Angels Barely Won Postgame

The Angels struck first today against the hated Mariners. Mike Trout singled in the first and Shohei Ohtani doubled him in.

Ohtani pitched pretty well and the Mariners couldn’t seem to figure him out. He was throwing a lot of cutters early on and they couldn’t do anything with them.

In the fourth, the Angels mounted a major threat with men at second and third with no outs. Mike Ford popped out to third. Matt Duffy got an RBI on a groundout to third. Micky Moniak struck out. 2-0 Angels.

Mike Stefanino got a hit in the fifth inning and Livan Soto was sent in to pinch run for him. Luis Rengifo grounded into a double play to end that threat. Soto took over at short and Rengifo moved over to second base. Everybody kept striking out and hitting into double plays. Jaime Barria came in to pitch the eighth inning. Taylor Trammel hit a solo home run off him to make it 2-1 Angels. Abraham Toro hit a ground rule double to provoke a mound visit. Barria walked J.P. Crawford to bring up Ty France who grounded into a double play. Whew!

For the ninth, Aaron Loup came in to pitch. At least it wasn’t Tepera. The Angels got two line outs and a strikeout and won 2-1.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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DowningDude
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10 days ago

Take a drink each time Kent French says “Oh, by the way…”

2002heaven
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10 days ago

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Those battle hardened tough guys from Dana Pointe, and Costa Mesa……. 😆  😆 . Went to Mutt Lynch’s in Newport Beach after the game?

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

Well, if anyone here knows about the hard men of the OC….

smithy610
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10 days ago

I was at the game last night at 306, and Mia is right. Shohei pitching is a joy to watch!

Around the 1-3 innings, I thought this was going to be a “gutting-it-out” night for Ohtani. Mariners couldn’t hit him, but he couldn’t finish them off either. By the 5th-6th, he turned it up to another gear and just mowed through the lineup. Amazing!

And he’s involved in both runs of the game. He did it all!

I hope he gets to 40 HRs, sub 2.50 ERA, 15 wins, and 200 Ks. A lot of people thought it was impossible for him to replicate last season, but he might be even better this season, and he probably won’t win MVP because the novelty of Shohei has already worn off on some (and arguably, another player is having a better season at the plate.)

Fansince1971
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10 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

And his team isn’t making the playoffs which can be ignored by the writers for a year – but 2 years?

2002heaven
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10 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

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Sterling with his wife………..I think!!! 😆  😆 

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Cowboy26
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10 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Is that your dad & step mom in the first picture?

DowningDude
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11 days ago

Just wanted to BUMP this to the top of the thread. 🤣🤣🤣🤣comment image

DowningDude
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11 days ago

Didn’t realize this is a wraparound series. I hope it’s ok that I call it “wraparound”

red floyd
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11 days ago

Props to the staff tonight.

When he was at 61 pitches through 3, I didn’t think he was gonna go past 5.
And props to Loup for no drama tonight.

red floyd
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11 days ago

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John Henry Weitzel
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11 days ago

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LOLZ Mariners

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Ummm…uhhhh (loud mouth breathing noise) At least yoo gnau oooo didn’t trade for Moe Vaughn! And this time is the time the Mariners owner whose name I don’t know! At least there’s an Oligarch and don’t say Tom Nutting because now having cut payroll is cool and the Angels have a higher one so take that! Syphilis is a hell of a drug! I got you all, I am a provo electricutor! So Snowden! Farhan Zaidi WILL go to Red Lobster with me someday. I hate myself. Someone please love me.

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That was a good win over a douche team.

Twebur
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11 days ago

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You might Think the stupid oligarch signing of Matt Duffy was Just what we needed …. Tonight he finally did let the Good times roll and he did Dive in the winning run….it was Magic! Let’s Go and Shake it up tomorrow and say Hello again to Shufflebot!

F you Jerry!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

Man… I love Talking Heads…sS/ I wonder if Lil’Toots listens to Since You’re Gone as he stares longingly at his home made shrine to Derpo at the foot of his bed tonight.

