Angels 8 Mariners 7
Phil Nevin’s realization the Angels are out of the playoff picture meant that tonight, it was time to get funky, get bold, and substitute in an injured player who can’t swing a bat in the 6th inning. The move worked and the Angels, who improved to 20 games below .500, thwarted the Seattle Mariners’ chance at the playoffs once more. All the while David Fletcher, who scored in that substitution, couldn’t even swing a bat.
Some employees call such a strategy “quiet quitting”. Others call it CoastFIREing to the promised land. The Halos absolutely sailed over their foe tonight—and despite winning by just a run in an 8-7 slugfest, the boys in red never trailed once.
Tonight’s marine-layer monolith of an Angels offense drove the gravy train tonight, with an 11-hit parade that tagged M’s starter Robbie Ray for five runs. Luis Rengifo homered from both sides with a monster 4-RBI game, becoming the first Angel to do that since Kendrys Morales in 2012.
Mike Trout perhaps started another home run streak with a schmack of his own, and Shohei Ohtani got in on the fun early with a bloop (gift) double that found the left-field grass.
On the other side, Halos starter Michael Lorenzen pieced together a 5-inning, 3-run effort, and the bullpen was just able to get them over the finish line. 5 relievers combined to allow 4 runs over 4 innings. But hey, a win’s a win, and today was the right amount of crazy.
You can put a halo over this one.
Luis Rengifo and SWAT/Criminal Minds Shemar Moore
You’re a Mariners fan. Why are you giving props to Rengifo ?
Just for the record, I like the Cowboy hat after a homerun as it has nothing to do with W-L and brings the team something to bond over. As for the cup of water, well……The closer this team stays and plays together the better we will be as a team through the off season and going into ST.
I think some folks want them to wear dunce caps and sit in the corner after a Homer as a penance for the poor record
I don’t think I expressed the desire for the team to wear dunce caps, but I do support
when they get at night, their fat and
psychopathic wives thrashing them
within inches of their lives.
Not pointing ANY fingers. I just see a lot of “these guys should … xx yy zz” … it’s all good man – it’s been a very terrible season. I don’t mind the dunce cap idea. Might be fun for a while, too!
For every Mariano Rivera there has been a hundred Loup’s and Tepera’s who are very good relievers that have off seasons and bounce back by the hundreds. I think that both will bounce back next year just fine…..I have no idea what the thinking was behind using Fletcher yesterday…..Will Max Stassi bounce back next season? A change of approach at the plate is needed for sure. Watch his at bats tonight or the next game he plays. He no longer can straighten up to hit the ball, so he should start straight up and extend his arms as that is his strength anyway. (Side bar, the work “strength” is the longest word in the English language with only one vowel 🤓 )…..Is Thaiss the real deal or a flash in the pan?…..We have gone a long time not seeing 8 runs scored in only one game it seems…..We really will not get in the Lotto Five but being in 8th or 9th isn’t so bad….Ohtani will show these M’s how to STFD tonight with 10+ K’s and get 2 hits himself…..I know I missed with Trouty getting 2 hits last night, but his one did leave the park. So, tonight is the 2+ hit night as Lana will be in attendance, So Go Angels!
I think Thaiss has been good enough to let Suzuki go, and stick with Stassi/Thaiss with Wallach in the wings, and O’Hoppe a year away. With Quero too then this position is looking ok moving forward.
Stassi last 15 games: .078/.145/.157
Max has suffered one too many concussions He’s not what he used to be and his future capabilities are in question. The FO needs to figure this out before next season. Maybe cutting their losses is best.
I swear, once the arson squad came in, it felt like the hitters wanted to win the game and the pitchers wanted to lose.
Herget was the only guy in the pen who did his job. (OK, Quijada didn’t give up any runs, but that was pure luck).
Yeah, the arson squad was the one downside from this game.
I really think we have to cut our losses with Loup. He can’t be an integral part of our bullpen next season. As for Wantz, we might as well DFA him right now.
Tempera should also be cut to pieces.
Tempera is often battered.
Or a new bp coach?
Dude why do you and SJB keep posting this meaningless news?
He can’t play so what else is new.
