The Angels Fall to the Team Formerly Known as Rendon’s 6-4.

On a night when Rendon was a late scratch due to a sore shoulder from his HBP yesterday, his current team played his old team. The Nationals are in the middle of post-Harper/Rendon/Soto rebuild, so this should be an easy win, right? RIGHT?!

Jose Suarez vs. Patrick Corbin seemed like a pitching matchup between two inconsistent pitchers who can be very good at times, so there was no telling which way this one would go. The first inning gave some instant hope when Luis Rengifo drove in Trout and Renfroe with a line drive single. 2-0 Angels.

The Nats got one run back in the second inning on a CJ Abrams RBI single, but in the 3rd Renfroe launched a homer to center to extend his homer streak to 3 straight games and extend the lead to 3-1.

Urshela followed that up a few batters later with an RBI double down the left field line to bring in Rengifo and give us a 4-1 lead.

Things were looking great, but the wheels began to fall off in the top of the 4th. Rengifo picked up a ground ball that would’ve scored a run, but then had a bad throw past the first baseman allowing the runners to both move into scoring position.

And score they did on a Jeimer Candelario 2 RBI single. Suddenly we were tied at 4.

The 5th inning saw Tucker Davidson come into a tie game, but his 3 innings resulted in 4 hits and two runs on softly hit singles and run-scoring ground-outs. Scoreless innings from Herget and Moore kept things close at 6-4, but the Angels were hitless and scoreless for 4 innings of Washington’s bullpen, culminating in Mike Trout striking out to end the game. Even though the Angels had 9 of the 10 hardest-hit balls in the game they went down 6-4, making that 2 straight losses. Bummer! Shohei pitching tomorrow, so hopefully, the losing streak stops at 2.

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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10 months ago

pAthetic effort. pAthetic outcome.

2002heaven
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10 months ago

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We didn’t win
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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Huh? All I see is a blank spot where an IIWPM should be…..

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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10 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

If you are going to celebrate Angel losses, I’m sure the Houston or Seattle fan sites would welcome you with open arms – and it’s likely they will appreciate your image posting prowess too.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Why should Houston care?
That’s like Alabama and Georgia football fans caring about Vanderbilt or Miss St fan’s verbal poison arrows. My older bro is moving to TX near Houston and they love Stars over there (as in Dallas Cowboys blue and silver and Astros blue and orange……BTW they’d be mad at Dodger fans not Angel fans, because it ain’t a rivalry…….IS IT?). 2002 was 100 yrs ago.
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2GA2Join
Super Member
10 months ago

Good grief.

Season over.

Let’s go Halos 2024!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 months ago

Oddly, I’m ok for tonight. We’re a game out and I’m not worried about Texas. We’re still ahead of Houston. Best of all, Seattle took a crushing loss, tying the game in the 9th, loading the bases in the 10th with one out and not scoring, then losing in the bottom half. That’s more demoralizing, I think so ha!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

I’m OK till mid May. If our back end and bullpen are still lighting themselves on fire while the hitters all watch and chew gum by then…. well, there’s always the WNBA to watch. Or another team.

Though I may not want to miss out on all the delicious salty sweet tears as grown ass men get all insecure about a young Japanese fellow leaving them. Plus, pitching prospects.

ScoopleDoople
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10 months ago

If our back end and bullpen are still lighting themselves on fire while the hitters all watch and chew gum” – Classic line!  😂  😀 

2002heaven
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10 months ago

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Aren’t you supposed to take Carole’s dogs to the groomer?
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Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago

Yeah…..I’m basically okay too but that’s because the team is playing as I expected- ie .500 ball. If I had expected more than that I’d be peeved. But the team is what it is – great offense potential with a crappy bullpen. That type of team usually does not win consistently enough to be anything other than a .500 ball club.

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Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Most of us know it takes around the first month of the season or the 3rd or 4th direct kick from a mule to realize deep down it’s not our year….trAdition.
Historically for the last 13 years this basically is true. At least we will score some runs this year.

Fansince1971
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10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

But why does it take that long? Why isn’t reality something that is acceptable. Why does it always have to be rose colored glasses in Spring. I mean this team is flawed and that’s okay as long as you see it and accept it for what it is. Angels are a decent and fun offensive club but far from consistent. So that’s what it is and it’s not a terrible thing unless you build yourself up for a buttercup.

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Reality:

The team can’t replace everyone who gives you the sads over the first two weeks of the season. Why? Because some of those players will actually stop sucking at some point. Also, there is a serious shortage of human bodies they can use, both on the planet as a whole, and within an org. So jettisoning one or more every time CtPG gets an itchy asshole about them won’t work. Also as well, MiLB guys will, for the most part, suffer from panic promotion/demotion to and from the pen/rotation especially this early. Alsoly in addition, no one is trading us a high quality MLB arm right now because IT IS APRIL 10TH. Ultra also, I don’t know if you’re aware, but both our AA and AAA pitching has not looked like they will end the ceaseless bitching for long just yet. Thus you gotta ride it out, at least for a little while.

And no, waiting from last night through tonight wasn’t long enough.

So I don’t know amigo. Why is reality so hard to accept?

And while we’re at it, who do you see saying the bullpen’s good, or even fine? Cause you seem to be railing at a very happy ghost every night. I have yet to see anyone say “yep, looks good to me”. It’s just a bunch of people who have watched some baseball seasons and know you don’t scuttle every ship that takes on water as soon as the trip starts.

