Angels Sweep Cleveland

The Angels end their series with Cleveland with a win, securing the sweep. It was another excellent game of good pitching and clutch hitting.

Reid Detmers got the start. He went 5 innings giving up 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 4 and walking 1.

Detmers had a good start

On a day without Ohtani, (who finally had a day off), it was up to others to provide the offense. Luckily, there was plenty of hot hitters who started today. Ward had an RBI single, as did Marsh.

Highlighted Recap

Runs came first in the 3rd, as Cleveland goofed multiple times. Ward hit a single to get one in.

First blood!

Marsh drove in another.

2-0!

Trout hit into a double play, but hey, 3-0 Angels!

No RBI

Detmers did end up giving up. Solo shot in the 5th, but that was one of only 2 hits he gave up all day.

That run was gotten back in the 7th, as a bobble allowed Velazquez to score. 4-1 Angels.

Zoomin

Raisel Iglasies shut the door and secured the win and the sweep.

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Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

and I bet some of the younger guys and new arrivals are really digging the winning. Much of it is due to them.

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago

Even Lorenzen? Do you finally want your “Lorenzen Fan Club” stater kit? 

Comes with a tote bag, his first book “My Right Bicep” from the guy who wrote “My Left Foot” and 4 feet of thick steel workout chain. 

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

Woe be unto those young guys for enjoying. They have to know a loss is coming soon. 🙈

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Totally off topic, but I just saw the Royal’s “City Connect” uniforms for this year. It’s the first one of these “wacky” uniforms I’ve ever really liked. It makes me wish the Angels would change their crap unis. But everything else about the team’s going great right now, so fair trade….

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Twebur
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2 years ago

Angels are 1 of 7 teams in this years “City Connect” uniform debacle. Haven’t seen ours yet, scheduled for June 11. Rumor is they will be Red Shersey with the word trAdition in block letters, that’s it, cheap Arte.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31631004/ranking-mlb-city-connect-uniforms

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

They will say “The Heim” on them

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

Hah. I didn’t know we were in it this year. I was actually thinking I hope we never do it because the whole Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim horse will just be dug up and beaten again.

But who knows, maybe it will be cool?

rosstrade
Trusted Member
2 years ago

What an absolutely useless post.

None of us here on this board care about the Royal’s uniforms….

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  rosstrade

I found it interesting.

rosstrade
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Sorry, I am not a Gitch fan. The guy is rude and really disrespectful, smug and arrogant.

Twebur
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YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  rosstrade

Relax, man. It’s not that serious.

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  rosstrade

And he is usually spot on. He bashed me a few times way back when during a time I was over panicking. Once you’ve taken those hits you can see what he’s doing and you can end up enjoying it. Take your licks and move on. Wet blankets will be called out as needed especially on a happy night like tonight. Sure losses are coming but let people speculate on the possibility of a 200-win season if they want. Have fun!

Shit – I was sure we were headed for a 60 win season and these guys are setting me up for a extra glorious and spectacular buttercup! Enjoy the highs while we can!

rosstrade
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Any guy named Downing is ok with me….

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  rosstrade

This man is correct…. he just left off brilliant and wise.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago

Down on the farm update:

Jhonathan Diaz and his Mr. T Starter kit pitched 8 shutdown innings with 7 K’s at AAA tonight to lower his ERA to 1.96
Chase Silseth (11th round 2021 all pitchers draft)Continued his hot start with no earned runs in 6 innings but 8 K’s lower his ERA to 1.35 at AA tonight
lastly one of the young arms in the Dylan Bundy trade Kyle Bradish will be making his MLB debut tomorrow for Baltimore. Maybe its a good thing we missed him this last homestead since our castoffs typically come back to seek revenge against us.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
2 years ago

Fire Maddon!!

We should be 20-0!!

Anyway (Facetious ray off)

Way to go Halos!!!

tanana40
Super Member
2 years ago

I followed the game at work. This is fun. Taylor Ward!

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
2 years ago

Had a great time at the game with John and his dad. The top picture was our view.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

What a Great view on a beautiful day

TheCheetah
Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

We were in section 509, probably hiding behind the TV in that picture — six boys under the age of 10 between us and the other family we were with. Perfect weather for an afternoon game.

Last edited 2 years ago by TheCheetah
Angelz4ever
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

(Jealous)

red floyd
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2 years ago

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SScott
Super Member
2 years ago

That was the sort of game this team lost in years past. I’m getting more and more excited.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago

I’m daydreaming about keeping up this pace and winning 105

SScott
Super Member
2 years ago

Why not! Dream away, my friend. I’m gonna dream and enjoy this for as long as it lasts. Sports fandom is for fun.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

We are straight hotboxing CtPG with all this hopium.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

Ha!

