It’s downright comical.
The Angels will have the bullpen give up 7 runs when they have a legitimate shot at a rout one night, then go out the next and lose a 1-0 pitching duel. It’s actually insane.
Noah Syndergaard returned to April form on Monday evening against the Red Sox, throwing 6 innings and allowing only 5 hits, 1 walk, and 1 run. It was the best he’d looked since the beginning of May, and it was absolutely overshadowed by the ace Michael Wacha, who threw a complete game shutout.
Mike Trout finally broke his hitless streak, the bullpen delivered 3 scoreless innings, and who even cares? The losing streak is now at 12 games.
We don’t need positive takeaways.
We need a damn win.
Heckuva game from Syndergaard. He’s on a rollercoaster lately, but nice to see a great performance again out of him.
Watched my kid’s team mercy another team 13-0 in 4 innings in a tournament game, left straight to the stadium with him to watch The Angels not hit while disgusting Chief fans yelled out “Let’s go Red Sox” in the stadium. The highs and lows of baseball, all in one evening.
Imagine the poor kids who got their asses handed to them 0-13 and then went to the ballpark.
So a bit of a masochist move but I watched the 7+ min game review on YouTube since I tend to only watch them when they win games (Hey Siri: What are wins?) and BOTG has to be a pretty close tie between Ohtani for getting caught at 2nd, the K to end the inning w Duffy at 2nd, then the loss clinching ground out to 1st, right? Or would it be Michael Nelson Trout’s weak charge to get the ball followed by lob to 2nd to allow the baserunner from 1st to score the only run of the game?
Gotta feel for whoever’s job it is to light up the halo… they probably forgot how to do that at this point.
Fuck this shit
The way Texas and Seattle are playing they are both going to overtake the Angels in the AL West standings unless things change very soon..
Pitched well enough to win and the Offense couldn’t muster up anything. We’ll see if they hit lucky number 13 tomorrow.
from Imgflip Meme Generator
* except for that fluke in ’02
I would say the losing 12 straight is almost as hard as winning 10 straight. It’s a true rarity and not easy to do. Everything has to go wrong. It is the exact opposite of everything going right
The takeaway I came away with is that those teams in this link were very subpar, expected to finish last or well below 0.500. The Angels on the other hand, have the 8th highest MLB payroll, are not supposed to behave like this.
By 12 straight losses most good teams would make major changes.
Would the Yankees or Dodgers put up with this?
But not the Angels. Stay the course with Grandpa Joe.
And besides the wisdom he shares with the sports media is so enlightening..
Say it with me….
EMBRACE THE SUCK
At least my boy caught a foul ball tonight, and then Bobby Grich showed up and signed it for him. Took the sting of the loss away. 😢
That’s amazing! Thanks for sharing.
This is VERY cool. I have met Grich on many occasions. He is the greatest ambassador of Angels baseball.
And good for your son catching a foul ball! It took me 48 years and attending over 1,z00 Angel games to finally get one!
Grich is a class act. I was 13 in 1986 when I took a trip with my Grandpa down to Palm Springs to watch the Angels play a spring training game and I got to meet him and he took the time to talk baseball with me and my Grandpa and even signed a ball I brought with me.
Can either of them hit?
That is the best Angels news that I have heard in weeks, thanks for sharing.
As long as Arte is owner Maddon isn’t going anywhere this year. Just look at how long we wanted Scoscia gone.
I can’t believe I am saying this but I wouldn’t mind having Scoscia back. At least he had this team semi competitive at the end of his tenure.
Heard Scioscia’s a possible candidate to be the Phillies’ skipper since he’s
from there. But they might keep their interim manager having won 4 straight.
I’m going to channel my inner conspiracy theorist and just say that I think Ownership/Management are deliberately throwing away these games in retaliation for the stadium deal falling through.
It may be far fetched but the fact that they blow big leads or have been choking this bad is making me wonder if they are intentionally trying to throw away games. Welp, Here is to wearing the tinfoil hat.
I would hope a professional team would never do that but it makes you wonder.
Well it couldn’t be owner/management when Iggy gives up those HRs
I was just kidding, they aren’t losing because they are retaliating against the stadium deal. They are losing because no one on this team can hit a baseball and when they do the pitchers can’t pitch.
Nah, Maddon probably told him to throw a meatball to give up thay grand slam. I would too if I was getting paid that much to be a reliever.
This take is so far out there that Voyager 1 just passed it.
I thought Vger was headed back this direction, with some bald lady
How does an owner get his players to do that? All of those players?
You can’t even do that in stratomatic with loaded dice
I posted this theory a few games ago. That Arte had the trainers start slipping sedatives in all the food. To tank, suppress the team value and get someone to buy.
Now that is definitely out of the universe type thinking.
Mmmmmm…. yep, that’s probably it.
It definitely makes you wonder. I think it’s more in like of the snowball effect when one starts sucking they all suck same when they were winning.
lmfao mike trouts like im gonna go 0-50 cuz arte didnt get a chunk of land in anaheim
That made me laugh, I’m not going to lie
The Mayor DID resign right before the losing streak…
Angels haven’t won since Angel Stadium sale was killed: The Curse of Harry Sidhu!
The players did love that mayor.
I’ve fallen back, temporarily, to focusing on college baseball. I’d like Stanford to win so there’d be 2 Pac 12 teams still alive.
As for the Angels, I’m patient. They *will* turn it back around.
I’m bummed cause UCSB is out. No more Chos in the Show…. I guess I’ll just root for E Carolina just cause they are the weirdest team still in.
Did some stat crunching. Halos are 4-20 when scoring 3 runs or less, whereas Houston is 11-18. That % matters and it shows grit and composure in close games. Halos gotta learn how to win lean. I think that’s another sign that Maddon may not be the guy. I get there are injuries, but the defense and some questionable BP moves could be there difference. Some guys are hacking vs going for their pitch. Gotta work counts. Wacha was dealing, but you have to make him work.
Lets rewind to the first inning. Ohtani gets a hit, Trout gets a hit, Walsh swings at the first pitch and lines into a double play. Two hits for us and Each a gets out with. 9 pitch inning.
Each is, of course, Wacha after spell check grabs it
I did some stat crunching myself. On the days and nights that they put on a uniform and walk on to a baseball field the Angels suck shit.
lol. I got a good laugh with that. Cheers
Those are games where the Halos don’t score – but are those ‘close games’?
mayfield needs to replace velazquez
I don’t like it, but he may need a break or get some AAA or even AA reps. He’s a major league player but when he gets in a funk it’s ugly.