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.
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.
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.
100% agree. And they seem excited to be playing in the major Leagues and that excitement is contagious.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
As you all know, I am Tucker Davidson’s #1 fan. I just knew he’d pitch great today!
The Halos are even mediocre at tanking. 😎
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
Hopefully it hit one of the street urchins just outside the park,
You mean, the mayor?
Nice to win back to back series and nice to see Rev writing post-game summaries again.
7-3 in our last 10!
No Dodgers, Astros, Mets, or Yankees during that stretch.
What’s the name of that lousy 3B on the Braves again?
Good things lately from our Halos.
Oh and when was the last time we had a catcher with a big stick and a howitzer? https://twitter.com/TaylorBlakeWard/status/1558949270937423872
On at least one occasion, Benjamin.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
What if we already drafted a significantly impactful player this year at 13th in the first round?
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.
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…
Thank You TH! You rule!
We don’t suck again!
Rob Schneider is sad.
Keep those AL Central teams coming!!
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Wow, Davidson the real deal? 4 runs too, a week’s worth.
I wouldn’t mind knowing we have another potential starter already in the stable. Can we manage without a FA starter signing next year?
Yikes, we can dream, can’t we?!?!
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.
Well, there is Silseth, Junk, Barria, and maybe Bachman from the right side.
Just not enough, we need a very good starter to lead this staff.
His name is spelled O-H-T-A-N-I…
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.
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.
We don’t have Lorenzen, but do have Ohtani next season (as far as things stand now).
Depth is EVERYTHING
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.
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.
Kelvim Escobar says hello
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.
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.
I’m down to have a bunch of left-handed Matt Shoemakers. 2-3 runs and 6-7 innings type pitchers rock.
Tucker? Davidson? Tucker Davidson? Easy now…
Anyone know what’s going on with Chris Rodriguez?