Angels win Daycap and take series against Seattle

Angels 4 Mariners 3

O’Hopes were high in the first inning when Trout and Ohtani drew back to back one out walks. Enter Renfroe and Drury who dashed those hopes with back to back K’s – Renfroe looking. Listen, Renfroe will be fine but is not and really has never been a consistent player. He can smash, but let’s not assume that will happen on a regular basis.

Thankfully, rookie of the year and catcher extraordinaire (sorry Adley) came to the plate in the top of the 2nd with Urshela on base thanks a single. O’Hoppe did not disappoint and smashed a 2-run bomb to put the Angels on the board.

Trout and Ohtani again drew back to back walk in the 6th, this time with no outs. A wild pitch moved them forward. Guess what Renfroe did this time? K! Dude come one, can’t even hit a sac fly?? And Drury? K! Lamb followed with a fly out and TroutSho were stranded again.

Shohei Ohtani struggled a bit on the mound, hitting two batters for the first time in a game ever (both came in the same inning). The cooler weather may have affected his command early but it definitely improved his last few innings. Ohtani’s final line was 6 IP, 8K, 1 ER, 111 pitches. Ohtani struck out 5 of the last 7 batters he faced and finished off his outing by striking out the side in the 6th.

Mike Trout’s RBI infield hit in the 7th was somehow only the 3rd hit of the game for the Angels. Ohtani put the Angels up 4-1 with an RBI single of his own that scored Taylor Ward. Up until those two RBIs, the Angels had been 0 for 7 with 5Ks and RISP

Jimmy Herget Phil Nevin did his best to try and ruin the lead by pulling Matt Moore who had been doing just fine in favor of Jimmy the Glitch Herget who proceeded to give up back to back hits and 2 runs. Herget was saved by Eugenio Suarez who got hung up between 1st and 2nd for the 3rd out.

Thankfully, the Angels held on and pulled out a narrow victory. Next up, rest day and home opener of Friday against the Jays!

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matthiasstephan
Super Member
10 months ago

Ohtani’s final line was 6 IP, 8K, 1 ER, 111 pitches

That sounds like a CY candidate performance to me, and it was an ‘off day’ for Ohtani. Early days, but 18K in 12 innings pitched, with an ERA of .75 is pretty good.

HaloLew
Trusted Member
10 months ago

I’m an extremely longtime lurker from the HH days who finally decided to create an account here. I appreciate having a platform for Angels fans like me to celebrate, vent, and overanalyze every step of this organization which I’ve been doing since the 70s. Thanks and I look forward to contributing!

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
10 months ago

Hopefully with a day off and on Friday starting home cooking the team will be taking the next 2 series, it will fall to Sandy, Andy, Dets, all capable pitchers that are going to take us to the promise of 163+ games in the calendar month of October 🎃 

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago

Why look so far ahead Grandpa ? What’s the point? Haven’t you ever heard the saying “Just take em one game at a time.” There is a reason that players and managers all say that. It is because it works.

Please stop trying to predict results of series that are a week away. Just enjoy the moment.

Have a nice day.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
10 months ago

About the time the hot cools off the cold will heat up to hot.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

This should be on a shirt

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
10 months ago

It works for this team. The group that wants to point out that Fletcher-Renfroe-Drury and Rengifo are not performing on que will see that those are the current cold, so maybe red is the appropriate color for the shirts

red floyd
Legend
10 months ago

That means we’re not a McDLT.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

How about a McRib?

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
10 months ago

Glad we held on.

Drury seems like he’s pressing. At a minimum he shouldn’t be hitting 5th but–Monday Morning QB here–Fletcher being a bat-on-ball guy would have been ideal in some of those innings where putting the ball in play likely scores Trout from 3rd. Instead it was strike out city.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Fletcher? Bat on ball? Time machine?

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

As of Saturday Drury wont be batting 5th anymore.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
10 months ago

I’ll take a 4-2, win two division series road trip every time.

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

ChatGP told me that this statement is correct.

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 months ago

MLB tv much improved this year —-

watching the Bees again, Adell just HR’d, then Padlo and Moniak made out on the bases.
cool analytics of pitchers and every Angel HR
better Zen commercials especially showing Tempe Diablo

if 66ers and Panda games are shown too, I’ll be watching a bunch more baseball this summer

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

MLB putting MiLB games up was actually smart. Anything that can get the hype train rolling on some prospects long before they show up in the MLB is a healthy thing. If the MLB site started dedicating a 600PPI box on their landing page for “ZOMZ! Look what this minor leaguer did tonight!” highlights, even better.

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Thanks to the advice I just watched a taco win a Chile race.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

MiLB baseball rules.

Mia
Legend
Mia
10 months ago

It really does

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

 then Padlo and Moniak made out on the bases.

Man, things are a lot spicier in the MiLB.

red floyd
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

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FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I watched the Plumber whiff, that was enough

Guest
10 months ago

Is it too early to start thinking of O’Hoppe as Wally World 2.0?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to 

Next week. It’s on.

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to 

….and our lineup appears to be deep enough to reduce the inevitable pressure on him as the season drags on. It’s a big opportunity in a solid situation.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to 

Yes.

Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago

Now THAT was a win!

If O’Hoppe is not in the lineup 6 days a week I’ll be pissed.

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

You’re incredibly unreasonable….. He should be in the lineup 8 days a week.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

He is the only one in the lineup for tomorrow.

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 months ago

I’ll take 1 O’Hoppe over 9 Mike Ditka’s.

red floyd
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

But what if the hurricane was Hurricane Ditka?

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red floyd
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

If that happened, I lo-uh-uh-uh-uve you

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Hey Fan, you and I should especially appreciate this win and celebrate it since we understand the importance of winning those 1 run games!!. Here is our first one of the year !!!

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

How do I join the importance of 1 run win appreciation fraternity? I feel so excluded.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

There is an initiation.

And it is painful.

red floyd
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

It involves DG, the rally thong, and some unpleasant odors, among other things.

Designerguy
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

You make this sound like it’s bad.

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

The “importance of the (2) run win appreciation fraternity“ is accepting new members. Pants optional at the frat house. And a free
T-Shirt that says “Chicks dig the two run win” I’ll get you a smedium.
You interested?

Last edited 10 months ago by Twebur
Designerguy
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

You had me at pants optional.

red floyd
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Designerguy

DG!!! DUDE!!!!! How the heck are you?

Designerguy
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

RED! Been way too f-ing busy with work. Far too many 12-14 hour days.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Hey DD! I also like 1 run wins! And 2 run wins… 3 is good… 4, yup 4 is good…. I like wins. And sex. and pizza. and baked goods.

Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Exactly! Very awesome

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Then…. prepare to be disappointed? I mean, he is a catcher after all.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

Arrrrr Gnarrrrr! We won. But it was just a semi-win. It wasn’t engorged with the juices of victory! I don’t count these wins. I hate mediocrity. I told you guys that the bullpen would be a problem. I said that from day one. remember? Pretty cool huh? Ohtani is never going to let us pay him half a billion dollars to turn 40 on our roster if we don’t really “show him something”. Then Mark at the Santa Ana Rotary Club will bring up Ohtani leaving every month and make me feel small. I AM NOT SMALL!

I also saw Phillips again today. It made me cry like when I get reminded of The Nam. Did I fight in Vietnam? No. But I talk like I did. And I saw Platoon like 40 times.

For reelzies though. It’s good to see Fletcher and Rengifo trying to make it easy for Nevin in June when the brass decide to bring Soto or Neto up.

BruinsAngelsKings
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Was by less than 20 are not real wins.🤣👍🏻😁

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

I don’t consider it a win unless it’s against the 76 Reds. I hate mediocrity. And yogurt. And pizza by the slice. ENTIRE PIZZAS PLEASE! PLUS BEN JOYCE! I am going to love him till he has a bad inning, then I am going to turn on him like a weather vain with a huge bronze cock on it!

Mia
Legend
Mia
10 months ago

It’s only a win if it comes from the Win region of France. Otherwise it’s just sparkling victory.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Gold.

red floyd
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

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Mia
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Mia
10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

I’ll be here all season. Try the veal, and don’t forget to tip your server.

red floyd
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

What if your server yells at you after being tipped over?

Mia
Legend
Mia
10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Run.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
10 months ago

 😀 

max
Trusted Member
max
10 months ago

Games in April don’t count, umm hello?

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago

O’Hoppe with the 2 Run Jack!

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Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 months ago

the famous F-word can have different meanings depending on how it’s said. Today it came out meaning “surprise!” as in “f—, we won”

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago

O’Hoppe, O’Trout, O’Tani – O’My!!!!!

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

A win despite Ward, Renfroe, Drury, Lamb and Rengifo having zero hits. Nice.

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

And a Pat on the head goes to our new found closer Q.

ABQ- A. Always B. Be Q. Quesadilla’ing! 
Always Be Quesadilla’ing!

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

ABQ has a good ring too it. Hopefully it sticks, but these things can be tricky. Someone gave Saurez the nickname of Sicario last night around the 3rd inning. That name is bad a$$, but you have to earn it.

max
Trusted Member
max
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Always Be Quesadilla’ing!, mang

red floyd
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

But for ABQ we’d have to play in New Mexico, which everyone knows is not a part of the United States! USA! USA! USA!!!

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Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

But it is newer

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

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BannedInLA
Super Member
10 months ago

2 out of 3 against a playoff caliber team is always good news.

A 4-2 road trip to start the season. More Cowbell indeed.

I’m really looking forward to seeing Rendon back on the field. This team is solid and deep. The starting pitching is above average, but even Mr. Magoo can see that the bullpen is chink in the armour. I’d consider Joyce and/or a trade now to bolster this group.

Last edited 10 months ago by BannedInLA
Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

First Ohtani W of the year!

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smithy610
Super Member
10 months ago

Well, that definitely wasn’t an easy win, a grind to the end, but a win is a win!

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Ugly wins are wins too!

smithy610
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Definitely! There are no style points. Seattle’s 11-2 win counts the same as the Angels 4-3 win today.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago

Second series in a row to start the season.

Go Halos!!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago

Light that baby up!!

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago

LTBU!
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