Angels Lost 2-1 Postgame

So today we start the run of several series against relatively good teams; a series run that could make or break the season for the Angels.

In the first inning, the only scoring was this Willy Adames homer. 1-0 Milwaukee.

There was no scoring at all in the second inning, although Milwaukee loaded the bases. Anderson struck out Adames to get payback and also to end the inning. Neto got a one out single in the third to put somebody on for Taylor Ward and Mike Trout, who both then made outs. Tyler Anderson made quick work of the Brewers that inning.

Anthony Rendon got a one out single in the fourth inning to put a man on base for Renfroe. Just a single? What a scrub! Renfroe popped out softly anyway. No worries, though. Brandon Drury singled to send Rendon to third. Gio Urshela singled to drive in Anthony Rendon. Tie game. Who needs power?

I will call Chad Wallach “Almost” for the fly ball he hit to end the Angels half of the inning. He got robbed.

The Brewers threatened but did not score in their half of the fourth inning. Zach Neto came up in the top of the fifth inning. He singled on a grounder to center. Ward tried to bunt but popped up for an out. Mike Trout hit an easy fly ball out to right. Shohei Ohtani then hit a fly ball out to left to end the top of the fifth.

The Angels did nothing in the sixth or seventh innings. In fact, there was no further scoring until they bought in Aaron Loup in a tie game with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. If that gives you a feeling of existential dread well then:

Fortunately, Loup actually got out of the inning without allowing a run. In the eighth, Ward reached on a throwing error. Mike Trout was out on a fly ball. (DFA) Shohei Ohtani hit a ground ball single to center to advance Ward to third with only one out. The Angels failed to score.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Aaron Loup was still pitching. He gave William Contreras a lead off hit. He also gave Mike Brosseau a hit. There was an out in there by Luke Voit, but Rowdy Tellez singled to score William Contreras. 2-1 Brewers. Owen Miller grounded out to end the inning.

In the ninth, Drury grounded out, Urshela struck out, and “offensive substitution” Matt Thaiss grounded out to short. Game over man! Game over!

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Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago

boy, those Mariners have hit on hard times. Another loss just now, 11-16. Aren’t they Dancing Darth Vader’s favorite team?

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago

Don’t like tempting the Karmic baseball forces with all of this negative M news
Mariners CF Julio Rodríguez exits game with sore lower back
https://news.yahoo.com/mariners-cf-julio-rodr-guez-212111313.html

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

Stoopid Derpo. should have had an extra Julio Rodriguez just sitting on the bench for when the first Julio Rodriguez gets hurt.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

Horrible planning.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

at this rate, they will lose … 96 games! bwahahahahahahaha

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago

looked up something and found out something different.

Luis Arraez leads the majors with a .427 batting average starting today…whoops, 2 for 2 so he’s at .440. Matt Chapman is at .372.

But I remember that one year, when I was a very young kid, Stan Musial was hitting even better at this time. So I went to Baseball Reference and found out, yes, Musial hit .476 in April of 1957.

However what I found more interesting is that St. Louis played 10 games that April. We’ve already played 27, will have played 29 by the end of the month. The 1957 season started on April 16th.

Arraez has played in 28 so far. Musial’s average had dropped to .350 after his 28th game (May 19) and he’d finish the season at .351. This bodes pretty well for Arraez. I’m not predicting he’ll hit .400 but I think we’re going to see something fairly historic

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Soooo…..

He not an Angel. Baldo. 80%erz love Dick Schofield. My mom got the good pudding cups this week. Why didn’t Perry sign this guy in 2013 or trade for him in 2016? I don’t know what an actual Oligarch is and now that the Ukraine war isn’t a hot topic I can’t try to piss you off with that word anywayz. Boobs make me nervous. Bye!

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Twebur
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1 year ago

You forgot these.
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Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago

yeah, but Musial, who was my first favorite player, followed by Tom Seaver, then Rod Carew. Now it’s Trout. I find I can’t walk away from the game when Trout’s up or about to be up but after his at-bat I can go do whatever chore needs to be done, even if Ohtani’s up.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Back in that day even with the shorter 154 game schedule it’s Interesting that they still wouldn’t have played more games in April

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

Well, you see, back then it snowed well into April so that kids could walk uphill in it both ways to things and then tell us about it in wussier times.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

twas the wussiest of times.

smithy610
Super Member
1 year ago

Y’all are getting what you want for this game – Ward out of the leadoff spot, down to #7.

Neto takes the leadoff spot.

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  smithy610

+1 point awarded to Phillip, or who ever is making out the lineup card. Worth a shot.

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

-1 point for using “yall”

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  smithy610

Ward reminds me of something I was pondering last night… how many Mariners fans are tumescent with bile about Kelenic hitting really well… “but our stupid hitting coaches nah fix him nah was other guy in Aridzona.”? That would be so LOL Guy. “Good thing only makes anger stronger!”

