LA Angels Thursday News Crash: What?

Oh shit the Angels won somehow. Maybe these guys actually want to win but they are just not very good at it.

Here is a sweepstakes for World Series tickets.

Padres pitcher Tim Hill underwent finger surgery that probably ended his season. Byron Buxton will begin his rehab assignment, almost just in time. Brewers pitcher J.C. Mejia was just suspended for PEDs. Tigers outfielder Riley Greene will have exploratory elbow surgery. Who says the age of exploration is over?

Carlos Correa went on the ten day injured list with a flare up of his plantar fasciitis. Veteran slugger Carlos Santana has 299 homers with just 11 games to play in the season.

I’d give you more of the usual MLBTR links but my antivirus thinks there is something wrong with those guys all at once.

Boston is officially eliminated from the postseason.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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Designerguy
Super Member
7 months ago

The following conversation happened at my work…

Person 1 – Guys will cheat on their beautiful wives, yet stay loyal to losing baseball team.

Me – That’s because their wives don’t fuck ’em. The Angels do it several times a week.

aaaaaaaand scene.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
7 months ago

I’d be happy with the 6th pick so a win here and there is ok, even “good”

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago

stupid adell… swings on first pitch like the Tank Commander Rengifo, but SUCCEEDS in getting a hit.

Pineapple12
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I’ve really liked Adell’s approach at the plate since returning

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago

rendon makes that play

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago

Canning … TANK MODE – ENGAGE

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago

Passed balls – neto to 2nd.

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

O.ploppe k, 1 LOBster in Scoring Position

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago

I guess this is the gamethread. GO TEAM!

Tuck the Fank!

red floyd
Legend
7 months ago

Sorry, I just looked at the sidebar, and there’s a post from May, “I Guarantee a Wildcard Spot for the 2023 Angels

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Where do we get our refunds?

Pineapple12
Super Member
7 months ago

Schanuel not in today’s lineup. Easy game to root for the tank

grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
7 months ago

CTPG feels like a cocktail party at 2 a.m…. most everyone has gone home… only the problem drinkers and hosts are hanging on.

Twebur
Legend
7 months ago

I don’t leave until the cheese plate and cocktail weinnies are gone.

https://youtu.be/T575Pbo4eWM?si=seRXxrCmSK3flAo9

Guest
7 months ago

The Foundation Building Materials’ keystone of the game today for the SoCal Seraphs is “Which of the Pickwick Triplets Did It” by Steve Martin and the creators of Only Murders in the Building.

https://youtu.be/Piv19tK4lH4?si=LORaoFqPXlNAtGvM

Was it Arte? Was it Perry? Or was it Nevin? Did one of them destroy the Angels’ 2023 season?

Or if you want to go with the player version, maybe it was Rendon, Loup, or Anderson.

Last edited 7 months ago by GhostGuest
WallyChuckChili
Legend
7 months ago

The Angels struck out 19 times yesterday and won. Only 2 guys that came to the plate didn’t strike out.

Schany and the Plumber.

Would like to see the Plumber play every day to close out the Season.

BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago

Agreed. Let him play 2nd and have Drury DH the rest of the way?

FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Plumber is good for the tank, good call

halofansince1978
Super Member
7 months ago

Saw you last night Kiyotchan.

You back for good…hope so?
 

nishiogawakun
Super Member
7 months ago

I hope!

Pineapple12
Super Member
7 months ago

Nolan Schanuel is a special talent having a special start to his career and we aren’t talking about it enough.

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

💡
Make him the hittng coach
💡

Twebur
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Send the team to Dr. Manger…group discount
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Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Or a badminton coach. Hes tall enough and swings his racket with grace.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
7 months ago

Good news for 2024. Neto, O’Hoppe, Schanuel, plus a potentially solid bullpen with guys throwing gas.

The return of the injured.

Better years overall for Detmers, Sandoval, etc.

The Loup and Tepera deals come off the books. Wow, were those two year deals ugly.

Drury has another year on his deal.

Silseth — and no further friendly fire injuries.

I leave it to others to add to this as desired.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

I’m going to do a taking inventory piece at some point soon.

Detmers and Sandoval taking big steps back this year really hurt the team.

CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

You forgot Ohtani signing a 1yr deal to show good faith to his loyal Angel fan base while at same time recovering from surgery to properly validate what his full FA value will be in 2025. LOL

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
7 months ago

What has gone right in 2023,

  1. Shohei having a great season.
  2. Rookies coming on strong and showing promise.
  3. So many new posters coming to CtPG’s.
  4. So many of the core group here returning and becoming “Legends’.
  5. Being able to share the laughs together here.
  6. Sharing the venting and heart breaks, along with the frustrations with all here.
  7. Stopping by in the mornings with a cup of coffee and reading and posting about the team, baseball and sports before moving on to life.

Everyone have a great day today and remember it’s an early get-a-way game today.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
7 months ago

So many missed opportunities to do something right in 2023 and still counting.

  1. Arte not selling.
  2. No stadium deal.
  3. Bringing in a haul for Shohei from Dodgers – Two guys named Miller and then some.
  4. Having Trout return to being Trout.
  5. Detmers, Canning, Sandoval and Anderson all win 15 games.
  6. Rendon earning his money.
  7. Making the playoffs.
  8. Making trades in July that brought in prospects.
  9. Hiring coaches that had knowledge of what they were doing.
  10. Playing Fletcher at 2b all season.
Marcotor
Trusted Member
7 months ago

No playing Fletcher at 2B would have been a disaster. He’s done, ever since the extension he has steadily declined in the finest trAdition. The way you harp on it makes me ask is he your Grandson or something? The Angels would have been no better off with him in the every day lineup.

Last edited 7 months ago by Marcotor
GrandpaBaseball
Legend
7 months ago

So the Angels won a game – poor Bastards can’t ever get it right.