Angels Lowlight Loss in Houston 11-3

Freshly back to .500 again, the Angels headed out on a Texas two-step road trip, starting in Houston. Reid Detmers was matched up with Justin Verlander making his first home start in his return to the Astros. The game started off with a scoreless 1st inning, then in the 2nd inning the Angels got on the board first when C.J. Cron slammed his first homer in this Angels stint. 1-0 Angels.

That was pretty much all the good news for the Halos on this day because Detmers continued his struggles, beginning with a 3-run home run from the formerly exiled but now rebooted Jon Singleton.

That was followed up by two RBI groundouts making the score 5-1 after 2. Rengifo singled in one run in the 3rd, but the Astros got that back plus one when Singleton homered in his second straight inning, this time of the 2-run variety. 7-2 Astros after 3.

Kenny Rosenberg, making his first appearance of the season for the Halos, came in for mop up duty and did an admirable job, allowing four runs but most importantly eating up 5 innings, which hopefully will pay dividends when the bullpen is fresh the next few games.

Three of those runs happened in the 4th inning from a Jeremy Pena double and Martin Maldonado single.

The only other highlights for the Angels was a Brandon Drury RBI single in the 6th inning, making the score 10-3. Altuve added on in the 8th with an RBI single.

That’s all that’s fit to print. Angels lose 11-3.

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Angels22
Trusted Member
11 months ago

Does anyone here still believe we have a shot for the 3rd wildcard? I don’t believe it, but would love to be surprised.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Angels22

Believe it or not, both Texas and Houston have formidable August and September schedule. Mariners are the only team who have relatively easy September schedule besides the Angels. The AL West division race is not yet over for 4 teams.

Last edited 11 months ago by Kiyotchan
Fansince1971
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

So if the Angels are say 15 games back of the division in a week and a half, you still think they have a chance at the division?

They are 11.5 games back as of today.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

If everything goes right, we will be only 6.5 games behind next Wednesday with 40 games left.

Last edited 11 months ago by Kiyotchan
Fansince1971
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Wow. Okay. Gotta respect your optimism even if it verges on unicorn farting.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

He is the Top unicorn fan

Angels22
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

6 games back is reasonable I suppose

Last edited 11 months ago by Angels22
Kiyotchan
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Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago

I see Jeff Fletcher is also superstitious like I.
https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1690439411530338304

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I am a fan of the Cubbies, Tigers, Guardians, Marlins, Giants, and Orioles for the second consecutive day.

Last edited 11 months ago by Kiyotchan
Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Love Sandy Alcantara. Wish the Angels had him.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Love Steven Kwan. Wish the Angels had him. Ramon Laureano and Red Baron are not bad, either.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Love Cody Bellinger. Wish the Angels had him. Adbert Alzolay is not bad, either.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
11 months ago

Will Detmers be toiling in the minors soon trying to figure things out? Is he the kind of live arm guy that is lousy here but will be good elsewhere?

Brutal.

halofansince1978
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

I will say it again…when you rush young pitchers to the majors this is what happens.

I said it last year and earlier this year. They have the stuff…but no clue how to use it.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
11 months ago

You seem to have been proven correct. It’s a shame.

halofansince1978
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Yes it is!! Sandoval, Canning, and the rest of them are in the same boat.

Cowboy26
Legend
11 months ago

So we should only use seasoned free agent starting pitchers on the north side of the 30.

Got it.

halofansince1978
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Don be an idiot…that’s not what I said in any way shape or form.

Cowboy26
Legend
11 months ago

Thanks for the advice but I’ll leave the idiocy to you.

unfortunately your regurgitated generic comment with out any supporting facts insinuates this very point.

So why not enlighten us with what you consider what a young pitchers is ( age college experience, high school pitcher etc) as well as how do define what rushing them to the majors is (is there a minimum amount of professional experience at each level that you require?) plus it would be neat to see some statistical data that proves your point. But dont forget to include the battery mates CERA because everyone here knows that a real thing.

halofansince1978
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

They do not belong in the Major Leagues.

You don’t need a bunch of fancy stats to see that.

