Angels outsmart Rays, barely win

Time to turn the page after yesterday’s game. And who better than Detmers? He went 5 and a third innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 7 hits, striking out 4 and walking 1. It was not nearly good enough for a game after a 13 inning marathon, but, perhaps the offense can allow Suarez to come in?

Well, Nolan had 2 hits and a Stolen Base, and Trout hit one way gone, so that was a plus! But they scored just 3 runs through 7 innings against a not so great Rays pitching staff. It would be a tough one yet again. Could the Angels do it?

Highlighted Recap

Trout got everyone excited with a home run in the first inning!

1-0 Angels

too bad the Rays tied it up with a sac fly in the 2nd.

Tied game

But the Angels got the lead back in the 5th thanks to Nolan, a sleepy pitcher, and Rendon.

2-1 Angels

Then Rengifo got another run across in the 6th.

3-1 Angels

The rays got that run back though in their bottom half of the inning.

3-2 Angels

The bullpen had a scoreless 7th, thanks to Neto.

WHEW

Sadly, without many options left, it was up to Strickland for the 8th and, well…

4-3 Rays

Now instead of 3 outs away, the Angels were down to their last 3. Nolan got his 3rd hit! Aaaaand Adell pinch ran for him. But a walk means 2 on for Rendon! Adell stole 3rd!

WOW

Nolan was ejected from the dugout because of the ump being a jerk. So Neto stole 2nd to spite them.

Rendon WITH A HIT THE ANGELS TAKE THE LEA-Neto was out.

Tied game

And Trout is walked, but WARD DRIVES IN RENDON!

5-4 Angels

Angels had to use Strickland again for the 9th because only Suarez was left who could be used. 1 out. 2 out. SUAREZ IS WARMING UP AHHHH! A single meant the winning run was at the plate. DIAZ FLEW OUT! ANGELS WIN!

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One more vs the Rays tomorrow morning, because MLB hates us. Oh well, at least it will be the last game vs TB this year.

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago

Yep, stick a fork in Trout………

(Facetious ray off)

JackFrost
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

All the Trout haters have been having a hard time the last couple of weeks … I think we need to have some sympathy for them.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago

Nice to see the Halos fight back and get the win.

A lot of contributors got the W for the team.

Go Halos!

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago

I mistakenly thought the club could send down Schanny and call up a pitcher, but it’s not that simple. They would need to either place a current pitcher on IL or designate a pitcher, not a position player.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 month ago

Baseball reference projects Trout to hit 72 HRs and get 99 RBIs. That’d be humorous

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago

We all know that Joyner-isk projections always come true-Trout out homers the steroid guy from SF in 2024

Last edited 1 month ago by Angelz4ever
Jimmuscomp
Trusted Member
1 month ago

The damn ‘Soros are 6-14. They are thus….anointed.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmuscomp

lets see if they now run off 8 straight wins

DowningDude
Legend
1 month ago

Positive spin:
Perry’s 2024 version of The Dipoto Four is “The Minasian One”

Tip cap, turn page.

W6G

Cowboy26
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Adan Cimber & Matt Moore >>>>>> The Dipoto Four

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Cimber, frankly, has surprised me big time. He’s really solid.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Is Cimber the real deal or Jimmy Herget 2.0? I hope for the best but expect the normal Angels results under Minasian.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 month ago

Nail biter of a win, but still concerned that the Angels “best pitcher” only goes 5 1/3 innings. The team is already in bullpen trouble and it’s only April.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Damn, that injury to stephenson is a tough one. He was going to be the 8th inning shut down guy. If he’s here and healthy the angels have 2 more wins.

Last edited 1 month ago by YOUknowulovetheIE
Angelstan
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Yep. And we wonder why Arte doesn’t pay for guys.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Angelstan

He paid for Wells. Rendon. Albert. HGH, Hamilton.

Arte does stupid shit continually as long as it’s idea. He’s the worst type of leader: he truly believes he’s the smartest guy in the room.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
1 month ago

But also paid for MVP Vlad. Escobar. Cy Colón. Extended WTY and got a discount. So, it’s not always stupid.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Hunter & Abreu too.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Flipping a coin would yield a better result.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 month ago

Ha ha. Appropriate line ; that movie about Enron was called “The Smartest Guys in the Room.” Arte turned the org into a shit-show similar in scope to Enron.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Stephenson out for the year. Nice signing Perry. Very sad.

TrojanBoiler
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1 month ago

I remember reading the draft profile on Neto and a lot of different outlets were on the fence about whether he would make it as a SS in the majors, LOL

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Well he still needs to start hitting better than Squid

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
1 month ago

Unfortunately, after Tampa, the teams actually get harder

Twebur
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Not who you play, but when you play them. Next up Reds, have lost 3 in a row to Jerry’s M’s.

But, the due theory can also apply……we’ll win some games

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

Tale em’ all one at a time and see how it sakes out. How’s that for standing on cliches ???

