Who Likes Runs? Postgame

OK. Let’s see how Griffin Canning did today. Let’s see how David Fletcher did today. Let’s see how the Angels did in general today. Well there are a lot of effin’ videos. I guess this game was OK.

Fletcher did deliver a two run single in the second inning. 2-1 Angels.

Taylor Ward grounded into a double play and Shohei Ohtani struck out.

In the third, Mike Trout homered, Brandon Drury homered, and Matt Thaiss Homered all in a row. 5-0 Angels at this point. This is more like the usual way the Angels score their runs. I’ll take the small ball runs earlier provided by Fletcher, though.

Hunter Renfroe walked and Mickey Moniak singled with an Eduardo Escobar ground out in between. Taylor Ward Singled to make it 6-0 Angels.

Shohei Ohtani also had an RBI single. 7-0 Angels.

Brandon Drury singled to score both Taylor Ward and Shohei Ohtani. 9-0 Angels.

Now Matt Thaiss walked and Hunter Renfroe doubled to the right side to drive in three more. 12-0 Angels if you’re keeping score.

Eduardo Escobar also singled to drive in a run. 13-0 Angels.

Mickey Moniak hit the fourth homer of the inning to make it 15-0 Angels. Just your typical Angels third inning. David Fletcher grounded out to end the festivities.

While Exequiel Tovar tripled, the Rockies were not able to score any runs in reply to the Angels offensive explosion.

Taylor Ward singled and Mike Trout singled in the fourth. Brandon Drury hit an RBI single to make it 16-0.

Matt Thaiss made it 17-0 with an RBI single.

Hunter Renfroe doubled again to make it 18-0.

Mickey Moniak then doubled to make it 20-0 Angels.

David Fletcher hit a three run homer to make it 23-0. Dude!

Shohei Ohtani made an out (strikeout) to end the scoring fest in the fourth.

Two Rockies grounded out and Randal Grichuk struck out to bring the Angels back up again in the fifth inning.

While Squid and Drury made outs to start the fifth inning, Matt Thaiss got another hit. Hunter Renfroe also singled to send Thaiss to second. A wild pitch advanced Thaiss to third and Renfroe to second. Eduardo Escobar then hit a fly ball out to end the inning.

Andrew Velazquez is now your center fielder. Mike Trout got the rest of the day off. Padlo and Rengifo also came in as “defensive replacements.” The Rockies failed to score in the fifth.

In the top of the sixth inning Mickey Moniak doubled and David Fletcher singled to put men at first and third with no outs. Taylor Ward grounded into a force out to score Moniak. 24-0 Angels.

A wild pitch sent Taylor Ward to second and Shohei Ohtani grounded out to send Ward to third. Andrew Velazquez struck out to end the inning. The Rockies went three up three down.

Now the Rockies brought in Karl Kauffmann to pitch instead of Noah Davis. Bummer. Luis Rengifo walked. Matt Thaiss grounded into a force out. Huntre Renfroe singled to send Matt Thaiss to second. Kevin Padlo grounded into a double play.

Kolton Ingram replaced Griffin Canning on the mound. Nolan Jones lined out and Randal Grichuk singled on a grounder to left. Harold Castro flied out. Elehuris Montero struck out.

Mickey Moniak doubled to center in the top of the eighth inning. David Fletcher singled to drive Moniak to third. Taylor Ward grounded into a force out to score Moniak. 25-0 Angels.

Shohei Ohtani grounded into a double play to end the Angels half of the eighth inning. Brenton Doyle came up for the Rockies and homered to make it 25-1 Angels. Kolton Ingram struck out a couple of guys and then Coco Montes doubled to left. Jorge Alfaro grounded out to end the threat.

In the ninth, Andrew Velazquez lined out to center. Luis Rengifo flied out to left. Matt Thaiss flied out to center. Tucker Davidson came in for the non-save. Nolan Jones struck out swinging. Randal Grichuk flied out to short. Harold Castro struck out swinging to end the game.

