Hark! The Herald Angels Angels Swing, A Halo 9-4 Win They Bring!

The rubber match against Seattle, and closing of Christmas in June saw a pitching matchup of Griffin Canning vs. Logan Gilbert. A win today would be big before going to Texas this week. After a scoreless top of the 1st thanks to Canning, Taylor Ward jump-started the Angels offense with a home run on Logan Gilbert’s second pitch of the game.

Then a Drury double was followed up by Thaiss singling him home, giving the Halos a 2-0 lead after 1.

Griffin went on to have two more scoreless innings. Meanwhile, the Angels were busy adding on runs. In the 2nd inning, Zach Neto smacked a high heater into the bullpen to make it 3-0.

Ohtani and Trout led off the 3rd inning with singles. After Drury made an out with runners on first and third, Matt Thaiss came up big again by doubling both of them home to make it 5-0.

Hunter Renfroe continued the mini onslaught with a long double to score Thaiss. The Halos led 6-0 after 3 innings.

In the 4th inning, the M’s got to Canning a bit when Ty France’s double was followed up by a 2-run homer by Teoscar Hernandez, bringing Seattle within 4.

The Halo offense got back to work in the bottom of the 4th thanks to J.P. Crawford’s error and Taylor Ward getting hit by a pitch, which was the last pitch that would be thrown by Gilbert. New pitcher Matt Brash, immediately gave up a single to Ohtani, bringing Trout up with loaded bases and no outs. Mike came so close to a grand slam, but the ball was caught on the warning track. It was still an RBI sac fly though and a 7-2 Angel lead.

Seattle got to Canning just a bit thanks to a Mike Ford big fly, but Griffin didn’t let that bother him and proceeded to get the next three batters out.

In the 5th, Seattle loaded the bases with no outs with some help from the umpires and the review umps in Manhattan not overturning and an obvious missed call at second base on the attempted forceout of France.

In came Devenski to continue his strong work coming in with runners on base. Three flyouts to Taylor Ward in left later and only the runner who shouldn’t have still been on base scored. The score was now 7-3.

It stayed that way until the 8th inning, when Neto muscled up again for the first multi-homer game of his career, victimizing Chris Flexen this time, to increase the lead to 8-3

A few batters later, Brandon Drury drove in Taylor Ward, who had previously walked, with a single to give the Angels a 5 run lead going to the 9th inning.

Jimmy Herget, back from AAA, shut it down in the 9th and the Angels finished off the series win. This was a nice one to take to Texas to start a big 4-game series against the division leaders. The Halo shines bright again!

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red floyd
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1 year ago

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Twebur
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1 year ago

Stefanic impresses during 62-game on-base streakCalabrese, Vera heating up; Rada raking at Class A
https://www.mlb.com/news/los-angeles-angels-minor-league-roundup-june-11

Twebur
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1 year ago

Little PTP and Nolan Ryan walk into a dugout, and PTP says to Ryan………..

https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1667961153656598528?s=20

Kiyotchan
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

I wonder if anyone ever call Perry as Pudge like Ivan Rodriguez.

BannedInLA
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1 year ago

Probably a nothing burger, but our rotational order is as follows:

1.) Ohtani (Scuffling)
2.) Sandoval (Regressing badly)
3.) Canning (Serviceable)
4.) Anderson (Below Average)
5.) Barria (Far exceeding expectations)
6.) Detmers (Below Average)

With the BP currently on the ascent with some other pieces getting healthy, it would appear that we’ll be in on a starter at the deadline.

Kiyotchan
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1 year ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

With Suarez being the only exception, everybody in the rotation stayed relatively healthy and most of the time they have been pitching at least 5 innings lately with small number of shorter outings. I don’t look at NL teams, but as far as AL teams, especially those teams we are contending for WC spots, are concerned, each of them had at least 2 starters going on IL. I believe the 6 man rotation that Angels are utilizing is actually helping maintain health of our starting rotation.

Having said that, we are not like Houston featuring Valdez and Javier or Tampa Bay with McClanahan and Eflin, Texas with Eovaldi and Gray. Right now, we have 6 starters who would be #4 or #5 pitchers on those teams. So, your point is well taken. Until we get a stud starter like Marcus Stroman (who has expressed desire to stay in Chicago, but Cubs have not offered to extend him), we just have to bear with the present rotation, hoping that they keep the games close until they pass the baton to our suddenly shining bullpen.

