Opening Day Post Game

It was a glorious start to the day. Mike Trout crushed a home run in the top of the first to give the Angels a 1-0 lead.

it went awry from after that.

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clover_black
Super Member
16 days ago

wash dragging sam blum in the post game was worth this L.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Are the Angels broadcast teams traveling to away games this season, or is Arte keeping them in a bunker somewhere?

DowningDude
Legend
16 days ago

TV – yes
Radio – no

#cheapassarte

Mia
Legend
Mia
16 days ago

Hell of a game in Arlington tonight. Walsh got subbed in at the end.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Mia

It was a damn good game. Sucks for the Cubbies to lose Steele to injury, hopefully nothing serious. Dude was pitching great.

Twebur
Legend
16 days ago

15-minute – SpaceX rocket launch scheduled for a few minutes after sunset from Vandenberg at 7:30 p.m.

https://x.com/SpaceX/status/1773126185121116513?s=20

Mia
Legend
Mia
16 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I always miss these. Elon needs to send a Twitter notification like 2 min before.

DowningDude
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Looks like it was scrubbed until tomorrow night

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

And now, your silver lining

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At least you don’t have to moan about LOBsters after this game.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

We are one day closer Arturo not owning the franchise

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Got to wonder, does he still have “the fire” or what ever people who can’t help telling other people they are motivated say?

A new owner will fix EVERYTHING right away and I can’t wait. Maybe he’ll even hire Joe Maddon to manage or one of the other things that are supposed to fix everything.

Twebur
Legend
16 days ago

I’ll give it one more day…..then we start with the TANK references.

This year’s theme. “TANK 4 2025

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Twebur

Problem is, as bad as we might end up being, there are still gonna likely be 5 teams worse. So we can’t tank for the sake of being in the “Chase for Chase” or what ever.

DowningDude
Legend
16 days ago

We always win at “tail chase”

bigviz
Member
16 days ago

After the unfinished business is finished

JackFrost
Super Member
16 days ago

I am starting to believe that only happens when Arte bites the dust.

He is not “Evil” but he is a stubborn, arrogant a-hole.

Last edited 16 days ago by JackFrost
angelslogic
Super Member
16 days ago

Looking at the box score, I see Rendon led off and went 0-4. The team had only 2 hits. Guess I didn’t miss much.

DowningDude
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Missed:
Trout homer
Schanuel extending his on-base streak

BannedInLA
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

And Rengifo’s hustle double.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
16 days ago

I’m cool with a 2 – 1 record flying into miami Sunday night.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

It’s a shame, I like the Orioles. Just not today. They should lose the next two and then hammer the shit out of the Yankees, Red Sux and Blue Jays for the rest of the year.

Cowboy26
Legend
16 days ago

Thats Ok guys. We only have to win 6 games between now and April 19th and we got ’em right where we want ’em.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

it looks like the schedule lightens up on May 6th. Before then we’ve got 111 games vs Tampa

Twebur
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Unless we have another 25-1 blowout in Colorado derail it.

max
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max
16 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yeah, we’re only 1 game back of WC3 with 161 to play

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
16 days ago

this reminded me of my softball team from a couple of years ago. We came in last so, because all teams made the playoffs, our first post-season game was against the regular season champs. We scored 3 in the top of the 1st on our way to losing 31-7.

steelgolf
Super Member
16 days ago

That game sucked the hopium right out of everyone.

Twebur
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Can’t believe I was looking forward to this shit. 😀

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

we’re still even with Houston

Cowboy26
Legend
16 days ago

But we’ve got a problem.

They don’t

Mia
Legend
Mia
16 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I took the day off 💀

JackFrost
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Twebur
JackFrost
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Accept in this case the special occasion is not Thanksgiving but “Opening Day.”

steelgolf
Super Member
16 days ago

Well, head case Sandoval shit the mound today. 1 2/3 innings for the opening day start? Yeeesh. Put him on the 10 day IL and have him spend 24 hrs a day with a sports psychologist.
And it looks like Washington is saving his 15 added wins for later in the season.

Pineapple12
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

can’t use up all 15 wins on game 1

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  steelgolf

He’s 17-37 with a 3.8 ERA over 5 years. He had one really good year with a sub-3 ERA, otherwise he’s average at best. If he’s.500 this season with a mid-4 ERA we should be thrilled

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
16 days ago

Wow. I didn’t realize his w-l was so bad. That’s terrible with that not so terrible ERA. Montgomery, who we’d have been happy to get, has a similar career EEA, 3.68, and a 38-34 record

Angelstan
Trusted Member
16 days ago

Sandoval looked like he was becoming something a couple years back. His problem as noted elsewhere is his stuff isn’t good enough for his to have the control issues he has. With his stuff, he needs to be in and around the zone constantly. He isn’t.

