LA Angels Weekend News Crash: Back Home

The boys are back in town for a week but the schedule is far from easy. The Angels have won only one series this month, 2-1 vs. the Giants, and I wouldn’t expect that to change this weekend against Tampa Bay.

The Reds are a 50/50 proposition. After being the darlings of the early summer, the wheels have fallen off the Reds wagon of late. That said, I want to see this Elly de la Cruz kid with my own eyes. I love me some speed.

One young phenom we won’t see this homestand is the Rays Wander Franco, who is under a pretty serious investigation.

But don’t worry, Franco. Roid freak and friend of notorious drug dealers David Ortiz has reached out to him and offered some help. I’m sure Ortiz has the type of help that can make problems go away permanently.

As usual, the issue with the Angels has been pitching. While youngsters like Patrick Sandoval, Reid Detmers, and Jaime Barria were expected to take a step forward this year that has not been the case.

It is a little unfair to Detmers to have him as the picture in that tweet, or whatever X is calling them. After all, he was the brightest star in the Angels lone win in Arlington.

In the already looking to next year department, 2023 first round pick Nolan Schaneul is off to a great start in AA.

He hasn’t shown a ton of pop, but he did park an opposite field home run last week.

Yes, I’m linking Rocket City Trash Pandas because there’s not much to link about the major league team.

The Little League World Series is underway. At this age I feel a little sorry for the parents of kids who have been playing Little League for six months or so. Already burned through all their vacation days and budgets by now. But I love watching the little dudes play.

Sorry for the short links this week. To say work is chaotic right now would be an understatement. Please link what I missed below and enjoy your weekend.

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Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

Good start for Friday. The Reds just walked off the Blue Jays.

angelslogic
Super Member
10 months ago

Probably already mentioned, but Wallach DFA’d for O’Hoppe.

Rendon(e) placed on the 60-day IL. Good riddance.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  angelslogic

So all he did is foul the ball off his leg. He’s such a loser. They just need to move on.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Internal bleeding. Seeing one of best doctors in SoCal. Don’t blame him for following doctor advice.

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago

will they play scorpions “rock you like a hurricane” tonight at the stadium?

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Wind beneath my Wings…

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago

Lots of Earth WIND and fire

https://youtu.be/god7hAPv8f0

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

I am a fan of the Reds, Brewers and A’s for the weekend. Don’t really care what MFYankees, Red Sux, Mariners, or Arsstros do.

Pineapple12
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Kiyo, we are 1000000000% Astro fans this weekend haha

Reds and Astros gotta pull off sweeps. We need it as badly as we need water

Last edited 10 months ago by Pineapple12
Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

You are right. Getting Mariners and Blue Jays to drop off is the shortest path. Got ‘ya.

Pineapple12
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Shortest path as well as the only path.

Halos are giving us one final burst of hopium with O’Hoppe, Schanuel and Trout.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago

I hear Mike Trout will be the only player at Angel stadium on Sunday with a Kite and a Key

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

Franklin’s experiment demonstrated the connection between lightning and electricity. To dispel another myth, Franklin’s kite was not struck by lightning. If it had been, he probably would have been electrocuted, experts say. Instead, the kite picked up the ambient electrical charge from the storm.

I would not be too surprised if Mike Trout replaced Jim Cantore on Weather Channel special report on Sunday.

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Franklin was out there flying a kite to pick up on chicks.

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

chicks dig the long strings

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Didn’t I mention previously how amazed I am about the educational value of CtPG?

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

This is when G-String were invented!

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago

And Rally Thongs.

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I hear Ben really got around…oh baby!!

Brent
Super Member
10 months ago

Just realized it’s two games tomorrow… with tomorrow being a Saturday. Oh no…

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Brent

So we need to win today!

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Brent

are you new?

😀

Pineapple12
Super Member
10 months ago

Hurricane Hillary isn’t the only one making its way to Anaheim. Hurricane Mike soon …

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Pineapple12
Super Member
10 months ago

C OHoppe
1B Schanuel
2B Drury
SS Neto
3B Moose
LF Moniak/Grichuk
CF Trout
RF Renfroe
DH Ohtani
Super Utility – Rengifo

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M.C.Homer
Member
10 months ago

Overreaction to the storm?
Not really. My data shows the heaviest rain could be hit or miss along the coast. But the wind will be the factor and drove management’s decision

M.C.Homer
Member
10 months ago
Reply to  M.C.Homer

No decision on Monday yet

M.C.Homer
Member
10 months ago
Reply to  M.C.Homer

There wiil be reps at the stadium Sunday for those who show up unknowingly and ultimately needing refunds

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  M.C.Homer

amphibious Landing craft in the parking lot?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  M.C.Homer

Again, I hope no serious damage to infrastructure and no casualties in SoCal. I am sure Padres, Doyers, and Angels along with MLB will monitor the weather and its effects on the area right though Sunday.

