Angels Win 4-3!

Shohei Ohtani made his first appearance as at the Big A as a Dodger and you can bet there was a ton of excitement. The Dodgers have pushed all their chips to the middle of the table, gone all in on 2024, and brought with them plenty of fans.

Those fans were quieted early on by Brandon Drury.

Miguel Sano started Spring Training as a longshot to make the team. Those long odds paid off as he was told today he’d make the Opening Day roster. He rewarded the Angels with a blast to push the lead to 3-0.

Ohtani definitely didn’t hit his player propositions, going 0 for 2 with 2 K’s against a really good Chase Silseth. Unless, of course, he took the under.

On the night Silseth was filthy until he wasn’t. He gave up back to back solo home runs and left with a line of 5 IP, 2 ER, 10K’s and 0 BB. His splitter was filthy.

The Dodgers weren’t going to fold. Adam Climber immediately gave up a solo bomb to tie the score at 3 in the 6th. From there on out a series of relievers took over and the uniform numbers climbed higher and higher.

Carlos Esteves looked really good in the 9th and the score was still knotted at three as the home team took their final at bats. Zach Neto legged out a 2 out triple to put the winning run at first base and Jack Lopez pushed him home with a single.

Light up the Halo! I don’t care what month it is beating the Dodgers is great!

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

Jack Lopez has something nice to take back with him to minor league camp.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

Nice game, nice ninth inning and better end of game.

Go Halos!!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

Yeah, no reason for Sano to be on the roster

halofansince1978
Super Member
3 months ago

Excellent postgame coverage by Jeff…thanks!!

max
Trusted Member
max
3 months ago

Wearing my full Angel gear to work tomorrow, amongst the Doyer faithful. This series is our season high point for the year, probably. lol

Angelstan
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Montgomery signs on a one year deal with an option for year two. Sigh. Angels??? No. Well, at least the team won some games against the Dodgers heading into the season.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Because We suck and the D Backs don’t . Why would he want to sign here for that?

2GA2Join
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I agree. That is the only reason that really makes sense. We had lots of cap room and could use a boost to our rotation that had no strings attached.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

good job, Boras!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

IIWPM – $68 million budget…I’d use $18 million and do nothing with the other $50 million.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

I’d use $4.5M to….never mind, too easy….

LanaBanana
Super Member
3 months ago

Cops all around the stadium. Fights in the parking lots.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya.

LanaBanana
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Right? Haha

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Just as likely to he cholos from AnaCrime as they are
cholos from LA.

Jimmuscomp
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Gross. It has to be a “cholo”?

Casual racism is annoying.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmuscomp

Get over yourself. It’s not casual, I own it.

Jimmuscomp
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Well, congrats on that.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmuscomp

Everything I don’t like is “waycist.

Cry more.

Jimmuscomp
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

“I’m so edgy, I say dumb things and don’t feel the need to be a nice person…”

See ya troll.

halofansince1978
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmuscomp

When the word racism doesn’t work.

I guess you fall back on the word troll.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmuscomp

“Cholo” is a description, not a race.

Try again muppet.

halofansince1978
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Crickets!!!

LanaBanana
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

When the dodgers play here it’s “all hands on deck.” Every usher, security person, etc. works. More fights than when any other team is here, even the Red Sox.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

It really is odd. We were at the game in LA on Sunday, I was wearing an Angels jersey and caught zero grief. I didn’t see any fights nor see Angels fans catching grief. Good time, frankly.

My guess is that some people feel like they’re “going to battle” when they go to road games?

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago

Zach Neto you’re my hero.

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BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago

Best of all, this offseason is OVAH !!! thank Allah.

Last edited 3 months ago by BannedInLA
Roy Hobbs
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

You made it. They count now.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Barely Bro, barely.

FungoAle
Legend
3 months ago

Let’s take this show on the road, kill the Birds.

Mia
Legend
Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

They’re so afraid of us they had to collapse a bridge to stop us entering the city! /s

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Oh man Mia….

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago

As Plankton once said – that was F-U-N

Pineapple12
Super Member
3 months ago

Um, I think Zach Neto is the leader of this team ?!

I’m so ready to start the season. Let’s goooooooo

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

I think Sano makes the opening day and if so, you were HODL on Sano stock from the get.

Neto is a ballplayer.

FungoAle
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Logan O’Hoppe, a man amongst other lesser men.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
3 months ago

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BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago

Nice.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 months ago

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*the second team

OG Halos 4 lyfe

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

Raiders jersey in background-Classic.