Bummer To Be Bummer; Angels Win 2-1 on 9th Inning Wild Pitch

The Angels returned from their short road trip to Colorado to face the White Sox. It turned out to become a pitching duel between Chicago’s Dylan Cease and Halos pitcher Reid Detmers.

The first hitter of the game, Andrew Benintendi pop fouled toward the Angels dugout but Rengifo lunged over the railing to make a nice catch for the first out of the game.

However, Luis Robert got the Sox out to an early lead by way of a solo home run in the first inning.

From there, it was pretty much nothing but outs until the 4th inning when Shohei said sayonara to an inside pitch for a looooooong 446 ft solo home run, and we’re tied 1-1.

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After that both pitchers put on a clinic with Detmers slightly besting Cease by pitching 7 innings of 2-hit 1 run ball with 10 K’s. Cease pitched into the 7th but gave up back to back singles, including Mike Moustakas’ first Angels hit, before giving way to ex-Dodger Joe Kelly. The inning ended with a thud when Ward struck out and Thaiss grounded into a double play. Cease’s final line was 6 innings with 5 hits and 1-run allowed. He matched Detmers with 10 strikeouts.

Jacob Webb pitched a hitless top of the 8th inning but Reynaldo Lopez matched him in the bottom of the 8th. Carlos Estevez followed up with a scoreless top of the 9th to set the stage for the heart of the Angels order.

Mike Trout led off with a walk, after which the ChiSox removed Lopez and brought in Aaron Bummer to face Shohei, who also walked. Drury struck out, but during his at-bat Shohei and Trout attempted a double steal, but the pitch was wild anyway. That brought up Moustakas to be the hero in his first game as an Angel, but he didn’t need to be thanks to Bummer throwing another wild pitch that only got away from the catcher a bit. Trout was ready to run and scored easily. Angels win! 2-1. Bummer for Bummer!

BUMMER

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Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago

Japanese Newspaper Sports Section Headline:
大谷翔平、ダブルスチールで劇的サヨナラ演出 特大26号でHR&打点の2冠…貯金「6」
Shohei Produce Dramatic Walkoff by Double Steal, Gigantic #26 Homerun and RBI Leader in Al, Team Now 6 Over 0.500

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DowningDude
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Leader in AI? Nice.

Kiyotchan
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9 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

*AL

Marcotor
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

haha, yes Shohei won the game all by himself. Ya gotta love the hyperbole.

Last edited 9 months ago by Marcotor
Troutstrikeout
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9 months ago
Reply to  Marcotor

He did produce the only offense

Cowboy26
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9 months ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Yes the death ray emanating from Shohei’s eyes caused the wild pitch.

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago

Trout and the entire offense sans one beautiful swing of the bat by Shohei were neutralized so stealing a win at the end is awesome.

Really nice to see the double steal in the 9th. Trout still has the wheels to nab 20 a year, but that’s a different topic.

Law of averages would suggest that we’re due for a breakout game tomorrow….

Last edited 9 months ago by BannedInLA
Angelz4ever
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9 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

IDC if we won by four consecutive HBPs.

Go Halos!!

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
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9 months ago

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smithy610
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9 months ago

I hope we don’t have anymore (hip) casualties:

Jeff Fletcher

Nevin said Moniak’s hip has been bothering him since he tripped in Colorado. Nevin said he took him out because he’s not currently moving as well defensively, and he didn’t think he’d get to bat again.

Although Nevin said as long as they dont find anything or Mickey complains, he will play tomorrow.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

He was trying for a triple to complete the cycle in Saturday’s game and tripped after footing the first base. Perhaps he needs to hire an instructor in hip hop dance.

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Twebur
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9 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Send him to the Free Clinic, or a find a RiteAid that has a health clinic….anywhere but our medical staff. I’d send him to Petco before them

Hip dysplasia…..the new Tommy John.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Gluteus maximus strain. Geez I don’t like the sound of it.

red floyd
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Don’t get butt hurt over it 😁

Last edited 9 months ago by red floyd
max
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max
9 months ago

Detmers: Last 4 starts, 25.2 IP, 3 ER. So nice! (1.05 ERA) Has he turned a second corner?

Twebur
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9 months ago
Reply to  max

Ace of Spades.. he’s becoming bad ass.

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BannedInLA
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9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

He should walk out to Motorhead’s “Ace Of Spades” – that would be sweet.

Kiyotchan
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9 months ago
Reply to  max

Don’t know who has been calling Detmers pitches, but wanted to give some credit to Thaiss, who has improved as catcher every game he has caught. He has blocked pitches that hit the ground well and has not interfered with batter’s swings.

angelsown3417
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9 months ago
Reply to  max

I think slowing down his slider has been the key. Gives it more bite.

