It Brings Me Far More Relief Than it Probably Should to Give You a 5-2 Victory Postgame

Despite Luis Rengifo’s valiant effort, he could not bring the Kansas City Royals a dubski on Father’s Day. Between his pitch clock violation strikeout, getting hit on the basepaths, getting caught stealing, and just otherwise sabotaging the red team, the Angels just hit too many home runs and used too few crappy relievers. I hope KC remembers him fondly when he heads back to California.

Jokes aside, the team bounced back from probably their most disgraceful loss in recent memory to give us what was objectively about as good of a road trip as anyone hoped. Most importantly, Mike Trout expanded on his progress from yesterday with two extra base hits and Jared Walsh finally showed some of his nigh-forgotten power.

Of course, Ohtani did his thing too, and this is what everyone really tunes in for at this point, win or lose.

On the pitching side, Tyler Anderson continued to pitch adequately enough to procure a W. His numbers just look absolutely awful, but that record screams, “If it ain’t broke…” Jaime Barria also looked as good as he ever has, and I’m happier than others to see back end starters come in for several innings halfway rather than use 5 relievers in one game.

The Angels take the series and I’m very optimistic again, because I’m 6 days away from the next Saturday game.

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago

My, my, my I really loved looking at the standings in the AL West.

Who dat in second place and currently in a WC spot?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago

Now, keep the Dodgers Blue for the next two games.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

This is an excerpt of Rhett Bollinger’s article on MLB.com written on 6/16.
https://www.mlb.com/news/shohei-ohtani-elevating-game-at-right-time

The Angels have also been mapping out Shohei’s day on the mound to make sure he’s fresh for the second half, but he’ll pitch on his sixth day, as scheduled, on Wednesday against the Dodgers. Right-hander Jaime Barria will start the series opener against the Dodgers on Tuesday, which means lefty Reid Detmers will take the mound against the Rockies next Friday on eight days of rest.

Nevin changed his mind sometime between two days ago and today. Yesterday’s demoralizing defeat had something to do with it in my opinion, and he probably thought that Barria would be better used today. And he was right. Kudo to Nevin.

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Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

As much as I like Barra as the 6th starter I also like him more as a multi inning bullpen guy. he was really the unsung hero today he gave us 2 stellar innings a shutdown any chance of the young Royals of coming back.

I wish we had him available for the Saturday Matinee. it would have been game over .

If only Tucky D was the left handed version of him. That coupled with the return of a healthy Moore we would be unstoppable Bullpen.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

If we couldn’t/can’t trust Davidson to come in some of these situations, why is he on the roster?

tanana40
Super Member
10 months ago

It seems like he is on the roster because he is out of options and the Angels think that they would lose him if they DFA’d him. Perry must see things in Tucky that I don’t see.

Twebur
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10 months ago

https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1670551644688338946?s=20

Those standings! Would you look at that! Look at that, It looks glorious! Indescribably beautiful! It looks like the Fourth of July!
https://youtu.be/F-Vz67p5kLQ?t=202

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

So what he’s saying is TJS will be scheduled for the week after next.

TrAdition!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago

Nice, to take the series and keep moving forward.

Go Halos!!

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 months ago

Just watched Trout’s HR…that swing is back!!!

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago

Just in time for the Doyers to eat it.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago

The skanks were swept in a double header by the Chowds so now they are tied with the Cheaters one game behind us.

Time to put our foot on the gas while Judge & Alvarez are still on the mend.

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Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Judge and Alvarez………just wait till we get back Neto. 😐

red floyd
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10 months ago

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Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

Don’t know if Angels players had to hurry to catch a flight back to Anaheim, but it appears that Japanese media got at least 3 questions in.

Q:You hit 2 run homerun to take a lead in the 5th inning.

A:I am simply glad that I was able to come through in a good scoring situation. After the count became unfavorable, I was just thinking about advancing the runner on 2nd with no out, so I was aiming to contact and happened to hit a homer.

