LA Angels Monday News Crash:

The Angels selected the contract of right-hander Gerardo Reyes over the weekend.

Right-hander Alex Reyes is done for the year after having shoulder surgery. I guess we can wait and see whether the Dodgers will pick up his 2024 option. They selected the contract of left-hander Adam Kolarek. Liam Hendricks is on the 15 day IL with right elbow inflammation. Pete Alonso is out for three to four weeks with a bone bruise.

The Guardians designated infielder Richie Palacios for assignment and outrighted Zach Plesac to triple-A. The Rockies signed catcher Jorge Alfaro and sent him to the isotopes for slow cooking. Marcus Stroman wants a contract extension but the Cubs won’t do it.

Andrew McCutcheon got his 2,000th hit. Miguel Cabrera passed up Dave Winfield with his 3,111th hit.

Lousy first pitch of the week.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago

Gerardo (Rico Suave) Reyes was sent down. Jimmy is back.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

Jimmy Herget pitched yesterday to close out the 9th inning, did not qualify for save because of 9-5 score. Either you were too busy yesterday or euphoric from victory to notice.  😆 

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago

Tahngz bout ta git Glitchy.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

No Moniak, Urshela, or Rengifo in staring lineup. Thaiss must have put enough ice on lower body, he is starting over Wallach. Nevin puts emphasis on infield defense by starting Walsh at 1B.

Last edited 10 months ago by Kiyotchan
Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

At least Walsh can still play defense….

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

I don’t know he was sleepy or just frustrated with his miserable at bats, but his throw to Neto last night almost cost the game yesterday and Neto’s family jewel.

Last edited 10 months ago by Kiyotchan
Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

The Knee being the most concerning. Between Walsh’s & Drury’s errant throws/tosses they’re both doing their best to kill our young SS

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I first typed knee, then remembered it was Drury who fumbled the routine perfect DP grounder and tossed the ball to Neto, who courageously stood there to get at least one out, resulting in him getting spiked to the (right?) knee. I posted “Wish Fletch was there” at that instant. Houston runner (I can’t remember who it was) appeared to have apologized to Neto, who acknowledged the apology by tapping Houston’s player’s back. Love that Neto is a fierce competitor, but also gentle.

Last edited 10 months ago by Kiyotchan
Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The knee bone is connected to the Junk bone?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Osteitis pubis often happens when you overdo an activity or repeat the same activity day after day. Now that explains why I am going blind.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Walsh owns Dunning ( 6 for 11 2 HRs) so does Ward (3 for 6 2 HRs) and MNT ( 6 for 16 2 HRs) -well at least the old versions of Walsh & Trout. so this lineup makes sense.

I’m still hoping Moniak would get 2 starts in this series. But with Heaney pitching on Wednesday that leaves tomorrow and Thursday left if this is going to happen.

I would assume Trout gets the day off tomorrow or Thursday? But Trout is 3 for 9 with a HR against Jon Gray and 7 fro 21 with 4 BBs against Eovaldi. If he gets the day off on Wednesday that will screw up the Moniak plan and Ward would have to start in Center

angelslogic
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

“Walsh owns Dunning.” We better see some evidence of that today.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Corey Seager owns T. Anderson with 0.381/0.435/0.619 while Jonah the most punchable face Heim kills Tyler with 0.556/0.556/0.889

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I’m surprised that Trout didn’t get the day yesterday and doubly surprised he didn’t get one today.

For those that are paying attention, Trout has the second most AB’s on the team (Ohtani has has the most).

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Shohei missed only 2 games this season. Nevin asks “Are you good, Shohei?” Shohei answers, “I’m good, coach.” Nevin say, “You play today, then.” Model communication between a star player and his coach.

JackFrost
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10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I’d take Wallach with Anderson over Thaiss, despite better bat with Thaiss and RH pitcher.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I agree. Wallach’s influence behind the plate would be worth the potential loss in offense.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I will be watching with curiosity how Thaiss communicates with Anderson, i.e. whether he has PitchCom pushing device on him and will look toward Angels bench for Wise or Nevin’s signs. Anderson is another one besides Shohei, who appears to call his own pitch.

AnAngelsFan
Super Member
10 months ago

Blue Jays play the Orioles tomorrow, so every win vs Texas is guaranteed to close the gap on not just one, but two, contending teams.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

I think you liked my idea of modifying Mafraud rule regarding extra inning to cut down on play time. When two teams end up tying after 9 innings of play, both teams lose.

