Easter Angels Win 4-1 Postgame

Reid Detmers went up against Tyler Wells today. Wells is a 6′ 8″ 29 year old righty whose career and 2023 ERAs are in the threes. He coughed up a couple of homers the last time he pitched against the Angels and the Orioles lost that game.

Inning #1

Anthony Rendon was an easy out but Nolan Schanuel singled to keep his hitting streak alive. Mike Trout flied out to left. Then Taylor Ward homered to left to make it 2-0 Angels. Brandon Drury struck out.

Gunnar Henderson lined out to first. Adley Rutschman grounded out to short. Ryan Mountcastle singled with a grounder past Luis Rengifo at third. Anthony Santander struck out. Nice inning for Detmers who threw 13 of his 14 pitches for strikes.

Inning #2

Luis Rengifo reached safely on a swinging bunt single thanks to an off line throw from the catcher. I’ll take it. Logan O’Hoppe singled sharply to left. Jo Adell hit a flyout to left that did not advance the runners. Zach Neto singled to left field to make it 3-0 Angels. Anthony Rendon hit a fly ball to center field that was deep enough to advance the runners. James McCann threw to third but the ball got away and O’Hoppe scored to make it 4-0 Angels. Nolan Schanuel grounded out softly to end the
Angels half of the second inning.

Austin Hays flied out to right field. Jordan Westburg walked. Detmers followed that up by hitting Cedric Mullins with a pitch. James McCann struck out. Jorge Mateo singled on a soft grounder to first to load the bases. Gunnar Henderson walked in a run. 4-1 Angels. Adley Rutschman grounded to third for a force out an the inning came to an end.

Inning #3

Mike Trout struck out on a foul tip. Taylor Ward grounded out sharply to shortstop. Brandon Drury also grounded out to short.

Ryan Mountcastle grounded out to second. Anthony Santander struck out as did Austin Hays. Quick inning in general.

Inning #4

Luis Rengifo grounded out to second. Logan O’Hoppe struck out swinging as did Jo Adell. At least Adell made Wells throw seven pitches.

Jordan Westburg struck out swinging on a nice curveball. So did Cedric Mullins. James McCann flied out to Adell in right.

Inning #5

Zach Neto was out on a deep fly ball to center. Anthony Rendon hit his fly ball out to right field. Nolan Schanuel grounded out to second.

Jorge Mateo struck out swinging on the 73rd pitch by Detmers. Gunnar Henderson walked and the Angels made a call to the dreaded bullpen. Adley Rutschman hit a fly ball that Mike Trout fielded on the warning track for his first putout of the day. Ryan Mountcastle bounced one to short for the third out.

Inning #6

Mike Trout came up and struck out looking on something kind of low and away. Taylor Ward also struck out. Brandon Drury struck out on three pitches.

Jose Soriano came in to replace Reid Detmers on the mound. He was pitching in the triple digits and got Anthony Santander to pop out to second base. Austin Hayes struck out. Jordan Westburg also struck out.

Inning #7

Dillon Tate came in to pitch. He got Rengifo to ground out to second. Logan O’Hoppe was hit by a pitch and then Jo Adell grounded into a double play. The Angels had forgotten how to score.

Aaron Hicks replaced Jo Adell in the field. Cedric Mullins hit a shallow fly ball to Mike Trout for out number one. James McCann singled on the ground to right field. Tony Kemp pinch hit and reached base on a 3-2 pitch clock violation. Gunnar Henderson hit into a force out and sent James McCann to third. Adley Rutschman lined out to Taylor Ward.

Inning #8

Jacob Webb came in to replace Dillon Tate on the mound. Zach Neto promptly walked. The Orioles pitched out and Zach Neto was gunned down stealing. Anthony Rendon was out on a somewhat deep fly ball to left field. He just got under it too much and didn’t quite reach the warning track. Nolan Schanuel flied out to right.

Ryan Mountcastle reached on an error at first by Soriano. Anthony Santander lined hard to Drury and the Angels turned a double play. Austin Hays walked. Colton Cowser pinch hit for Jordan Westburg and grounded out to Drury.

