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

good game for Davis Daniel, too. 5 IP, 1 run, 3 hits, 5 Ks. Stefanic 2 for 4 so far, now at .405.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago

Boy When Ty makes it back to Anaheim I hope he gets a big ovation when he comes in.

Last edited 2 years ago by Cowboy26
JackFrost
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

If I am there I will certainly be cheering. I have been saying for a while now that he will be a key contributor to our bullpen this season !

rosstrade
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Matter of time…

Twebur
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2 years ago

Chase Silseth 11th round last years draft
4 innings 1 ER 2 hits 1 Walk 6 K’s in a Trash Pandas Loss 10-8:
early season ERA 2.25

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

whoa! Thanks for getting me over to their stats page. Brett Kerry, our 5th round pick, 10 IP, 20 Ks!!, 0.90 ERA. Luke Murphy, 4th rd, 3 IP, 1 hit, 0.00. Eric Torres, 14th rd, 3.2 IP, 1 hit, 0.00. Mason Erla, 17th rd, 1.80, Ky Bush, 2nd rd, 2.45

Twebur
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2 years ago

Mason Albright 12th round last year, lefty…was treated poorly tonight

3 innings 4 hits, 5 ER, 2 walks, 4 K’s, 3 HRs.
Just a 19 year old kid at high A, high ceiling, high signing bonus…
Living and learning.

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Twebur
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2 years ago
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His in SB…low A.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
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The only high schooler drafted by us last year

FungoAle
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2 years ago
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This guy Chase is an intriguing prospect

Biggiswrth
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2 years ago

All I can think about when I see Stefanic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6PtHagsJMc

JackFrost
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Buttrey and Rengifo teaming up for a couple of outs.

tommyshalo
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Maybe Jeff can catch him again.
Definitely rooting for him to come back strong.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago

Blake had his most impressive defensive game of his career tonight.

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

11am on Easter Sunday. Early Service in the morning and early escape as I can’t miss tomorrow’s game. We are making our move. We are leading the league in HRs, just to kool. Ward is back, and don’t touch the hair do.

Twebur
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2 years ago

Why not keep this offense turned up to 11 for a while longer….this is fun!

LanaBanana
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2 years ago

Ohtani since he gave his bat CPR:

🔸 .333 Ba
🔸 3 HR
🔶 6 RBI

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

somebody should do a montage of that. The CPR, HR#1, HR#2, HR#3. I’d watch it over and over.

Twebur
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2 years ago

The bat could do an interview and talk about its near death experience….seeing the white light before Ohtani’s CPR.

matthiasstephan
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2 years ago
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Translated by Ippei

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

Duo!

(for the 2nd out….trying to be like Matty V and be way behind)

LanaBanana
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2 years ago

I LOVE BASEBALL!! ❤️

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
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#ILB

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

They can pay for this fancy new post-game studio but they can’t pay to just send them on the road. Wtf.

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago
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Headscratcher! 

John Henry Weitzel
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2 years ago

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GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

Walsh and Ward, Shohei and Fatboy, Wade and Velcro, but Thor was awesome. Now I’m 6-5 and tomorrow I am going out on a limb and predicting a win by the Angels. Bet the farm.

Fansince1971
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2 years ago

Ummmm 6-5?

Isn’t the team 5-4?

Last edited 2 years ago by Fansince1971
Cowboy26
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2 years ago
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He’s including Spring training stats ?