Angels Shut Out Nats 3-0

Even the last minute starters are pitching well for the Halos. Is that even legal?

5 shutout innings

The biggest hit of the night came from who else but the GOAT

Enjoy yet another win.

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halofansince1978
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9 days ago

Ward
Trout
Ohtani
Rendon
Walsh
Stassi
Marsh
Fletcher
Velasquez

halofansince1978
Trusted Member
9 days ago

Just posted lineup from the site Lanna gave us yesterday.

The dreaded multiple link cootie has blocked it from view.

halofansince1978
Trusted Member
9 days ago

1. Taylor Ward (R) RF
2. Mike Trout (R) CF
3. Shohei Ohtani (L) DH
4. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
5. Jared Walsh (L) 1B
6. Max Stassi (R) C
7. Brandon Marsh (L) LF
8. David Fletcher (R) 2B
9. Andrew Velazquez (S) SS

Mia
Legend
Mia
9 days ago

Roster moves. Suzuki hurt, Diaz down, Barraclough and Wallach up.

https://twitter.com/samblum3/status/1523064411774017537?s=21&t=Cww1E35Ahh7mKZVCTPkO1Q

LanaBanana
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Diaz down. Hmmm. Was he more lucky than good?

tanana40
Trusted Member
9 days ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Maybe just extra bullpen help from Barraclough until they need Diaz again?

Mia
Legend
Mia
9 days ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Like T40 said, they don’t need to carry him right now. They’ve got some off days coming up so they can mange without a 6th starter for a bit

rosstrade
Trusted Member
9 days ago

Wow….!

I was not expecting that.

5 shutout innings from Diaz.

Loved that strikeout of Soto with runners on base. That was awesome…!

Diaz’s change and slider must make his 90 mph 4 seamer seem like a rocket.

This guy can pitch. Now just a thrower.

Reminds me a little of Rick Honeycutt or Tom Glavine.

I hope he gets another start.

Brent
Trusted Member
9 days ago

Watching the replay highlights of the Angels game had me shook… Bengie Gil, Phil Nevin, and Gary Discarcina as base coaches was just wild to see and just made me feel so damn old.

tanana40
Trusted Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Brent

What I like about baseball is that players retire and then becomes coaches/managers so we get to “stay in touch” with them for decades. I am thinking that Benji Gil might have the 2002 magic in him.

Cowboy26
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

Just as long as he doesn’t have the 2002heaven in him, I still like him.

FungoAle
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

Jose Molina just was not enough last year.

rosstrade
Trusted Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Brent

I hear ya, Brent…

Halo71
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9 days ago
Reply to  Brent

I went to Cal State Fullerton with Nevin.

Rev Halofan
Editor
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9 days ago
Reply to  Brent

That’s not Benji Gil, that’s two guys in a Benji Gil suit!

Fansince1971
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9 days ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

Adam Kennedy is in there too!

JackFrost
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Ha ha. The infamous platoon !

tanana40
Trusted Member
9 days ago

The team is 18-10 with only Trout (1.124) and Ward (1.198) with good (great) OPS numbers. Ohtani (.682), Rendon (.706), and Walsh (.709) are well below their career OPS numbers. If we can get the other big hitters hitting consistently…Then again, who expected the starting pitching that we have been getting and the bullpen looks solid with Ortega, Tepara, Loup, and Iggy (and Bradley once he returns). This team has depth. I like Duffy and Wade and their ability to play wherever. I predicted 90 wins before the season started and I will stick with that after 28 games (and hopefully I am undershooting the win total).

Last edited 9 days ago by tanana40
tommyshalo
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9 days ago

It’s the Nats, but Diaz was decent and hopefully he can have another chance to prove himself.

Tepera, Loup, Iggy all superb, but Ortega is also doing a great job as a multi-inning guy.
Very good development so far.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
9 days ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

Seems like there was a lot of traffic on the bases, but he kept getting out of it. Feeling better about pitching depth all the time.

tommyshalo
Trusted Member
9 days ago

Off topic but didn’t know there was a Trout version.
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FungoAle
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

AC sighting…

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

But no skeleton?

red floyd
Super Member
9 days ago

Looks like you guys had a much better time than I had at Staples Center — I mean Crypto.com Arena.

FungoAle
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Kings need to get the offense moving

red floyd
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Seriously. It was that bad. Here is the entire transcript of Mclellan’s post-game press conference.

“We can do this really quick tonight. I can [summarize] it all up for you, we can all go home,” he said. “We weren’t any good. We’re really disappointed, we got trapped playing their game.

“You could ask me about individuals, I’ll give you the same answer for all of them: They weren’t any good. And we have to regroup [Saturday].”