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago

First, I am very happy we got the sweep. Getting a four game sweep over anyone is something would not likely have done in the last three years or so… That said, I think it is wise to temper our enthusiasm just a little bit…

The reason? This Cleveland team came into this series struggling on offense. Their bats were ice cold. Now granted, we kept them that way. We definitely pitched well this series. But in order to get a real indication of how good our pitching is we’ll need to see them against better competition. We need to see how our pitchers do against the Dodgers or Yankees bats when they are hot. Or the Blue Jays. Realistically, the Indiguards don’t have much pop in their lineup. If you pitch around Ramirez there are not alot of long ball threats. Reyes was ice cold this series, so Ramirez was the only really dangerous guy and he did hit two HR’s on Wednesday night.

SO, while I am happy that we are playing well, I do want to see our pitchers going up against a really good lineup who is not injured or in the midst of a cold streak.

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

Some times it doesn’t hurt to give the credit to your own team

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I think I did that. I said we did pitch well this series. We got one shutout and two wins giving up only 1 run. You can’t do much better than that. But like Charles I want to see our guys sustain this performance over time. Let’s get to mid-May still pitching and playing this way and then it will be okay to get really excited. That is what I am saying. But I will agree that compared to recent years this team does look and feel different. I will say that.

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

Here, I’ll temper your tempering of enthusiasm. There will always be something “we need to see”. There will always be someone who is cold, someone who is hurt, someone who has a bad platoon split. Sometimes the Angels will be a hot team heading into a a series. Sometimes the team we are heading towards will be hot. Sometimes it will be cloudy. Sometimes the sun will shine. Monica Bellucci will always be hot. Arte will always be the owner. Unless our team becomes as overpowered as an actress in a Marvel movie there will always be something to point to and temper enthusiasm with. We all know that already without your help after every win.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago

You and others may “know” that without my help, but the comments that most people are making don’t indicate that they have that understanding.

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

Well, then thank god you’re here. You should go follow Marcus Aurelius around. But please, for the love of God, never set foot in a pediatric cancer ward.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

😂

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago

So, you’re going to attack me because I recommend showing a little restraint? I mean, we have people here proclaiming this team will win 99 or 100 games, lol.

Yes, we do look good. I am actually excited about the way we looked this series. I am certainly more optimistic than I was by late April of the last two seasons. That said, how will most people feel if we lose 3 out of 4 to the White Sox? Maybe that will have a naturally tempering effect and you won’t need me or anybody else to preach temperance. Those who play the sport understand this, that is why they resist the temptation to get too high after a couple of wins. They get that highs are inevitably followed by lows.

And on another note that was not a particularly funny comment. You seem to view yourself as some kind of comedian. Sorry to disappoint you but you are not actually that funny.

There are many comedy clubs that have open mic nights or amateur nights if you really feel the need to try your chops out on an anonymous public.

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

Breath man. I don’t think any of the people saying “100 wins” is predicting. I don’t think they’re serious. It’s all going to be OK. CtPG is safe from optimism poisoning. No one’s attacking you, you’re just getting ribbed for being a sad sack. You had to have seen it coming when you typed out a comment trying to correct everyone’s joy gimbles after a 4 game sweep. we’re all gonna be OK.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago

You’re still not funny.

But you think you are. You are truly the “sad sack.” I bet you were the class clown in high school with an inferiority complex.

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

I’m totally funny. I just don’t take you nearly as seriously as you take you… but then no one really ever has, have they Jack.

Here, I’ll use my serious man talk for you. It is, of course, your right to take it upon yourself to correct the lesser minds who you find too optimistic after a big win and a great start by our team. But most people who are intelligent and do so also understand that people will probably poke fun at their gloomy disposition. Getting bitterly defensive about that is what autistic people and dumbshits do. So, if you want to constantly dose us all with Jack’s Reality Check TM you can,. Apparently that is what you want to do since you have done it after pretty much every win. But if you’re going to take it personally when people goose you over it you should probably just STFU.

Unless you’re autistic. Or a dumbshit. Then I guess you can’t help yourself so have at it.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago

Who the hell are you to tell me to STFU? You are the self-righteous “dumbshit” who has taken it upon himself to mock and send up other posters here for several years running.. You are just not used to people standing up to you.

You constantly insult and attack other posters without having been provoked. You like to pick fights. That’s what you do. You are not in the position to judge the behavior of ANYONE on this site because you have proven time and again what a pathetic POS you are.

So, I’ll use a phrase you have used before : go crawl back into the hole you came from. You can intoxicate yourself staring into the mirrors you surely have all around so you can gaze upon your own face for hours on end.

Jackass.

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
rosstrade
Trusted Member
2 years ago

No, Dude, you are not funny. You are a pain in the ass. And your attempts to be smart and witty fall on deaf ears. Smugness and arrogance are not attractive traits. Why don’t you learn to use kindness as a tool to win people over instead of being such a jerk?

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

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red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Don’t make me turn this message board around!!!! I swear I will do it!!!!

