Angels outlast A’s in 4-1 win

The Angels end their series in Oakland in the sun, again. It was the A Team this time, which was a relief as the A’s sent out their best as well. With their ace of the mound, Oakland had a real shot at tying this series at 2 a piece.

For the Angels’ side of the pitching duel, Patrick Sandoval was on the bump. He went 6 and a third innings, giving up 1 run on 4 hits, striking out 4 and walking 4. Sandy didn’t have his best stuff, yet got a quality start.

Sandy man can

With the A Team out there on offense, things looked to be in good hands. Looked, that is. It wasn’t exactly an offensive explosion at the plate today. In fact, the A Team lineup struck out a ton and looked rather inept for the most part. Ohtani had himself a day, however, hitting a home run and being intentionally walked.

Highlighted Recap

Shohei Ohtani hit home run 101 in the first after a Trout single. 2-0 quick.

BIG FLY OHTANI-SAN!

Patrick Sandoval was not sharp on the day, getting into trouble inning after inning. He gave up a run in the 3rd, losing half his lead. 2-1 Angels after 3.

There wasn’t much action after that, until the top of the 7th when a couple of foul balls off the home plate umpire forced him to leave due to concussion protocol.

Ow

Angels finally scored again in the 8th, with a Rendon single up the middle, scoring Ward.

3-1 Angels

Velazquez added a 4th run in the 9th, doubling in Marsh.

4-1 Angels!

Jimmy Herget pitched after Sandoval and had a 2 and 2/3 inning save. Impressive for a man with glasses.

Angels win 4-1!

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halofansince1978
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2 years ago

I just tuned in..is Thor injured or just an off night?

halofansince1978
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2 years ago

OOPS…wrong thread!!

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
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fishfarm
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Kinsler??

Twebur
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2 years ago

Even the moon is lit Angel red tonight LTBU.
Michelle Tafoya is probably pissed.

Brent
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2 years ago

Peeked at the Astros schedule… holy cow do they have it easy through the next 5 weeks.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Well, we do also play Texas and Oakland almost exclusively for the next two weeks.

The challenge for us should be June. If you have not looked at our June schedule you probably should. If we are not at the top of our game that month could really sink us.

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

“With all due respect Jack, “I believe this is going to be our finest hour.”

https://youtu.be/sngs6wj8tEY

Designerguy
Super Member
2 years ago

I suffer from this same thing. Life as an international sex symbol isn’t for those with a weak constitution.

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  Designerguy

It’s the lack of pants.

Twebur
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2 years ago

That’s great, now he’ll run faster and slide farther off the bag in his stolen base attempts, trying to look sexy.

What is Trout’s nickname? Mr. Debu.

Twebur
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2 years ago

We have no choice, another nickname ’Ikemen’…Ikemen better start hitting a little more often or maybe we should ship him off to Japan.

FungoAle
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2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

His only saving grace is that he is on the better side of the platoon

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago

The Angels have had 5 road series so far on the season. They have not lost one yet, taking series from Texas, Houston, Boston and now Oakland. They split in Chicago.

That is pretty impressive to start the year and good for an overall road record of 12-6.

If they can continue to do anything close to that we should be in good shape.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

Albert Pujols is pitching

🚨 🚨

tanana40
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

ERA is currently 54.00

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  tanana40

Both dugouts thoroughly enjoyed that though lol

Designerguy
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

I love Longoria’s reaction after getting a hit off Pujols

https://twitter.com/JomboyMedia/status/1526028441715367948

bradllee424
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2 years ago

Could comeback after that tough loss in the first game of the doubleheader. I will take 3 out of 4 any day.

Guest
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2 years ago

A sweep would have been nice but 3 out of 4 isn’t bad..

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
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Cuda Shuda Wuda.

Guest
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

At least you’ll be able to give your roommates 3 lap dances instead of 4. Not quite what you were hoping for but all in all not so bad, cowboy..

fishfarm
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2 years ago
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Well aren’t you a ray of sunshine

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Wait. Cowboy26 gives lap dances? Do I have to be his roommate or do you think he’d just give me one cause I’m awesome instead of being a sad overcooked poop smudge on a white wall all the time?

