Angels’ B Team almost beats the A’s but the Angels A-Team blows it

The Angels play 2 today, the first one at 1pm this early afternoon. As a day game after a night game, Maddon-omics dictate that the best players must take the first game off. Ohtani didn’t, of course, because he insists so much, but no Trout, or Ward, or Rendon in the sun today.

That’s not good for Jhonathan Diaz, who was called up to pitch the game, making it known to everyone that the Angels will refuse to allow any of their starting pitchers to pitch twice in a week. He went 4 and 2/3 innings, giving up no runs and 1 hit(that should have been caught), striking out 4 and walking 4.

The B Team offense still managed to score, somehow. Sure, the A’s aren’t good this year, but the pitchers are STILL MLB arms. They did get assists in the 8th by the A-Team, and like said team, came in clutch to seal the win.

Highlighted Recap

The Angels struck first, getting a run in the first thanks to an Ohtani grounder that scored Marsh.

1-0

Diaz looked good right away, but part of that was due to his defense.

WOW

While Diaz didn’t make it to 5 innings, he kept the A’s off the board and turned it over to the bullpen to get 13 outs. The Angels offense, meanwhile, was also finding out difficult to get anything together, making it a tense pitching duel.

4k for Diaz

Things finally broke in the 7th, as the A’s had actual hits against Angels pitching, scoring a run and tying it up at 1.

With a tied game, Maddon used his big guns, having Trout pinch hit! Well, pinch IBB, but also Rendon pinch hit,nand actually hit! Driving in another run!

2-1 Angels!

Velazquez then hit in another run, kinda, as Trout submit clutched but made it home anyway.

3-1 Angels!

The bullpen held the lead and gave it to D-Cell. With two outs in the 9th things got scary, as a double and a walk put two on.

Aaand D-Cell blew the game, giving up a 3 run home run, losing the game.

Angels are now going to take a break and will be back out there for another game! Hopefully it goes better this time.

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admkir
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4 months ago

My only issue was after using Trout and Rendon why did he have Romine sacrifice if he wasn’t going to pinch hit Ward for Whitefield

2002heaven
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4 months ago

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Where is he BTW? Wasn’t he supposed to be a catcher?
Hey, I was supposed to own a Aerospace Company and electric car company, but other stuff happened however!

Last edited 4 months ago by 2002heaven
Cowboy26
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4 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Any reason why you didn’t post the same caption with a picture of Taylor Ward? You’re such a dipshit.

2002heaven
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4 months ago

We should sweep this team……..come on dammit!
No more Matt Olson, Matt Chapman, Liam Kendricks, Mark Canha, Marcus Semien (5th rd BTW……just sayin outta of UC Berkeley). No more Ric Wilson locating future guys that work at the Home Depot Garden Center advising me about what kind of potting mix to buy.

Halo71
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4 months ago

Tepera and Loup need to get some save opportunities as well

matthiasstephan
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4 months ago
Reply to  Halo71

Not to worry, Loup got a blown save in the game too.

tanana40
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4 months ago

Houston currently losing 9-3 to the Nationals.

Guest
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4 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

It’s bound to happen. Even great teams are going to lose a few..

tanana40
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4 months ago
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Like happened to the Angels today!

Guest
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4 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

Except that the Angels are not a great team. They’re good but not great.
Leaving 11 runners stranded on base and allowing 7 walks is not a great team..

Last edited 4 months ago by cuda440
Halo71
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4 months ago
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That loss is all on Iglesias

Cowboy26
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4 months ago
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Hey Cuda get something right for once?. God this is so easy its embarrassing. The Angels rank 6th out the entire MLB ( thats 30 teams Bub) in the LEAST amount of runners left on base through today. that means that 24 other teams on average this year leave more runners on base. Here’s the list:

https://www.teamrankings.com/mlb/stat/team-left-on-base-per-game

Look how bad the “great” teams like the Doyers Actors & Skanks are in LOBsters compared to us.

Oh this is so much fun. I cant wait to see what you’re going to be wrong about tomorrow.

angelsown3417
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4 months ago
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Yeah you would use that excuse for any team but the Angels

WallyChuckChili
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4 months ago

Duffy reinstated and Wantz back up.

