Angels Beat Yankees, Achieve .500 Once More

Patrick Sandoval was up against Mr. Perfect Game man German. Which one would pitch better this day? Well, the Sandy Man can pitch well, going 7 1/3 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits, striking out 7 and walking 3. Meanwhile, the perfect pitcher was facing the Angels, not the A’s, and not only gave up hits but runs, being more of the 0 than the hero the Yankees wanted.

It wasn’t even just Shohei Ohtani, as M-I-C-K-E-Y burnt him for 3 runs. This offense scored x runs, showing that, even in a weakened state, the Angels offense was a force to be reckoned with.

With good hitting and starting pitching today, it just needed decent relief pitching to win the first series for the Angels since the one against Kansas City in mid June. Yes, it has been that long. It would also put the Angels back at .500, bringing hope to everyone here. Could the bullpen get those 5 outs though?

The answer was yes!

Highlighted Recap

The scoring started in the first, with a 2 run shot by M-I-C-K-E-Y.

2-0 Angels

Sandy lost his no hit bid in the 3rd by giving up a solo shot.

2-1 Angels

Luckily, that run was gotten back with a wild pitch in the 3rd.

3-1 Angels

Another run came across in the 5th, thanks to that Ohtani triple he needed yesterday.

4-1 Angels

Then M-I-C-K-E-Y brought in the unicorn with his 3rd RBI of the game.

5-1 Angels

After Sandoval’s great start, Webb and Charlie Sheen shut down the Yankees, and the Angels win!

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Now at .500, the Angels have the chance to sweep the Yankees tomorrow. It would be the first sweep since early June. Hope is still alive!

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
9 months ago

It’s awesome we’re putting wins together – especially against the Yankees.

That said, I’ve been on this roller coaster way too many times not to be skeptical. It would not surprise me to see the team win enough games to stay in it at the trade deadline. Platypus goes on a shopping spree and buys a few marginal players (no “big splash”) instead of selling. Past the deadline the team reverts back to “win one, lose two” pattern and misses the playoffs. Ohtani signs with the Dodgers and we get the extra 3rd round draft pick consolation prize that turns into Kaleb Cowart.

Celebrate the win, let’s sweep the Yankees! But don’t forget to take your lithium and enjoy the padded cell that is being a fan of this team – it’s impossible to fight trAdition.

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago

So what you’re saying is we should just give up now and avoid the rush.

Got it.

Twebur
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Hard to argue with George Costanza’s and the good Senator. We will just blow it.
TrAdition.

But in the meantime let’s Sweep those Bastards!!!!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=X0kx_Mo9OX8&feature=sharec

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

On the contrary, live in the moment and enjoy the ride. Start printing playoff tickets. Believe that Ohtani will stay if we just can get to the playoffs. Strategize all the permeations of starting lineup that can keep the winning streak alive. It’s fun and exciting…until it’s not.

2GA2Join
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Absolutely.
Perry needs to make the responsible choice.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Right, which is trade for Stroman + one (or two) of Bard, Shreve, Suter, or Cisnero.

2GA2Join
Super Member
9 months ago

… or, trade away Ohtani, Estevez, Moore, Renfroe, etc for the best young talent he can get.

JackFrost
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Ummmm. NO.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

We don’t have a closer in the wings, so we would have to pick up another arm (and Estevez is under contract one more year with a relatively low 6.7M salary, so why?).

If we are really selling, I guess you want to move Renfroe and Moore, but you won’t get much. Renfroe hasn’t been stellar (his arm is great, bat is ok), and Moore has had injuries. Both would be rentals, so little return (would have to be salary dumps, and we only get prorated of their 10/7.7M contracts, or we eat the money to hope for a tier 3 prospect somewhere).

I don’t buy any of the arguments that we are getting multiple top prospects for 3 months of Ohtani. Anyone that trades for him would want him long term (and he doesn’t look likely to do that via a trade). I don’t see the bidding war all of the pundits are predicting.

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

It would be stupid to trade away Estevez. Cost controlled closers are hard to get when you have absolutely no-one in your organization to replace him. But the others given the right deal might make sense

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago

Barlow?

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago

Rodon’s a Lefty, but I’ll assume that Moniak gets the nod anyway:

SS – Neto
DH – Ohtani
LF – Ward
CF – Moniak
3B – Escobar
1B – Renfroe
RF – Rengifo
C – Wallach
2B – Plummer

Moose needs a water break.

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Man that defense on the right side tomorrow will be a little rough.

Too bad Escobar cant play first.

Last edited 9 months ago by Cowboy26
BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It’s definitely a concern. Unless Phil gives 1B to Moose tomorrow and Renfroe goes to RF.

The wild card would be if Drury is back tomorrow and he could potentially play 1B.

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Unfortunately the wild card will still be missing from the deck.

https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1681449370145939457

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

for those twitter impaired:

Brandon Drury took some BP again today.

Still not facing full velocity (from a machine or live pitching). Getting closer but not yet to the “any day now” stage which he will be at after those things happen.

rosstrade
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

The moose is loose…

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago

Silseth seemingly has the “stuff” so hopefully that translates into positive results tomorrow. The rotation could certainly use the boost.

Sandoval going 7.1 was huge for the BP tonight. The only negative is that Carlos is likely unavailable tomorrow.

Cowboy26
Legend
BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

What does it say? I got nuked by Twitter and can’t view shit from my mobile.

