The Angels face the Rangers again. While this normally would be a happy occasion, the Angels got swept last time these two teams met. In this short two game series, any loss is unacceptable.
Noah Syndergaard faced the Rangers yet again. This time, it went much better. He went 8 innings, giving up only 1 run on 4 hits, striking out 5, while walking none, all on 93 pitches. Thor had his power back, and it was refreshing to see.
A Chargers WR gave the team mojo as right after he appeared on camera, the offense exploded.
Walsh and Marsh had themselves a day, both being the highlights of the offense and defense.
Things were mostly quiet to start with, a pitching duel unlike last time.
That changed in the 4th. Brandon Marsh showcased why he should be in CF instead, making a great catch!
Angels scored a lot in the 4th, starting with Luis Rengifo who drove in the first run with a groundout.
Another run scored on an error, making it 2-0.
Then a 3rd run came in on a perfect bunt by Wade, small ball ruling the inning.
A sac fly scored the 4th run of the inning! Good on you Squid!
Walsh added on in the 5th, hitting a solo shot above the line. 5-0 Angels.
Defense was great this game for the Angels, with even Thor holding his own.
Jonah Heim continued to be a pain though, getting one off of Thor, ruining the shutout in the 8th. 5-1 Angels.
Aaron Loup closed out the game as it was a non save situation. Marsh made another great catch for the second out.
Loup did give up a solo shot right after, however. It was now 5-2.
A walk meant no more funny business, D-Cell was in for the save. Tyler Wade almost made a great catch to end the game but it bounced right out of his glove when he made contact with the ground. A run scored, 5-3 Angels, uh oh…
Jonah Heim was now up again, the player on the rangers who has single handedly ruined every game so far against the Angels. this time, however, he struck out.
Angels win 5-3!
I think I need a captain caveman jersey.
Sorry Shufflebot was late. I am in a different
timezone. Great win!!
Loved the rebound and domination by Thor, exactly what we wanted. Also, glad to have Stassi back! Can’t wait to Fletch gets back too!
Good win. Not to be a Debbie downer, but being realistic, I was hoping Loup would finish the 9th. The Angels BP has allowed too many home runs all year ( one of the worst). I think once that improves I’ll have more confidence in them. When Fletch gets back to 2nd and with Stassi back the defense should be upper tier. That will give me more confidence in close games. They said it all game with Thor – keeping the ball down. Sweep tomorrow. LFG!
Things are getting spicy at the Anaheim City Hall
I mean, Arte could have nothing to do at all with Skaggs death, nothing to do with a drug dealer in upper management, nothing to do with the league sticky stuff distributor extraordinaire, and nothing to do with dirty dealing for the stadium deal….but man, that sure is a lot of bad looks.
I have said I assumed the Angels had to bribe some people, but it occurred to me that I need to see how vehemently Arte fights Anaheim. I don’t think he’ll go to the mats if it’s as simple as “Arte paid the mayor an Angels duffle full of money.” He’d just be putting his chin out at that point. So maybe he didn’t do any bribes? But if not him, who would be bribing for what? He is the only Qui that I can think Bonos.
I really do think this gets all the folks who want a new owner a little closer though. He’s got to be more open to the idea at this point/age. Then we can get an enthusiastic tech billionaire to buy us and we’ll be awesome just like the Trail Blazers after Paul Allen bought them…. and we move to Monterey, Mexico…. or Granada Hills. Downey? Montebello?
At this point I assume no new/rebuilt stadium as planned, period. More concerned about how ugly it gets in court. Until I hear that Arte isn’t tied to this deal and will be either heavily fined or forced to sell, I’ll assume the worst. And I’m sure we’ll start getting news right before the trade deadline and he’s not going to add payroll because of impending legal costs. I’m sure the FBI and those investigating this shit have a hard on for the mayor and other public officials involved, that doesn’t mean Moreno didn’t do illegal shit too.
Baseball in that stadium for another 7 or 8 more years, I won’t complain. Maybe we’ll win a few WS Rings in that time and they’ll be forced to love Arte. After all that, hope they just stay in SoCal.
Does Arte have a sister ? And where would she dock his super yacht?
Long Beach Angels of Nashville de San Antonio Richardson Texas in Charlotte here we go! With this SNAFU going on, one thing that will happen is other places/people will smell opportunity. Maybe some place like Commerce or Industry will invite Arte to bribe them and build what ever the The Rams did in Inglewood.
Los Angeles Angels of Compton. Black & gold gang safe unis. Old English A on the hats. Let’s do it. Hell, old Wrigley was in South LA.
Good luck with that, Anaheim Council. If he has a contract or even signed MOU, then you are not killing the deal unless Arte gets convicted of a crime directly linked to the deal.
Here’s your shufflebot!
All Hail the ShuffleBot!
We can’t see the toy zebra!
Me waiting for shuffle bot
First no Blitz and now no Shufflebot?
Are we starting to get too complacent about winning?
I came here for the shufflebot…. I’m so unsatisfied
Welp. That was a win. I guess. Only 10 games over .500 heading into Memorial Day. So lame. If Rengifo continues to suck like this he’ll be at 2 WAR after 30 games. Lame.
Maddon rested guys, so still only 72% of a win tonight.
Blue Jays Thursday and stuff gets harder…. just about time to run a gauntlet and see how we come out. Man, if we can just go .500 for June I will be stoked. On the other hand, it sure would be nice to beat the tar out of the Yankees, Doyers and finish off the Mariners’ hopes all on their home turf.
I’m glad Maddon rested the guys. He knew this was winnable. Love his managing.
6-6 record since the no hitter!
All aboard the win train, she’s filling up and will be leaving the station in one more win.
You leaving team d&g on one of them railside postal hooks?
D-Cell STFD heim for #11
Damn dude. He needs more than 1.5 volts FFS. That’s a AA not a D cell
At least a C cell tonight…only 1 out
Get Iggy riding on top of it, with his victory save pose…..shooting lightning bolts!
Just to be pedantic, D cells also put out 1.5 volts. But they last longer!
I resemble Gabriel more than Enrique.
That was a deeply satisfying game. Thor is absolutely nails out there, great defense, timely hitting, small ball, big hits. Wow.
Yes to all of this.
But Wade sucks!
The bunt? That was beautiful
That was nice….
Fantastic game by Marsh, particularly with the glove. I was there and those two catches were top notch.
I also like his smooth and easy approach at the plate, not trying to do too much…
Unless Ward has spinal fusion surgery I don’t see how Adell will be able to crack the starting OF now.
OK,OK, We will win tomorrow 5-4, lots of laughs. Trout hits one out, as does Walsh again.
I said a win at 5-4, well half right at 5-2.
Even better! 5-3.
Three in a row!
Ridin’ the bots out.
Waitin’ for the shufflebots
In an Anaheim California summer
(With apologies to REO Speedwagon)
I can’t fight this feeling any longer
And yet I’m still afraid he won’t show
What started out as friendship has grown stronger
I only wish I had the strength to let Shufflebot know
Where is Fansince71 ?!?
Is he safe? Is he…alright?
Thor is Panther.
T’Challa is Panther, Thor is a GOD.