Angels Hate NY After Agonizing 9-3 Loss

Angels fans suffer, but as we look up north at Oakland, we know it can be worse. Still, it is not fun to lose as often as this team has and it is tempting to just remanence of the past. I am sure we all remember how often the Angels used to beat the Joe Torre Yankees. Well, these Angels are not those Angels and now trips to NY are not nearly as fun as they used to be.

This was most evident in the very first inning, as Patrick Sandoval gave up 5 before everyone finished lunch. It wasn’t his entire fault, as only one ball was truly crushed, but he was way too wild and inefficient to be blameless. Sure, it was only one bad inning, but it was really bad, and he only lasted 4.

Not good pitches
He did fan 5 at least

But even if he did not have a horrendous inning, this was not a good game by the Angels, as yet again the offense seemed to be craving seafood with how many LOBsters they ate. Sure, it was against one of the best pitchers in baseball, but you cannot fail time and time again, even if some can be blamed on agonizingly great defense in CF for NYY.

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Angels got into a 5-0 hole in the first due to bloops and walks.

Bruh

Angels tried to score in the 4th, but CF defense for NYY was too good.

Angels finally scored in the 5th, so hey, no shutout.

5-1 NYY

A sac fly made it 5-2 but it could have been more if it wasn’t for more defense in CF.

Could you NOT?

Logan doubled in a run in the 7th to make it 5-3 NYY.

Catchers who rake

Well, any sort of hope was dashed after some more LOBsters and a 3 run 7th by NYY to make it 8-3 NYY.

Oh and then the Angels gave up by putting Loup in. He somehow only gave up 1 run. 9-3 NYY with only 3 outs to go. Yeesh.

To make matters even worse, Logan hurt himself. Yep, he got his 3rd hit of the game and was taken out with a bad shoulder.

Upcoming

Yeah, Angels lose badly and are now under .500. A big L all around.

Well, Angels go back home and face KC. Star Wars Night, with Ohtani on the mound, maybe that will be a good one. I will be there, will you?

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Fansince1971
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10 months ago

https://www.mlb.com/news/logan-o-hoppe-injures-left-shoulder-in-loss-to-yankees

Some info on O’Hoppe injury.

Never had any problems with it before. This team is cursed.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I think this makes me feel a little better about the prognosis. Shoulder popping out of place sounds better than feeling something tear/rip. Although I wonder if this could be something that is a recurring issue that pops up throughout the year, pun totally intended.

Fansince1971
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10 months ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Tatis apparently had this happen 4 times in a year before getting labrum surgery.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Steroids can fix that, worked for Tatis.

Bob_K
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10 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Almost spit out my morning coffee.  😆 

TrojanBoiler
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10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Yeah that was my thought. You just manage it and play through it this season. Surgery in the offseason.

jcstein
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10 months ago

I can’t imagine Joyce would be any worse than Loup. I also can’t imagine that Bachman or Silseth would be worse than Suarez.

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  jcstein

Phil Nevin told reporters before Wednesday’s game that Suarez will remain in the rotation, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.

The Angels will allow him to make at least one more start — Suarez is scheduled to face off against the Athletics next week — but another disappointing effort could lead to a change in the rotation.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Probably with a short leash. Silseth needs to be given a chance if Suarez stumbles….again.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  jcstein

It’s not very hard to imagine how Joyce can be much worse than Loup.

clover_black
Super Member
10 months ago

Im imagining it right now with little effort.

Was pretty easy

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  clover_black

Three words. Hit. The mascot.

Coupled with the fact that I don’t think the guy has thrown back to back nights since Jr college. Joyce is a fine boy and love him don’t we all…. but he’s not the answer for anything right now.

clover_black
Super Member
10 months ago

pure anecdotal , saw him in spring, st patricks day.

