Angels Got Swept Postgame

Patrick Sandoval was in to try to avoid the sweep today. Sorry folks. Through no fault of Sandoval, the Angels got swept today.

Inning 1:

The Marlins went three up three down. Sandoval made a no look grab on a Jorge Soler grounder to enliven the proceedings.

Mickey Moniak: fly out to center. Mike Trout: fly out to right. Shohei Ohtani: struck out swinging.

Inning 2:

Again, Miami went three up three down with a fly ball out to each of the Angels outfielders. Brandon Drury: walked. Jared Walsh: hit into a 4-3 double play. Gio Urshela: triple to right field. Matt Thaiss: walked. Taylor Ward: fly ball out to left field.

Inning 3:

Jean Segura popped up a bunt and Patrick Sandoval made a great diving catch. Marlins catcher Nick Fortes homered to make it 1-0 Marlins. Garrett Hampson singled. Sandoval got the next two guys out to end the Marlins half of the third inning. Livan Soto: fly out to shortstop. Mickey Moniak: fly out to center. Mike Trout: struck out swinging.

Inning 4:

Luis Arraez got a hit but the Marlins followed that up with a strikeout and a double play. Shohei Ohtani: singled to right. Brandon Drury: popped out to shallow right. Jared Walsh: struck out. Gio Urshela: lined out to left.

Inning 5:

Nick Fortes hit a two out double to left. Garrett Hampson walked. Johnathan Davis singled to load them up with two outs. Jorge Soler grounded into a force out. Whew! Matt Thaiss: fly out to deep right field. Taylor Ward: walked. Livan Soto: walked. Mickey Moniak: grounded into a force out. Mike
Trout: fly ball out to left.

Inning 6:

Luis Arraez and Garrett Cooper singled. Bryan De La Cruz hit into a double play. Sandoval issued an intentional walk and then Jean Segura got a base hit to score Luis Arraez. 2-0 Marlins. The Marlins did nothing further this inning. Shohei Ohtani: Strikeout. Brandon Drury: ground out to third. Jared Walsh: walked. Gio Urshela: walked. Matt Thaiss: strikeout to end the inning.

Patrick Sandoval kept the Angels in the game with a strong six innings.

Inning 7:

Jacob Webb replaced Patrick Sandoval. The Marlins went three up three down. Taylor Ward: strikeout. Zach Neto: double to right field. Pinch Hitter Hunter Renfroe lined out to second. Mike Trout: intentional walk. Shohei Ohtani: strikeout to end the inning.

Inning 8:

Jacob Webb hit Luis Arraez with a pitch. Three strikeouts later and the Angels came up. Brandon Drury: strikeout. Pinch Hitter Luis Rengifo: strikeout. Gio Urshela: grounded out to first.

Inning 9:

Aaron Loup came in to pitch. Ugg! Jean Segura popped out to first. Nick Fortes singled on a liner to left. He stole second base. Garrett Hampson flied out but advanced the runner to third. Loup struck out Jonathan Davis to end the top of the ninth. Pinch hitter Chad Wallach got a base hit to left field. Taylor Ward hit into a double play. Zach Neto walked. Hunter Renfroe doubled. Mike Trout popped out to second to end the game. Marlins win 2-0.

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Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Bobby V on the on deck circle…

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Please no.

I DO want Nevin gone, but would much rather see Montgomery or better yet Gil as the new manager.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Hodges? He’s dead Jack.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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We will win some games

max
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max
1 year ago

hopefully

Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  max

Meh…

2GA2Join
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1 year ago

3 losses in a row brings out Shufflebot’s arch-rival, Poobot.

https://giphy.com/gifs/robot-diarrhea-dorodorobo-wzYEqktr9NETC

Fansince1971
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1 year ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

This is classic! I have copied the GIF here:

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2GA2Join
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I’m curious… did it not come through the way I posted it?

I see both, so I was wondering if you copied it because it isn’t visible for some reason.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

All – I keep saying it but most of you don’t want to listen. This is a .500 or slightly over .500 team. That’s a huge improvement over last year. That is what it is. If the team can win 82 games that’s a 9 game improvement which is huge. Anything more than that is unlikely and a pipe dream.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

The real question is WHY is that our/your expectation?

Why are expectations so low? That we celebrate merely improving by 9 lousy games (yes, that is LOUSY when you last finished waaaaayyy under .500)!??

Yeah. It is because we’re Angel fans and we’ have gotten used to losing. But our TALENT says we should WIN the Division and MORE!