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Hey man—i’m just an innocent bystander here

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

Could’ve done without the last few sentences…. Incl the stfu part.

fishfarm
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I’ve always liked you gitch even when I’ve gotten ribbed. Acquired taste possibly.

One comment… please don’t use autistic as an insult or lump it in with “dumbshit”.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  fishfarm

Oh, I don’t mean it as an insult. Just that autistic folks can be pretty “one track” by nature and can’t do much about it.

rosstrade
Trusted Member
2 years ago

To the Gitch, you obviously have never read Marcus Aurelius, or any of the stoic philosophers, because you have no shame in exhibiting your lack of depth in thought and in treating others with such lack of respect and decent consideration.

Go back into the dark, dank, dirty, and damp cave where you belong.

You don’t deserve to exist in a world of decent people.

losangel
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  rosstrade

Those aren’t very nice words when you’re complaining about a lack of respect.

rosstrade
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  losangel

Yes, my words aren’t nice. But, I am not very fond of bullies – the only thing a bully is good for is a punch in the nose….

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  rosstrade

I’ve been punched in the nose. Hell, I’ve been punched just about everywhere. It didn’t accomplish much.

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Here’s a hug. 🤗 

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Mikeal1st

Awwww Waa…
 🤗 

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago

And sometimes the playoffs start and all that bad data shit gets tossed out the window and the most surprising and incredible things just happen.

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

2014

rosstrade
Trusted Member
2 years ago

To the Gitch who is devoid of any level of rational thinking or intelligent thought: your post here is completely lacking in the smallest kernel of value or reasonable perspective.

Why don’t you crawl back into the dark cave from which you slithered out of and save us on this board the trauma of reading another one of your nonsensical and completely inane posts….

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  rosstrade

You really like caves.

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

It is awesome to get a four game sweep, but we don’t want to settle for that. We want to see great play against the best. A sweep of Chicago would be great.

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
2 years ago

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen them outplay the other team and sweep a 4 game series like that. They’re playing like a 90-win team so far.

6-4 over the first 10.
7-3 over the next 10.

1/8 of the season done, they’re leading the pack.

Last edited 2 years ago by DMAGZ13
Fansince1971
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2 years ago

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5-in-a-row and sweep shuffle! Woo Hoo!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Fansince1971

I love you shufflebot. I wish I had the ability to design and produce some sweet sweet plush stuffed shufflebot dolls. Our children would sleep safe and happy every night with shufflebot.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

I don’t think we saw Shufflebot on 3 straight days last year. His dancing is a good deed in a weary world.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago

5 in a Row!

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Twebur
Legend
2 years ago

You cant make this shit up!

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago

Johnny 5 is alive!

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago

Where is Fansince71 ?

I want the Shufflebot !!!!

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Was working today! Sorry about the delay

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

You’re messing with Karmic forces!
Priorities please!

Guest
Newbie
2 years ago

It’s about damn time the Angels swept a series. They haven’t swept Cleveland in nearly 40 YEARS.
 
 

losangel
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2 years ago
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I can get used to posts like this.

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
2 years ago

Poor Walsh was just snakebit today. Hopefully he can make up for it tomorrow against Giolito.

fishfarm
Trusted Member
2 years ago

ANGELS WIN
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DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  fishfarm

I love Paul MacAnaulty

fishfarm
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

LOL

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

No Paul MacAnulty comment is complete without a reference to John Lannon.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  DowningDude

Athlete.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  fishfarm

Throw Back Thursday pic of Sosh!

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

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Bask in it’s glory

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Damn that’s sexy.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

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red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

On the other hand, if our last 10 had been 0-10, we’d have hit the magic 6-14 record.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

13-7 is the new 6-14

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

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Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

My name is Lyman Zerga.

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

As of 4:30PDT, Second best record in AL, tied for third best in MLB (with MIL), 1 game behind NYM, 0.5 behind MFY.

FungoAle
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

I guess it just me but this early, standings mean less than the fact the Angels are playing good baseball and pitching has been above average.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Ok

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I think both things are important. For several years running now we have found ourselves in an early hole in the standings, looking up at Houston and Oakland and sometimes Seattle after just a few weeks. It is nice not to be in that position. It is also important for psychological reasons.

Had we started poorly and say fallen behind by 4 or 5 games the returning guys could start thinking “Here we go again…” etc. Getting comfortably above .500 and especially leading the division should not be minimized. That said, I would agree with you if you suggested we should still wait a few more weeks before feeling especially excited.

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

Agreed. I think starting strong can set a tone for the season. 6-and-14 disagrees but i would say that ’02 was a special season unlike any other

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

But I will take that everyday and in a Sunday double header.

halofansince1978
Super Member
2 years ago

Pretty darn good…even the pitching. `;~}}

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

*even the coaching? 😂

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

The Oligarch should fire the senile old Maddon!!!!!!!!!

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Fire him for winning!  😂 

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Obviously!

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Yes even the coaching.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago

Angels Win!
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