He may not be the beautiful woman I dream of, but I bet he has strong haunches.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago

Nah, you’re way better off sticking with Angela . She’s much more affordable. Since Cuda440 demanded a sweep he can have sloppy fourths.

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Angela’s not a bad girl, she’s just friendly.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Spludder spludder walrusnoise! Worst best team evah! There is no way a team with Velasquez in the line up every day can win 24 games. It’s unpossible. We gave up as many walks as strike outs because our pigeons are turribel! 14 LOB! This FO is an atrocity! We could have had Christin Stewart, Nolan Watson OR Kyle Holder instead of Taylor Ward. Hell, we totally missed out on Josh Sborz! Farhan Zaidi would have been all over those Sporz! Just another Oligarch Sunday! Poopy Soufflé. Oil of Oley Emoji emoji Bob Nutting will not play!

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Real Baseball Walrus

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

Nature is so majestic.

Twebur
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2 years ago

Thought it was one of Trout’s head first diving catches..

Cowboy26
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2 years ago

Another CERA spectacular from Eli Jr today

red floyd
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2 years ago

This is why I wasn’t on the game thread…

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Designerguy
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Congratulations! Going forward, should we address you as Red Floyd, Esq?

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  Designerguy

Nope. Wasn’t bar track, won’t be an attorney!

WallyChuckChili
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2 years ago
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steelgolf
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Congratulations !!!!

MikeSalmon
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Congrats, Red! You’re now some sorta illustrious barrister. No doubt one working on the side of social justice. Mega-props!

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Ayyyyy! Congrats!

Designerguy
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Can you help innocent people who have been charged under the ridiculous and oppressive public decency laws? Asking for a friend…

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  red floyd

They made you an Avenger?

tanana40
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Spectacular!!!

LanaBanana
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

CONGRATULATIONS,!

red floyd
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2 years ago

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steelgolf
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2 years ago

6 1/3 innings from a starting Angels pitcher!!! Well done Sandoval.

MikeSalmon
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2 years ago

Man: the Reds are epically bad and snake-bit: SP Hunter Greene (sky-high ERA) goes into the 8th against the Pirates with a no-hitter. He walks the first 2 guys, gets pulled with 118 pitches. Art Warren walks the first guy: bases loaded in a 0-0 game. A grounder gets a run in, then Warren retires everyone else. Reds lose 1-0 despite no-hitting the Pirates. They’re 9-26 now…and they had been playing “good” recently!

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

As I recall, the Halos no-hit the Doyers and lost.

WTY and Arredondo, 6/28/2008.

Last edited 2 years ago by red floyd
MikeSalmon
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

You’re right, by gawd. That was the last time a no-hitter was thrown by a losing team. It’s happened 4 other times in MLB history.

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I was also at Mark Gardner’s no-hitter through 9 that was lost in extra innings.

MikeSalmon
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

I was at that game too! My very hip aunt worked in the movies. There was a “party box” bought by the producer of a film that would come out, called “Boyz In The Hood.” They partied; I watched the game. Feels like 3 lifetimes ago. I think I only went back the Doyer Stadium for games maybe 10 times after that. Then Rupert Murdoch bought the team.

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Back then, the Doyer fans were classy. They gave Gardner a standing O after 9.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MikeSalmon

Still waiting for a Nick Krall headshot from TootyToo since the season started.

To be fair, I actually think Krall does a pretty good job under ACTUAL tough circumstances. But Tooty used to push him as a top “not Angel”… seems to not be happening now.

DowningDude
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2 years ago

Went back thru bbref … this is the first time the Angels are 11 over 500 since July 28, 2015.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Thanks! I was wondering.

MikeSalmon
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2 years ago

We haven’t lost a series since April 22-24th vs. Balt.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MikeSalmon

We haven’t lost a series since I declared them WorstBestTeamEvah.

True? Yes. Superstition? Totally. Gonna stop doing it? Nope. I kind of have to stick with it now or it could be my fault we don’t win the World series and Super Bowl this year. Besides, the hard part is wearing the same underwear since that Chicago series.

