Angels Walk off on Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day 2022, the Angels looked to win the series vs the lowly Nats. Should be lowly, at least, on paper. Just like this team is great on paper.

Patrick Sandoval honored his mother by pitching today. However, his opponent paper cut him to death, with nothing getting hit hard but finding the grass nonetheless. Sandy went 5 and 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits, striking out 5 while walking 3.

Poor Sandy Man

At the plate, Rendon finally had a hit vs his old team, but the team as a whole left 8 LOBsters uneaten, being very disrespectful. At least Jack Mayfield had a pinch hit 2 run single.

Highlighted Recap

After the Angels failed to score with the bases loaded, Sandy gave up a run with the bases loaded. To be fair, it was a bunch of groundballs that found their way trough. At least Velazquez made a great stop to keep it from getting worse. 10 Nats in the 3rd.

Could have been worse

Meanwhile, the offense continued to not clean their plate,, leaving men on base constantly. 2 more runs would be scored for the Nats, again with balls that got through onto the grass. 3-0 Nats.

At least Trout got an OF assist…

The Angels would finally score with a pinch hit single down the line by Jack Mayfield in the 6th.

3-2 Nats

However, the Angels bullpen allowed another run, again with a bunch of singles. 4-2 Nats.

Neither team hit an extra base hit on the day, that is until the last out. With 2 outs in the 9th and 2 on down 2, Shohei Ohtani doubled both in!

THERE WE GO!

Then Anthony Rendon, who has his merch giveaway just 2 days before, drove in the winning run, walking off his former team!

WALK OFF WIN!

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red floyd
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7 days ago

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Twebur
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7 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Go Kings!

nishiogawakun
Trusted Member
7 days ago

Shoot howdy! That was a fun surprise!

max
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max
7 days ago

“It’s never over ’till it’s over”-Norm Crosby (probably)

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
7 days ago

Squid had a play in the field that only Simba in his prime or Ozzie could have made. Special, very special team.

FungoAle
Super Member
7 days ago

That was a great play. The reason why I do not mind to have Velasquez in the lineup. Angels defense could use a boost. Ozzie and Simba played long enough to make their at bats serviceable. But I don’t see the Angels being patient with Velasquez.

JackFrost
Super Member
7 days ago

I was at the game and that diving play was very nice indeed. Don’t agree however that “only Simba or Ozzie could have made it…” Alot of short-stops make that play to be honest. For example, Alcides Escobar made an incredible play in the 4th inning I believe that robbed Rendon of an rbi play. That play by Escobar was probably harder to make than the diving play by Squid since it was hit much harder and faster and was grabbed cleanly.

All that said, I do see value in having Squid for his defense. This is a tough problem however because it could be argued that having a better hitting shortstop who is not as good defensively might provide a net gain overall. It is not clear-cut, but having a defense only ss is a strain on the lineup.

Last edited 7 days ago by JackFrost
GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
7 days ago

BTW, there is no way in God’s green created earth that Rengifo is anywhere close to wade in talent. Rengifo is flat out another Brandon Wood.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
7 days ago

Interesting take from a game when all he did was pinch hit, draw a walk, and start the game ending rally.

Cowboy26
Super Member
7 days ago

Rengifo pinch hit for Velazquez which was a no brainier. And Soggy Joe really had no other alternatives on the bench other than backup catcher Wallach and the Aussie kid who just got called up from AA

matthiasstephan
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7 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

And in that role, he did well. So the hot take that he isn’t ready isn’t supported by today’s game.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Yes, but if you use your Lylin Eyes you’d see that it was possibly the worst job of pinch hitting, walking, and sparking a game winning rally that anyone has ever done. Truly sub-MLB pinch hitting, walking, and sparking a game winning rally.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
7 days ago

In my defense, I have only seen about 3000 games.

red floyd
Super Member
7 days ago

Well, there you go!

benjiface
Trusted Member
7 days ago

It’s actually a dumb take in this instance

cookmeister
Member
7 days ago

comparing Rengifo to a guy that was highly regarded as the best prospect in baseball is a HUGE stretch. We got Rengifo as a lottery ticket for Cron, nobody is expecting him to be an all-star caliber player, heck even a consistent starter

benjiface
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7 days ago
Reply to  cookmeister

This, 100%

benjiface
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7 days ago

Bad comp, because Wood was a #1 prospect, whilst Rengifo has never been that

GrandpaBaseball
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7 days ago

Just 15 min. ago arrived home, brought a lot in the house and ran over to my device and came here, I am ecstatic you guys got to watch today’s game and we had a bottom 9th inning walk off, send the tape to Matty to see what a walk off looks like. Barria is calmly going about business. Nice win for the team and for us. Go Halos! Go Team Go!

