Reid “No Hitter” Detmers wasn’t his best tonight, but he wasn’t that bad. He gave up 6 runs while pitching into the seventh inning. His biggest mistake was a meatball to Mike Napoli, err Kole Calhoun that was crushed for a two run shot that pushed the score to 4-1 Texas.
The offense simply couldn’t lift Reid up tonight. Rendon knocked Ohtani in with two outs in the first and that’s all the Angels scored. There were some chances in the early innings, but unclutch strikeouts by multiple guys and a GIDP by Suzuki snuffed them out.
Mike Meyers came in and gave up his requisite runs to extend Texas lead to 6-1 after 7. Halloween was left in for the 8th and gave up another run.
One bright spot was the return of Archie Bradley who pitched a clean 9th inning and looked sharp doing it.
The bottom of the 9th saw a mini rally as Walsh and Rendon led off the inning with singles. Walsh came around to score on a Rengifo fielder’s choice to make it 7-2.
The Angels have now lost 4 of their last 5 games against Texas.
Giving up 5 runs in 6+ innings, including 2 home runs is considered not bad? Man, that meh bar has dropped more than I thought.
Shoutout to the top 1/3 of the lineup, 11AB, 7 K’s including 4 by Trout alone. Way to set the table guys!
Still love Kole. If it had to be somebody…
My only other thought is &#^&E$@(*^$!@*
Well, maybe the people who chuckled at my comments of uncertainty about Reid Detmers prior to the no-hitter will stop chuckling now.
Even right after the no-hitter I said it was only one game, and one in which everything went right for him.
He does not strike out a lot of batters so he needs to rely on his control and his defense. For those guys the line between success and failure is very thin,
Anyway, last night was also only one game. But as I said CONSISTENCY is going to be the key for him.
And this is now two very poor outings in a row for Reid.
Next time he goes up against the MFY in New York.
Let us hope it does not become three.
I’m not typing this to hack on you. In the past you seemed to honestly be asking “WTF? Why are some folks calling me a Doomer?”. Well, here’s an example…
Normal – “Aw man, our rookie pitcher still isn’t as good as he could be. He’s young, let’s hope he figures it out. He sure looks good sometimes, but last night? Yeesh.”
Doomer – See above.
See, everything you said is pretty much correct…. it’s just how you say it and what the focus and bent of what you’re saying is. Like I can just tell someone that nothing rhymes with orange but I will “sound” like an asshole.
Not sure why you and a couple others here think that simply pointing out facts makes one a “doomer.” More to the point, nobody has ever defined what a “doomer” actually is, therefore people like you can use it wantonly and not have to defend your labeling of someone since technically you are not misusing a term since it has never been defined.
Unless you try real hard to craft a definition that specifically applies to me I think you’ll find that any truly effectve, global definition does not apply to me. Most simply and obviously, somebody who believes the team is going to have a winning season and make the playoffs can’t be a “doomer.”
This is especially true when the team in question has failed miserably for several years running and making that prediction goes against recent history.
I’m actually not in on the “doomer” thing…. other than laughing at people who are suddenly trying to get everyone to chill on the name calling now that a few folks have manufactured an arbitrary name for them. I don’t call you a doomer. I call you defensive and overly sensitive yet vocal and opinionated.
Did you even read what I wrote? This comment reads like you didn’t. I said I’m not calling you a doomer, the facts you put down make sense, and yet some folks refer to you as a doomer, which you have a big issue with, and here’s why….
Of course I read what you wrote. You again provided more evidence for you not being a good communicator; first you said “I am not typing this to hack on you” but you follow that up with a compare/contrast between what you see as a “normal” comment and then a “doomer” comment coupled with “See above” which is clearly pointing to my Detmers post. Clearly you are calling me a “Doomer” there, or at the very least suggesting it. So, really you are contradicting yourself.
Look, I don’t have a problem with criticism as long as it is valid and makes sense. If somebody was to call me vindictive, guess what? I am going to own that even though it is not complementary. The reason I’ll own it is because alot of times it is true. I can be vindictive.
But I won’t accept something that is plainly untrue or has no basis in reality. That’s it.
You checked all the way back on this comment thread one more time just to see if you have to rise to your own defense one more time didn’t you itchy-softy…
Once again, I’m not calling you a doomer. But you do have a shit ton of sand in your vagina.
Ah, I see. You get to shit on people and if they respond to you then they are oversensitive or or “itchy-softy” ? What makes you any less “itchy-softy” when you respond to my vindictive barbs ? Guess what, the answer is nothing.
You are just as if not more sensitive than I am. And I bet you prove it by responding to this post.
Up to 2 games back in the standings…
Good for Kole I guess…We’ve single handedly extended his career. He was absolutley horrific before he seen us.
Hurr durr deee durr Rangers! Arrrrrr NAhhhh! Two games back ack ack frak attack! Hark hark hark dee oligarch puzzle nuzzle durr harm farm beefo Rengifo! Plus durr weiners flop and stank just no feegar is big leagar! Yar far from good nope durr likelihood!
Swedish chef style?
His schtick was getting old so he’s trying to change it up.
Actually, that’s my old old schtick
But what was once old is new again.
That’s what she said.
the worst part is no shufflebot tonight
“Good news!” (in Terry’s voice) We’re done playing Texas until late July! We’ll full .700 win percentage on out till then, get swept by them, and then come back and do it again!
How pathetic is it when there is relief to not have to play the Rangers — a team that is below .500 and should be no big deal at all. At least the Angels weren’t swept.
Then again the Angels basically have trouble with EVERY team in the AL West..
You tell em Sea Bass!
Glad to, Shirley. How’d your gender transition go?
They f***ed it up. Now I’m incredibly manly instead of just very manly. I don’t think I’m ever gonna fit into any of the nurses outfits and leather momma gear you keep sending me.
I’m gonna need you to stop begging. Both God and science seem to be determined to make me a dream you can never truly have. But hey, look on the bright side, it’s made you the expert on what’s pathetic that you are today.
It’s like life gave you lemons, and you made yourself a weird lookin hat out of them.
I’m OK with it, even respect the bravery, but is that really what his name means?
I read it in Professor Farnsworths voice.
But I agree!
Tomorrow right after the fucking (May 2023) computer spits out your lineup card telling you to play Wade in the right-field and hit Duffy 4th, please spend some time to reorganize your fucking (June 2023) bullpen pitching depth/usage chart.
4 out of the last 5 lost to Texas.
2 games back of Houston.
Gotta tighten it up.
Just against the Rangers. I hope.
I couldn’t decide if I should come here to complain about the stupid pitching or the stupid hitting. Awesome picture of Kole, btw.
How about both?
Always loved Kole.