Trout Gives Fish Ol’ 1-2, Angels Come Back Big

7-4 Angels

We truly are going back to our 2010s roots in the wake of Ohtani. Shades of 2017 were visible as the rotation promptly gave up a sizable lead, the offense painstakingly scraped together a few runs one by one, and the bullpen did its damnedest to shut the door. Well, the good parts of 2017, I mean.

Chase Silseth did his best to inspire a lack of confidence in the team in the first inning against the winless Marlins, allowing 4 consecutive baserunners (one of which was not his fault) and a two-run double to an offense that has been less than stellar. A 4-run deficit to kick off the game was exactly what we were aiming for though, apparently.

Taylor Ward would answer back the next inning by pushing across a run on the back of a leadoff double and a bit of decent decision-making on the basepaths, but Mike Trout stepped up in the 4th inning to really give the Angels the feeling that they were back in it.

The Angels were pitching around trouble all night long, and seemed to be putting up big hits without anyone on. Frankly, I’d rather see what happened in the 6th for the Angels though over the full basepaths with nothing crossing the plate the Marlins were.

Some fantastic plate discipline from Anthony Rendon and some good luck would give the Angels a lead that they would further build on in the 9th.

On the pitching side, Cisnero and Suarez combined to allow a whole bunch of baserunners but no runs while Cimber and Moore were lights out. Estevez would allow the first runner in a handful of innings, but the lead would not be relinquished as Josh Bell and Jake Burger would quickly end the evening for Floridians. That’s two wins in a row!

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago

I’m thinking that some drunk in the cantina there saw other patrons reaching/tracking the ball and he/she cluelessly thought, or said, “Idiots, we’re way up here.”

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago

If Trout would’ve hit a fastball on that bomb, the pitcher would’ve been billed for someone’s vehicle damage.

Cowboy26
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Not sure the GOAT still can.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

In that zone he still can.

Cowboy26
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

We will see 3 HRs all off speed pitches down in the zone. I dont think his lone single was on a fastball.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago

Nice for the Halo’s offense to show up and grind.

Adell had two steals in one half inning-Nice broken bat RBI single too.

BTW, you know a balk is pretty bad when neither the pitcher, catcher or manager says a word.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
12 days ago

fangraphs has Trouts wRC+ at 238 for the season

matthiasstephan
Super Member
12 days ago

That clearly shows he is washed up though, surely. Trade him now!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago

Yeah, lucky swings and the wind…..yeah wind aided, both shots.

Wrap him up, he’s so done.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago

There’s no truth to this rumor but its a novel idea. https://twitter.com/BeyondTheHalo/status/1774972649623658509

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

WORSTTEAMEVEREEEWW!

I
LAY THIS
SQUARELY AT
THE FEET….

oh

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago

I can imagine the fun you must have when typo out WORSTTEAMEVEREWW !!!!

Haha

steelgolf
Super Member
12 days ago

The team is at .500 and on pace to win 81 games !!!!

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago

One thing I learned tonite is :

Our Soriano>>>>>>Their Soriano

HaloLew
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Granted, it’s only been four games but it feels like Trout has taken back the lead dog position with this team. I hope it’s the spark he needs and can stay healthy this year.

Mia
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Mia
12 days ago
Reply to  HaloLew

I think a lot of it is Shohei not being there to overshadow him. He has his team back.

Last edited 12 days ago by Mia
HaloLew
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Mia

100% what I think.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  HaloLew

Nice theory but I’m not sure I’m ready to blame Shohei for Trouts real problem which has been his health issues. Prior to last year , In their first five seasons together , Trout still AVERAGED on OPS of 1.054. That included Ohtani’s first MVP year as well as another one where the unicorn got ripped off by the New York Cabal.

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

C’mon bro, Narrative Uber Alles.

Trout sucked because of Shohei.

Nhan
12 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Right because Trout never hit 2 home runs in one game and never came out of a slump in all the years Ohtani was on the team.

Twebur
Legend
12 days ago

Jung of the Rangers broke his wrist, ugly video getting hit.

halofansince1978
Super Member
12 days ago

Best thing about our HR’s this year is no weird HR helmet or celebration.

FungoAle
Super Member
12 days ago

Huge thumbs up to this. I’m guessing O’Hoppe laid the rule down to stop with the cheesiness.

Twebur
Legend
12 days ago

Thinking the same thing, maybe they will do something as the season goes on. Hopefully not contrived or forced. Told Lana maybe it’s time to adopt a dugout dog.

halofansince1978
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

It’s name would have to be Halo.

LA_Seitz
Trusted Member
12 days ago

I was just about to ask if they were still doing that. I am very glad they aren’t. If anything, maybe save it for homers that tie the game, or that are hit while they’re ahead. Stupid to do some dumbass hat celebration when you’re down by 8 runs.

HaloLew
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Let’s see if they start something on the first homestand. I hope not.

LanaBanana
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  HaloLew

I’m In the other camp. I hope they do. I like it,

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

How about a Zorro hat?

LanaBanana
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Not bad.

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  HaloLew

i have been proposing a dunce cap
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Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago

Because there no indigenous hats from Jersey.

Cowboy26
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Yes there is. It’s called a Fedora. All the old mob guys wore them.

FungoAle
Super Member
12 days ago

Impressive, no-no In Minute Maid park on April 1st.

Twebur
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Watching Fox sports cover it with Karros ….looks like a dead animal that got hit by a car crawled on his head….nice hair jackass.

FungoAle
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

LOL, Karros, aka jackass. I was witching with my T-Mobile subscription, wink-wink. But had to endure the Astro broadcast.

halofansince1978
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Just in case anybody thought the Rangers would suck this year.