And no, CtPG guy in general. I don’t care if you saw last season too. Here’s Teperas bref, and here’s Wantz, here’s Quesidilla, here’s Moore, here’s Estevez, here’s Herget. Yes, sad donkey, Loup sucked last year. Those are the primary arms this season. If you’re boo hoo cause 2022 you’re full of shit and you are, indeed, letting a ton of snot run down your face about STILL less than two weeks of baseball.

Stop demanding that everybody panic early so you look like less of a tit. If the team really falls apart because of these guys come June we’ll all see it and it’s not like you get bonus points for being the guy who started his shrill screaming earliest. Cause, again, no one is telling you they like what the bullpen has done the last couple games.

Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago

Hmmmm no shill scream here. Just pointing out that the team is and will likely continue to be inconsistent as built. My question was more directed generally as to the reasons for so much optimism over 2022 when, realistically, the team is not that different than in the last few years. A bit more depth, maybe a few more wins – but the same flaws that result in inconsistency. It was a question not a shrill scream.

Also you imply I want to see the team do poorly to make my analysis “right”. I assure you that is complete nonsense. I want what me eyes see and brain analyzes to be wrong. I want the team to be consistent, win the difficult games and consistently win 3 of 5. Please Angels, prove me wrong – that would be awesome.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Just to clarify, that’s why I said CtPG guy in general at the end there. You may be saying “meh, they’ll be meh till the bullpen isn’t meh” over and over and over again, which is true, but CtPG wants to see Joyce…. err uhhhh… no… SOMEONE tomorrow.

And you seem really worried about this mystery man who is enthusiastic about a .500 team… which actually is an improvement that can also turn out to be even better later… maybe… we’ll see. That’s not some level of dangerous ignorance that we all need to be warned against constantly.

Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago

No warning intended. I actually agree. 81 wins this year would be a step in the right direction. I know that many on this board feel that this is a must win year from a playoff perspective because of Ohtani, But I personally think that’s pretty unrealistic and I also think Ohtani is probably not going to be an Angel next year no matter what, because the team can’t afford him and also put forward a viable roster. 81 wins would be a significant advancement. I think what you’re hearing in me is more of an acknowledgment of that and a suggestion to the group to chill out on either side of a win or a loss. The team itself is pretty fun to watch, regardless of what their ultimate record will be.

Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago

Also maybe you misunderstand because you mention panic. I’m the opposite of panic with this team. I actually expect the team to basically play .500 ball all season. If anything it’s more apathy. I’m not demanding panic – quite the opposite. I’m saying that this is what the team is.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Grandpa and a few others contribute to the buttercupping by predicting sweeps after we have one winning road trip.

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

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Fansince1971
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10 months ago
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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

Tucky? Oh Tucky Deee. Not you too….

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DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago

Wild – can’t blame Poop, Tempura, nor Herbert.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Sure I can. I can complain about them when they don’t give up any runs right? why not complain about them when they don’t even pitch?

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 months ago

Who gets the blame of the game? Suarez, for giving up the lead? Drury, for taking a nap while the game was still going on? The lineup, for not getting a hit after the 3rd inning?

clover_black
Super Member
10 months ago

Drury sleeping twice was pretty bad.

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago

I was gonna say Heefo, but he also got 2 Ribs and scored another.

Bob_K
Member
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

2 ribs, he must be eating BBQ in the dugout…that’s probably why he mishandled that ground ball. 😉 

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

Poop. This game, unlike last nights, was all around 2022 style poop. Just a tube of gross stuff that can’t be shoved back in.

DowningDude
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10 months ago

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Turd the page.

steelgolf
Super Member
10 months ago

Oh they did. With every bloop single from Washington.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Trout 0 – 5 with 3 k’s has to get some of the blame.

clover_black
Super Member
10 months ago

Id rather have tuck the cuck start instead of suarez. shuffling deck chairs on the titanic at this point tho.

John Henry Weitzel
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10 months ago

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JasonAndrewMartin
Trusted Member
10 months ago

We are the boys of summer, and it’s a big bummer. No matter who we play, we give the game away. ‘Cause we can’t win. That would be a sin. We even lose the games before they begin.

angelsown3417
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Save it Mapel!

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago

I told myself “we’ll be lucky to win one of these games.”

It’s documented.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

Well Suarez, I see a Griffin Canning in your future.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
10 months ago

I don’t think that’s a huge upgrade.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

It’s more just that I’ve seen what, 10 innings of Suarez? And he has yet to have an inning where he looked like he was fooling anyone. Plus ST wasn’t that strong for him. He may be OK down the line, but he can work stuff out in SLC. He may get one more start, maybe two, but as soon as the brass want to maybe get a look at some other guy he’s vulnerable AF. Canning’s obviously starting Wed. If he does well that could speed the process up.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
10 months ago

I hope canning does well. That would be a huge boost for the rotation.

smithy610
Super Member
10 months ago

Suarez is out of options. So either he stays and they ride with him, or he’s out of there.

Suarez is who he is – a 4th or 5th starter with some ok pitches, but no dominant stuff. Someone that would need help from the team rather than someone who can flatout command a game. I hope he eventually gets better, but I think this is his ceiling. If the Angels feel like they have better options than him, they should go for it.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Yeah. He has good chance at clearing waivers right now, but we may loose him.

WallyChuckChili
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10 months ago

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

Indeed. That was a big wet poop.