Tucker Davidson Earns First Halo W in 4-2 Angels Win

Starting Pitcher Tucker Davidson allowed 2 earned runs on a Carlos Correa single followed by a Byron Buxton home run in the first inning but settled down and pitched into the sixth. He tossed twenty pitches in that first inning but finished the day with just 87 thrown. Baby steps, but hey!

Luis Rengifo had a monster two-run double that landed at the base of the LF foul pole, just fair, to tie it up at 2-2. Shohei Ohtani and Kurt Suzuki each drove in a run, Jaime Barria tossed a scoreless seventh and eighth and Jose Quijada had a 1-2-3 ninth for the Save as the team falls further down the 2023 draft order and Angels fans cringe at the thought of Phil Nevin being retained as manager. Whatever, a win is always nice.

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Fansince1971
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1 year ago

I really enjoy watching young hungry ball players excited to be on the majors and competing to stay. Makes me way happier than overpriced disappointing superstars. Give me a young exciting team any day.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Yep. Sierra is a good example. He has already come up with two and arguably three really clutch hits for us… While some bemoan having to watch the likes of Sierra and Duggar I actually enjoy watching Major League players who while not stars still do know how to play the game and are fundamentally sound.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

100% agree. And they seem excited to be playing in the major Leagues and that excitement is contagious.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I bemoan watching Duggar. He’s lost in a fog. Sierra, OTH is a a joy to watch in centerfield but he needs to get on base more consistently. Like Squid his value as a late inning replacement may allow us to keep him on the bench next year.But like squid neither has ever done anything at the plate other than a sub .200 average and a sub .600 OPS Remember with a 13 pitcher max limit (Shohei doesn’t count against that) we always have 4 bench spots to fill.

I am still intrigued to see what Moniak could bring and hope he returns soon. I am concerned with his pull happy approach but man can he turn on a fastball. I believe both Duggar and Moniak will have options next year while Sierra does not. Moniak definitely has the largest upside.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago

Nice to see Quijada (El Q) get the save today. Downright filthy facing lefties, 1-hit allowed, 10.1 innings pitched. Just needs to control the walks and avoid walking the batter to start the inning. I think he deserves a roster spot invitation next year. El Q came to the Angels on a 2020 waiver-wire snag, another nice Billy Epps acquisition.

Last edited 1 year ago by FungoAle
Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Why would they not count him in for a roster spot next year? He’s not arbitration eligible until 2024 so even cheap Arte would like that deal

FungoAle
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Sure he is eligible but is he good? I say he’s worth filling up a roster spot. Angels need to purge the crap they have on the team, regardless of contract or cost status.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Is that a rhetorical question? Why would I advocate keeping a player who is not good and has no options left? I certainly wouldn’t want to keep a replacement and below replacement level player who is arbitration eligible. Hence why I was shocked that the Angels offered Mike Mayers arbitration last year.

In fact the Angels need to seriously consider what to do with Jared Walsh since he’s first year eligible in 2023 and, with his performance, a prime non tender candidate.

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago

As you all know, I am Tucker Davidson’s #1 fan. I just knew he’d pitch great today!

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

Uh Huh.

red floyd
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1 year ago

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red floyd
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1 year ago

The Halos are even mediocre at tanking. 😎

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Now it would appear we have a potential embarrassment of riches at the catchers position. 19! year old Catcher Edgar Quero is absolutely destroying class A pitching at the IEincluding this mammoth home run he hit tonight. https://twitter.com/Jared_Tims/status/1558980384561700864

Angelz4ever
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Hopefully it hit one of the street urchins just outside the park,

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

You mean, the mayor?

tanana40
Super Member
1 year ago

Nice to win back to back series and nice to see Rev writing post-game summaries again.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

7-3 in our last 10!

2002heaven
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

WOW!!!!
No Dodgers, Astros, Mets, or Yankees during that stretch.
What’s the name of that lousy 3B on the Braves again?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago

Good things lately from our Halos.

Go Halos!!