BannedInLA
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1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Stroman would be great, but of course at a premium price (Canning + Bachman? Maybe more than that?) – Obviously much will depend on our record over the the next 4 weeks….

max
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max
1 year ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

ya tho kinda pointless to trade our ace and BTO for the Stro, man /s

BannedInLA
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1 year ago
Reply to  max

Maybe, but Stroman is going to command talent in return. I doubt teams will accept Suarez & Loup for example. Haha

Kiyotchan
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1 year ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

All AL and NL Central teams (except for KC) are still theoretically contending for their respective division title, even Cubs and Cardinals, so as you say in the next 4 weeks till AS break, there will be some teams who will hoist their white flag and start selling their assets to prepare for next season. So, assuming that Angels are contending (hopefully double digit over 0.500 by then), we will see more premier starting pitchers be available. I see Perry Minasian will be super busy during the last 2 weeks of July.

FungoAle
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1 year ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Really should consider moving Canning. We know his frame is fragile.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

But Pilates have made him strong.

FungoAle
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1 year ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Good call. Perry has got to be aggressive and make a deal.not a time to clutch and hold prospects.

BannedInLA
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1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Exactly. Holding on to Shohei in hope of winning was a bit of a gamble so there is zero point in being timid now. The Angels have to be “all in” at this juncture.

John Henry Weitzel
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1 year ago

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Hockey Stick!

jcstein
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1 year ago

Trout gets a hit and walk! Hopefully this is the beginning of a hot streak

AnAngelsFan
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1 year ago
Reply to  jcstein

Let’s hope so. The Angels absolutely need a hot bat from Trout in Texas.

jcstein
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1 year ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

His sac fly looked like a hard hit ball to right center. Hopefully that’s a sign that he’s going in the right direction

JackFrost
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1 year ago
Reply to  jcstein

Just missed a Grand Slam by about a foot. It was in fact a good piece of hitting, that swing.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Still needs some work. but hes getting there. https://twitter.com/Jared_Tims/status/1668082490316324864

JackFrost
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Seems like from this that his leg kick is a bit higher right now… Maybe flatten that out a little bit. Could make him quicker to the ball; not so many K’s etc.,,

WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Warning Track Power!

WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago
Reply to  jcstein

Looks to be squaring up the ball, so timing is there. Pretty sure Phil will give him a day off to congratulate him.

2GA2Join
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1 year ago

I wonder if anyone has noticed that there are two identical videos in a row up above.

Kiyotchan
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1 year ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Double the pleasure, like double mint gum. 😎 

WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Double Double with Cheese please!

Kiyotchan
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1 year ago

There is In-N-Out Burger in Salem, Oregon, but I understand the waiting line is still pretty long. I have not visited the particular joint.

When I was in Phoenix or Las Vegas for a short trip, I made a point of going there at least once for lunch. Love their French fries.

max
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max
1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

ha ha the fries’ opinions are pretty polarizing. people like/love them. me, i think they taste like they are freezer burnt, tho i know they are fresh…

2GA2Join
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1 year ago

Series win! Against our own division!

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2GA2Join
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1 year ago

Two HR from Neto!

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Twebur
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1 year ago

Happy Donkey Days are here again!

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Jeff Joiner
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1 year ago

Great day at the ballpark. Logan Gilbert was getting hit hard and often.

Ward had a great game on both sides of the ball.

Walsh didn’t get a hit but looked a lot more comfortable. Had a long fly out and a ground out. Contact is progress at this point.

WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

You talking about Walsh or MNT?

VladimirTrout27
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1 year ago

Great team win. The BP is improving. Neto is doing so well, and I’m getting less impressed and expect him to continue playing awesome. Thaiss has made huge improvements. Devenski came in and is now expected to shut it down. Only 1 run scored after entering with 2 runners on, and getting 3 outs in the 6th. 5-16 RISP is an improvement.

Kiyotchan
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1 year ago

Seven Positives:

1.Neto two homeruns
2.Soriano with two solid relief innings
3.Ward with fantastic catch to minimize damage in bases loaded with no out
4.Overcame error by Walsh, miscue by Drury, and bias by NYC video department
5.Ohtani tagged from first to second with Trout’s almost homerun. Good BB IQ
6.Trout did not strike out today.
7.No defensive opportunities for Rengifo, so he did not have chance to make errors 😂

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Kiyotchan
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1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Certain east coast cable company whose name I have vowed not to utter ever at this site just flashed on screen that Neto is the first Angels SS since Jim Fregosi to hit two homers in the same game.

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

What position did Freddie Patek play?