Don’t settle for losing Fan. It doesn’t suit you.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

that’s our expectation based on what Perry did or didn’t do over the off-season. Our payroll is up over last year exactly what Shohei’s extension is plus Drury’s contract. So, essentially, our team is improved by one Drury and that’s it. Anderson is in, Thor is out. Estevez and Moore are in, D-Cell and Tep are out.

We’ve shuffled the roster a bit but just a bit and a 9 game improvement is a lot to hope for.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

Don’t agree. You didn’t address my comment. What about the presence of BOTH Trout and Ohtani ??

You know, the TWO BEST PLSYRRSin the world supposedly ? What about all the weeping we’ve been doing with them for 5 or 6 years??? Did you forget that?

Eric, I am talking big picture now, not just 2023.

Something is seriously wrong, and I think you know what I mean.

It has to do with the black Mercedes’ parked in front the stadium and the Red Polo Brigade.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I’m not settling for losing. I just think it’s reality. The team is decent but not fantastic. In MLB that’s likely 81-ish wins. I actually think it would it would be a step in the right direction although they most likely will likely be without Ohtani in 2024. Also the team has ver $250 million invested in a perpetually injured player.

Under those circumstances 81?wins is not terrible. They are still 2 games over .500 and my gut says that’s around where they will finish. I’m okay with that. Not happy. Not sad. Just okay.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I guess that ‘s the difference between you and me.

I’m not okay with it.

2GA2Join
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I can see why this appears to be a likely outcome given what we’ve seen.

And in that case, it is actually a really huge mistake for the Perry to truly aim for even that many wins (i.e. trying to maximize this year’s wins).

He should be planning to trade away every single short-term asset he can by the trade deadline, starting with Ohtani.
That is, like I said, using the supposition that the best this team will do, as constructed, is just above 500. What is the point of holding on to short-term assets just to achieve that?
Unload decent players like Ohtani, Renfroe, etc and get what you can. Look what Thor apparently has netted us in Mickey… a possible decent return.
If you make the assumption (a big IF, granted) that next year Perry can add a bunch of short-term acquisitions again to round out the team (like Renfroe, Estevez, etc were this year), and you add in whatever talent you gain from deadline trades, then that just builds us up year by year. Eventually you have to hope that puts us up to contention.

Granted, there is no way you will get back a single player of Ohtani’s value, of course. But if you assume that there is no way we will win a $500MM bidding war anyway, then you should get something instead of nothing.

Fansince1971
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1 year ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Le sigh. Exactly.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago

One word comes to mind about this series ………….. Yuck.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago

Going into the series I hoped we’d sweep, of course. My naivete about the Angels knows zero limits.

So, we lost the first and I thought, we’d win the next two and finish the homestand 7 games over .500.

Turk's Teeth
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Super Member
1 year ago

Official statement from the Bureau of Obvious Statements:

Getting swept by a .500 team at home with your best three pitchers on the mound does not give one much hope for postseason contention.

Halo71
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1 year ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Was there ever hope?

Angelstan
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Halo71

My view was they needed to win last night or at the worst today to have hope. They lost both. 🙄

Halo71
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1 year ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Honestly I got my hopes up after the Boston series. Even after the loss on Friday I was like “we’ll get em tomorrow!” Silly me

Turk's Teeth
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Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Halo71

Earlier this week, the team was 4 games out of first and one game out of WC3, so sure, there was hope.

Now they’re 4th place in the division, and look it.

angelsown3417
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Seriously. I had the expectation we would put together a nice win streak with the way the starters lined up. Shame on me.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

Too many people in the prediction business; predicting wins… better to stay silent or to predict losses.

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
LA_Seitz
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

And we also ducked their best pitcher.

FungoAle
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1 year ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Marlins have some talented starters and it showed, next

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Well this is what happens when you break the W/L/L pattern.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I went to the game. Sandoval’s velocity seems down. Only throwing 90-92. He got some outs but wasn’t fooling hitters all that much.

The glaring absence of Trout and Ohtani when it counted really hurt. They had multiple chances with runners on. Zero success in those situations.

Walsh looks like he needs two more weeks in the minors before he is ready.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Of the Angels’ 9 inning-ending outs, Troutahi had 5 of 9, which is not as emblematic of this team right now as Drury’s face-plant out of the batter’s box, but still.

