Angels lose 2-0 in LA

The Angels went up the 5 to face the Dodgers in Los Angeles. It was Thor vs Gonsolin in a pitching duel as both teams came in struggling of late. The Angels lost 16 of 18 while the Dodgers lost 9 of 13. Something had to give.

Noah Syndergaard went 4 and 2/3 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits, striking out 5 and walking 3. Those walks were his downfall, as Thor nibbled too much, especially in the 4th, where all 3 walks were walked.

The highlight from Thor

On the offense, Taylor Ward was back! It was the best lineup in a while for the Halos, and yet they struggled mightily against Gonsolin. Part of that was Gonsolin being amazing, but, honestly, it was mostly just the Angels offense being horrific. Rendon getting injured AGAIN didn’t help. 1 hit, just one measly pathetic hit through the first 8 innings!

I feel ya…

Highlighted Recap

Both pitchers were nearly perfect through 3 innings, with the only thing of note was an Ohtani single that was erased by a caught stealing.

However, Thor couldn’t find the zone in the 4th, allowing walk after walk until he walked in a run. Dodgers gifted a run, and the Angels were in a 1-0 hole.

Come on man…

Thor did last another 2/3 of an inning after a leadoff double and back to back Ks.

Dodgers can win reviews, but not the Angels?!

But, Quijada had to come in to finish the 5th. What was more shocking was that Rendon left the game, Matt Duffy taking over 3rd. He just got back too…

It was pretty much a nothing fest for most of the rest of the game. Sure, Mookie Betts made it 2-0 Dodgers instead of 1-0 in the 8th, Wantz serving him a meatball, but that was the only hit by either team since the 5th.

Well, that hole is insurmountable now

Hope came in the 9th, as a shattered bat by Trout dropped in barely to put the tying run to the plate. It shattered so hard in fact, that it stabbed the ump in the face, forcing him to leave the game.

Ohtani doubled, putting runners at 2nd and third with one out. A walk by Duffy loaded the bases for Jared Walsh.

He struck out. Now with 2 outs, it was all up to Stassi now. And HE struck out. Angels lose. Again.

Now What?

Yet another loss means that being in 3rd place in the AL West isn’t even safe. Another game in LA tomorrow and then 5 in Seattle. It is looking bleak right now.

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Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Hitting strategy should be altered drastically. Loved the way the Red Sox hitters moved the ball against us a few series back. We shifted…they repeatedly hit through the shift.. they routinely made productive outs to generate runs as well. Doing those things is how you have consistency on offense. You can generate runs without everyone being red hot at the same time which is what we seem to rely on. Seems like our hitting approach is just to mash.. never shorten up but look for a pitch and mash!! That’s how what we saw in the 9th inning keeps happening. Bases loaded 1 out and everyone looking do to entirely too much instead of staying short and hitting the ball to the big part of the field.

Last edited 2 years ago by Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

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Was always way overrated, and not a winner either
Thanx OLIGARCH, THIS ONE’S ON YOU!!!
 😡  😠  💩 

Last edited 2 years ago by 2002heaven
Simba
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Although I get this one, his ERA+ is 110, just ahead of Shohei’s 107. He’s been serviceable and generally gives us a chance to win.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Simba

NO! COMPLY! COMPLAIN!

AllenB
Super Member
2 years ago

Strikeouts

Angel_in_the_Outhouse
Member
2 years ago

I got curious and looked at MLB team stats and we are second only to the Braves for hitters striking out (594 to their 595).

But the Brave’s record shows they manage to find other ways to win. I guess that’s what we have to do, as well.

I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet. The first part of the season shows that this group has the potential to win when all gears are turning at the same time. But everyone seemed to go into slump mode all at once. One or two people slumping and the others can take up the slack. But everybody?

Right now a lot of it is that it’s gotten into their heads. The frustration from a long losing streak has them looking like lost zombies going through the motions and swinging wildly at the plate, each wanting to hit a 5 run homer. But with each strikeout they sink deeper into the dejected funk.

The optimist in me feels that if they can get any kind of momentum going, like a 3 or 4 game win streak, their confidence and swagger will return and they can start righting this ship. If this were mid-August I might be slightly less hopeful, but mid-June there is still a lot of baseball left. Anything can happen.

You may say I’m a dreamer…. but I’m not the only one.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

It would be kind of a hoot to keep track of all the “blow it up, trade em all” guys and see how they’d handle an actual rebuild. I mean, some of us can barely handle four weeks of horror, imagine these delicate buttercups trying to make it through a 100 loss season, having to stress over the prospects we get in trade returns not immediately hitting for a 150 OPS+, watching a pitching staff of 23 year olds try to find the strike zone, all supported by a few 36 year old players on one year deals. Hell, it could be two or three 90+ loss seasons. I imagine I’ll be able to lay down in the bandwagon eventually.

That will be fantastic. Let’s so it.

