Angels Out-loved by Phillies in 6-4 loss

Ah, the City of Brotherly Love… well, sometimes. It is more like the city of constant booing and breaking lamps and making Santa cry but they do have some love to share at times. Could they give some to the Angels or will they throw batteries?

Lucas Giolito could use some of that love. Instead, it all went to Trea Turner, who has been on fire after Philadelphia stopped booing him. And him and Harper slaughtered Lucas as the trade deadline dud went 5 and 2/3 innings giving up 5 runs on 4 hits, striking out 6 and walking 4. Oh no… who could have seen that coming…

The offense would have to pick him up and yeah, that wasn’t going to happen. Not this team. Not in August. Too little, too late as they say.

Highlighted Recap

Rengifo got the Angels on the board first with an rbi single.

1-0 Angels

That lead did not last as Lucas Giolito gave up a home run to Trea Turner right after that.

Tied game

Drury gave the Angels the lead again with a 2 run single of his own.

3-1 Angels

Again it did not last as Harper tied it up immediately after.

Bruh

And then Trea Turner gave the Phillies the lead in the 5th.

5-3 Phillies

The offense rallied in the 7th, bringing home a run on small ball.

5-4 Phillies

The bullpen did not help, as Leone gave up a run to former Angel Brandon Marsh.

6-4 Phillies

Angels lose, again. Ugh.

Upcoming

More Angels at Phillies, all early games. At least this way you do not HAVE to watch, right?

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DowningDude
Legend
8 months ago

Arte should relocate the team to rural town Murphys, California.

He could call the team Murphys Law

Anything that can go wrong with this team goes wrong

FungoAle
Super Member
8 months ago

I don’t really care if the Angels lose, they are not good at all with no No. 1 or No. 2 level starter. All I care is that they go higher on this list.

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Kiyotchan
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Then we have to start cheering for Guardians, Padres, gNats, Mets, Tigres, Bucks, Cardinals, White Sox, Rockies, KC & the Sunshine Band, and A’s to win for the remainder of the season. Got it. 16.5% is not a hopium dream.

Twebur
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

They’ll mess that up too….can’t win when we need to, won’t lose when we needs to.
trAdition

Kiyotchan
Super Member
8 months ago

Tony Gonsolin is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on this Friday by Dr. ElAttrache. The Dodgers have contacted Sho if he would be interested in having BOGO for Tommy John. (Italicized for satirical effect) 😆
https://www.mlb.com/news/tony-gonsolin-tommy-john-surgery

Last edited 8 months ago by Kiyotchan
Roy Hobbs
Super Member
8 months ago

Changing the hitting and pitching approaches might be the least costly changes with the largest positive impacts for next year.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
8 months ago

The scary thing is that you can’t blame injuries anymore. Adding Trout and Neto isn’t going to make this a playoff team.

Jayman28
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

The injuries excuse has been overused since 2016, it’s all so tiresome

DowningDude
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  Jayman28

History repeats itself!

WallyChuckChili
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

You still can because they still happen.
It is tiresome but it happens every year and to key players. Its would be nice to have our IL Healthy and playing peak September Baseball.

Funny though, Nolan would be in AA, Rengifo a bench player, Velazquez in AAA

Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago

When things happen over and over again, it’s not luck. You can’t call consistently successful teams “lucky” and consistently bad teams “unlucky”. The Angels consistent injury problems are not bad luck – they are a symptom of something very wrong with this Organization. Whether it’s training, nutrition, strength and conditioning etc the injury bug has its basis in something other than bad luck.

Last edited 8 months ago by Fansince1971
JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Lots of fans, including ones that post here, believe this team would have made postseason if not for the injuries. You’ll probably hear the same from Nevin and Perry after the season officially ends. I guess I need to start smoking what they are because this was a .500 team at best coming out of Spring training.

Fansince1971
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

Completely agree. And as many of us have said .500 or slightly over would be a great result after last year’s record So my prediction of 83 wins was actually an optimistic one even though it was unlikely to put the team in the playoffs.

tanana40
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I believe that Fangraphs predicted 84 wins for the Angels at the beginning of the year.

CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
8 months ago

So much for winning the prize pitcher at the trade deadline, Giolito sucks but hey, every other competing team wanted him too. Typical Angel luck we got him. We should keep Thaiss around cause it sure looks like OHoppe can’t hit yet. Renfro is washed not worth re-signing 20hr/230 avg who is horrible with men in scoring position. Goodbye Grichuk, Cron, Velazquez, Next year play more of the kids and access were to go from there.

Jayman28
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

I called it when I said it was Dan Haren and Zack Greinke all over again and how they will not make the playoffs. But most people were busy saying “nu-uh it will be different this time. Sweet sweet insanity

h27kim
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  Jayman28

We had Dan Harden for another year and Giolitto is no Greinke.

Jayman28
Trusted Member
8 months ago
Reply to  h27kim

And even when they had him for another year, they still did not make the playoffs. The point is that they traded prospects for a rental pitcher excluding Haren, and they end up choking near the end.

