Angels leave bats in Tempe, lose 3-0

Night baseball in big league ballparks is back, officially signaling the regular season is around the corner.

The biggest storyline in this game from the Angels perspective was Tucker Davidson trying to nail down the sixth starter spot. How’d he do? Meh.

Tucker pitched a scoreless first then went full Tucker in the second, giving up back to back bombs on absolute meatballs over the plate.

Those would be the only runs scored with Davidson on the mound. He left in the 5th with 1 out and a man on first. On the night, Davidson gave up 3 hits, 1 walk, and recorded 1 strikeout. Really it should’ve been 2 K’s but the umps gifted Chris Taylor a ball when he clearly swung at strike 3.

Andrew Wantz came in for his bullpen audition and immediately gave up a single. A pop up followed by a grounder from Freeman and Wantz stranded the runners. Audition went well.

Not auditioning for anything was Clayton Kershaw. The legend was dealing and cruised through six scoreless frames, fanning Trout twice.

The one Angels highlight came courtesy of Ohtani;

Jaime Barria came in and pitched well. Logan O’Hoppe looked good on both sides of the ball.

Really not a lot to recap on this one through the seventh inning stretch.

Taylor Ward signed a ball for my son and chatted with us when we were at spring training so my son has a third Angel he pays attention to. It was fun seeing my son get excited for Ward’s at bats the way he usually does for Trout and Ohtani. That was my highlight of the night.

A late home run by LA made it 3-0. Let’s get them tomorrow.

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JackFrost
Super Member
2 months ago

When the “highlight” of the game is a single to right that doesn’t speak well of the performance. That said, Kershaw has always dealt against us and this result was somewhat predictable.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Oh my gah! Hot mice in my ass! We are gonna lose 108 games. Estevez, Loup, Moore and Tepera on the team! Ohtani is going to leave me and I will have sads because he will still be good!

Man. I really hate the Dodgers.

steelgolf
Super Member
2 months ago

Send all the WBC players to Salt Lake and field the spring training team that was winning! 😉

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago

If I can get to bed by 10 most nights we have a game that would be great.

2:08 game time. I don’t hate it. Same amount of baseball and it flowed really well.

Canning has earned his spot in my mind, and we could use another righty in this lefty heavy rotation.

Twebur
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  Mia

If Davidson does make it, everyone stays healthy (jinx), we’ll see 5 lefties, one righty through the rotation when a 6th starter is needed. I’d say that’s a first time in MLB history. I don’t even know, is having 5 lefties in your rotation a good thing? Assuming they pitch well, advantage or a disadvantage for the opposing team statistically setting a lineup?

Last edited 2 months ago by Twebur
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

This is CtPG. We have no idea if 5 lefties are a bad thing, but it is a thing, so we are sure it’s a bad thing. The donkeys know, and they aren’t fooled.

I had become kind of happy to have some good looking prospects till I remembered how having ANY prospect who looks even half baked instantly becomes a dildo of annoying stupidity that so many of us love to strap to our forehead.

I still want to build the farm up real bad, but fk me, are we gonna have to hear a bunch of acid reflux victims bitch about Player X getting to play cause he’s getting paid and “manager/FO” hates rookies and blah blah fart fart sniff sniff constantly again? This is why the baseball gods won’t let us have nice things. Big Bitch energy.

Your question is the right question. Is it bad? Don’t know. If all these lefty pitchers pitch well, probably not.

Tucky D? Yes. Good.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
2 months ago

Angels offense Sucks!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Wait, you weren’t impressed by that?

All those Angels players getting back into town having lots of sex and making Shohei’s mom fidgety…. of course we lost.