Dude is the real deal. But I can see his brain melting under the hot lights of Bally Sports West.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  clover_black

His fastball, everyone knows. His slider is actually good too. I think in a year or year and a half he could be a FIERCE closer for us. Like serious top 5, Chapman, Kimbrell in their prime type guy. Just not right now.

I mean, imagine that STUFF…. but with a plan and the ability to execute it? I don’t want to waste that chance because boo hoo I don’t like Aaron Poop in mid-April. That’s what losers who can’t develop players do.

clover_black
Super Member
10 months ago

Aaron poop is my new go-to now

Fansince1971
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10 months ago

Good ole Nuke Laloosh!!

jcstein
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10 months ago

No, you’re right. Let’s leave in Loup with a 6.75 era and some of the worst hard hit numbers in the league.

jcstein
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10 months ago

Loup needs to get gone. Ward looks like he’s stuck in between. Rendon struggles to hit a ball to the warning track in left. Eleven walks

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

Can’t wait to get swept by the 4-15 Royals

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

And the A’ss. We always capitalize on what appears to be a favorable home-stand. Right?

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Ummmm….

No.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Thank you Mia.

It is nice to see one of our regulars going into a series with a losing team saying something other than “We’ll sweep them” or “We’ll go 6-1 in the next 7.”

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

O’Hoppe’s injury has me feeling pessimistic.

jcstein
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10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Quero time?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Yes Mia. Drink deeply of the jar of the car temperature pickle n cranberry juice of the Doom Donkey and feel how it solves everything and make you smart AF. Soon enough you will be empowered to remind people that you said something would happen when something you said happens. All of this can be yours.

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

Dude, i’m usually pretty optimistic I would say…

Just, things are not looking great. Plenty of season left. Only one game under .500.

But it’s clear we still can’t compete with teams like NYY. Pitching just ain’t there.

Like I said, plenty of season left tho!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Mia. You are totally failing to drink warm CranPickle juice here..

Fansince1971
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10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Me too. I feel punched in the gut. The kid was a ray of sunshine this no season. if this ends up being something really serious, causing him to not be able to play baseball for a long time or maybe ever, I will be deeply saddened for him. It would try my love for watching the game.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Ung. That would suck so much. It looked like he dislocated his shoulder…. we’ll have to see how bad it is.

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Same, tbh.

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 months ago

Eleven walks.

yeah it’s great we get KC/A’s and coming home but if we issue 11 fucking walks in each of those games we will go 0-7.

Turk's Teeth
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10 months ago

Meanwhile, in the PCL, David Fletcher is leading off for the Salt Lake Bees, who are playing the Reno Aces, whose leadoff hitter is…wait for it…Dominic Fletcher.

Last edited 10 months ago by Turk's Teeth
DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Wild

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Chris Okey?

Fansince1971
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10 months ago

Royals and A’s are 7-31 between them. They are awful.

Sweep the next two series at home against those teams and in a week the team will be 6 games over .500 and there will be 4 shufflebots.

If the Angels go 6-1 or 7-0 over the next 7 as they should- the season will look a lot better.

* the other side of this is that if the Angels go 4-3 or worse over the next 7 then it’s time to worry a bit because the schedule gets really tough.

Last edited 10 months ago by Fansince1971
2002heaven
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10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

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Sorry about this, but we didn’t play the A’s or Nats.

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Fansince1971
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10 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Nothing to be sorry about. Your postings have no effect on me one way or the other. I ignore them. As a troll that must cause you much pain.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Ugghh.

Not you too Fan. Please say it ain’t so. You are beginning to sound like Grandpa.

