Blowpen Creates Postgame Havoc

Here’s the first draft;

We’re back in the win column thanks to some clutch hitting by Drury, Moose, and our friend Trey Cabbage.

Detmers was solid and the bullpen held.

Draft two:

But then Esteves gave up 2 in the 9th and we lost.

Trying to rebound:

Ok, the Angels powered back to tie it at four and now I’m stuck. Key hits by Moniak and Rengifo knotted it up.

Soriano immediately cashed in tte free runner in the 10th. Angels down 5-4.

That was the final. The losing skid continues.

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2002heaven
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7 months ago

75-87
Got only 9 games left this month vs teams with losing records, Guardians, Tigers, and A’s.
They’ll have another bad month in September of less than 10 wins.

smithy610
Super Member
7 months ago

In some good news, Nolan enters the MLB’s list of Top 100 prospects, slotting in at #100.

Hopefully he will have a more significant Angels career than #99 Top Prospect Taylor Lindsey.

2002heaven
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7 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

He probably would’ve been a higher rated player had he played at a SEC school.

Last edited 7 months ago by 2002heaven
CAoldskoll
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7 months ago

Man the tickets are dropping in price online for home game. Maybe it would be fun to get cheap diamond club seats and pretend the Angels are a good team. Or enjoy watching Guardians play, they are at least still trying to make playoffs.

Fansince1971
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

Just saw front row of the Field Terrace just behind 3B for $15. That’s 2001 pricing!

Oh and $4 Club seats. 😂

Last edited 7 months ago by Fansince1971
Twebur
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7 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

You are going to renew your season seats!

Fansince1971
Legend
7 months ago

💩-bot should have been out a lot lately but I’m too GA and apathetic to rally.

clover_black
Super Member
7 months ago

Of all the tanks, this is the tankiest.

it’s almost beautiful.

FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago

The Angels are 8-23 in the month of August and September, shooting to eclipse the 16-36 record of the Ausmus 2018 squad and this will go down as the worst meltdown this century.

Last edited 7 months ago by FungoAle
Fansince1971
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7 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

It could get a lot meltier. More melt = better draft position so melt away!

FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Half-game out of the magical 6th spot

Fansince1971
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7 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Sometimes you need to go down before you can go up.

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago

Didn’t understand Drury’s boneheaded play, though… i mean, that wasn’t exactly Joe West umpiring second base. Gotta make that play.

Twebur
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7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

badteam.wav – Charles Barkley saying “Bad team man. Bad f***ing team.” 

DowningDude
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7 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Good ole Chunkley

DowningDude
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7 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

u r a hero. njoy the nite! c u l8r bruh.

Eric_in_Portland
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7 months ago

Downing Dude, this is for you.

The Angels are 10-26 over their last 36 games and at that rate we’ll win 6 of our last 23. Yes, 6-17…it rounds down, maybe 7-16 so that’s 70 or 71 wins

Last edited 7 months ago by Eric_in_Portland
steelgolf
Super Member
7 months ago

Are you saying that Rome is burning?

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago

but probably only the 5th draft spot so meh.

steelgolf
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

5 is better than 13 to 17, where this team usually picks, and not always wisely!

DowningDude
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7 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Matt Wisely

steelgolf
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

It would be interesting to know what he tells the pitchers when he walks out to the mound. We already had the “throw moar sliderz “ Butcher quotes. We need moar fodder!

DowningDude
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7 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

“You have not chosen WISE-ly by selecting the Angels as the team to play for”

steelgolf
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7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Cowboy26
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7 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

And the MLB lottery odds for finishing in 5th place you may ask?

1st 10.0
2nd10.3
3rd 10.6
4th 10.9
5th 11.1
6th 11.0
7th 16.5
8th 15.7
9th 3.6
10th 0.2
11th >0.0

but here’s the problem, when you got a slight mathematical chance at drafting10th (or lower) even though you’re really in 5th place , You’re drafting 10th.

TrAdition

Fansince1971
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7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Here was last years odds of winning the lottery. All non-playoff teams participate. If your team is in the worst 3 you have the best odds at 16.5%.

Nationals (55-107), 16.5%
A’s (60-102), 16.5%
Pirates (62-100), 16.5%
Reds (62-100), 13.2%
Royals (65-97), 10.0%
Tigers (66-96), 7.5%
Rangers (68-94), 5.5%
Rockies (68-94), 3.9%
Marlins (69-93), 2.7%
Angels (73-89), 1.8%
D-backs (74-88), 1.4%
Cubs (74-88), 1.1%
Twins (78-84), 0.9%
Red Sox (78-84), 0.8%
White Sox (81-81), 0.6%
Giants (81-81), 0.5%
Orioles (83-79), 0.4%
Brewers (86-76), 0.2%

In the above example, the first six picks are slotted due to the draft results. From there, the non-playoff teams are slotted in according to their winning percentage. So, for example, if the Boston Red Sox (above) did not “defy the odds” and win the lottery for one of the top six spots, they will draft 14th. If, hypothetically, one of the teams with smaller odds than Boston wins the lottery and jumps ahead of them, Boston would slide back one spot to 15th.

