Angels Blown out by Baltimore, Again

Canning was on the bump vs the O’s. It went as well as one could hope vs the AL East favorites. Not saying it was good, but it was much better than what Sandy was able to muster back on Thursday. He managed 5+ innings, giving up 3 runs (Technically 5 but whatever) on 7 hits, walking 1 and striking out 2.

The offense likewise did as best as they could expect vs one of the better young SP in baseball. Which is to say, “Hey at least we scored!” Yes, it was one of those days sadly with not much to cheer for where all victories are moral and all excitement tampered.

Highlighted Recap

Canning ran into trouble early, giving up a solo home run in the first.

1-0 Oreos

Oh and an RBI double as well.

2-0 O’s

It became 3-0 with another RBI double in the 3rd.

3-0 Baltimore

But, the Angels got 1 back with a Taylor Ward home run in the 4th!

3-1 birds

Canning was able to actually settle down and got through 5 with the deficit manageable. But after allowing the first 2 to reach in the 6th, he was pulled for Luis García. That was a bad move.

The 6th Inning that Did not Want to End

Baltimore piled on, scoring 6 before an out was even recorded. For just García. Sure, he almost got a double play that Neto botched, but that was after it was 7-1. Oh and he never recorded an out. That is the opposite of relief really.

So Wash brings in Guillermo Zuñiga. Surely that would work? Right? No. It did not. After what seemed to be an eternity later, 9 runs came across. What was a 3-1 game heading into the bottom of the 6th, was a 12-1 game in the top of the 7th. Game over. Except no, just inning over. the Angels still had to get 6 outs with their pitchers. Somehow. No mercy rule in MLB.

Bleh

The Rest of the Game

José Cisnero pitched a clean 7th. It was still 12-1. That is something I guess. But the Angels did not score.

Adam Cimber gave up a sac fly in the 8th to make it 13-1 O’s. Ugh. Not that it really matters but ughhhh.

13-1 O’s

However, a 2nd for for the Angels were scored when, in the 9th, a Jo Adell triple followed by a Taylor Ward single meant it was now 13-2. COMEBACK TIME!

13-2 O’s

Nolan Schanuel extended his on base streak with an RBI single. Well, “Single” it really could have been an error.

13-3 O’s

Logan drove in another with a single. The comeback is gonna happen! I can feel it!

COMEBACK IS ALIVE

Yeah no, not really. Angels lose. Badly. Bleh.

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Jimmuscomp
Trusted Member
13 days ago

I am all for Hicks and Sanó making the team. They just have to be used correctly. Hicks spells Ward or Adell vs. a tough righty and gives Trout a day to just DH once a week.

Sanò lets Schanuel sit vs. a tough lefty, and can get Rendon off his feet a day a week. Also, he can DH when we face middling lefties or righties.

What can’t happen is what Wash has done the first two days – sit Moniak and Adell to play two reclamation projects who are depth pieces at best. I hope Perry eventually takes these toys away from Wash if he doesn’t spread things out more reasonably. This year needs to be about seeing what Moniak and Adell bring to the table.

Trade Ward at the deadline, see if Neto, O’Hoppe, Schanuel, Detmers, can blossom into something worth building around. But running Hicks and Sanò out there 135 times this year is a mistake.

grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
13 days ago

This certainly isn’t the biggest issue plaguing the team but… I don’t understand Wash’s rationale for not batting Schanuel lead-off (too slow) if he’s leading off with Rendon. Put the guy with the .400 OBP on top of your lineup FFS.

smithy610
Super Member
13 days ago

I really think Rendon batting leadoff is his last stand with the team. He’s healthy, he’s playing the field, he has the most ABs of any player. If he still can’t get going with all of those conditions present, he’s DFA by May.

FungoAle
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

I’m sure Washington wants a crack at getting Rendon turned around. May is likely soon but this year for sure,

halofansince1978
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Maybe Wash is feeding Rendon’s ego with the leadoff thing?

BannedInLA
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

This theory is gaining legitimate traction in my mind.

BannedInLA
Super Member
13 days ago

My prediction that Rengifo would start at 3B today came true. Of course none of my other predictions proved true so there’s that.

Seriously boys, get a W today. By hook or crook.

Pineapple12
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Detmers will get er done

Brent
Super Member
13 days ago

Mickey has been scratched due to illness. Adell is in.

Pineapple12
Super Member
14 days ago

LINEUP
— King Luis and Mickey are in
— Hicks is OUT (as is Sano)
— would still like to get Adell ABs
— DETMERS DAY

We will win this one, because it’s serious lineup (minus Rendone lol)

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Pineapple12
Super Member
14 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

all Wash has to do is flip Rendone with King Luis in the order, and it’s the optimal lineup. Technically, Adell replacing Rendone at DH would make it the most optimal, but I digress.

JackFrost
Super Member
14 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Not sure what Hicks said about Trout but I have to believe it played a big part in why he is not in the lineup today ….

Brent
Super Member
14 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

That was already found out to not actually happen between the two, publicly, at least.

JackFrost
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  Brent

Hmmm. Well, somebody reported it here last night. Though no quote was provided and no source was given. And it wasn’t stated whether it was simply “between the two” or if Hicks gave something to a journalist etc.

“Fake news,” then I guess. Lol.

Last edited 13 days ago by JackFrost
Pineapple12
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Hicks striking out 6/7 times is why he’s not playing haha. Mickey and Jo can do that too!

Last edited 13 days ago by Pineapple12
JackFrost
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Rendone has ALSO gone hitless and without a walk. He has reached base zero times thus far. As the leadoff man. You know, the guy on your team who is supposed to be the best at making contact and getting on base.

