Angels Blow Out Rays 11-3

Tonight’s game started out with Noah Syndergaard facing opener, Jeffrey Springs. There was an uneventful first inning in which nobody scored. There were lots of strikeouts. In the second inning a couple of Rays got on base and executed a successful double steal to have men on second and third with not outs. It looked like they might be planning to run wild on Noah Syndergaard. Thor got the next three guys out without allowing a run, though. The Angels came up in the bottom of the second and also did nothing.

Syndergaard did get through the third inning without giving up a run, although it was touch and go because of a Wander Franco double. The bottom third of the Angels lineup came up and went three up, three down.

In the fourth inning Noah Syndergaard continued getting guys out by using a lot of pitches until Randy Arozarena came up for his second time and hit a solo homer to right center field. Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani both singled in the bottom half of the fourth inning. There was one out because Brandon Marsh had grounded out. Anthony Rendon lined out for the second out. Jared Walsh got one right down the heart of the plate and homered to score three. That was it because Jack Mayfield grounded out to Ji-Man Choi.

The fifth inning came around with Syndergaard still on the mound, having only thrown about 71 pitches. Mike Zunino singled. Wander Franco contributed a one out single. Ji-Man Choi came up with two on and two out. fortunately he grounded out to second. The bottom part of the Angels order once again went three up, three down. Still 3-1 Angels.

Manuel Margot singled to lead off the sixth inning. Thor now had thrown 91 pitches. Margot stole his second base of the evening and was replaced by pinch runner Taylor Walls. Ryan Tepera came out to face Randy Arozarena who struck out. Brett Phillips was out on a fly ball to Jack Mayfield. Brandon Marsh singled to bring up Mike Trout with one on and no outs. Trout homered to make it 5-1.

Shohei Ohtani homered on the first pitch he saw to make it 6-1 Angels.

Anthony Rendon walked on five pitches to bring up Brandon Marsh with one on and no outs. He struck out. Oh well. Jack Mayfield grounded out and Tyler Wade hit a fly ball out to Brett Phillips. 6-1 Angels.

Aaron Whitefield came in to replace Jack Mayfield in right field for the seventh inning. Ryan Tepera struck out Mike Zunino and Brandon Lowe before giving up a single to Wander Franco and walking Yandy Diaz on four pitches. It was time for Aaron Loup. Harold Ramirez pinch hit for Ji-Man Choi and he singled to make it 6-2. Taylor Walls reached on a fielders choice and, together with a Tyler Wade error, this resulted in another Tampa Bay run. 6-3 Angels. Thankfully, pinch hitter Fransisco Mejia made the third out to end the Rays scoring threat. Chad Wallach singled and Andrew Velasquez reached on a four pitch walk(!!!) Brandon Marsh reached on a deflected single to load the bases. Calvin Faucher walked Mike Trout on another four pitches to drive in a run. 7-3 Angels and no outs. Shohei Ohtani hit a grand slam to make it 11-3 Angels and there were still no outs at this point.

Anthony Rendon and Jared Walsh both hit fly ball outs to center fielder Brett Phillips. Aaron Whitefield struck out in his first at bat as an Angel.

Jimmy Herget came in to pitch the eighth inning. the Rays went three up, three down with a couple of strikeouts. The bottom third of the Angels lineup came up once again. The Rays finally replaced Calvin Faucher with Matt Wisler. It didn’t matter to Tyler Wade who took the opportunity to hit a ground rule double. After Chad Wallach grounded out, Andrew Velasquez doubled to center and the Angels had men on second and third with one out. Matt Wisler got a reprieve of sorts. Brandon Marsh popped out to third and the Angels brought in Luis Rengifo to pinch hit for Mike Trout. Rengifo also popped out to third. 11-3 Angels.

Kyle Barraclough came in to pitch the ninth inning. Brandon Lowe doubled to right field. Wander Franco and Yandy Diaz both made quick outs to bring up Harold Ramirez. He lined out to Andrew Velasquez to end the ball game. Angels Won it 11-3.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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losangel
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6 days ago

I could get used to this winning thing.

tanana40
Trusted Member
6 days ago

That was a lot of fun!

Angels22
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6 days ago

Go Angels!!

tommyshalo
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FungoAle
Super Member
6 days ago

Trout is locked in. Good luck baseball opponents.

Mia
Legend
Mia
6 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

And Ohtani is heating up.

League f*cked

cookmeister
Member
6 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

eh, i wouldn’t go that far. he was locked in for 1 at bat. he’s still swinging and missing quite a bit the last 3-4 games

Cowboy26
Super Member
6 days ago

And for another Halo renaissance statistical fun fact for this year:

During Grandpa Pujols reign of terror the Angels were 197-209 against LH starters. But since his release our record is an impressive 37-23 against starting southpaws.

I sure don’t miss him one bit.