So no I don’t need to back anything up…it’s obvious

Cowboy26
Legend
11 months ago

Who’s they?

halofansince1978
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Now that I have your full attention see my post above.

halofansince1978
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I will concede the battery mate part.

They don’t belong in the Majors either.

Now you cant go get all weird about that.

2002heaven
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Agree
Detmers probably should be a rookie this year just like his former Louisville teammate Bobby Miller with the Dodgers. Miller also struggled pretty badly at times however. This is the same with bad NFL teams who start a rookie QB on game #1 of the season.

Last edited 11 months ago by 2002heaven
Cowboy26
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11 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

But unlike Walker Buehler and Logan Webb and a host of other young successful pitchers who were “rushed” to the majors

Right.

halofansince1978
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Didn’t think I would ever stick up for tootee two…see my post above again.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Detmers was supposed to be the quick to the majors guy. Instead of developing well, he appears to be overthrowing his fastball to get velocity which has limited control. He also has struggled locating in general. He needs to gain confidence also.

Guest
11 months ago

The Foundation Building Materials’ keystone of the series this weekend for the Angels against the Houston Oxys is “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” by the Gap Band.

When the Angel pitchers melt down and let the Houston hits pile up and the Houston runners score run after run, just remember, the games now, from the Angel perspective, just don’t matter any more. So rejoice, Angel fan, in the fact that you don’t have to let these losses crush your spirit! These games just don’t matter. Be happy. Be Gap Band happy.

Go ahead, Asstros, drop the bombs on us. See if we care!

https://youtu.be/17lkdqoLt44

Last edited 11 months ago by GhostGuest
halofansince1978
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11 months ago
Reply to 

I dig that song…funky stuff!!!

WallyChuckChili
Legend
11 months ago

Jacob Webb pitched 1 inning for Baltimore and struck out 3 batters

CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
11 months ago

Hey Angels Nation, no sad faces. Houston is a dynasty club who unfortunately is in our division. So difficult in American league to compete; Astros, Rsox, Yanks, Mariners, Texas, Jays, Rays,. Dealing w/ stacked or perfectly managed teams making it very difficult to get in playoffs. Just hoping Halo’s can keep playing solid, and steal some games

clover_black
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

yea it sucks competing against competent organizations but hey maybe Artes frat buddy can lead us out of this mess.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  clover_black

They can definitely promote us with billboards

2002heaven
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

I don’t think we’re that far away from the T-Rays and Giants
Braves, Astros, and Dodgers, definitely but not these two above. Rays and Giants stay completive by changing pieces every season except at SS and #1 starting pitcher.
The caveat however is they’ll usually lose to a big market team with deeper pockets in the post season……. however it beats a 7yr consecutive streak of losing every time.
This is the new Moneyball.

SimonKiller
Newbie
11 months ago

I swear I read that Detmers was a breakout candidate. Well he’s broken.

clover_black
Super Member
11 months ago

recent fan posts: “I Guarantee a Wildcard Spot for the 2023 Angels”

thread closed.

damnit.

nishiogawakun
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  clover_black

Saw that in the highlights side bar too and had a chuckle.

steelgolf
Legend
11 months ago

And who around here is surprised by this outcome?

Brent
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

No one, if you follow this team like we do.

Twebur
Legend
11 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

And we always come back to continue the cycle of torture!

See you, tomorrow 😀

WallyChuckChili
Legend
11 months ago

Sad Trombone…

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Twebur
Legend
11 months ago

Shame. Shame. Shame. 💩

DowningDude
Legend
11 months ago

I’m so mad at John Singleton, I’m gonna burn my signed VHS of his movie Boyz N The Hood

HatcherIsMyHomeBoy
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

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Guest
11 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

True story — John Singleton sat behind me in my tenth grade driver’s education class in high school. One day when the teacher was late to class John told the class he could do the dance Prince does in his “Little Red Corvette” music video, and then he walked up to the front of the class and performed the dance, note for note.

Singleton also wrote movie reviews for our school newspaper and wrote glowing reviews for “Ladyhawke” and “The Falcon and the Snowman.”