Sandy is Dandy in Angels 3-1 Win

My dad always told me to be afraid of a team on a losing streak. Eventually they are due to get some breaks and win. So I went into today with trepidation because the Royals had lost 9 in a row.

Brandon Drury put the Angels up 1-0 in the top of the first but more scoring was prevented by a strike out/throw out double play to end the inning.

The Angels ran themselves out of another rally in the third when Mickey Moniak got caught stealing third fir the second out. Trout K’d on the next pitch.

Things moved quickly for a couple innings as both Patrick Sandoval and Royals hurler Brady Singer put up efficient zeroes. This was big fir Sandoval, who had a 6.08 ERA in his 5 previous starts, all Angels losses.

That changed in the top of the sixth when Drury drove in Mike Trout to push the lead to 2-0.

The Halos left runners on the corners after the Royals went to the bullpen. Walsh struck out and Rengifo grounded out.

Royals relievers have been pretty bad this year and a second call to the bullpen led to a run in top of the 7th. A bases loaded walk to Matt Thaiss put the Angels up 3-0. However, that was all they got.

Sandoval went seven scoreless innings punctuated by striking out the side in the bottom of the seventh. That was huge for both Sandoval and a bullpen that was taxed heavily in Arlington.

Sam Bachman was all the bullpen the Angels needed. He pitched scoreless 8th and 9th innings to preserve the 3-0 win.

Light up the halo!

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Pineapple12
Super Member
10 months ago

Angels are 40-32 !!!!!

5 losses back of the division
6 losses back of WC1
1 loss back of WC2
1 loss back of WC3

6-17 Rooting Guide

Angels > Royals
Cubs > Orioles
Blue Jays > Rangers
Reds > Astros
White Sox > Mariners
Red Sox > Yankees

Let’s keep it rolling !!

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
10 months ago

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Twebur
Legend
10 months ago

6-14 – 2002.
June 4 – 2023.

tanana40
 12 days ago

June 4, the day the season turned around.  😀

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JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

As we speak :

Angels : 40 Wins
Dodgers : 39 Wins

A beautiful thing …

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago

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Twebur
Legend
10 months ago

Shufflebot eve.

Here is one of his backup dancers “Green Gumby Kid” for your entertainment.

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Charles Sutton
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Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Carlitos Danger.

2GA2Join
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

The scary thing is that we know kids pick things up by seeing others’ behavior…

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

He didn’t just make that up on the spot.

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago

Yay☆ double the pleasure with double mint gum!

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

Mr. Angelslogic mentioned David MacKinnon, who now plays for Seibu Lions. Read news about him in Japanese paper.
https://twitter.com/Patrick_ONeal/status/1668951447663419392

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Patty O stalking! Classic!

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Big Dave hitting a robust 0.237 over there. Let’s hope he is enjoying the nightlife at least. Nothing better. I’ve been to that park a couple of times, dome, synthetic grass…nothing special but crowd is always entertaining.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Patty O’ probably frightening the Japanese people with his unmodulated PxP

angelsown3417
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Nice win tonight! Sandy was dealing.

Pretty happy I get to take my son to his first Angels game tomorrow. It will also be the first time I’ve seen the Angels play live in about five years. Extra exciting as the Angels are playing so well right now.

steelgolf
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

Enjoy the game. Always a special moment when you take your son to the game.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

Jealous of and happy for you to take your son to Angels game. Went to Kauffman Stadium several times when I lived in Omaha. Hoping for good weather and Troutani homerun.

angelsown3417
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Good point about the weather. Looks like a little rain in the forecast!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago

Weeeeeeeeee! Worstest 40/32 team evah! Concerns! Them reds beat the Asstros! The Sux beat the Yanks! The Poo Jays beat the StRangers! Good Sandoval came and gave the pen a rest! !Rendon! has the sexiest most charismatic swollen wrist in the history of wrists! Fancy Ketchup for everyone!

I wonder if Fletch can come back strong and fired up and give us a boost while some guys are hurt?

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tommyshalo
Trusted Member
10 months ago

DANDY!!

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JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

Lol. That is the most uncoordinated layup I’ve ever seen.

Did Shohei dunk ?

tommyshalo
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Maybe double clutching?

It is said that Shohei can dunk, but considering that we haven’t seen it in the headlines of mlb.com or Japanese media sites, he hasn’t done it in front of the public yet.

DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

😅

red floyd
Legend
10 months ago

Phil decided to Let It Ride, and we saw Bachman Taking Care of Business!

red floyd
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10 months ago

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GrandpaBaseball
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10 months ago

We are continuing the ROLL, it is nice to be in the hunt this year.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 months ago

Zero games behind for WC2 and WC3. On pace to win 90

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

I like 90.

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Ninety is mighty finety

red floyd
Legend
10 months ago

Trashstros and MFY ahead on percentage points only.

WallyChuckChili
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10 months ago

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tanana40
Super Member
10 months ago

Not very exciting but a 3-0 win is a 3-0 win!!!

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

Probably should have won by at least 5 runs, but it is important to win over these beatable teams. Let’s do this again tomorrow.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

A win is a win.

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Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

You gotta admit you appreciated Red Sux with emphatic win over MFYankees.  😉 

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JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

A win is a win.

If it were soccer in tournament play where you have aggregate scores that is a different matter …

I was rooting for Japanese National Team in World Cup btw ..

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Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Still have the matches against Germany and Spain on DVR for my viewing pleasure. Almost made it to Elite 8, but lost in PK shootings vs Croatia. They are up and coming team, now aiming for the next World Cup, probably like the Angels this seasonwith many talented youngsters. Unfortunately no Messi or Ronaldo equivalent, though. Shohei could have played goalie and forward.

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JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

They played fantastic football — a true team ! Seeing the videos of the celebrations in Tokyo was so cool, especially the flood of people pouring into Shibuya Crossing after the Germany win !

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red floyd
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10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

USA vs. Canada in the CONCACAF Nations League final on Sunday.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Even my appreciation was pretty emphatic

matthiasstephan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

They are all beatable teams! Let’s go! *see the Texas series

red floyd
Legend
10 months ago

We finish up the Royals, then we’ve got the Doyers at home followed by @Rox, v. Chisox, v. DBacks

That’s 14 games. I’d like to see 9-5.

Last edited 10 months ago by red floyd
steelgolf
Super Member
10 months ago

Win, win, win!!!