Angels lose 6-2

The Angels had a chance to win a series against a team with a winning record tonight. The search for said win continues.

Patrick Sandoval had a rough start and the Halos were down three before even stepping into the batter’s box.

Jared Walsh put the Angels on the board with a single in the fourth. It was great to see him back.


Sandoval didn’t surrender another run but was pulled with two outs and runners on the corners in the fifth inning. Zach Weiss got the third out to keep it 3-1.

That wouldn’t last long as Joey Gallo led off the sixth with a solo shot off Weiss.

Shohei Ohtani got that run back with a 414 foot bomb in the home half of the sixth.


Andrew Wantz continued his Ryan Tepera imitation, serving up 2 runs

Those were the final runs scored in the ballgame. 6-2 Twins.

Ohtani on the hill tomorrow.

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Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago

I just looked up MLB schedule for tomorrow. Angels starting pitcher is TBD (Red Sox starting pitcher is Houck who was demolished by Mariners at his last outing). It is Silseth’s turn, but Barria may be starting? Canning is listed as starting pitcher for Tuesday.

Last edited 1 year ago by Kiyotchan
FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

SOX playing well. Was watching the playing the Padres off and on last night and they are getting production from lesser names than our lineup but winning. But maybe more about the Padres, huge disappointments.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Man the Angels cleansed out almost have their bullpen. But unfortunately They recycled their Poup.

https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1660334440944668672

Last edited 1 year ago by Cowboy26
Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

My name is Reyes Moronta, you killed my father, prepare to die.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Davidson would have been sent down if he had options. I don’t know Jacob Webb except that he was DFA’d from Braves and Angels signed him to minor league contract.

Reyes Moranta was discussed yesterday.

Loup, though expected, scares me dearly. Please use him only when we have 10+ run lead especially with Brett Phillips no longer available. (I am still hoping that he remains with Angels somehow).

Last edited 1 year ago by Kiyotchan
steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I’m fine going with Loup if they are down by 7 in the 8th inning.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Reverse psychology! I like it.

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Davidson is no worse than anyone outside of Moore and Estevez. I would not want Moranta anywhere near the MLB roster. Typical Minasian underachieving again.

Last edited 1 year ago by FungoAle
Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Really? if his fastball is truly back in the 94-96 mph range then this potentially a big pickup for us.

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

These guys with no command just have a way in biting one in the ass

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

John Wooden said don’t confuse activity for achievement. Is this all you got Minasian?

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

John Wooden had a better farm system.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

He was a better recruiter than Minasian.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Probably because Perry broke the pyramid.

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

My guess is all 3 will see action today, trAdition. Whoever (bullpen) we call up immediately pitches and our starters don’t get out of the 5th….hoping Shohei bucks that trAdition today and goes 7+.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

So you’re saying we will use the new mop up crew because we will win by 10 runs today Twebs ?

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

As if………It’s game 3 of a 3 games series…..New trAdition 2023!

Loup will be first in line

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Just like when they brought Herget into an inning with the game on the line and multiple runners on base.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

The AI program is ready for today’s game:
1. Find highest leverage situation today.
2. Insert Loup.

This “failing as a ball club” operation can easily be done by AI.

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

No shit, 3 straight years of roster construction failures.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

wait. I think you meant 9 straight years.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago

Starting lineup is out:

Moniak LF
Trout CF
Ohtani DH
Renfroe RF
Walsh 1B
Urshela 3B
Rengifo 2B
Wallach C
Neto SS

I will be out for a while to buy a few Lotto tickets today. See you soon. Go Halos.

Last edited 1 year ago by Kiyotchan
Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

You nailed the lineup today Chanster. Hope you didnt jinx it though.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Good thing I bought Omamori (Japanese version of Juju) at a local Buddhist temple. 😉 . Oh, I forgot, no religion.

By the way, if I win the Powerball (currently at $179 mil), should I donate that to the GoFund me site to retain Shohei for at least another year? I could use that as tax deduction, right?

Last edited 1 year ago by Kiyotchan
Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Only if Shohei throws in a Kabuto helmet for the staff here to help write the daily news crashes and postgames.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

You might be receiving a personal call from Brett Phillips expressing his displeasure.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Well if Brett Phillips really wants to make him self useful then Brett Phillips can carry the helmet around for all of our Editors and writers.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago

In lieu of changing things up to alter the sinister pattern, I predict todays lineup before it comes out:

Moniak LF/Trout CF/Ohtani DH/Renfroe RF/Walsh 1B/Urshela 3B/Rengifo 2B/Wallach C/Neto SS.

Any other suggestion?

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I would have Wallach hit fourth and have Renfroe/Walsh/Urshela/Rengifo slide down one spot since Wallach has been hitting better than Renfroe this past week.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to 

Good thing you’re just a ghost GG cuz that comment right there is nowhere near the real world. You must be using the same sources 2002 uses to post here.

For truth to power purposes here’s reality :

Wallach (last 5 games) .214/.214/.429
Renfroe (last 5 games) .353/389/.353

Even worse for Wallach is in his last 4 games he’s 0 for 9 with 8 strikeouts. Thaiss hasn’t done much better in his last 4 . He’s 1 for 8 with 5 strikeouts

Our Catchers new found superpowers are finally wearing off. Now they’re just below average MLB defensive backstops who cant hit.

