A’s 4 Angels 2
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” -Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
The Angels started this season 24-13, turning heads, shutting up naysayers, kicking ish, and taking names. They have now dropped four straight, swept by the Rangers and now a loss to the gutted, lowly A’s at home. Perhaps a middling team is what should have been expected all along. Perhaps this is a blip on an otherwise solid season. But the squad’s blemishes have been overshadowed by one strong performance after another up to this point, which makes this even tougher to swallow.
On the bump, the rookie Chase Silseth put together a nice performance, keeping hitters off balance with a whopping 23 swinging strikes and six strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings, but his shaky third time through the order couldn’t be overcome (a 2-run HR to Seth Brown proved to be the difference). The Halos bats went cold, mustering just 6 hits and striking out 13 times, and the A’s
pulled inched away.
At one point, four Angels struck out looking in a row (Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Anthony Rendon, and Jared Walsh), the dark side of plate discipline, huh? In any case, a two-run shot to Seth Brown in the 5th inning turned out to be the difference in the game.
Oh, and then Taylor Ward made a nice catch at the right-center field wall! And also injured his shoulder, so not great. Please be okay, Taylor.
Nothing much else to say. Turn the page and go get ’em tomorrow, chiefs.
Basically a must-win game. Houston is winning their game and if Angels lose they’ll fall to 2.5 back..
Thanks for jinxing it .
He will opt for the conservative treatment, wait another six months, and then have the surgery. The Angels Way.
Ward has a stinger, but may play today.
Yeah, they probably said the same thing about Pete Gray way back when. Blake will probably be out for at least a week taking up a roster spot while we’re stuck having to play more nincompoops in the outfield
Are you referring to our infielders becoming more valuable by learning the outfield on the fly
Rengifo’s got this…no worries.
Re’d for the Pete Gray ref.
I hope so. I hope they clone Rengifo so they can play two Rengifos.
Ward is out, Wade is in RF. Wade…..SMDH. Wade….
I might have mentioned somewhere that I’m not a Wade fan.
Don’t like Ikemen, huh?
Wade strikes me as the kind of guy you’d be really glad to have on your softball team….where he couldn’t run you out of innings.
Let him enjoy his celebrity status while he’s over sliding the bag in the NPB
I panicked for a second, then realize you meant Wade, not Ward. We have to do something about the names on this team as well, Perry.
He’s dead. Tay Tay is dead and I will miss him.
Sam Bachman last night, good again…4 innings, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 W, 3 Ks WHIP 0.82
It’s almost getting to the point where Maddon has to do one of those things where he brings in a kangaroo to the clubhouse, or breaks 10 bricks with his head like Bruce Lee, has Madame Le Tarot Woman read the players’ cards, etc…to “break up the tension” or whatever’s goin’ on…like..ya know?
Like walks a player with the bases loaded?
Yea, but the players have seen that already. It’s ye olde newes.
Have Penn and Teller do a bit in the clubhouse. Hire some yogi who can do some insane pose, then go into a trance where, electrodes hooked up, he has NO BRAIN WAVES he’s so deep in meditation. Hire some hologram artist who has a 17 inch Ted Williams, in his prime, stand on a locker and talk about the Art of Hitting. Have Wilfred Brimley read “Casey At The Bat.” Ya know, like that.
So thats what they call it nowadays ? A Ted Williams?
Yea, they do. My wife has one. I’m man enough to admit it.
My favorite is the bit where Ted homers in his final game, the crowd’s going nuts at Fenway, and he says eff you to all Chowdendom by not coming back out of the dugout to doff his cap. He tells it with such bile and sociopathic glee. It’s fun.
I think I would avoid the “Splendid Splinter” model though.
That model was such a bust over 400 women joined a class-action lawsuit. “Pain and unusual suffering.”
Blast21dave found where DG does his garden shopping!
The Garden Center of Eden
I really hope Perry does decide to call Adell back up (poor defense and all). I think the trade off with the poor defense is worth adding his hot bat. I say this not just because we struggled so mightily on offense last night, but especially because Ward could be sitting for a few days…
I hope Joe does not get any bright ideas and decide to plop Mayfield out in Right for a few games. In that case we get poor bat + poor defense. At least with Jo we could get a few bombs mixed in with the bad throws and missed out opportunities.
Don’t forget we have GG Lagares back with the band. Might be him if not Adell
Ah, okay. That is a good point.
That would require another 40-man move, right? Who else might we lose?
You are correct. And 3 rehab appearance
start tonight in San B. Archie Bradley, Max Stassi, and Jose Quijada
Well we could remove Luis Rengifo, Luis Rengifo or Luis Rengifo.
Actually we have one open spot right now on our 40 man but other viable candidates are: Janson Junk, Jeffrey Marte, Elvis Peguero, Austin Romine, and Kenny Rosenberg
But then we’ll be out of Rebgifos. Who will the internet try to coach up with out ol’ Luis?
Eh. Makes sense to me.
If I can I’d like to comment on the “get out of here negative troll” (not verbatim) comments that seem to get tossed around anytime people rant after a loss and never leave positive comments after a win. I’m quilty of it at times. Just know Some of us don’t handle losses very well (yes I know not healthy and we need to focus on life) BUT for me personally I love this franchise as we all do or should here, and I get a knot in my stomach whenever they lose winnable games (PTSD of the last 8yrs) so coming on here helps me vent/wine a little bit and reading the comments does make me feel better. So I apologize if my comments are annoying and they’re not welcome, but just know some of us do get carried away with rants/complaints but it doesn’t make us trolls or lesser fans of this team. Ok cool I’m done. go Angels!
We will always have ‘Doomers Delight’ here….we do have trAditions.
