The Angels finish their series in Texas on Easter Sunday. It was a game of highs and lows, old school baseball with speed and situational hitting.
Jose Suarez took the mound for the Angels. He went 4 and a third innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits, while striking out 3 against 3 walks.
The biggest news from the game, however, was Mike Trout getting drilled in the hand and leaving the game in the 5th inning. At least the X-Ray is negative.
Angels who did have a good day, however, did exist. Matt Duffy had a 3 hit game. Tyler Wade stole a base and scored. However, he also got caught stealing later, typical. Marsh also stole a base as he came in for Trout. Although, Marsh also got doubled up rather stupidly. However, it was not the only stupid play on the bases. Just as bad was Ward, who got picked off in a botched play.
It was small ball that scored the runs, speed forcing errors and good pieces of hitting. Seriously, the Rangers had 3 errors on the day.
The first run was scored in the first thanks to Ohtani and Ward hits and a wild pitch. It could have been more, but Ward got picked off.
It was a lead that did not last long, as Suarez allowed a run in the bottom of the 2nd to make it a tied game.
But the Angels immediately got it back next half inning thanks to a speedy Tyler Wade and a hustle double by Trout.
Ward walked, and Mayfield singled, with a bad throw allowed Trout to score!
Duffy singled to bring in Ward for the 3rd run of the inning. 4-1 Angels!
No lead is safe in Texas, as Jose Suarez gave up a 2 out, 2 run home run to lose most of that lead. 4-3 Angels after 3.
Scoring died down afterwards, although both sides had rallies. That all changed in the 6th, as Velazquez drove in Jo Adell.
Then, Tyler Wade singled in Velazquez.
Two more runs scored in the 8th, both on fielder’s choice. 8-3 Angels.
Angels win on Easter, 8-3! It is a 3-1 series win, and the Angels are 6-4 on the season.
Happy Easter everyone He is risen! Great win today! Good to see Loup and Tepera saved for tomorrow. Going to be a tough series to say the least.
Trash Panda pitching today 11 innings, 6 hits, 0 ER, 3 walks, 14 K’s. 5 pitchers.
Offense? Not so good.
But they got a 1-0 walk off win
Nice ending to the series. Lots of good stuff happening all over this team. Just hope the fan kid’s hand is OK.
I thought the Rangers were going to close the roof for todays game? kudos to the Dipshits who designed this stadium so that when the roof is open for days games, shadows will obscure the battersvision so much, that he gets injured by a wayward pitch.
Great Job Rangers. Next time keep the roof closed so nobody drills your big free agents.
I was at the game and they closed it about 30 minutes before gametime. The park is nice, but it doesn’t really feel like a baseball stadium, but rather a shopping mall
Then why the shadows? Did they reopen it?
Sorry, I meant they opened it 30 minutes before the game
Last year this site went bananas after the team’s good start. We had folks predicting 100+ wins. All of that angered the baseball gods and punishment was painful.
We received a warning today with the Trout HBP.
So we all just need to 🤫, chill out and not get too excited or optimistic. Nothing to see here. Move along.
So what’s your point? You ever heard of TrAdition?
Look at it this way… only 10 losses to get to 6-14.
I forgot…will the Shufflebot dance tomorrow after we win? That will be 4 wins in a row.
Heck yeah! He dances every consecutive win after 3 in a row!!
Thank you Fansince71. You are a hero on this site for saying this.
Pretty great weekend for Angels baseball. Time to get the monkey off their backs and go win a series in Houston!
Honestly I’d take a split at this point
like they lose three and we win three type of split?
That would be a real trick since it is a 3 game series.
Yet it could be done!
Roki Sasaki (NPB) had a pretty good week, retiring 51 straight over two games. A 9 inning perfect game, then 8 innings of perfect ball, lifted with the score 0-0.
“He has allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out 56 in 31 innings pitched.”
But when will he get posted?