Last edited 1 year ago by Angelz4ever
Cowboy26
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1 year ago

Oh and when was the last time we had a catcher with a big stick and a howitzer? https://twitter.com/TaylorBlakeWard/status/1558949270937423872

Jayman28
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Probably Benji

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jayman28

G-I-E

h27kim
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

On at least one occasion, Benjamin.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago

Many here believe that we should grab all the wins we can, others believe being in the Lotto Five would work too. May not matter as this team wants to win and is not quitting on themselves. The defense and Bullpen have really been as much a surprise as Rengifo kicking butt. Renny had a big hit again today. But really the biggest hero on the team has been the starting pitchers. Fletch returning has been a big boost.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

We dont need to tank. We just need Arte to spend alot of money judiciously just like 2004.

Oh and BTW , down at Biloxi, The Trash Pandas Jordyn Adams, Zach Neto & Logan O’Hoppe just went back to back to back

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Well said gramps. No tanking, I don’t follow sports to watch my team lose regardless of record.

Fletcher has been a bigger boost than I realized.

Last edited 1 year ago by El_Duderino
2GA2Join
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

What if losing more this year means that we actually do get a higher draft pick, and that draft pick actually is significant (like a Jered Weaver or Trout) who really impacts the team for years.

I can’t help but ask that question, because it is pretty certain that our wins the rest of this year will not yield a visit to the playoffs.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Well, we got Trout with the 25th pick and Weave with the 12th. Significance is hard to correlate with a specific spot in the first round.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

What if we already drafted a significantly impactful player this year at 13th in the first round?

2GA2Join
Super Member
1 year ago

Later on last night, I was thinking “I wonder if someone will use the Trout drafted at 25th factoid to try to debunk my statement”. I was right.

I think there is generally a decent correlation between very high draft picks and good players. Obviously there are variants (Pujols too). But look at Houston… lots of good stuff because they picked super high many times.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago

So nobody sets out to lose, the beauty of it is that the line-up is pretty bad and will take care of that by themselves. Need Tommyshalo Tank gif…

tommyshalo
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1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

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Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

Thank You TH! You rule!

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

Yessir!

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

We don’t suck again!

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Rob Schneider is sad.

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Keep those AL Central teams coming!!
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John Henry Weitzel
Editor
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1 year ago

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SERIES WIN

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago

Wow, Davidson the real deal? 4 runs too, a week’s worth.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago

I wouldn’t mind knowing we have another potential starter already in the stable. Can we manage without a FA starter signing next year?

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Ohtani & 4 lefties? I wouldn’t mind picking up a prime RH FA starting pitcher unless we think Barria can finally take the leap as a starter.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Well, there is Silseth, Junk, Barria, and maybe Bachman from the right side.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago

Just not enough, we need a very good starter to lead this staff.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

His name is spelled O-H-T-A-N-I…

Oh, wait…

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

as well as Ky Bush (from the left) , Mason Erla and Griffin Canning (from the right). All of which I would not count on except for depth.

Last edited 1 year ago by Cowboy26
GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago

Sandy, Detmer, Lorenzen, Suarez, Davidson would be the 5-man edition. Barria might make it 6. We will miss Shohei a lot, so we need a FA or trade I would expect.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago

We don’t have Lorenzen, but do have Ohtani next season (as far as things stand now).

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Depth is EVERYTHING

smithy610
Super Member
1 year ago

Can we manage without a FA starter signing next year?

When was the last time the team signed a star FA pitcher? Ohtani? Does he even count? I’m racking my mind and all I’m coming up with is CJ Wilson.

Born_in_59
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  smithy610

Probably Bartolo Colon. Before that, maybe Langston and Blyleven. Most of our free agent pitchers are either good for a season or two, then get hurt and then suck, or they skip the good then hurt and just suck.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  smithy610

Kelvim Escobar says hello

max
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max
1 year ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Yeah, I didn’t remember how well he did. Checked his BR page, 14 war over 4+ seasons and his ERA+ was way above average.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Marcotor

2004 Arte still rules.( Bartolo, Kelvim, Guillen & Vladdy signings ) made us instant contenders by complementing the starting to fade older players as well as the up & coming rookies.

He wasn’t a star pitcher but the 2005 1 year contract for FA Paul Byrd wasn’t too bad. 204 innings of 3.74 ERA 3.94 FIP and a 1.19 WHIP was a hell of a boost.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I’m down to have a bunch of left-handed Matt Shoemakers. 2-3 runs and 6-7 innings type pitchers rock.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago

Tucker? Davidson? Tucker Davidson? Easy now…

TXAngel
Member
1 year ago

Anyone know what’s going on with Chris Rodriguez?

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago

Angels Win!
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