The Angels’ Loss Streak Reaches Double Digits

Michael Lorenzen turned in the most impressive implosion of 2022 on Saturday.

A nightmarish first in which 5 runs were quickly allowed off hard contact and wildness was followed by a heck of a lot of shutout ball as the starter somehow made it through 5.2. While a 10th consecutive loss seemed (and was) inevitable, seeing the starter save us from having to use Herget out the gate was rather nice.

Jared Walsh would knock in two runs over the course of the game, but it would be too little too late. The Angels have now dropped enough games in a row to make the Mariners jealous and are back at .500, solidifying one of the team’s greatest collapses in decades.

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FungoAle
Super Member
9 months ago

Adell starting in RF? What happened with Joe’s accurate proclamation this week that Jo needs more work in SLC? Joe Perry feeling some heat?

Angels do have Monte Harrision and Magneuris Sierra at SLC. Both are mediocre bats but they are OFs and play defense. Or go make a trade and cut Lagares. I had liked the fact they pushed Adell down to SLC to improve his outfield work. It will take a lot more than 1-month.

admkir
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

40 man roster

FungoAle
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  admkir

They need to cut Lagares, 40-man has flexibility

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Who cares. Like ‘they’ would listen to the people that help pay for them to be millionaires and/or billionaires. They (owner, management, players) all know better than us rank and file.

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
9 months ago

So, is the game on today?

DowningDude
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Today’s scheduled slaughter begins in about 1 hour

Twebur
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

At least the disappointment should done and over with by 2:30 PST. Getting it out of the way earlier in the day is better.

DowningDude
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I hope the game doesn’t go til 3:30! Well – it would mean we were at least tied into extras for another hour (should be done by 2:30PDT not PST 😉)

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
9 months ago

Now the road to .400 starts today?

Let’s hope not…

Go Halos!!

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
9 months ago

At current rate of travel, we will be sellers soon. Who knew?

Halo71
Trusted Member
9 months ago

We should sell everyone on the roster.

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
9 months ago

I really hope not. Young core needs to stay 2gether. Uptown Junk’s contract falls off at season’s end enables some FA signing room for 2023.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
9 months ago

My over-the-top exuberance while meant to be high energy fun and most certainly good natured, seems misplaced now. Never did I think that a 10-game losing streak with the players we have would have ever happened. Could have ever happened. Jeez, as bad as the Orioles are or the Royals are, they haven’t lost 10 in a row. Starting Pitching has gone bad, check. Relief pitching gone bad, check. The whole team’s hitting disappeared, check. Fielding gone bad, check. Like mysteries before this total crash, this seem’s as though this crash cannot be solved.

Am I as I watch this collapse surprised every night, well, yes I am. Oh I would not have been so surprised with 3 week record of say 6-12, but this disaster was not to be foreseen by me. With Trout, Ohtani, Rendon, Fletcher, Marsh and Adell how would anyone have seen this coming. Every single pitcher falling and failing at the same exact time, especially after the great start, is just a huge shock.

With the Blue Jays series I quit guessing the scores while still predicting wins. With the Yankees I quit predicting wins, and every night I leave CTPG site because it has been taken over by Doomer’s and who can blame anyone for being negative right now.

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
9 months ago

Good post G-Pa!!

Fansince1971
Legend
9 months ago

Embrace the Suck! Your happy optimism is refreshing but it is wasted on the Angels. Use it for things in life that are not so likely to disappoint.

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Hmmmm…..”Embrace the suck” but you have “Yes we can” as your moniker/avatar-You’re hitting against “Happy optimism?”. If you’ve truly been a Halo fan since 1971 u shouldn’t be so easily rattled.

Fansince1971
Legend
9 months ago

Embrace rhe Suck!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
9 months ago

wait! Progress! We lost 10-0, right? Then 7-2. So it’s natural, since they scored 3 less than the night before, that they’ll score 3 less tomorrow, or 4. And we scored 2 more tonight than we did last night so it’s likely we’ll score 2 more tomorrow, so 4. We’re gonna tie!

VladimirTrout27
Trusted Member
9 months ago

Their record scoring 3 or less is eye gouging. Some parts of the team will turn around but I hope Perry looks at making some changes prior to AS break as the clock should be ticking and you don’t want dig yourself in too big of a hole.

