Angels Win Brawl vs Mariners

With the last game being so embarrassing that there was no postgame, (despite the massive home run by Ohtani) today was going to be a crucial game to get out of 4th place in the AL West.

Yes, the Angels were in 4th place to start the day. Getting out of there was up to Jose Suarez and the bullpen to not get swept by the Mariners at home. However, Wantz was going to be the opener today. May as well switch it up a bit. Can’t be any worse, right?

Wantz had a dramatic first inning. He threw at the head of Julio Rodriguez, which caused both managers to be warned as this was obviously a reaction of yesterday’s incident when Trout was almost hit in the head. Wantz did get the side out in order, though. So good job.

So much so that he pitched the second inning… and hit Jessie Winker with the first pitch, causing a bench clearing brawl. 2, actually. Anyway, 8 people were ejected.

WOW

Jose Suarez went 6 innings, giving up 1 runs on 5 hits, striking out 8 and walking none. He seems to do better out of relief, but then again, the Mariners were without almost all of their starters.

Meanwhile, the offense sucked, as usual. On top of that, Matt Duffy injured his back, somehow. The Angels didn’t score until the 7th.

Highlighted Recap

The first highlight is a brawl as both benches clear after Winker got plunked in the butt.

8 ejections, suspensions TBD

The first run came in the 6th, as Jose Suarez left one out over the middle and allowed a solo shot. 1-0 Mariners.

He is only in because of the Brawl…

Luis Rengifo almost got hit, and so he hit a home run to tie the game in the 7th!

KARMA

A tied game won’t do, so the Angels scored again thanks to mini Thor.

2-1 Angels

Ortega came in and shut down the Mariners in the 8th, and with D-Cell ejected, went back out there to get the 2 out save.

He did his job and got the save! Angels win and avoid the sweep!

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max
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max
3 months ago

Taylor Ward may be back. 11 for 29 (0.379) in his last 7 games.

Last edited 3 months ago by max
max
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max
3 months ago
Reply to  max

Also Rengifo doing well in his last 9 games, 11 for 33

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  max

Bear trap regarding Rengifo, this week long hit parade will be sucessful in convincing Perry he does not need to be replaced. But the real question, will the CtPG community be duped?

rosstrade
Trusted Member
3 months ago

As long as Trout and Ohtani didn’t get hurt, I kind of liked the brawl.

The team FINALLY gets fired up over something.

And won.

Crawford got in some good blows. But, it was nice to see Rendon finally make some serious contact on Winkler’s face. It’s too bad Rendon couldn’t do the same with a baseball.

rosstrade
Trusted Member
3 months ago

We are going to the playoffs.

This year.

No, I am not in need of psychiatric care.

For this team, the only forward movement is up…..

Guest
Newbie
3 months ago
Reply to  rosstrade

We’ll see. I seriously doubt that occurs this year but perhaps this decade.

If it takes a brawl to motivate this team that is pure desperation.

How about just win games on the field the correct way.

Trout, Ohtani and a bunch of scrubs isn’t enough to get to the postseason.

The entire lineup even with Trout and Ohtani strikes out WAY too much..

Unless there is a major change the Angels will be sellers at the trade deadline.

benjiface
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3 months ago
Reply to  rosstrade

Lol, this guy does need help

Powerhalo
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3 months ago

This wasn’t Nevin and Mashore’s first brawl with the team. Let’s take the wayback machine to 1998 and a game that was only going to be significant for being Jarrod Washburn’s MLB debut.
https://youtu.be/4IOPvBoCw_U

Last edited 3 months ago by Powerhalo
LA_Seitz
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3 months ago
Reply to  Powerhalo

Felix Martinez was such a piece of shit. His own teammates hated him.

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  Powerhalo

Room Servais was on KC.

Powerhalo
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

That was actually the pitcher Scott Service, not the catcher Scott Servais.

benjiface
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3 months ago
Reply to  Powerhalo

We appreciate your Service on this issue

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  Powerhalo

aha. Thanks! I was on a phone and lacked google. Appreciate it.

JackFrost
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3 months ago
Reply to  Powerhalo

Thank You for your Service !!

benjiface
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3 months ago
Reply to  Powerhalo

Good find.

Jeff Joiner
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3 months ago

Finally seeing the replay. Legit brawl.

Massive failure by the M’a and umps in not getting Winker off the field. He kept that thing going.

MarineLayer
Super Member
3 months ago

Marlins designated C/INF Willians Astudillo for assignment. 
(The Marlins are waiving Astudillo despite him hitting a respectable .270/.289/.351 with one homer across 38 plate appearances. There’s a chance he could get another opportunity with another club should he get claimed. )

We should pick him up. He can play all over the infield, including third, can catch, and NEVER strikes out!

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I was at the game he pitched for the twins too!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MarineLayer

Uhhhh, really? Or am I falling into a chasm full of sar?

Here’s his bref… it’s pretty gross.