Last edited 10 months ago by Kiyotchan
AnAngelsFan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Mostly. I’d record them as ties rather than losses, with ties counting as .5 wins. I’d also have them play a few extra innings (normal rules – no ghost runner) before calling the tie.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

That’s the new math part I like so that Angels reach those teams rather quickly if both teams add loss to their record.

But, if we have to go with current format, I saw Texas vs Cleveland going as many as 14 innings this past weekend despite Manfrauds rule, so it can happen. Don’t mind them going like 18-19 innings completely decimating their bullpen.

Troutstrikeout
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Better hope the orioles sweep them bc no way in hell we’re catching Baltimore. We ain’t catching Texas either. We can hope to catch whoever slumps between Houston and New York while leapfrogging Toronto

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  Troutstrikeout

Apparently theres no way in hell we’re losing you?

DowningDude
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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago

Today I can live my dream of seven years ago and sign Daniel Murphy. Jeff Joiner can live his dream of seven months ago and sign Ramiel Tapia. Dreamz yo.

AnAngelsFan
Super Member
10 months ago

That was a fantastic idea 7 years ago, the Nationals got a lot of excess value on his 3 year contract and the Angels could have really used a solid 2nd baseman.

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago

Yep.

If only we could add my dream of Alfaro. So far we haven’t needed him, but I’d still rather have that depth than not.

Guest
10 months ago

When Ohtani is pitching, can he hit for himself so Murphy can be the DH for Walsh?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to 

Good outside the box thinking. In that scenario Ohtani rule will cease to be in effect, so when he is taken out as pitcher, he is off line up. Besides, Loupie may have to bat. That would be a horror show.

Last edited 10 months ago by Kiyotchan
Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Until the pitcher comes out of the game. Then it would be a nightmare.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago

Daniel Murphy, mmkay. #depth

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago

Yey? I Guess?

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2023/06/angels-sign-daniel-murphy-to-minor-league-deal.html

So where are Fletch and the Plumber going to play?

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Wow, had forgotten all about this guy. He carried the Mets in a post-season one year. He can play 1st base too. Probably better for him at this point.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Murphy also plays first base……

DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I thought it was David Murphy, one famous piece from the Navapile

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

No, it’s actually Eddie Murphy

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago

For the love of all that is Holy and bacon please send Walsh to AAA to get back his wing GD it!!

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

I think with everything that’s happened to Walsh the last few years, we better change your expectations. Maybe next year we get a nice article from “Sammy The Hat Blum” about how difficult it was for him to come back from all this shit and how well he’s playing now. Might be the best we can hope for at this point. His value defensively is needed, even if just as a late inning replacement. If we can keep Tuck-Friendly on the 26 man roster when he pitches 4 innings a month, we can find room for Walsh and see if can eventually hit. 

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

It would be best that he flail @ AAA, not where it really matters. Trying to find your way is not recommended at the major league level. He’s doing his spring training at the ML level.

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Walsh has struggled since the second half of 2021 so this recent situation may not be the driver to his diminished hitting skills. It is nice to have his glove in the line-up for sure but I am generally concerned moving forward as 1st base is an offensive position.

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

I said yesterday he looked better at the plate than I’d seen him this year. He hit a hard line drive for an out and grounded into another. He also took a walk the other night.

To my Lylin’ eyes he seems to be improving. I’d give him a week, though, before he comes up with some IL stint and a rehab stint.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I’d give him a couple of weeks…..@ AAA.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago

Question for you great memory savants:

Wasn’t it Neto that visited Anaheim stadium last year on signing day and in an interview made the statement he was, “..a gamer,” “…a tough player,” “…one to watch” or something kinda cocky like that?

Last edited 10 months ago by Angelz4ever
Fansince1971
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10 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Man I hope so. A little attitude and fire is sorely needed on this club.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

MOAR GRIT!! And stubble. Stubble means winner!

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Need to be good in order for the cockiness to be allowed, so far so good. Now, that Adell guy…his cockiness is annoying to me.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I love when Neto is in the batter’s box displaying football mentality (not European football, but American). I loved it when a pitch came close to his body, legs or feet, he did not move. I believe he is leading MLB with 11 HBP.