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

exactly.

Kiyotchan
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Do you know someone at the certain east coast cable company whose name I have sworn to Budda that I will never utter at this site, so I can inform them that they are incorrect?

Freddie Patek hit 3 homers on June 20, 1980 against Red Sox. Freddie played SS.

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Kiyotchan
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1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I saw the flash again, and I forgot to add the youngest Angels SS since Jim Fregosi to hit 2 homers in the same game. It is still amazing that 5′ 5″ player at the age of 35 to hit 3 homers in the same game.

I am getting smarter everyday.

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red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Said network has four letters, I presume?

WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Watch yourself. To many Positives and you might go blind!

Brent
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1 year ago

More winning like this, please.

The Bee’s are up the road this week in OKC starting Tuesday… think I’ll finally go catch a game up there.

We have a 4 day weekend this upcoming weekend starting Friday, so planning on catching Ohtani’s start in Arlington on Thursday.

Let’s go, Angels! Keep LTBU!

Fansince1971
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1 year ago

Bobby Valentine is an Oompa Loompa

Kiyotchan
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Can’t watch BSW due to blackout restriction by MLB being in Mariners catchment area. I guess I lucked out today.

JackFrost
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

And Erica is “Bride of Chucky.”

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Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago

oh boy. Anderson tomorrow.

Kiyotchan
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1 year ago

Anderson vs Dunning
Barria vs Gray
Detmers vs Heaney
Ohtani vs Eovaldi

To split, we need to win games with Barria and Detmers. Ohtani against their ace (because deGrom is injured) depends on what kind of Ohtani shows up on Thursday.

Twebur
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1 year ago

That’s tomorrow’s problem….today we Dance

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WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago
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55yearsangelsfan
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1 year ago

After a few days off, Fletcher is back, and still on fire. 3 for 4 yesterday, 3 for 5 today. Hitting .365 now

angelslogic
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1 year ago

Bring him up! Rengifo is batting near the Mendoza line lately.

AnAngelsFan
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1 year ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Um, Rengifo is batting .391/.391/.696 in June.

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

🤣 maybe he meant today

jcstein
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1 year ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

I would still take Fletcher’s overall defense over Rengifo’s slight boost in offense the last 7 days. Besides his short stint this year, Fletcher’s proportional defensive WAR is one of the top in the league.

TXAngel
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1 year ago
Reply to  jcstein

You bring up Fletcher to play him and you’re sitting either Drury or Neto. I don’t see that happening.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  TXAngel

6 hits in the last 2 games so Fletchers now batting .365 at AAA. But you’re absolutely right Tex unless something happens to Neto Drury or even Rengifo he ain’t joining us anytime soon.

angelslogic
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1 year ago
Reply to  TXAngel

Drury/Urshela at first, Walsh to AAA. Fletcher can play 2nd, short, and 3rd providing a variety of options better than Walsh’s zero production.

angelslogic
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Did you see the word “lately”?

In his last six games, Rengifo has reverted to form. He is 5 for 21 with a BA of .238.

Over the past 15 games he is slashing .238/.256/..429. I’m not sure about your figures but I am certain about mine.

AnAngelsFan
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1 year ago
Reply to  angelslogic

We are less than 2 months into June. That isn’t lately? Okay, let’s look at the past 7 days: Los Angeles Angels Leaderboards » 2023 » Batters » Dashboard | FanGraphs Baseball – .294/.294/.647

Just this home stand – Los Angeles Angels Leaderboards » 2023 » Batters » Dashboard | FanGraphs Baseball – .286/.286/.500

Granted, fangraphs doesn’t include today yet, so add in the 0-4 today and those do get worse. If we include today, past six games is .238 average, but past 7 games is .320 and past 4 games is .267.

I’m not a big Rengifo fan, but it simply isn’t fair to characterize him as “near the Mendoza line lately” when he has hit in the of the last 4 games, including a HR and a multi-hit game.

steelgolf
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1 year ago

Angels can’t seem to get a call to go their way by this group of umps. Nice win today against the Mariners and the Umps.

LanaBanana
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1 year ago

I think the first catch made by Ward in the 6th inning may have determined the outcome of this game.

Kiyotchan
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1 year ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

I agree. That was a huge catch. He did not do that earlier in the season, letting it drop in front of him. Angels did limit the damage to just one run in that inning.

Last edited 1 year ago by Kiyotchan
VladimirTrout27
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1 year ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Sometimes night games in LF at Angels Stadium can be tricky.

WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago

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