Angels Loup it up, lose 6-2 vs Rays

As the Angels land in Tampa Bay, a greater contrast couldn’t have been seen. Despite the success, the Rays play in the second worst stadium in MLB, with an attendance fitting the A’s, not a 90+ win team. But, despite that, spirits are high, and why wouldn’t they be? The Rays are one of the best run organizations in Baseball, and just announced a new stadium. Fans are happy, excited, have expectations, and despite setbacks including losing their best players to injury and criminal acts, look to make a deep postseason run.

Meanwhile the Angels are officially a losing team yet again for the 8th straight year. A team with a huge budget, giant stars, and absolutely no sense at all. This team should be great, but it has been an absolute failure. Nothing spent on medical staff, or player development, or analytics, just players that look good on billboards. While the Rays do the best with the little money they have, the Angels lose a ton while blowing money on aging stars.

It may be a name related reason after all. The moment the Rays dropped Devil from their name, they have been one of the best teams in Baseball. Meanwhile, once the Angels dropped Anaheim from their name, they have become a laughingstock. Seriously, from 1997-2015, the years that the Angels had Anaheim in their name somewhere, the Angels had that Disney magic, going to the playoffs 7 times. Since then? 8 straight losing seasons.

So how did this one go then? Well, Patrick Sandoval went 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, striking out 7 and walking 3. Honestly, not bad against one of the best teams in Baseball. Of course the offense didn’t help and he left in line for the L so…

Well, 7K, that’s… something…

Highlighted Recap

The game immediately looks bad as Patrick Sandoval gives up a triple and then a home run in back to back plays.

2-0 Rays

But, Logan gets the Angels on the board in the 4th with a solo shot.

2-1 Rays

The bullpen did their job, somehow, and it was a close game into the 8th when Neto hit one out to tie the game!

Mom gets ball
Happy Mom

Well, the Angels can’t win, that would hurt their draft pick! Thankfully, Loup is here to Loup it up! 2 run double? Sure.

4-2 Rays

Wait, need more, how about a 2 run single?

6-2 Rays

Yeesh. Angels lose, Grichuk gets hit in the head, typical Angels game. Drink responsibly.

Upcoming

More day games vs the Rays next two days. Weee…

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CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
7 months ago

Wow. Walsh looking washed again. And here comes Poup, pitching like crap again.

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
7 months ago

Any tanking team should sign Loup.

He’s worth at least 3 to 4 draft spots.

GrandpaBaseball
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7 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

 😂 

WallyChuckChili
Legend
7 months ago

Walsh with tonight’s Golden Sombrero!
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Brent
Super Member
7 months ago

They should put him on the waivers list again.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
7 months ago

He’s looking at a minor league deal.

Sad to see his downfall due to an illness.

BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago

Fletcher didn’t hit the ball out of the infield BTW.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
7 months ago

Tank Commander of the game: Aaron Loup. Aaron, this whiskey shot is for you!

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FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago

Got my Beam up!

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BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago

Funny f’ing movie.

Particularly that scene.

fyasko51
Trusted Member
7 months ago

I just want the season to be over, taken to the back of the shed, Old Yeller style. The club house vibes must be miserable. This was the worst season since 99. I would like to see Erstad as next years skipper

WallyChuckChili
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7 months ago
Reply to  fyasko51

And Percival as Pitching Coach!

FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  fyasko51

Don’t forget about the Weave…I bring an edge dammit. Where is Kyle Seager?

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Brent
Super Member
7 months ago

Correct me if i’m wrong here, but, needing two hands worth of fingers to count how many losses in a row a team has had is not good, right?

Eric_in_Portland
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7 months ago
Reply to  Brent

It depends what the goal is

Twebur
Legend
7 months ago

This one goes out to the Tank Closer. The MVP Tank leader in Saves. Nails when the loss is in doubt. You should be proud of your uselessness, a vital part to what will unfortunately be a likely failed tank attempt……. because why? trAdition.
We never win, even when we lose.

Nobody does it better……Loup.

https://youtu.be/O7n5thixpPs?si=6xCzoK3QvcK1iZD0

Fansince1971
Legend
7 months ago

Let’s go for 0-11!!

The Rays are a glaring example of how poorly run the Angels Organization is.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Our competitors are all losing so this was a big loss

Fansince1971
Legend
7 months ago

Correct. A top-5 pick in the first 5 rounds and a compensation pick after the 2nd round could be pretty sweet. There would be some solid talent available.

Cowboy26
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7 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Always a brides made though.

They couldn’t even beat the chokin’ MF Doggers in bubble world.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
7 months ago

It seemed impossible just a week ago when we had to swoon to a 5-12 finish to be as bad as last year but now a 5-6 finish will do it. Downing Dude’s 72-90 is within reach. Even that seems like an overestimate now

MikeSalmon
Super Member
7 months ago

I had 68-94. We’re at 68 right now. All we the have to do is end the season on a 17 game losing streak.

I think I have a chance. My gawd…I hate loving the Angels.

Last edited 7 months ago by MikeSalmon
FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago

Aaron Loup, you magnificent Son of a Bitch! Game ball.

WallyChuckChili
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7 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

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DowningDude
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7 months ago

Neto fam were classic. 🤣

FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I just saw the replay of Neto’s home run, nice. Snuck out of the park by a little bit.

Twebur
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

This time next year, they won’t even acknowledge he plays on the Angels.
To embarrassing 😀

steelgolf
Super Member
7 months ago

Tanks to the Rays for keeping our high draft hopes alive!