Fansince1971
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9 months ago

Nice win. Good teams win these games.

BruinsAngelsKings
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9 months ago

Detmers really only threw one bad pitch. The home plate umpire SUCKED! MAJORLY! It’s not often when you see Trout complain about called strikes and he was right, that pitch was 2 balls of the plate.

Marcotor
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9 months ago

Ah, the International Umpire Conspiracy to Only Screw the Angels rears it’s head.

red floyd
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9 months ago
Reply to  Marcotor

That’s Rule 303.c.(1)

FungoAle
Super Member
9 months ago

A good win tonight, Halos. We beat the best pitcher, Reid straight up outdueled him. #Stud

smithy610
Super Member
9 months ago

Ugly win but a win is a win

max
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max
9 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Not really ugly on our side, tho

steelgolf
Super Member
9 months ago

Nice 9th inning to get the win.

WallyChuckChili
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9 months ago

Watching the post game, Arte turns off the lights early to save money.

Miss the Edison days.

steelgolf
Super Member
9 months ago

He has LED lights in the stadium, they don’t use squat as far as electricity goes.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
9 months ago

Glad the Halos won. They need to find better ways to score runs against good pitching. But a win is a win. Let’s hope the bats get going the rest of this week.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

At least Nevin did use double steal in the ninth inning, which directly related to the walk off run by WP. He could have signaled earlier hit and run or bunting when we had 1st and 2nd with no outs. He is learning.

WallyChuckChili
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9 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Today’s win count just as much as the 25-1 win!

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago

Facts

Angelstan
Trusted Member
9 months ago

Yes Wally. I’m thinking of the two losses to the Dodgers and tonight’s game. Not scoring against good pitching is an issue. Again, let’s hope they turn it around this week on offense.

Brent
Super Member
9 months ago

The win takes the sting off knowing there were *multiple* offers to buy the club at $2.5 billon bucks.

JackFrost
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Brent

Of course there were multiple offers ; 2.5 billion is waaayyy too low.

The Suns sold for 4 billion !!

Last edited 9 months ago by JackFrost
YOUknowulovetheIE
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9 months ago

A w and I don’t have to read multiple cry baby comments from jayman, nice.

FungoAle
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9 months ago

Serennity when the Angels win

Jayman28
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9 months ago

Because you said that, I’m going to do it 3x as much now.

YOUknowulovetheIE
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9 months ago
Reply to  Jayman28

You’re the loser here in this situation so you do you.

Cowboy26
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9 months ago

It sounds like you need to take this beef outside guys.

WallyChuckChili
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9 months ago
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Eric_in_Portland
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9 months ago

87 win pace which is probably good enough to be the team that just missed making the playoffs

max
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max
9 months ago

that’s ok, if we can maintain mediocracy with another 11-3, we might just make it

WallyChuckChili
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9 months ago

Poor White Sox are kept in check by our 1-5 pitcher.
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GrandpaBaseball
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9 months ago

And all they got was a Bummer. 😂 

WallyChuckChili
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9 months ago

With no Major Key

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
9 months ago

What with being pulled with 2 outs in the 5th while ahead, or the bullpen giving up 6 runs in the 8th, or us getting shutout and so on, Detmers could gave 6or 7 wins. He’s no ordinary 1-5 pitcher!

max
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max
9 months ago

ya, it shows that the W/L stat is over-rated

GrandpaBaseball
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9 months ago

Shohei with 191 Total Bases at the half way mark, that could be just enough to get to the lofty 400 TB’s.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago

Homerun by Statcast, 113MPH, 446ft, 36 degree. Impressive.

FungoAle
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Love the sound of the ball off his bat, it is unmatched

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I was not there, but it is a beautiful sound.
https://youtu.be/GCf9uB2Qk-I

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago

Oh and he also anchors the pitching staff. He’s some kind of athlete.

GrandpaBaseball
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9 months ago

I am Loving me some Trouti tonight.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago

I loved that Nevin called for double steal. Kudos to Nevin, who keeps on learning. He could have used hit and run when we had 1st and 2nd with no outs earlier.

FungoAle
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

#PhilRules

Cowboy26
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

How do you know he called for a double steal and Trout wasn’t just going on his own?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I reviewed the play again, and both Trout and Shohei started at the same time. So, my conclusion was they called for double steal. Even Mark Langston said it was called by Nevin.

DowningDude
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Arte phoned it in on the solo cup/string phone.

Cowboy26
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Well Nevin’s wise move tonight certainly does not off his clear stupidity yesterday and in the past.

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Perhaps running Trout more will help him in the batters box? Grasping at straws here.

WallyChuckChili
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9 months ago

Angels come from behind Win!
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