Inning #9

Yennier Cano came in to pitch and threw mostly off speed stuff to Mike Trout who struck out. Taylor Ward grounded out to short. Brandon Drury punched a grounder through to center for a two out single. Luis Rengifo grounded out to the shortstop.

Carlos Estevez came in to pitch to Cedric Mullins. Mullins hit a fly ball out to Mike Trout. Ryan O’Hearn came in to pinch hit for McCann. He hit a Rendonian fly ball to Taylor Ward. Tony Kemp lined out to Mike Trout to end the game. The Angels won 4 to 1.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

Ward is not playing around early in the season, smelling an arby raise at season’s end.

Twebur
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3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

smelling an arby 

he has the meats

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

Good all-around win, yeah I know no hits for several innings, not needed with those runs and good pitching.

Go Halos!!

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Problem is, we won’t get pitching that good very often. The offense will have to give us more… I actually think it can…Overall I would be more concerned about the pitching.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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TAY TAY!

It’s totally his year.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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3 months ago

Good win, the opportunity exists to build on it. The team can legitimately sweep Miami. Get some!

Eric_in_Portland
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3 months ago

I see we have Silseth tomorrow and Anderson Tuesday so Anderson, our big pitching signing last year is, according to Wash, our #5. That’s interesting. Anyway, it doesn’t matter. We know Detmers is #1 and he pitched the 3rd game. Maybe Wash knows that and Silseth is 2, Anderson 3 and for some reason Wash pitched our 4 and 5 to start the season.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago

Not sure but now instead of a L-R-L we got a R-L-L against the Fish

Brent
Super Member
3 months ago

Angels are 1-0 when I don’t watch the games. Makes you think.

matthiasstephan
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3 months ago
Reply to  Brent

No watching games for you

tanana40
Super Member
3 months ago

Only one game out of first place on March 31, not bad.

Eric_in_Portland
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3 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

closer to 1st place Texas than last place Houston

WallyChuckChili
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3 months ago

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steelgolf
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3 months ago

🤣 Well played.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Holy Shit. We may have already seen the Angels worst loss and the best image post of the season in the fourth day.

steelgolf
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3 months ago

The Angels are currently on pace to win 54 games this season!

DowningDude
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3 months ago

I get my laughs in where I can – LOL LAST STROS

FungoAle
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Yanks are not that good and Astros not that bad but Hader did take the loss, nice

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Something tells me the last laugh will be theirs.

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Totally agree but at least I get to laugh

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago

Wow.

Houston just got swept at home by the Yankees!

Who would have thought that the talented Astros team would start 0-4?

Last edited 3 months ago by JackFrost
BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago

Two big questions:

1.) Is Soriano more valuable as a 5 inning starter once per week or an above average BP piece 2-3 times per week?

2.) Please give us a sign that Trout isn’t washed. I know it’s only 3 games, but wasn’t whiffing on 95+ stuff today.

Eric_in_Portland
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3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Trout has had 10 at-bats, for crying out loud!

Twebur
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3 months ago

2023 Trout is on the line, holding on line 3. Should I take a message?

Eric_in_Portland
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3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

That was 131 OPS+ Trout. Heading into today 2024 Trout had a 217 OPS+. It’s obviously lower today but tomorrow? We’ll see

matthiasstephan
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3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

The 2023 Trout that still had 3 WAR in 82 games?

Simba
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Yes, but 5 Ks in 10 ABs is not a good look.

It’s just an impression, but it seems to me his ability to see pitches has diminished a bit over the last couple of seasons.

BannedInLA
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3 months ago
Reply to  Simba

Following a not so stellar Spring.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago

At a certain point, the patterns are difficult to ignore.

VladimirTrout27
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3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Too early to use Soriano as a starter. I like the added innings to get him stronger. He has amazing stuff. I think its a different mentality going hard 1 or 2 innings vs going 5 innings and mixing everything. Maybe use him as a starter next year as he improves his secondary pitches and mix

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago

I have a feeling he’s going to be used OFTEN. Let’s see if he can hold up.