He reminds me of Jordan Poyer of Buffalo Bills, formerly of Oregon State Beavers. Poyer exhibited bulldog mentality as safety for 4 years for Oregon State as well as courageous corner back for the Bills despite his small frame. Almost died playing for Browns with his kidney severely damaged during a game. So glad Buffalo picked him up.

By the way, I was the plate umpire for his high school Astoria 1st round state playoff baseball game where he pitched. He also batted in 4 hole, and eventually led Astoria to state championship. He could have been Bo Jackson.  😉 

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I hate the words high-IQ but Neto comes across a baseball players player. Knows the finer details of the game. Does what it takes to win and willingness to get hit is part of the persona. Really want to see him begin to pick up his offense and get his average above 0.270.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Two homers in the same game yesterday, as the youngest Angels SS to do so since Jim Fregosi, are good start. (I am constantly cognizant of Eric and Cowboy26 presence, being in awe of Freddie P).

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Agree to Disagree on Adell. Not seeing that.

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

His crow hopping before catching a simple flyball, why does Mr. Stone Glove need to do that? I will give him credit that he dropped the 3rd base hitch in his strut while touching after a homer. He used to do the “Tatis.” Total BS.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I was taught by my grammarian English teacher not to split infinitive form of a verb. So, as beautiful as you are, Erica, I have to criticize your splitting infinitive by correcting your “so as to not play” to “so as not to play”  😎 

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Splitting infinitives is something I try to not do.

Rallymanatee
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

It’s something you do do.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  Rallymanatee

Wow, A grammar lesson off of tweet?

My heads about ready to explode

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I got hit in the head with a Lawn Jart is small child. Horrible grammar, spelling, math, bad memory. I blame that incident for my Angel fandom too.

Splitting infinitives sounds like the name of a band. And I know more about splitting atoms than infinitives (never heard).

2GA2Join
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

You’ve probably now been added to an FBI watchlist by a bot that scans forums…  😀 

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

The FBI kept an eye on Albert Einstein too.

red floyd
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10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

To be fair, he knew (hell, he developed) a hell of a lot of our nuclear secrets.

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Looking forward to the Oppenheimer movie.

Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago
Reply to  Rallymanatee

“in the school exam, Laurie, where Suzie had had ‘had’ had had ‘had had’. ‘Had had’ had had the teacher’s approval.” – Highlights for Children

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Shohei’s splitter are pitches that I attempt not to get too woody about.

Splitting atoms is something that I advocate not to permit those liberal, environmental, fascist ignorance.

I am going to take my meds. It is time.

Guest
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

The reason for that rule, Kaonashi, is that Old King James wanted a book of grammar rules for English, so the scholars in charge of this project just translated a Roman book about Latin grammar into English.

English, of course is a direct evolution of Old German, so it is difficult to apply Latin grammar rules to English.

In Latin, the default mode of all verbs is to be in the infinitive. Respirare means “to breathe.” Cogitare means “to think.” The “to” is innately a part of the verb. Therefore in Latin it is impossible to remove it and put another word in between it and the verb.

And as Latin goes, thanks to our good friend King James, English is forced to try to follow along.

Kiyotchan
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10 months ago
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Thank you for your enlightening me and widening my horizon, Mr. Gorey. I am wiser in linguistics and music because of you, my evil twin bro.

I still have not figured out the second part of your challenge. (I did use Google to find the answer for the first part, so I do not deserve any points, either.). I am thinking along the line of the genre of Macabre.

Guest
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I watched Spirited Away many years ago and loved it, and I have enjoyed many Studio Ghibli films since. When I went to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures not too long ago (in Los Angeles), the entire top floor of the museum was an enormous Hayao Miyazaki exhibit.

Edward Gorey was a fantastic illustrator and author (The Gashleycrumb Tinies is especially good) who often used pseudonyms made up of anagrams of his name for his stories. And since I have been accused of being an alter identity of 2002heaven, this avatar seemed appropriate.

Kiyotchan
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10 months ago
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If you ever visit Japan, you will enjoy Ghibli Museum in town of Mitaka in Tokyo, not too far from where I used to live and grew up. My older son had a chance to visit when he was sports education ambassador in Hokkaido, but Covid mess trumped that wish. It is so popular that you have to make a reservation months ahead since they limit the number of daily attendee.

