Pitching duel turns blowpen in 7-0 loss.

Noah Syndergaard made perhaps his last start as an Angel and was solid early. No runs through five innings and while there was sone traffic there wasn’t any real threat of a rally.

Not going anywhere is Zack Greinke. He matched Thor’s shutout and five K’s through five innings before he was pulled.

The pitching box score looked straight out of 2016.

Pulling Greinke seemed like an early hook for a team with the worst bullpen ERA in baseball. However, it wasn’t Kansas City’s bullpen who faltered.

Amir Garrett, a guy I really like, came in to start the sixth and threw up a zero despite a lead off double by the recently resurgent Jared Walsh.

Thor got two outs in the sixth and then it fell apart. An infield single followed by a walk the a single by Michael A Taylor led to the game’s first run and spelled the end of the night for Noah. And quite possibly his Angels career.

Aaron Loup got a K to strand two Royals and keep the score at 1-0. The Angels had Squid up the next inning and scored the expected zero.

Loup stayed in long enough to leave with runners at the corners and one out. Ryan Tepera immediately cashed one of those runners in on a wild pitch.

And then the wheels came completely off. By the time Tepera left the score was 5-0 and tte gane was out of reach.

Austin Warren gave up 2 more to make it 7-0.

Blowpen job complete. Game over. See you tomorrow night.

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HalosFanForLife
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4 months ago

Ohtani for Alvarez and Baty. We could then use Baty to work on SS or more pitching.

benjiface
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4 months ago

Tepera can go too. He’s awful

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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4 months ago

…..and in other news “fragile Frankie” Trout is still injured.

Sportsdominator23
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4 months ago

It’s time for the Angels to sell at the Trade Deadline. This is going to be another wasted year of missing the Playoffs for the 8th consecutive season I believe (2014 last time they made the Playoffs). Unless they miraculously play like they did the first couple of months and catch fire. I don’t think Trout or Ohtani will be moved, they bring in too much money for Arte Moreno. Maybe trade Thor to a contender for some Pitching/Prospects, Adell for some Pitching/Prospects, anyone else that they don’t see has a future here can be traded. Ohtani should walk into the Angels’ Front Office and ask them (Owner/Management) to trade him or build around him and Mike Trout. Tell them they have until his contract expires or else he’s walking away to play for a Contender. If that doesn’t send a message to the Angels that he’s serious about Winning, I don’t know what will. And hopefully, in an ideal world that gets the ball rolling. Wishful thinking on my end here.

Last edited 4 months ago by Sportsdominator23
Marcotor
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4 months ago

Which gives the Angels one season to make themselves into a “Contender” or Ohtani walks in your scenario. Given what the Angels might have to offer trade partners, it appears Ohtani is gone unless traded for “Prospects”. And I keep asking this question, what makes anyone so sure the Angels can develop “prospects”, given their track record over the last few years?

Last edited 4 months ago by Marcotor
UtahAlumnus
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4 months ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Amen. The problem is the organization not the players. Well mostly not the players.

YOUknowulovetheIE
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4 months ago

When the ngels get a risp with less then one out and don’t score the run, the opponent always comes back and scores. Talk about bad luck.

Fansince1971
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4 months ago

One thing I’ve learned in my advanced age. If something happens repeatedly and consistently, luck (good or bad) is rarely involved.

aces666high
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4 months ago

Watched Predators for the first time in years. Actually not a bad movie, played w/the kittens, ate some chips watching King of the hill and didn’t listen to a single pitch.

I checked the box score 2x. 1st time was in the 4th, 0-0. I knew then they were gonna get blown out. 9th inning 7-0, I laughed a little.

fyasko51
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4 months ago
Reply to  aces666high

I really enjoyed Predators, I think it’s the second best one in the series. Loved the dual scene between the predator and the yakuza guy.

GonFishin
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4 months ago

It’s amazing how awful Tepera and Loup have been this year. I was fine with cutting Villar for performance reasons, but if that’s the message, why do we keep seeing these 2 jokers in high leverage situations?

MarineLayer
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4 months ago
Reply to  GonFishin

Because Minasian gave both of them two year contracts. Villar was on a pro-rated minimum. I still believe Minasian is worse than Reagins.

steelgolf
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4 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Nah, Reagins fired Bane and the let Arte/Sosh bully him into taking on Wells contract.

GrandpaBaseball
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4 months ago
Reply to  GonFishin

Because both have proven track records in the past, and we have none better. Hopefully they turn it around in the second half and have big career years next year. Or they get traded for yout’s.

James
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4 months ago

Angles may be the worst team in baseball. A month into the season I never would have thought such a thing.

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  James

Obtuse well …. You’re RIGHT

Cowboy26
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Thats a rather acute take.

clover_black
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4 months ago
Reply to  James

Complete 180

Mia
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Mia
4 months ago

Anyone that has the strength to sit through more than one inning of this team is a better person than I.

On pace for the franchise record in loses. 95.

Eric_in_Portland
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4 months ago
Reply to  Mia

since we were 27-17 we’ve won 13 and lost 39. We have won exactly 1/4th of those games. We have 66 games left. If we win 1/4th of those we’ll win another 16 or 17 which would leave us with 105 or 106 losses.

Fansince1971
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4 months ago

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Fansince1971
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4 months ago

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benjiface
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4 months ago
Reply to  Mia

On the other hand, those City Connect jerseys are sure great! Yay. /Waives tiny toothpick flag

benjiface
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4 months ago
Reply to  Mia

That Seattle brawl really fired this team up! Hurr durrrr

GonFishin
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4 months ago

On the plus side, if the Royals sweep us, that’s 1 more team that leap frogs us in the draft.

Eric_in_Portland
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4 months ago
Reply to  GonFishin

we could conceivably by tied for the 5th pick by tomorrow night. Currently 8th

benjiface
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4 months ago
Reply to  GonFishin

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Angelz4ever
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4 months ago

Thank God for the bullpen help!