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago

I don’t think Kelenic is fixed. I think he’s about to go stone cold. I’ll look again in mid-May

Guest
1 year ago

I went to the 66er game on Thursday. It was a solid game all around — good hitting, good defense, good pitching. The 66ers were playing the Dodgers’ affiliate, the Quakes, and their best hitter is Phil Nevin’s son, Kyle.

Guest
1 year ago

Here are the Runs Produced stats from the Oakland series. Remember, if you hit a home run with a runner on first base, you get credit for producing 1.75 runs. If you hit a sacrifice fly, you get credit for producing 0.25 runs. Productive outs that lead to runs are good!

The Angel offense went off on Oakland’s pitchers in this series and scored 34 runs. Here is the list of the number of runs each Angel batter produced:

11.00 Drury
5.50 Ohtani
3.25 Renfroe
2.75 Rendon
2.25 Neto
2.00 Wallach
1.75 Rengifo
1.50 Thaiss
1.25 Trout
1.00 Urshela
1.00 Ward
0.50 Ghost Runner

Drury went crazy and Trout continues to have a hard time getting involved in the production of runs.

Here are the Actual Runs Allowed per batters faced by Angel pitchers so far this year, with batters faced in parenthesis:

0.00 Silseth (8)
0.05 Ohtani (131)
0.05 Moore (54)
0.05 Estevez (53)
0.07 Wantz (38)
0.09 Davidson (53)
0.10 Sandoval (113)
0.11 Canning (62)
0.12 Detmers (94)
0.13 Quijada (43)
0.15 Barria (55)
0.17 Anderson (92)
0.18 Herget (35)
0.19 Suarez (85)
0.20 Loup (38)
0.25 Tepera (20)
0.29 Warren (6)

The Angels decided to tread lightly with Ohtani’s pitching workload when they acquired him, but now he is the workhorse of the staff, leading the team in batters faced.

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago
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Do you have the offense numbers for the year?

Guest
1 year ago

I’ve been throwing those away each week. I do have a list going of which player was the top run producer for each series.

  1. O’Hoppe (OAK)
  2. Ward/Ohtani (SEA)
  3. Trout (TOR)
  4. Renfroe (WAS)
  5. Renfroe (BOS)
  6. Ohtani (NYY)
  7. Trout (KCR)
  8. Drury (OAK)
Twebur
Legend
1 year ago

Help is on the way….oh boy

04/28/23Los Angeles Angels sent RHP Ryan Tepera on a rehab assignment to Inland Empire 66ers.

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HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 year ago

There would be a great use for Loup. Turn him into our BP pitcher. Batter confidence would skyrocket.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Knock, Knock.
Who’s there?
Knock, Knock.
Who’s there?
4 batters facing Aaron Loup and counting.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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By the way – what the hell on that image at the top of the page? It’s mesmerizing yet highly unnerving.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

Is he farting a dirt cloud ??

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago

Rorschach test….I’m seeing Loup eroding away the pitching mound with multiple bodily fluids. While struggling to assume the fetal position. Not sure if that’s a thumb or a penis.

LanaBanana
Super Member
1 year ago

Mesmerizing, unnerving, and disturbing and I couldn’t stop looking at it.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

Yeah bummer. Really interesting game. Sucks that the Angels lost. But they played a good team close

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago

OMG, buy a clue folks!

We only scored one run and pitching gave up a combined two runs.

No offense and untimely defensive lapse costed the game, not Loup.

2GA2Join
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Agreed. A slump of the offense is the main reason we lost. You are not going to win many games if you score 1 run a game.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

So Quijada is out with elbow pain.

And De Gromm left his start with elbow pain.

Elbow. Pain.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

Thought there may be something wrong with Q wgeb his velo was way down.

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago

Loup lost the game for us?

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

No, lack of defense and offense did. We only scored once, failed to turn a crucial double play-It’s not rocket surgery my friend.

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

In a tied game, at the beginning of an inning, Loup gave up three consecutive singles to cough up the lead.

Yes, our offense sucked, but had Loup done his job…

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

But Loup could never have won this game only lose it.

This was a team effort loss.

Including Perry for still keeping Loup on our roster and Phillip for using him in in anything other than a blow out.

If we have no other options to bring into a tie game then its time to further rebuild the bullpen .

max
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max
1 year ago

Aaaggh! We needed this win to get back on the pace for 90 wins. Winning the series also works.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago

Quijada to the IL

Call up Chris Devenski

Last edited 1 year ago by WallyChuckChili
Twebur
Legend
1 year ago

14 Veterans With Upcoming Opportunity To Opt Out Of Minor League DealsBy Anthony Franco | April 28, 2023 at 4:30pm CDT
As part of last year’s collective bargaining agreement, MLB and the Players Association agreed to a few automatic opt-out dates for some veteran players on minor league contracts. — players with over six years of MLB service who finished the preceding season on a big league roster — who sign minor league contracts more than ten days before Opening Day now receive three uniform chances to retest free agency if they’re not added to the majors.