Q:You have not done well against Greinke in the past.

A:He is really an intelligent pitcher with consistently sound strategy. I am glad that I was able to hit a home run against a pitcher I had problems with.

Q:You mentioned yesterday after #150 in MLB career that you would attempt to hit #151 today, and you realized it.

A:I hope to accumulate on my homerun number by taking one game at a time.

WallyChuckChili
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10 months ago

In other good news today, Giants swept the dodgers!

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red floyd
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10 months ago

For those who have to deal with Doyers fans, you may point out that we are a full game ahead of the Doyers.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

not in the loss column.

tommyshalo
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Go on and lead us to the promised lands!!
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WallyChuckChili
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10 months ago
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max
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max
10 months ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

RIP Rory

MikeSalmon
Super Member
10 months ago

It’s been going on for a long time, but I look at Ohtani leaving like I’d look at the date circled on my calendar for major surgery. I don’t want that day to come, but it will come, and it will be very unpleasant. I wouldn’t miss my gall bladder, but I will miss Sho. To put it mildly.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

At this pace Angels are accumulating wins, I would say the chance of Shohei being traded on or before the deadline is pretty close to zero. Which means your operation will be postponed till off season. Sorry that you have to retain your gallbladder with fat free diet and pain medication a while longer.

All jokes aside, Jeff Fletcher of OC Register mentioned on recent podcast with Four Territory that Angels have 30% of re-signing Shohei with 40% for Doyers and 30% for remaining MLB clubs. He pointed two advantages that Angels have over other teams.

  1. Shohei is a routine oriented guy. He would love to continue the routine with Angels.
  2. Shohei is not uncertain that other teams would honor his request for privacy that Angels have strictly maintained to a tee.

I don’t know how political Shohei is regarding LGBTQ issue, but the recent furor over  🌈  game in Chavez Ravine did not make the Doyers look good in the two-way guy’s eyes.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I think the better we do this season, the more likely we retain Ohtani. If we can win in Anaheim, and he gets paid, he doesn’t seem like the player to move just for the sake of it.

DowningDude
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10 months ago

I don’t think he drinks Sake

tanana40
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

With the Angels now in contention, I think the odds of Ohtani re-signing have gone up. He seems to like his teammates and is “one of the guys.” We will see.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

Perhaps it is a respect thing to my evil twin bro GhostGuest, but Japanese newspaper in their sports section called the last 7 days of Shohei as Ghastly Week.
Batting Average 0.435, 6 home runs, 12 RBI

As Gubi would say, by the way, he was the winning pitcher Thursday against Texas ace Eovaldi.

Definite weekly AL MVP, probable June AL MVP, -400 odds for season AL MVP.

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Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago

Only 7 more games before the season is half over. It goes quicker and quicker every year, so it seems

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago

so if we go 4-3 in those 7 that would project us to a 90 win season.  😀 

WallyChuckChili
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10 months ago

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Fansince1971
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10 months ago

Love getting a win on Dad’s Day!!

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

We have a pitcher name Love?

DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

And it’s all we need

rosstrade
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Happy Father’s Day to all the Halo faithful dads out there.

Nice victory today to help make Dad’s Day especially great…

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  rosstrade

With an Anderson starting today, was not that certain of the outcome but good teams do enough to win

steelgolf
Super Member
10 months ago

A much need win!!! Now, can we jettison Rengifo? Please?

matthiasstephan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

I don’t see him going anywhere with Rendon and Urshela out. Even a Fletch move would be for Stefanic.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago

So about the only way squid can get a hit is to hit one of our baserunners with a routine ground ball?

Thats not encouraging.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

He needs to aim at umpires on the field next time.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Not sure thats a good idea. With his luck it would probably bounce off them right to the first baseman glove.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

When any batted ball hit an umpire first on the field in fair territory, it is declared dead ball immediately and the batter runner given a base hit. Other runners do not advance unless forced. Baseball umpire 101.

Twebur
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10 months ago
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