Sunday Sweep Day Postgame

Losing streaks get thrown out the window when I can spend a day at the ballpark with my wife and so. That’s what I’m doing today. So postgame will be short.

One pitch, one bomb. What a start.

Moved up to the 500 level for shade. Even for this Bakersfield boy it’s hit here. Cheese pizza in tow, the boy is waiting for Ohtani to hit. A single from his hero puts a smile on his face.

Our coach pitch league team hit better with runners on.

Fifth inning helmet sundae run. Perfect mid gane treat and keeps little dude occupied. Might as well get one for myself.

And a bomb by Hernandez makes it 2-1 Mariners.

Singing God Bless America and Take Me Out to the Ballgame with my son is magical. There are a lot of things o enjoy at the ballpark and those are at the top.

Thaiss bomb! Tie game!

It’s the Angels and Mariners. Of course it is close late. Nice inning by Moore.

Looked like Drury was going to give us the lead there. So close.

Maybe Esteves shouldn’t pitch against Seattle. Although it does look like he got hosed on a call there against Ford. Escaped it. Let’s walk it off.
Moose came soooo close.

And we’re losing to the surprise of nobody.

Free runner stranded at second base. Of course, scoring would require a hit with a RISP.

Seattle sweeps the Angels who now have a losing record.




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Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago

For any of you out there who like to read and are interested in the type of changes to this Org that might pay off big dividends, I recommend this book:

“Game of Edges: The Analytics Revolution and the Future of Professional Sports”

CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
8 months ago

Yes the playoff run is over as soon as we traded and went all in. Every one of the Mariners games were winnable, but they kept finding ways to fail. But this is no reason to just tank the season. Finish strong, get Trout and some of other injured guys back and go on a run. Even if they miss playoffs at least try to show they can still be a good team

Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

A good team for this season would be anything over .500

SimonKiller
Newbie
8 months ago

Not great, Bib

Rallymanatee
Trusted Member
8 months ago

I’m getting on a cruise ship tomorrow and heading to the Caribbean. So hopefully I can not think about the Angels for a week.

Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  Rallymanatee

I suggest you don’t even give the Angels a thought. Have a great trip!!

steelgolf
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  Rallymanatee

Enjoy your trip.

Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago

Silseth is a cost controlled arm with significant potential. I see him as a 4 with the upside to be a 3. I like what I’m seeing from him.

nishiogawakun
Super Member
8 months ago

So, I’ve been thinking about this and now I feel like I’ve accepted it. My oldest son is currently 4 years old and is showing signs of being interested in baseball. If all goes well Arte sells the team and we never hear from him again, somebody with a long term mindset buys the Angels, they nuke the dead husk that is this org to complete the disinfection and begin to tank/rebuild, and in 6-7 years they begin to be competitive again. Then my son will be 10-11 and just when he’s really starting to firm up his fandom the Angels can be good again.

I’ve pretty much signed off the next 7 years of this club at this point, and I feel sad but also somewhat liberated. After all, it doesn’t seem like very long ago that we were in the middle of the Lincecum resurrection expirament does it? It does? I’ll be if my mid-40’s then? Yeesh.

Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

I think with the right owner who immediately commits to investing in this Org and rebuilding it the turnaround could be a lot quicker. There are quality pieces in place like Neto, O’Hoppe, Detmers, Canning, Sandoval and even Silseth. With a couple well thought out free agents, the team could be good faster than you might expect.

The key is to get the right people in place and an owner who hires and listens to those people. You’d be amazed how fast things can turn around.

When Lakob bought the Warriors they were awful and had been to the playoffs once in 30 years. Within 4 years they won a title. With the right owner and Org, things could turn around quickly.

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Erstad with the catch
Member
8 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

If they commit to a rebuild, they could be competitive in 2026 or 2027. That means trading everyone who’s a free agent between now and then. Just gotta wait for the Rendon contract to come off the books…

I agree that they have a nice core to build around. If they had traded Ohtani and Estevez, they could have gotten 2 or 3 top 100 prospects and really jumpstarted a rebuild.

It’s going to be harder now but it can be done. Just requires to go all in. And fund scouting and the farm system.

hockey_duckie
Member
8 months ago

The series with the Mariners was so close, but close doesn’t win games. Silseth was having a game today too!

https://twitter.com/SlangsOnSports/status/1688321675387863041

Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago

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Lots of poo!!