Pineapple12
Super Member
16 days ago

The funny thing about the offseason is that it always finds a way to make me forgot about how miserable and nauseating Angels baseball is lol.

We will win some games, and lose a bunch.

Only real takeaways from me today is Trout is still awesome, Rendone is still a loser and FREE RENGIFO.

Turk's Teeth
Editor
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

I think what’s frustrating is that this season really wasn’t a foregone conclusion – it wasn’t “flushable” as halofansince1978 puts it below.

If you believe in a youth movement, the team could certainly have embraced that – letting Neto, O’Hoppe and Schanuel play – and still have built a deep, competitive rotation that could get them across the .500 line with a decent shot at contention. The prices were soooo low, and teams with a solid 3 or 4 arms can exceed expectations, even with a middling offense.

Most of the Angels’ current rotation is not young. They’re not the base an eventual Angels champion will be built on. Anderson and Canning are gone in two years, Sandoval in three. Given what was available this March, bringing in two studs on short term contracts would have had little to no long-term impact on the Angels future, but significant impact to the Angels’ present. The only guys you’d really like to see develop are Detmers and Silseth, with an outside bet on Soriano – and why not give them two mentors with recent postseason experience?

Meanwhile, the early overpay on a high-volatility set-up man with a thin track record was bizarre.

It’s just maddening that they could have picked up both Snell and Montgomery – a true #1 and #2 – for relative peanuts, stayed under the LT line, and even losing one pick, would go into the draft with 20 picks in 20 rounds.

I truly think this team could have contended with a rotation led by Snell, Montgomery and Detmers. But even if that bet was bad, you could flip the both of them for 4-6 pitching prospects with long-term control at the deadline. A decent GM could vault this system from the bottom to the middle of the talent rankings in one year flat with that excess value.

steelgolf
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

You know that Arte, Carpino, and Kuhl, otherwise known as the “Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse”, would never allow a GM to do that.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Arte is not opposed to winning but it’s not his focus.

Pineapple12
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

I was all in on Snell.

I’m with ya TT. Here’s the thing tho, if we aren’t gonna sign any impactful FAs (bar Stephenson), at least don’t block Rengifo, Moniak, and Adell from consistent playing time.

Last edited 16 days ago by Pineapple12
Turk's Teeth
Editor
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

I think those three will all get plenty of playing time. Then one or two of Moniak and Adell will likely be cut lose if they underperform.

This FO commits to a strategy for like 14 minutes, then reverses course. I’d be shocked it they let a full season play out with this OF mix.

FungoAle
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

No way I’m losing international money and a comp pick on a team that just got gassed at last years trade deadline. Snell had an opt-out and if he performed marginally, not getting the prospects you think we would and his baggage included another $31M season. I do t see anything that screams discount. For Monty, would have thought hard on him. Not the biggest fan however but would have filled a need and was decent trade bait after last years showing.

Fansince1971
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Arte aint gonna spend for the Snells and Montgomerys because he has no idea about how many fans will be coming to the park and there is uncertainty re TV money. In short, he is thinking like a businessman and even though I personally think his baseball knowledge and ability to run a baseball organization is zilch – he is a good businessman.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
16 days ago

There isn’t much to say. Sandoval’s stuff isn’t good enough for him to be as wild as he was. It’s a recurring problem sadly.

Burnes is a terrific pitcher and the umpiring wasn’t helping the Angels. If you give a pitcher like that the benefit of the doubt on balls out of the zone, it’s likely going to be a long day for the hitters. That’s what was happening.

Add in a couple fielding issues and they weren’t going to win. Was it a good start? No. Does it say anything about the rest of the season? No, except don’t bet on Sandy.

Let’s try not to get swept.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Just remember, the games don’t count, Oh wait!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
16 days ago

OMG! So many want to flush the season after one game.

If we’d have won, no one on the site would be (Seriously) calling out world series dreams.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

That will happen on Saturday.

halofansince1978
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

That/s because this season is flushable.

I say get used to it that makes is easier.