LA_Seitz
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

And one of those, Trout was out #2, and Ohtani #3. Only time Ohtani made the third out without Trout making the second is when they intentionally walked Trout.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
1 year ago

3 – 28 with risp all series. Well, there’s your reason why they got swept.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
1 year ago

The only guy on the team that is good at this is Rendon. Maybe Urshela occasionally. The biggest three hitters try for HRs in these situations and don’t get hits.

Halo71
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Trout is hitting about .200 with RISP this year.

Turk's Teeth
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Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Halo71

I thought that had to be an exaggeration, but nope. Coming into today’s game, Trout was .211 with RISP.

Probably Mendoza-ing it after today’s performance.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

I hope the Angels win some games in Chicago. Because the Houston aeries looks like it could be ugly.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelstan

I expect a 4 game sweep by Astros. They are just much better than us.

Primarily their starting pitching is just so dominant. I don’t think we’ll score many runs against them.

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

Not disagreeing with you but.^^^^^^^ up there you said…

JackFrost
 12 seconds ago

 Reply to  angelsown3417
Too many people in the prediction business… better to stay silent.

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Serious….how dare you express optimism!

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Nice Straw Man, lol.

You left out the key concluding phrase :

“ … BETTER TO STAY SILENT OR PREDICT LOSSES.”

Next time don’t twist my meanings or I’ll twist you!

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

I cut and paste you comment… Maybe after your edit?

We’re lovers Jack…not fighters. Besides we are going to a Nick Cave concert and singing The Weeping Song together because we’re Angel fans. 

https://youtu.be/TqhOVY58zIo

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

“Father why are all the men there weeping ?

Because they are Angels fans !! “

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

if you thought the team was so shitty, surprised you show up here.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Ugggh.

I’ve explained this a few times already…:

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
aces666high
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Halo71

We’re watching our eras Ted Williams slowly fade into an average player.

What a waste. Congrats Arte, you chicken sh!t of an owner.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  aces666high

I knew we were in trouble when Arte did a 180 and came out with the statement about changing his mind… Actually it was “unfinished business” that he called it…

Looks like it will remain “unfinished.”

aces666high
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

My heart sank when that putz changed his mind.

I still feel deep down he kept the team out of spite after he saw how happy the fans were he was gonna be gone. Doesn’t matter how much money you have, if you’re thin skinned you’ll cut off your nose to spite your face every time and he fits the bill.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  JackFrost

The problem was the expectation that Arte’s unfinished business was building a winner, when it’s clear the unfinished business was more losses and furthering the playoff drought.

Dinkycreek
Member
1 year ago

Clutch Mikkkkkkke.

angelsown3417
Trusted Member
1 year ago

How do you take the momentum from the BOS series and shit the bed vs the Marlins? I blame the off day.

Halo71
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

This is what mediocre teams do

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

That was Jacked

Mia
Legend
Mia
1 year ago

Remember when Trout used to get hits with RISP?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

He actually hit the ball.
I was expecting a Strike Out.

Mia
Legend
Mia
1 year ago

Progress!

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

I think Ohtani would have struck out.

Trout has actually been hitting well lately so I am not as apt to be pissed at him.

I mean, Walsh, Ohtani and Ward were literally a BLACK HOLE the entire Marlins series… You can’t have three guys in the middle of your lineup shitting the bed like that and expect to win …

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

Ward as many have said here, really needs to be sent down….at least try to find out if the few blips (of hot hitting last year) were flukes. In the meantime bring up Adell and give him some more experience, platoon with Mickey. Hell not that it matters, Thaiss looks like he’s becoming a better hitter than Ward.
They sent down Fletcher for the same reasons and they aren’t shy about rearranging the roster deck chairs, do it tonight.

Brent
Super Member
1 year ago

King Fish looks like HE just lost the game.

Dinkycreek
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

He had more than one chance to get a runner home.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago

Sweep….

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halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago

Did somebody say this losing streak started on the same day as the 14 gamer last year?

Brent
Super Member
1 year ago

I thought it started a day earlier than this one.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

It did – it started on 5/25 last year but 5/25 was an off day for us this year.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

You are absolutely right!. I just looked up and read an article that Angels used Nickelback music, an idea concocted by newly promoted Nevin, to reverse their fortune. It did not work and they suffered 14th loss in a row.

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

“A day that will live in infamy.”

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

That’s my birthday, and not what I want as a birthday present.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 year ago

Yes, it is eerie.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago

Only 11 more to go!

Twebur
Legend
nishiogawakun
Super Member
1 year ago

Oh no

Brent
Super Member
1 year ago

Folks, we officially have ourselves a losing streak.