Last edited 10 months ago by Kiyotchan
Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  M.C.Homer

As someone who experienced both significant typhoon and earthquake, it would be great if we can laugh about it later. But for those who declared that there was no way higher than 30 feet tidal wave would hit Fukushima Daiichi, they would regret for the rest of their lives (some of them took their own lives for atonement). It is so much better to overworry than underworry.

Last edited 10 months ago by Kiyotchan
M.C.Homer
Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Fortunately The water temp from mid Baja north is not conducive to sustaining the storm at hurricane levels. And my experience here it will usually make landfall before reaching the US and significantly lose strength. However they are sticking with prediction of a moderate to heavy tropical storm which features winds of 50 to 75 mph. But the storm path is so narrow, if it shifts to the east then yes, the LA basin will be affected minimally. Stay tuned!

M.C.Homer
Member
10 months ago
Reply to  M.C.Homer

The last storm of this nature was a cat 1 in 1939 that nearly washed Long Beach off the map. The Santa Ana river flooded then and killed many in the area that the big A now stands. You know, that river that is just past the fence at the parking lot by the Big A?

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  M.C.Homer

you mean that bike path with a large swath of sand in the middle? i thought thats for homeless camping and crack tents

M.C.Homer
Member
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Any of them dumb enough to still be living or hiding in there are not going to survive this

M.C.Homer
Member
10 months ago
Reply to  M.C.Homer

Humor aside…

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago

6′ 4 1B leading off.
He must be fast!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 months ago

I’m worried, as is Hatcher, that Thames will make Schanny change his swing angle

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

We will find out by the first pitch whether he will swing or not.

Pineapple12
Super Member
10 months ago

For anyone who has tickets to Sunday’s game, your ticket will be honored for game 1 of the doubleheader tomorrow. Good news because we will get to see our ace, Chase Silseth !

“Chase Silseth will start Game 1 and Patrick Sandoval will start Game 2 tomorrow.”

https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1692657629556793677?t=Y3JZJ8UGGNcsDEcbGC_t0w&s=19

HaloLew
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Oh my gawd, this is such a desperate move to show Ohtani the organization is serious about winning. I hope it doesn’t screw the kid up too much.

smithy610
Super Member
10 months ago

Jeff Fletcher

·

The Angels will play a DH tomorrow, with games at 1 pm and 6 pm. No game Sunday (hurricane).

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Very smart move. Hopefully SoCal can get away with no serious damage or casualties.

Pineapple12
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

One of the few times I’ve actually been right this season. Still waiting on Trout to return on 8/11 😛

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

You might consider buying powerball ticket, sir. It is worth $264MM tomorrow.  😉 

Last edited 10 months ago by Kiyotchan
HaloLew
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Hey, media. A HURRICANE IS NOT HITTING SO CAL. It will be a tropical storm or depression by the time it makes land. Stop the fearmongering.

bobblanton
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  HaloLew

Hahahahahahahaha

HaloLew
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  HaloLew

I’m referring to the label of “hurricane” and not questioning the decision at all. I fully expected the game to be rained out.

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  HaloLew

I doubt they get both games in on Saturday.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Is there a forecast I’m not seeing? Anaheim shows a 7% chance of rain at 9pm Saturday night.

M.C.Homer
Member
10 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

This site don’t lie.
Click on 10 day for a detailed graph.
https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/ca/anaheim

M.C.Homer
Member
10 months ago
Reply to  M.C.Homer

I studied to be a meteorologist.
personally I think it will not be nearly what they are warning of rain wise.
It should shift too far east for the LA basin to get max effect.
But keep in mind, the mountains WILL get hit and come down the Santa Ana and Gabriel.
The wind and ++surf will be true for sure

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  HaloLew

I wish someone could interview resident Angels meteorologist Trout for his opinion. I would not be surprised Angels side reporter to ask him of his expert opinion during today’s game.

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  HaloLew

Ocean temps, dryer air, wind shear, land interaction all will take away its energy.

Plus, heading toward the Big A it have another energy decrease. Less wind from an inevitable torn oblique muscle.

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  HaloLew

Fear mongering, obfuscations and false narrative building is their ONLY function.

M.C.Homer
Member
10 months ago
Reply to  HaloLew

Go play in the river bed and see what happens..

Brent
Super Member
10 months ago

Double header tomorrow due to the ::checks notes:: hurricane hitting SoCal on Sunday.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Brent

I predict Silseth to start for the first game and Canning to start for the second with Sandoval/Barria as middle relievers. Who are they going to call from SLC for extra player that they can add tomorrow?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

It is slightly unfair for the Rays to call up someone from their 3A team, wherever they are playing today. But, I guess that is called home advantage.

Pineapple12
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

You are correct, sir. Silseth for the 1st and Sandy for the 2nd game

Pineapple12
Super Member
10 months ago

Angels might not be a well-run organization, but dammit we are incredibly entertaining.

