Angels Barely Avoid Getting Swept by Baltimore, Somehow, win 7-6

Remember the optimism the Angels had? yeah, it was gone now after 2 losses to Baltimore. This game was a must win to avoid utter panic amongst Angels fans.

In the final game vs Baltimore at home, things were a bit stressful for the Angels. It looked great at first, scoring 6 in the first inning. However, the Angels pitching had a terrible performance on the day, squandering the lead.

Jose Suarez had the mound again, a third day game for him. He went 4 and a third innings, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits, striking out 6 while walking 2. All 3 runs were on a 3 run home run.

Austin Warren gave up 3 of his own, including a 2 run home run.

It was Jo Adell who shone brightest today on the offense, hitting a Grand Slam in the first inning. Walsh drove in 2 as well, again in the first.

Highlighted Recap

The Angels struck first, with Walsh getting a bases loaded single to drive in Ohtani and Trout in the first.

2-0 Angels!

After another walk, Jo Adell came to the plate against a new pitcher and immediately hit a GRAND SLAM!

6-0 Angels!

However, 3 runs were given back by a 3 run shot in the 3rd by Suarez. 6-3 Angels.

There were multiple other scares in the 5th and 6th, but the bullpen shut it down. Meanwhile, the Angels failed to even get on base much, with a caught stealing to boot!

It finally caught up to them, however, as Austin Warren allowed 3 runs in the 7th. 6-6 tied game.

Thankfully, the Angels got the lead back thanks to a bases loaded walk in the 7th!

7-6 Angels!

Jimmy Herget had a clean 8th, and while the Angels loaded the bases again, they did not score again.

Archie Bradley closed out the 9th after jimmy gave up another baserunner. He shut the door, and secured the save. Angels win 7-6 and avoid the sweep!

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Brent
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5 months ago

HR’s should leave the park. Hate that yellow line in RF. Yeah it was for us that time, but more often than not I feel like it goes against us.

JackFrost
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Brent

I am not a big fan of it either. It just doesn’t look right. However, I have to disagree about help/hurt as it has helped us on a number of occasions, including several from Trout.

Twebur
Super Member
5 months ago

Top 5 Offensively in RUNS, TB, BB, HR, SB, OBP, SLG and top 7 in AVG and OPS.

The league leader in cases of IBS.

ScoopleDoople
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5 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Good one!  😂  😂 

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago

I’m a little nervous about ongoing success with having Jose Suarez in the rotation. It seems last year he would come in form the pen and just start mowing down the competition. this year he seems to just dilly dally and slows down even more as soon as he gets into trouble.

Unfortunately our options at AAA don’t appear to be any better. Canning is still a month away. Neither Jansen Junk, Davis Daniel or Jhonathan Diaz have really stepped up yet at Salt Lake. I would think the best option from the farm right now has to be Cesar Valdez who pitched a complete game 2 run 8 strike out performance last Friday.

Guest
Newbie
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It’s still early but Suarez with a 5.54 ERA and a 1.54 Whip there’s good reason to be nervous. In fact there good reason to be nervous about anything with this team with Joe Maddon at the helm..

Angelz4ever
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5 months ago

Hola Halo faithful!!

9-7 & one game out, looks like a good place to start another winning week.😀

Go Halos!!

2002heaven
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5 months ago

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6-1 in last 7, that deserves a GS Cowboy Hat!!!!
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red floyd
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5 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Please, PLEASE… go bother the Brewers fans and leave us alone.

Cowboy26
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5 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Why would a Brewers fan celebrate a victory with a cowboy hat, twofus? Everyone knows they’re going to go for the brats and some Schlitz.

Halo71
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5 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Why are you posting a Brewers logo on an Angels message board?

2002heaven
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Halo71

You ever check their team payroll on Fangraphs?
give me a white Stetson for that answer!!!
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matthiasstephan
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

If you are a Brewers fan, there is certainly a blog out there for you. Good luck!

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

How many World Series have they been in lately? Comprendo?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Worst win for any baseball team ever. Someone should fold this team and it’s front office up, wipe their ass with it, then spit a wad of gum in it, then put it in their pocket and run from Pomona to Malibu. Then throw their clothes in the ocean. Then light themselves on fire. Farhan Zaidi!

Emojis.

We are nine and seven. Let’s all be outraged.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
5 months ago

Nobody is ever allowed to be upset about this perfect, flawless product. Wanting after 8 years to look like a team that matches up with its star power is embarrassing. Be content with mediocrity

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JackFrost
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Agree. Somebody here will continue to shame others for having high expectations and himself, as you say, defend mediocrity. However, some of us will not be content with two games over .500 or even just .500 while playing sloppy, error filled baseball. We have the best two players in the game — we should be significantly better than two games over .500!