Fansince1971
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10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I just call it as I see it Jack. The team has played pretty terrible and uninspiring baseball, has had a fair amount of bad luck and it is only one game under .500. They are about to play two really bad teams which they should take apart. If they do, you never know what might happen. Am I happy with the way the team is playing, of course, not. Do I find it painful that it seems to be the same story year after year, of course. However, I am neither pessimistic nor optimistic. I like to stay more towards the middle and one game under 500 is not the time to start pulling the ripcord . Again, if they keep playing like they have played thus far, then there won’t be much hope. But in the meantime, I’m not ready to completely give up on this season.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

YES! YES YOU ARE HAPPY! ADMIT IT! YOU LOOOOOOVE IT! VOICE YOUR GUILT AND BE CLEANSED YOU SILLY SHEEP! YOU MUST ENJOY NOTHING AND HOPE TO NEVER ENJOY AGAIN! DRINK ONLY PEE! WEAR ONLY BURLAP! EVERY HAT YOU OWN MUST HAVE A POOP IN IT! REPENT OF YOUR LUST FOR POSITIVE OPTIONS NOW CRETEN!

Fansince1971
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10 months ago

Ha!

Troutstrikeout
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10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

The A’s are 3-16, of course one of their 3 wins is against us. If we can’t go 6-1 this home stand then… idk. We can’t be happy to just take the series.

Must’ve sucked to been an A’s fan the last 5 years: 97-65, 36-24 won West, 86-76, and then tanked their way to a new stadium at 60-102, 3-16 and without even the help of a 14 game losing streak! We weren’t even tanking and hit 14, so there. Well at least we aren’t the 13-7 pirates, 1st place Dbacks, 14-5 brewers, or 11-7 orioles… never mind. Wow does every single shitty team get good except us?? Cubs still suck right, I mean the 2016 WS feels like a lifetime ago. Oh 11-6. Well it’s fine it’s still early, 9-10 is just fine. We got the 7-31 royals and A’s coming up what can go wrong?

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Troutstrikeout

Lol Jesus Christ now I’m depressed. Arte needs to go.

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Christo is a Doyer fan…

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

There we go. THIS was a true piece of crap game. Just about everything sucked all along. If THIS was a normal game for the team I’d go all Doom Donkey and declare that the season is pointless on April 20th. We’d be sure 90 game losers. Bring up the kids…. in May.

Yeah. That was crap. Turd the page. Win some games. Some players please do better more often. The season will be better if you do.

Speaking of poop. Maybe we can get some of the guys around here to sad donkey power the Angels into getting their stadium efforts botched (cause can’t have Arte pull something off and be happy about it) so that the Angels can move somewhere else like the A’ssss.

This loss was pathetic. Almost as sad as Oakland. all of it. Just Oakland.

2002heaven
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10 months ago

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Imperial Co
Like Brawley maybe. YKW wanted $3B or more and they all went home. Somebody here at CTPG needs to detail his Bentley again.

Brent
Super Member
10 months ago

Why is Star Wars Night not on May 5th (sith)? That makes way more sense than some late April game. More angry about that then the loss today lol

steelgolf
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Brent

I know, weird. But my son and I will be there tomorrow night.

fishfarm
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10 months ago

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TrojanBoiler
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10 months ago
Reply to  fishfarm

This made me legitimately laugh out loud. For like 20 seconds straight. Hahaha

Halo71
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10 months ago

The Angels are mediocre and will always be mediocre. Once you accept that, it makes watching a lot easier

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  Halo71

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halofansince1978
Super Member
10 months ago

Any further word on O’Hoppe’s injury?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

Uh oh. Did we use our Doom Donkey powers to break Logan? I missed that….

Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago

What injury?

DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Yeah – April fools is ONLY on the first day of the month doggone it!

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Something with his shoulder – no fooling

Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Just saw it. Looks pretty BAD. I feel for the kid.

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RexFregosi
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Yeah he’s going to be out I’m guessing > one week.

Guest
10 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I’m guessing more than more-than-one-week.

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Perfectly normal to swing and collapse in pain, twice, in about a week.
I’m sure it’s simple. Maybe a tweak in diet, bone-less, skinless chicken breasts, more fruits and vegetables, cut out dairy and nightshades. Start weight training with low weight, high reps and deep knee bends…..or, it’s some fucking mystery ailment that will require replacement TJ shoulder surgery 4 months after “he gets a 3rd and 4th opinion’ and spends a month at the “Utah Shoulder Rehabilitation and Sleep Dysfunction Center for the Lactose Intolerant”….expecting the worst.

steelgolf
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Or my favorite, the platelet rich injection.

