Angels Take The Series!

Today we watched Dylan Bundy start against Jose Suarez.

Inning 1

Rengifo lined out but Mike Trout doubled to left field to put a man on for Shohei Ohtani. Shohei singled and Mike Trout was initially held at third. The throw in got away from the catcher whereupon Trout scored. 1-0.

Celestino, the center fielder was given the error. Taylor Ward lined out and Matt Thaiss singled to left to score Shohei Ohtani. 2-0. Mickey Moniak hit a fly ball out to left.

Carlos Correa doubled to left. Moniak airmailed the throw but Thaiss was backing up the plumber so there was no damage. Gio Urshela bounced one through to Trout to score Correa. 2-1 Angels. Gary Sanchez made a fly ball out and Nick Gordon grounded out to Suarez.

Inning 2

Max Stassi grounded out to nobody’s surprise. Livan Soto struck out. Michael Stefanic lined out to right. Gilberto Celestino led off with a double to right field. Jermaine Palacios grounded out to short. Jake Cave struck out. Caleb Hamilton struck out.

Inning 3

Luis Rengifo lined out again. Mike Trout homered into the second deck in left field. 3-1 Angels.

Shohei Ohtani grounded out to short. Taylor Ward walked. Matt Thaiss also walked. Mickey Moniak struck out.

Jose Miranda singled on a liner to center. Carlos Correa struck out as did Gio Urshela. Gary Sanchez singled on a line drive to left, driving Miranda to third. Nick Gordon singled to left to score Miranda. 3-2 Angels. Gilberto Celestino grounded out to the shortstop Soto.

Inning 4

Max Stassi got an infield hit to third. Livan Soto hit into a force out. Michael Stefanic singled to Palacios who made a throwing error to allow men at second and third with one out. Luis Rengifo singled into left center to score two. 5-2 Angels.

At this point Dylan Bundy got yanked in favor of Ronny Henriquez. He walked Mike Trout on four pitches. Shohei Ohtani grounded out but advanced the runners. Taylor Ward lined out to third.

Jermaine Palacios was out on a fly ball to left. Jake Cave grounded out to first. Caleb Hamilton struck out.

Inning 5

Matt Thaiss grounded out to first baseman Jose Miranda for the first out. Mickey Moniak struck out. Max Stassi also struck out. Jose Miranda grounded out. Carlos Correa got a double to center field, Gio Urshela grounded out to third. Gary Sanchez hit a shallow fly to center for an out.

Inning 6

Livan Soto singled to center. Michael Stefanic struck out but Livan Soto stole second base in the process. Luis Rengifo flied out to center field. So did Mike Trout. For the Twins, Nick Gordon struck out. Gilberto Celestino got a hit out to Ward. Jermaine Palacios walked. Jake Cave made out on a fly ball to Mike Trout. Jose Suarez was pulled in favor of Jaime Barria. Caleb Hamilton struck out to end the inning.

Inning 7

Shohei Ohtani grounded out to the left side. Taylor Ward hit a ground rule double to left center. Matt Thaiss was out on a grounder to the left side as well. Mickey Moniak flied out to left to end the Angels seventh. Jose Miranda came up and got another hit. Carlos Correa struck out. Gio Urshela hit one into right to place runners at first and third. Gary Sanchez got hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out. Jaime Barria was replaced by Jose Quijada who struck out both Nick Gordon and Gilberto Celestino.

Inning 8

Max Stassi Struck out. Livan Soto flied out to left. Michael
Stefanic did double but Luis Rengifo grounded out to first. Jermaine Palacios struck out. Jake Cave also struck out. Caleb Hamilton homered to make it 5-3 Angels. Quijada was replaced by Ryan Tepera at this point. Jose Miranda lined out to Stefanic to end the eighth inning.

Inning 9

Mike Trout faced Trevor Megill and lined another double, to right this time. Shohei Ohtani grounded one through the left side to score Mike Trout from second base.

Taylor Ward struck out. Matt Thaiss singled to left. Mickey Moniak blooped one in front of Celestino. Max Stassi doubled to right center to make it 8-3.

Livan Soto also gets a double to make it 10-3 Angels.

