Angels Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with a 8-0 Win

The Angels celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Boston. A day after a game of actually scoring again, everyone wanted to keep this going. With no Trout in the lineup, it was to be an Ohtani day even more than usual for an Ohtani pitching day.

Yes, it was a Shohei Ohtani pitching day. But not just any Ohtani pitching day, but a masterful, dominant one. He went 7 innings, allowing 0 runs on 6 hits, striking out 11 while walking none.

11 strikeouts! WOW!

Seriously, it was a dominant performance, the second best in terms of raw stuff in 14 years for the Angels.

WOW

Ohtani the batter went 2-4, with one of the longest singles ever. He had the only hit for the longest time for the Angels as well.

The bats were carried by Ohtani until the 7th, when Jared Walsh hit a home run around the pesky pole. Those were the only two hits through 7 innings.

Then the 8th happened. That’s when hits went crazy, as the Boston bullpen was horrible yet again.

Highlighted Recap

It was a scoreless game through 5, although the Angels came oh so close to scoring first. Ohtani hit a very long single, but the Angels were unable to score.

Loooooong single

A run finally scored for either team in the 7th, when Jared Walsh poked one around the pesky pole for a 2 run blast.

Pesky, that pole!

Ohtani pitched 7 shutout innings, and then the bats really woke up, as the Boston bullpen was horrible yet again. The 8th saw an offensive explosion! Fletcher singled in a run.

3-0!

Then Ohtani hit one off the Monster for another run!

Monsta

Then Rendon had a groundout which resulted in another run.

Chip away

Then Walsh blooped in 2 more.

7-0 Angels!

9th came and the scoring wasn’t done, as Brandon Marsh got in on the fun with a home run of his own!

8-0 Angels!

Mike Mayers had the 8th and 9th, shutting down the Red Sox and securing the 8-0 victory. The Angels win the series at Boston.

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SScott
Trusted Member
10 days ago

I’m afraid to admit that my Angels fan ptsd has me bracing for disappointment during just about every game. That’s it, I’m not letting the downer tendency to ruin what could very be an amazing season. I can’t put my finger on it, but this team just has something that I haven’t seen from them in a long time.

losangel
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  SScott

We have a great schedule coming up for the next couple of weeks. This is the time for optimism to SHINE!!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

Winning is goooooood.

tommyshalo
Trusted Member
10 days ago

That comeback the day before surely brought some good vibes for Shohei and the bats.
Particularly good to see Marsh make good contact again. Hope he’s out of his mini-slump.
Keep rolling!

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Thor gets it. I don’t recall any other new team members over the years using “Light Up The Halo”

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  red floyd

Another couple months like this past one and Thor gets…. an extension. 5/150?

I know we gotta pay Shohei, but he and Thor can be the big long term pitching costs (along with Raisel) and Sandoval, Canning and a bunch of the guys in HighA/AA can be our cheap slack down the rotation. Thor seems to like it here. Shit, so does Lorenzen.

Long term plans… See, THIS is where I’d go over the tax threshold for a while if I were Arte. If Thor/Loki both remain good most of the year, you know they are a good fit on the team AND you want to extend Shohei to basically keep your top 4 starters in place for a good run THEN hop on over that tax threshold for a little while. It’ll be expensive, but you can see where the money is going instead of hoping Dallas Keuchel isn’t all hat. Plus the fans will be happy because you’re paying guys they already like… this is, of course, if they continue to do well this year.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
10 days ago

Yeah. Thor’s 95-96 will play as-is. Odds are though, he’ll only gain velocity. Dude can pitch.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  Cowboy26

I’m ready to give him an extension. He can pitch plus he’s the best we’ve had on Twitter since Mrs. Shoemaker!

Jim Atkins
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Gotta mention that that goofy cowboy hat is an indicator of a very cohesive team. Players that don’t like each other don’t do silly stuff like that. Fortunately, I’m a huge fan of goofy baseball stuff.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Hopefully they wont have a breakout of Lice after they get through this round of IBS

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Hopefully. I’d take the lice over IBS any day though. Unless I’m Marshy boy.

Mia
Legend
Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

It’s definitely something that has been missing for a while. Playing with a fire and intensity that shows they care!

That shows they believe they can accomplish more this year

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Not since the arrow incident?

Twebur
Super Member
11 days ago

Chase Silseth 6 IP 2 H 2 R 10 K 2 W ERA 1.73
3-2 Panda walk off win tonight

Last edited 11 days ago by Twebur
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

He’s in the Angels system owned by Arte Moreno and was drafted by an idiot who’s in over his head so those stats must be wrong.

losangel
Trusted Member
10 days ago

Can we get a headshot with a note about when he was drafted please?

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago

I’m happy to have seen a slump and happier still that this team responded so dramatically with force. A very special two games for us, now, next case.