Twebur
Legend
16 days ago

Some turds are harder to flush than others. Some even float to the top.
Maybe we can keep it afloat till at least the end of May. That’s all I’m hoping for.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Angelz4ever

I know. HOLY SHIT GUYS! WE GOT OUR ASSES HANDED TO US BY A STACKED TEAM PITCHING AN ACES ACE ON OPENING DAY IN A CITY THAT JUST SUFFERED A TRAGEDY AND THUS IS FIRED UP! OBVIOUSLY THERE’S NO POINT TO BEING A BASEBALL FAN ANYMORE! WE WILL LOSE 200 GAMES!

We all know going into it this isn’t gonna be a season for pussies. It’s never too early to go follow soccer, the WNBA, or the Doyers this summer…. cause there are gonna be at least a few more games like this PLUS we will probably lose some closer games too.

At least the Reds won….

Mia
Legend
Mia
16 days ago

Right, like after that bridge collapsed we had no chance in winning. Baseball gods love a resilient city storyline.

BannedInLA
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Mia

That’s all well and good and I’m moved but, let’s kick the shit out them on Saturday & Sunday anyway.

Mia
Legend
Mia
16 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

No yeah, totally cool with that!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  BannedInLA

Yeah. They got their disaster bump. Now they need to collapse for about 18 innings.

DowningDude
Legend
16 days ago

Unfortunately they also have “new owner” bump and additionally “new owner gave out FREE BEER” bump as well

Cheap arte simply lowered the beer prices, didn’t actually GIVE away free suds.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Look at the roster, no one was expecting anything more than a competitive game. When we didn’t get it, what you saw in the threads was the hopium leaking out

Angelz4ever
Super Member
16 days ago

There goes the perfect season!

Go Halos!!

2GA2Join
Super Member
16 days ago

Burnes is the first pitcher since 1934 to get 10+Ks and fewer than 2H allowed on an opening day.

So basically a reverse Tungsten O’Doyle situation, because, of course, it is against us now.
 😄 

Turk's Teeth
Editor
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

That’s actually a very surprising stat. Thanks for finding it.

FungoAle
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

I guess rarer than a no-no

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Ks weren’t as common an occurrence then as now. Bob Feller’s Opening Day no-no had 8 Ks. That Warneke effort, 1 hit, 13 Ks, was very unusual for its time.

TXAngel
Member
16 days ago

This is the first season in a long time that I didn’t sign up for MLB TV to watch every game from TX.

So far, I’m not regretting my decision.

The funny thing is, I’d watch them if they were in full rebuild mode. But I don’t know what this is. Rendon batting lead off?

Brent
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  TXAngel

Do you have T-Mobile? It’s free with them.

TXAngel
Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Brent

Nah. Their coverage is terrible where I live.

DowningDude
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  TXAngel

My co-worker plays “beat the streak” and I guess there’s some deal where if you beat it you get a free week-long subscription to MLB.tv. Might look into going full ippei on beat the streak (free gambling) and get access to free MLB.tv.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
16 days ago

I would rather see Adell, Moniak, and Rengifo than Hicks, Sano, and Rendon. Maybe they won’t do any better but none of the latter are going to help you plan for next year.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

This team isn’t going anywhere this season and I agree, I would rather they give Adell & Moniak more playing time.

DowningDude
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

with enough AB’s, Adell could be the first 300 strikeout guy in MLB history. his k% is trending upwrd toward 50%. HISTORY

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I’m totally ok with that this year because then they wouldn’t waste having him on the roster going forward. And they need to find out if Moniak is an everyday player or 4th OF.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

I think he’s an every day starter. He had some good BABIP luck last year for sure. But even if you dial back his BA, he is still a plus outfielder that can play CF and hit .250+ with 20+ HRs. That’s a solid MLB starter.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Cool. At least you can see what the guy is capable of given the chance to play every day instead of playing once a week like they have been using him. If he sucks, he sucks. You cut him and move on.

Mia
Legend
Mia
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

The vets have to play themselves out of their spot first.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Mia

True, but honestly, I don’t understand why.

Mia
Legend
Mia
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

It’s likely a respect thing

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Mia

I get that, I just don’t think they deserve it.

Mia
Legend
Mia
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Oh agreed, but that’s how it is 🤷🏻‍♀️

aces666high
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Challenge accepted!

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Agree agree agree agree

I just hate Rendon every time I see his stupid face.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

It’s ben ah game. I’ll likely wait a month and then complain about this.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

No matter what the question is, none of the players you listed are the answer

DowningDude
Legend
16 days ago

A totally winless 2024 season is still in play!

WallyChuckChili
Legend
16 days ago

Anyone know what happened to the…
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