LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Kelsie Whitmore

Kelsie Whitmore played left field and batted ninth on Sunday for the Staten Island FerryHawks to become the first woman to start an Atlantic League game.

Taylor Ward is AL player of the week! Noah Syndergaard is expected to be back and pitching today. The Angels optioned Jose Suarez to triple-A. This coincided with roster contraction day. Shohei Ohtani considered his removal Sunday as precautionary. Joe Maddon was a little more circumspect. Andrew Wantz and Elvis Peguero were optioned yesterday because of roster contraction.

The Guardians just turned around and swept the Oakland Athletics.

Yusmeiro Petit just got a minor league deal with the Padres.

Darren O’Day caught a ball the catcher was trying to throw to second base. Oops!

The Tigers just designated Dustin Garneau for assignment but get a load of this: The Mets designated Robinson Cano for assignment. Packy Naughton got optioned down to Triple-A Memphis.

St. Louis reliever Ryan Helsley now owns the fastest pitch of the season at 103.1 MPH.

MLB basically has a secret strike zone they use to evaluate umpires.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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2002heaven
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2 years ago

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Our LF……….come on now, even the Village Idiot of CTPG (Me!!!! LOL) already moved on.
 💪  💪  💪  👈  Matt Damon & John Turturo’s characters would approve (Quizshow and Good Will Hunting).

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Rounders….

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angelsown3417
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2 years ago

Austin Warren broke his nose getting hit in the face today in BP.

LanaBanana
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2 years ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

And Elvis is back in the building

angelsown3417
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2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Thank you, thank you very much!

Last edited 2 years ago by angelsown3417
DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

Damn. that sucks.

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

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Kike Hernandez signed a 2 yr deal with one of our fave teams.
 😠  😠  😠  So many damm cheap OF’s and we don’t need any bad greasy cast iron gloveman out there.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

It’s so true. If only we’d had Kike Hernandez to take that liner to the face instead of Warren all would be well.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

Ouch. Poor guy.

Cowboy26
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admkir
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Hope Jo takes this as an opportunity to learn and hone his skills

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago
Reply to  admkir

This shows that the Angels Brass reads here at CTPG.

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

NOW GET PETER BOURJOS TO PLAY / COACH HIM ON DEFENSE. (and in return, Adell can teach Fleet Pete how to HIT!!!) hehehehehe.

NOW LET’S GO WINNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  DowningDude

Bourjos… perfect idea. They should totally do that.

tanana40
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Let’s hope that Adell can improve on his defense. He is still very young and he will develop. I hope that we see him back here in a few weeks after he has worked on some fundamentals.

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago
Reply to  tanana40

Weeks! hmm….. 🙃 …..Months.

aces666high
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2 years ago
Reply to  tanana40

Again, what was the guy doing all off-season after last years adventures in the outfield.

My friend who lost a tryout w/the Quakes after badly breaking his leg, dragged us all out there to hit him grounders and pop ups for weeks to try and get his rhythm and reads back. I’m sure Jo had more resources available than idiot hi skool buds to help him learn to read fly balls.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

and yet no Marsh today, Mayfield playing left

Cowboy26
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2 years ago

you’ll be seeing alot more of Captain Leftfield against tough lefties ( until the Duffman returns of course)

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

Marsh was allergic to batting #2. He needs a day off to process his best friend  🐻  leaving and slowing down his game.

Fansince1971
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Good! Dude needs lots of work. I look forward to seeing him improve.

Angels22
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Perry wants to win! I like it. When does Mayers pack his bags?

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  Angels22

Mayers probably won’t be rolling down the highway until the Angels are sure that Bachman or some of the other 2021 draftees are ready for takin care of business.

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Wonderful news, and a grand opportunity for Jo Adell to take and to be serious about learning. With the right attitude this will make him a much better player.

Biggiswrth
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Perry also realizes we have to be ready for a long season. Bite the bullet now and get Jo the help he needs. He will need to be a big part of this team if we have eyes on the bigger prize this year. This is the correct move and I hope Jo takes this serious. We need that trio out there!

PedroCerrano
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Hope he processes it in a healthy manner and they start him in LF every game they can. Playing center is a way easier read and that seems to be his biggest struggle along with poor routes.

Fumid346
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2 years ago

You really got to to watch those monkey references. Remember Howard

Jessica DeLine
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Super Member
2 years ago

You’d think Marsh and Trout could help Adell with his abysmal defense

admkir
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2 years ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

Adell is Hot-Pockets 2.0 but a lot cheaper

matthiasstephan
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2 years ago
Reply to  admkir

With more upside (younger, faster, cost-controlled).

admkir
Trusted Member
2 years ago

So now parents are going to say that Mike Trout is promoting delinquency by giving selfies to kids ditching school and they have proof.

Gotta love it, I sure am glad cell phones, much less cell phone cameras weren’t around when I was a kid.

Man the trouble I would have been in. LOL

YOUknowulovetheIE
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2 years ago
Reply to  admkir

Too many people out their on social media worried about other people’s lives. Was it a bunch of karens on twitter crying about it?

