The Angels Win 2 in a Row

In a season that has death spiraled, the smallest bit of fortune feels most grand.

Like winning 2 in a row. A feat that hasn’t happened in July for the Angels before today.

Janson Junk’s July 27th start just showed that the Angels starting pitching was in good hands. 5 innings, no runs and only 4 hits. He struck out 8 and walked only 1 as he clamed his first victory.

Junk threw some great junk

But the real reason for 2 in a row was the offense. Fresh off of a strong outing last night, they scored again today! The biggest contributors were Gosselin, Marsh, and Squid, the bottom of the lineup coming through.

Highlighted Recap

It was a pitching duel to start the game. A scoreless affair until the top of the 5th, when, after Kurt Suzuki reached, the Goose was loose, as Phil Gosselin tripled him in!

1-0 Angels!

Marsh drove him in for the crucial 2nd run!

Bloop!

More almost came but the Royals still had great defensive players on their team.

So close…

It was bullpen time for both teams now, and the Angels again outdid the Royals, scoring again in the 7th thanks to Squid and a really bad throw.

3-0 Angels!

Ohtani was tired of the bottom of the lineup getting all the hits, so he singled in the 4th run of the game!

4-0 Angels!

D-Cell came in to secure the win in a non save situation. He had some help from his CF, who was still not Trout, as he is still injured. But he shut the door, as the Angels shutout the Royals for the second game in a row!

The Angels have won 2 in a row, and return home tomorrow. Shohei Ohtani has a chance to make it 3 in a row as there is finally good news for once.

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DowningDude
Legend
4 months ago

watching the beginning of the game via replay on Bally Sports.

Patrick just dropped word that Taylor Ward’s wife is named … Taylor Ward.

Mind blown.

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Cowboy26
Legend
4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Now if her maiden name was also Ward I would be a little worried.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

…are they from West Virginia?

DowningDude
Legend
4 months ago

almost…. Fresno. 😂👍

Fansince1971
Legend
4 months ago

Sweep 4 from Texas and then 3 from Oakland and I’ll be then willing to tolerate a modicum of excitement.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Gotta get that #15 Draft Pick!

Cowboy26
Legend
4 months ago

The new draft lotto might mess that plan up for us.

Fansince1971
Legend
4 months ago

Any doctor on this thread who can explain Trout’s medical situation and the likelihood that he’ll return this.season?

Twebur
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I’m a retired Proctologist, so I know a thing or two about his situation.
https://youtu.be/GP_0BhCw2rg

DowningDude
Legend
4 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

A proctologist you say? I would like to …
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Fansince1971
Legend
4 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Good stuff!

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

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red floyd
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4 months ago

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red floyd
Legend
4 months ago

The Angels winning two in a row?

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Fansince1971
Legend
4 months ago

So… With the news today about Trout should he still play in the WBC?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

He’ll be e healthy for that. It’s just the Angels regular season that he’s injured for

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago

The Plumber’s OPS of .461 is downright Premium

Twebur
Super Member
4 months ago

The Plumber’s Yelp rating is horrible….time to find a new one.

Dinkycreek
Newbie
4 months ago

It should be fairly simple for Glassman to heal and stay healthy for some time. QUIT TRYING TO JACK THE BALL 490 FEET EVERY SWING. Making contact lessens the strain on the whole body, especially the back. Trout needs to get back to his hitting what he is given.

Has the return of the Goose changed the team dynamics? It may be entirely coincidental but since his return there seems to be more life to a near dead horse.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Dinkycreek

It would be hilarious if the key to winning wasn’t Trout, Rendon or Ohtani….it was Goose droppings.

Cowboy26
Legend
4 months ago

We’ll let’s just hope the Goose bump lasts

DowningDude
Legend
4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

dude’s can get knocked up. should last 9 months.

Fansince1971
Legend
4 months ago

The only conclusion I can draw thus far is that the Royals are really bad.

The news about Trout is really sad and concerning.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
4 months ago

Angel fan diehards, sometime in 2035 or so:

“Remember the day Mike Trout was diagnosed with a rare joint ailment in his back and he said his career wasn’t over?”

“Yea, he never played another game after that, right? Was that the year they started out great, then lost 12 straight and ended, like 59-103?”

“It was 14 straight and they ended up 57-105. Man that seems like a long time ago. Hey: a bit of trivia for you: the day Trout announced he had a rare condition, who started for the Angels and pitched 5 scoreless innings for a very rare Angels 2-game winning streak?”

“Jeez…who was on those terrible teams…I dunno…Bedrosian?”

“Naw: another guess.”

“I’m thinking…Detmers?”

“Naw: Janson Junk!”