LanaBanana
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2 years ago

I think we’re a shoo in for the Super Bowl

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Don’t stop now !

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

noted

GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

Our defense comes through again, does not show up in the box score, but we HAVE THE DEFENSE. Herget was on today and he got his first save and he was cool as a cucumber pitching today. Marsh had a 2-strike hit, has had issues with that this season. A pattern has happened with him as the A’s grooved the first pitch for a strike then have him chase a off speed pitch. On Shohei’s HR he kept his head in the whole swing, that’s a change.

Rendon, as we all can agree is coming back from batting under .200. He is driving in runs now. Squid is bring his average up too while surprising us with not just defense. Walsh is steady.

Ward is from a whole different galaxy. He may even be A-I.

One downside is popping up, we are striking out too much. This team is looking for the HR maybe as opposed to making contact.

We just need to take one series after another and we will start moving up the standings, not just in the West, but in the American League. GO HALOS!

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

Ward is going through a spell like Ohtani’s 2021 June. It’s wonderful!

fishfarm
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2 years ago

Angels strike out more than me at Applebee’s happy hour.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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I say don’t change our approach. Both at the plate and at Applebees. Things are working the way they should. I’d address the issue when there’s a longer offensive drought or a pregnant 37 year old hair stylist threatening us.

fishfarm
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2 years ago

I may adjust my eye levels next go around.

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  fishfarm

Also, you should stay within your mechanics.

fishfarm
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Trust my stuff.

I got this.

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  fishfarm

Fletch swings above his head…why not you?

fishfarm
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2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Don’t want to throw out my hip.

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  fishfarm

I hear that chick dig hip surgery scars.

El_Duderino
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2 years ago

I’m with you on your Taylor Ward theory. What we are seeing must be Cyborg-AI Taylor Ward. This is not actual Taylor Ward.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  El_Duderino

The whole thing is creepy. His swing looks really good. Taylor Ward. Swing. Good. On top of that he looks like he’s been pushing a 250 OPS+ his whole life and he’s bored with it.

Body snatchers totally got him.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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We should probably just call him The Borg or Body Snatcher or something.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Yeah, good call. It’s the whole Tim Duncan (also a known Cyborg) personality of, “Did I just win the championship, win the lotto, or did my grandma just die?”

Only a borg/body snatcher explains this.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago

There is only one team ahead of us in the standings (MFY) – but sure, movin’ on up!

red floyd
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2 years ago

To the East side?

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

To a deluxe apartment in the sky.

LanaBanana
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2 years ago

I hope the Red Sox figure out how to get hot tomorrow!

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

blasphemy!

LanaBanana
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Ya gotta do what ya gotta do 🤷🏼‍♀️

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Are they playing the Cheatstros?

LanaBanana
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Yep

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

You mean the Boston Ikemen?

h27kim
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2 years ago

Granted, A’s lineup isn’t much, but good to great pitching throughout (exc the 9th inning of game 1 yesterday). Great sight.

MikeSalmon
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2 years ago
Reply to  h27kim

The early game yesterday was a buttercup all-timer: 2 quick outs, Laureano fights off a few, then doubles. I’m thinking: the only real weakness I’ve seen over the last 2 years is when Iggy has one out to go. But we’ll be cool Still 3-1, w/2 outs.

Then, unforgivably, he walks the next guy. Jeez. Was it 2 strikes on Barrera before he hits the walk-off? Damn! Soooo close to a 4-game sweep.

Hope MNT and Walshie start raking again in TEX. Because: man! our pitching has been amazing. For today’s game I was watching the A’s feed. Dallas Braden noticed early on Sandy didn’t have his vaunted change, and he adjusted. Like an 8-year vet.

Last edited 2 years ago by MikeSalmon
PedroCerrano
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2 years ago

Huge contribution from Herget as well. That should help our pen to be ready for Texas.

tommyshalo
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2 years ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

A 2 inning and a third save is just what we needed. Ortega and Herget are being solid with their multiple inning tasks.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  tommyshalo

And Barria