Cowboy26
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  h27kim

Dan Harden ? That’s 5th Starter excitement level.

DowningDude
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Dan Harden twitter is ithrowLOLBAH

Last edited 8 months ago by DowningDude
Kiyotchan
Super Member
8 months ago

According Rhett Bollinger, Sho has not had second medical opinion.
https://www.mlb.com/news/shohei-ohtani-s-injury-raises-questions-for-angels?game_pk=716817

There is no way that Sho (and Nez Balelo) would allow himself to continue to play unless he had medical opinion from Dr. ElAttrache. He is not that foolish. With the injury being different location and the degree of tear unknown, I have to assume that it is ok for Sho to delay surgery until the end of baseball season with the specialist’s approval.

Sho will now just focus on batting, still doing his best to help the Angels win as many games as possible, and aim to win the MLB homerun crown and reach 400 TB.

James
Trusted Member
8 months ago

They are only as good as the sum of their parts and sum of those parts are steamed dog doodie. This has got to be the worst fail in the franchise’s history. Like relocate the team to North Dakota bad. 💩

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  James

There’s good news, though. If Seattle can beat Oakland tonight our magic number for clinching at least 4th place in the division will be reduced to 6

James
Trusted Member
8 months ago

suddenly the clouds open and a 🌈 streams from the heavens illuminating all below. A unicorn gallops besides this rainbow over Angels stadium and Artie hops on to never be seen again. Magical!

Guest
8 months ago
Reply to  James

For The Worst Fail in the Franchise’s History, please see 1995.

Cowboy26
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to 

Too Soon.

DowningDude
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  James

ND? Darin Erstad will coach us

WallyChuckChili
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I’m on board with Erstad

Twebur
Legend
8 months ago

The universe seeks balance. Good and bad happen. Except for the Angels

BannedInLA
Super Member
8 months ago

Hey Mickey & Rengifo showed up. That’s all I got.

DowningDude
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Metallica was good and UFC kicks ass.

MarineLayer
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Torn UCL blows chunks.

BannedInLA
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

No lies detected.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Drury also had three hits today. In some way, I blame Sho for not advancing to 3rd with Rengifo’s first rbi base hit. That may have taken away some of the Angels mojo we had today. Logan not being able to score Mickey from third with only one out also hurt.

BannedInLA
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Yes, Drury had a solid game. Glad he’s signed for next season.

Sho had an ugly day in the batter’s box.

Last edited 8 months ago by BannedInLA
clover_black
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Metallica was unreal on sunday…. Brought my daughter to her first show and she had the time of her life… kicking myself for not going Friday , so we are planning Seattle next year.

BannedInLA
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  clover_black

Nice. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of youngish people in attendance. Both nights rocked even if Sofi sucks.

clover_black
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

staff / police were buying up posters before doors opened. Terrible look.

Cowboy26
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

R U Kidding Me?.

The neophyte banjo walker got hi first major league extra base hit today.

We should be rejoicing.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
8 months ago

This team sucks! We lost the Gump trade! I knew in Spring Training that we sucked! We should have traded for players that have only played good after the trade deadline! Arte should have sold the team! Glad i gave up my 20 game package! They raised the price of beer! And Parking! Fuck the City of Anaheim, Arte, Andrew, Shohei’s UCL, Trout’s wrist, every bone on Rendone, all the players, coaches, staff and the helpful Honda people who never pick me for seat upgrades. Also Jerome’s furniture and free wings bc the Angels don’t score 10 runs!

But see you tomorrow for game 2

steelgolf
Super Member
8 months ago

I was not going to Rev this until I got to the “every bone 🍖 in Rendone “ part.

DowningDude
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Rev would approve

DowningDude
Legend
8 months ago

I am so disgusted. I hate Arturo. I am boycotting everything associated with this sad sack franchise until they turn this ship around!!!!

See you in 5 minutes

BannedInLA
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

You forgot to say three Hail Mary’s and damn Rengifo to Hades.

DowningDude
Legend
8 months ago

Tip cap, turn page

WallyChuckChili
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I’m starting to get Carpal Tunnel.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
8 months ago

At your service, sir!

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DowningDude
Legend
8 months ago

Dude. All seriousness – I got Ulnar Entrapment. Not fun at all.

steelgolf
Super Member
8 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Can we just tear the page up, and burn it?

Twebur
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

A Book banning!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
8 months ago

2022 watch is on. We need to win 11 to outdo last year. Can we? 11-19 will do it

Twebur
Legend
8 months ago

How many more times does Glib’lito take the mound?

Last edited 8 months ago by Twebur
James
Trusted Member
8 months ago

Looking kind of doubtful right now

Pineapple12
Super Member
8 months ago

We just aren’t good lol 😔

Catch yall tomorrow to do it all over again

Twebur
Legend
8 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Go teAm Turd!

steelgolf
Super Member
8 months ago

Yeah, I didn’t expect much against the Phillies.