Flying from Boston to John Wayne then head for home, then with Jet Lag and being pumped up with adrenalin only to crash and get some sleep, then back to play more Baseball has got to be difficult at best. This is a crazy schedule someone agreed to as it came out of a computer made on Mars.

Winning tomorrow night is going to be challenge for sure.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
11 days ago

From June 16th-19th we’re in SEA for 5 games, with a doubleheader on the 18th.

max
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max
10 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

wow I don’t think I ever remember a 5 game series scheduled during the regular season

red floyd
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  max

Probably a makeup from the first week.

losangel
Trusted Member
10 days ago

Schedule is looking pretty good for the next few weeks!

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
11 days ago

Baseball Reference has Trout currently at 1.8 WAR. That’d be close to 11 for the season if he maintained this.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
11 days ago

since the season began he has passed Ozzie Smth and Robin Yount in career bWAR. He should pass Brooks Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Curt Schilling and Pete Rose sometime in June

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago

Impressive indeed. He passed Yount and will pass Brooks and Pete. Wow, I hope he does this at home in front of his fans.

Halo71
Trusted Member
11 days ago

I hope the Angels finally do something with him instead of wasting a once in a generation talent.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Halo71

When you think about it, we arguably have not only the best player in baseball on our team, but the TWO best players. And still: no WS win. It’s as if the LEAST the Angels can do this year is win the WS, or it’s sorta like, ya know…embarrassing.

#NoPressure

Halo71
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Honestly, I’d be ecstatic if they just won a playoff series at this rate.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Halo71

We will go further than the first series. I would like to see the American League Championship come down to us and any of the teams in the Eastern Division so we can tell the East Coast Bias Chumps to shove it. Would really like to stick to the “Damn Yankees”.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
11 days ago

Hey, Grandpa, we are all MFY haters here, as is only just, true and proper. But this year the East Coast bias about the MFY is going to be excruciating. So just try not to let it get to ya.

My gawd I hate the MFY.

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Sad thing is, we used to own them during the Golden Age (2002-2009)

Twebur
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Owned is putting it politely…..they were our bitch.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Yup exactly. Starting in 2002. Slapped them around good right on out of the playoffs.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

I want to finish above .500. Anything playoffs related is just delicious gravy.

Halo71
Trusted Member
10 days ago

It’s been long enough, especially with expanded playoffs. If they don’t make the playoffs, the season is a failure.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Halo71

“do something”, we are and we will.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Halo71

Eh. I’m pretty sure we will never win a WS until people stop posting these comments. They’re 100% jinx.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

I think your Jinx callouts are actually Jinxing us so stop it.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Cowboy26

I can only see a jinx if it’s already there….

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

See? You did it again.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Cowboy26

No no. I see it. Then I do it.

Again.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Cowboy26

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Halo71
Trusted Member
10 days ago

Only losers worry about a jinx.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
11 days ago

A bit of trivia: it’s only Cinco de Mayo, but among all hitters who qualify, Taylor Ward leads the AL in batting right now. Trout is 10th in the AL. Ward and Trout are #1 and #2 in OPS in the AL.

And if feels like they’ve only just begun to hit.

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HoustonHaloFan
Member
11 days ago

Any time – ANY – that the Halo is lit vs the chowds is a wonderful day.

Two in a row is downright sexy.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  HoustonHaloFan

I have about three grudges with Boston. The biggest goes way back to the 1980’s. Anytime we can beat them it’s a great day. But taking them apart at the seams in front of their home crowd is the most rewarding.

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  red floyd

Amen.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
11 days ago

our lads have a superior mindset this season. Maybe Herget went overboard but still, last year Walsh would have whiffed last night. Last year Slegers wouldn’t have been able to hold the lead today.

It must be a ton of fun for the players right now. Also, Thor…extension.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
11 days ago

Bats go cold for 21 straight innings: no runs, after we almost blew a game in the 9th inning. Things were suddenly beginning to look bleak. Then they erupt for 18 runs in the last 14 innings to take the series.

Easy to get happy after that road trip. It’s easy for me, anyway.

Meanwhile, how are the Reds doing this year? (Checks their record) Gosh whattashame.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

The Reds HAVE to be better than this. Can you imagine how unpleasant CtPG would be if we started out 3-22, as that’s the Reds’ record right now. That’s a .120 winning %. The Cleveland Spiders of 1899 went 20-134, for a .130 % over a year.

Say what you will about the incredibly lousy Reds team, but I’m betting they’re better than the Spiders.

And no, I’m not making up the “Spiders.” (Or, as their loyal fans called ’em, the Fightin’ ‘Nids, for arachnids. I did just make that part up.)

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I semi-follow the Reds and Pirates. Both really are that bad.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I was really hoping the current Cleveland team would have chosen the resurrect the Spiders name.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
11 days ago

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Best damm TV PBP guy we’ve evuh had!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 🤑  😝  💪  💪  💪  🤘 

DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Is his name Oliver Garko aka Olly Gark?