Besides once the Monkeypox Virus get’s a foothold in this state they’ll cancel the season and none of us will need to go through this pain.
#long live the Angels2022
Whoa, whoa, whoa there. That’s “Ralley Monkey Pox”, friend. And don’t you fergit it.
The infamous ‘Ward Catch’ is symbolic of the Angels deepest and most heart felt trAditions.
Looking good, tracking well, nice route, got this…………BOOM….HELLO WALL.
Ouch. That is apt, and painful.
When Torii did that, the wall went on the 15 day DL.
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Of course the end is near silly!!!
Hitchcock & Tippi Hedren agree 😍
All we’ve seen the last few days of regressing to the mean is what’s obvious, this is a lineup lacking depth, so if any of the top guys goes cold or gets injured, the run production dies. We are not going to get $37 million of value out of Rendon. The SP lacks a true ace, although there does seem to be more depth at the middle and bottom. I love Shohei but he doesn’t quite fill that role of ace. The RP is unreliable, the “fix” didn’t quite work. At the end of the day, imagine if we had Trevor Story at 2B/SS instead of Rengifo. That one I will lay at Moreno’s door. I said going in we’re a .500 team. I know some here say we will win 100 plus. I still think my prediction is closer to what we are. Montas for Adell might be a good place to start a quick fix but I don’t think Oakland is doing that and who knows where we are with Ward. We may need Adell going forward.
Loup is the only reliable reliever and Herget has been a pleasant surprise. I think we’ll win 80-85 games.
I did not see the Ward injury happen as I turned away from the game in the late innings and only followed Gameday sporadically…. Did he bang his head/neck on the wall catching a fly ball? Was it a bad impact?
Yes and yes.
The Sun will come out tomorrow
The river is supposed to turn into blood, heck this California, we don’t even have water anymore!!
Get Jerry on it – he will be able to trade for some H two Oh. 😎👍
Well then at least the river can’t catch on fire then.
It would be funny if wasn’t true…..at least we ain’t Cleveland I guess….
Sam Wyche would be happy about that too.
Ha ha, good job Cowboy.
You remembered !
I referenced this song about a month ago after the subject of “Sail Away” album came up.
Well, that sucked. Is the season over? Probably not. Just gotta struggle through it till we win some games.
I still think PTP will trade for some pitching if there’s a solid trade to be had and the team still looks good after June. I know some of the more tender souls on the site probably won’t survive the G forces, but as long as Houston doesn’t gallop too far ahead and the team get’s through June and is still at .500 I’ll be happy and consider the team tried by fire and ready to push for at least a contending season.
I like chicken tenders
Jo (Sunk Cost Fallacy) Adell hasn’t quite developed into the next Willy Mays.
BTW Ward, Walsh, and Fletcher………Thanks Jedi. Meanwhile no thanks to THE OLIGARCH for vetoing the Stripling Pederson trade last year………UNBELIEVABLE!!!
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Like most trolls You must live under a bridge somewhere. the Stripling-Pederson /Rengifo trade was actually vetoed over 2 years ago. Since then Stripling has had a 5.06 ERA a 86 ERA+ and 5.27 FIP ( That means that he sucks) and Pederson would have been a 1 year rental but in that one year he hit whopping .190)
So despite the addition by subtraction of ridding ourselves of Rengifo, You are right and I apologize for not doing this sooner. THANK YOU Arte for vetoing that trade.
Added bonus with Rengifo still around serving as our whipping boy, it will make the ‘Plumbers’ eventual arrival and playoff bound dominance most glorious.
Plumber minus Rengifo = problems solved
I just had an “A ha” experience and realized why Cowboy26 has such a strong distaste for Rengifo — it is because his presence is blocking his favorite young, aspiring Angel, The Plumber himself !
Its time for the plumber to finally make his house call and help stop this leak
Agree. Now more than ever we need his expert plumbing services !
“Sunk Cost” and Adell? I do not think those words mean what you think they mean….
Rengifo is like that bad-luck idol that Peter Brady found in Hawaii and kept wearing around his neck.
I like the way you guys wiggle and dance when he plays.
You know, At first I thought you were joking about Little Luis but then I decided to do some research…..
The last 2 seasons the Angels are only 26-38 in games Rengifo plays in but have a record of 75-64 if he rides the pine or is riding the Great Salt Train.
So Maybe it’s time to help him contact the Venezuelan Magistrate in Caracus so he can finally straighten out those pesky personal matters?
Did not know this. I do think those 64 games are a large enough sample to say his presence might not be needed any longer.
Had Iglesias not blown 1 or 2 games we’d be okay, but that’s not what happened. Halos bottom of the order needs to pick up. Ohtani needs to be more selective.
The strikeouts were already getting to be too much, but K after K after K after K looking? Really a drag.
When Ohtani isn’t hitting, it always looks like he takes his eye off the ball a split second too soon…which is probably wrong. Dude won the MVP, hit 46 HRs last year. He knows what he’s doing.
I missed any report from the Angels on Ward. Is it really his shoulder? Because I watched that play over and over and the way his head snapped back, I hope he’s not concussed.
These are the times that try to fans’ patience/optimism/souls. So they’ve lost 4 straight to bad teams. I can easily seen them winning 9 straight at one point. Maybe 12. I’m not traditionally religious, but keep the faith, guys. We’re gonna be in this. We’ll be playing in Oct. I feel fairly certain of this.
Yah. Even BAD teams win 60 games and they’re not all against other 100 loss teams.
In positive news:
The loveable losers are back!!..
There it is again, that funny feeling.
Is this? The End?
We might win another game this year, maybe two. Heck, we might win some games. We WILL! we will win some games.