LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Pitcher Day

Most of the links are about pitchers today. I guess it’s pitcher day. Jimmy Herget got a little attention from the Pitching Ninja. Meanwhile, Michael Lorenzen got a lot of attention from Fangraphs.

The Astros are going with a temporary six man rotation because they will only have one day off in 34 days. The Royals acquired right hander Matt Peacock from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations.

The Dodgers are now having COVID related absences. Here is Kyle Schwarber getting himself kicked out of a baseball game. This is pretty intense. It’s a pitcher catching a line drive comebacker without using a glove. Speaking of line drive comebackers, Tyler Zombro just pitched a AAA game less than a year after having 16 plates and 36 screws put into his head. Holy mackerel!

Angel Hernandez doing what he does best (or worst).

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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2002heaven
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2 years ago

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.375 5hr’s 6rbi’s $734.5K
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.362 6hr’s 10rbi’s $6M a yr

fishfarm
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

I rate this post doubleplusunrelatedcontent

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  fishfarm

doesn’t matter to me what you think, BTW they’re both MLB players so it is related. just like little fence lizards and T-Rexes are both reptiles. Furthermore I didn’t reply to you or anybody else…….did I?

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

How the f*** is this related to the Angels?

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

They’re baseball players!

The Angels play…baseball!

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

You make non bayseball and Angel’s reelated komments alhl the tyme.
Go back to gnawing on your anvil, because you’re not done yet. BTW wasn’t Joc Pederson a Angel for about a day until your deity nixed the deel?

fishfarm
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Ok so I’ll humor you. What are you trying to point out here?

That players under team control make less?
That the Giants should have traded for France?
That Joc is overpaid?

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  fishfarm

Joc isn’t overpaid.
But Justin Upton still is and he can’t field anymore either.
I can’t point out a good player personnel move by another team with a better won loss record and lower team payroll now?
Thin skin here?

fishfarm
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

You didn’t point anything out. You posted some pics and some stats.

It’s still not clear if you’re saying France getting paid pre-arb money is the good move or if Joc is the good move.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Hey 2002, Was Joc overpaid the last 2 years when he mustered a whopping OPS+ of 90 while earning $12,250,000?

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Here’s a clue for you Toots: It doesn’t really matter to any of us what YOU think.

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Coming from guy who probably was always picked last in 7th grade PE class plus still can’t change a light bulb or a flat tire either as retirement age is near. You and RF should have your testosterone levels checked and eat more protein.

LanaBanana
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Are these you nephews?

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

maybee

cookmeister
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

admin, can we at least take away the “trusted member” moniker from this guy already?

Halo71
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

I don’t understand why you post random pics of players who are off to good starts. Are the Angels rumored to sign them or something?

Fansince1971
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2 years ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

I beg of all of you. Do not respond to that nitwit (i.e. 2002). He is a troll who lives for the responses. Stop responding and he will not get what he is after. This is a guy who would post pictures of other players and other GMs even if the Angels won the World Series. He is hoping you will get pissy and respond in anger. That is what he wants. Stop giving him what he wants.

Last edited 2 years ago by Fansince1971
2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  Halo71

We did have Pederson for a while, he fields well and is a cheap left handed power bat who the Giants signed on a one yr. How’s our defense going again, apparently it’s gonna be a issue yet again.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

You didn’t reply to the Ward post down below. What do you think of it?

ScoopleDoople
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2 years ago

Hey maybe a dumb question, if so I’ll use my “1 dumb question per month” allotment now. Is Taylor Ward the “Taylor Blake Ward” that has done so much Twitter posting over the last few years? Usually the tweets were in support of other players or detailed stuff about baseball. That “Taylor Blake Ward” I really like and am hoping it’s the same guy. Thanks!

fishfarm
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2 years ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

Just a happy accident. Taylor Blake Ward covers the Angels and is not one and the same with Taylor Ward the baseball god.

That would be cool though. Cover the beat during the day, smash some dingers at night.