Mia
Legend
Mia
9 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

I now understand all the people that refused to call Jack Murphy stadium Qualcomm.

Staples will always be Staples

Twebur
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Oilers are as hot as the Angels….

red floyd
Super Member
9 days ago

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

Ung. Still worst best team evah. Three walks? Taylor Ward needs to learn walks are for losers. Our pitcher gave up too many walks and then it turns out he can’t even spell Jonathan right. Trout waste. Untrustworthy pitching. Signed Thor instead of twenty five Framber Valdez’s. Hell, this team doesn’t even have Tommy Edman on it. Oligarch. POBO. Pete Alonso. Whisky Agogo.

losangel
Trusted Member
9 days ago

It’s the Nats. We’re supposed to beat them. Ok to be optimistic the next few weeks cause the schedule looks pretty good.

red floyd
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  losangel

I believe you have fallen into the chasm of Sar.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
9 days ago
Reply to  losangel

We should be optimistic (and gritch is a performance artist these days), but I do think the Rays will be a tough series – and road trips in Oakland are never smooth sailing. We have to keep playing as we are.

Cowboy26
Super Member
9 days ago

Yep. Reality check starts on Monday

JackFrost
Super Member
9 days ago

Yep. And then at the end of May going into June we play the Blue Jays, Yankees, Phillies, Red Sox, Mets and Dodgers all consecutively. Those are some really good offenses, the best in baseball actually.

So, over that stretch we will find out how good our pitching really is and how good we are…

rosstrade
Trusted Member
9 days ago

Your attempts at sarcasm and extreme Dark Ages nihilism fall on deaf ears as it is clear to everyone on this board that you love this team and would love a repeat of 2002.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  rosstrade

That’s not fair

max
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max
9 days ago

Love it! Sweep Sweep Sweep

Mikeal1st
Member
9 days ago

We laughed, we cried… this game became a part of me.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
Rev Halofan
Editor
Trusted Member
9 days ago

The Trout double would have been a homer with a normal baseball in play but Mike smashed the Manfred ball to hard and too far anyway.

Cowboy26
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

Big Deal. if he were Roy Hobbs he would have knocked the cover off of the ball.

John Henry Weitzel
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Super Member
9 days ago

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FungoAle
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Like a scene from the Natural, rain shower commences after the walk off. Video shots of the players,, leaping for joy. Raw footage, even heard a f*ck yeah at the very end. THAT…was a great clip.

That’s a fun team down there. Go Trash Panda’s!

Last edited 9 days ago by FungoAle
gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Twebur

Trey Cabbage. That guy wants a job.

steelgolf
Super Member
9 days ago

Should they assign him to the Produce Dept?

Cowboy26
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Lets all hope he’ll be up in Anaheim soon Romaineing the Outfield as a backup

Fansince1971
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Kole Slaw is one of my favorite right fielders in Angels history

red floyd
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Puns like these make me want to kale someone. Lettuce hope that does not become necessary!

Cowboy26
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Despite losing Cobb, Its looks like the Angels have finally left their salad days behind.

ihearhowie3.0
Trusted Member
9 days ago

Few more weeks of that and I’d like him to have a job as well. We need to re-balance our Infielder/Outfielder ratio.

fishfarm
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9 days ago

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9 HR 27 RBI .348 1.210

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Fansince1971
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  fishfarm

Ole cabbage head. I once watched him steal home 3 times in a game!

JackFrost
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  fishfarm

Ha ha. Have you ever heard this song? I wanted to post the “Professor Longhair” version but could not find it on You Tube. “Dr. John’s” version is not bad either ….

Cabbage Head – YouTube

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  fishfarm

Beauty.

losangel
Trusted Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I like how he didn’t jump on home plate.

red floyd
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  losangel

I think we stopped doing that after KMo

OMAHALOFAN
Trusted Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

He slawtered that……I’ll show myself out..

red floyd
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  OMAHALOFAN

Lettuce all hope that you don’t do this again.

Fansince1971
Super Member
9 days ago

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Shufflebot LOVES shutting out the other team!!

Last edited 9 days ago by Fansince1971
MikeSalmon
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Speaking of shutouts, we already have more than we did all of last season. As an olde Angels announcer said, “Ohhhh my!”

FungoAle
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Coming from an unproven., better be able to back it up on a consistent basis.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Mia

“I like it. And I win.”

I think ol’Jonboy has driven some enemies before him and is hearing the lamentations of some women tonight.

Mia
Legend
Mia
9 days ago

Haven’t we all.

Haven’t we all.

Jessica DeLine
Admin
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Love it!

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