Angels End July with a loss

July 31st, what used to be the trade deadline day is now just the last day of July. Who will be here on August 2nd, the actual trade deadline day? Appreciate it, as this may be the last you see from some players.

Not Reid Detmers though, he is here to stay. He went 7 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits, striking out 12 and walking 3. However, what was most impressive was his immaculate inning in the 2nd, striking out 3 players with 9 pitches.

Meanwhile, the offense continued to underwhelm, scoring only 2 before the stretch.

Highlighted Recap

Rangers struck first, scoring 1 in the first.

Uh oh

Angels tied it up, however, in the bottom half.

Rengifo good?!

The 2nd was special, however, as Detmers had an immaculate inning.

ANGELS HAVE PITCHING!

The Angels gained the lead in the bottom half, thanks to Squid.

2-1 Angels

However, the Rangers tied it up in the 5th.

oof

Detmers went 7 strong innings, needing the offense to come through. They didn’t, not while he was pitching at least.

It was up to the bullpen to not blow it. Tepera did his job. Not so for Quijada, who loaded the bases in the 9th. D-Cell then blew it, giving up all 3 stranded runners.

Oops he did it again…

Angels lose 5-2 to end their miserable July.

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Eric_in_Portland
Legend
7 days ago

after the Mariners beaned Altuve with the 1st pitch tonight, I think it’s quite likely that Servais ordered his pitchers to buzz the Angels. Trout being the most obvious.

Yet Servais didn’t get suspended at all for his part in fighting.

Mariners fans are totally insane, saying the Angels “ignited the brawl”, as if Wanker’s going to our bench was nothing. And now they’re claiming (and believing!) that Kirby’s beanball “got away from him”.

More than ever I’m hoping the Mariners collapse. I believe they will, although it would be great if they miss the playoffs by one game with Castillo getting the loss.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
7 days ago

And Wanker strikes out for the final out since it will be a home game for the Ms

GonFishin
Trusted Member
6 days ago

Well we did ignite the brawl. There’s a reason Nevin received the worst suspension out of everyone and he didn’t appeal. We have to call a spade a spade.

Cowboy26
Legend
7 days ago

Is anyone concerned about the amount of sliders Detmers is throwing? I hope he doesn’t flame out before we can be competitive again.

DowningDude
Super Member
6 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Mike Butcher is smiling somewhere; sleeping like a baby

FungoAle
Super Member
7 days ago

Zach Neto just hit his first professional home run for the Dust Devils. We desparately need some infusion of bats from the minors, hoping this guy does well.

Cowboy26
Legend
7 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Patience my barley one. The Thicc King is also on his way, with an earlier eta but a hard to miss presence.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

He will eat his way through the minors.
Be in the Show in no time.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
7 days ago

To not make a significant amount of noise at the deadline would be the most Angels thing ever.

This team needs a full reboot. Get some new blood, shed some payroll. Start over.

Jayman28
Trusted Member
7 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Exactly, I hope they don’t become the Rockies and just sit on their hands

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
7 days ago

with a day off Monday we likely have seen the last of ….? and maybe also ??

Our speculation has been Thor and Ohtani but there’s a chance it’ll be someone else. Hey, maybe nobody but I expect Perry will swing something that will be underwhelming.

Who didn’t play today? Fletch? Ward and Adell pinch-hit. Squinting at that I could see that they were being held out. I’ll whine and cry Tuesday, no matter what

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
7 days ago

Velasquez-He’ll bring a top SP prospect for sure.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

An Ace or nothing!

Fansince1971
Legend
7 days ago

Quick thoughts on Castillo trade. It’s the kind of move I wish the Angels would do. The Reds got a lot of young talent. It weakened the M’s farm system considerably. I would love it if the Angels could get a bunch of young talent in their Org. When it works out (like Detmers) it raises the floor considerably.

Castillo definitely strengthens the M’s pitching staff. If they don’t make the playoffs this season it will be hilarious.