ScoopleDoople
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2 years ago
Reply to  fishfarm

Thanks! Now I like them both, the writer and “the baseball god”

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

One plays baseball the other writes about it.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago

Well they both play baseball. Its just that one is a lot better at it than the other.

angelsown3417
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2 years ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

Some on this site have taken to calling the baseball playing TW “Blake” in reference to this fun coincidence.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

Some? I thought the only one who doesn’t call TW, Blake is his mom. But now I’m hearing even she’s coming around.

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

Okay…but who does Tyler Blake Wade report for?

I’ll take my answer off the air.

fishfarm
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2 years ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Number 2

AnAngelsFan
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2 years ago

The Kyle Schwarber and Angel Hernandez links are linked. Schwarber is rightfully pissed. Hernandez called a terrible game culminating in a blown call in the bottom of the 9th that turned a 1-out walk, placing the tying run on base, into the 2nd out.

This video that shows you what Schwarber said is totally worth 5 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPFERnpO-QQ

Last edited 2 years ago by AnAngelsFan
LanaBanana
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2 years ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Jomboy rocks!
It’s absurd that Hernandez is ever put behind the plate, never mind on a Nationally televised Sunday night game. But maybe at least this showcases how truly horrible he is.

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

And the umps have no accountability. Once you are in, you are in and considered tenured. Sure, you have the media and bloggers calling them out, but have you ever heard of an umpire being disciplined or demoted to the minor leagues?

fishfarm
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2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

To top that, he is super litigious as well. If he perceives he’s being shadow disciplined by losing post-season assignments he calls up Frito Pendejo and files the most dumb dumb lawsuit possible, given the abundant and downright abhorrent video evidence that supports the un-biased reason he doesn’t get primo assignments.

https://calltothepen.com/2022/01/22/angel-hernandez-proves-incompetence-not-discrimination/

admkir
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2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Disciplined yes, demoted no.
The infamous game in Houston where their manager was allowed to replace a pitcher without throwing a pitch

JackFrost
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2 years ago
Reply to  admkir

Was that game protested by the opponent? It certainly should have been because that is actually what the “protest” is for. It is for either a misinterpretation or misapplication of the rule book. Unfortunately the protest was removed as an option by MLB in 2021. But if that game happened prior to the 2021 season the protest should still have been on the table.

The last protest that was upheld by MLB was in 2014.

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

Game was protested, but then removed because Angels won but umpiring crew was disciplined by MLB.

FungoAle
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2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Jomboy is great entertainment, enjoy the detail dive into the perspective topic matters, not only baseball

Last edited 2 years ago by FungoAle
Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Can’t imagine Ohtani ever exploding like that….he has the right, nobody seems to get “Angel Hernandez’ed” more often than him. He must take that “Patience is a virtue” thing very seriously.

AnAngelsFan
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2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur
ScoopleDoople
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2 years ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Ok, bad situation, but pretty funny commentary and quotes…  😂 

angelslogic
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2 years ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

I’ve said it before, but I repeat: Angel Hernandez epitomizes the Peter Principle..

AnAngelsFan
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2 years ago
Reply to  angelslogic

I’m not sure that applies. The skillset required for a MLB umpire are the same as for a minor league umpire.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Hernandez got his promotion because he was one of the few umpires with a hispanic last name and the minimum experience requirements.

Jeff Joiner
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2 years ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Yet he ironically uses his surname as the reason he doesn’t get playoff series in lawsuits.

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Race Card only when convenient. Hernandez can get away with anything that a bad umpire can. He has sued MLB using the race card. Complain to libel press about how he’s treated and still the powers to be fear him.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago

I guess the impending 8 man bullpen limitation gets a reprieve. Now the question is will the Angels take advantage of this ? If they do it would mean both Captain Jack and the Jo Adell will be heading to the Great Salt Lake next week. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2022/04/mlb-mlbpa-allowing-14-pitchers-on-active-rosters-through-may-29-13-pitcher-limit-to-take-effect-thereafter.html

JackFrost
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It would be kind of sad to see Jo go back down to Salt Lake. I mean, despite his defensive struggles, I do think he deserves a chance at regular playing time. Now is the time. I never want to wish injury on anyone, but it would be shall we say “convenient” if Rendone got some sort of new issue that put him on the 60 day IL. After all, he has been saying that his lower half is not under him and he’s not fully healed. Well, I have a solution, how bout getting fully healthy before you come back? Don’t play until you are 100%. That way we don’t have to listen to your excuses. We don’t do excuses here.

