Angels Massively Blow it in the 9th

The Mariners were at Angel Stadium for the first time since the brawl. Phil Nevin and Jessie Winker know how big this is, which is why they discussed matters before the game started.

It was Ohtani day again today. He went 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits, giving up 1 walk and striking out 8 in his no decision on the mound. Shohei wasn’t at his sharpest, and was hit around a lot. But what was more interesting was his new 2 seam fastball.

Offensively, the Angels were meh once again. Luis Rengifo had a gifted home run thanks to a Jo Adell moment by the Mariners, and Fletcher and Ward did stuff but it was rather underwhelming today.

Highlighted Recap

Winker started off the scoring with a solo shot in the first.

1-0 Mariners

However, Luis Rengifo responded with a solo home run of his own, after review that is.

Tied game!

Speaking of review, there was a confusing review process that ultimately resulted in a foul ball.

Mariners fans are still mad

The Mariners did score in that inning, however.

2-1 Mariners

Luckily, the Angels responded, again, tying the game up thanks to Walsh.

Just barely

Shohei Ohtani struck out 8 on the night and left with a no decision after 6 innings.

Qualifies as a pitcher now

It was now a battle of the bullpens, advantage Mariners with their 1 run expertise. Mariners 27-14 in 1 run games, the best in MLB. Angels are only 9-19.

Which made it ridiculously stupid that Loup was put in for the 9th in a tied game. Because he blew it. To be fair, it wasn’t just him, Stassi also couldn’t throw correctly, or hold onto the ball. An overall horrendous 9th inning, where Loup allowed 4 runs.

4 RUNS allowed in the 9th.

A fundamental breakdown all around.

Viewer discrecion is advised.

Dude…
DUDE!
COME ON DUDE!
F this team

6-2 Mariners.

Angels lose, get humiliated by Seattle. Loup and Stassi absolutely need to be DFA-ED.

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James
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3 months ago

Loup needs to go as does the manager for leaving him in. The bottom half of the line up also needs to go. Embarrassing in every which way.

MarineLayer
Super Member
3 months ago

That may have been the worst defense in franchise history. There does not appear to be a bottom for this collection of misfits and losers.

Charles Sutton
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Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I’m running out of comedy soundtracks for the postgames.

Angelz4ever
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3 months ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

The Benny Hill theme song will work.

2002heaven
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3 months ago

Mets Mariners World Series?
I’d love for YOU KNOW WHO to see that!!

Last edited 3 months ago by 2002heaven
Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Mets possibly ( They have the horses in Scherzer and DeGrom) ….But Mariners? uh no. They’re just not that good.

But as usual, you’re too blind and ignorant to see that.

James
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3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

You sure are full of hate for mr 2002 here wow

Oski_Bear
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3 months ago
Reply to  James

Agreed. That personal attack was just uncalled for.

VladimirTrout27
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

some bad luck plays and just odd series of events. The most blatant was Stassis overthrow . Some team miscommunication occurred, yea it sucks but I don’t forsee a repeat of tonight. This time I accept, “turning the page.”

2002heaven
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3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

We hate everybody
I hate neighbors who have barking dogs that won’t shut up. NEXT!!!!

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Who is we?
My hatred is restricted to only you.

Last edited 3 months ago by Cowboy26
Oski_Bear
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3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The only thing I can think of is it doesn’t do any good to replace him now – putting an interim manager in now just burns that interim’s future as he’ll have to be replaced later as well. I wouldn’t want to be a new “dead man walking” interim manager for the last month of baseball.
Needless to say, Nevin better be fired immediately after the final pitch of the season.

DowningDude
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3 months ago

Velazquez last in MLB with 36 wRC
h/t Jared Tims

Last edited 3 months ago by DowningDude
FungoAle
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

LOL…Perry-Power, roar!

Fansince1971
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3 months ago

Try to find the humor in it. That inning could have been set to the sound of the Bad News Bears.

And thanks to JHW for rubbing salt in the wounds with Mariners pxp clips 😂

Breathe deeply and realize it’s only baseball.

Fleckstein
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3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I was thinking sped up to Yakety Sax.

DowningDude
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3 months ago

Stassi put on a show tonight. Woof.

