In the final game of the series against the A’s at home, the Angels looked to salvage this somehow.
However, that was a pipe dream. Janson Junk had the start and he lived up to his name. 2 and a third innings, 6 ER. Pathetic. 5 hits and 2 walks against 2 strikeouts.
Digging out of a hole that big would be a tall order and burning through a bullpen for such a game was not ideal. So, the offense had to show up to even have a ghost of a chance. Luckily, they did. 7 home runs in the game! The most in a long, long time.
Unfortunately, all were solo shots, and the pitching gave up too many for that to be enough. Still, 7 solo home runs, that tied a record!
At least Ohtani showed he is healthy for real as he hit a home run. 1-0 Angels.
Then, in the 2nd, Suzuki hit one as well, 2-0 Angels.
However, the top of the 3rd was horrendous, as Junk gave up 6 runs.
Junk was pulled and the damage mercifully ended.
Taylor Ward made it suck slightly less with his home run, the 3rd by the Angels on the day.
So of course the Angels give up more, a 2 run home run in the 4th.
Jo Adell made it slightly better by hitting a home run of his own.
After failing in the 5th, Jared Walsh hit the 5th home run for the Angels in the 6th.
Touki Toussaint pitched 4 and a third innings of relief, giving up just 2 runs to give the offense a chance. This was his 2nd 4 inning, 2 run appearance for the Angels since being acquired from the Braves. Not bad.
Shohei thanked him for his job well done and hit his second home run of the game!
The bullpen did well, with Wantz, Tepera, and Jesse Chavez not allowing a run the rest of the way, it was up to the offense to somehow score more.
Mickey Moniak stood up to the challenge, channeling the power of the mouse to hit the 7th home run for the Angels today!
However, this meant they were still down 8-7, as all 7 were solo shots.
With 2 outs and one on, Shohei Ohtani had the chance to walk it off. He didn’t. Ohtani popped up. Angels lose the series.
Oakland A’s & the Los Angeles Angels, two of the best AAAA teams around…..
Any ML pitchers throw today??
Really not sure how to feel about games like this.
I no longer fear Ohtani asking for a trade because he’d probably be doing the organization a favor by forcing it to rebuild.
I like wins but as we’re rebuilding on accident, losing isn’t that bad for our draft slot & pool.
The jerseys still look great at least.
Yeah the 5 stages of grief, I’m at acceptAnce. Spring hopes eternal.
Serious question: If we get Verlander and Correa in the offseason, is that enough?
Getting someone and them staying healthy, not regressing are 2 different things.
We got Pujols and Hamilton and Rendon. They were the Verlander and Correas of yesteryear.
Maybe they get us over the hump? Maybe none of it matters if theres not depth there to cover for them when they’re hurt.
You think Arte is taking payroll to like $275m – $300m?!
Barf!!! I’d rather lose!
Ladies and gentlemen your 2022 Los Angeles Angels. Take a bow. Let’s hear it people!
This season we have: had Detmers throw a no-hitter on May 10: been 11 games over .500 at 24-13 (May 15); lost 14 straight games (May 25-June 8); fired our manager (June 7), had Detmers throw an immaculate inning (July 31); had numerous Ohtani highlights of batting and pitching, hit .199 in July, won 1 of the last 10 home series since late May; and hit 7 solo homers in a game that we lost 8-7.
I have never seen a season like 2022. Anything else that I missed?
And Rengifo has become our best hitter. Don’t forget that one.
I honestly just think I could write a script to be a better GM than Perry. Send the Dodgers trade requests for their players with fill in the blanks of Angels players. Like Max Muncy for insert Angels players here. Dodgers advanced scouting would tell us which players we should keep, and if guys don’t get mentioned we just toss them back into the abyss that Perry found them at. I seriously think 1/3 of our roster right now are just guys Perry saw in Eastbound and Down.
It’s SOOOO much deeper than Perry. The Dodgers organization is a model te scouting and international scouting, player development, coaching and strength and conditioning. They invest deeply in these things and they hire the best. And it pays dividends.
Arte looks at these areas like unnecessary costs that dont generate revenue.