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Nevin said “everyone is available tomorrow.”

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Well I suppose these are all “playoff” games for Phil and his Band Of Merry Men.

Dinkycreek
Member
9 months ago

Starting infield of Cabbage, Stefanic, Neto and Moustakas with Thaiss catching. In ST who would have thunk it

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Dinkycreek

Some may have guessed on Neto, but no way on the others.

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

still in shock with Rengifo being brought in as a defensive replacement.

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Even I have to admit that that was Corky from Life
Goes On decision making by Phil on that one.

Dinkycreek
Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Actually I think it was more of a choice between Cabbage and Rengifo. With 1st usually getting more action I think THIS time it was the correct call.

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Dinkycreek

Man the world must no longer be spinning on its axis then.

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/872d8a58-fed1-4e72-b682-9b5a91381b96

Dinkycreek
Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Broken clock still correct twice a day.

steelgolf
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

My son and I asked the same question. Why would you bring in Rengifo late in a game for his defense? The guy is a living, breathing, error machine.

Pineapple12
Super Member
9 months ago

Silseth gets the nod tomorrow. I’ll be there to root Chase on 🙈🙈😇😇

https://twitter.com/SamBlum3/status/1681516065610932224?t=BQe0PLPp3Kk-rbjEUPrFwQ&s=19

FungoAle
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Chase back on Perry’s elevator I see, hope he has his velocity back.

Pineapple12
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

He has been holding 95+ since rejoining the SLC rotation. We will see what tomorrow holds

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

and keeps it past the 3rd inning

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Me 2

DowningDude
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Looks like we may actually be CHASING a victory today

JackFrost
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Then Phil will change course in the 7th inning and decide to put in Loup with bases loaded …

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

He may not have a choice.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
9 months ago

Enjoyable game from the gate and the treat that came at the was beating the New York Yankees, sweep is next!

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago

At your service, sir.

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Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Dont Jinx it guys.

Dinkycreek
Member
9 months ago

Besides Ohtani, Moniak is the reason this season is not at this moment lost. Without his performance, it would be too great a load for Shohei.

Dinkycreek
Member
9 months ago

Philly is most likely satisfied with Marsh, hitting a solid .280. Not at a Moniak level, but still happy to see him doing well.

Pineapple12
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Dinkycreek

Phillies shouldn’t be upset about Marsh for O’Hoppe.

Thor for Mickey on the other hand? YIKES lol

Pineapple12
Super Member
9 months ago

David Dombrowski has never seen a prospect he didn’t wanted to trade.

Shoutout DD !

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

especially the inherited ones.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
9 months ago

Worst Team Ever and I’ve been a Fan since the 40s. I’ve never seem a team suck like this! I blame Arte, Perry, Nevin and what… we won?

Should’ve been a Shutout and we didn’t score enough runs. Team is going to not trade Ohtani and we will lose him for nothing.

Fuck Free Fries!

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago

You sound like someone I am familiar and worship, sir.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
9 months ago

I know right! Ohtani didn’t HR. Trout didn’t do ANYTHING. Trade ’em all …

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago

Not to complain, but we had 13Ks. Ward, Moose, Renfroe, Thaiss, Cabbage did nothing. Zilch, Zero. We won today because Yankees batting stunk worse than Angels.

No more ranting for the rest of the night.

Let’s sweep the MFYankees tomorrow.

Last edited 9 months ago by Kiyotchan
Pineapple12
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Got their Ks out of the way. We sweep tomorrow

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

I like that positive thinking.

FungoAle
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Not a complaint you’re making, cold hard facts. Angels needs contact bats.

Dinkycreek
Member
9 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Daniel Murphy lurking in SLC at .324. You know he is coming up fairly soon.

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Dinkycreek

had another big game tonight. It will require another 40 man roster move. Maybe the Angels will be forced to DFA Herget .

I’m down with that.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Or, hear me out, our pitching was solid?

(But sure, everyone should hit every game).

smithy610
Super Member
9 months ago

Moniak outhit the entire Yankees lineup tonight.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
9 months ago

Game was about 2 hours and 20 minutes.

A solid sign of how Sandy was mowing them down.

Pineapple12
Super Member
9 months ago

LTBU !!

I don’t think we are collectively talking enough about Mickey Moniak.

1.000 OPS, delivering clutch hit after clutch hit, and providing stellar defense.

Kid might be a 🌟

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago

We also have to thank Thor, too.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago

 😆 

FungoAle
Super Member
9 months ago

Thor is available

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Perry’s not interested anymore since a player can only be given a qualified offer once in his career.

Last edited 9 months ago by Cowboy26
Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago

F*ck them Picks.

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

As I said to you in the game thread, if he could hover in the .240-.250 range to go with his prowess against RHP’ing, he would be an All-Star. Easy.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Some of us have been talking about him since last year. Been waiting for Nevin to play him vs Lefties

Cowboy26
Legend
9 months ago

hes playing against them now and hes 1 for 15 with 2 walks

smithy610
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

It took a long time, but he certainly has the pedigree of a #1 overall draft pick. He’s finally got his chance, and he’s making the most out of it

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
9 months ago

Let’s win tomorrow, too!

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago

Sweep the Leg.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Like we didn’t do to the Astros

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
9 months ago

Angels beat woman beater. Would’ve been my headline.

Sandoval and Moniak were great.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
9 months ago

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