Angels Sweep Yankees on National Hot Dog Day

On National Hot dog Day, the Angels looked to make it a sweet by sweeping the Yankees and returning to above .500. On the mound to make that happen was Chase Silseth. This 3rd edition of Chase was making the Yankees chase as he went 5 and 2 thirds innings giving up 1 run (2 if you count the one Soriano gave up) on 4 hits, striking out 10 and walking 2.

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Helping make this happen was the offense, scoring 2 runs in 3 straight innings to start the game. Rodon was not acting like the ace the Yankees wanted him to be. And it wasn’t just one player or one mistake, as giving up a 2 run blast to Ward is more respectable than a 2 run bomb to Rengifo.

The good starting pitching for the 3rd straight start on top of a nice lead made the bullpen rather happy indeed. With the off day tomorrow, the light use this series, and healthy arms coming back, the bullpen is in a much better place than it was last week.

Highlighted Recap

The Angels got things started with a Taylor “Blake” Ward 2 run home run in the first.

2-0 Angels

In the 2nd, Luis Rengifo hit one as well.

4-0 Angels

Then in the 3rd, M-I-C-K-E-Y singled in the 5th run of the game.

5-0 Angels

And Escobar drove in the 6th with a groundout.

6-0 Angels

That is how it was until the 6th when Chase left one over the plate to Stanton, who hit it out.

6-1 Angels

Well, time for bullpen now, despite how good Chase has been going. Starting with Soriano. Aaand he gave up multiple hits, a walk, and a HBP. Also a run.

6-2 Angels

Well, as long as the Angels hold it, things should be fine. Oh and there is another home run in the 8th.

6-3 Angels

Good thing Ward doubled in that run back in the bottom of the 8th.

7-3 Angels

Loup, of all people, shut the door and secured the Angels the sweep!

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Angels are now over .500 again! This is the first sweep vs the Yankees since 2009! Day off tomorrow, but it is the Pirates in town with Shohei Ohtani on the mound Friday with a Fanny Pack Giveaway.

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DowningDude
Legend
11 months ago

National Hot Dog Day?

Where are Callaspo and Aybar?

Rallymanatee
Trusted Member
11 months ago

Of the remaining series 12 are against winning teams and 9 are against losing teams. This sweep was exciting, but I don’t know if I am regaining hope. Gotta win those series against Toronto and Atlanta before I’m buying it. And of course don’t sleep on Pittsburgh and Detroit.

Simba
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Rallymanatee

Demanding a series win against Atlanta is setting the bar pretty high.

Rallymanatee
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Simba

Yep

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Rallymanatee

The Yankees were a “winning team” coming in here as well. It’s baseball. The Rays can’t win a game all of a sudden. Its all about how the team is playing in that moment. It’s cliche but aside from strategic nuances and the occasional rivalry matchup the opponent is meaningless. Play your game and control the controllables.

BannedInLA
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Rallymanatee

It’s a series by series evaluation at this juncture. Let’s see how it goes with Pittsburgh & Detroit and take it from there. The playoff landscape changes significantly from week to week.

SC_Halo
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Rallymanatee

I remember the red sox sweep thinking the marlins would be easy….ooops.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
11 months ago

Off the subject, did Max Stassi retire?? I saw something that looked like a Twitter announcement. Does anyone know?

Rallymanatee
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Oh wow. You’re right. Surprised the team site doesn’t say anything yet.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

The only thing I see on his Twitter profile is that he retweeted Jason Castro’s retirement announcement (from 2022). That announcement is the more recent message on his Twitter profile, so if one isn’t looking closely, it might be confusing.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
11 months ago

That must be it. Thanks.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

interesting fact: Rendon retired immediately after signing the $245mm contract, but Twitter servers “lost” his Tweet.

Unfortunately Rendon injured his hand keying the message, and was too GA to re-send when cleared by his medical staff to resume use of Twitter.

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smithy610
Super Member
11 months ago

Before the break was over, everyone and their dog were proclaiming that this is the toughest stretch the Angels will have, that in order to have any chance in the playoffs at all, they need to have a strong showing against Houston and NY. Some were even proclaiming to get ready for an 11 game losing streak.

Well, they did just that, coming out of the break winning 4 out of 6. Even with the series loss against the cheaters, it wasn’t like they were totally outclassed and outplayed. They almost won that series.

They passed the first test. Now the next test comes – will they play strong against the “weaker” teams, or will they play to their level? Time will tell.

BannedInLA
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

The entire team needs to embrace the cliches: One AB at a time, one inning at a time & one game at a time.

Fleckstein
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

And of course “turn the page”

red floyd
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11 months ago
Reply to  Fleckstein

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Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Two difference right before ASG and after. Neto and Moore.