MarineLayer
Super Member
9 months ago

How about changing Minasian?

fishfarm
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

What has Minasian done that would prompt his removal? This is not the issue at the moment. It may become an issue in the future, but this fixes absolutely nothing about the team THIS YEAR.

Last edited 9 months ago by fishfarm
JackFrost
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  fishfarm

Totally agree. There is literally zero reason to consider removing PTP.

Number one, he just got started, so even if he had shit the bed, (and he hasn’t !) it would be too soon.

Number two, look at the good decisions he has made recently:

1) bringing in Lorenzen : check
2) bringing in Thor (despite recent downturn, still overall “good”) : check
3) still thinking extending Raisel was a good move and I am confident
that Iggy will recover his mojo in short-order; all closer have slumps
4) the Loup decision now appears to be in question, so depending upon what happens the rest of this year and next that could go in either the positive or negative column
5) the same could be said for Tepera as for Loup, but I think this move is leaning more towards the “positive” column.

In short, PTP has at least done a “passable” job if not good job, this losing streak notwithstanding. Of all of the key baseball people in the org the losing streak is probably least of all on him.

Guest
Newbie
9 months ago

The 7-2 score should have been yesterday’s game and todays 10th straight loss should have been 10-0.

Rahul Setty
Admin
Trusted Member
9 months ago

Jeez, soon the Angels’ losing streak will be able to rent a car sooner than me. 🤕

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Rahul Setty

Good one rahul!

VladimirTrout27
Trusted Member
9 months ago

Good news is that it doesn’t rain every day. Some positives, Walsh hoding his own and Ohtani picking up some walks. Hopefully Ward comes back soon. Weird note on Iglesias not pitching for over a week and declining to go in for work.

Last edited 9 months ago by VladimirTrout27
FungoAle
Super Member
9 months ago

On the radio feed, they thought Rasiel would get in the game regardless of score

Halo71
Trusted Member
9 months ago

If he refused to go into the game, then trade his selfish ass

VladimirTrout27
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Halo71

I could’ve sworn I saw reported on Twitter by a beat writer. But over a week of zero usage. Cmon!

matthiasstephan
Super Member
9 months ago

The ‘for the sake of it’ is the key to this comment, no? Sounds like he is happy to come in if he is needed – but didn’t feel that Joe should feel obliged to just give him work.

I am happy to see Ortega pitch well there – quite keen that he gets back on track.

MarineLayer
Super Member
9 months ago

I’m just fine with what Iglesias said. Closers rarely benefit from unnecessary maintenance innings.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Halo71

Yarrrr! Totalarrrr! No possible way you’ll be around here bitching about not having an “elite” closer sooner rather than later.

Halo71
Trusted Member
9 months ago

????

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
9 months ago

How to turn this around:

1. Fire the pitching coach. Seriously enough already.
2. Bring back McWallach. Guy has mojo.
3. Change the logo or uniforms somehow. Maybe the old lowercase “a”.
4. Trade someone, just not my boy Rengifo 😆
5. Turn over some tables in anger, preferably with Gatorade or food on them.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Strippers. Cocaine. Fried Chicken.

DowningDude
Legend
9 months ago

And oligarchs

IvanX
Trusted Member
9 months ago

Inspiring!

Guest
Newbie
9 months ago

Will TrOUT take a break from fantasy football and call a players’ meeting???

JackFrost
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to 

You do know that the NFL is not playing games right now, right ?

Last edited 9 months ago by JackFrost
Guest
Newbie
9 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

And Trout is still commisioner working on the upcoming season. His main focus..

JackFrost
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to 

Last I heard was that he did not want to do it any more. That was as a result of the Tommy Pham fiasco.

Last edited 9 months ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to 

There’s nothing going on in fantasy football till mid-June.

Brent
Super Member
9 months ago

That’s what made it weirder… we’re literally in the middle of the off-season between SB and week 1 of games. Why did this just happen?

matthiasstephan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to 

And you know this based on??? Seriously, get your head in the game – your comments are more and more asinine as time goes on. We need to snap out of this bad streak and get into meaningful comments moving forward.

(Unless you know you are a troll – in which case, well done I suppose).

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
9 months ago

Most def a troll Matt…he has hundreds of priors….