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

“Angels Stassively Blow it in the 9th”

JackFrost
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Actually, in that rundown play two people messed up. As you stated below, Stassi needed to run the guy back toward 3rd, but also Loup should have been covering home plate and he didn’t, that’s why Rojas threw back to 3rd — because he looked and saw nobody to take the feed at HP.

FungoAle
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Rengifo stone hands on the liner, Loup day dreaming watching the rundown and StASSi not knowing how to execute a rundown

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

After Stassi lazily throws the ball into centerfield when the runner is 3 feet from the first base bag thereby ultimately putting the runner at their base in the first place. I think Stassi has taken one too many in the noggin.

I say F it. Time to bring up O’Hoppe he can learn on the job. What do we got to lose?

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Worried about Stefanic effect. Notice nobody clamoring for him anymore?

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Over Jose Rojas? He should be on a plane for Anaheim tonight.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

His hitting is horrific, but the botched rundown was not his fault.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

He could have trailed the runner closer. But obviously Stassi didn’t give him that chance

DowningDude
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3 months ago

Lazy Dayz with Laz Diaz.
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DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

How can you WALK on a 3-1 count when you’ve fisted us TWICE in said at bat? Yes – those are two called strikes. Fans or someone tried to argue (heard 4 voices on TV) but he was adamant it was 3-1 and not 2-2. Vision is one thing – counting is another altogether

Last edited 3 months ago by DowningDude
Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

How can you sit there and not get thrown out of the game as a manager rightfully arguing on behalf of your team?

Nevin is the most incompetent manager since Cookie Rojas ( sorry Victor) forgot how many mound trips he had made in an inning.

Last edited 3 months ago by Cowboy26
JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Agree. When something as simple as the count is botched by the HP umpire you have to raise holy hell. That can NOT be allowed to go without a vigorous argument and fight.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Compare this to Soggy Joe. Last year in Arizona , the umpires lost track of how many batters the relief pitchers had faced. Jose Molina caught it and Joe argued with the umpires until they fixed it and made the pitcher come back out and pitch.

Laz is not an asshole. He wouldn’t have overruled the JRod home run call if he was (before Servais challenged the call on the field) Nevin has to understand this and control this . its one of the few things ( the lineup and the bullpen choices) that a manager actually can influence.

Oski_Bear
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3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

How can you expect to your players to have great fundamentals if you, the manager, can’t even keep track of simple fundamentals yourself. The pitch count is basic. If the manager does nothing to argue that – what about his staff? Aren’t they keeping track? Pitching coach? Anyone barking in his ear?

Nothing. The entire staff is incompetent – and it flows onto the field of play.

VladimirTrout27
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Baseball is dumb in that all umps should have the count and or be alerted of mistake in balls and strikes and intervene if home plate is wrong. But yeah Laz missed some easy calls and almost hit Ohtani in the face.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
3 months ago

In an Ohtani pitching game, not ideal. Figured you can get tickets for tomorrows game for a new low, $2!

Chap24
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3 months ago

I swear this team has been a dump this year mostly by guys who we expected to stink Velasquez, Rojas, Mayfield etc.
But for me Walsh and Stassi have been hands down the biggest disappointments. Even if u take today’s game away.

JoseGuillenburneraccount
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Reply to  Chap24

Yep! Walsh is buns!! Fluky season last year but definitely needs to go this off season

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

I would keep him, acquire a RH !B to platoon. I think you have not been aware of how many outs he saves the infielders every game.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

Walsh had a huge brain fart. High school teams do not play this bad. Rengifo. Rojas, Stassi……Just not big league playing at all. Rengifo will always be a liability in the field, ditto Rojas. I guess tomorrow it may be funny stuff.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago

Walsh?

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

He was covering first as there could have been a DP opportunity on that play. Loup needed to cover home but actually Stassi needed to run back the runner more toward 3rd to let the rundown develop.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Exactly that’s why I questioned GPa. Nothing Walsh could have done

JoseGuillenburneraccount
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Max Stassi’s a fkn idiot

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

Overrated by so many. Potential HR hitter my arse, defense at best average, can’t make the throw to 2b, K pct way to high, and is an idiot in person, huge ego.

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago

If he’s so good at framing – get a job at Aaron Brothers next year.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago

Well his replacement is almost ready.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

Lotto here we come.