But if something else sort of cropped up, like an injured toe, or hangnail or something, then we could move Ward to 3B while Gump and Jo played with Trout in the OF.

That would be ideal !

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

Blake hasn’t played Third at the big league level since 44 games back in the 2018-2019 seasons and the defensive metrics were not very kind to him. His time there included 7 errors, a BIS defensive saved runs above average of -23 and a Range factor of 1.84 when the average 3B league range factor is 2.61.

I think I’d prefer Tony’s Tin Hip.

admkir
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

New agreement reduces pitchers to 14 from 15 so you will have 1 less pitcher

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  admkir

Up to 14 pitchers (Ohtani doesn’t count against that total) so that would mean up to a 9 man bullpen. I would think it will be Iggy, Tepera, Loup, Archie, Ortega, Mayers, Barria, Herget and hopefully Buttrey. The A & W boys will probably be sent back down to AAA to keep sharp.

jco
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jco
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I don’t really see the benefit in sending Adell down right now. I like seeing Ward with the hot bat and I wouldn’t take him out right now, but I think that overall, Maddon could do some job sharing between Walsh, Ward, and Adell for the corner outfield spots and also use them to spell Trout and Ohtani (who looks like he could use a day off or two). Between all of that, there should be enough playing time so that Ward, Adell, and Marsh can each start between 65 and 85% of the games. We’re at the beginning of a stretch of days with no byes, so having some folks to play would be good.

I also don’t really see a reason to send Mayfield down. While we all like Velazquez’s glove, his bat has been non-existent. When Fletch returns, I think they should send Velazquez down.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  jco

I like your time sharing plan. In particular, giving Shohei a night off now and then is a good idea. Especially over the course of a full season he will need that.

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  jco

Agreed. We have 4 OF. We need that many. There is no OF to send to AAA.

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Cap Jack already has his ticket, Spirit Air, dated 5-2-2022 or when Fletch reappears, Section A, Row 12, Seat C, it’s a window seat. He has a 4 hour layover in Albuquerque……….Cheap Arte.

Adell not sure……Wantz has only 1 inning so far. Do we go bold and send his ass down, “we don’t need no stinking 14 pitchers”.

Adell also might stick because I’m sure this “Irritable Bowel Syndrome” thing ain’t going away, eventually someone will need the IL.

Last edited 2 years ago by Twebur
Jeff Joiner
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2 years ago

I’ll be honest. Seeing the Beebs on the hill for Cleveland last night made me think it would be their night.

Really great win.

ihearhowie3.0
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2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Great win. I thought Trout’s triple being wasted was a bad omen but Ward had a great night. Big fan of shuffling the lineup.

TheCheetah
Member
2 years ago

Sounds like all the wrangling over the City of Anaheim’s land sale is finally over: https://voiceofoc.org/2022/04/anaheim-denies-breaking-state-law-while-agreeing-to-96-million-fine-for-breaking-state-law/

Jeff Joiner
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2 years ago
Reply to  TheCheetah

Have give them State their kickbacks, err fees.

Now that everyone’s pockets are lined we can move forward.

ihearhowie3.0
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2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I didn’t fully grasp the fine thing. It seems like the fine just gets credited or later used toward a separate affordable housing development Anaheim has to make? Or did I misunderstand

admkir
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2 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

You are correct, money is reallocated for affordable housing elsewhere over the next 5 years which is what Anaheim offered to begin with

Cowboy26
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2 years ago

Wondering if today will be David Fletcher day?

ScoopleDoople
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I hope he can get his hitting mojo back. For a couple years there he seemed like a “mini -Vlad”. And the day after he signed his extension, at least to me, it looked like he couldn’t hit any more. With that being said he is probably my favorite player, or one of them, on the team. A lot of the plays he makes in the field make my jaw drop with “wow!”…

YOUknowulovetheIE
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2 years ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

When he started trying to hit everything to rf he completely changed as a hitter imo.

