This was a very early Saturday game featuring Reid Detmers.
Luis Rengifo and Shohei Ohtani got the scoring started in the first inning with an RBI single by Rengifo.
Then in the second inning Andrew Velasquez homered to make it 2-0.
Unfortunately, Reid Detmers got into so much trouble in the bottom of the second inning that he walked in the tying run in the person of Tucker Barnhart. Javier Baez popped out to finish that frame before the Tigers did any further damage. There was this nice defensive play that saved a run earlier in the inning.
Jonathan Schoop had to leave the game. It looked like he might have gotten hurt in that play. The report was that he injured his ankle.
In the third, Luis Rengifo singled and then David Fletcher singled to advance him to third base. Jo Adell hit a sacrifice fly to put the Angels ahead again. Small ball still gets the job done.
Small ball also got the job done for the Tigers who tied up the ballgame once again in the bottom of the third.
There was no further scoring until the bottom of the fifth inning, when Detmers once again got into trouble. He was replaced by Jaime Barria with two men on and one out. Barria struck Tucker Barnhart out on three pitches before Victor Reyes put the Tigers back ahead with a single to center field. 4-3 Tigers.
In the sixth inning, Jo Adell singled and Jared Walsh bunted him over to second with two outs, counting Walsh’s out. Max Stassi hit a fly ball out to center field to end the minor threat. Jaime Barria got out of the sixth inning without giving up a run.
Alex Lange came in to replace Tyler Alexander as the Tigers pitcher in the top of the seventh. He retired the Angels in order. Jaime Barria returned the favor by retiring the Tigers in order to end the seventh inning. It was still 4-3 Tigers.
Joe Jimenez came in to replace Alex Lange for the eighth inning. He also retired the Angels in order. Aaron Loup came in to replace Jaime Barria. He retired the Tigers in order to keep it 4-3 Tigers.
Gregory Soto came in to pitch for Joe Jimenez. Jo Adell popped out. Kurt Suzuki pinch hit for Jared Walsh. (Soto is a southpaw.) Suzuki drew a walk to bring up Max Stassi. Magneuris Sierra pinch ran for Suzuki. Max Stassi grounded into a double play to end the game. The Angels lost a tough one today.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi
BOLD PREDICTION…………Because somebody’s got have the spine to do this.
YOU KNOW WHO will probably sell off his share of the team, IF OHTANI and TROUT both leave (nuclear option). Trout will demand to be traded once Ohtani leaves. YKW will be able to save face while still being able to take in Bally’s Sports West TV money and hide from the media and not have to answer for all his mistakes. If another wealthy team owner buys the team and moves them out of state, TRUST ME ANOTHER TEAM WILL MOVE IN TO TAKE THE ANGEL’S PLACE at the Big A. You don’t think TB, OAK, or CIN would want our TV money and nice stadium even though it’s old?
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We blew it!! We wasted their time here……..GOOD GAWD!!!
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Sure. Garrett Richards is available too. Your point?
The mad man might actually hit 700.
Albert hit two today.
I still dislike him and am not rooting for it.
This is the time in the season where the league’s accommodating LH veteran pitchers start serving up fat meat pitches to the retiring washed up hero. Maybe they hate A Rod more?
He definitely will get there. Cardinals know how to use him. I’m glad he’s gonna retire as a Card. He’s gotta go into the HOF as a Card regardless of his “personal service contract”. Interestingly the Cards have paid him less in all of his time as a Card than the Angels paid him in 2 years as an Angel.
Ben Joyce with his first professional win tonight after striking out 2 in another scoreless inning pitched. And then after an hour plus rain delay this happened https://twitter.com/trashpandas/status/1561195831604174850
Doing some scouting at Rockies game tonight. Who did we want to steal away?
Maybe the dude, he is the MLB 5th best hitting leader in batting average
I heard they have killer shortstop whose batting over .310
Nobody ever from the Rocks. No way to project him frim hitting in that mile high air.
I realize neither the Giants nor Rockies are paying anyone anything close to Rendon and Trout but man I was jealous seeing both teams trot out pretty balanced lineups from 1-9. Yes, hitters in the 5-9 slots CAN contribute to the offense.
How good are the teams he did it against?
Sometimes these questions must be asked.
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Team Tank loved the effort by the fellas today. The team clearly did not let the win yesterday motivate them.
One out of two is a .500 average…BUT
What gets you in the playoffs…wins!!!
Neither one are worth spit in that area.
Stassi below the Mendoza line.it’s time for him to play somewhere else. He can carpool with Loup and split the cost of gas
Not sold on that just yet. He may be a pricey backup but I think he’s had a bad season. Maybe go after Contreras but consider him as a backup.
What the Angel’s problem?
No, what’s on second.
That has been the question most of the season (see also SS).
Abbott and Costello asked the pressing questions long ago.
A lot of things, and it’s not something that’s an easy fix or to throw more money at.
Maddon is 100% right and mirrors a lot of the comments we have made on this site. The sickness is within the organization. If you emphasize marketing and not player development, scouting and strength and conditioning, this is what happens. You end up with a couple shiny objects to try and get people in the seats but you don’t build any kind of foundational winning culture. Good for Maddon to say it!