I remember Cowboy26 used to post W-L record when Neto went on IL. We went 7W-14L during his absence. When Neto played, we have 34W-26L. He has not quite gotten back his offensive mojo back. His BA was 0.185 after first 8 games after he was called up, so we should allow him to have few more games. His defense has been close to perfect.

Moore is not quite shut down reliever after he returned, but I am happy that we have him back.

Cowboy26
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

35-26 after today’s victory Mr. Chan

Fregosiwasmyhero
Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I think he provides a spark. Enthusiasm, hustle, toughness. We definitely missed him.

Rallymanatee
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

And in the stretch without Neto we lost multiple games on defensive errors or inexperience.

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
11 months ago

I think after this Pirates series if we can get at least 2-3 we are probably in buy mode.

In talks with the Sox I probably bypass Cease and start with a Cali kid whose stuff I’ve always appreciated. Lucas Giloito, still just 29 and A much needed righty with swing and miss stuff. 3.96 ERA 1.20 WHIP .220 BAA, and 9.47 K/9 this year. FA this summer so should not be too crazy of an asking price. See what’s good Perry!

BannedInLA
Super Member
11 months ago

Definitely down with Giolito if were buyers.

nishiogawakun
Super Member
11 months ago

LTBU!

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Cowboy26
Legend
11 months ago

The Hoffy Ball park dogs never tasted sooo good.

Brent
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Farmer John is still my favorite. Bar S has to be the absolute worst brand of hot dogs.

max
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max
11 months ago
Reply to  Brent

Yes, but FJ is also crap

Brent
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  max

Maybe it’s nostalgia then, since that’s what I grew up on living in SoCal… haven’t had them for years. Now I just get Oscar Meyer.

Twebur
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  Brent

Bar S-hit is made from road kill and cow anus. Horrible disgrace of for a hot dog.

Free the WeinerMobile

Brent
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

There’s a Bar-S factory in town and I just cannot understand how anyone would want to work there.

Pineapple12
Super Member
11 months ago

👀👀

LTBU 😇😇😇

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
11 months ago

We’ll, I’m off to Pinstripe Alley for some entertainment

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago

Have fun!

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
11 months ago

 😂  sky is falling over there

steelgolf
Super Member
11 months ago

Yep, they want Cashman, Boone fired, and Ohtani traded to them for their flotsam, and signed long term.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Seems logical. What’s the problem?  😂 

BannedInLA
Super Member
11 months ago

Happy Trolling to you.

Rick Souddress
Editor
Trusted Member
11 months ago

Thank god we got to start playing against poverty franchises like the Yankees finally.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Rick Souddress

 😆 

WallyChuckChili
Legend
11 months ago

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Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
11 months ago

Not sure of this series told us the Angels are good or the Yankees are really bad right now.

Glad for the sweep though.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Same opinion. I think the next series with Pirates and White Sox will tell us a lot. I am certain Nevin is telling the players to take one game at a time. The usual stuff.

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

broke the series K Record and swept..thats big

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
11 months ago

Down side to today is keeping 6-man rotation around.  😖 eeeeeeeeeeeeeee 😁 

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago

I love your opinions and positivity, but I am going to agree to disagree with you on that.

I read somewhere that Houston used 6 man rotation last season on their way to World Series. This year, Dusty said they used 6 man rotation when they had to play 26 games in 27 days before ASG this season.

The following starters are on IL

Texas; DeGrom, Odorizzi
Houston: McCullers, Garicia, Urquidy
Atlanta: Fried, Wright, Allard
Tampa Bay: Rasmussen, Fleming
LA Dodgers:May, Papiot, Buehler, Kershaw, Syndergard
Baltimore:Means

Though we lost Suarez earlier, (some people may argue that that was a blessing in disguise), I maintain that 6 man rotation is what kept Ohtani/Detmers/Canning/Sandoval/Anderson relatively healthy. If Angels are still contending for playoff spot in late August, I heard Nevin would convert 6 man to 5 man, putting the odd pitcher out to bullpen. Sho has proven that he can pitch on 5 man rotation last season in late August and whole September. He had 6 wins in a row, pitched 8 innings in 2 of them.

Drew-S
Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Sho has proven that he can pitch on 5 man rotation last season in late August”
That’s great news. Any idea who will take his place come next August? For sure it’ll be too soon to have developed the player we get with the compensatory pick in the 3rd round.

Hopefully one of Detmers or Canning will develop enough to fill that hole.

Shohei Now
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Drew-S

Corbin Burnes

Brent
Super Member
11 months ago

You know the drill…

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Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  Brent

That’s perfect.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
11 months ago

Loup found some regeneration magic?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
11 months ago

Ohtani-Follow that cab big guy!!

