Shohei Ohtani shines (as usual) as Angels walk it off in 12

Angels 2 Astros 1

Last weekend, the Angels scored 22 runs. This weekend, however, is not off to a great start. Through the 6th inning, the Angels were limited to a depressing 2 hits – both doubles – both by David Fletcher in his first two at bats. In total, the Angels mustered 3 hits and 2 runs and it was enough!

As an aside, who else is really digging these city connect unis? I was semi indifferent when they first came out, but I love these unis and they rank up there with the early 80s v-necks for me. Back to the game.

Ohtani is pure filth. Exhibit A:

Ohtani escaped a jam based loaded jam in the 6th (no thanks to Max Stassi whose catcher interference juiced the bases)

Not exactly a huge offensive surge, but things got pretty exciting for the Angels in the 7th when Rengifo and Ward advanced to 3rd and 2nd on a sac fly and Ryan Aguilar followed that up with his first career RBI – a sac fly to right field to knot the game up at 1.

The offense was pretty lethargic tonight but they got it done. Matt Duffy drove in the game winning RBI in the 12th. Angels are cool and the Astros drool!

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2002heaven
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1 year ago

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Ross Stripling is 7-4 this season, meanwhile the OF on the bottom image can play all three OF positions. (..271/21hrs/61rbi’s). Nice job PerrArte!!!
Both of these souls combined make just under $10M (Thor makes $21M!!!! Good Gawd!!!)….. 😠  😠  💩  💩 

Last edited 1 year ago by 2002heaven
Simba
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Would you have been happy having both those guys on the roster with their 2021 stats?

Angelz4ever
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1 year ago
Reply to  Simba

Survey says…….DING #1 answer!

grichmanpoorman
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DowningDude
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1 year ago

Awesome

tanana40
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1 year ago

The bullpen is starting to come around and the starting rotation is looking good. Just in time to give me hope for spring 2023.

JackFrost
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1 year ago
Reply to  tanana40

…..: aaaannd, then to be let down again.

In classic Nuttercup fashion.

However, IF a new owner is in place just maybe that changes the mojo of this team and organization????

Biggiswrth
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1 year ago

Duffy back, Lorenzen’s back, Angels winning again. It’s like it’s April again!!!

2002heaven
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1 year ago
Reply to  Biggiswrth

LOL!!! Lorenzen is terrible.

John Henry Weitzel
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1 year ago

Was there, had a lot to eat, got my hat.

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DowningDude
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1 year ago

Nice eBay listing photo. Going for upwards of $50 a piece! WOO HOO! “How to turn $8 and an exciting event attended into $50”

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago

Was there, was awesome

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max
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max
1 year ago

Why not the Cy Young too? What other pitcher has Ohtani’s hitting stats? lol

WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago

Angels Win!
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Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago

the dream of 87 wins lives on!

FungoAle
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1 year ago

Yes, another great game by Shohei. Making a run at Judge for MVP. It will be tough but need Yankee meltdown and Judge not to eclipse 61 homers.

matthiasstephan
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1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Catching Judge in WAR will change the narrative. Then it can’t all be ‘HR’

FungoAle
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1 year ago

The shine in Judge eclipsing 61 homers in a so-called rigorous drug testing environment, will persuade writers to vote for Judge. WAR is insignificant. Vegas odds still have Judge at -1400 and Ohtani next at +600.

JackFrost
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1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Yes, off-shore sports books also have Judge as the prohibitive favorite.

That is not insignificant.

All that said, the odds don’t necessarily mean that Judge should be the MVP.

matthiasstephan
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1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Odds are a snapshot based on the narrative. If (big if) the narrative changes, then the odds will likely change as well.

I think if Ohtani catches Judge in WAR, even as he hits more HR, there will be more talk about how historic Ohtani’s achievements are. The more wins, Ks and HRs Ohtani hits, the better.

The Yankees losing down the stretch doesn’t help Judge’s case either.

Mia
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Mia
1 year ago

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And, obviously, i’m talking about Duffy.

red floyd
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1 year ago

I think they had 4 hits. Halos had 3 hits through 11, and then Duffy’s RBI.

red floyd
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1 year ago

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Ohtani. 8IP, 1ER.

Charles Sutton
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1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

Let’s see Aaron Judge do that.

MikeSalmon
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1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

“That” being a 100 mph sinker to strike out a guy who looked like he had no chance in hell.

Omahalo22
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1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Exactly, what’s Aaron Judges ERA? Not as exceptional as Shohei’s. Truth.

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WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

And not good enough for a win

Mia
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Mia
1 year ago

Why didn’t Arte let them score more runs?

Brent
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1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

Has he been seen at the stadium since the news of him exploring selling the team broke out?

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

I saw a beastly Benz during Yankees series that corresponds to typical Arte parking locale

JackFrost
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

And where exactly does Arte park ???

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Three questions marks, eh?

The spots are a row of unmarked spaces alongside the Dugout Suite parking zone.

I’ve seen him drive up and get out several times and one time walked with him to the gates from that spot in that exact car, FWIW.

2002heaven
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

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DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Jackie has parked there at least twice by my recollection and she was driving a much more economical Toyota Avalon. .

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

He was too cheap to pay for more than 2.