Jeff Joiner
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Super Member
3 months ago

-0.2 WAR is twice as valuable as Wade.

Literally

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Jeff Joiner

She only gave me a little bit of herpes…..

MarineLayer
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3 months ago

Fangraphs

Signed: July 2nd Period, 2008 from Venezuela (PHI)

Age27.5Height5′ 9″Weight225Bat / ThrR / RFV40+

Tool Grades (Present/Future)

HitRaw PowerGame PowerRunFieldingThrow80/8040/4045/4520/2040/4050/50
Yes, Astudillo is still rookie-eligible even though he’s been part of the internet baseball zeitgeist for so long, the face of a movement that enjoys a certain of baseball’s many aesthetics. For our purposes, Astudillo forces us to consider how we define the hit tool without letting other skills bleed in, which leads us to all kinds of existential questions about traditional tool classifications. Eventually, your tools just are what your performance is, and Astudillo has accumulated about a month’s worth of freakish data that’s impossible to ignore. He has been, and this has been true his entire pro career, an elite K% (3%) and in-zone contact rate (96%) hitter, and were we to make a hierarchy of individual stats that indicate ability to hit, those would be at the top. 
This thinking could be considered flawed. Jose Iglesias has had plus-plus contact rates throughout his career, but hits just .265 because he lacks strength. That’s a lack of power bleeding in to how the hit tool plays, but in his case we’d say the hit tool is still good. You could argue that, similar to power, we should have Raw Hit and Game Hit split into two tools. In that vein, Astudillo is again exemplary in the way his tools/skills interact, as his game power plays beneath his raw, because he can’t help himself but swing so damn much, and often the contact is sub-optimal. The Fat Ichiro moniker was bestowed upon Brett Wallace too soon; this is the genuine article. 
Correctly dubbed “positionless” as a young prospect, Astudillo has ended up a passable glove at several of the places minor league managers tried to hide him in his early 20s. Minnesota has played him all over the field — catcher, first base, second base, third base, left field — and he’s okay everywhere. He had average catcher pop times in the big leagues last year. The “role” to expect here is that of a versatile corner bench bat. It’s just the strangest version of that, a husky super utility man, with maybe the best hand-eye coordination on the planet.

I’m not saying he’s Johnny Bench, but compared to Kurt Suzuki and our other bench bats…

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Wait. I’m confused. How many Willains are there?

Neither one of them seem to walk very much though.

Last edited 3 months ago by Cowboy26
Fansince1971
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3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Dudes A-stud illo

WallyChuckChili
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3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

A Stu Stu Studillo

Cowboy26
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3 months ago

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen is why your team employs an Opener as your starting pitcher when your team really needs a win.

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

😂

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago

Man i just watched Wantz vs Julio. That was really really a bad look. Damn

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Wantz was the sacrificial lamb in more ways than one today.

WallyChuckChili
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3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

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MarineLayer
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3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I loved it. Team player. Do what you’ve got to do to help the team.

Twebur
Super Member
3 months ago

M’s on the way to the stadium….and we came out of the trunk fighting.
https://youtu.be/ZnlhmU7aMm8?t=115

Last edited 3 months ago by Twebur
Rev Halofan
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3 months ago

IF you get a chance to watch the M’s feed of the incident, they immediately go into ticket promo sales mode, listing the date the Angels will be playing in Seattle, like Wrestling promoters selling tickets to a coming rematch. I was impressed.

MarineLayer
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

Sick.

BruinsAngelsKings
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3 months ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

I’ll be at the game Friday August 5th at Seattle wearing my Angels gear. Heading on an Alaskan cruise August 7 so we bought tickets month ago for this game. Should I take my winker is a bitch sign with me?

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Rendon with a cast getting into the mix…..

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago

If Juan Lagares was on the team, he would 100% be in the middle mixing it up and not playing clutch and hold. Gone too soon but not fast enough.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Yes he would have smothered them with his golden girth

red floyd
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

He would have pounded on someone with his gold glove.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Hell yeah. F*****n FIGHT! Plus a pen game where our boys shove it to the bad other men, walk no one, and strike out twelve? I’ll take that. Plus plus MacKinnon at 3B and helping? Serve me another. Extra ultra plus Rengifo GWRBI!?! DRUGS!!!!

I also noted that Rendon just doesn’t give a shit.

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MarineLayer
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3 months ago

Can somebody post the Rendon push and the Raisel sunflower seed toss. I’d really appreciate it.

Guest
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3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

It’s on the ESPN site. Game highlights. Iglesias sunflower seed toss.

MarineLayer
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3 months ago
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Thanks!

Guest
Newbie
3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Iglesias seed toss was very reminiscent of the Lou Pineilla first base toss in 1990 which basically accomplished nothing.

MarineLayer
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3 months ago
Reply to 

But it’s fun to talk about, and watch the video.

benjiface
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3 months ago
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The Piniella first base toss was way better. Come on man!

