Angels get shut out on Ohtani Night

Shoehi Ohtani pitched a day after 2 wins for the first time since MAY. With David Fletcher back, it felt like everything was right again.

But of course, happy Angels fans are not allowed, not anymore. So, Shohei the pitcher didn’t have his A stuff tonight. Sure, going 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 8 hits while striking out 11 and walking 0 is great for anyone, but, with this offense? Well, it was not enough.

Offensive support was pathetically pathetic yet again tonight. Barely able to scrap across any hits, let alone runs vs Spencer Howard?! Seriously, Howard?! He is the worst of the Rangers rather underwhelming starting rotation. Just 3 hits and no walks vs THAT GUY?!

If this is the last start for Ohtani as an Angel, well, he will certainly go down in Angels history as one of the best players to ever play for this organization, and one that will be fondly remembered for the rest of our lives.

Highlighted Reacp

Things were shaky to start, with 3 straight singles to lead off the game vs Ohtani. But, Shohei struck out the next 3 batters to keep it scoreless heading into the bottom of the first.

NOBLETIGER (No Outs Bases Loaded, Ending with Team Incapable of Getting Easy Run) for the Rangers

Things weren’t so lucky later, however. He gave up a solo home run in the 4th.

Oof

And in the 5th, he allowed another run.

2-0 Rangers

It was almost 3-0 Rangers in the 6th, but Ohtani was able to escape a leadoff triple. He was done after 6, striking out 11.

11k for Shohei

Then in the 7th, another run almost scored again but Jo Adell made a great play?!

Jo Adell defense good?!

Even against the Rangers’ bullpen, the Angels couldn’t muster up a run. Angels lose what might be the last Ohtani start as an Angel.

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nishiogawakun
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10 days ago

I know I know, it’s not links, but I can’t help it: https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/1552839924092633089

FungoAle
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

After tonight’s loss, can you blame Shohei for telling the team he has no intention of resigning?

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

When did he say that?

Sportsdominator23
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10 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

“Regardless of where I’m playing, I’m going to give it my all and try to win that ballgame in front of me,” Ohtani said through interpreter Ippei Mizuhara. “I’m with the Angels right now, and I’m very thankful for what they’ve done. I love my team and my teammates. Right now, I’m an Angel, and that’s all I can focus on at this point.” This is what Shohei said about the rumors swirling around that he’s on the block.

DowningDude
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Good – glad he won’t resign. Now, I sure hope that he RE-SIGNS.

Last edited 10 days ago by DowningDude
tanana40
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

This is a reoccurring issue. I am resigned to it.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Only their 4 top prospects? I would think the Angels would want MLB talent as well.

JackFrost
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yeah, that is what I thought. In fact that is what previous reports were saying.

I suspect this newer report might be some mischief that is aimed at prying Ohtani loose for a much cheaper price.

nishiogawakun
Trusted Member
10 days ago

I feel like 2002, but man, just saw this brought up on Reddit and it’s like salt on the wound. Barf!

https://halohangout.com/posts/la-angels-dodge-bullet-los-angeles-dodgers-sign-halos-fa-target-tyler-anderson

Tyler Anderson is 11-1 with a 2.61 ERA. He wasn’t even in the Dodgers’ starting rotation to begin the season.

GonFishin
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10 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Would have been a great add, but his record would be 7-5 with a similar ERA behind our offense.

DowningDude
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  GonFishin

but his ERA would be 11.78 if he was pitching for us.

FungoAle
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

I have a large suspicion, if Anderson was on the Halo’s, he would have a 4.50+ ERA. I was hoping they would sign him but poor play can be contagious. The FO is poor, baseball fundementals are poor and the strikeouts this year by the offense is poor. Good for Tyler that he went up the 5 fwy.

jcstein
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Agree. I think the front office has an incredible amount of influence on whether a FA can come in and succeed. Case-in-point: Kevin Gausman with the Giants. The first thing they did was convince him to essentially be a 2 pitch pitcher (fastball, split) because their analytics department had data that indicated success with that game plan. He was phenomenal. I’m speculating, but it feels like the Angels are more on the “run what ya brung” mentality when it comes to free agents.

Cowboy26
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10 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Now you know why I dont hangout there.

GonFishin
Trusted Member
10 days ago

You know what, it’s all good. That’s what happens when you run into great pitchers with great ERA like…Spencer..Howard…5.93…what the hell Angels?!?

Eric_in_Portland
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10 days ago

the best part of the game is this post game write up

James
Trusted Member
10 days ago

Glad I missed the game. Texas is a bad team. I would like to believe we have more talent in this teams current form. They just lack any fire offensively. Too many K’s usually and poor situational hitting. Doomed to fail unfortunately.

max
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max
10 days ago

Rengifo, tho. 3 for 4 tonight with a single, double, and a triple! Since June 18, batting 0.328. Is he realizing his potential, or is he only 6 week Taylor Ward good? One of only 2 or 3 bright spots lately.

FungoAle
Super Member
10 days ago

The stench is so bad. How does the GM survive this?

GonFishin
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

You sell a few billboards.

jcstein
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

At some point if your team becomes a revolving door, the league starts to look at you as a joke. My guess is Carpino and Moreno probably understand this and are treading carefully considering their last firings did absolutely nothing to help

GonFishin
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  jcstein

New ownership changes that…just saying 😐

nishiogawakun
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10 days ago
Reply to  jcstein

I mean, I think there will never be a dearth of applicants, but it’s been widely reported by people actually in the industry for years now that the Angels are one of the bottom tier organizations to work for. Them’s the facts.

Last edited 10 days ago by nishiogawakun
GonFishin
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Pure speculation, but if I had to guess, they still haven’t fully recovered from the Dipoto exit.

rosstrade
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  GonFishin

Never thought there would be another bottom after Dipolo and Eppier.

But, Perry M is an absolute skunk.

Almost as bad as Tony Reagins who fired Eddie Banes….

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  rosstrade

Really? after both Jedi & Billy destroyed our farm system? That aint on Perry.

2GA2Join
Trusted Member
9 days ago
Reply to  rosstrade

Over and over and over again people bring up the Eddie Banes root cause for our woes…

Didn’t I read that the reason he was let go was because of some violation he committed? So if we kept him, it might have turned into another rule-violating scandal where mgmt looked the other way and the Angels get in trouble?

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  GonFishin

😂😂 Thats the only thing they have gotten over

Fansince1971
Legend
10 days ago

I would have loved some reason for optimism. But realism is good too.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 days ago

I like how Jo replaced his divot.

WallyChuckChili
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10 days ago

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