2002heaven
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10 days ago

Could be Queen (We are the Champions)

steelgolf
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11 days ago

💪💪💪💪🦿🦿🦿🦿

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  steelgolf

I keep forgetting to log off and like my comments as “Guest” to complete the homage omelet.

Angelz4ever
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11 days ago

Sooooo…. this Barria guy…..

DowningDude
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11 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Yeah – he got a hold today. 🤣

2002heaven
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10 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Mexican Spanish for Birria (Goat meat dish from the state of Jalisco).

Cowboy26
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10 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Uh once again you’re wrong. Everyone knows that Spanish for GOAT is Trucha.

2002heaven
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10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Once uhgayne yor rong
Goat in Spanish is Chivo……..just like yor silly foolish 2022 prediction for the Anjels.

Cowboy26
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10 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

What a moron.

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Fansince1971
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11 days ago

Great win. Unbelievable performance by Shohei. He is the MVP I hope he gets to 15 wins and 40 HR.

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Fansince1971

Yah. I didn’t feel like that was a “barely” win. That was toe to toe, don’t screw up or you lose big boy baseball. We beat a really good pitcher with a bunch of scrubs who did their jobs. Solid.

2002heaven
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10 days ago

Gomer Pyle and Forrest Gump beat the Navy Seals.

Mia
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Mia
11 days ago

I will never tire of watching Shohei pitch.

What a joy.

FungoAle
Super Member
11 days ago

The Tank has taken on some damage the last two nights. I’d get more joy out of this if it meant kicking the Mariners out of the post-season but they look to be secure.

DowningDude
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11 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I Iike watching Wanker fail too.

Eric_in_Portland
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11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I’m off to Lookout Landing so watch them whine

FungoAle
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11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

..and see Service’s sour pumpkin face like he stepped in Loup

Eric_in_Portland
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11 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I’ll give them credit. They’re in good humor, especially with Baltimore’s loss. One thing we have in common with them, we hate Wanker.

FungoAle
Super Member
11 days ago

O’s are 5 back and White Sox 6. Would love to see collapse the last two weeks. Seattle has many Mendoza batters like we do so it is possible.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  FungoAle

Yah. The Orioles are making me sad.

The good news is there’s still a decent chance we can watch the Mariners sad trombone their way out of the post season even if they make it.

DowningDude
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11 days ago

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Angelz4ever
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11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

That was from tonight’s game?

DowningDude
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11 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Sure. I also own a time-traveling delorean

Brent
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11 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Is that a serious question?

DowningDude
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11 days ago
Reply to  Brent

Valbuena has been resurrected!!! Hallelujah!!!!

Cowboy26
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10 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Pujols has so why not Valbuena? he seemed more alive than grandpa when he was here.

DowningDude
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10 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

In all seriousness, it is my photograph of the lineup announcements at Shohei’s home debut on April 03, 2022 – I was there, man!
https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2018/B04030ANA2018.htm

Eric_in_Portland
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11 days ago

The dream of an 80 win season is still alive

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
11 days ago

….for someone

Fansince1971
Legend
10 days ago

How about just the dream of another Shufflebot

DowningDude
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11 days ago

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DowningDude
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11 days ago

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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A A Ron.

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GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago

Shohei is just from Mars.

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago

Because he gets more candy bars?

DiPoto is from Jupiter because he gets more ….

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Moons?

DowningDude
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11 days ago

Never knew moons and Jupiter rhymed. Thanks for that revelation.

h27kim
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11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Dipoto is a giant bag of gas?

Cowboy26
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10 days ago
Reply to  h27kim

Yes he also discovered a new element called Baldoquinium. It has similar properties as a black hole where it sucks all of the surrounding material elements into its proton structure

DowningDude
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10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Nah, DiPoto is composed 100% of Assholium.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago

Sweet win tonight.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago

Angels Win!
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