The Angels face the Mariners for 2, with Jaime Barria getting the start for game 1. It was a pitching duel in Seattle as both these teams failed to figure out what offense means.
Jaime Barria did decent, rewarding the fans who wanted him to start. He went 4 and 2/3, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits, striking out 3 and walking 4. Certainly an option to start the rest of the season. Mike Mayers then took over, pitching 3 and a third scoreless innings to keep the Angels in it!
However, offensively, the Angels again were offensively offensive, again. Despite the plethora of hits, they scored once in the second and then not again. You can’t win like that.
The Angels scored first, thanks to Mickey!
Unfortunately, Barria made a mistake pitch to France, allowing a 2 run jack in the 3rd.
That was all the scoring of the day, mostly due to the incompetency of the Angels. Like getting a strike them out, throw them out inning ending double play because Adell didn’t slide.
Angels lose, as expected. Game 2 starts in a few hours.
I am so happy the Brass has been reading our mail, Barria starting was a good thing, another tough loss though. One step closer to Lotto.
Halloween came early to Seattle today as Mike Mayer pitched 3-1/3 monster innings and dominating the playoff hopeful Mariners.
Could this be yet another example of how the AAA pitching coach and roving minor league pitching coaches was able to fix one of our wayward pitchers when Matt Wise and company up here were clueless?
Well, not that shocked.
My favorite movie of all-time.
Mine too. I don’t give a damn what those Orson Wells fans say.
Is Moniak a pure pull hitter? It’s a small sample size, but he’s well over 50% pull this year. I hope he has the skill to go oppo or he’s gonna be another -200 hitter to throw in with the rest of them.
I am concerned about this too. His first swing as an Angel he hit a medium deep fly ball to the left fielder but I haven’t seen him go oppo since.
Looking at his ML stats over the past few years, I’m just thrilled the guy is making contact. Let’s worry about pull hitter / all field hitter once he confidently and consistently can put good wood on the ball
Ok. So, Ohtani, Sandy, Detmers, Barria, Suarez, and Lorenzen for the 2023 rotation. All have been serviceable this year. The depth in the pen was the biggest issue. My controversial opinion is that that rotation projects to be just fine.
4/6 of those have an ERA under 4, I think that is adequate.
Lorenzen is a FA, I would not bring back. Need one more dominant arm.
Not even as a pen arm? IMO he’s got more potential there than the worst guy we have.
Isn’t he signed for 2 years?
Oh boy, we’re at the point of listing starters already.
We’re gonna need a long running start if we are going to convince ourselves we have a chance next year.
I thought we were already talking pitchers and Catchers reporting.
We need pitchers in the starting rotation who have a fighting chance of getting to and through the third time around the batting order with out being a complete dumpster fire.