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

In Germany of course.

Fansince1971
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10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Yeah, I hate to say it, I don’t think the news is going to be good. At a minimum, he’s going to be out a while would be my guess. At the worst, he’ll be out for the season or more.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Does it seem like the baseball gods hate this team? I wonder why?

It must be Arte, he’s been the only constant all these years of amazing crap luck. It’s obvious. All the other owners are great guys and real baseball men while dad is such a jerk. It’s Arte. He’s the constant. He’s the problem. He’s Jonah. Look no further.

Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago

Kid plays his whole life with no shoulder problems. He just gets his big chance – the starting Angels’ catcher. A likable gamer you can root for. And then this?! I mean yeah, the bad luck is just stunning.

tanana40
Super Member
10 months ago

We have seven in a row at home against KC and Oakland in the next seven days. Let’s see what our record is a week from now. Nineteen games is not enough to draw final conclusions about any team. If we were one game below .500 in a 19 game stretch in mid-July, nobody would be too concerned.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

Common sense. Gross.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
10 months ago

Boston isn’t a great team. NYY is not a great team. Everyone is healthy and we’re still no better than the last several seasons. We’re just not good.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Not saying they’re huge upgrades, but stassi and walsh are missing.

Fansince1971
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10 months ago

Sorry but those guys aren’t difference makers.

YOUknowulovetheIE
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10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

All star walsh is certainly an upgrade over wack-a-mole at first

Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago

That was many moons ago.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Or one season…. a season where, you know, his blood pipes weren’t working….

Guest
10 months ago

Gio Urshela was pretty good during his turn at first.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Stassi immediately becomes VERY important if O’Hoppe is out. No way can we survive Thaiss starting 8 of the next 10 games…

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Yup. If Opie is out long they’ll probably have to trade for some Alfaro type.

Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Agreed. When I wrote that I did not know the news on.O’Hoppe. I am still a little bit in shock on that one. He was one of the reasons that I was somewhat enjoying part of this season.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
10 months ago

 😭 

aces666high
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Growing up watching this team, I don’t remember many times that they’d walk in runs. It was a rare occurrence.

The past couple of seasons it’s a regular thing. You expect it.

Sad little team. Tell me, did Loup pitch scared again? First month of the season is where mighty champions are forged! It’s terrifying in April! Can’t believe they didn’t laugh his ass off the team after that comment. But of course they couldn’t because they have nothing to replace him with. Oh well, no biggie. Same going thru the motions halos.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  aces666high

IF YOU’RE NOT FIRST YOU’RE LAST!

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
10 months ago

The Loupster should be gone after today. He doesn’t have it. Let’s stop beating a dead horse.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

I doubt it happens just yet, but he’s sure digging a hole that’s deeper than his ladder at this point. Soon, if not already, comes the in person meeting where Nevin declares Loup needs to “show him something” or some such coach BS and then Loup knows the DFA fairy is circling his head.

Biggest issue, nobody in SLC is really demanding a call up yet, especially not a LHP. Maybe Austin Warren, even though he’s RH? Move Suarez to the pen, Canning to #5, DFA Loup and bring up Silseth for spot starts? Bring up LHP Ingram from RCP? He’s on the roster already I think….

Or hurr durr Joyce. If you are wondering of our development guys are all still moonlighting at Bo Jangle’s you’ll know they are if we bring up Joyce now.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 months ago

the good news: the season is only 19 games old. We have not reached “realization” time. We are only at “suspicion”

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

All we have to do is keep declaring it. Wish real hard, we’ll get to true lost season status soon enough.

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago

John Travolta singing “Sandy why-yay-yay” in Grease comes to mind right now.