Productive Adell And Angels Win 5-4

Tucker Davidson gave up a couple of hits and a walk, but at least he kept the Padres off the scoreboard. Chris Devenski changed that in the bottom of the fourth inning. He gave up a hit and a walk and allowed three stolen bases before Tim Lopes scored from third on a ground out. He then gave up another hit allowing Roughned Odor to score. 2-0 Padres. I can’t show you any highlights. There are none.

I lied. Here is Jo Adell’s single followed by Tucker Davidson’s four strikeouts. These didn’t result in scoring, but they are something to watch.

Nash Walters came in for the fifth inning. He gave up a single, although Matt Thaiss threw that guy out trying to steal second base. Walters then gave up a walk and another single. He got out of the inning without further scoring, though.

Jo Adell doubled in the top of the sixth inning. Brett Phillips struck out swinging to bring up Kyren Paris who also doubled. 2-1 Padres. Paris scored on a single by Andrew Velazquez leading to a 2-2 tie. Luis Ledo replaced Nash Walters for the bottom of the sixth inning. He walked one batter, but other than that he got three pretty quick outs.

In the top of the seventh inning Trey Cabbage singled, Taylor Jones singled and Michael Stephanino singled to load them up. Jose Godoy was hit by a pitch to score Cabbage. 3-2 Angels. Jordyn Adams singled to drive in a couple more runs. 5-2 Angels. Adrian Placencia also singled, but the batted ball struck Jordyn Adams for an out. Zach Neto struck out to end the Angels half of the seventh.

Jose Soriano came in to replace Luis Ledo on the mound. He gave up a triple and a single to allow a run. 5-3 Angels. After getting a couple of outs he gave up a double for another run scored. 5-4 Angels.

There was no more scoring. The Angels hung on to win this one 5-4.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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Mia
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Mia
13 days ago

I just don’t see how Jo makes the team barring an injury. You don’t want him riding the bench as the 4th OF, so he’ll go play daily at AAA, where he is already more of a AAAA talent.

Hard to see his career advancing in an Angels uniform at this point.

tanana40
Trusted Member
13 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Renfroe is 31 and has one more year left on his contract. He might be a one year player for the team. That would open a spot for Adell. Though, I am not necessarily optimistic that he will start hitting. Though, he is still only 23 (24 in April).

Mia
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Mia
13 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

If Renfroe has a big year, hopefully we try to retain him. The fact is we are no longer counting on Jo breaking out.

Idk if he’d be happy to wallow at AAA all season, sometime. I also don’t think we’re the team to fix him.

If he does put his career back on track, I personally think it will be with another team.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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I’m actually kind of glad he sucks this spring. It makes sending him to SLC easy. Make him a priority down there.

It’s really easy to watch him suck and then forget how massively talented he is. I don’t think it’s time to give up on him till he becomes a 40man issue. Just send him to SLC. Play him a ton. Coach him a ton. Tell him to focus and prepare. If he can be good he’s a much better option than Renfroe, about 15M a year better. He needs to be ready, tell him that he’ll likely need to come up to the MLB at some point this year and he needs to be ready to make his case, then give him guys to work with. Dude’s not even 24 yet. Let’s calm down on the fatalism.

Mia
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Mia
13 days ago

Hey, don’t get me wrong, i’d love to see him figure it out over the next year, I’m just not banking on it or viewing it as likely.

WallyChuckChili
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13 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Perry said he and Moniak are both young.

They both go to SLC. Philips is 4th. One of our starting OF gets hurt. Jo or Mickey come up to Start and Brett stays 4th OF.

Mia
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Mia
13 days ago

We already know Jo can mash at AAA, i’m just not sure how much more he can progress at that level.

Cowboy26
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13 days ago
Reply to  Mia

But he has not hit for average or shown even average plate discipline.

Cowboy26
Legend
13 days ago

Yeah but what about those rock hard Abs?

matthiasstephan
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Honestly, I think the idea that we aren’t counting on him takes the pressure off of Adell. He needs to earn the spot before coming up, and he hadn’t really done that – he was a hyped prospect and brought up soon because we needed him out there (and he had defensive issues on that first call-up). Last year we had him and March penciled in as our OF moving forward – which again was a lot of pressure, and sending him down messed with his head a lot.

He needs a more traditional trajectory, to wrap his head around that he isn’t Mike Trout or Bryce Harper, and settle into being a decent starting OF in a year or two.

(If not, we have other prospects in the wings, and if we don’t have to count on him, all the better).

ihearhowie3.0
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13 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Honestly I’d be happy if he could just be a 4th OF. He’s not even that at the moment.

PedroCerrano
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13 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Totally agree. I was hoping to see that his two hits were smoked but he actually hit rollover groundballs right down the line and was fortunate that they were hits.

Fansince1971
Legend
14 days ago

In all fairness, Adell’s double was questionable. Fielded cleanly that is probably an out – although with his speed maybe not. Still, better than striking out.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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TUCKY D! His inexorable march to the AL Cy Young continues today. We will win all the games.

Jokes aside, Jordyn Adams. Sure, he’s hitting against scrubs, but for a guy for whom hitting against scrubs seemed like a distant fantasy not too long ago he’s looking pretty good. It makes me interested to see what he does in the MiLB this year. That dude has mad tools. If he could get his skills up to just “replacement level” he’d be a pretty valuable player.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
14 days ago

Who needs Trout or Ohtani?

Angels Win!

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PedroCerrano
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13 days ago

Where do we buy one of these?

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