I have free subscription to HBO Max due to smart phone contract with AT&T. So, I have played Spirited Away at bedside multiple times and falling peacefully asleep while listening to Chihiro’s voice.

I will share with you ‘Lost in Translation’ part of the movie if you saw the anime with English voice over. When Yubaba reads Chihiro’s signature on the contract before she is hired, you will note that Yubaba splits Chihiro’s name into Chi and Hiro with her hand. Chi in Chinese character is also pronounced as Sen, which becomes her name as maid of the bath house. That was the evil magical power that Yubaba possessed to take Chihiro’s original identity and completely enslaved her.

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago
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That’s awesome.

When I went to college a professor asked me if I grew up around a lot of Spanish speakers because I end a lot of sentences with infinitives. I hadn’t noticed, but the answer is yes and I picked a decent amount up.

And that is something I’ve noticed now. Most people will say something like “I love cooking” or “I like reading” whereas me and my friends will usually go with “I love to cook,” and “I like to read.”

In the linguistics world, I guess that is a dead giveaway for Spanish speakers and that community.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

My grammarian English teacher distinguished infinitives and progressive verbs by giving the following examples.

I stopped smoking.

I stopped to smoke behind the bleacher.

Completely different meaning. The former lowered his or her risk of lung cancer while the latter may have increased income of pulmonologist. English is hard.

Fleckstein
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

If you are more likely to say “on accident” than “by accident,” that is another nod to living with/near Spanish speakers

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Fleckstein

Interesting. I think I do both.

Rallymanatee
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Glad to see I’m not the only Grammer Cock here. BTW, The Split Infinitives is my new band name.

red floyd
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10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Splitting infinitives is “bad” because of the heritage of Latin, where an infinitive was a single word. There is no logical reason (other than pedanticism) to not do so.

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

When Erica tweets, people listen

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

FREE MONIAK

red floyd
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

That’s a new stadium, FFS. Why in the name of the FSM did they use turf in this day and age?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

The only surmise I can come up with is Texas pitchers are too efficient that they rarely soil their beds, which translates to less organic fertilizer for them to maintain natural grass?

Last edited 10 months ago by Kiyotchan
Twebur
Legend
10 months ago

Who in April would have thought injury news about Th“ICE” would be important.

The Thaissman Cometh

https://twitter.com/SamBlum3/status/1668039562986418177?s=20

smithy610
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Seriously. But maybe all he needed was for the team to stop jerking him around with different positions and yoyo-ing him between the minors and majors. Now that he’s out of options, he’s forced the team to play him and he’s been more than adequate. Heck, even a crucial part since Logan is out.

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

I think the “jerking him around with different positions” was an attempt to increase his value, position versatility probably was needed.

Not sure that his catching skills are all that great? Looks like he’s getting better to me. But, no idea if he’s calling pitches, or if he is, is he any good? Lots of nuanced things with catchers, way above my pay grade to say how good he’s doing handling the pitching staff. (BTW, Ditto for Wallach)

smithy610
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I dunno how great he looks as a catcher too just based on my Lyle eyes, but his offense has been a big boost to the team, he’s been a surprisingly reliable LH bat (as well as Moniak) aside from Shohei, all the more glaring since the other LH bat we were all counting on has been struggling mightily (Walsh). He doesn’t look that lost anymore as he did in his early callups.

DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Maybe he just needed to not suck

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

You play for a chance and then it is up to you.

Google “Lou Gehrig”

heavy sigh…..

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

Summary of 5/5/23 game @ Big A against Texas (Anderson vs Dunning):

-Walked off with WP with Neto on third, Rendon at bat.
-Anderson gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings. Neto error leads to Texas run.
-Dunning 0 run with just 2H in 5 innings. He just replaced deGrom on IL.
-Down 1-4 in 8th inning, Rendon, Drury, Wallach and Rengifo string hits to score 3.
-Barria with strong performance to keep close game, 1 run (0 earned) Rendon error->run.
-Estevez with clean 10th inning with 2 SO.

It was a pivotal game that eventually propelled Barria later to starting rotation with Suarez’ “injury”. Overcame two errors and Ward’s miscue losing routine fly ball in twilight.

Keys to Angels win tonight:

-Anderson to keep it close, 5 innings minimum.
-Error free Angels defense.
-Get to Texas bullpen, their kryptonite.