JackFrost
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2 years ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

Yeah, I too hope he gets his mojo back. He is a really important “glue” kind of player for our team..

tommyshalo
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2 years ago

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ONLY 700K AND DESTROYS 6MILLION CY YOUNG SO CAL NATIVE💪  💪  💪  👈

Last edited 2 years ago by tommyshalo
WallyChuckChili
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2 years ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

Can He Pitch?

h27kim
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2 years ago

Can he catch? 😛

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  h27kim

In the OF? Not very well……

fishfarm
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2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Yea he’s kinda doodoo with the glove but then you look up Adell and you realize TW is basically Willie Mays in comparison.

Biggiswrth
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2 years ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

This is like an anti-2022HaloFan post. I like it!

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  Biggiswrth

I think that was the intent.

tommyshalo
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

No ill intent, it was just coincedentally against the guy we badly missed on the draft.

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

I assumed the intent was not ill, but humorous.

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

I’m hoping we see Marsh tonight. If we don’t, his stomach Flu may be something he is really sick with, and we all hope for a quick recovery. Adell has gone 2 games without a strikeout. And a shout out to Fletch, get back in the hitting zone by staying within yourself. Stay in the strike zone and your hitting will return and you’ll be returning soon.

Going for 3 in a row tonight and we will prevail 8-5 with Mike, Anthony and Walsh hitting well.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago

Beriberi? Ptomaine? Scurvy? Dengue fever?

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Didn’t Beriberi just pitch for Cleveland last night?

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Yes, but their offense was down with sdleroderma of their bats (to our advantage)

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Nope. Just an old fashioned case of butt mud. Drink plenty of fluids and rest. Also make sure you are always no further than 20′ in any direction, from toilet facilities.

ScoopleDoople
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2 years ago

“And a shout out to Fletch, get back in the hitting zone by staying within yourself.” Fingers crossed we can get the old “get on base” Fletch back, that would really help to light up the offense!

Biggiswrth
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2 years ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

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JackFrost
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2 years ago

You got your wish. He is in the lineup !

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

Good morning and a great day this promises to be. Last night we saw one of the oddest triples in history. The ball traveled all of 175 feet and Trout push a single into a double and then said, “OH what the heck why not” and pushed it into a triple. More for less.

So. Joe has a brain flash. Ward is hot and Shohei is not. I think I’ll put Ward at leadoff. A wave of a wand and presto 2 HRs in one night. Good for Joe and great for Ward. Wonder if Wally and the Beave saw the game.? lol

We are now still a half game out still, but you know we will win tonight again. 6:40pm start once more.

Lorenzen was just lights out in a pitching duel, just simply outstanding.

MarineLayer
Super Member
2 years ago

I wonder when’s the brain flash that gets him to move RenDone to the bottom third or to the IL to deal with his still unhealed “lower half” injury.

MarineLayer
Super Member
2 years ago

Trout’s triple was one of the best Mike Trout things I’ve ever seen.

i’m enjoying the reclamation of Taylor Ward immensely.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

A Rehab Ward?

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

Zombro to his wife “Honey, will you go down to the corner store and pick up some paper plates”,
Wife,” I thought we had plenty of plates, what happened?”,
Zombro, “The Doc made a house call and used all 16 plates and 36 screws to put my head back together. But we still have the cups and saucers.”

ScoopleDoople
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2 years ago

Guess you’ve not had any brain surgeries…

ScoopleDoople
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2 years ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

Asking for a friend  🙂 

LanaBanana
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2 years ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

Have you?

ScoopleDoople
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

My “friend” has had 3. The effects never go away.

LanaBanana
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

Wow! So sorry to hear this!

Designerguy
Super Member
2 years ago

Metal plates can have side effects

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9G1VWo_yyU

Designerguy
Super Member
2 years ago

…and there’s this nugget:

In a murder trial, the defense attorney was cross-examining the coroner:
Before you signed the death certificate, did you take the pulse, listen to the heart or check for breathing?

No.

So, when you signed the death certificate, you weren’t sure the man was dead, were you?

Well, the man’s brain was in a jar on my desk, but I suppose he could have still been practicing law for a living.