Chase Silseth was in college this time last year but on the hill in the Big A tonight. It was a packed house for Star Wars night.
He wasn’t the sharpest tonight. He allowed two runs but left with 2 on and 1 out in the fifth. The score remained tied at 2 after 5 thanks to Jimmy Herget pitching out of the jam.
The Angels put theyr two on the board thanks to a Squid RBI single and a bomb by Walsh.
In the “words I thought I’d never type” department, Tyler Wade hit a home run to give the Angels the lead. 3-2.
Aaron Loup had a bad 7th inning, coughing up 3 straight singles and the lead. But Ryan Tepera was able to stop the carnage and the score was tied 3-3 at the stretch.
Oliver Ortega was brilliant in the 8th, striking out the meat of Toronto’s lineup in order. The Angels git absolutely hosed on a horrible third stroke call to end the inning. 3-3 going to the 9th.
Enter D Cell in a tie game. After a lead off single and a sacrifice bunt moved the go shed run into scoring position, Guirrell Jr punched it in thanks to a defensive miscue by Juan “ Gold Glove” Lagares.
Either the Angels suck when playing teams in blue or when I sign up for the post game article. Data is inconclusive. But I’m taking tomorrow off, so we’ll find out.
Why is Marsh batting behind Kurt? If Kurt gets on and the speedy Marsh will run over him.
Funny stuff that was seen coming, Anaheim city council proved that not only do they know what’s best for their city now but proved they can see what’s good for the future. Genius, just genius.
So Long Beach with May Gray, June Gloom will be nice to go see games in Winter like conditions and with only one FWY (710) close by. Las Vegas, doubt you sell 3 million tickets there. MLB owners might go for that and watch the Rays move into SoCal. Heck even an old Big A will look good as a home to them. I hear Bakersfield needs a team. Or maybe the Dodgers will vacate Rancho for Anaheim with their low A team.
Let’s review, in the last 5 years The Anaheim city folks have pissed on or off depending how you see it, both Disney and the Angels. These are smart leaders elected to oversee the city.
Random positive comment.
Rec’d. And I’ll add that Tyler Wade has a very nice smile.
Frankly, I am still a little appalled that we couldn’t do better than Juan Lagares. I do understand that there are a couple of Halo OF prospects that we don’t want to start the clock on yet, but guddam sam…..Juan Lagares!?
Agree on Lagares. Looks rather rotund these days. I’m not sure there are solid prospects outside of Adell in the organization.. Maybe two at low A. There is Monte Harrison at SLC. I think I would rather see him than GG.
Can we just stop with playing guys out of position? Whether it is a day of rest or subbing for an injury. Just leads to shit like last night. Both GM and Manager are complicit.
I asked. The answer is no. they said no. Then they pointed out that it’s not 1997 anymore. So no, they won’t stop playing guys in several spots.
Lagares was rotund last year but the fact he signed so late and was rushed to Anaheim really shows his rustiness. The Angels must not think much of Harrison (why would they since he’s batting .200 at AAA) , Dillon Thomas or Sierra if they brought up Whitefield all the way from AA. So the Angels really need to figure out their fourth outfielder situation as Perry really dropped the ball on this one.
Even if Jo Adell is the ultimate answer in RF he’s not helping his own cause right now.
Maybe in the coming up draft, PTP will make it an Outfielder’s only draft. 😀
Why are you yelling at me?
LOL…..you only abuse those that you love (States habitual abusers)
Kurt Suzuki batting 6th tonight. Our lineup blows.
Trout didn’t K here…maybe he’s coming out of his slump.
Not his best pitch….
That wasn’t easy to hit lol. It was almost on the ground and Mike still golfed that MFer like it was on a tee.
Despite their ongoing offensive slump, The Angels primarily lost last nights game due to inept defense. I dont blame Maddon for last night’s loss the knuckleheads he’s forced to work with are ultimately on Perry not him.
The Blue Jays first run scored after Lagares botched the catch at the RF foul pole that resulted in a GRD. The Blue Jays scored their third run when Rengifo couldn’t handle a hard hit ball up the middle. The Blue Jays scored their 4th run after Rengifo failed to set his feet after fielding Kirk’s ground ball up the middle thereby throwing the ball away. Of Course the 4th run ultimately scored when the Gold Glover misplayed the ball in right field but there should not have been anyone on base.
A championship team does not make this many inept plays during a game even when they’re slumping on offense.
Good points here Cowboy.
I think you are the only other regular poster here besides me who understands that a manager is not to blame for the roster he has. I have said many times before that “you have to play who is on your roster.”