The Angels won this one overwhelmingly. So much for the Saturday curse!

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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red floyd
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3 months ago

I just want to know if the double-blitz was called in the 3rd

Kiyotchan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

With my at least fail three times per day memory system, yes.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

No, but we made up for the mixed extra point, with a safety on defense.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Yes it was. Lana was on it.

PedroCerrano
Super Member
3 months ago

Canning with the Stash reminds me of Mike Witt

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

without the hammer of course.

halofansince1978
Super Member
3 months ago

Skanks losing.

Toronto winning.

Cheaters ESPN 5pm.

Halo71
Trusted Member
3 months ago

The Angels scored too many runs last night. You only get a certain amount per year

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Halo71

This is the concern, right?

A loss today would really suck.

Let’s win and avoid such talk.

smithy610
Super Member
3 months ago

Happy to see Moniak getting a chance against LHPs

Last edited 3 months ago by smithy610
BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Same here. This is a good opportunity to not only keep the hot hand(s) in the lineup, but it allows Moniak to face LHP and if he can pass this test, we really have something….

Kiyotchan
Super Member
3 months ago

I guess Nevin was not too pleased that we could not hold shut out, missing the modern day record of 25-0 game.
https://twitter.com/LAAngelsPR/status/1673012480661147648

Last edited 3 months ago by Kiyotchan
angelslogic
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Good riddance of IngraTE.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

This is actually very bad news. Since it means Moore had a setback . We really needed him to stabilize the 7th and/or 8th inning. With Devo struggling and our lack of viable high leverage LHP, this also means way more Poup in our lives then we need to be subjected to.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Second degree abdominal muscle strain usually requiring 6-8 weeks and his last outing being on May 23, I thought it was little too premature for Angels to have him start throwing. As I posted earlier, I don’t expect him to be back before ASG. And you are correct in us suffering Loupie scary moments for a while longer.

Twebur
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Did Moore have a setback?

Moore of the same with our medical staff assholes not handling an injury properly? Really? Wow, I’m surprised.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Well I’m reading between the lines based upon what Moore said

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

No shit, I’m still pissed about giving up a run. I remember once watching the Dodgers smoke the Padres 19-0. The zero just makes it feel much more of a smoke job.

Twebur
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I’m more pissed at Devenskrubi for giving us no chance to win on Friday.

I sure hope Phillip is adjusting his BP rankings with that guy.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Devenski did not biff the force out at second that could have been an inning ending double play ( or the ground ball out that our third baseman did face plant right next to as the ball rolled into left field a play earlier)

I suspect thats one reason why neither players been in the starting line up the last 2 days

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Interesting I guess when you score 25 runs your dont Fool with the lineup despite who’s pitching. ( Except for the catcher of course)

Thats old school baseball right there.

angelslogic
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Perfect.

Brent
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3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Moose has to get a PH in the final inning or two, right? A fan sendoff…

Twebur
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3 months ago

06/25/23Los Angeles Angels recalled RHP Andrew Wantz from Salt Lake Bees.

06/25/23Los Angeles Angels optioned LHP Kolton Ingram to Salt Lake Bees.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur
BannedInLA
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3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

We have our Wantz & needs, but what we really need is Moore Neto.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Happy 1 week belated Daddy’s day! I guess it is perfectly ok to make every Sunday Daddy’s day (except, course, Mother’s Day).

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I will forever think of Morrissey when I contemplate Sunday’s…

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d0LeL9BUPtA

Twebur
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3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

I just hope after yesterday, every Saturday won’t be like the past Saturdays.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Meat is murder?

But I like ballpark hot dogs.

Last edited 3 months ago by Cowboy26
Twebur
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

And cheese 😀. Don’t seeds and berries have feeling too? Get rid of baseball gloves and balls because of leather!

Get rid of everything, just wait until October baseball is finished, I want to see us in the playoffs one more time.