Jovani Moran came in to pitch for the apparently ineffective Megill. Michael Stefanic bounced out to the pitcher. Luis Rengifo made the third out to bring up the Twins down by seven. Zack Weiss came in to pitch for Tepera. Matt Wallner came in to pinch hit for Correa and he fouled out to Rengifo. Billy Hamilton came in to pinch hit. He quickly struck out. Gary Sanchez also struck out to end the game. Angels win 10-3.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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BannedInLA
Member
2 months ago

The most important thing to watch in this final stretch of games is that Trout finishes the season strong and healthy.

I very much miss the .300 hitting, base stealing and OBP God version of Trout. He’s now essentially a single/groundout – HR/SO player at this stage. Still incredibly valuable, but less well rounded.

His base stealing days are likely gone forever, but hitting .300 shouldn’t be. I’ve always felt that he takes too many down the middle 1st pitch fastballs, but I digress. I suspect the infield shift rules next season may boost his BA a bit as well.

BannedInLA
Member
2 months ago

Leave it to me to stumble upon an Angel chat forum at the tail end of another lost season.

Anyway, world events are depressing enough, so I’ll generally take an optimistic tone when opining…

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

I was bored so I was wondering what Trout’s WAR would be if he had the same number of PAs as Judge. He’d have 7.6 WAR. It may be a little higher because he sucked when he was playing hurt. Still, that’s not bad.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
2 months ago

60hr’s vs 45hr’s (2019)
plus possibility of being the first TC winner since Miggy Cabrera in 2012. Yoo just ccan’t keip being a loodahkriss homer heer at CTPG. BTW JOC PEDERSON HAS MORE WS CHAMPIONSHIPS THAN EITHER GUY, I WUNDER IF YOO NOH HOO EVEN CARES!!!
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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

I just said I was curious what Trout’s WAR would be this year if he had a full season of PAs and it looks like it would be 7.6 WAR, maybe a little better.

That’s all I said. I don’t know what 2019 has to do with at all.

Then you dropped your pants for no reason… again… like a special needs person.

Joc Pederson has 1 WAR… Squid has 1.5 WAR. Mike Timlin has more World Series rings than Joc Pederson does. You just like him cause his name makes you tingle.

 😵  🛍  🍆 

BannedInLA
Member
2 months ago

Trout finishing Healthy & Strong is a great springboard to next season, but I do miss the .300 hitting OBP terror from his earlier years.

He’s now essentially a single/groundout –
HR/SO player. Still amazing, but less well rounded.

Rengifo proving himself to be a solid & versatile starter has been one of the “good” outcomes this season.

Ditto for Ward in RF.

I’m comfortable with heading into next season with both guys penciled in.

As for the offseason, I think we have sufficient talent & depth heading into FA, so I probably wouldn’t break the bank on any FA starter.

That said, the only chance we have at retaining Shohei is to field a winning team. With that in mind, I think we should pursue the following in FA:

A proven and productive 1B, Corner Outfielder, Cather and more bullpen arms.

Sign guys that have a track record of consistency and if their on the wrong side of 30, go with 2-3 year deals versus 5-6 years.

Proven & consistent players around our core of Shohei, Trout, Rengifo & Ward is the way to go and hopefully the Goddess of health will shine on Rendon next season.

MarineLayer
Super Member
2 months ago

Where has this nice hitting been all year.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Lot of squib hits today. Still need to acquire a 1st baseman and LF. O’Hoppe can take over behind the plate.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
2 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

You’re already anointing a untested and untried rookie?
Good gawd the bad thing is that I think the front office actually listens to this blog community!!! See……..GRIFFIN CANNING, JO ADELL, BRANDON MARSH, CHASE SILSETH, JAMAI JONES, MATT THAISS!!! UGH!!!
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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

Soooo…. test him by not playing him… sounds like a plan.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

At least I am not pimping Kyle Seager

steelgolf
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

How about dem Mariners today! 🤏🤏🤏🤏🤏🤏 🤮

FungoAle
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Nice one, great comeback by KC

red floyd
Legend
2 months ago

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Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 months ago

the dream to finish only 10 games below .500 still lives!

MikeSalmon
Super Member
2 months ago

“Make A Run For 71!”

BannedInLA
Member
2 months ago

One must have aspirational goals.

steelgolf
Super Member
2 months ago

Nice win today for The Angels. Also ….Lol Mariners! 🤏 Missed it by that much!

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
2 months ago

Angels Win!
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