Jim Atkins
Super Member
12 days ago

So I’m guessing Trouty is feeling pretty good this week.

LanaBanana
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

And I’m guessing he is glad Shohei is gone.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

I’d doubt that very much.

DowningDude
Legend
12 days ago

Well, my laughter at the dumbass stros was short-lived.

At least break up the NO HITTER FFS

WallyChuckChili
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Not jinx the no hitter. Don’t mention the No-No. Keep the no no quiet. Since is the way to go when pitching a no no.

Did I mention theres a no hitter?

Mia
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Mia
12 days ago

Did I overhear you gentleman discussing something about a no-hitter?

DowningDude
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Hard to root for Springer to break it up

DowningDude
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

💩

LanaBanana
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Didn’t work, guys. 🤬

Twebur
Legend
12 days ago

I hope 2002 chimes in about this…picture, how much he signed for, how we passed on him.

Twebur
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

At least break up the NO HITTER Pirates! The 5-0 Pirates!

smithy610
Super Member
12 days ago

I know they hit 3 HRs tonight, but dare I say tonight’s game reminded me of SothBall?! Chip, chip, chip away, tie, take a small lead, and lock it down with a closer.

Truly 2010s again. And to think, that period was also Wash’ heyday as a manager in the same division as Soth.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
12 days ago

This picture is epic. Look at all the reactions. Especially the catcher. LOL (You need to blow it up)

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Last edited 12 days ago by HalosFanForLife
Mia
Legend
Mia
12 days ago

“Oh shit, he’s back”

halofansince1978
Super Member
12 days ago

Epic indeed…saved to my files.

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago

Trout had another sh*t game by K’ing in the 1st and not coming thru in the 8th with ducks on the pond. Washed?

On a serious note. Lot’s of positives. Silseth’s stat line is bad, but after going full Sandoval in the 1st, he bounced back and throwing 2 scoreless innings. He battled.

Shanny with the streak that Shall Not Die.

Trout with a bomb and an Atomic Bomb for the tie. Plus a BB.

Ward is all the way back. Good for him and us.

Jo Adell with a much deserved feel good game.

I’d leadoff & start Rengifo tomorrow. Ditto for Adell over Hicks. Slide Mickey to CF and let Trout continue to rake as the DH.

Mia
Legend
Mia
12 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

“Ducks on the pond” is the best euphemism for runners on base i’ve ever seen.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Mickey ain’t starting against Luzardo . I’m guessing Rendone will probably get the day off . Rengifo at third and Hicks in CF ( who like Rengifo crushes LHP) while Mikey gets a DH day on the turf. and Jo Adell starts in RF.

BTW you forgot about O’Hoppe coming in late with a huge triple and a Catcher Interference free behind-the plate-performance.

Last edited 12 days ago by Cowboy26
BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Oh yeah, he ripped a triple off of John Bender.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

I forgot about Sano . I hope Wash doesn’t DH him tomorrow and sit Adell.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Randazzo said on the broadcast that Wash will DH Trout on Wednesday and Adell will spell him in CF.

Trout will be in CF tomorrow for sure.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

So Adell in RF tomorrow or will they sit em for Hicks and bat Sano at DH?

matthiasstephan
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Trout likes playing in CF. Let Trout do whatever Trout wants to do.

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago

Valid point.

halofansince1978
Super Member
12 days ago

Safe to say Trout has a bit of a chip on his shoulder.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
12 days ago

I watched it a few times, but still not sure: did MNT’s 473 footer to center leave the stadium? It sort looks like it. My gawd.

JackFrost
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

And to think, just a day ago some people here were talking about Trout not being able to “see the ball” and that he was basically washed up.

Lmao.

CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I hope he is back we need him. I stated he still has plenty of power but can’t see the ball as well. Was great he jumped on two pitches left in middle of the plate. But his strikeout rate is starting out really high this year. Hoping it’s just rust from being out so long. Get a better idea how his batting avg is after the first month.

JackFrost
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

That second HR was not “left over the middle of plate.” It was down low. Mike went down and got it. And hit an absolute BOMB.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

On a change up. Still need to see him turn on a 95 MPH heater though.

JackFrost
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Last season he did that against the Guardians closer Clase ; it was 98 mph I think. Trout ripped a double into the LCF gap… I believe that lead to a comeback in the 9th in which the Angels tied and eventually won the game …

Last edited 12 days ago by JackFrost
Cowboy26
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I remember that game. here’s hoping for more of that .

halofansince1978
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Yes, it bounced off the roof of a bar and then out a back window.

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Watching the OF’s not even make a move to run is always cool.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

It almost made it out. If it bounces a few feet higher it goes over the back wall and out of the park.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

No there’s a wall back there but I’ve ordered beer at that bar before it’s a looong way to home plate . To hit the ball 20′ above the bar is an epic shot.

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Which stadiums have you been to?

Cowboy26
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

37 stadiums including 28 of the current stadiums and 9 that have closed. The 2 stadiums I have not seen are Globe Life Field and Target Field in Minnehaha. Ironically the Angels have a short trip to Arlington and Minnesota scheduled for early September. I’m hoping to complete that circle this year. (until new parks open in Las Vegas, Kansas City & St Pete.) We try to see the Angels play on the road and have in most of the parks. the 9 closed stadiums I saw games in were:

Yankee Stadium
Shea Stadium
Veterans Stadium
Candlestick
Jack Murphy
Exhibition Stadium ( Blue Jays old stadium)
Old Comiskey
Globe Life Stadium
Olympic Stadium (Expos stadium)

Last edited 11 days ago by Cowboy26
BannedInLA
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

That’s f’ing cool.

Fansince1971
Legend
12 days ago

Ball was absolutely tattooed. Blasted. Smoked

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