Cowboy26
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5 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

The Angels were one of the top baseball teams of the 2000’s. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

2002heaven
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5 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Max Scherzer is 3-0 in NY with my former whipping boy (Billy Eppler) in charge.

Cowboy26
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5 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Thats because he hasn’t had time to screw up their farm system yet.

red floyd
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

So we should have paid hundreds of millions for Scherzer? Got it.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
5 months ago

Bit of a slow motion car crash there after the 1st. Glad we pulled it out.

I wouldn’t have pinch hit Walsh there with the bases loaded. Given how this team has been playing defense, surprised Maddon decided that was a move worth making given the narrow lead headed to the 9th. Or maybe I’m not surprised.

MarineLayer
Super Member
5 months ago

Expect much more of the same from Rendon. He is using his injury from last year to explain why can’t throw, field or hit. It also explains why Maddon wants to rest him every 5th day. There is no way he should be hitting behind Trout if he can’t protect him. I don’t know what to say about the fielding.

https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2022/04/24/angels-anthony-rendon-still-waiting-for-full-return-of-lower-body-strength/

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

But he can still walk, getting 4 free passes today.

Guest
Newbie
5 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Rendon contract of 7 years/$245M is even worse than the Albert Pujols contract which was 10 years/$250M. Insane $$$ and was against then and now. I don’t care how the Angels’ apologists try to spin it.. it was a bad signing and another albatross for the Angels.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to 

If he goes full Christian Yelich and never recovers, I agree. I think he’s allowed to dust some rust off given the injury he had. He had a slow start in his first year here and finished with MVP votes.

Guest
Newbie
5 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Rendon also won a ring with the Nationals in 2019 so I get how his contract would be for a higher AAV. Having Scott Boras as his agent doesn’t hurt, either..

MarineLayer
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5 months ago
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Just like Pujols, we are paying for his success on another time.

Guest
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5 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Even though I know this will never happen.. I don’t think **ANY** player should be signed to a contract for more than 5 years. I don’t care WHO it is. Especially pitchers. Because a player 9 times out of 10 will never live up to the contract and has declining output or even worse has a career-ending injury and he’s still getting guaranteed $$$. The way the deals are structured a player gets a higher salary in the latter years. It’s insanity.

Last edited 5 months ago by cuda440
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5 months ago
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And just to add… when Ohtani’s contract is up at the end of this year he’ll get some ridiculous record-breaking 10-year deal if the Angels will even be able to pay it. Just wait and see..

max
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max
5 months ago
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next year

MarineLayer
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

That’s where I think he’s going. Rust is one thing, Bad back/hip/legs/lower will probably never go away. Baseball is hard enough, but impossible when your body is falling apart in your 30s.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Then how do you explain the success of the Secret Policeman in a much more demanding position? he’s had both hips operated on in the last 2 years.

MarineLayer
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Who are you talking about?

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Max Stassi

MarineLayer
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Must be a different injury. According to medical websites not all hip injuries are the same and not all hip surgeries are successful, and not all function necessarily returns. Plus Rendon was older when he had the surgery. Obviously I’m not a doctor, and none of us have access to his medical records.

However, if you read the link it appears that Rendon’s surgery has not fixed his problem and there is no timeline. He just plans to keep playing and hopes he will get better in the future. Plus Stassi isn’t costing us $37million a year. Rendon literally can’t throw a ball to first because of his ongoing pain. Doesn’t that raise a red flag for you?

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I’m not a doctor and don’t play one on television but I think I was essentially agreeing with you. Stassi had a hip impingement condition that was surgically repaired on both sides of his body. I believe Rendon had the same condition relieved but only on one side. I’m sure Stassi worked hard during his rehab & offseason but he never seemed to complain about its impact on his game. Is there any guarantee that Rendon will return to normal while playing through this condition especially if he cant make basic throws to first nor generate any power with his backside? Maybe its best to put him back on the IL and have him rehab this condition in Arizona.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Which is why catcher is no longer a good position to invest high draft picks on or spend huge pool money on in foreign players……
Another Stetson?

2002heaven
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

and Tim Lincecum?

2002heaven
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Probably did it on his own.
I’m not about to credit THE OLIGARCH with Stassi, when Tyler Skagg’s tragedy came from always being injured.
Bye!! Give me a white Stetson for that!!!