Dipoto’s move here reminds me of the trade for Greinke and other moves in 2014. He is not afraid to go all in. I respect that – but it definitely can weaken a farm system.

Last edited 7 days ago by Fansince1971
GonFishin
Trusted Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

It’s a good move…if you are a contender. It could potentially blow up in their face if they don’t make the playoffs and any of those guys become decent MLBers…like what happened with the Greinke trade all those years ago. I think it’s a home run for the Reds as they got max value on him.

I respect Jedi’s balls between the Angels and Mariners, but think his intelligence gets overrated sometimes. Many Mariners fans think he and Servais might get fired if they don’t make the playoffs, hence the desperation trade.

Fansince1971
Legend
7 days ago
Reply to  GonFishin

I agree with you. It takes balls on both sides. I think in the long run the Reds will come out the winner – but if the M’s make the playoffs, it’s a good short term move.

GonFishin
Trusted Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Must be nice though to be in that position where you can make those type of trades. With our prospect pool, 1 of those 3 Mariners prospects being involved would have priced us out because we don’t have any Top 100 guys currently.

Fansince1971
Legend
7 days ago
Reply to  GonFishin

Exactly. I’d like to be on the other side of that trade (ie the Reds side).

h27kim
Trusted Member
7 days ago
Reply to  GonFishin

I remember Dipoto mostly for fleecing us of 4 players, including Saunders, Corbin, and Skaggs, for a year and a half of Dan Haren (comparable deal as the Castillo one, except with Dipoto on the other end) That made me quite happy when he was brought in as our GM: unfortunate that he never really pulled a deal like that on either end for us. :/

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

LOL, yeah JeDi goes all in, then leaves the org-Not that impressive to lose your employers money gambling at the table.

#notimpressed

Cowboy26
Legend
7 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

The Greinke trade gave up more ML ready talent for a shorter term rental. Considering the 1-1/2 years of Control the M’s now have with Castillo, I think their trade for him was a steal.

Fansince1971
Legend
7 days ago

I personally am excited about Detmers. He looks like the real deal.

Another decent pick by Eppler.

Last edited 7 days ago by Fansince1971
Cowboy26
Legend
7 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

When you say “another” I think you meant “finally” ?

Fansince1971
Legend
7 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Well I think if you look (just off the top of my head) at Simba (trade) Marsh and Shohei and Detmers – that’s not a bad body of work.

Cowboy26
Legend
7 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

You said “pick” not trade or free agent signing . The cupboard is pretty bare right now . That’s on Eppler.

FungoAle
Super Member
7 days ago

Not gonna moan about the loss, like I am really shocked, but how about Reid f-ing Detmers. The guy has been dealing all year. He and Sandy are nice finds.

Last edited 7 days ago by FungoAle
Eric_in_Portland
Legend
7 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Here’s a bit from mlb.com that is sooooo Tungsten Arm O’Doyle.

“It was part of a stellar outing for the 23-year-old, who set a career high with 12 strikeouts over seven strong innings in a 5-2 loss at Angel Stadium.”

2002heaven
Trusted Member
7 days ago

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You all believed 2 months ago that we were a playoff team except for that 2002heaven guy who wouldn’t follow me!!

MikeSalmon
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Hey man: If we gave you a going away present, would you…go away?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  2002heaven

I thought you were banned weeks ago?

Fansince1971
Legend
7 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Rasputin was slowly going crazy due to mercury poisoning.

I think I have a diagnosis for you 2002.

Oski_Bear
Member
7 days ago

Trade somebody already!

Mia
Legend
Mia
7 days ago

We were so ecstatic about the Iggy extension.

His regression is such a gut punch.

Jayman28
Trusted Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Mia

That’s a lot of money they threw at him as well.

Mia
Legend
Mia
7 days ago
Reply to  Jayman28

16 mil a year for the next 3 seasons

Oski_Bear
Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Mia

…and now his trade value is done

Jayman28
Trusted Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Oski_Bear

He went from being a Jeep Wrangler to a Hummer

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
7 days ago
Reply to  Mia

he’ll be better in 2023!