“Oh wow! I forgot he started out with the Angels! Two-time Cy Young winner for the muth-effing Yankees. That’s a good trivia question, man.”

“Yea, who cares. We’re gonna three-peat this year, baby!”

Aaaaaand SCENE!

Jayman28
Trusted Member
4 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

There’s a couple of guys on here with that mindset

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Jayman28

It’s not a mindset, if caught early – it’s a treatable affliction

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
4 months ago

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It’s not double header wins but it sure feels good two days in a row to have it lit

FungoAle
Super Member
4 months ago

This is excatly why HGH was created, Mr. Trout..Mr. Canseco is waiting in Room 27. Pull up your shirt for an adominal injection. This will take care of all your heal time and get you back to winning baseball or baseball.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
4 months ago

Trout, today, to a reporter:
>”I think he meant that I have to stay on top of the routine I do on a daily basis to keep it from coming back,” Trout said after watching his Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 4-0 to clinch their first series win in nearly a month.
“I’m appreciative of all the prayer requests, but my career is not over.”<

Yea, I estimate Sept.15th as his farewell “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth” speech.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

“…have to stay on top of the routine I do on a daily basis to keep it from coming back”

Well, that explains why he won’t be playing a game for another two weeks.

Fumid346
Member
4 months ago

Reading about David Wright. He had a different back malady but his pregame ritual to loosen up his back was 4-5 hours each game

Cowboy26
Legend
4 months ago
Reply to  Fumid346

He had a different MyLady before each game? My Man!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Trout was so sad and burned out by playing for Moreno Malvado…. the incredible burden and hardship that comes from spending so much time near a veritable blast furnace of evil… the blinding darkness…. the constant 90s action movie techno….

Eventually it caused his back to come off.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago

It’s “fat wallet” disease and it destroyed Trout’s skeletal structure

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago

Another win? Here they go again screwing up landing a top 10 draft position in 2023.

Omahalo22
Member
4 months ago

Where do I renounce my fandom?

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Omahalo22

That’s fine right there.

Omahalo22
Member
4 months ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

Lol. Noted.😂

Cowboy26
Legend
4 months ago
Reply to  Omahalo22

I would but I’m too G.A. to do it.

Last edited 4 months ago by Cowboy26
MikeSalmon
Super Member
4 months ago

Winning two straight? We’re traveling through another dimension: a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of Mind. Winning two straight, even against KC? It’s between Light and Shadow, between Science and Superstition. Without Trout, winning two straight? This lies between the pit of Man’s fears, and the Summit of his Knowledge. There’s the signpost up ahead! Their next stop: John Wayne Airport!

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 months ago

We’ve heard this tune before. See you next Spring. Enjoy the time off with Jess and Beckham:

“Mike Trout says concern about his newly diagnosed “costovertebral disfunction” is overblown and they will play again this year.The Orange County Register’s Jeff Fletcher said he talked to Trout this afternoon about the news that has been trending on Twitter. Trout said the condition is something he’ll have to manage, but that he’s not worried about his career. “I got to stay on top of the routine I do on a daily basis to prevent it from coming back,” Trout said. “I feel good where it’s at right now. Every day it’s improving. I felt really good today.”

Mia
Legend
Mia
4 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Well, no one expected him to come out and say “Yeah, shit’s fucked, bruv, my career may be over”

The fact is we can no longer expect him to stay on the field for any meaningful length of time.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Looks like it’s time to hire Phil Jackson and save Trout for the playoffs.

Mia
Legend
Mia
4 months ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

We could all use a lil Zen in our lives.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Mia

I’m still tryna snatch the pebble from Keye Luke’s hand. I suck!

JackFrost
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Well, did you watch that video with the Dr. Morse from Florida ? Apparently the ligament/s around the releveant disc (T5, I think) is very, very shaky. He will need some kind of regenerative procedure, like PRP injections or something similar to help strengthen the ligament and area.

Swinging a baseball bat with full force is probably not what is needed right now.

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

It sounds like he’s done for the year, especially since we’re not playing for anything. Same logic as last year.

JackFrost
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Yeah, those were my thoughts as well. That was basically my point.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Well, the next decade of watching Mike Trout sit on the bench will be a complete hoot. The bonfire of Arte’s cash burns even brighter.

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 months ago

They can create a Trout/Rendon wing off in the corner somewhere.

Cowboy26
Legend
4 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

This is the result of spending too much time with Albert.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

The solution is clearly to swing a bat like Squid.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

The FO was smart and snuck junk in there for a start before we could realize he was coming and shit all over him. Thus he had good ju ju and pitched well.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago

Trade him. Now.