Guest
Newbie
2 years ago

Guess what… If this team goes on to lose every fckn game I’ll sleep just fine at night. I have no monetary stake whatsoever in this team. Strictly a casual fan of a team that once again has problems. It’s almost comical..

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Cool story.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to 

how casual can you be if you’re here every night? (other than when they win)

Halo71
Trusted Member
2 years ago

And how would 90 loss seasons be that different than what they’re doing now?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Halo71

It would last all season.

James
Trusted Member
2 years ago

It’s hard to be fired up about a team that looks so lifeless out there. I will continue to watch however as I am a die hard. Hopefully they can make some positive moves as far as the roster goes. Upgrade SS for sure as a starting point. Perhaps find players that can make contact and don’t strike out once or twice a game on the regular? This was a first place team not long ago and now it is broken. Fix it front office or gtfo! This losing every year shit is really old already.

Last edited 2 years ago by James
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  James

Exactly. It would take some serious drugs to be fired up right now. Doesn’t mean the team can’t get better. Even if they don’t find a new SS I think a lot rides on the top 5 guys in the order getting their heads out of their ass. I don’t see why that can’t happen. But I wouldn’t give up on a season this early unless a whole bunch of injury reports start coming in.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
2 years ago

2-17 over the last 19. That’s…uhh…ya know…not ummm…not very good, is it?

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
2 years ago

DG… I hope you aren’t ready to use your greatest disaster meme already 😔

Guest
Newbie
2 years ago

Everyone on the trading block at the trade deadline. Blow it up. This ain’t working. New manager new GM and preferably new owner at seasons’ end..

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Can we get some new fans too? We need more fans who are real winners, with grit and urgency and metaphorical cocks that work.

Guest
Newbie
2 years ago

Oh no question if that happened the team would get *a lot* better…

red floyd
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2 years ago
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What happened to

Guess what… If this team goes on to lose every fckn game I’ll sleep just fine at night.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Wow. They didn’t become super good overnight. Who feels broken inside?

Shit that game was boring.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

Sooooo boring. Almost unwatchable

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Fansince1971

I was so sure we were gonna score 20 tonight.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

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Interested in buying this bridge I have for sale?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Fansince1971

If buying a bridge helps our “stars” hit I’ll try it. That one looks like it smells like avocado toast and piss though.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

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Anthony Rendon playing baseball

Fregosi66
Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

On the hook for 38,000,000 per until 2026. Let’s see who we can sign next.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Maddon’s fault

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Fansince1971

Source?

rosstrade
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Nevin has come in and the results are the same.

Same issues, same results……

If the problem was Joe, there would be some improvement, incremental at least, but there is none.

I am still hopeful that the team can turn the season around. All it takes is a spark, from somewhere, and a dramatic shift in momentum.

I am not giving up on this season…..

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  rosstrade

Yeah. The team’s total trash right now, but it’s too early to give up. I’ve seen Major League way too many times to believe in giving up on a team in June.

James
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Jabu ain’t here though bro

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  James

We should sign Bartolo Colon.

James
Trusted Member
2 years ago

😒

rosstrade
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I think Bartolo was shot in a drive by in the Domnican Repub….

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

But then we’d be out on…..who was it?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  rosstrade

Joe was a symptom, not the disease.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Fansince1971
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2 years ago

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Just uncovered! Instructional video used by Angels hitting coach and instructor Jeremy Reed and Paul Sorrento.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Gonna be sitting in 4th place by the end of the week.

Guest
Newbie
2 years ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

Highly possible with this powerful offense……..

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  JakeTaylor

…..then we will have lulled 29 other teams to exactly where we want them

Guest
Newbie
2 years ago

Angels have now lost 21 out of 26…………..

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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”I will not rest until the destruction is complete” Arte Moreno

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago

I’m encouraged by Rocket City’s 35-23 record

Guest
Newbie
2 years ago

Are you also encouraged that the Angels are in 3rd place games 9 1/2 back with 17 straight scoreless innings???

Last edited 2 years ago by cuda440
Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Eric, you received the memo about encouragement having been banished. The video Andrew provided clearly shows you read the memo. This is your last warning to embrace the doom or you will be forced to write all post-game recaps on CtPG for the remainder of the 2022 season. Chose wisely.

JoseGuillenburneraccount
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What a fuckin joke of a team!

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

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Where has good ole shuffle gone?
Long time passing?
Where has dancing robot gone?
Long time ago?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Fansince1971

Can you merge this with images of the Hindenburg exploding and the drafting of Taylor Wade and the signing of Joe Blanton?

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

I am not that good….but John Henry W could do it!

Guest
Newbie
2 years ago

Angels 17 straight scoreless innings. Strikeouts are a BIG problem. 11 more tonight.

Wait for it…. TURN THE PAGE….

Fansince1971
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2 years ago
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The last 3 weeks

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

Everyone is so quick to come up with solutions. Maybe it’s just unfixable, eh?

Brent
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Some things can’t be fixed.