Last edited 3 months ago by benjiface
DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

He tossed as many seeds as that psychotic fertility doctor on Netflix “Our Father”

red floyd
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3 months ago
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MarineLayer
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3 months ago

Rendon’s one remaining hand push/punch to Wanker’s face was the highlight of the brawl.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Looking at that it again it had kind of an eye gouge element to it. . I think Winker was in shock that Rendon did that because it stopped him right in his tracks.

Probably a trick Tony learned when he was a kid and would go shoot pool at night with his Daddy at the local Houston bars.

MarineLayer
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Tony showed me some game today. I’m impressed.

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Wanker is the key nickname. Although he’ll be DFA or traded real soon anyway.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  DowningDude

I know, I know. We have to hate him for forever now. But if they DFA Winker we need to pick him up right then and there. I don’t know what his problem is in Seattle but he’s a good baseball player and never showed out as a dick on the Reds.

SScott
Super Member
3 months ago

I don’t hate the dude, he just showed his ars today, that’s all. I wouldn’t be upset if they could pick him up after a DFA either.

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago

He’s got Reds-Ass – so surely – he’s a good fit here.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago

Damn straight we’d pick him up. He won’t be let go. He earned praise from his team for the antics PLUS the just extended him.

Last edited 3 months ago by FungoAle
benjiface
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

The highlight of his Angels career. 🥴

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  benjiface

You might be right – Just like Pujols and the Fernando Rodney arrow.

benjiface
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Definitely. Which wow, that is really sad now that I think about it.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago

Saw a video on Reddit, Anthony greeted Winky with a open hand left push to his face. Nice! Did well to keep his right arm away from the fracas.

MarineLayer
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I just posted something about that. How awesome was that! The play of the year!

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Yeah, awesome, jumped right out front.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Why the open hand? A closed fist punch was needed, and Rendon being Rendon we got a open-handed slap push.

the dude is a total disappointment.

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Guest
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3 months ago

Igelias with his bling gold chain after the brawl throwing a box of sunflower seeds 20 feet that landed on the field basically near nobody. What a fucking moron.

MarineLayer
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3 months ago
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Ah c’mon, who doesn’t love a sunflower seed toss to the middle of the field.

ryanfea
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3 months ago
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Don’t know what your deal is, that was funny as hell

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  ryanfea

Sponsorship coming. Smart business.

benjiface
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  ryanfea

It was funny, but Cuda is actually right about something for once, it was stupid and Iglesias is a moron

WallyChuckChili
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3 months ago
Reply to 

It’s good to see D-Cell Fired Up!

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DowningDude
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3 months ago
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Try some desitin – it cuts down the chafing pain you’re facing.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
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He was pissed because he got tossed. Good for him. I thought it was a helluva toss. He must have strong legs like Nolan Ryan.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

Combined with those Mariano Rivera type supple hips that drive Tim McCarver wild.

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
3 months ago

Why didn’t Arte run out there and join the fight? Andrew held him back, I guess.

MarineLayer
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Because he clearly wasn’t there. He never is.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

He’s in Arizona working on his tan.

steelgolf
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Arte is actually at the stadium a lot. I have run into him 4 or 5 times while at the stadium.

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

I wanted to see Perry Vs Jerry

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

And Nevin vs Servais. Gawd, the MFer Servais annoys the hell out of me.

tanana40
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

We needed Soth to come out of the stands to square up against Servais.

red floyd
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3 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

He was too busy turning pages.

johnnyangel101
Newbie
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I was fully expecting both teams to back away and let the two managers duke it out like a hockey fight. THAT would have been entertaining.

nishiogawakun
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

This is what I come for, lol

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

OLIGARCHS pay others to fight.

MarineLayer
Super Member
3 months ago

I was very happy to see Nevin retaliate against Seattle by throwing behind Rodriguez, getting the warning, then hitting Wanker in the ass. I can’t remember ever seeing Maddon do that. I can’t believe this will change much (see hitters 5-9 and our bullpen) but at least we’re going down fighting. Go Fighting Angels!!!

benjiface
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3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Hurrrr durrr, show those Mariners we’re tough by throwing at their guys! Pretty bad optics on us, actually

2002heaven
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3 months ago

Yes I hate everybody!!!!
Astros, Yankees, Doyers, A’s, Pirates, Netherlands because of the Dutch East India Co, The British Empire, the Roman Empire, the Klingons from Star Trek, the Wicked Witch of the West, Mr Potter from It’s A Wonderful Life, President Snow from The Hunger Games, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Anniken Skywalker,
There I’m officially a Super Imperial CTPG Member!!!
 😆 

SScott
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3 months ago
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2002heaven
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3 months ago
Reply to  SScott

 😆 
You’re taking yourself too seerouisly and get over it alredi.
Evry team is gonna be involved in a bench clearing brawl (except the Angels because they don’t have any fire in their bellies).

Last edited 3 months ago by 2002heaven
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Member…. yup that’s a word for it.