Jayman28
Trusted Member
7 days ago

2 years later: he will be better in 2025!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
7 days ago
Reply to  Jayman28

sad, ain’t it?

MikeSalmon
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Mid-May, me: Man we’ve got Tepera and Loup as our 7th and 8th inning guys, and Iggy as our closer: Thanks, Perry! This year’s gonna bit LIT!

And I was right! Only, I didn’t know what the meaning of “lit” would be. Oy! Oy vey ist mir!

Last edited 7 days ago by MikeSalmon
MarineLayer
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Could he have done worse? He’s either the unluckiest guy in history or just a dope. Either way, we’re screwed.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
7 days ago

Angels went 6-18 for July, and I think that’s an accurate reflection on how “good” this team is.

Detmers: first pitcher in 7 years to have an immaculate inning and a no-hitter in the same year. He’s one worth keeping, it seems.

Stupid Q: I lazily Googled and didn’t find the answer immediately, so will ask you guys: is the trade deadline over on Aug 2nd at the stroke of midnight? Or is it over exactly 24 hours before that? Asking for a certain Ohtani-watcher.

Brent
Trusted Member
7 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Makes me wonder when the last time the Angels didn’t break double-digit wins in a full calendar month’s worth of play? Could this be a first?

steelgolf
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

6-18 is sad. That is a team who is not very good.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
7 days ago

Thanks, JHW!

MikeSalmon
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Ehhhh…EST or PST? Greenwich Mean Time? Miller?

VladimirTrout27
Trusted Member
7 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Horrible RISP numbers like .190 or something. That’s beyond atrocious considering the roster (Trout pre-injury, Ohtani, Walsh Allstar last year, Ward – questionable all-star) and Rengifo getting hot. Deadline is 3pm PST usually 1pm on the 31st of July.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
7 days ago

Batter’s still not protecting the plate w/ 2 strikes, but they are improving with their Playhouse 90 disgust walking away and their stares back at the pitchers is installing fear. Seems like every walk that our pitchers give to the other guys, all come around to score.

Squid screwed the pooch when he drove in a run with the bases loaded with a fly to RF. He needs to be ‘splained to about trAdition. The team is supposed to leave the runners out there.

Did not matter who was brought in from the Blowpen, we were dead meat when our starter was through. The good news we still have a chance to make the Lotto. 😎  Sure glad Detmers doesn’t want out of Dodge yet.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
7 days ago

Rec’d for the Playhouse 90 riff.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
7 days ago

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Eric_in_Portland
Legend
7 days ago

we can still win 103! We’d need to go 60-0 for that. But seriously, the Skanks and Cheaters have both already won more than we’ll win in the entire season.

GonFishin
Trusted Member
7 days ago

Better to bottom out than be stuck in the middle.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  GonFishin

So TRUE! 🙏 

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

Q and Raisel were collaborating well on the 9th inning. Their teamwork was inspired

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
7 days ago

That’s what the Blue was thinking as he changed the KZone.

GonFishin
Trusted Member
7 days ago

I’m no manager, but I’m pretty sure you don’t want a guy with a .343 OPS batting leadoff.

Detmers looks great. Angels might have gotten a 1st round pick right for once.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  GonFishin

This is the Angels, there’s not many guys with OPS’ higher than .343

GonFishin
Trusted Member
7 days ago

You mean other than every single Angel that played today?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  GonFishin

sar·casm
/ˈsärˌkazəm/

noun

  1. the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.
  2. “his voice, hardened by sarcasm, could not hide his resentment”
GonFishin
Trusted Member
7 days ago

Nah, it’s hard to tell with you.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
7 days ago
Reply to  GonFishin

I mis-read this, as a .343 OBP, which is reasonable. Then I looked again and saw “OPS”. Ha…haha…sob

MarineLayer
Super Member
7 days ago

Me too.

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