Angels Roll Tigers 10-0

Jose Suarez looked great against a struggling Tigers offense and the Angels offense went full throttle on Motor City.

For a guy like Suarez, this is a sign of development. He knew he could get outs and pitched aggressively. In years past he nibbles, gets a high pitch count, and burns bullpen arms in a blowout. Not tonight. He was in dominate mode.

On the night Suarez threw 7 shutout innings on 92 pitches including 67 strikes. He scattered three hits around 7 strikeouts and only one walk.

Meanwhile on the offensive side, Rengifo, Trout, and Ohtani had big hits early and the Angels jumped to a 7-0 lead after 5 innings.

Ohtani is making his case for MVP.

Mike Trout is doing Mike Trout things. This is his sixth home run in the last 12 games.

And did I mention Ohtani and his MVP push? Well if the voters want dingers, Ohtani will give them dingers. Here’s his second bomb on the night. This one stretched the Angels lead to 8-0 in the 7th.

Worth mentioning among the super stars is Luis Rengifo getting hits in his first three at bats, scoring two runs and driving in another.

The Angels offense was so hot even Max Stassi had an RBI hit. That pushed the score to 9-0.

Andrew Wantz took over in the 8th and pitched a scoreless inning.

A little bonus fun was seeing infielder Kody Clemens, yes Roger’s son, pitch to Ohtani in the bottom of the 8th. Clemens got the K and saved the baseball.

Thanks to a double and the two bombs Ohtani ended the night with 10 total bases.

A late knock against Clemens made it 10-0.

Feel good story Zack Weiss did the mopping up in the 9th. He allowed a hit but no runs.

10-0 Angels win!

Light up the halo!

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2002heaven
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1 year ago

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Is Patrick Sandoval a ace? 😆  😆 

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

Hey Jeff; glad you added the disclaimer about the “struggling” Tigers offense.

So while I was happy to see José take care of business like a professional should, the shine of his performance is indeed a little bit less because it came against the team who is dead LAST in team OPS in all of MLB.

They are also last in HR’s with not a single bat that scares opposing pitchers; Baez used to be but not so much any more.

Nonetheless, it was a very good team win. Nice to see them finally win a game when Ohtani hits two HR’s.

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Sure, the Tigers aren’t playing great. But we won by 10 runs, we are 7-3 in our last ten, and that last ten included series with the top two teams in the league (Houston, NYY).

It is more than a ‘good team win’. We are on a good stretch, with Ohtani and Trout raking and the pitching being lights out. Just hope we can ride this through the end of the season to build momentum for next year.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

Yeah. Wouldn’t want any actual shine…. gotta stay vigilant, make sure no one gets too happy about anything around here, otherwise the team might let up a a little and next thing you know they are out of the running for the World Series.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

What is there to be happy about ? The team is buried in the AL West and at best can hope for 3rd place. Nothing really to celebrate about (other than maybe the fact that Arte will be gone sooner rather than later). In the end it is better to win a game than to lose, so I am not knocking that, but let’s be honest, this season has been a terrible disappointment. If you don’t think so you have some pretty low standards.

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

“Sure, the Tigers aren’t playing great. But we won by 10 runs, we are 7-3 in our last ten, and that last ten included series with the top two teams in the league (Houston, NYY).

It is more than a ‘good team win’. We are on a good stretch, with Ohtani and Trout raking and the pitching being lights out. Just hope we can ride this through the end of the season to build momentum for next year”.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

Well, in regards to the statemen by matthiasstephen in which he said “it was more than a good team win” I was only talking about last night. I said nothing about the Yankees series etc. I was very pleased with the way we played in the NYY series and the fact we took two out of three. But again, that was the Yankees and this is the Tigers. Those are two very different teams and very different series.

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago

Who knew? This was the game to be at and watch the fireworks of great hitting and even better pitching with some better fielding. Loved watching the game on TV.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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The Tigers know how to Tank properly to secure the highest draft position possible.

Our guys…not so much. We’ll need to find happiness in drafting a potential relief pitcher or utility player in the first round.

Thanks Andrew.

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago

17th shutout. Tied the Mets for the most this year.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Missed the playoffs 8 years in a row. Tied with many other hapless franchises

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

OK. So they don’t share the lead for most shutouts? Tootie? How did you get the Senator’s log in info?

Fleckstein
Trusted Member
1 year ago

If Ohtani wasn’t on the team, I’d give Angels’ MVP to Rengifo. I can’t believe I just typed this, but it is true!

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fleckstein

Get well soon, heavy medication is affecting your judgement. 😀  😁  😂  😃 

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

AAAA beat AAAAA

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Are you saying I’m not Major League????
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Fansince1971
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Team not individual.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

GA real close to b-slapping that shrieking brat behind him

Last edited 1 year ago by DowningDude
red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Was that the kid that was whining he wanted a foul ball?

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

Just some screaming freaks under the helmets during the potgame.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Potgame?
What we smoking?

Did that girl who sits on lawns leave something behind?

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago

Of course, tomorrow night, they’ll struggle to get a single hit. trAdition

Last edited 1 year ago by red floyd
DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

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Mia
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Mia
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

Arte won’t let us have fun two nights in a row.

red floyd
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1 year ago

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smithy610
Super Member
1 year ago

More dingers will get Shohei MVP votes. If he eventually finishes 2nd to judge, he’s got a very strong case to go with his 11 (potentially more) wins and sub-3.00 ERA.

I was hoping he’d finish to 40. But now, it looks like that is much more attainable and he has the potential to hit mid-40s.

Love Trout finishing strong too. It may be a lost season, but it’s still good to see him finish strong, literally with HRs, especially since there was a time most everyone thought his career might be over soon. Rooting for him to get to 40.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

Hey Tootie:
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Here’s a FACT OF LIFE: Angels Shutouts more than Yankees Shutouts and more than MARINERS SHUTOUTS.

 💪 
BYE!

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

*lead.

max
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max
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

ha ha you got the tooty too ‘guest’ like Like, as if ‘someone’ might post, logout and like his/her own post.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Angels now tied with the Metropolitans for the MAJOR LEAGUE lead in SHUT OUTS. BA BA BYE BABY ! 👶

Last edited 1 year ago by Cowboy26
JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I think we have discovered his true allegiance: it is indeed the not so ancient Mariners.

In the NL his team is Farhidi and his Gigantes.

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago

This is what happens when you park the Ford in the dugout. Aguilar to the bench as well. Praise the Lord.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

The Aguila (eagle en espanol) took flight today.

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Was hitting .057 before the hit of Roger Clemens Jr. you could hit better than that and we’ve never met.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

We put a championship calibre lineup on the field EVERY DAY.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

Wow!

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago

Angels Win!
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