Last edited 10 months ago by Kiyotchan
JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Anderson to “keep it close” will be a big challenge…

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

While I was digging around BBRef about Tyler Anderson:

On 6/15/22, Anderson pitched 8 1/3 innings against Angels, winning his 8th game against no loss. Angels starters included, Duffy, Lagares, K Suzuki, and Velazquez, who was later replaced by Stassi for pinch hit. Angels just managed 3 hits that day.

-This game must have impressed Minasian and may have led him to sign Anderson.
-Our starting lineup last year sucked.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Do I need to point out that Anderson the Dodger is NOT the same guy as Anderson the Angel ??

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I believe, sir, that we are making the same point.

-Tyler Anderson had a great year only because Dodgers had great defense and powerful group of batters, Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger, Trea Turner, and Will Smith, who hit 3 run homer off Detmers in the 1st inning.

-We had Duffy, Lagares, K Suzuki, and Velazquez, who was later replaced by Stassi for pinch hit. Angels just managed 3 hits that day. Pitiful lineup.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Yes, true you did make that point. That said, I don’t take anything away from the 2022 version of Anderson. He clearly had a great year with the Doyers…

In fact, I really liked this aquisition by Perry in the off-season. It looked like a bargain …But we have only seen brief flashes of that Tyler Anderson.

One was the game he pitched in Milwaukee on April 28th. I was at that game sitting about two rows from the field a bit past 3rd Base in the OF.

He actually pitched really well that night ; the problem was that the offense got 10 hits but only 1 single run !! The offense let him down or else it would have been a W. We also got real unlucky with hard hit balls right at people… But overall Tyler has gotten decent run support here…He has just not been consistent.

I am hoping that in the second half of the season we see a version of him that is much closer to last year… And I would not have Thaiss catch him as much or at all… I feel he meshes better with Wallach.

That game he pitched vs the Brewers Wallach was the catcher.

Last edited 10 months ago by JackFrost
Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Garret?

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

He goes by Tyler Anderson, LH MLB pitcher from Las Vegas NV. Make him pee in a cup or DNA to prove it is not the same guy.

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Another game where the offense will likely need to keep it close for Andersuck.

Last edited 10 months ago by Twebur
JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I think this game tonight could be over by the end of the 3rd inning…

And yes, the offense has bailed him out several times already or else he’d have a larger number of losses. The Brewers game I mentioned above was one of the few times they haven’t scored for him …

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago

Will Marcus Stroman profess his undying love of Mike Trout with his 2025 contract talks this time?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

He appears to use his twitter account perhaps to use Cubs fans to pressure Cubs front office in extending his contract by professing his loyalty to Chicago. (Like sleazy conniving Bobby V did to Lotte Mariners of Chiba) I think he is looking for the richest contract he can attain. He did not do very well with Toronto when he went to arbitration and complained on twitter the loss of the case by receiving only $6.5MM instead of requested $6.9MM.

He appears to be a great guy, busy with community service especially for Puerto Rican.

Also noted was 50 game suspension when he tested positive for essentially methamphetamine while in minor league. (Probably did not go well with his New York detective dad.)

He is as short as I am, being 5′ 7″. (It’s not the size, but the motion of the ocean). Will be risky for proneness of injuries.

Will be paid $25 MM this year and next year is $20 MM at player’s option. So, you can consider him as short rental. It will be interesting how many teams besides Angels will inquire of his service before deadline, should he become available.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

The only thing I know about Stroman is Arte totally could have given him that contract. I am also certain that if Arte had offered that exact same contract Stroman would have been powerless to resist coming here. The problem? Arte has no commitmunk to championshit. We could have had this Stroman.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

That would have been downright exhilarating to witness Stroman as Angel pitching against Asstros and Texas, throwing Maddux game either no hitter, or something close to that. I hear Arte does not like to pay starting pitchers because they only show up once every 5 days.

Guest
10 months ago

The SoCal Seraphs scored 16 runs in their three-games set against the Seattle Sailors. How many runs did your favorite Angel actually produce? First a refresher: if Neto hits a single, steals second base, is moved over to third by a Trout ground out, and then scores on an Ohtani sacrifice fly, then Neto produced 0.50 runs, Trout produced 0.25 runs, and Ohtani produced 0.25 runs. Okay, so here is the list:

4.25 Ohtani
2.50 Neto
2.00 Thaiss
1.75 Ward
1.75 Moniak
1.25 Trout
0.75 Rendon
0.75 Drury
0.50 Rengifo
0.50 Renfroe

This is the seventh time this year Ohtani has led the team in Actual Runs Produced. Trout is second having led the team four times. Rengifo led the team last series, but now he and a rusty Renfroe are at the bottom for this series.

