Miguel Sano is the Best Pitcher on the Angels, so That Should Tell You a Lot About How This Game Went

12-2 Red Sox

The Angels ever so kindly let me get back to more important things in a reasonable timeframe on Sunday as they calmly handed the last game of the series to the Red Sox with nary a peep.

Chase Silseth was basically nails for 4 of his 5 innings, showing how important it was to him that the Red Sox leave Anaheim as soon as possible. Unfortunately a trio of solo shots given up to Hamilton (first of his career), Devers, and O’Neill in a really rough third inning where Silseth couldn’t hit his spots were the only hits he would give up. Cisnero and Suarez would combine to put the game away alongside any and all tension Angels fans might have stashed away safely immediately afterward though. Zuniga failed the bullpen’s amazing effort to put me to sleep in the middle of writing this by making me scroll back up to this paragraph and talk about the fact that we would have a position player pitching.

Miguel Sano, an early candidate for American League Cy Young, was throwing a deadly changeup and curve with incredible sinking movement against which Jarren Duran didn’t stand a chance. The reliever has made a bit of a name for himself with his incredible 0.00 ERA. His comeback has been incredible.

The three knocks would have been more than enough on their own, of course, as “avid fisherman” Tanner Houck made the Angels offense look more impotent than me after 8 consecutive sub-.500 seasons. A patented Trout solo shot and a smattering of baserunners were allowed. One of these was the first extra base hit of Tony Two-Outs’ entire career I’m pretty sure. You can fact check me on that probably.

The Rays are arriving tomorrow with second-best third-best pitcher on the Angels Tyler Anderson on the bump.

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LanaBanana
Super Member
1 month ago

Silseth was put on the IL

GrandpaBaseball
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1 month ago

Silseth will be going through a tough trial for a while as he gets zoned in. Anderson pitching for a summer plane ticket to spend August in the part of the country east of the Rockies.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Woooooo weee. That was some 2nd game against Balto style ugo baseball baby. It’s an awkward ass team. Probably gonna see a few more of these this year.

Silseth wasn’t good by any stretch, but he wasn’t nearly as bad as i thought having seen the score and then watched the game. Other than Detmers i don’t think we have any starters with the nerve to pitch well when our entire offense is butt cheeks though.

Welp, I’m still just hoping to be near .500 in week six. I’ll even take a few games under. It can happen…. it’d be a lot more fun if a couple more kids started playing well.

Twebur
Legend
1 month ago

Are we Tipping our waitresses pitches? 

A young catcher, some pitchers still in “on the job training phase” of their careers, a “New Wise” pitching coach? Seems like on several occasions to start this season, our opponents appear to know what’s coming…… or is it just they suck that bad?

max
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max
1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

I’m tippin’ a few

JackFrost
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

Seems like it is a distinct possibility. That Boston lineup isn’t exactly murderers row. When Reese McGuire and Tyler O’neill are crushing you consistently you have to look long and hard at what is happening…

CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Glad at least Trout still has pop to HR, but so far with men on, or a close game, he struggles. See him batting .259, 32hr, 79 rbi this year, which is good, but not up to his standards. Pitching clearly not what many were hoping for. Bottom line, we should have signed free agents. I kept pushing for Snell, Monty, and Bauer. How good would a couple of those guys look now teamed with Detmers?Team hitting struggling. Schanuel needs to get sent down,, Moniak was a one yr wonder, Rendon still searching.

Mia
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Mia
1 month ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

A lot of definitive statements there for 9 games.

I agree the trends aren’t great to start, but we really need a month+ of games before we give up on guys. Probably even longer for some of them.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

Definitely would like to see Moniak and Rengifo every day, and a lot more Adell. They just have to ride it out and see what they have. those three guys have barely had 10 ABs.

Mia
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Mia
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

We’re gonna need to see Hicks and Sano reach rock bottom first.

GrandpaBaseball
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1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

You mean Hicks still has room to go lower 🙃 

Eric_in_Portland
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1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

40 games is my standard

Mia
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Mia
1 month ago

Yeah, about the middle of May for me usually.