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Tale & Sake? Thats a hell of lot funner than any Cliches

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

I will always consider Wins against Tampa as above average because they’re always above average.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Roy Hobbs

That’s what she said

tanana40
Super Member
1 month ago

I was working and missed most of the game. Thank you for this great video summary.
And, the halo shines tonight!

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  tanana40

You have more years left to live than we do.

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago

If we win tomorrow and take 3/4 from Tampon, will the shufflebot make an appearance?

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

3 game win streak for the shuffle, no?

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago

Yes, but I’m looking for a loophole !!!

Twebur
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

We have trAditions here….Santa shows up on December 24th. If he comes around on the 23rd, he might get shot.

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

Ah yes, there is a fine, yet hardcore line, between jolly fat present guy & home invasion guy.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 month ago

They’re kind of apples in Oranges because Lopez has been starting but who would you rather have right now?

https://twitter.com/BeyondTheHalo/status/1780457574673838111

JackFrost
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I did wonder why we didn’t keep Lopez last year …. I mean, he was pretty solid for us. I think he had only one bad outing in games that mattered. His stuff was better than anyone in the pen, Charlie Sheen included.

Last edited 1 month ago by JackFrost
Roy Hobbs
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Because we just don’t make good choices

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Minasian makes the bad choices.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Shouldn’t that be just a headshot, with a reference to oligarch Arte?

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 month ago

Patrick just announced on the post game show that Stephenson is out for the year.

Another tip of the hat to Minasian for a job well done.

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Stephenson blew zero games in 2024 !!!

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Relief Pitcher of the Year!

Angels2020Champs
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Thanks for the heads up.

This will be another feather in the cap for Arte not signing FA pitchers.

How’s the draft class of all pitchers looking?!?

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Did he even toss an inning to n the Spring? Void that contract.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Ugh . this is not good news unless you are in the Jimmy Herget fan club. The Angels just signed Bryan Shaw but I think he’s toast anyways.

Joyce is at AA and I know he’ll be up at some point but he still needs some seasoning. our best bet to pitch effective high leverage innings this year is José Quijada and I dont think he’ll be available until the ASB.

AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I want Herget to succeed with the Halos. However, he must wear his specs.

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DowningDude
Legend
1 month ago

I bet he laughs the same way

Mia
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Mia
1 month ago

Stephenson is out for the year.

F*ck.

https://x.com/samblum3/status/1780776024944353490?s=46

Last edited 1 month ago by Mia
Simba
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

Need a thumbs down for that one.

AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

Sigh

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smithy610
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

Didn’t they have a clause that his 3 years can become just 1 year due to injury/ies?

Cowboy26
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  smithy610

its a 4th year club only option for $2.5 Million that can be triggered in 2027 if he has a major elbow injury prior to that. .

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  smithy610

Elbow injury more the 130 day = extra year for 2.5m

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

Robert Stephenson signed a 3 year / $33,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Angels, including $33,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $11,000,000. In 2024, Stephenson will earn a base salary of $11,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $11,000,000..

I’m going to guess the Angels decline the 2027 option.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Why? The 2027 option is only $2.5 Million.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

After a season ending elbow injury and at age 35 in 2027, I would not even spend your dime on him. He already had concerns being a 1-year wonder.

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I want that gig. Geez.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

I think we’d all want that gig

Twebur
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Who? Don’t even know who this guy is. 😐

…onward and upward

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

That’s a lot to pay a guy to sit one year, suck while getting back to form another year and maybe end with one good year

max
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max
1 month ago

but then if he’s goodish, 2.5 million
this is the way

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 month ago

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Mia
Legend
Mia
1 month ago

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TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Feels like the Angels have more stolen bases in this series than we had all last season. This has been a really fun .500 season so far.

Twebur
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Didn’t have a manager that would now how to do that. Too scary 😱 for him.

LanaBanana
Super Member
1 month ago

In the same way that a relief pitcher can’t give up runs or put men on base to manufacture a save situation, I don’t think a reliever who loses the win for the starter then his team gets the go ahead run – should get the W.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

A Team win then? Agree. Strychnine is shakey at best. He’ll be gone by Memorial Day.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

replaced with whom?

Jimmy Herget?

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Completely agree. Frankly, Cimber deserves that W.

smithy610
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Came on with a man at 3rd, right? And stranded that runner? He surely deserved that W, if Reid can’t get it

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  smithy610

Believe it was 1st & 3rd with one out.

max
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max
1 month ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

I see the comma, but I like the name Frankly Cimber.
“Frankly Cimber deserves that W.”

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Back in Sandy Koufax days with the Dodgers a relief pitcher Phil Reagan earned the name of “Vulture.” for stealing wins like that. He won 12 games that season.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Some one’s got to get the win though, Lana. but you’re right. This was the ex Angel Luis Sanchez typical M.O.

Twebur
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Good to see us nick pick about wins. More of this in the future.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Me too. He stole the win from Detmers

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