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

If the Angels aren’t careful they may use up all their suck for the season and go on a 30 game win streak. If they go through a streak of games where none of our players seem to be able to do anything wrong then we’ll know why.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
9 months ago

Gotta give them credit. They definitely fixed the back end of the bullpen by never having to use them.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Bullpen is what started this streak with their suckage in that Toronto series.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

What about the Oakland series with Raisel giving up the walk off meatball to Luis Barrera?

JackFrost
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

That did have alot to do with it…

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
9 months ago

Joe gotta go.

What a colossal, Angels-level waste of a tremendously hot start.

FungoAle
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Whether people think he deserves it or not, sends a message. He’s a great front man but tactician and handling of in game decisions is flat out scary. He goes, before Angels get back home.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  FungoAle

Eh, if he goes he goes. I was never impressed with him back when everyone was pining for him. But I don’t want to get a new guy every couple of years, so who ever comes next I’m gonna want to ride with for a while, suck or no suck.

And honestly, most of the people who have a problem with Joe had a problem with brad after they had a problem with Soth…. basically arte could build a time machine and hire Casey Stengal and a pile of us would bitch cause Arte did it. Who ever is manager needs players to not suck.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
9 months ago

You’re right, I was not big on Brad, and I am anything but big on Zenman, but I loved Sosh. He did very well with even sucky teams. But really how can anyone be a fan of our manager. In game strategy is very poor, knowing when to pull a starter, very poor, bringing in the right arm from the pen, very poor, making out lineups, very poor, motivating his player’s, very poor. I think I got it all. Vote No on Joe.

DowningDude
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Next stop – someone throwing a jug of gatorade.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Mia

Meh. The team sue doesn’t have a case of the happies right now. It’s not like either of those guys are Papelgoon/Bryce Harper. Should be fine. A little tension and then smoothing may even help.

rez2405
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Straight not gonna lie.. this makes me feel good. I rather them fight this crap out then just sitting there and taking it

bradllee424
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Good that is what I want to see from these players when they are sucking. Seems like in the past the players would be in the dugout laughing.

clover_black
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Mia

trout can be 0-100 but getting checked on camera by some rando pitcher has to be a low life in his career

FungoAle
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Trout dont climb on peoples shit. Nicest guy around, too nice.

max
Trusted Member
max
9 months ago
Reply to  Mia

When was this? After the bottom of the first?

Jim Atkins
Super Member
9 months ago

Watched about 10 minutes of the first inning and gave up. I think tomorrow I might do DAMN NEAR ANYTHING THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANGELS BASEBALL!!!

2002heaven
Trusted Member
9 months ago

comment image
He lost 11 straight in 1996
 😣  😢  😫 

steelgolf
Super Member
9 months ago

Yeeesh, it is painful watching this team right now.

JackFrost
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Indeed.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  steelgolf

They are indeed true poo right now.

Twebur
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

It’s ok if we cry…..

steelgolf
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

If it wasn’t for all the Majors Little League games, practices, etc, and my major home remodel keeping me busy, I might be shedding a tear or two for this team’s buttercup ways.

JackFrost
Super Member
9 months ago

If we lose tomorrow, look out folks.

Not only will that be a third straight series we get swept in, but Boston is on deck and they have put it together recently and are both hitting and pitching right now. We could be looking at 14 or 15 straight losses, and I am not joking when I say that.

Those people who predicted we would be out of the playoff race by mid-June may turn out to be correct after all.

Last edited 9 months ago by JackFrost
2002heaven
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I doubt we will have that bad a losing streak, however we could still be staring at a 3-20 record through the last few weeks. This was quite conceivable because they’ve always struggled against the two TX teams on the road, and have always struggled against the AL East except for BALT and especially on the road. Like War of the Worlds aliens vs earth born bacteria….LOL!!! Had to throw that in there. Always been a Sci Fi and horror guy.

Last edited 9 months ago by 2002heaven
JackFrost
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

All it would take for 14 is that we lose tomorrow (have to think that is pretty likely at this point, as one simply can’t image us scoring more than 1 or maybe 2 runs.). Then a hot Boston teams needs to beat us three straight with guys like Wacha and Witlock and Eovaldi pitching.

What is so hard to believe about that?

Last edited 9 months ago by JackFrost
FungoAle
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Then the Mets and the Dodgers

JackFrost
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Yes, the June gauntlet that everbody talked about.

It is happening. We could be out of the playoff race altogether in two weeks time.