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
8 days ago

and let’s not forget Barria’s 2 shutout innings that got us to the 9th

Cowboy26
Super Member
8 days ago

Yep The pole dancer shined today. Jamie definitely deserved the W.

JackFrost
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

“The pole dancer”???

red floyd
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7 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Yeah. Never heard that one before!

Cowboy26
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7 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Someone around these parts missed spelled his name as Barre. So I thought of this:

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Hey I never said the pole was vertical.

LanaBanana
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Ya, that was me.
Actually, auto correct misspelled it.

Cowboy26
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

I just thought the name fit. As crazy as this team is I thought they could use a pole dancer.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
8 days ago

Robles played it perfectly, fielded it cleanly, got himself set without wasting time, made a strong throw on line….and our pitching DH outran it.

JackFrost
Super Member
8 days ago

Yep. Shows you the importance of speed. Pretty much any runner of ours with the exception of Wade and maybe Trout would have been out.

This is one of the under-appreciated aspects of Shohei’s game and part of what makes him such an otherwordly talent.

red floyd
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7 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Speed kills.

FungoAle
Super Member
8 days ago

It was on the line but the ball took a hop at the mound and velocity along with it. A short hopper nails Shohei.

Cowboy26
Super Member
8 days ago

Even with a bad abductor.

SScott
Trusted Member
8 days ago

Am I the only one who’s watched the walk off and celebration at least 4 times? This team is fun!

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  SScott

no, you’re not the only one. I just watched it several times myself and came here to talk about it! I like how Whitefield and Wallich got into the celebration! Fantastic stuff!

steelgolf
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  SScott

My son has watched it at least 10 times.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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“I had the game winning hit and nobody gives a f*** cause my name’s not Ohtani, Trout or Stephanic. It’s cool though….”

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Twebur
Super Member
8 days ago

Whipping boy extraordinaire!

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
8 days ago

Was he playing today?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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tanana40
Trusted Member
8 days ago

Wonderful Mother’s Day win! (listened to the game at my mom’s house where my Angels fandom all started!).

Last edited 8 days ago by tanana40
red floyd
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8 days ago

DRIVE HOME SAFELY!!!!

nishiogawakun
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7 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

I miss that.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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The bombing of Yemen

Twebur
Super Member
8 days ago

Find the Ohtani game winning slide from last year..Run them together

Twebur
Super Member
8 days ago

Yes sir!

Twebur
Super Member
8 days ago

Perfecto! maybe some fire and make the catcher turn into a skeleton?

Last edited 8 days ago by Twebur
FungoAle
Super Member
7 days ago

Nah, come on, you’re legendary. Love the added content.

FungoAle
Super Member
8 days ago

I like Shohei’s long stand-up slide. Does it well.

tommyshalo
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8 days ago

Me after the 8th inning

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Me after the 9th inning

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El_Duderino
Trusted Member
8 days ago

We’re going to have to all get used to these comeback wins. It’s ’02 vibes. Sit back and enjoy. Negative Nancies not welcome. Everyone else get on board.

Cowboy26
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

Is this our first last inning come from behind walk off victory of 2022?

red floyd
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I think so, otherwise I’d have posted the Drive Home Safely before.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
8 days ago

In the old days, Marsh tripping over the Gatorade container: torn ACL, out for the year.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
8 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I, too, made sure Marsh walked off on his own alright.

Cowboy26
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Let’s wait for tomorrow’s medical update before we think we dodged a bullet

Last edited 8 days ago by Cowboy26
Twebur
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Prediction. A “Conjunctivitis eye infection for Marsh….celebratory Gatorade had a rare bacterium that splashed in his eye while he wallowed in it.. difficult to treat, but they also think it’s the cause of the ongoing IBS Super Spreader Clubhouse Contagion.

