With everyone either not watching due to the Angels sucking or the Rays’ horrible attendance despite being good, the Trop was once again mostly empty with more focus on behind the scenes than either current team.
Arte is selling the team, but to whom? Who would you want? How long will it take? Will the team still be in Anaheim in the near future?
Meanwhile the Rays fans are worrying about staying in Tampa Bay as their stadium deals and ownership uncertainty has made the fanbase anxious.
These two teams were like siblings in a way. So similar, yet as the older brother tries to recapture the glory days, the younger, more devilish one, tries to be noticed and stand out amongst a group of very talented people back east.
However, a game still had to be played.
So Mike Mayers gets a start eh? The Shrek and Horror star can pitch as well, especially after getting fixed by actual pitching coaches. He went 5 shutout innings, giving up just 2 hits while striking out 5 and walking three. A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.
Unfortunately, the Rays pitching was even better. With their ace on the mound, it was no surprised that the Angels got squat. It would be a battle of the bullpens to determine this winner.
It was a pitching duel, and a quick one, with the only highlight in the first half being Jo Adell with a great catch.
That is until the 8th inning, when Mike Trout hit a solo shot!
However, Tepera allowed that run right back in the bottom half of the 8th.
At least Quijada shut them down in the 9th, meaning EXTRA INNINGS TIME!
The Angels seemed to have whiffed at their chance in the top of the 10th, but the first baseman dropped the ball!
Drrrrropped the ball.
Angels now up 2-1 and it is up to Barria to secure the win.
He blew it. Tied game again.
Off to the 11th we go.
Taylor got his Blake on, doubling Ohtani to take the lead… again, AGAIN.
With yet another lead, Barria went out there yet again to TRY AND END THIS GAME.
Instead, Barria blew it for a SECOMD TIME.
Even worse, there were now 2 on, WITH NO OUTS in a TIED GAME. He almost got out of it, but alas, the Angels threw it away.
Angels lose 4-3 in 11.
It’s actually impressive Tepera already has 5 Blown Saves considering Iglesias has only been gone for a few weeks.
I like the highlight videos a lot more than the end result. Click and play. No ad bullshit! Nice
Andrew Heaney 10K for second straight game
That’s a great example of the difference a great organization can make.
Heandog Better hurry and get those Ks before his shoulder falls off. #MOARSLIDERZ
You know it
What will it take to sign him?
3/65 but then we would be out on Wilson?
We can’t even be spoilers…but hey they try to hit baseballs, throw baseballs, and they wear their uniforms really well. Don’t get too dirty either. Have to like that👍
Just three games “back” from a top 5 draft pick! I’d actually like to have one of those some day if we’re gonna suck anyway.
Count me in. Hoping Ohtani and Trout take a lot of days off.
We’ll trade the pick for 1 year of some rehabbing pitcher
Not if Joe Lacob has anything to say about it.
need to get to top 3. The odds become identical for the bestest picks
Is the upcoming draft class any good? I would’ve loved a top pick this time around
Right now it doesn’t matter. There’s an entire season for HS and college ball, plus all the off season stuff any of those guys do, summer ball is ending, fall ball and energy drink showcases etc will happen before next draft, so the rankings now will shift around a ton. Around May of next year we’ll know if it’s a truly good draft. We’ll have some early idea around Feb when teams start playing.
Something I don’t want to read in the off season: “Stassi has figured out what he was doing wrong and is ready to go in 2023′
as he carries Logan O’Hoppe’s supporter cup around for him
What if he’s also in the best shape of his life?
I wouldn’t mind, as long as we also have O’Hoppe up. We don’t want Suzuki back (do we?!?) and the C market is very thin.
Losses don’t matter and at least we got to watch a nail biter.
All I am rooting for the rest of the year is to keep Seattle out of it.
As much as I hate the Mariners, I’d also actually enjoy seeing the Os make it to the playoffs. I like that happy bird. Bmore, The Guardiandians and Rays all in one post season would aid in my enjoyment of October. If any of those guys actually gas the Yankees…. fun.
Perfect scenario to me also.
Well since we bent over like the trained beaches we are last week they’ve gone 2-3 against the lowly A’ss and Nats
Adell 0 for 6 in Tampon Bay. 6Ks.
But hey … Nice catch but he already knew that judging by his reaction
I’d rather see him play than washed us veterans like Goose and Suzuki.
10 am game tomorrow is gonna suck
…or the glass half-full view is that we get the loss out of the way early in the day.
I am writing it, and so I am already cranky
Cue Lionel Richie
Thrice, a good band that even Trumbo liked back in the day (I think it was a Wednesday too!). Not good tonight tho
Halloween just couldn’t go 12.
We are wasting Mayers
Or… we are screwing the Mariners?
Oscar did pitch good
slashing through that Rays lineup.
Nice to have options that can go multiple innings. Mayers has been much better than at season’s opening – which is good moving forward. Happy with him and Barria in long relief.
We just need to find replacments for Tepera and Loup (if they can’t find their groove) and Raisel.
The beautiful aspect is that we get a very good pitching effort for 5 innings and then we book the loss in the final two innings.