Pineapple12
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3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Starters who throw 97-100 mph and disgusting breaking balls don’t grow on trees. I pick starter.

JackFrost
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3 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

If you can’t hold leads and close games then you can’t win games.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Hes also had 2 TJS. There aint going to be a third one. I like the structured schedule of a starter versus the unpredictable demands of a high leverage reliever. . If he is going to pitch in long relief stints, odds are hes only going to be pitching once a week anyways.

He’s probably on an informal season pitch limit so why not keep using him they way they’re using him now until one of the Perry Five finally shits the bed

FungoAle
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3 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Starter, 100%.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Pineapple12

I think he’ll start next year for sure. I doubt they’ll push him all the way up to 100 innings this year.

Mikeal1st
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3 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

This is when the decline begins… without supplements… 😉

BannedInLA
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3 months ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

Trout or Soriano?

Pineapple12
Super Member
3 months ago

Feel pretty good any time our 2 best pitchers, Detmers and Soriano, combine for 8 innings. Would love to see Soriano in the rotation sooner than later.

LBTU !

Fansince1971
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3 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Light Baby That Up?

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
3 months ago

.170 something Spring training O’Hoppie is .429 regular season O’Hoppie after 3 games.  🙂 . Soriano looks great and so did Detmers. As a team we still don’t hit much or score many runs. Our pitching is going to have to be really good for us to succeed. Wash needs to get the right guys on the field. Nice to see some power from Ward. Had a waffle combo at Dick Church’s in Costa Mesa this morning. The simple things are still great. Have a great rest of the day everyone.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

O’Hoppe*

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

It’s Easter and we’re all Hoppied up on Hoppium

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Yep Sorry about that.

CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Like I stated yesterday, forget the losses, win today, reset for Miami. Pitching showed up. Negatives we already learned: Sandoval still bad, Trout definitely is not Trout anymore. Power is still there, but he has become a hitter who jumps on bad pitching or mistakes over the plate. Other than that, easy strikeout as if he just can’t see the ball that well anymore. I still love the guy, and hope he can finish year with decent numbers.

halofansince1978
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3 months ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

Time to be like Wild Thing…get eyes checked?

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FungoAle
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3 months ago

Great pitching effort today. Orioles held to 3 hits all of them singles, none of them hit hard. Even would have won with Hicks and Sano in the lineup.

John Henry Weitzel
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3 months ago

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Damn this thing is dusty.

steelgolf
Super Member
3 months ago

So, did Washington use up one of his wins?
Detmers pitched well, though I was surprised that they pulled him so soon, but the move to Soriano and his electric heat was a good move.

VladimirTrout27
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3 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Detmers looked a little tired in the 5th. He kept taking the most time off the clock and rushing throws to avoid violation.

halofansince1978
Super Member
3 months ago

Tweeber said it best, “This winning thing is more fun.

halofansince1978
Super Member
3 months ago

Oops…that should be Twebur.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago

Detmers making his case that he should have been the opening day starter!

Of course they choose to win on an afternoon I decided to hike with friends and not watch. Of course. Nice to see Ward can still do it after his injury.

On to Miami!

WallyChuckChili
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3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Take a Hike more often!

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago

If we want to reach the playoff i’m gonna have to get into Olympian shape.

Twebur
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3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Fish just tied it 7-7 bottom 9 against the Pirates. Probably better if the Marlins win, rather not face them with a 0-4 start…due theory.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Yep. We think alike. You don’t want to be facing an extremely hungry team who is winless. Not good. Let’s hope Marlins can pull it out…

Twebur
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3 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

9-7 Pitt. Maybe a positive, the Marlins must be really bad to get swept at home by the Pirates. Bad enough, that even the Angels can take 2 of 3.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Agreed there.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Yep facing teams on long losing streaks or with newly hired interim coaches is a Guaranteed bAd time for us.

Last edited 3 months ago by Cowboy26
Roy Hobbs
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3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

You called it Mia.