Flame Blowin’ Postgame

Andrew Wantz was the opener tonight. He got Ryan Noda out but then Zack Gelof homered to make it 1-0 Athletics. That remained the score at the end of the sixth inning. Kenny Rosenberg came in for the third through seventh innings but was unable to give up even more runs. Shortstop of the future Zach Neto committed a fielding error in the top of the fifth inning to put Jordan Diaz on first. It didn’t matter anyway. This is the As we’re talking about. In the seventh, Nolan Schanuel walked and Brandon Drury doubled to put men at second and third base with one out for Mike Moustakas who then hit a sacrifice fly.

1-1 tie. Logan O’Hoppe then homered. 3-1 Angels.

Then:

Ben Joyce And The Burn Pen

Joyce came in for the top of the eighth inning and committed an error to put a man on first, threw a wild pitch to send that guy to second, gave up a single and a walk to load the bases, and then gave up a single to Zack Gelof to make it 3-2 Angels. The bases were still loaded with no outs. Here is where they brought in Jose Soriano. Soriano promptly balked to tie the game. He did strike out Brent Rooker and JJ Bleday for the first and second outs. Shea Langoliers homered, though. 6-3 Athletics. A Diaz came in to pinch hit for a Diaz. Aledmys the Diaz lined out. David Fletcher got a two out single to right but advanced to third on a fielding error by Esteury Ruiz. Oops! Nolan Schanuel made an out to end that “threat.”

Kelvin Caceres came in to pitch for Jose Soriano. He gave up a single to Tyler Soderstrom. A sac bunt drove Soderstrom to second. Esteury Ruiz walked. Zack Gelof singled to score Soderstrom. 7-3 Athletics. Caceras got Lawrence Butler out to end the top of the ninth. Now they will probably send the kid back down to High-A and he will be psyched out for years. Tha Angels went down in order. That’s all folks!

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Kiyotchan
Super Member
7 months ago

Drury will be remembered as the second best Angel hitter of 2023 season.

GrandpaBaseball
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7 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Go to game thread.

FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago

Oakland is showing why they have lost 111 games

Kiyotchan
Super Member
7 months ago

Fletcher will be IBB’d.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Turned out to be the right decision.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
7 months ago

Plumber did not come through there.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
7 months ago

Adell showing off his fast twitch muscle.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
7 months ago

Drury with #30 double.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
7 months ago

Fletch with MLB play!

Fansince1971
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7 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

You will have more fun next year following the Dodgers

Kiyotchan
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I will assume the Dodgers will not offer a contract to JD Martinez until Sho decides where he will go next season. I will not be surprised if Sho is a Dodger, but I will not be shocked if he is not. I am really not sure if he wants to be in #2 populated city. He is after all a county boy from Oshu, Iwate.

Fansince1971
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7 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

It’s the obvious choice

Kiyotchan
Super Member
7 months ago

Grichuk solo homer!

GrandpaBaseball
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7 months ago

If we had a manager that won 100+ games in one season, he would have a statue and a 10 year contract. In NYC you are dumped a year later.

halofansince1978
Super Member
7 months ago

We let that guy retire.

GrandpaBaseball
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7 months ago

R.I.P. Tim Wakefield.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
7 months ago

Great play by Neto and tag by Plummer.

Last edited 7 months ago by Kiyotchan
GrandpaBaseball
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7 months ago

***DRURY HOMERUN***

GrandpaBaseball
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7 months ago

For as Fletch returning, PTP is scared to screw up and release him him as he will play well in ’24 as he would have in ’23 if given half a chance extended to Rengifo.

After arriving second half in ’18 Fletch returned in ’19 with something to prove. Fletcher finished 5th on the team in RBI even with Trout over a hundred, Albert over 90, Kole over 70, JUp over 50 and Fletch at 49. He was 4th in SB. 3rd RS, 2nd in BA, Triples, OBP (.350). 1st in Games, AB, hits, doubles.

2020 (Covid Season) 3rd in OBP (.376), OPS. 2nd in RS. 1st AB, Hits, Doubles, BA.

2021 Injured at the beginning of May and numbers dipped by a lot, he tried to play through his being injured.

2022 Missed almost all season because on being injured.

2023 Injury free, started at SS and just did not start out hitting and sent down to SLC and hit up a storm but each time brought up was not allowed to play regular until last two weeks and he showed he was always the hitter we remembered.

The only manager he had that knew how to play him was Sosh. Brad-Mr. Sour Grapes and Nevin along with PTP had no idea what to do with him. Should have just put him at 2d and let him get into the rhythm and he would have come around. For a team with no Defense playing Fletch at 2b would have helped out a lot.

Leading team in Batting Average twice, Hits twice, AB twice, Doubles twice. When given a chance and healthy he produces.

Cowboy26
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7 months ago

Theres no reason to release him. You’re paying him no matter what and I think he still has an option left.

JackFrost
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7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

who you talking about ?

DowningDude
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7 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

GPB said: “For as Fletch returning, PTP is scared to screw up and release him him as he will play well in ’24 as he would have in ’23 if given half a chance extended to Rengifo.”

Cowboy said: “there’s no reason to release him (Fletch)”

Kiyotchan
Super Member
7 months ago

Drury #25 solo homer!

tanana40
Super Member
7 months ago

This could be a quick game as both teams look to the off season. Mike Witt threw a perfect game against TX on the last game of the year.

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago

Met Maggie Neto on the concourse. Great lady – thanked her for giving birth to Zach

FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Nice! 👍🏻

Cowboy26
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7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

She’s a Mets fan? Not anymore Its time for her to switch over to the Angels.

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago

I bet Jeff set the gamethread for 1pm

Kiyotchan
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

It could be.

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago

Who said we wouldn’t play October baseball?????

FungoAle
Super Member
7 months ago

While Buck clears his office after the game, I’d like to extend my gratitude for his leadership in winning the double header yesterday over the Phil’s.

Sterns will make Counsell a strong offer to take over in NY and of course, the additional pressure that comes along with a NY gig.

Biggiswrth
Trusted Member
7 months ago

We’ve reached the finish line for 2023. Thank you all for this place to come to and post comments, vent, and grow in our love/hate realtionship with the Halos. Appreciate everyone who runs this site!

tanana40
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Biggiswrth

I just want to add that this site remains a championship caliber blog despite our less than championship caliber baseball team. I appreciate the post-game write up, gamethreads, and other stories on here. I joined the old site Halos Heaven around 2006 and I still wait for all of us to enjoy a world championship season while going through the ups and downs of a season.

Thanks again to everyone who makes this site possible and gives Angels fans from around the world a chance to have a community.

halofansince1978
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

Indeed…WE ROCK!!!