AnAngelsFan
Super Member
2 years ago

It’s a parent who took his kid out of school to go to the ChiSox game to see Trout.

https://www.mlb.com/news/mike-trout-selfie-with-fan-who-skipped-school

admkir
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2 years ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

You guys do realize my comment was meant to be sarcastic humor, right

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  admkir

sarchasm detectors broken. 😀

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

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AnAngelsFan
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2 years ago
Reply to  admkir

I thought you were making a disparaging joke about how certain people in our society will criticize Trout for taking a picture with a kid that ditched school and expressing your opinion that those people are ridiculous. I’m not sure it counts as sarcasm when it is true, but I think I got the humor.

admkir
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2 years ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Problem is my kids tell everyone that I have a sarcastic sense of humor, so one goes with the other, sorry

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago
Reply to  admkir

Sorry, you should be. skool iz inpourtant u nose. Iz gut two goes all de wave tas sixth grade yuz nose.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago

Wow, at first I thought this post was from Gitcho or 2002 . Good grammer sho is contagious

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

misspehled……..shur izz kuntajius

Last edited 2 years ago by 2002heaven
AnAngelsFan
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2 years ago
Reply to  admkir

Sorry for what? I didn’t say it was bad humor. I certainly enjoyed it enough to look up the offending event.

red floyd
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2 years ago

The correct term for a collection of Karens is a “tantrum”. “A tantrum of Karens”.

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

And here I thought that was a hairy spider.

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Alternate name.

2002heaven
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2 years ago

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3-1 2.48……….6th Rd Chicago Cubs 2014 MLB Draft
 😫  😣  😢  😭  😡  😠 

Last edited 2 years ago by 2002heaven
matthiasstephan
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Yes, I am sure beat up we didn’t draft the HS prospect that needed TJ surgery 8 years ago.

Also, he was traded (with lots of other guys) for Quintana. We had Quintana – so really, you missed out on him in 2018, right? Right?

(Career ERA is still over 4 in any case).

Cowboy26
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2 years ago

Yet his porn stache is still his most endearing quality.

AnAngelsFan
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It’s a close call, but I like the pornstache more than the wild-man hair and/or beard. Or rather, I dislike it slightly less.

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Why do you think he has that young Ron Jeremy look?

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

He likes 80’s porn?👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻👊👊👊

Last edited 2 years ago by Twebur
AnAngelsFan
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

He probably thinks it makes him look older.

fishfarm
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

I’m shocked to my core that sometimes players in later rounds end up being decent players, and sometimes even all time greats!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

you poop

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DowningDude
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2 years ago

headshots posts should be grounds for auto-ban. 😀

LanaBanana
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I think these two are his sisters.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  DowningDude

If I got banned getting Tooty banned I’d be OK with it. Die a hero.

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago

Maybe bring in Garret Anderson to be his tutor.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

eh. the Angels are too GA to do that.

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Not a bad idea as GA has the experience and is very relatable in this instance. I don’t know if GA would want to spend a lot of time in SLC though and this requires a commitment of a big block of time.

ScoopleDoople
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Awesome for Kelsie Whitmore and baseball! Marsh and Whitmore have the same hair stylist…

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

Last post this morning I promise. We will come away with 3 wins this series by staying within ourselves and not be razzled by the Green Monster. Fenway is brutal on those unfamiliar with it. Right-handed batters don’t try to hit the ball over that wall. Pitchers have to put that way away in their heads. I think right now I will be happy and I’ll know it if we leave Fenway winning 2 in Basten. We will win today 7-6.

SC_Halo
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2 years ago

GB needs his own featured section on CTPG!! 😀

steelgolf
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2 years ago
Reply to  SC_Halo

Rocking chair thoughts on Angels baseball by GB?

red floyd
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2 years ago

In addition to staying within ourselves, we need to trust our stuff.

fishfarm
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

What about our eye levels?

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  fishfarm

Our Lyling eye Levels?

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  fishfarm

Gubi-ing for the win!

MikeSalmon
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  fishfarm

Changing eye levels? What? Like that Picasso character?

Also: believe me, you want a guy to stay within himself. You don’t wanna have to clean up when a guy goes outside himself. Gruesome! Not pretty. Lotsa quicklime needed.

Pitchers do need to trust their stuff. If they can’t trust their slider or change, they should keep it to themselves, and fight off the urge to yell “You lying bitch of a curveball!…” Just as the catcher digs it out of the dirt. It gives away too much. So pitchers: if you can’t trust your stuff, keep it to yourself and try to not put on a dumb grin to cover up your turncoat pitches. Batters pick up on that stuff.

Finally: does anyone need a pitching coach? I’m available.

benjiface
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2 years ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Changing eye levels like Daniel Jones?

Last edited 2 years ago by benjiface
GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

I believe we should have left Chi-Town with 3 wins. No way was Cease going to screw up as that kid has talent, a lot of talent. But we lost a game we should have won. Right now pitching is not our enemy, our pitching is fine. Our hitting has evolved into what the front office likes to see and that is wait for the HR. Part of “Small Ball” is making contact and the Angels struck out yesterday 15 times. When a pitcher is on top of his game he is close to the edge and the umpire was allowing for a big zone. Swinging away for the power as opposed to just making contact plays right into the pitchers hand. I’ll grant you that working the count was at best difficult because of the dope in blue, but fouling off pitches or grounding out soft to hard would have been better than 15 K’s.

With 2 strikes you must acknowledge that your approach must be different as a hitter and old fashion baseball must prevail with protecting the plate, hit anything close.

ScoopleDoople
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Yes 15 Ks, imho, looks like some kind of “groupthink” was going on with the team’s approach. For what its worth I was someone of a strikeout king as a batter in my limited baseball career, so you’d have to take my analysis with a grain of salt.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

Group think? Like “hey this guys dealing today and we cant hit his shit.”

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

Good Tuesday morning and having coffee this morning signals a new day with high expectations for the Angels.

Wow did that Cease pitch a great game, 7 innings, 1 hit, no runs, no BB, 11 K’s. 15 Strikeouts and 4 of them to Trout. (The Box Score will not change but, Trout was hosed all day by a horrible umpire.)

So, umpires are judged differently than the K box that we see for evaluations. MLB is OK with that, the Umpires Union is OK with it, but the fans and Players take issue with how the Umpires so far this season do not get it.