Lollygaggers Postgame

Today’s game developed very slowly. Griffin Canning was sharp. He allowed two hits in 4 2/3 innings plus one walk. In the fourth inning, Logan O’Hoppe was on first base with two outs when Livan Soto hit a double. Unfortunately, O’Hoppe was gunned down at home plate. Nice try involving no lollygagging.

Ryan Tepera replaced Canning and promptly gave up a two run homer. Both runs were on Tepera, not Canning. Tepera ended up getting ejected at the end of his inning by Bill Miller for a foreign substance on the belt. Taylor Jones followed this up by getting an automatic strike three for lollygaggin. It was not the Angels day.

Brett Phillips got a hit, stole second, and advanced to third on a throwing error that was credited to the Rangers catcher. Gio Urshela struck out though, so the fifth inning ended up at 2-0 Rangers.

In the top of the seventh Matt Moore gave up a couple of singles in a row and got yanked for Carlos Estevez of all people. He struck a guy out but then gave up an RBI single to make it 3-0 Rangers.

Jaime Barria came in to pitch the eighth inning and on his first pitch gave up a double to Jonathan Ornelas. He gave up another double to Clint Frazier but luckily there was no score since the Angels picked off Ornelas earlier. He gave up a single to Cameron Cauley to make it 4-0 Rangers. He then gave up a triple to Ezequiel Duran to make it 5-0 Rangers. Griffin Cheney grounded out but made it 6-0 Rangers. Dayum!!!

The Angels loaded them up in the bottom of the eighth with two outs for Trey Cabbage and all he did was a two RBI single. Dude! 6-2 Angels. I guess that is a little less embarrassing versus a division rival.

Jordyn Adams worked a ninth inning walk. Jo Adell hit a groundout to finish things off.

Overall. the Angels struck out 14 times. No problem eh! At least it’s not a double play. Angels lose 6-2.

Title photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

Ryan Tepera is not very good, even when he cheats.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

And how is he cheating?

Cuz if you don’t know that would make him a good at cheating wouldn’t it ?

Last edited 1 year ago by Cowboy26
MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

“Tepera ended up getting ejected at the end of his inning by Bill Miller for a foreign substance on the belt.”

It was in the postgame summary.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

He got ejected for arguing with the umpire.

According to all of the reports, There was no foreign substance found. If you watch the replay thats pretty obvious.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I started playing with Trade ideas on the simulator to tighten up the final roster. Well, their rankings need a massive update. It shows zero value for Moniak and only a 2 for Joyce. Lots of other examples.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

Players value almost never increase due to Spring Training performance.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Actually it’s a conspiracy led by the MFY industrial complex

HalosFanForLife
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I never realized Moniak had zero value. (Pretty comical) Joyce is going to go way up.

Fansince1971
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1 year ago

The trade simulator is not perfect but what it does do well is help fans (who tend to think the players on their team are worth more than they actually are) see the realities. Moniak would need to develop some consistency in his game to have trade value. At this point he is an injury prone journeyman.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

He’s only 24 and was the number-one pick in the draft. He’s not worth zero. His bonus has been paid. He’s shown signs of potential. It’s ridiculous. To think Joyce is only worth 2 is crazy as well. I do enjoy using it too, but sometimes the numbers are just way off.

Twebur
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1 year ago

https://www.ocregister.com/2023/03/18/angels-owner-arte-moreno-no-shohei-ohtani-contract-talks-so-far

Moreno said the Angels have increased spending on player development, and will continue to do so. He said Minasian has “basically an unlimited budget” to add players to the minor-league system, and that so far “I haven’t said no to anything” when it comes to additions in terms of infrastructure, staffing or quality of life improvements for minor-leaguers.

SchofieldsWalkoff
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

The more that comes out about Perry’s philosophies & the steps he’s taken to improve the farm & organization as a whole, the more hopeful I am about the future.

Last edited 1 year ago by SchofieldsWalkoff
2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

I’ll believe it when I see it. 💪 
In the meantime, the Harris Co TX Puppy Eaters showcase of strength was on full display last weekend in the WBC game between Venezuela and Dominican Republic. They had 11 players on both teams in that game. Let me know if we ever get to that level.
 💪  💪  💪  💪 

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Nobody really cares what you believe . You have absolutely no credibility But since you’re obviously full of shit why don’t you give us a list of those 11 players that you claim were on both teams . You can also include your IIWPM write up you are intentionally avoiding submitting to us since this would obviously expose your complete ignorance.

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

comment image
 😂  😂 

matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Venezuela does have Altuve and Garcia from the Astros, but also Rengifo, Quijada and Jhonathan Diaz from the Angels.

Maybe it is just the DR that he means? (hmmm). The following Astros are playing for the DR: Pena, Abreu, Blanco, Montero, Javier and Neris. (This is still not 11, let alone 11 each). DR also boasts a few Angels (Estevez, Valdez).

I mean, if we are just counting Astros, the US has more than Venezuela (Pressley, Tucker).

Or you could consult any relevant source, like this article from the Sporting News (rather than pulling info out of your backside).

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago

None of those guys are any good, plus did we sign them and develop them?
Or did we get them later from other teams? Waivers, rule 5, trade, regular FA. We don’t even sign or scout guys from Puerto Rico which is US territory, heck we barely scout guys from Orange County CA (see the 2020 AL Cy Young winner from UCSB) let alone outside the country. Let’s see Ervin Santana, K-Rod, Benji Molina, Erick Aybar and………? What happened after those guys?
more biceps…… 💪  💪  👈 

Mia
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Mia
1 year ago

I think Canning is the far and away favorite to win the 6th starter job at this point.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

My moneys still on Tucky D and his lack of options.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

This is such a better conversation than we are used to. The last years have featured bringing in players we had to rely on (Bundy, Tehera, Cobb, Thor, Lorenzen, even Harvey and Cahill).

No one seems to question the addition of Anderson, and we have four other starters in place (Ohtani, Sandoval, Detmers, and Suarez).

So, instead of penciling in players like Canning (once our #2 pitcher), Davidson (with his World Series experience), Barria (because he is ‘due’) or Silseth (as the next one ready to ‘take a step forward’ after some success last year), they are competing for the #6 spot.

It is honestly freaking me out a little.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

But did you hear that Silseth is the first player from the 2021 to make it to the show ?

matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Nope, but good for him. Also, that is a sign of a good farm system, right? Right?

FungoAle
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1 year ago

Canning was once the No. 2? That sure speaks volumes as to why the sub-500 record over the past few years but agree, really like Detmers and Sandoval, and Suarez (ok as a 5th). I’m not too concerned about the 6th starter as it will not be periodic but there is more depth than ever before.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

In 2019 we had a starting rotation of Andrew Heaney, Griffith Canning, Jaime Barria, Jose Suarez, Tyler Skaggs, and Dillon Peters. (After Harvey and Cahill fell apart).

He was our opening day #3 in 2020 (after Heaney and Bundy).

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago

We are wasting Brett Phillips rare hits!

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Lolly gagging cost us at least 2 runs today. But this always make me feel good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRLHYx_Hpwk

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

You can observe a lot by just watching.
Yogi Berra.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

I can observe alot by watching your lack of self awareness