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DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Well played

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I have the skillz
of a broken clock.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago

Perry has provided Phil with plenty of cards to mix & match and it’s up to Phil to deal said cards effectively. I’d assume that the hot hand is going to largely dictate who (whom?) plays.

And we have Moore,
Rendon & Neto on the cusp.

Good times.

Twebur
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Who’s bags are being packed? Rengafo, Squid? We need Squid at SS, even though he’s not playing good defense there right now. Are they actually going to go with one less pitcher? Part ways with the seldom used Tucker? Send down Ingram?

Moore will be back soon (hopefully), wait until till then to get rid of the pitcher?

Thinking Rengafo is on the move, and they will try to trade him. Maybe Moose will need to wait a day or two unless they get rid of a pitcher.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Not even the state department can save Rengifo from his impending doom when Rendon and Neto return.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Without knowing what MRI exactly showed on Neto the day after his oblique strain, I am not 100% sure, but it is probably safe to assume that he will not be back until after ASG and more likely toward the end of next month, seeing how careful Angels have been with Moore, who I think will be also held until after ASG break. I anticipate Rendon will be the first one to be back, likely this upcoming week.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Dont hold your breath. Sounds like wrist TJS is imminent if I ever heard it.

https://twitter.com/RhettBollinger/status/1673023315861209089

Twebur
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Code for our medical staff blows, can’t diagnose properly, disregard our comments a week ago that he’d play last Tuesday.

Clueless. Embarrassing. trAdition

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The rotten fish that is Rendon’s wrist contusion is beginning to wreak – Props to Perry for reacting with effectiveness by acquiring 2 vets
to prop up both IF
corners.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Davidson is occupying a spot while being perhaps the worst player on the 26 man roster. I could see him going.

Rengifo still might get the nod over Squid, but injuries can & will happen and that tends
to guide decision making.

Last edited 3 months ago by BannedInLA
FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Perry will wait for some injury rash to hit some team and move Rengifo for some minor pieces or toss him in with others for a larger nugget. That’s my take.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Man…would I love one more card, the Ace of Clubs….Corbin Burnes.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Yeah man, THAT would be the Angels putting their junk on the table and announcing that they’re making a
Come Hell Or Highwater play. Sign me up, life is short and sports are supposed to be a fun distraction.

smithy610
Super Member
3 months ago

At least the Rockies found some humor in the situation:

https://twitter.com/Rockies/status/1672818944678457344

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago

Was really hoping the modern day record of most runs scored by 1 team in a game would have been broken. 23 runs after 4 innings, thought there was a great shot, especially in Coors. Team record is ok but wanted history. Once Phil started to dump his bench, I suspected the opportunity was gone..

Kiyotchan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

We got another chance today, sir!

red floyd
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Could have let Davis pitch the 9th to record a save… (one was recorded many years ago in the Texas 30-3 blowout).

grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Fun stat: Halos went from +18 to +42 win differential in one evening, leaping over the Astros, Twins, Orioles and Yankees to have the third-best +/- in the AL.

angelsown3417
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Lineup prediction:

Ward LF
Trout CF
Ohtani DH
Drury 2b
Renfroe 1b
Moniak RF
Moose 3b
Wallach C
Fletcher SS

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

Escobar has got to play. He’ll push Moniak or Moose to the bench.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I will also bite. I don’t think Moniak will start with lefty from Rockies. Without knowing how good Moose is at 1B,

Ward LF
Ohtani DH
Trout CF
Drury 2B
Renfroe RF
Escobar 3B
Moose 1B
Wallach C
Fletch SS

Let’s make a bunch of new records today, Angels!

Last edited 3 months ago by Kiyotchan
Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I dont Moustakas will start with a lefty on the bump. And Velaquez dating back to last year has been hitting Lefties pretty solid.

With Tyler Anderson on the mound you’re going to want your best defense out there.

Plus I suspect Mous is pretty tired from the jet lag.