Last edited 7 months ago by Fansince1971
DowningDude
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7 months ago

as long as we end the season on a 6-14 stretch, I’ll be happy. It means we’re WS-bound.

Twebur
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7 months ago

We can do anything we put our mind to. 💥💫⭐️✨

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steelgolf
Super Member
7 months ago

Estevez needs a week off to get his head, and his pitches back.

DowningDude
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7 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Take the rest of the career off.

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago

Estevez sucks

Twebur
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Can Rengifo pitch?

BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Probably better than half of our current BP slugs.

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

I look forward to Escobar appearances. I honestly think he could do better than Carly right now.

BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

The gallows humor around here for the final month is going to be epic.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Just think…we get to enjoy two more years of Estevez and Anderson.

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

YES! The guaranteed Tank era has begun! It IS in our DNA.

steelgolf
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

Ohh damn. Well, they say that bullpen pitchers are just streaky one year to the next, and a crapshoot, so Tyler Anderson, your new role is bullpen pitcher! We will test you for long relief and mop up duty

Manx44
Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

He is who we thought he was, just coming down to earth.

James
Trusted Member
7 months ago

I prefer a happy ending and this was not it. Bad fundamentals equals more losses

MH252525
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  James

Arte pays for players not for coaches. Plus like CJ Wilson tweeted out, the players aren’t even told to watch video, because Vladdy hit w/o it.

Cowboy26
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7 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

Uh C J Wilson never played with Vladdy on the Angels so how the hell would he know?

Plus that was like 14 years and 4 GM’s ago man. the Bitter dude should just stick to his Mazda dealerships.

MH252525
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

because that’s what the coaches told the players when he was there.

DowningDude
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7 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

“Whatever, dude.”

You think CJ listened to coaches?

MH252525
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

nope, but I think he heard what the coaches were telling the players.

DowningDude
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7 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

source?

MH252525
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

he tweeted it out like a week ago or so I’d say. let me see if I can find it again.

MH252525
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7 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

hate to go to a competitor but this is what popped up first
https://halohangout.com/posts/former-angels-all-star-exposes-angels-in-hilarious-twitter-rant

DowningDude
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7 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

i know the quotes, but it’s CJ Douche-nozzel wilson. He listened, but he DIDN’T HEAR IT. See the Wesley Snipes quotes.

DowningDude
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7 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

he didn’t HEAR anything, dude.

He listens, but he doesn’t HEAR…

https://www.facebook.com/RealWesleySnipes/videos/you-cant-hear-jimi-whitemencantjump/10155095563343197/

DowningDude
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7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

CJ Wilson as a source is about as solid as a runs from dia-barria.

MH252525
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

well he also said things that are verifiable and not just oh so and so said this. Did the Angels not have a weight room in ST until 2013? Did they not serve breakfast? Those sound like things that if he was wrong, we’d certainly hear about it. I dunno though….

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

C J Wilson didnt get served breakfast some day 10 friggin years ago? boo hoo.

What is this a cry for help now that his playing career is long over?

BTW the Angels had the best record in baseball in 2014 so if the Angels were intentionally starving players if was working real well back then.

BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

I suspect that was more a case of the Angles letting “Vladdy be Vladdy” because he was a such a special player.

Twebur
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  James

Happy endings usually costs extra.

Fansince1971
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  James

James – good thing it doesn’t matter. These games are meaningless other than for draft position so losing is actually productive!

MH252525
Trusted Member
7 months ago

Embarrassing. I think Trout should just take 50% of his contract and go to a team that can contend the next few years. If he doesn’t take money off, he’s not worth it at this point to another team and he’ll just wind up here doing what he has done for 10+ years.

MH252525
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

and by what he has done here for 10+ years I mean lose, because there is no way he puts up 1000 OPS again.

James
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

Too expensive and too injury prone

MH252525
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  James

He’s making a kickass golf course though! So there is that.

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

mini-golf?

lol … 😀

matthiasstephan
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

No way? He is this season removed from a .999 OPS (and 8th in the MVP race). Are you sure he has dropped off that dramatically?

red floyd
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7 months ago

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WallyChuckChili
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7 months ago

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DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago

tanks for that.

steelgolf
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Tanks to you!

steelgolf
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Tanks a lot

steelgolf
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Tanks for the memories!

DowningDude
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7 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Those mammaries are tanks!

BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago

I’m fairly certain that this was a Russian BT-7 tank (circa mid-to-late 1930’s)

red floyd
Legend
7 months ago

Tank you, tank you.

Ana 1 ana 2…

Last edited 7 months ago by red floyd