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

He currently has a .351 OBP

Let’s maybe calm down and let him round into shape and going full Pujols on him. Albert at this point was a DH with 7+ years left on his deal. Rendon has 4 after 2022. If anything he should be leading off until he’s hitting for power regularly since he’s seeing the ball better than anyone on the roster.

MarineLayer
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to 

This is exactly my point. We’re not like Boston, New York, or Doyers who can eat bad contracts and move on. It will handicap us for the length of it.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to 

At least Justin Upton comes off the books this year.
Maybe even Joe does too, (Oligarch go sign former Padre’s skipper Jayce Tingler who’s in Minnesota for $1M) quit spending millions to put lipstick on pigs. Then let Perry hire 150 good new little people (scouts, coaches, trainers, and cross checkers). Start plundering the top shelf level NCAA baseball programs for these people (Univ of Florida, Univ of Texas Austin, Vanderbilt, Miss St, LSU, UCLA) and quit embarrassing us with MLB’s worst farm system (Keith Law still says so).
BYE!!!!

matthiasstephan
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Does that mean you are leaving? (fingers crossed)

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Tingler was a dumpster fire dumb ass. Look it up.

red floyd
Legend
5 months ago

Had a great seat today… 114, 5th row. Basically on a direct line from me to home to 1B to the foul pole.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Do you get those seats often? I share seats close by to that section quite a bit .

red floyd
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Nah, decided to treat myself. I’m usually in 109 (that’s where my supplier has his season seats).

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago

Captain Jack probably played his last game in Anaheim for awhile today. Fletch maybe activated as early as tomorrow and I suspect he will be odd man out. also After Next Sunday the Angels will be forced to get down to 26 players on their roster which means no more than 8 pitchers in the bullpen. Right now, with Herget’s performance today, I would think the leading candidates for demotion have to be the A & W brothers, Austin Warren & Andrew Wantz.

Last edited 5 months ago by Cowboy26
red floyd
Legend
5 months ago

I guess Archie gets to score with BOTH Betty and Veronica because of the double play…

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Or jughead if thats what floats his boat.

red floyd
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Well, there was a DP…

Rev Halofan
Editor
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

So Jughead and Reggie at the same time…

red floyd
Legend
5 months ago

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Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago

If MLB had any huevos that would have made the Yankees forfeit the game yesterday. God knows with disco demolition night & 10 cent beer night from the past there definitely is precedent.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/33799270/new-york-yankees-increase-security-stands-bleacher-creatures-taunt-cleveland-guardians-myles-straw

Last edited 5 months ago by Cowboy26
MikeSalmon
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I saw that last night and thought, “Okay, the MFY fans are worse than the Phillies or Chowds…” A-holes!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
5 months ago

April 24, 2022 – W

I’ll take it.

Guest
Newbie
5 months ago

Angels batters walked 9 times and left 9 runners stranded on base to barely hold on to salvage a win at home against a bad team. This team has work to do to improve..

MikeSalmon
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to 

9 walks, and Walsh and Trout were hit by pitches. So it’s even worsier than you think.

Guest
Newbie
5 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Every team leaves runners on base it happens but it seems to be a real issue with the Angels the leaving bases loaded, a runner on third etc. They had the same problem last season and the one before…..

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
5 months ago

Dinner Bell ringing, good evening.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
5 months ago

Patrick, why do you pay a guy 14 or 15 million per year to close and in a one run game at home not to use him? Because we don’t want to put pressure on him according to Joe. Is that what makes a great closer, if not why pay him as much as you do?

I guess Kent and Bobby V are history.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
5 months ago

Kent Brockman?

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Clark Kent.

JackFrost
Super Member
5 months ago

I don’t think that pressure thing is the real reason. Joe probably doesn’t want to cause conflict or issues. Maybe Raisel was unhappy about how he was used last night? On the radio Mark said he was “unavailable” today presumably because of soreness or minor injury.

But he only three 10 pitches last night.

Pretty clear this is something else.

Last edited 5 months ago by JackFrost
FungoAle
Super Member
5 months ago

Just heard it announced on the radio feed, Jo Adell has been named the Sapporo Premium Star of the Day

MikeSalmon
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I like Fungo Ale a lot more than Sapporo, which I will only drink with sushi.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
5 months ago

Ugly win, but a win nonetheless. Still counts.

Now: still waiting for all the offense, speed, SP and bullpen to click in a few games in a row. Hope it’s against the Guardians.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
5 months ago

JoDell Grand Slam!!!

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red floyd
Legend
5 months ago

I’m in that shot towards the end.