Wally beat me to it; I was thinking about posting that earlier today.
the lineup cards since Maddon’s dismissal have been beyond hysterical. They have Perry written all over it, and no confidence with this team going forward with him writing lineup cards.
Blah Blah Blah. Lazy Browneye sports lifted a few juicy Soggy Joe quotes from the original Tampa Bay Times article. You may want to read the actual interview Here’s the link : https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Rays/status/1561004277514092549
The article is Soggy Joe’s “you’re dead to me” opus to the Angels even though they’re still paying him millions to goof off the rest of the year. The article is basically not just an indictment of the Angels but more so of damn near all of baseball now. WhileJoes comments about the organization infrastructure maybe concerning and valid they don’t really comport with the loud long running criticisms of the past about how the Angels were resistant to analytics and change and thus were falling further and further behind all of the other teams. isn’t that the biggest complaint with Sosh? So now Arte has embraced Perry and his henchman going completely cyborg to destroy the organization ? Which is it ?you cant have to both ways.
Soggy Joe wasn’t Perry’s guy. He was Arte’s guy. but I thought PTP & Joe were working really well together last year. In fact, according to Jeff Fletcher’s book he credits a lot of Shohei’s success with their plan to take all of the restrictions off of Shohei’s playing time and let the player dictate his schedule. Billy would never allow this. But I guess the hand writing was on the wall when Perry gutted Joes coaching staff and got to pick their replacements with Perrys choices and BFF. We dont know if the rumors about Joe coming and later and later to work. I do have I witnesses that have confirmed that he was out golfing 18 holes during a game day within the first days of the losing streak but maybe that was just his style.
Either way it would appear that Arte has actually allowed Perry to make his own moves here or Joe would have never been canned. But Perry is making many rookie mistakes. He built this team with serious deficiencies without any depth and obviously thought the team was better than it was or he wouldn’t have axed the manager. His hand picked coaches have done a terrible job ( although Im kind of coming around to Matt Wise’s abilities) If Perry doesn’t learn and grow within this job we’re screwed.
Relative to Joe’s comments about coaching again, I wonder what teams hes talking about that still value old school managers? It cant be the Doyers because we know Dave Roberts would have lost his job ears ago if he wasn’t filing out the lineup the exact way Andrew Friedman wants him to. And I doubt his old employers the Cubs & Rays would go retro. Im guessing hes referring to the White Sox, Mets and Maybe the Astros? ( Dusty wouldn’t have taken that job without that control would he?) I doubt the Sox job would stay old school after LaRussa finally gets shit canned and Dusty & Buck aren’t going anywhere so Soggy Joe might end up stuck on the side lines like Sosh and so many other old school managers.
Maddon was never Perry’s guy and was never going to finish his contract.
And Minasian will never be my guy.
He’s a flipping idiot. if you look at box scores since May 15, you’ll find so many games where if he did his job they’d win or make the game closer to winnable. Plus his words to the media, are atrocious. His lineup cards are laughable. Add that he has a ton of scouting experience make me question his acuity even more. He’s a turd in an ivory tower. I don’t like sounding spiteful, but I’ve seen too many times He’s done nothing to help win a game or 2.
add that he had about 1.5 months to.keep the team in wild card, he let the titanic sink and his lineups and so many sub replacement players for 2 months. It’s on his watch and he didn’t give the team enough to win. Oh yeah, HE FIRED THE MANAGER and then went with 3 stooges to save the season. So yeah, I’m gonna hold 2022 all on Perry
100% accurate. He was gone had he made it through he year. Maddon is more show than go. I’m happy he is gone even though the team has sunk further into the bowels of ineptness.
One thing I like about what he said in the Tampa article, he takes aim and fires a shot at Minasian
No lift from Trout’s return.
no lift from losing Rendon. 😂
The Angels record without Mike Trout in the lineup since 2015 is: 128-148 (.464 win %)
The Angels record with Mike Trout in the lineup since 2017 is: 261-297 (.468 win %).
So, is Trout wasting Trout’s prime?
”Trout’s prime” is no different than any player’s prime performing ages.
There is no one player who can produce at a level that allows a team to win with one superstar surrounded by average-to-below-average talent.
If the goal has been to win before Trout’s age starts slowing his performance, then the baseball operations staff failed by not building a team that could compete
We’re wasting squid’s prime
And the Rengifo era!
Send Stassi’s ass to AAA already. Hes been a trash bag ALL YEAR!! Bring up O’Hoppe! This guy will continue to be terrible especially if there’s no one to push him. Just like Walsh knows there’s no replacement for him right now so there’s 0 pressure for them to perform.. They need to be in the minors like yesterday.
He can’t be optioned; the only option would be to release him
Lotto pick not out of picture but having Rojas on the bench is comforting.
just when I get pulled back in, they keep pushing me away!
You are slow to start, but fast to the finnish….lol
Go to Hell…sinki. Finnish? 😀
The Finns have had a lot of wins lately. They at least deserve to party.
It’s a term for describing a fish that developed an abnormal number of fins after living in the waters off of Fukushima.
“Look at the finnish on that sea trout!”