GrandpaBaseball
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1 month ago

It really doesn’t change a lot even then-this is a bad team with a couple of gems like OHoppe and Detmers. Trout typically does not hit homers with guys on base because no one is out to get knocked in. Neto has not got to the point of believing he can hit. Drury will get caught up to his having a good season but get traded in July. Ditto Renny. Gone too will be Sandoval and Ward. Some team may need pitching and buy Sano.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

Yep, Trout usually heats up with the weather.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
1 month ago

If there’s good news; snagged my first $2 tickets of the year (much earlier than expected) for 4/10. Can’t believe I didn’t wait on the 4/24 one and had to pay $3/tickets 🤯

Eyeing the drone show Friday night game and as always Saturday night ones. Parking, btw, for Karl Strauss lots went up to $20 (at least for opening night). I’d recommend getting out to the park, even the NESN guys commented on how much they like going to it (or in Youk’s case playing in it, gave us props for stellar playoff atmospheres). It’ll never not be a good time. A fan of the pace of play and ability to walk the entire 2nd level to people watch, see what’s newer, etc.

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YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Suarez blows. Perry needs to be fired just for keeping that sorry ass around here for so long.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago

Especially since there was (Alleged) interest for trade scenarios.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 month ago

Actually pretty happy to have taken a game in this series. Could have easily been a sweep.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 month ago

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

“Mike Trout had 72 homeruns in 2024….and all of them were solo shots!!”

WallyChuckChili
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1 month ago

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago

Is that a new Marvel movie?

JackFrost
Super Member
1 month ago

Kind of hard to hit anything but a solo HR when the guys in front of you just aren’t getting on base :

Rendon : .094 BA, .147 OBP
Schanuel : .074 BA, .297 OBP

At least Nolan is drawing a couple of walks. Rendon has to go !!

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Angels2020Champs
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1 month ago

Our run differential will be interesting this year.

Time for closed door meeting part deux??

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Phils to close out the month… might as well enjoy our .500+ club while we cÅn

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

shit thats brutal

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 month ago

Since I predicted 65-97 I’m going to enjoy 5-4 for now

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
1 month ago

As are we all.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
1 month ago

So, we swapped out our coaches and it looks like the problem might have been talent.

Mia
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Mia
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Same as it ever was.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Roy Hobbs

The only thing not swapped out is Arte, Carpino, Kuhl.

Replacing Nevin with Wash was brilliant.

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
1 month ago

It was little league day.

The Angels should’ve just grabbed one if the kids to pitch.

2GA2Join
Super Member
1 month ago

Good grief. I am glad I was skiing today. Just saw the score, and that Sano pitched, and that indeed tells me all I need to know about the game.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
1 month ago

I have no answers other than playing Rengifo every day why not play Adell. It’s pretty embarrassing when a position player out pitches your bullpen.

max
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max
1 month ago
Reply to  Rick Souddress

So 85+ wins for the year? I’ll take it

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 month ago

Can we please DFA Suarez after that performance?

steelgolf
Super Member
1 month ago

I advocated for both Barria and Suarez to be jettisoned from the team.

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Yes, Barria too…for about two years now.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Barria is gone. He sucked too.

Twebur
Legend
1 month ago

But he’s here in spirit. Looking down on us…..thinking they are pitching like shit, why’d you get rid of me?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

I’m so hardcore CtPG Guy that I’m still angry about him being on the team years after he’s gone. I can’t let Taylor Featherstone go either. He’s still on the team right? So mad. Lay at feet. So many baseball men are less real and more stupid. YAR.

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
1 month ago

If only we had this thing called a farm that had more talent.

Or signed Clevinger and pushed Silseth to long reliever.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Clevinger must have been too expensive.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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We’ll have to watch Clevinger. He would have upped our douche quotient but I’m not sure he isn’t pissed jeans when it comes to pitching.

WallyChuckChili
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1 month ago

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