Shohei Now
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

He’s on the “Career dead list.” He truly is a douche box.

clover_black
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Oakland fan was right.

nishiogawakun
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I feel like I gave Rendon some major “benefit of the doubt”, never really personally put him in the “Hamilton” category. My good will is reaching it’s depletion it feels like though.

SScott
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I wanted so badly to be a Rendon fan, but he just wouldn’t let me.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
8 months ago

It’s a tough call, but the FO saying they’re willing to mortgage the future, keep Ohtani and win now, then lose 6 straight after the trade deadline has gotta make it into the Top 10 All Time Angels Buttercup Follies.

As long-suffering Angels fans know: the competition is stiff (insert your joke HERE), and…painful AF.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

It *is* a crowded buttercup field. One of my “favorites” was missing out on pitching, signing Cokehead, and seriously thinking “it’s ok, we’ll win 13-12”

MarineLayer
Super Member
8 months ago

I’m going RenDone on any worst list.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Mo Vaughn and Gary Gaetti?

Shohei Now
Trusted Member
8 months ago

What a giant FU to Arte and the entire Angels operation. The moment he finally buys in and authorizes all of this, they defecate all over him. Give up the ghost. Sell the team and bathe in your newfound billions in Arizona.

Cowboy26
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  Shohei Now

Billionaires don’t do that thats why they’re billionaires.

Shohei Now
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  Brent

Blame Canada!
One of our players dating a Kardashian would have also done the trick.

James
Trusted Member
8 months ago

Okay I concede that it’s over

Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago

Jerry Dipoto has a big ole Cheshire Cat grin right now.

Cowboy26
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I cant wait for the shit eating grin hell have on his face when his team chokes for the umpteenth time.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

If nothing else, this is probably what he lives for.
Sticking it to Arte.

HatcherIsMyHomeBoy
Trusted Member
8 months ago

Phil Nevin:

“I know everybody is now done with us and counted us out. That’s fine. We’ve got 26 guys in there plus staff that know we have it. They know we’re still there. They know what’s in front of us.”

🤣😂🤣 Have what exactly Phil??

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Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago

500 canisters of grade A Hopium.

That’s exactly what I would expect someone trying to save his job to say.

Last edited 8 months ago by Fansince1971
Claret
Trusted Member
8 months ago

Perhaps Phil meant to say, “We’ve got 26 guys in there plus staff that know we’ve had it.”

Jayman28
Trusted Member
8 months ago

Can Phil cope any harder? Lmao

Shohei Now
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  Jayman28

What the hell do you want him to say? “We suck, the season is over. Let’s all go home?”

Jayman28
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  Shohei Now

Yes

DowningDude
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  Jayman28

I smell a sig line brewing … “I’m the most guest-rec’d poster on CtPG”

Jayman28
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Sure

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
8 months ago

“we’ve got 26 guys in there that we told to swing at the first pitch and they will! They’re gonna keep swinging at the first pitch even if it means the other team’s starter goes 7 or 8 innings with a low pitch count. We’re also gonna ramp up our launch angle. Lotsa times are angle is 35 degrees and sometimes 45 degrees but we can increase that to at least 60 degrees even if we strikeout 12 times a game if we’re lucky.”

steelgolf
Super Member
8 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Okay Phil, they just showed us that they are offensively impotent. Nothing more than standings fodder. You get swept by The Mariners, you are toast. Feeble swing for the fences, at bats.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
8 months ago

He’s by far the best field skipper this organization’s ever had.

steelgolf
Super Member
8 months ago

This series was pathetic. The entire team should take a long look in the mirror, and a long look at their individual at bats.

DowningDude
Legend
8 months ago

“It comes suddenly…”

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
8 months ago

Why Barria? He hasn’t been an inning shutdown pitcher in months. But it didn’t really matter, we weren’t making the playoffs anyway. Oh well, I just hate that the players threw in the towel before we did. Injuries done us in and we thought we were in the hunt.

Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago

Who would you have preferred?

Shohei Now
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

2002 Frankie Rodriguez

Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  Shohei Now

Ha! He was not available

Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago

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Ooof!