And now for the Actual Runs Allowed per Batters Faced year-to-date update. Remember, if Sandoval gives up a single and then is taken out of the game and is relieved by Webb who immediately gives up a two-run HR, Sandoval is charged with allowing 0.25 runs and Webb is charged with allowing 1.75 runs. Also FYI, the number of batters faced this season is in parenthesis.

0.00 Soriano (19)
0.03 Bachman (32)
0.05 Moore (94)
0.06 Estevez (116)
0.09 Barria (154)
0.10 Ohtani (306)
0.10 Devenski (76)
0.10 Joyce (21)
0.11 Sandoval (284)
0.11 Canning (226)
0.11 Weiss (9)
0.12 Detmers (250)
0.12 Wantz (85)
0.12 Webb (39)
0.13 Silseth (84)
0.14 Anderson (262)
0.15 Davidson (115)
0.15 Herget (57)
0.17 Reyes (6)
0.18 Loup (77)
0.19 Suarez (123)

Ohtani and Sandoval started the season out great ARA/BFwise, but they have been slowly dropping down this list as the weeks go by. Canning and Barria on the other hand have been steadily climbing in recent weeks.

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Guest
10 months ago

Zach, what makes you so great? It’s gotta be the shoes, right?

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DowningDude
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10 months ago
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Nice Mars Blackmon reference. 😁

red floyd
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10 months ago
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He uses the force of his muscles to accelerate himself in the vertical plane, thereby achieving a low altitude earth orbit.

red floyd
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10 months ago
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And the socks.

Guest
10 months ago
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Yes, the socks are pretty drip, as the kids say nowadays.

GrandpaBaseball
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10 months ago

How will do you believe that the ANGELS will do in Texas? Put your guess down and then in 4 days will see who was right on:

GrandpaBaseball
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10 months ago

1-3

RexFregosi
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10 months ago

They’ll have some bbq 🍖 and go 4-0 of course

Halo71
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10 months ago
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They should go to Zavala’s in Grand Prairie, best brisket I’ve ever had

DowningDude
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10 months ago

1-3

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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10 months ago

2-2

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Halo71
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10 months ago

2

smithy610
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10 months ago

Split

Kiyotchan
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10 months ago

I pride myself of being different and unique.

1.5-2.5

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angelslogic
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10 months ago

3-1 optimism baby

Brent
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10 months ago

I’m trying to make it to the Thursday game – would just really like them to at least win that one.

Kiyotchan
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10 months ago
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It will be Ohtani vs Eovaldi. It will be a pitching duel on paper, predicting a low scoring game. However, I have a feeling that Angels will win despite Ohtani’s pitching as it occurred during Ohtani vs Castillo last week.

Jealous of you being able to watch the game in person. Perhaps Ohtani finally completes his second cycle of career. Please cheer for Angels win on my behalf, and most of all, enjoy yourself.

2GA2Join
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10 months ago

If we go 4-0, we’re going to the WS baby.
If we go 3-1, I’ll entertain people’s thoughts that we might somehow make the playoffs.
If we go 2-2, I’ll say we probably aren’t making the playoffs, given our remaining strength of schedule and how we’ve played against good opponents so far.
If we go 1-3 or 0-4, the season is over.

Anything less than 4-0 and I’m sticking with my plea that we please trade Ohtani while we can!

 😉 

Kiyotchan
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10 months ago
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According to MLBTR, Dana Brown, GM of Asstros, mentioned his search for left handed big bat after Yordan Alvarez and Michael Brantley went down on IL. How about Valdez and Javier for Shohei, straight up? Then, Angels sign Shohei off season. Gritcho-Sensei’s idea.

red floyd
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10 months ago
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Kiyotchan
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10 months ago
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That is pretty clear enough.

red floyd
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10 months ago
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While I dislike the idea of trading Ohtani, I realize we won’t be able to afford him. I’m mainly objecting to sending him to the Trashstros.

