Angels vs. Astros Game 1 Gamethread

Let’s break out the boo’s and hopefully the bats.

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Angels2020Champs
Super Member
2 months ago

To the archives!!!

AllenB
Super Member
2 months ago

We ended up with a dozen K’s and 2 hits. I’m guessing the hitting coaches are still cashing checks. That’s probably the biggest bummer of all.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  AllenB

Steak and lobster for the hitting coaches tonight

AllenB
Super Member
2 months ago

Of course it ends with a K.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
2 months ago

HOLY CRAP IS THIS TEAM TERRIBLE!

AllenB
Super Member
2 months ago

Hey, we did get to double digits in K’s!!! #smallvictories

ryanfea
Trusted Member
2 months ago
Reply to  AllenB

Feels good to be the best at something

AllenB
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  ryanfea

Exactly! We can give a clinic on striking out.

angelslogic
Super Member
2 months ago

I was going to ask the over/under on # of hits this half inning, but I’m reducing it to . over/under balls in play 1.1

AllenB
Super Member
2 months ago

Buttercup!!!

LA_Seitz
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2 months ago

Based on the schedule, we’re looking at most likely at 12 game losing streak (16 losses out of 17 and 20 losses out of 22) when they get swept by the Astros and Dodgers, and Braves. Maybe they get one against the Royals. If you have the two best players in baseball and you’re still that bad, I don’t see how you justify keeping them aside from selling tickets. Trout and Ohtani are basically bread and circuses at this point.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  LA_Seitz

Hoping Ohtani pitching a Perfect Game tomorrow can get us a win…. We have lost no-hitting a team before 😔

FungoAle
Super Member
2 months ago

Would like to see Ohtani wrack up some innings to get him in the cy-chase

FungoAle
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  LA_Seitz

Just wait and watch the Pirates pass the Angels, the kiss of death for Minaisan

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
2 months ago

Can Trout come back in to pinch hit?

Cowboy26
Legend
2 months ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

No but Ohtani can.

ryanfea
Trusted Member
2 months ago

Can’t wait for us to get two runners on and strand them to end the game

FungoAle
Super Member
2 months ago

Ok, we got the big sticks coming up

jcstein
Trusted Member
2 months ago

I have no idea if the stats back this up, but Iglesias’s fastball in the second half of his games this year looks like it lost 5-6 inches of vertical movement from last year. I don’t know if that’s the problem or not, but it’s noticeable

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
2 months ago
Reply to  jcstein

I think it’s more just game-to-game. Some games he’s got that movement and stuff and other games he just whah-whah.

jcstein
Trusted Member
2 months ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

Idk, I’ve seen more consecutive games this year with him with a virtually straight fastball than ever before. Seriously, go watch his 2021 highlights versus now. He’s also lot a lot of Velo so that might lower spin / decrease movement, idk. I think he’s down 1.5-2 mph

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
2 months ago
Reply to  jcstein

Yeah its likely happening more often this year, but he has had a few electric games this year.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  jcstein

Not as good this year and seems to struggle particularly bad in non save situations. Not ideal

MikeSalmon
Super Member
2 months ago

2 outs. This is where Iglesias can’t get it done. All-too-often.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 months ago

Good thing we only gave Iglesias a 4- year deal….

angelslogic
Super Member
2 months ago

Over/under 2.1 runs this inning.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 months ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Does that include the top and the bottom of the inning?

angelslogic
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Top

MikeSalmon
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Over

Halo71
Trusted Member
2 months ago
Reply to  angelslogic

I read that as 21 at first, lol

AllenB
Super Member
2 months ago

They can DFA Iglesias any time now.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 months ago

D Cell’s Average velo now down to C Cell status?

MikeSalmon
Super Member
2 months ago

Ballgame. In a game where we had no business being tied in the 9th anyway.

2 fookin’ hits.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

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angelslogic
Super Member
2 months ago

Iglesias is not his 2021 self.

ryanfea
Trusted Member
2 months ago

What the hell are we doing?

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
2 months ago
Reply to  ryanfea

waiting for the drugs to wear off Iglesias.

angelslogic
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  ryanfea

Why do you build me….

ryanfea
Trusted Member
2 months ago
Reply to  angelslogic

They respect Angels trAdition at least