Last edited 1 year ago by Cowboy26
rosstrade
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Cowboy….. This is too much reality for a lazy Sunday morning.

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

As the Romans used to say, Mea Culpa. I was relying on my memory as I was too GA to verify by looking up the actual stats.

Guest
1 year ago

I expected big things in his return, but Walsh had a productive out to plate the Halos’ first run of the game, so there was that.

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Last edited 1 year ago by GhostGuest
Fansince1971
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1 year ago
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It’s a weird picture because when someone has severe anxiety, and panic attacks, the world can sometimes feel like he or she is looking through a fish eye with weird focus and colors.

Last edited 1 year ago by Fansince1971
Brent
Super Member
1 year ago

Last 5 Angels series
Games 1/2/3
Rangers: W/L/L
Astros: W/L/L
Guardians: W/L/L
Orioles: W/L/L
Twins: W/L/?

This will be the most impressive thing ever if they lose again today.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

Slight difference in that Angels won game 4 of the Orioles series

Brent
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Glitch in the matrix. We don’t talk about that.

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

Rubber games are stupid. How do we even win one game? It’s a miracle.
https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/023986c5-8a53-49d2-8e0a-c002da68db6f

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

It is an interesting human trait to look for a pattern, kinda like baseball jinx. How about positive pattern: We have NOT been swept in series and NOT been shut out. Both Tampa Bay and Baltimore have been shut out twice each.

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

The Angels developed this unfortunate pattern of winning the first game of a series only to lose the next two about three decades after the unrelated release of Belgian techno anthem “Pump Up the Jam.”

https://youtu.be/9EcjWd-O4jI

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to 

Rerun from yesterday?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

If this repetition of YouTube clip has never been done before, I approve for the purpose of breaking the devilish trend/pattern/tendency. According to internet, Juju refers to magical properties which generate good luck.

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

His Bot gets glitchy sometimes.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Dumb A.I.?

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago

That game certainly had the trifecta of loss going for The Angels: bad pitching, comedy of errors, no offense.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Law of average says only one or two of these factors will occur today thereby increasing Angels chance of winning today. Of course, I am purposefully (and perhaps foolishly) ignoring trAdition.

Last edited 1 year ago by Kiyotchan
BannedInLA
Super Member
1 year ago

0-12 RISP

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

We’ve lost every game when Walsh has played this season.

The curse has been identified.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago

I approve of this message.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

If this team can get through May at .500 that will be an accomplishment in its own right. They will have a legitimate shot at a wildcard if they can just hover around .500 and then get hot.

Last edited 1 year ago by Fansince1971
clover_black
Super Member
1 year ago

Walsh Bunt was the funniest shit I’ve seen since Maddon walked seager w bases loaded.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  clover_black

But But Phillip said that Walsh is a good bunter .

Maybe back when he was at Georgia?

Update: I looked it up Walsh had exactly ZERO sacrifice bunts in college. He did, however, have a total of 5 bunts in the Minors with the last one being 6 years ago for the AA Mobile Bay Bears. But Phillip knows best.

Last edited 1 year ago by Cowboy26
Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

But if Phil said it that deep, gravelly, confident voice with his BlueBlocker sunglasses on, I trust what he says. Besides who the F are we to question with eyeballs, memory and common sense.

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Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Phil should change his first name to Rooster?

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

https://twitter.com/SamBlum3/status/1660154479633924096

Starting a little late to make the 1 PM game tomorrow don’t you think?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Makes me wonder who is coming up and being sent down? I am assuming both Davidson and Herget still have options, but they are prime candidates to SLC. I would not mind if both of them are sent down.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Herget Wantz Weiss and Silseth Canning Sandoval and a Detmers all have options . Everyone else SOL

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Seeing that Davidson and Jesse Chavez were acquired from Braves with Raisel Iglesias to Atlanta, and now Chavez back in Braves uniform doing decent middle inning relief and Raisel only having one blown save, would you characterize this trade as extreme, moderate, or slight failure (or no comments until season over)?

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Lets see. We lost by 4 runs tonight and we had 4 squanders ( Baserunners that did not score that were either on second base or third base with no outs and/or third base with one out and did not score) And you wonder why we lost

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Is it only me that notice while Angels have been at an elite level blowing many runner on third less than two outs and runners on 1st and 2nd base with no out opportunities, the other teams always do the right things (hitting sacrifice fly, performing successful safety bunt, etc) and manage to score runs on us with ease?

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Home of the REDLOBster….

Indian name should be….Chief Leave’em Stranded

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

The curse of the series-opening game win is in line to do its dirty deed

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago

Tomorrow’s game starts at 1:07 pm west coast time. It is Shohei Sunday, which always provided extra anticipation that something special will occur when he pitched for Angels his first year. He halted that horrendous losing streak last summer, so I am confident that he will halt this vicious cycle of losing the first game and losing second and third of a series.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago

Still a winning team. We’ll get ‘em tomorrow