Kiyotchan
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10 months ago
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Knowing how circumspect Shohei is and his genuine love and respect for Angels fanatics, he may choose to go back to Nippon Ham Fighters to play for Tsuyoshi Shinjo. You would tolerate that better than him going to Asstros, Doyers, or MFYankees, right. You might miss him playing in US, but I hear the international broadcast from Japan is pretty good these days and relatively inexpensive. Hell, you might even see Bobby V doing color analysis in Kimono.

WallyChuckChili
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10 months ago
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GS idea?

I believe after the Yanks pulled off Chapman, that idea has been tossed up ever since. Even with Trout

Kiyotchan
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10 months ago

If I recall correctly, that is the one that involved Cub’s #1 prospect Gleyber Torres. Cubs won their WS ring, and MFYankees got Chapman back after the season. I guess we better reacquire Tepera and convert him and Loupie to starters for immediate tanking. Wait. Cubs won WS, but MFYankees have not made World Series for how long? OK, I take it back.

WallyChuckChili
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10 months ago
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Yes that would be the moment that trading your star player for prospects and re-signing him in the offseason started to be mainstream.

Brent
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10 months ago

Who’s the long hair red-head staffer in the dugout?

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10 months ago
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The John Lennon looking dude with the long hair and round glasses is the new trainer who comes onto the field to check on players when they get hurt. Don’t know what his name is though.

GrandpaBaseball
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10 months ago
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“Red” 🔴 

red floyd
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10 months ago

Nope. Not me.

Twebur
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10 months ago
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Weird Al Yankovic

PedroCerrano
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10 months ago
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Funny, I asked my wife when they Angels had hired Weird Al a few days ago.

Twebur
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10 months ago
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With Phillips down in AAA, looks like Weird Al has become the unofficial Hat Monger. And of course a spy for Arte.

FungoAle
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10 months ago
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Eric Kay’s fill-in

Rallymanatee
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10 months ago
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He’s a trainer. I’ve seen him come out and check on players.

GrandpaBaseball
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10 months ago

Last night I was delusional saying that we would split the series with Texas, I now feel that if we get one, we will be doing good. But the fact that Trout has said for years he wants to make the playoffs and same for Shohei, now is the time to put up or shut up. Go Angels!

Guest
10 months ago

Here is where the AL Rookie of the Year Race currently stands, as ranked by what is it good for B-Ref WAR:

1.9 Josh Jung TEX
1.9 Ryan Noda OAK
1.8 Zach Neto LAA
1.2 Will Brennan CLE
1.2 Gunnar Henderson BAL
1.1 Jose Caballero SEA
1.1 Maikel Garcia KCR
1.0 Anthony Volpe NYY
0.7 Masataka Yoshida BOS
0.7 Royce Lewis MIN
0.7 Yainer Diaz HOU

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GrandpaBaseball
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10 months ago
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A little surprised that Jung is not higher up in WAR. Zach may lead the race by the end.

red floyd
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10 months ago

Are you saying that Neto is the archetype?

RexFregosi
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10 months ago
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Volpe is NYY that’s worth 2.0 WAR right there.

Tracking the Vegas odds for ROY is interesting too

55yearsangelsfan
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10 months ago

Why isn’t Jorge Ruiz on our top prospect list? He’s an 18 year old center fielder at inland empire hitting .324/.417/.884.

Guest
10 months ago

The Foundation Building Materials’ keystone of the game for the Angels tonight against the first place Texas Senator-Rangers is the 1982 hit song “Heat of the Moment” by Asia.

The Angels are without O’Hoppe, Quijada, Moore, Joyce, and a fully functioning Jared Walsh. That is a lot of firepower MIA, yet the Angels still managed to throw down and take a series from their division rivals the Seattle Mariners. Now they move on to a bigger challenge and attempt to tackle the division leading Rangers.

Trout, Ohtani, Rendon, and the rest of the Angels, this is the heat of the moment —

You can concern yourself with bigger things
You can catch a pearl and ride the dragon’s wings

https://youtu.be/lCALGlGuVUA

PedroCerrano
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10 months ago
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I worked at a Pizza Hut in college doing prep in the mornings and that was one of four songs on constant auto play on the jukebox. Accordingly that song and Material Girl are not on top 10,000. Can’t remember the other two but if they come on the radio I’ll hate them too.

Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago
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like that Michael McDonald thing in that movie

red floyd
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10 months ago
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That’s the Halos, all right. “I never meant to be so bad to you”