Mia
Legend
Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

After all these years of hard work you’ve finally posted a picture of someone I recognize.

Happy for you, little buddy.

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  2002heaven

Awww. Leave it to Tooty to find the one bottle of piss in the sweet tea factory and drink it down in one big loud swallow.

Twebur
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Pivoting from rosters to PBP TV personality’s?
Why didn’t we hire Vin Scully?💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪
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Mia
Legend
Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Arte is too cheap to invent a time machine

Twebur
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

But he is so diabolical, we don’t know that he hasn’t.

Mia
Legend
Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Mike Trout is actually Babe Ruth stolen from his family as a baby. With modern medicine/ living practices he’s even better now!

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

He’s too cheap to have funded the research.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  red floyd

Hell, he wouldn’t even buy Hambone cocaine of Pujols steroids.

Cheap dick just doesn’t care about winning.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

He was already taken…. 😄 

Halo71
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

That isn’t Bob Starr.

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Ladies and gentlemen (and the rest), this is not your 2021 Angels.

Twebur
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Or your Angels of 2020, 2019, 2018….’17…’16,’15,’14,’13..’12,’11,’10.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

can we be the 2014 Angels? ( without the early playoff exit of course)

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I truly believe that in 2014, the baseball gods were against us. How else do you explain Nori Aoki?

VictoriousVIC
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Seeing game 1 and 2 of the 2014 ALDS live is only that much more painful. When Nori caught that ball I couldn’t believe it with my own eyes. That’s when I knew we were not going to win that series. Just unexplainable how much bad luck we had that series.

red floyd
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  VictoriousVIC

IKR? If the gods don’t put that into Aoki’s mitt, HK47 has a double and the game is completely different.

dwood78
Member
11 days ago

A great suprise with this series.

I dread where ever the Halos go to Fenway Park- & we all know have the Red Sox base act on their home land. But taking advenage of great pitching from Ohtahi-san today, & the bullpen which which kept the team in the game (while Boston’s imploded) last night.

A great road trip overall as they return home to host the Nationals. But let’s not get too cocky as Houston’s inching back up now. But at they’re chasing after us for a change!

tanana40
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  dwood78

The Mariners have come back down to earth. I like being 7 games above .500.

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  dwood78

When Houston comes to the Big A the Angels should play The Nutcracker Suite for Altuve’s walk up music.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

lol

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Or short people by Randy Newman

Mia
Legend
Mia
11 days ago
DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

I’ll help him with that last thought … DEFENSE

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Don’t forget: “QUIT SWINGING AT BAD PITCHES”

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

“Jo-Jo, you know you can’t play until you tell us what you did wrong…”

*folds arms*

Last edited 11 days ago by El_Duderino
red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

Dammit, Duderino! I was going to go there!!!!

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Now, Jo, I want you to go to your room and think about what you’ve done!

Mia
Legend
Mia
11 days ago

Astros are starting a 4 game series with the Tigers tonight. Wins this weekend will be crucial to holding 1st.

But it’s baseball, maybe the Tigers will sweep them.

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago

Which anime series are your angel GIFs from?

aces666high
Trusted Member
11 days ago

We done used up our run quota again!!!

More often than not, games at Fenway are just pain. Wether it’s a May game or the playoffs, things usually go sideways for us.

Not this time! For once we got to watch other teams bullpens implode, us getting clutch hits, sure our boys K’d a ton again but they got the job done and then some. Soggy was more savant than idiot and well, even though it’s early and a long way to go, we’re doing well. Not gonna go overboard just yet but I can wear my beat up ol Halo hat w/pride. Fck the Sox!!!!

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
11 days ago

This GIF sure has had its rounds. It might end up being the most ironic-to-unironic meme of all time once we’re done with it.

aces666high
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

So many good times giggling at this gif. Here’s hoping their huge overreach becomes less and less of an overreach as the years go by.

Going from a ceiling of being a utility infielder to a guy who just might be an exciting every day player is mind blowing.

But I will always laugh at that overreaction.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

Too bad Dr Who didn’t make that same trip back to warn JeDi about Roberto Baldoquin.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Cowboy26

True dat. Vlad Jr was just hanging around under the hats at the Big A literally begging them to sign him and we didn’t. Additionally, I bet we’d have signed Andres Gimenez as well if only we’d not been saddled with Baldo and the Oligarch. Hell, why not throw in Christian Pache for $6,000 too……

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

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Twebur
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

The Iconic ironic-to-unironic…..which sorta makes it ironic again?

Ward MVP!
Free Jerry

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Unironically, it does.

JackFrost
Super Member
11 days ago

btw, does anbody know whose drafting they were celebrating here in this pick ?

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

Suckers!

DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Here’s the full version gif:
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El_Duderino
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I could watch this forever.

DowningDude
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

that “rolodex” effect is mesmerizing.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I usually get fixated on guy-on-cellphone.

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