Of course he can’t hit another utility player to pack in around Trout and Ohtani. $180M payroll and the other 20 players cost $50.
Meanwhile the last two previous GMs are gonna be in playoffs and Hopefully Yoo Noh Hoo and his wife Carole should be invited to home plate seats if the Mets and Mariners are in the World Series.
See Max Scherzer, Chris Bassett, Mark Canha, Luis Castillo, Robbie Ray, and a better 3B than we have in Eugenio Suarez.
So, when we are out of the playoffs, with our starting 3B and SS down to injury, and even our light-hitting defensive subsitute out, we shouldn’t take a look at our prospects?
And an Angels fan site shouldn’t, say, talk about it?
Cool. Give him a try.
Whats so unique about substituting in an injured player who can’t swing a bat?
Shit man, we’ve been doing it all season.
Arte’s car and parking space for you JackieFrost who didn’t believe me:
What is that, a Lexus ? Or is it just an ordinary Toyota ?
Kind of doubt it.
dude. whatever. I’ve seen him get out of that exact 580 MBZ
And you didn’t plant a car bomb?
What kind of Angel fan are you?
The Cowboy Hat needs to go. Celebrating meaningless victories in the midst of missing the playoffs for the 8th straight year reflects all that is wrong with this franchise.
All teams who are out of the playoffs still celebrate the games they win. This is not just an Angels thing. So if you want to complain about that you should really talk about not liking ANY team celebrating “meaningless” wins.
On the one hand I agree with you that we should not be quick to forgive a terribly disappointing season, but that being said, we did beat the Mariners (who most of us hate, including me! ) who actually DO need to win these games. So, in a sense that is something to take pleasure in. It also shows that when we are healthy and hitting the ball like we can, we should beat them more than we lose to them.
Okay Jack, here ya go: “Every team in any sport including youth teams, school teams, minor leagues, Olympics, major leagues, and even those teams playing Buzkashi who celebrate meaningless wins are all weak and worthless.
If you want to be like Jack and celebrate and cheer wins that mean nothing towards making the playoffs or winning a championship, you certainly can continue to do so. In addition, if you want to celebrate your hatred towards objects such as a baseball franchise, again you can continue to do so. Have fun, invite the friends and family to join in.
That said, I will continue to call “bullshit” on ANY TEAM that is so steeped in a losing culture that they parade around in a cowboy hat while being 32.5 games out of 1st place in their division.
MECHANICAL BULL. RIDE IT
Okay, I’ll agree if and only if there is a mechanical bull added to the dugout and they player hitting the home run has to wear the hat and ride the bull. In addition, it’s assless chaps added to the ensemble for a grand slam.
Look, I did not totally disagree with your larger point. I just did not like how you used that point to condemn the Angels organization specifically as if this behavior is somehow symptomatic of their sick culture alone.
I too agree that there is alot internally wrong with this team (it starts and ends with Arte of course), but that does not mean that I don’t like our players and don’t root for them to do well. If we had celebrated a win over the Tigers I would tend to agree with you… But again, this was a win over a bitter division rival who does not like us any more than we like them. And us beating them does do harm to their playoff chances.
Sorry, but yes, I am going to enjoy that.
I agree with you for once! 😀 (please don’t dig for something to disagree with in this message)
I like it when someone hits a solo shot and they break out the hat when they’re down 7-0.
Now that’s the time to celebrate!
Well there Ace, yup, I think you hit the head with a nail, or is it a nailhead on the head, no that’s not right either, well then pilgrim…. 😄
Meanwhile the Mariners will end their 20 yr playoff drought (Yes it’s gonna happen since there’s a third WC spot and only the AL Central winner will make the playoffs…….sorry 2Pints and CB26) , and we own MLB’s current longest streak of 7 straight losing seasons. Nice work PerrArte!!
😢 😠 💩 💩
Congratulations it only took Jerr Jerr SEVEN YEARS!!!!!! for his BM’s to make the playoffs.
Make sure you come back and visit after your JerrJerr and his BFF Suckface Servais crash and burn in the first round.
Tough Something tells me you wont come out of your mommy’s basement after their ass kicking
I disagree … take it one step further and put an urban cowboy MECHANICAL BULL outside the dugout steps where they would ride 8 seconds after a homerun whilst wearing said Cowboy Hat. WINNING!