This is particularly true when it comes to pitchers since they cannot pitch everyday and need to be rotated. Maddon would therefore have to pitch all these guys at some point. I don’t think alot of people understand that concept. It is true however that for the most part in any individual game the manager can choose who to pitch in relief and when (except when somebody is “not available” due to minor healthy issue or workload/too many days consecutively). I did think Maddon made a mistake to take Herget out for Loup, and I also think he erred in removing Ortega when he was rolling and had not thrown alot of pitches the prior half-inning. In addition, in the top of the 9th it was still tied. If he had let Ortega pitch one more inning he would have saved Iggy as another “bullet in his gun” so to speak.
All that said, you are however correct in everything you said about our defense. We were very bad last night in that area. The one thing left out was the review/reversal which I felt was the biggest factor in our loss. As others pointed out, there was not conclusive evidence to allow the call on the field to be overturned. That is exactly what the League and the umpires did though. We seem to get the short end of the stick in these situations very frequently…
he’s not the only one my young padawan….
I agree with both of you. I would just add that this is not a deep roster so there will often be a fail, whether it’s defense, starting pitching, weak bullpen, or hitting. The shit rolls uphill from Maddon, to Minasian, to cheap Moreno who doesn’t want to invest in anything besides Mike Trout and over the hill aging free agents who put in their best years for their previous teams. The current one is Rendon, but there will always be the next one.
As Howard Jones once crooned “No one ever is to blame” … It was merely a victory sidetracked by an inadvertent outcome
That pitcher is terrible, missed a whole lotta bats…..
I watched for 10 minutes, how do you strike out….like …..32 batters in one game?
Did everyone enjoy the live checkins last night with the real game being the size of a postage stamp?
Didn’t see anything as I couldn’t remember my AppleID password.
Okay Arte, bring the Halos to San Bernardino in the Inland Empire. MLB already has several stadiums in top ten most dangerous cities, why not another?👮👀
San Bernardino? I hope you’re joking. San Bernardino is the armpit of California.
I thought his funny post was dripping in sarcasm.
That is why I asked if he was joking. I accepted that as a real possibility. But again, sarcasm is not always easy to detect in print.
That is especially true when you know nothing about the writer.
Yeah cool. It was the point of adding another team to a dangerous city that made my sarcasm detector ring. 😂👍
The Orioles are in Baltimore !
I can watch my favorite team AND get my favorite bathtub drugs in a single trip!
“You got it dude!”
My favorite (And only) Full House quote
Herget was cruising so why Loop, Loop to IL as he is obviously broken.
Ortega was on fire, so why D-Cell, not a closing situation.
Lugares (GG)? Do we have anyone, other than Adell at AAA that can play defense with a mediocre bat?
I heard that we have won 3 out of 13 challenges on the field, I wonder what is the record against us by other teams.
Last weekend I had to watch games on the Oakland feed, so before the series Bally had Westec doing field interviews and now we have a new blonde on the field, what happened?
Let the courtship begin as Arte has agreed to void purchase of stadium/
As much as a clown show Joe “Mr. Magoo” Maddon is, Iglesias was never going to get a save opportunity last night as the game was tied in the last official inning and being at home, he would never need to close out a game in extras. Cannot fault him for wanting his best reliever throw an inning to give his team a chance to win it before the ghost-runner anything-can-happen, extra innings. Besides, Ortegas effectiveness wanes after tossing 1-inning. But I do recognize Magoos seat of the pants style handling of the pen.
He might not have had a save opportunity, however, if you let Ortega pitch the 9th and the game stays tied into extras then you still would have Raisel as a bullet in your gun because you had not burned him.
Only 4.5 more years of Rendon at $35 mill per
On the bright side he turns 32 in a week and history is always kind to oft-injured 32-36 year olds
What a pathetic contract when it happened and will hamstring us for the rest of Trout’s prime
Brews 28-17 $133.8M
Twins 28-18 $136.4M
ANGEL’S $188M………WTDF!!!! 😡 😡 😠 😠
Since we play a lot of teams in blue here’s hoping you’re the problem.
I’m back !!! (leads the NL in RBI’s with 45)
💪 💪 💪 💪
Rendon to Injury List
Angels will be hearing plenty more of this over the next 5+ seasons. What a sweet $245 MM deal..
Hurr dee gurr gurr contract.
Maybe everyone’s moist fantasies will come true and The Plumber will rise up and smite our enemies. That would be fun.
FYI – I’m not hurr deee gurrring.