Devenski also forewent his Spring Training opt-out. The 32-year-old accepted a season-opening assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake, where he’s made seven relief outings. In nine innings, he’s allowed four runs with nine strikeouts and three walks. It’s a decent if not overwhelming performance. Devenski was an elite multi-inning relief option for the Astros between 2016-17 but he’s battled injuries and performance fluctuations since then. He threw 14 2/3 MLB innings between the Diamondbacks and Phillies last year, allowing an 8.59 ERA with a modest 17.5% strikeout rate but only walking one of the 67 hitters he faced. The Angels have a number of relievers who can’t be optioned to the minor leagues, perhaps reducing their flexibility to add another player of that ilk in Devenski.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Twebur

In 9 innings over 7 games, 4 earned runs in AAA…and he’s worth keeping on the MLB roster?

What is the fascination with these types of players? It’s one thing if we have a couple of these “hope they finally figure it” players, but Perry seems to be a magnet for retreads, no treads, and “hope the Amazon delivery of tread comes in soon” players.

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago

But he’s no Billy Eppler…dumpster diver extraordinaire, lighter of fire in the dumpster.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

It’s just that he’s AAA and older/experienced. Makes him a preferable stop gap to a AA guy. This early in the year do you interrupt Crow’s development? Bachman’s? If the coaching/development guys say they aren’t ready, nope. The AA pen arms are all over the place results wise accept Yovan, who is raw and probably lucky. Again, in April, call any of those guys up? Probably not. But it’d be different in June or July.

Devenski is exactly the kind of stable pony a team needs to just show up and be depth for a little while. If he turns out to be good, hurray. If he isn’t, it’s not like he was learning in the MiLB and he’s easy to DFA so it costs nothing to the system as a whole. Plus, he does have actual solid experience, so if he’s regained some ability he is more likely to be more useful than some kid who will be Aaron Loup + velo in the short term. He “plugs in” easy.

That’s the fascination.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Yeeeeaaahhh…. I was afraid of this. Suddenly sucking is a bad sign.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
1 year ago

That’s a lot of write up to say “Loup pitched”

rosstrade
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Yes, but the biggest question is in Nevin’s usage of Loup this year.

In critical game situations when Loup has not pitched well or with any confidence.

Definition of insanity fits in well here…..

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  rosstrade

we need to find another cliché. “It’s the definition of insanity…” is used up like Madonna around here.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago

I do not know what will work in definition’s dept., but when all else fails-try the truth, while truth is painful, it will always work. Nevin has proven that the definition of stupid is appropriate. because it is the very much the truth. Keep doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. 😩 

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Tonight our North Star wasn’t achieved. We didn’t meet the moment. But, in this space, Phillip is trying to reimagine through an equity lens that allows us to reach our stretch goals.

What are the root causes for this loss you might ask? It’s F’en easy. Loup, F’en Loup. Again Loup. And more Loup. If only RenGAFo had played, he’d F up too.

FREE the late inning melt downs!
FREE Suarez!

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

The use of Loup in that spot was indeed stupid by Nevin, however the Angels were still in a position to win the game if they could have executed a fairly simple baseball play in the 8th.

That is the fundamental play of getting a runner in from 3rd with less than two outs. Funnily, a team can do this multiple ways with an out! A hit is not even needed!

In our case Rendon was tasked with doing it.., While he failed in the batters task of hitting a ground ball to the right side or a medium fly to the OF he DID hit the ball in a place where a daring send by the 3B Coach would have scored a run.., The CF was not well positioned to make a throw and ended up bouncing it five feet in front of the plate.

Ward would have scored the go ahead run easily…The way we struggled last night to score made the send there a no brainer. Buy NOooooo…

Can’t take a risk can we?.
Better to hope for a two out hit???

Angels gonna Angel.

TrAdition.

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

Yeah, we blew it in the 8th. Though, if he’d been gunned down, we’d also be brimming with outrage.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

Not me. That was a good risk to take considering the quality of the Brewers bullpen and our trouble scoring runs last night.

tommyshalo
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

or “Bats had their chances”…
Especially Ward has been struggling for a while(.488OPS last 15games ouch!) now so maybe move Urshela or Drury up to leadoff and see if Ward can find his groove again at the lower part of the order.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

Urshela leading off is not a bad idea; contact hitter, sprays the ball all over the field…

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Loup was on the mound, I’m not sure you call that pitching.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago

We are wasting Tyler Andersen…

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

Indeed. Last night we wasted a very good start from him. We saw that actually having a decent catcher behind the plate DOES make a difference!

rosstrade
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Was Loup really the only option in the 8th,,,?

Getting the last out in the 7th after Anderson walked a batter was as much as I would ask of Loup.

But, to have him come out in the next inning and give up 3 singles and a run to lose the game was surreal.

This is almost as bad as Maddon intentionally walking in a run to avoid pitching to Machado last year.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  rosstrade

Neanderthal Nevin is really starting to wear on hope for the season. He is just so bad.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

Thankfully, our man JackF predicted a sweep. I’m prepared in advance. Go team!

Tip Cap, Skip to the Next Chapter.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

right butt cheek being slowly lifted on his prediction…

Halo71
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Too bad the Angels can’t play the A’s every game