“When — and if — Sasaki will come over to MLB is unknown. He must accrue nine years of service time to be eligible for international free agency, and while he could request the Marines post him for MLB teams earlier than that, they are not obligated to do so. “
Simply an incredible start. With Shohei’s immense world-wide popularity, he will come and test his talent.
NPB teams scarcely reject posting requests recently so probably 2026.
Sasaki is actually from the same northern rural prefecture of Iwate just like Shohei, so there’s that.
No doubt, JeDi will begin cultivating the Mariners desire to land him. The Ohtani sting, results in sleepless nights.
JeDi’s envy burns
Shohei a forsaken dawn
So it’s still April I know, but are more of you seeing what I have been preaching (Easter Sunday) that this is a really good team. The bench is really good, the Bullpen is really good and the Starters are really good. And except for Wade and Ward we are fast too.
We have one Rev, yes, but what about second Rev.
Can I get an amen?
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When Maddon brought in Mayers with the Angels clinging to a 4-3 lead and Trout already out for the game, I thought for sure we’d blow it
A Suarez game, MNT injured, Walsh and Rendon out, Ohtani-san w/zero XBHs…and we still score 8 and win.
I love it.
I think this is the first time we’ve had a positive run differential
+3 is a start. We know that we will score, but now we know we have decent pitching too.
Tough division, 4 teams within a game of each other. We will be better off after beating the Asstros starting tomorrow.
Easter Sunday we are in 1st Place. Not to bad a record as both the Angels and my prediction record at the same 6-4, ?. How did that happen, funny stuff. Would be nice to sweep the Asstros, but maybe 2 outta 3 would be the ticket too.
I’ll take 2 of 3.
A sweep* would leave CtPG members delirious, amirite?
Whatever happens, we come home to the Orioles. Discuss amongst yourselves.
*Angels sweep. I will not even mention the other type.
Anyone going to the game on Sunday the 24th?
Also, thank god:
Oh no, they’ll have to pay for their hotels and meals 🙄
If they keep it to Denny’s and motel 6 I’ll pitch in.
Arte just needs to stop buying new iPhones and avocado toast and get out there and hustle to sell a few more billboards to cover it.
My gawd, his avocado toast bills are through the roof!
It’s true. Pretty much every time I see Arte I think “There is a man who loves Avocado toast…. and long floppy beanies…. and Band of Horses.”
Now that is good news and I hope that it sticks for the rest of the season. Also, I am pulling for Terry and Langs to go.
If this is the end of Vasgersian’s time with us, so be it. His calls are way better than O’Neal’s when there is no delay but since he wants to work remote, he’s gots to go
Hey, Leave David Fletcher out of this.
Unpossible! Oligarch! Cheap! Sean Burnett! Evil! Shane Baz! Archaeopteryx!
I like patrick, but not for more than 9 innings.
FIRST PLACE BABY!
It’s good to be Home
Went to the game today. The new stadium is very nice and clean with wide concourses and plenty of food options.
Hey, Halo71, I’ve got a dumb question for you… Are you the poster formerly known as BigTex71 on the other site?
Didn’t Big Tex burn down?
He did, they built a brand new Big Tex. They made a big deal about it here
Nope, that isn’t me.
it may well be early BUT we really about to be in first place 👀
let the Astros be among the wild card contenders
Not gonna happen. The Trash-Holes will finish 3rd in the AL West, but then again I’m on some killer Easter weed.
So, what’s the O/U on how long Trout will be “day-to-day”? 2 months?
2 games. He really does not want to be on the bench against the Asstros any longer than necessary. This team is going playoffs and he wants that more than anyone.
It always starts out with the lowest possible (D2D), then all the way up to amputation. Hopefully this time it will remain D2D and we’ll see him sometime in Houston. So, yeah o/u. 1.5
Tommy John Hand Surgery.
This is good.
6-4 – Shufflebot wants more!!
never noticed the toy zebra before!
I think this is a different version, or else the Zebra was added with CGI.
Yea. Their budget is huge, I heard. Watch for Waldo in an upcoming version.
Play on “Oppa, Gangnam Style?”