I’m just bummed.
Oh, I know. I am hurr dee durring for us all. I need to make sure that everybody here who doesn’t know about Rendon’s contract knows he has a big contract. I’m helping.
Are you having a stroke?
Wrist Inflammation doesn’t sound serious but Maddon saying it’s gonna be a while makes me thinks its more like an inflamed ligament and not your run of the mill Motrin recovery.
I think 8 weeks is realistic. It’s a bummer.
Yeah. Wrists, obliques… bad news. Though I hope, with no actual info to back it up, that this case of him hurting himself on Thu and sitting Fri is an improvement via learning from his trying to play through injuries last year and just getting worse injuries as a result.
Trout missed an entire season as a result of jogging into third.
I suggest we all start drinking heavily.
We could protest the owner.🤷🏼♂️
Please do. Everyone should go and complain at the owner. Actually, it would even be more effective to complain to Roger Lodge than type out the same thing for the 100th time on CtPG. He at least works closely with the org.
Look, I finally found a use for Roger Lodge halo honks! If all the seething malcontents on here actually called The Lodge with their wisdom regularly it would actually give the org a more public and tangible sense of how unhappy some folks are…. and how many of those people there are.
The easiest special effects in Hollywood; cola and water in a JD bottle.
Yep. One would think they would have gotten rid of the fizz before filming.
Boy Rendon out again is REALLY turning out to be a bargain signing…
Fortunately we signed the Man Rendon, not the Boy version.
Aww leave him be. This is probably the best night he’s had since the 70s. Let him enjoy the moist stickiness of Rendon being injured for a little while. I enjoy liquor, sex, pizza and awesome bands. He enjoys hating his baseball team and player injuries. Just imagine the things that must have been done to him to make him this way when he annoys you.
Just imagine them…..
Just do it OLIGARCH & Perry!!! Call him and tell him to come outta retirement!
Id rather eat porcupine dick.
At least those City Connect jerseys don’t look embarrassing. I guess we’ll take that W when the real ones aren’t coming through.
Where’d you see em? I’ve been looking of late and haven’t seen them yet…. unless those weird “All-Star” jersey’s are them…
Both the Royals and Rockies are cool.
Oh. Those aren’t so bad. Could have been way worse. They look old, like PCL uniforms from the 50s… not the old LA Angels, but old PCL teams like the Sacramento Senators or something. I was ready for way way worse.
It’s all inspired by Jack’s Surfboards. The colors, the diamond. There’s a surfboard embroidery on the patch
Hmmm. Not my thing, but it’s still cool. I like these more than our normal uniforms. I’ve always wondered why more teams don’t use the off white instead of hospital white unis. They can be good lookin.
surprised this didn’t happen during the photo shoot.
That actor got killed in a James Bond movie too……
Wait, is that the exact same beach where that dancing robot hangs out that I’ve been missing?
I really think Thor pitches better with shoes, but who knows.
Not a fan of these. Stick with what we have — the pure white and red is crisp, sharp and classic. These cream colored abominations look like cheap, Sunday Beer Softball League unis.
Huh. It’s all personal taste so no one’s wrong, but I actually don’t like the Angels normal unis cause they don’t look classic to me. They look like really boring late 90s design by robot “3D depth” garbage to me. If the Angels just had some custom version of their name in cursive and a flat, not facetted, A+halo on their hats it would look more classic to me. I’d like it more. Like the Nationals how now kind of….
They look totally awesome dude! LIKE
Someone call security!!
Those are as bad as the “Uniforms of the future”
Those look like “Field of nightmares” uniforms
Blame of the game is clearly Apple TV. I didn’t get to watch a single pitch
I concur with a hearty, “Here-here!”
MLB.tv, all out of market games except the ones on another random paid streaming service. 🤦🏼♂️
Is Jack Mayfield still on the team? Bring him up/back to play 3rd base. Wade or Duffy to play 2nd base. Walsh plays 1st base everyday. Is it time to put Ohtani in Right Field if Ward can’t go? I’m sure he’ll do a better job than Wade, Lagares, Adell, etc. I mean he was a decent Right Fielder in Japan and has a cannon arm. (Half joking/half serious only if he’s fully healthy).
I vote to have Ohtani be the everyday catcher. guy doesn’t pull his damn weight around here.
I know Ohtani in Right Field isn’t really an option, maybe the fandom side in me wants to see how he does out there in the States being there for the whole game. But yeah most likely I’d rather see Ward or even Adell at this point out there than the other options.
But definitely, Jack gotta be coming up to play 3B.