Fields gone

Mayfield sent down and Whitefield DFA’d

tanana40
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4 months ago

Poor Whitefield could not get a hit but made a nice play in CF. My guess is that he will just go back down to the minors and will be back.

fishfarm
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4 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

You could say he will go back down under.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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That’s it. Why watch any more games? The Angels are obviously trash. Fire everyone but Trout and Ohtani. Make them come live at my house and be my friends.

angelsown3417
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4 months ago

Shoot, Gramps wanted to throw some shade on Trout because he didn’t man up and start.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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I will throw shade on Gramps AND Trout AND Ward and Pete Alonso and all of their Grandpas because I am a real baseball person who takes every game super serious AND I know guys in the buildings and ground department and can get a good deal on patio umbrellas! YARRRR!

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4 months ago

How many runners will the Angels leave stranded on base that they wish would have been runs??? Angels have been notorious for doing that and it’s already been 11 RISP after the first game of the series..

Angels are a good team. Truly great teams don’t have that same problem…

matthiasstephan
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4 months ago
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Is there any number of players left on base that one wouldn’t wish would be runs?

Based on this criteria – name any ‘truly great team’ of any era. Just one.

WallyChuckChili
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4 months ago

Iggy Sucks!

Hopefully we see D-Cell again soon.

Halo71
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4 months ago

Pitching mop up

Chap24
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4 months ago

The fact that Joe has the nerve to comtinue to trot out a B team after these last 7 years of suckage is the only thing that baffles. Losses like this to terrible teams happen to everyone.

matthiasstephan
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4 months ago
Reply to  Chap24

The ‘B team’ wasn’t the problem. Every team ends up with a blown save ending in a loss somewhere in 162 games – today was ours.

2002heaven
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4 months ago

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Not a good team……..15-20.
No Liam Kendricks, Marcus Semien, Matt Olson, Matt Chapman, Sean Manea, Chris Bassitt, or Mark Canha.

Last edited 4 months ago by 2002heaven
angelsown3417
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4 months ago
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Don’t fall for it people

WallyChuckChili
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4 months ago
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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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herpes.

nishiogawakun
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4 months ago

Let’s have one of those 12 run games tonight please! That’d be nice!

nishiogawakun
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4 months ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

To clarify, I would like us to be the ones scoring 12 runs.

WallyChuckChili
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4 months ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

I was thinking a 7-5 game and wondering which team wins

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4 months ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

How many runners will the Angels leave stranded on base that they wish would have been runs??? Angels have been notorious for doing that and it’s already been 11 RISP after the first game of the series..

Last edited 4 months ago by cuda440
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Herr deeee durrr dooo same say thing durrr deez times?

Halo71
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4 months ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

At least Iglesias won’t be pitching

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
4 months ago

Took a look at AthleticsNation and they said, “Angels Fans are loyal. There’s no meltdown on HalosHeaven.”

DowningDude
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4 months ago

 😂 

2002heaven
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4 months ago
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Whut about Halo’s Hangout?
 😆  😆  😆  😆 ………Hey, don’t laff, because I’m still a member.

Halo71
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4 months ago

Sucks when your closer has an ERA over 4 and is prone to giving up home runs

Angels2020Champs
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4 months ago

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AllenB
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4 months ago

Seattle, Detroit, Minnesota and Washington. The teams Houston has beat during their streak. TEAMS THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BEAT!!

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4 months ago
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The same teams the Angels couldn’t sweep. Which would be nice if the Angels hope to dethrone Houston in the AL West………..

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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What does chapped dick skin feel like?

Guest
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4 months ago

Angels pitching… 7 walks allowed. Bad.

Angels offense… 11 Runners left on base. Bad.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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4 months ago
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I’m granting them a Mulligan.

JoseGuillenburneraccount
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NASTY loss. Hope they lose game 2 for being pendejos

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Last edited 4 months ago by DowningDude
angelsown3417
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4 months ago

You are an absolute disgrace of a fan. Unreal.

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Senator_John_Blutarsky
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4 months ago
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Good times.

IvanX
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I’ll never forget that. Probably single most ignoble moment in franchise history. Or at least that I can think of.