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
11 months ago

For those of you that want Shohei to stick around, it’s closer to happening than to not happening.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
11 months ago

From your mouth to Arte’s…..I mean God’s ears.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
11 months ago

Help me understand how?

Drew-S
Member
11 months ago

But you may be underestimating Ohtani’s a) intelligence, b) discretion in letting on what his thoughts are and c) most importantly, his burning desire to win, which to him is way more important than any amount of money. With his endorsements and all, no amount of money will override his desire to win a world series. Unless you think he has the patience to wait around for four or five years to see if we can get that far. Based on the last decade, I’d say he’d rather go where there is more of a history of high level success.

He. sees what Trout has been through for many years with one playoff series to have played in. Just because we swept the Yankees….. that lineup is sad right now.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Drew-S

I think GP means the remainder of the season. I remember his posting that he does not anticipate Ohtani staying in Anaheim. GP has never underestimated Ohtani’s intelligence, discreet yet consistent method of public speech, and intense internal desire to win. In fact, he has been marveled by all of those, as we all have been.

Just about everyone including me agrees that Ohtani should have been traded last off season or last year’s trade deadline. That negligence is totally on Moreno. Now that we are 12 days away from deadline, no team would gut out their top prospects for 2 month rental. Many national pundits predict that Moreno would keep Ohtani no matter what especially now that Ohtani is in position to win AL MVP and possibly AL homerun crown/record. Moreno would not choose by trading Ohtani to lose all the money that would have been generated by larger attendance at Big A. He might even lose many of the Japanese sponsors and TV rights, which must be at least $50 MM per year in value once he leaves.

The only constant phrases Ohtani has used thus far is he desires to win as Angel this season. Nothing about next season. So, whether we like it or not, we just have to keep watching and see what happens for the rest of the season.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
11 months ago

I haven’t been this happy since my twenty-first birthday. Not sure why though, I can’t remember it 😂 

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
11 months ago

Does Mrs. GrandpaBaseball know that?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago

Yankees had 8 hits, 16K, 3BB, 3R
Angels had 6 hits, 6K, 11BB, 7R

We swept because Yankees bats were terrible throughout the series.

We still need to fix our situational hitting.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

BB is why we won. Well maybe it was the HRs, although it could be pitching won it. Truth is it was our turn to win today without being very good. We have certainly lost our share of crazy losses.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
11 months ago

BB?

Bat Boy?
Bon Bon’s?
Big Betty?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago

Made me look up. Bare Back. Big Brother. Body Builder. Blackberry among others.  😆 

WallyChuckChili
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Thanks, Buddy Boy!

Cowboy26
Legend
11 months ago
Last edited 11 months ago by Cowboy26
Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Brigitte Bardot?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago

Four of them were of course from Shohei. I am glad Moniak is providing some protection, and good to see that Ward hit that homerun, but we would love to have more consistent protection for Sho.

Last edited 11 months ago by Kiyotchan
Drew-S
Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

No worries. Rendon should be back within a month.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Drew-S

I would not mention his name around here too much.

mikec95
Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I mean I would love if we fix our situational hitting but we Top 5 MLB offensively, Even thought it could help us became TOP 3…. Our main Issue is Pitching

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  mikec95

I agree with you. And Canning/Sandoval/Silseth looked really good because they pitched against really struggling Yankees ever since they lost Judge. So, it is amazing that our bats are doing relatively well despite absence of Trout and Rendon. I think the series with Pirates and White Sox will provide us with better barometer to evaluate how Angels are doing. Especially pitching.

Drew-S
Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Is that all we need to fix? How about another semi-ace other than Ohtani and the pitching depth? Also from what I understand the system is still ranked quite low on the pecking order. Lots of work to do. Fill in another three position players the quality of Neto, O’Hoppe and Moniak, and another real quality pitcher. Then we might have something.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Drew-S

I suppose you have not read my previous posts that the series were between two poorly managed teams who are not playoff worthy. Angels swept the Yankees because the latter made more mistakes than Angels did. Both teams as they are constructed currently have no chance of reaching playoffs.

I am not confident with Angels pitching including Ohtani at all. The performances by Canning/Sandoval/Silseth could very well be fool’s gold. If they do well against Pirates, White Sox, Blue Jays and, most of all, #1 rated Braves, then I might change my mind.

Rallymanatee
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

As much as it irritates me, this current team is not a situational hitting team. Long gone are the days of Soth Ball. This team’s philosophy is to not give up free outs and wait for a homerun. That means no bunting, very little sacrificing runners over, and very little base stealing. The problem is that works when we’ve got Drury, Urshela, Rendon, and Trout in the lineup. Not so much when it’s Velasquez, Rengifo, Wallach…

Angelz4ever
Super Member
11 months ago

SWEEP for the Big rotten apple trash heap of a city!!

Go Halos!!