Yet he’s not only starting, but still leading off !!

Last edited 13 days ago by JackFrost
steelgolf
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Games don’t matter in March or April.

Brent
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Drury’s OPS is quite something for a day like today.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
13 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

This will definitely be of the most entertaining components on here this year, you yo-yoing between players.

That and seeing how many other teams games people go before they go (if at all) to an Angel one.

Please don’t read negatively into that. Not telling you or others how to post or what to do with your time. Honestly gives me a chuckle 🙂

Pineapple12
Super Member
13 days ago

I get it lol. All the hopeless positivity I spewed during the offseason is for naught.

We suck 😂

clover_black
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

If the reason to slot rendon @ 1 is to give him more ABs because he hates his job, I’m all for it.

Pineapple12
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  clover_black

I am here for Tony too cool to care Rendone starting the season 0-100

FungoAle
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

If Rendon is still in the lineup, I’d make him play in the field. He is a better fielder than Rengifo.

Adell needs consistent ABs. Come on Wash. sit Rendon and let Jo in.

tanana40
Super Member
14 days ago

We certainly are not going to give up 12.5 runs a game for the entire season. Things will get better. 🙂

max
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max
13 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

We certainly hope

Twebur
Legend
13 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

50/50 chance you are correct

Pineapple12
Super Member
14 days ago

I want to say I will not watch today’s game if I see Hicks in the lineup for a 3rd straight day, but it won’t be true because it’s Detmers Day.

Rendone and Hicks need to get into a fight, gamble on baseball, or do anything to get suspended.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
14 days ago

I think Rendon needs a family day today. It’s been a grueling schedule.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
14 days ago

Yes, it’s been ugly. And depressing. But it’s two games on the road against one of the preseason favorites to win the AL. Everyone knew it the Angels could take one game, it would be an accomplishment.

Let’s see how the next few weeks look.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
14 days ago

Rendone can sure play at leadoff, an old Ricky Henderson look alike.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
14 days ago

Angels starters Rendon, Hicks and Neto all have the same batting average.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
14 days ago

Time for Moniak and/or Adell to start, hicks is not impressing me right at this moment. The Angels just are not a contact team with 13 strikeouts. Change the names and change the lineup and this team still has an issue with not making contact. Nice to see Blowpen in midseason shape.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
14 days ago

Yes, Moniak and Adell should be playing with Hicks as the 5th Outfielder/DH once in a while. Sano the same as a reserve. Maybe Bandon Belt should be a guy on the Angels radar. Should be able to get him pretty cheap.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
14 days ago

We’re staring at last place this season, no matter what Gitcho and CB26 say.
This is the worst team since the Buck Rodgers team bus crash era.

SD19
Member
14 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Gentlemen’s bet. If we finish last behind the A’s I’ll never post here again. If the angels finish above the A’s you never post her again. Deal?

Mia
Legend
Mia
14 days ago
Reply to  SD19

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Two games in and it’s time for the inspirational get-together post game.

https://x.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1774226407968625002?s=20

Fansince1971
Legend
14 days ago

Wow! After the 2nd game! That is a bit odd

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
14 days ago

Texas is still really good. The Astros will have their hands full.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
14 days ago

having fun with punctuation. This, from O’Hoppe, with my making it funny

“So no one is hitting the panic button…….. just yet”

Mia
Legend
Mia
14 days ago

Saving the button for when we get swept by the Marlins.

JackFrost
Super Member
14 days ago
Reply to  Mia

……. after having beeing swept and absolutely demolished by the Orioles.

Mia
Legend
Mia
14 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Indubitably.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

They tried to hit it multiple times but missed badly.

steelgolf
Super Member
14 days ago

😆

max
Trusted Member
max
14 days ago

Liberty Biberty

grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
14 days ago

On the bright side… Schanuel, 31 games and counting!

FungoAle
Super Member
14 days ago

Angels had 10-hits, O’Hoppe, Ward and Drury 2-hits each. Not bad, bullpen was futile. Still a hole on the team.

Brent
Super Member
14 days ago

Welp… I’d like to forget that game from my memory. Back in the hotel room…

At leas the Marlin’s are 0-3, so maybe the Angels will get their first win down there.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
14 days ago
Reply to  Brent

the As are 0-3 so we’re not in last

JackFrost
Super Member
14 days ago

And so are the hated Asstros !

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
14 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

oh boy! We’re in 3rd!

2002heaven
Trusted Member
14 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

You were a Sandoval backer along with CB26
The guy’s just truly awful right now, and we held on to him for too long. He ain’t worth a damm right now as trade bait. Bullpens still don’t matter!!! Especially if you’re down 12-1 after 7 innings

matthiasstephan
Super Member
14 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

We were only down 12-1 because of the bullpen. Didn’t we go from 3-1 with Canning pitching, to 7-1 without getting a single out?

JackFrost
Super Member
14 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Yes, I was a Sandoval backer. The key word being “was.”

There is a movie that came out years ago, a great flick with Joe Mantegna.

It was called “Things Change.”

Last edited 14 days ago by JackFrost
clover_black
Super Member
14 days ago

Lots of empty seats @ the ravine.

clover_black
Super Member
14 days ago

Wonder if the dodgers front office was ever obsessed with becoming Yankees West

Mia
Legend
Mia
14 days ago
Reply to  clover_black

Friedman got to fantasize about what he’d do with the Tampa analytics and the Yankees budget all those years in the east.

Now he gets to make his dream a reality.

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