10 day IL.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

My gawd: another eternally damaged Angels fan. PTSD. I’m sorry. A lot of us are still there with ya, too.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MikeSalmon

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Cowboy26
Super Member
8 days ago

Uh excuse me. Lets not forget TrAdition!

Twebur
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Jokes my friend……but now, let’s hope we don’t hear he has an appointment with Lens Crafters tomorrow for an eye exam.

red floyd
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

As I recall, one year Reginald batted cleanup in a playoff game because GA had conjunctivitis

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
8 days ago

Nice John!

Cowboy26
Super Member
8 days ago

Cudos to Soggy Joe for pulling the right strings today . Captain Jacks PH 2 run single and the lil fugitives clutch 9th inning walk made all the difference for the offense

JackFrost
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Totally agree. Panther of the Game is our manager Joe Maddon !!!

The bunt of Marsh followed by pinch hitting of Mayfield for Wade was nothing short of brilliant.

Likewise the move to pinch hit Rengifo in the 9th! There is no victory without that PH walk in 9th!

FungoAle
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Do we think Marsh had a sign to bunt in that spot?

Cowboy26
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Yes. Soggy wanted to answer with at least one run there.

FungoAle
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I was listening on radio at the time, I don’t recall Terry and Langston saying it was a sacrifice or if Marsh was trying to get a hit. Down by 3, that is not typical to give up an out.

Last edited 7 days ago by FungoAle
JackFrost
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

You are correct that it is not typical, and at the time it happened I was yelling no. That is until I saw that Captain Jack was pinch-hitting. If Wade had hit it would have made zero sense (especially against a lefty). But because Mayfield was up it made sense. It was critical to get at least a run in that situation. So, even though as you point out we were down by three, I think Joe was playing the long game. He knew we had two innings left and the momentum of scoring there would be huge.

The other thing I realized at the time (which was brilliant on Maddon’s part) was that when Mayfield was announced he knew Martinez would make a pitching switch. This would cause a break in the game which would allow the “Rally Monkey” to make an appearance and the fans to get into the game. Indeed, the fans went crazy and that extra energy seemingly inspired the team.

Last edited 7 days ago by JackFrost
cookmeister
Member
7 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

that’s because our announcers suck. For many of them having played the game, they interpret today’s game so horribly, it’s tough to listen to.

Gubi went on a 20 minute rant when we played the Oriole’s about their catcher moving his glove down every pitch because the movement the pitcher had, when in reality every catcher does that for framing. Their takes are pretty bad

MikeSalmon
Super Member
8 days ago

Wow. I thought we ate a ton of money DFA’ing Upton, but the Mets owe Cano $45million after DFAing him.

Hot Pocket sittin’ at home, gettin’ paid $28 mil by Arte right now.

Ob: “can he pitch?”

anewfoundthrice
Trusted Member
8 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I like the idea of picking up Cano at league minimum but we don’t exactly have a great track record with aging stars.

Last edited 8 days ago by anewfoundthrice
MikeSalmon
Super Member
8 days ago

Yea, and the $700K (or whatever it is this year) for Cano wouldn’t be worth it. I like the team’s chemistry right now. We don’t need an over-the-hill star on this team.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
8 days ago

Would you take him for $700K if he was a Pez user? Asking for a fiend.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Cherry flavor Pez?

MikeSalmon
Super Member
8 days ago

Fizzy.

red floyd
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Depends on his dispenser

MikeSalmon
Super Member
8 days ago

Just analyzed the trajectory of the Monte Carlo thing for this game. When MNT K’d in the bottom of the 9th, it was 4-2 Nats and they had an 88.1% chance of winning. With Ohtani-san’s double to tie it, it immediately went to Angels with a 62% chance of winning. Quite the turn-around, and statistically, by definition, unlikely. With Rendon connecting on the high middle heater, and Ohtani’s speed, the Nats’s chance of winning collapsed to 0%.

Happy mother’s day to all mothers and muthuhs out there.

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