Never a dull moment
😂😂😂😂😂😂.

Nolan and Logan !!

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Apple is now wondering why they did not include today’s game for their Friday Night MLB baseball. Instead, they have to broadcast MFYankees vs Red Sux, which would not be watched even by those die-hard (but now disgusted) fans.

smithy610
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Well, we did say a lot of times that well-run organizations have a successful “next man up” philosophy – Rays, Dodgers, Cheaters, etc.

Perry is just taking it into an extreme level.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Well if he was really extreme he’d be bringing up players from the El Segundo Little league after they get eliminated.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Angels don’t have quality players in the Minors, such as the El Segundo Little League players

Pineapple12
Super Member
10 months ago

any chance we can subtly swap Squid for the El Segundo Little League team’s backup SS ?

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

El Segundo coach says, “Absolutely not!”

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

 😆  That kid from Tennessee is pretty good, too.

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Man I remember seeing the story about Rendon not liking baseball years ago and not thinking too much of it. Like its perfectly fine for dudes to have other interest. But now it feels like such a red flag that the Angels ignored.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2133276-nats-anthony-rendon-doesnt-watch-baseball-because-its-too-long-and-boring#:~:text=In%20an%20unexpected%20admission%2C%20Rendon,It's%20too%20long%20and%20boring.%E2%80%9D

In an unexpected admission, Rendon told the reporter he never watched the All-Star game as a kid and rarely watches the sport in general.
“I don’t watch baseball,” Rendon said. “It’s too long and boring.”

It all make sense now.

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Twebur
Legend
10 months ago

Seemed to like it wearing a Nats jersey.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago

He loves watching a game from the dugout.
With the smiles on his face, this must be his Happy Place.

smithy610
Super Member
10 months ago

Lineup is out!

Schanuel is leading off! He’s getting the Moniak and Neto Treatment

Logan also back!!!!!

DO OR DIE NOW FOLKS!!!!

Schanuel
Ohtani
Drury
Moose
O’Hoppe
Moniak
Renfroe
Rengifo
Grichuk

Last edited 10 months ago by smithy610
tanana40
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Put Trout in there and it is interesting.

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

Trout and Neto is even a little more interesting.

Pineapple12
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Don’t tempt us with a good time !!

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

We’re already dead but looking forward to watching Nolan play.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Slightly disappointed that Trout is not there yet. He must have still lingering pain.

Nevin lied to Jeff Fletcher regarding Logan O’Hoppe, who must be on cloud 9 to be back in Anaheim. Tonight’s game is now a must see TV, and even if this were Apple TV+ Friday game I would have paid to watch it.

Turk's Teeth
Editor
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

That’s quite a challenge – thought leading off would be something they’d experiment with down the line, but not on day one. He wasn’t leading off in the minors.

Welp, Nolan, here you go.

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

It’s 12 game streak time!!! this is an actual lineup. I just pray that Thames and Phil let Schanuel be himself. He is patient.. he controls the strike zone and he makes defensive positioning aware contact. I’m terrified they will have him swinging at the first pitch early and often.

Last edited 10 months ago by Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Blackgoat
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Lineup of destiny. This is where our origin story begins.

smithy610
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Blackgoat

I’ll say this for Perry – at least he’s not bringing up retreads (Walsh), and he’s actually going for those w/ hope and promise.

Just crossing my fingers those hopes are not dashed quite fast

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

The more I read about Hurricane Hilary, the more I would be concerned if I were living in Orange County and whole LA area. I am certain the stores are busy with people buying water, cans of ready food, batteries (those high capacity battery source was really handy to recharge smart phones when we had week long wild fire related power outage in Oregon), and, of course, toilet papers. For those of you who live in possible path for this potentially devastating hurricane, please be careful out there. MLB games are not that important.

Last edited 10 months ago by Kiyotchan
ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I’m not sure from current forecasts if its an OC/LA thing. Current forecast as of Friday afternoon is “periods of rain” on Sunday and its over Monday morning with sun to start the week.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

This is, of course, one of many computer generated predictions, but gotta admit this model does not look good.

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Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Severe flooding. Arte’s Arc…….you have room for only the 40-man roster and 3 FO people…whos on it?

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I’m seeing a possible 3-6 inches of rain with wind and flash flood warnings for much of SOCAL. I was driving to AZ this morning and canceled, thinking the trip home might be bad. I’m sure it will fall somewhere in between your forecast and mine,

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

MLB teams are now embracing 6 man rotation at least part of time during a long season.
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2023/08/mariners-planning-to-use-a-six-man-rotation.html

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Preemptive Ohtani signing mive

nishiogawakun
Super Member
10 months ago

Perry definitely giving off major YOLO vibes with his moves these last two months. I mean, no comment on whether good or bad, just definitely seems like do or die. Curious what his future will be next year. I guess a better question will be what Arte will be up to…