Ignominious Sweep Postgame

After today, only 25 games remain in the season from hell. Tyler Anderson of the 5.58 ERA pitched today hoping to avoid being swept by the Oakland Athletics in their cesspool of a stadium. What fun!

Inning 1:

Four Angels came up to bat. Shohei Ohtani got a walk that involved actual pitches being thrown. Other than that, nobody reached base safely. Tyler Anderson hit Ryan Noda with a pitch but no other Athletics reached base either.

Inning 2:

Mickey Moniak contributed a two out double but Chad Wallach struck out to continue the Angels RISP disfunction woes. The As went three up three down with two strikeouts.

Inning 3:

The Angels went three up three down. The Athletics actually pitched to Shohei Ohtani but he popped out to first. The Athletics didn’t get a man on base. I guess we have a pitching duel.

Inning 4:

Randal Grichuk singled with one out. Eduardo Escobar homered. 2-0 Angels.

Mickey Moniak singled with two outs. Chad Wallach hit an RBI double. 3-0 Angels.

Tyler Anderson totally imploded in the bottom of the fourth. He threw three walks in a row including a wild pitch. He did manage to get out of the inning without allowing a run.

Inning 5:

Adrian Martinez came in to pitch for Kyle Muller. Shohei Ohtani walked again and stole a base.

That was it for the Angels. Anderson had an eight pitch inning to send the As back out to the field.

Inning 6:

Eduardo Escobar singled to lead things off but the next three Angels failed to hit safely. A lead off single by Zack Gelof broke up Anderson’s no hit bid. He had been called out but the As were successful on their challenge. Ryan Noda then broke up the shutout bid with a two run homer. 3-2 Angels. Carlos Perez got a one out single to chase Anderson out of the game. Andrew Wantz came in. Seth Brown homered off him to make it 4-3 Athletics. Wantz also gave up a triple to Aledmys Diaz.

Inning 7:

Kyren Paris struck out but Luis Rengifo homered to tie the game.

Francisco Perez came in to pitch and Shohei Ohtani struck out. Drury lined out to right. Then Jose Soriano came in to pitch for the Angels. Lawrence Butler grounded out. Zack Gelof singled. Ryan Noda served up a beautiful double play ball to Soriano who threw wildly to the outfield to leave men at first and third with one out. Brent Rooker walked to load the bases. Tony Kemp got a pinch hit that skipped under the glove of Kyren Paris. The throw to Escobar resulted in a two base error on Mickey Moniak. All three runners scored. Kemp ended up at third base. 7-4 Athletics. Sorry to show you this video.

Seth Brown was intentionally walked and Shea Langoliers doubled to right to make it 9-4 Athletics. Jose “Don’t call me Jefry” Marte came in to pitch. Aledmys Diaz singled off of him. He got Nick Allen out. Then Lawrence Butler hit safely through the left side. 10-4 Athletics.

Inning 8:

The Angels went down 1-2-3. Then they brought in Kolton Ingram to pitch. Three up three down for Ingram.

Inning 9:

Mickey Moniak grounded out. Chad Wallach got a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Kyren Paris walked. Mickey Moniak scored from second on a wild pitch. 10-5 Athletics. Kyren Paris made it to third. Luis Rengifo singled. 10-6.

Shohei Ohtani struck out. Another wild pitch advanced Rengifo to second base. Brandon Drury walked and the As chose this opportunity to replace Kirby Snead on the mound. He was trying to give the game away, I get that. I wanted him to give the game away. The Angels countered by bringing in Mike Moustakas to pinch hit. He struck out. That’s all folks! The Angels just got swept by the Oakland Athletics.

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2GA2Join
Super Member
10 months ago

So with that game, we knocked Oakland out of the top draft pick position?
Ha ha, that was the plan all along! Take that Oakland!

Brent
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Oakland moves to LV, KC moves to Oakland.

max
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max
10 months ago

So this is McCourt-esque hilarity. I really enjoyed our prime of the early ‘oughts and the Dodgers demise during the same time frame. But this is something else, how do you get swept by the absolute worst team, possibly going back 20+ years? If you get swept by the worst team in the league, doesn’t that kinda like make you the worseyest team? Gee Cry Arte’, is this the unfinished business you talked about? Turning a decent franchise into one of the worst of all time?? Just sell. Lol, is there a game tomorrow, or nah?