The deck is stacked against Perry by Arte just like it was against Dipoto and Eppler. It’s not the GMs fault under these circumstances. You can keep blaming them resulting in a merry-go-round of GMs. But nothing is going to change until/unless investments are made in the foundational things that make up a solid baseball organization.
But if you and others want to light torches and blame Perry – have at it.
Most consistent at this time?? Yes.
Trout figuring out our pitcher had a tell as to what he was throwing and frustratingly showing the whole world what it was. Our manager then tried to cover it by saying they told him to do that, Maddon walking a run in w/the bases loaded, our no hitter pitcher being so bad after throwing it, he was sent down to the minors.
That was a blessing in disguise though, the minor league coaches fixed him where the major league staff was clueless.
Oh, Trout and pitch tipping and Maddon walking the bases loaded, add that to my list.
Rendon batting left-handed and hitting a HR in the process. He’s a closet switch-hitter, who knew?!
And Sam Blum reminded me that Jared Walsh also hit a cycle this season.
Taylor Ward was in mvp talks at one point
I didn’t know/care there was a game on. My indifference to this team is approaching the periwinkle uniform days.
It is pretty hilarious that they hit 7 HR’s and no one was on base for any of them. It’s an anomaly only the angels could pull off.
On the bright side – for a craptastic loss, we sure had a lot and I mean a LOT of highlights. Some of the losses lately had nothing of note in them.
Toussaint has quite a bit of movement on a couple of his pitches–I can see why he was a top prospect. Hopefully he can figure it out and be decent for us, even if only in relief
Marsh singled and scored for the Phil’s first time up
can PTP trade me to FILADELFIA too?
looks like a lot more fun than ST. College Blvd.
All you can do is laugh.
It is the best thing to do now really. Just embrace it and smile because life is still good even if the Angels aren’t. 👍
I have a three day weekend. Hell yeah life is good!
This team isn’t allowed to ruin my mood anymore. Laughter really is the best medicine.
My eight year old son (eight year old!) said to me during our 14 game losing streak “We need to follow a different team for the rest of this season The Angels aren’t good Dad.” So he is following the Mets. He is fricking eight and figured that out. I am 44, have 36 years in following this team and I am still sitting here trying to figure out why the hell I do, haha. Only the Angels could do what they did yesterday and still lose.
Funny thing – yesterday in the seventh when we were down 8-5 I thought “man wouldn’t it be right down our alley to hit seven solo homers and lose 8-7?” damn, I cant believe that actually happened. Only the Angels guys, only the Angels.
Because if you don’t, you’ll cry.
There is no crying in baseball
Unless you’re a child in the stands that just dropped their cotton candy.
I just turn the page.
sage advice …
So appropriate, 7 Home Runs and lose 8-7, this season has been a real stinkaroo. I just am having fun laughing at this pathetic mess, I just can’t help but thinking today was Par for the course. We started with Junk, lol.
Halos have been great at losing 1 run games in painful ways all season. Had they gone .500 in those games, they would be around 5 GB in wild card lol.
So many that it’s getting laughable at this point.
Hit 7 solo HRs to lose by 1 run is pure comedy.
But alas, it’s better than losing 1-0 I suppose…
4 games out of 1st place at this point in the season isn’t too shabby. We can definitely catch the A’s and take that top spot. You have to believe people!!!!!!!
7 Home Runs
Just another day of Angels Baseball 🙃
Can we pitch Junk every game? Please?
Good job! Another loss closer to the rarified air of a top 5 draft pick.
I just arrived in Seattle and will be at the game tomorrow cheering the team on to further the 2022 “tank”.
Don’t wear aqua or dark blue.
Did you buy those tickets back in April ??
I bought my tix for the game in Choakland back in April.
Yep – back in the heady days when it seemed anything was possible.
I’ll do my best to start an “Arte Sucks” chant tonight
if we go 57-0 from this point we’ll be ok.
wrong direction Eric. Embrace the tank
if we go 0-57 we’ll be ok
The only 57 we will get close to is Heinz 57
i am just catching up to this thread.
The only 57 we get close to is the highway.
Perry Minasian…Tank Commander
At least they got to put more little stickers on that cowboy hat
The absolute definition of live by the long ball, die by the long ball.
Just another Halos loss. Wowzers.
7 Home Runs = Loss!