Angels lose Slugfest vs A’s

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!

Highlighted Recap

At least Ohtani showed he is healthy for real as he hit a home run. 1-0 Angels.

OPPO TACO

Then, in the 2nd, Suzuki hit one as well, 2-0 Angels.

KURT?!

However, the top of the 3rd was horrendous, as Junk gave up 6 runs.

6-2 Angels

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.

BLAKE!

So of course the Angels give up more, a 2 run home run in the 4th.

Laureano, because of course

Jo Adell made it slightly better by hitting a home run of his own.

8-4 A’s

After failing in the 5th, Jared Walsh hit the 5th home run for the Angels in the 6th.

First home run in a long while

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!

8-6 A’s

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!

M-I-C-K-E-Y

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.

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Angelz4ever
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3 days ago

Oakland A’s & the Los Angeles Angels, two of the best AAAA teams around…..

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 days ago

Any ML pitchers throw today??

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
3 days ago

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.

max
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max
3 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Yeah the 5 stages of grief, I’m at acceptAnce. Spring hopes eternal.

jcstein
Trusted Member
3 days ago

Serious question: If we get Verlander and Correa in the offseason, is that enough?

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
3 days ago
Reply to  jcstein

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.

Fansince1971
Legend
3 days ago
Reply to  jcstein

You think Arte is taking payroll to like $275m – $300m?!

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
3 days ago
Reply to  jcstein

No

nishiogawakun
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3 days ago
Reply to  jcstein

Barf!!! I’d rather lose!

Omahalo22
Member
3 days ago

Ladies and gentlemen your 2022 Los Angeles Angels. Take a bow. Let’s hear it people!

tanana40
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3 days ago

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?

2GA2Join
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3 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

And Rengifo has become our best hitter. Don’t forget that one.

steelgolf
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3 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Good god.

MH252525
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3 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

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.

Fansince1971
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3 days ago
Reply to  MH252525

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.

Last edited 3 days ago by Fansince1971
Fansince1971
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3 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Best?? No.

Most consistent at this time?? Yes.

Last edited 3 days ago by Fansince1971
aces666high
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3 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

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.

tanana40
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3 days ago
Reply to  aces666high

Oh, Trout and pitch tipping and Maddon walking the bases loaded, add that to my list.

smithy610
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3 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

Rendon batting left-handed and hitting a HR in the process. He’s a closet switch-hitter, who knew?!

Last edited 3 days ago by smithy610
smithy610
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3 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

And Sam Blum reminded me that Jared Walsh also hit a cycle this season.

YOUknowulovetheIE
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3 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

Taylor Ward was in mvp talks at one point

DowningDude
Super Member
3 days ago

good times.

aces666high
Trusted Member
3 days ago

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.

DowningDude
Super Member
3 days ago

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.

jcstein
Trusted Member
3 days ago

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

Fumid346
Member
3 days ago

Marsh singled and scored for the Phil’s first time up

RexFregosi
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3 days ago
Reply to  Fumid346

can PTP trade me to FILADELFIA too?

looks like a lot more fun than ST. College Blvd.

Mia
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Mia
3 days ago

All you can do is laugh.

James
Trusted Member
3 days ago
Reply to  Mia

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. 👍

DowningDude
Super Member
3 days ago
Reply to  James

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Mia
Legend
Mia
3 days ago
Reply to  James

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.

Crcnme20
Member
3 days ago
Reply to  Mia

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.

red floyd
Super Member
3 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Because if you don’t, you’ll cry.

Mia
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Mia
3 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Indeed! 😉

James
Trusted Member
3 days ago
Reply to  Mia

There is no crying in baseball

Mia
Legend
Mia
3 days ago
Reply to  James

Unless you’re a child in the stands that just dropped their cotton candy.

Dogface1956
Newbie
3 days ago
Reply to  Mia

I just turn the page.

DowningDude
Super Member
3 days ago
Reply to  Dogface1956

sage advice …
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GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 days ago

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.

VladimirTrout27
Trusted Member
3 days ago

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.

tommyshalo
Trusted Member
3 days ago

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…

James
Trusted Member
3 days ago

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!!!!!!!

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
3 days ago

7 Home Runs
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Still lost

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Just another day of Angels Baseball 🙃

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

Can we pitch Junk every game? Please?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

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”.

DowningDude
Super Member
3 days ago

Don’t wear aqua or dark blue.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 days ago

Did you buy those tickets back in April ??

Last edited 3 days ago by JackFrost
red floyd
Super Member
3 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I bought my tix for the game in Choakland back in April.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  JackFrost

Yep – back in the heady days when it seemed anything was possible.

I’ll do my best to start an “Arte Sucks” chant tonight

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 days ago

if we go 57-0 from this point we’ll be ok.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

wrong direction Eric. Embrace the tank

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 days ago

if we go 0-57 we’ll be ok

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
3 days ago

The only 57 we will get close to is Heinz 57

DowningDude
Super Member
3 days ago

i am just catching up to this thread.

Dogface1956
Newbie
3 days ago

The only 57 we get close to is the highway.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 days ago

Perry Minasian…Tank Commander

Jayman28
Trusted Member
3 days ago

At least they got to put more little stickers on that cowboy hat

Brent
Trusted Member
3 days ago

The absolute definition of live by the long ball, die by the long ball.

Just another Halos loss. Wowzers.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
3 days ago

7 Home Runs = Loss!

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