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 months ago

Watch us do well against Baltimore. I expect Rosenberg to shut down the Os

Fansince1971
Legend
10 months ago

Are you being sarcastic Eric?

55yearsangelsfan
Trusted Member
10 months ago

If we are right at the edge of exceeding the tax, would it help to bring up Fletcher and phillips, that we’re paying anyway? Seems that should save money. Not enthused about phillips. And we could bring up Walsh as well if that would save money, but really not enthused.

On the other hand, we’re doing our best to tank. Walsh and phillips could assist in that regard as well!

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago

We’re paying all 3 regardless so it doesn’t impact the CBT amounts either way. So why not?

55yearsangelsfan
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

My guess is that we’re paying something to the other players we brought up instead, hence it would save money to bring up players that would not count anything against the tax. Bring up enough to avoid the penalties.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago

it doesn’t work that way

Fansince1971
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10 months ago

Your presumption of the way it works is unfortunately wrong.

Jim Atkins
Super Member
10 months ago

This weekend was only the second time all season (as near as I can figure) that the A’s have swept a three game series. They beat the Brewers in June. Great Googly Moogly, Angel suckitude is approaching record depths this year.

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Yep. And their FIRST at home all season

FungoAle
Legend
10 months ago

Tough schedule from here on out before finishing up against the studly A’s . There is a decent shot for the lotto.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago

One thing about our Halos, they love to help everybody out.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago

Can Arte Moreno be placed on a restricted list (Until team sale)?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago

BTW, who is Max Stassi?

MarineLayer
Super Member
10 months ago

Velazquez: The Angels optioned Velazquez to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.
(Velazquez will head back to the minors after the Angels reinstated Matt Thaiss (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. With the Angels summoning fellow infielders Kyren Paris and Michael Stefanic from the minors Friday as their two September call-ups, the team didn’t have much of a need to keep Velazquez on hand as a utility man.)
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Would have preferred a DFA but better than nothing.

DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

When Paris is injured, squid will come back up.

trAdition

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago

I guess it worked. Would we have continued to pay him if it wasn’t for the Salary Cap-Tax issue? Seems to me they would have.

https://twitter.com/SamBlum3/status/1698398925219373446?s=20

MarineLayer
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Yay, I’ll take it.

DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Yay! We cut the salary of a guy dealing with personal issues. Woot woot!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

A lot longer than most teams would.

DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Source?

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

The lack of even an inkling of a medical update on Stassi for the last 5 months.

That right there is prima facie evidence the Angels were doing him a solid.

FungoAle
Legend
10 months ago

Angels have a real good shot at out-stinking the 2019 team tank commanded by Brad Ausmus. In 2019 Aug-Sept, the Angels won 16 and lost 36. The last two months were a complete meltdown of epic proportions. I remember it all too well as the Halo’s showed no spine, gutless. Here in 2023, for the month of August through todays game, 8 wins and 22 losses. Just frigg’n horrible.

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Lead us to the Bottom.

Tank Commander Big Brain Brad – 2019
Tank Commander Phillip – 2023

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tanana40
Super Member
10 months ago

Oakland has some emerging young players. Last place is not unthinkable in 2024.

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

Battle for the bottom 2024

Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

I expect it, actually

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

With our pitching thats very doable.

rosstrade
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Whatever the Angels are doing since the trade deadline doesn’t resemble baseball.

It’s as if Phil Nevin is just throwing random stuff on the field each game to amuse himself.

Next year the team will be / must be completely different if we want to see real baseball on the field – a massive overhaul of the roster with just a few key pieces remaining.

Will Perry and Phil survive this year’s onslaught of consistently bad and uninspired baseball performance to help implement these changes?

I sure hope not.

Still, when next spring comes around, you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be checking in to see what the Angels are doing and to feel that great sense of optimism that spring training always brings to the start of the season and the hope that maybe next year will be different…..

DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  rosstrade

SELL THE TEAM! SELL THE TEAM!

