Hopefully you made it to the Big A for a game over the opening home stand of the season. 3 and 3 against a good team and a bad team is quite the meh. One better pitching performance on Sunday and a 4-2 stretch with 2 series wins looks a lot better.
I made two games against the Nationals. Monday night with a good friend and Wednesday with my wife and son where we met up with John Henry. To say it felt great to be with family and friends at the ballpark would be a massive understatement.
I can’t get enough of this Trout bomb from the home opener. It was crushed.
I might actually like this angle even better.
Ohtani is so great an umpire thought he might be cheating. Ohtani humbled him with class.
I can see why the umpires are onto him. This overlay isn’t even fair.
Among all the accolades and accomplishments between Ohtani and Aaron Judge, they are streaking and nobody is noticing. Not the Old School style streaking, we’d all notice that ha ha.
What is almost as exciting as the unicorn is a hot rookie. Logan O’Hoppe is killing it so much MLB is wondering if he’ll be a top 10 catcher next year.
Hunter Renfroe’s bat got hot over the weekend and the Angels had some fun with him on the video board.
A definite highlight of the Wednesday game was seeing local boy Griffin Canning back on the mound. He looked pretty good, which is an encouraging sign for the Angels.
I was at Canning’s MLB debut with Rahul. Jessica happened to be there that night. The picture of all of us in the broadcast booth with Victor Rojas that I post sometimes is from that game. Fun memory.
Jo Adell is absolutely killing the ball and getting a lot of attention. Let’s move him out of Coors Field 2.0 league and back to AA so he can see pitches break for real.
Speaking of AA, the Trash Pandas are having our old friend throw out a first pitch.
As I complain about the high altitude of Salt Lake City impairing Angels development, there’s a group in Salt Lake trying to lure an expansion MLB team. I’m all for it if it means the Angels get a AAA affiliate near sea level.
Now the Angels head to Bahstun where the crowd will be wicked loud. The chowds are coming off a sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays who are now 13 and 0. They’ll look to set the MLB record hot start tonight in Toronto.
The pitch clock is definitely speeding up the game. I walked in my door Monday night at about 9:45. Some teams are responding to the quicker game by extending the last call for alcohol. Matt Strahm is not a fan of this and I get his point. I also know drunk fan has been drinking before and during the entire game is will grab two last beers whenever last call is, so I don’t think the old rules were really all that effective.
Enjoy your weekend and let’s hope we crush the chowds!