Mikeal1st
Member
6 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

HoF’er but not with the Angels at all.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
6 days ago

Calvin Faucher, from Chula Vista and CS Fullerton, gets called up by the Rays and ends up pitching in Anaheim. How did it go, Calvin? Was it everything you always dreamed it would be? Bwhahahahahaha(cough)hahabwhabwhaha!

cookmeister
Member
6 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Faucher went to UCI, fwiw

BruinsAngelsKings
Trusted Member
6 days ago

Such a great time at the game tonight! Barely had time to celebrate Trouts HR and then Shohei hit his bomb! LTBU!

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
6 days ago

Also, Thor extension

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
6 days ago

Sho-Slam!

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smithy610
Member
6 days ago

I know it’s still early in the season, but it’s so much better watching Angels baseball in April and May and not be miserable!

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
6 days ago

Are we all having fun yet?

MarineLayer
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6 days ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

Yes!

red floyd
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6 days ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

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GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
6 days ago

Have I not said from Opening Day (Actually prior to that) that this team was special and that the playoffs was where we were headed? There was something special taking place during the short Spring Training. This is a very special team. Each day someone post that they are becoming a believer. Jump on board.

benjiface
Trusted Member
6 days ago

Grandpa- don’t strain your old body by patting yourself on the back

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

The Angels are the best worst best team evah! Obviously the Rays are crap. Anytime this horrible team of scraps beats a team it only shows that that team is overrated. If we aren’t careful we may show how lots and lots of teams are crap cause the Angels are crap who beat the crap out of crap.

WallyChuckChili
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Twebur
Super Member
6 days ago

Beating the crap out of them with shit kickers and a White Cowboy Hat!

Fansince1971
Super Member
7 days ago

That was soooooo fun!!

El_Duderino
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6 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Fun indeed!

JackFrost
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6 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Yep. And the haters like 2002heaven and cuda cannot say that we beat up on a bad team.

The Rays are certainly not a bad team. In fact they are one of the better pitching teams in MLB (they are 6th overall in WHIP) and we hung 11 on them. Even I was surprised by that offensive explosion.

The 2022 Angels are no joke.

Last edited 6 days ago by JackFrost
LanaBanana
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6 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Did not see 2002 or Cuda. I hope they are okay.

red floyd
Super Member
7 days ago

OK, I haven’t seen the post game before… who are the post-game broadcasters?

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Kent French, Langer, Gubi.

Mia
Legend
Mia
6 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Kinda surprised you asked this, tbh.

red floyd
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Well, Gubi hadn’t shown up. And was Patrick on the post-game in past seasons? So I had no clue.

Cowboy26
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Oh and Red: The guy on the video shown below is not a regular on Angels TV broadcasts. At least not yet

Mia
Legend
Mia
6 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Kent French has been there forever now, but fair enough.

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
7 days ago

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Mikeal1st
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6 days ago
Reply to  TheCheetah

Hire this man as a mascot!

halofansince1978
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6 days ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

Erstad wore #27 during the periwinkle uniform era.

I cant quite make out the name on the uniform back.

Twebur
Super Member
6 days ago

He’s made it on the post game set for an interview! Classic!

Last edited 6 days ago by Twebur
WallyChuckChili
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Signed Trout bat and invitation to batting practice.

Probably a spot on Angels Weekly

Twebur
Super Member
6 days ago

With our outfield defense, maybe a roster spot.

Cowboy26
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

But can he pitch?

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Can hit and play Short?

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
6 days ago

Hit or play Short. They’re not allowed to do both.

red floyd
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

Unless you’re OC.

Cowboy26
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Orlando Cabrera? Thats debatable. I think I would have rather kept the Ecksman

red floyd
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

OC may not have had the most talent at SS, but he played the most INTELLIGENT SS I’ve ever seen. Lots of baseball smarts.

Twebur
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

with this team having 9 middle infielders on its roster, we can keep both.

Rev Halofan
Editor
Trusted Member
6 days ago

Adell is in Salt Lake because he cannot make that catch.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
6 days ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

You’re not wrong.

Mikeal1st
Member
6 days ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

HAH!

FungoAle
Super Member
6 days ago

With the god awful periwinkle uniform and still makes the grab. That guy next to him did not even move a muscle.

red floyd
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I thought it bounced, and he picked it up off the ground.

red floyd
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Oh, never mind. He’s picking up the cowboy hat.

JackFrost
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Agree about the periwinkle unis. I never liked those things. The red/white look we have now is beautiful. The change was lucky as well ; first year in new unis we won it all !

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
7 days ago

The Win Train Engine is getting fired up.

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
7 days ago

Something special about this team. It’s not just a hot start.

Mia
Legend
Mia
7 days ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Feeling the same!

Twebur
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

ToD

red floyd
Super Member
7 days ago

I’m really liking Herget.

Mia
Legend
Mia
7 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

No Hergrets yet

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
7 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Junkman

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
6 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

He’s got moxie.

red floyd
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6 days ago
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