FungoAle
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10 months ago
Reply to  rosstrade

Perry-boy sure seems to have his fans on this site but not sure how he comes back with such an epic collapse. His future is not that bright.

FungoAle
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10 months ago

I’ve been landscaping since 10:00am and just walked in to check some scores. Angels now dropped from 11th to 9th worst winning percentage. Way-to-go-Angels-tank-is-real.

DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Manscaping?

steelgolf
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Team Tank !!!!! We need a 2024 draft with the first 10 picks being starting pitchers.

James
Trusted Member
10 months ago

I chose yet again to step away with the Angels leading and once again my thoughts were that they have this well in hand. I was obviously wrong again. Beautiful videos thank you and a nice write up of this latest loss.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago

Bob Nightengale of click bait USA Today reports that Sho may undergo TJS earlier than anticipated in next 10 days according to his source. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2023/09/03/mlb-stretch-runs-burning-questions-will-shohei-ohtani-have-surgery/70757037007/

Sho expresses his opinion about Bob’s report by performing TJS on his head.

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Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

If the Angels had sponsorship from a newspaper, it would be USA Today.

James
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Try The Oklahoman

DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I hope those people flying in from Tokyo bought travel insurance!

Kiyotchan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Does the insurance cover suckage?

steelgolf
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Nope, but the season ticket holders do!

Brent
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Probably realizing it’s not worth it to suit up only to be walked every AB. Might as well get it done now.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
10 months ago

Brutal. A new low in a long stretch of lows.

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

You know, there is a reason why a mental health awareness group is one of our main advertisers. 

AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

You watch the Halos and your life doesn’t seem so bad.

DowningDude
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10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

It came suddenly

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Don’t worry, you’ll last longer next time

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago

It’s a metal health commercial. I’m copper, a conductive hard metal

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Suddenly my ass…..its been almost 15 years 😀🤡🤡

James
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

It seems like much longer than that. 🤬

WallyChuckChili
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10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

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Twebur
Legend
10 months ago

Who is going to start the rumor that Bobby V and Perry were seen having dinner at Del Taco over the weekend.

Fire Phillip 😀 Do it! Who cares!

AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Fire Bobby V. He’s the only guy who makes French looks a serious broadcaster.

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WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago

And hire Brett Phillips to replace him!

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I heard Perry and Sosh where comparing waistlines after devouring a platter of Lasagna

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 months ago

Foolish me. I thought we’d do well against Cincy, the Mets , Oakland .

Who said “oh, the horror!”? Was it Lovecraft? I’m looking at the next few years

AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
10 months ago

Colonel Kurtz

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 months ago

Yes, thank you!

Sportsdominator23
Trusted Member
10 months ago

I feel Foolish too, I thought the Angels were primed to make the Playoffs at the beginning of the year with Ohtani, Trout, Sandoval & a few others coming back from the WBC. Ohtani in top Pitching form to start the Season.

Everything pretty much turned South once Neto got injured in that Texas series. Shohei was feeling it at the plate with those Upper deck opposite field Home Runs & the Angels were on a Winning streak (Took 3 out of 4). They let the Royals come back in that Saturday game after the Texas series (Angels won 2 out of 3, should have been a sweep). I feel the Dodgers series right after at Anaheim killed the momentum (Got swept in a 2 game set, couldn’t score runs and never fully recovered).

smithy610
Super Member
10 months ago

Eh, I think those games would only matter if the Angels would end up missing the playoffs by a few games. Aside from the Royals game, there’s also the Rockies series, that Sunday Night Game against the Astros, etc.

But those games would not matter in the end since the Angels went 8-19 in August. Those marginal games would have made a difference if the Angels end up only 2-3 games out of a playoff spot. As it stands now, they’re quite good for a lottery pick.

Sportsdominator23
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

At the time the Angels were only about 3-4 games back of the Rangers after their Series with them (Correct me if I’m wrong). The Rockies series was directly after the Dodgers series. Dodgers series was the turning point for me where they kept going downhill and pretty much being in the Playoff hunt was a mirage.

Twebur
Legend
10 months ago

Fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.
-E in P

Eric_in_Portland
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10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

yes