Last edited 3 months ago by Cowboy26
angelsown3417
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yep, moose not starting. Escobar at 3b today.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  angelsown3417

I believe this is the first time Moniak is starting against lefty. Could be second time, but I am too GA to check this morning.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

We gave Walsh plenty of ABs to prove he is not just a platoon split, failed. Moniak needs a 200-300 ABs against lefties so we can find out if he is tapping into his No. 1 draft selection powers. His MILB history indicates he might be challenged.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

You nailed it.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
3 months ago

Don’t know why, but my phone this morning was displaying WBC Columbia vs Mexico game which took place just before this season started. Urshela was a starting 3B for Columbia, flashing good leather. I don’t know if playing in WBC added more stress on the Columbian, but Rendon’s frequent and prolonged IL did not help, either, leading to his eventual unfortunately season ending injury.

However, just like Thaiss and Wallach’s unexpected performance alleviated the pain from loss of O’Hoppe, the combination of Escobar and Fletch yesterday was a sensational success to produce another psychological analgesics for Urshela’s absence. Hopefully, the medicine’s effectiveness will last long enough to have Moore, Neto, and Rendon to be back healthy.

Fansince1971
Legend
3 months ago

Moniak 5-5. Fletcher 4-6. Renfroe 5-5. Those are big nights!!

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Trout 3-3 with a walk.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Pretty funny to be switching dugouts in a series. I like the Moustakas move. Small – but needed right now.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago

Switching dugouts has happened before, plenty of times but rare. Always brings me back to the day Joel Youngblood in 1982 got a hit for 2-different teams, Mets and Expos, in the same day after being traded. A record never to be be broken.

Last edited 3 months ago by FungoAle
Kiyotchan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I also remember Ichiro being traded to Yankees when they were playing against Seattle in 2012. My jaw just dropped when I learned the trade.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Ichiro…one of my all timers. They guy is a stud.

Twebur
Legend
3 months ago

3 pitchers gone in the last 2 days. Overpaying for a Moose? Will this make the Donkey sad or happy?

https://twitter.com/TaylorBlakeWard/status/1672830175602671618?s=20

grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Hopefully not another Kyle Bradish or Clevinger. We’ve had a few too many of those…

tanana40
Super Member
3 months ago

That was fun. But a win is a win. Now we have to take the series today.

halofansince1978
Super Member
3 months ago

Okay, now that we have TOO MANY infielders…time to trade for some pitching!!!

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 months ago

Good to see Canning get a little run support.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Indeed. He has been pitching well, but would love his pitch count to come down so he can do deeper into games (Sandy too).

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Believe it or not Canning’s ERA is now under 4.00. After last night’s win he is sitting right at 3.99. Nice.

Quite a progression for him — let’s hope he keeps the progression up. He’s beginning to look like he could be a legit Number 3 starter.

Last edited 3 months ago by JackFrost
matthiasstephan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Yes, and since we have (for now) Ohtani, Sandoval and Detmers, we only ‘need’ him to be a 4.

I still want to get another starter (or two) to displace Anderson and Davidson, and leaving Barria to be long-relief out of the pen. Wishful thinking?

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago

Agree with the addition… Sandy has been disappointing and not near a real Number 2 starter. I’d like to see us add a guy who could be considered a high 3 if not a lower end number 2 starter..

Kiyotchan
Super Member
3 months ago

Looking ahead to projected starters for White Sox series being Detmers/Ohtani/Barria/Sandoval. If they keep 6 man rotation, then Canning/Anderson/Detmers for Arizona series, Ohtani/Barria/Sandoval for Padres series, Canning/Anderson for Doyers. Because of All Star break, Nevin can consider conversion to 5 man rotation, skipping Barria for Padres series->Ohtani/Sandoval/Canning. July 6 being off day, Detmers/Ohtani (or Anderson/Detmers) for Doyers is still possible. I would love to see both Detmers and Ohtani to have opportunities to avenge their recent losses to Doyers despite pitching gems.