This is our world series this weekend!
MMM MMMMM. That’s some good winning. Lorenzen was meh, but the team kept at it and even overcame a serving of wimp tepera to get the win.
Sooo… absolute stat stretching here, but if Rengifo did what he’s done this year over a full season he’d be a 3+ WAR player. He’d be a little short of Fletcher’s best season. Maybe we should give him a shot next year? Or still not a real MLB player who can only swing from his shoes and blah blah blah? Also, are we ready to admit Taylor Ward’s a good enough regular yet?
It would be cool if those guys are legit. Makes depth less of an issue next year. We could sign a guy like Aledmys Diaz or David Peralta to play LF, or go the Keirmeyer rout some folks dig…. or the even cheaper weaker version of him, Alberto Almora paired with Adell in CF and stick Trout in left… with the team for sale I doubt we sign any SS that makes you happy, but the IF depth we are showing should at least help matters.
In on Ward 100%. He is the RF of the present and future.
Rengifo I like as part of the team’s depth in 2023.
😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆
At least Ersty could field, a fluke year, he’s really a .240 hitter
Our 2022 version of Brady Anderson.
Ummm, Rengifo is STARTING next season.
Get used to it because it is the new reality.
What? If Fletcher and Rendon are healthy next season, where is Rengifo going to start? He can’t field with either of the two returners and he is no everyday SS. Leftfield maybe?
I say we move him around the diamond. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKwXHDs1R6Y
Fletcher at ss and Rengifo at 2b.
I hope we sweep these guys and they miss playoffs by 1 game.
This would put a smile on my face.
Still tied for 8th in Lotto Five.
First time I’ve heard of this group “Lotto Five” …
although, I know “The Dipoto Four” quite well:
They all cost $10 apiece since Yoo Noh Hoo already spent it all on Albert, CJ and Strip Club Hamilton.
Lost my cc in the 400 level in the 7th and someone started charging with it during the 9th. Fuckers.
sorry to hear that
That sucks, sorry to hear. Glad it was a cc and not a debit.
Did they at least have the tact to buy something good, or just a sad OGs pizza?
They fed the family at an Inglewood McDonalds. Must’ve been a banger of a Friday night.
You sure you weren’t at a Dodger game? 😂
Then you got off easy. With my luck that would have all gone to Mortons
That OGs pizza at the stadium does suck. If you go to a regular OGs, the pizza isn’t bad, but let whatever company that provides the food to the stadium (is it Arimark) decide what ingredients to provide, and it is instant disappointment.
Don’t you dare ever forget that Cheap Arte wanted to copy the Yankees so he went out and did the same thing as they did with ticketing (screwed Stubhub temporarily there) and they also went with the Yankees food distributor Legends.
As a fact of matter – I’m about 95% certain that the server in the 400 levels is the guy who took my credit card as he distracted me during the card insertion process.
Oh damn, if you found that out his employer, which by that time would be former employer, would have a liability issue.
In other news, Arte was seen attempting to pay salaries with a credit card…..
😂 HIS CAR WAS THERE TONIGHT. Gonna post a photo for Jack who didn’t believe me
I never said I didn’t believe you, lol.. I just asked how you knew it was his car and where the spot was… That is all.
Because I’ve seen him drive up in that car and park in that spot a spot with no markings and in a private lot.
Fair enough. That is all I was asking.
Ugggghhh. I hate A- holes like that.
That was a looooong game. Jesus.
Way better than a long loss.
Bearing the M’s is always fun
so is beating them!
“Bearing” as in mauling 😂
So is beating the Pirates
Oh shit they swept us actually.
You really have no clue do you?
When did this alleged sweep occur?
Great write up.
Great write up. That Fletch AB was too painful.
Off the topic, but it would be great if you could share the tag or code among the masthead to make these embedded tweets act in responsive style(and allow mobile devices to show the whole content).
I’ll give you a rec even though they’ll still playing next month and they hired the best GM we ever had since this current so-called owner has owned this team. Yes he’s better than Perry BTW MARINER’S PAYROLL $114M OURZ $180M