Angels lose to Baltimore thanks to Suarez/NY

It was back to reality with the Angels as they ran smack into a wall known as Baltimore. Despite winning yesterday, the team today is the Angels team we are now getting used to making winnable games unwinnable usually thanks to one player making a mistake or 3 leaving us going could’a would’a should’a.

Tyler Anderson did… fine. He went 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits, striking out 7 and walking 4. The inning length is less than ideal, especially because today was a Suarez day. Yep. You read the title. Jose Suarez pitched today.

7K tho

Highlighted Recap

Things were scoreless until the 3rd, when the O’s hit a HR.

1-0 Baltimore

Sano was able to keep it from getting worse with a great stop.

Wow

But another run was given up in the 5th by Anderson.

2-0 Baltimore

This game was close, manageable, all the bullpen had to do was not give up a ton and here comes Suarez in the 6th!

3-0 Baltimore

Well, that was only 1 run, 3-0 is still manageable

5-0 Baltimore

Of course. Well, maybe the bleeding can stop, hey, a double play! That scores a run…

6-0 Baltimore

Is there anything good from this team today? How about an Adell Catch?

It is fine I guess

What about batting? To the Angels’ credit, they tried to come back, scoring 1 in the 6th thanks to MIKE TROUT!

6-1 Baltimore

And 2 more thanks to TAYLOR “BLAKE” WARD!

6-3 Baltimore

This would be a game now if it wasn’t for Suarez! Too bad he did pitch. Still, Neto did not give up and hit one of his own in the 8th.

6-4 Baltimore

Ehire Adrianza singled and got to 3rd on a really weird error. He then was driven in by a Logan groundout.

6-5 Baltimore

Too bad it was not enough, yet another Angels loss on an Adell caught stealing. Sigh. HE WAS SAFE. F YOU NY! BOO!

Angels lose. Yet another time when the Angels followed a win with a loss. They have not won 2 in a row since sweeping the Marlins. At least no more Baltimore for the rest of the year.

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No game tomorrow. A weekend series vs the Twins is up next as it is STAR WARS WEEKEND. But more importantly, this Saturday is the CTPG meetup at Angel Stadium! We will be in Section 201 if you want to come and say hi.

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BannedInLA
Super Member
23 days ago

Warranted F’Bombs.

Mia
Legend
Mia
23 days ago

Well hello big brother. 😂

Twebur
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Free the F Bomb! 😀

Angelz4ever
Super Member
23 days ago

“Harvey Weinstein’s Sex Crimes Conviction Overturned by New York Appeals Court.”
Boy, New York was really going all the way yesterday.

Too bad R. Kelly didn’t get convicted in New York.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
23 days ago

Suarez……oh Suarez…..

red floyd
Legend
23 days ago

On an unrelated note, at least the Kings won, 5-4 in OT. Series tied at 1.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
23 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Some joy in Mudville.

max
Trusted Member
max
23 days ago

Bye the bye, Jojo’s slash-316/372/925. That’s kinda good, here’s to hopping Warsh rides that hot hand for a bit.
SSS for sure 6/12 the last few days, only 32ish at bats thus far

Last edited 23 days ago by max
max
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max
23 days ago

16 Ks. Jeez, didn’t see the game until 3-2 on Jordon Adell in the 9th, the walk and then the steal attempt. Having seen replays for what, 5 years, I knew this one was not going the ‘Halo Way’.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
23 days ago
Reply to  max

LOL @ “Jordon.”

Cowboy26
Legend
23 days ago

You know if that call happened to the home team in New York ( I said if because MLB would never do let it stand there) they would have had to bring out the horses and police in riot gear.

The league got off easy . if we had an owner who was a bold bad ass he wouldn’t put up with this shit either.

Last edited 23 days ago by Cowboy26
BannedInLA
Super Member
23 days ago

FWIW, I find Wash’s responses to be refreshingly direct & honest.

The typical spew many words & say nothing of value responses from most people make me want to vomit. Wash is honest.

Last edited 23 days ago by BannedInLA
smithy610
Super Member
23 days ago

More bullshit from NY

Adell & Wash said final call was incorrect.

Replay center ump Carlos Torres: “After viewing all relevant angles, the Replay Official could not definitively determine that the runner touched second base prior to the fielder applying the tag. The call STANDS, the runner is out.”

smithy610
Super Member
23 days ago

Wash just basically admitted Suarez is his dumpster fire option in the bullpen:

Ron Washington on why he used José Suarez in the 6th, down 2-0.

“We’re down 3 runs. I’m not bringing in my best pitchers, who all threw the night before. So I had to look over what I had available, and Suarez was the main one that was available. He just didn’t get the job done.”

BannedInLA
Super Member
23 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

This translates to: You can’t chase wins every night.

It’s required to dump on Phil, but within context, what Phil said was correct.

Tactical retreats based on circumstances (tired BP, upcoming schedule, etc) are relevant considerations.

Mia
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Mia
23 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

I’ve never seen a manager talk about his players like this. It’s refreshing.

Last edited 23 days ago by Mia
BannedInLA
Super Member
23 days ago
Reply to  Mia

I think Wash is in the “Fuck it, I’m an old ass man and this is my last job. Let’s be honest for once”, mindset.

I love this shit. A lot.

Last edited 23 days ago by BannedInLA
Mia
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Mia
23 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Like a politician not running for reelection. I dig It.

BannedInLA
Super Member
23 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Yup. And being direct beats fruit. He all but said that Trout needed to locate
his balls after the Monday night strike out.

The he immediately challenges Trout the next day to leadoff. Result: 2 homers over 2 games. Trout deserves better on BABIP. Anyway, Wash is pushing the right buttons IMO.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
23 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

No surprise. Wash was looking for someone that could pitch 3-4 innings and hopefully go well enough to give the team a chance to come back. Suarez poured gas on a fire instead.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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There is truth to the belief that teams with losing records are less likely to get the benefit of the doubt by umpires. The Orioles are the sexy choice in MLB; the Angels remain the laughable losers

BannedInLA
Super Member
23 days ago

The real issue IMO is the “definitively determined” phraseology. It’s very slippery and prone to interpretation, personality type & world view.

A better guideline would be:

What % of the video is on the safe side vs. out side? Then come to a conclusion based on that and common sense.

Adell was safe. And I’m definitely biased.

Last edited 23 days ago by BannedInLA
Twebur
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

They claim the technology they have shows all the angels available, blown up and synced all on one screen. And does show shit in way we can’t see, and I believe that.

The bigger problem I have is the philosophical BS of giving what was called on the field 1 ounce of importance. Once a review is requested, it should completely become a new call. What was called shouldn’t matter at all. And I’m going to recommend MLB give a refresher course on TIE GOES TO THE RUNNER-101.
Seems like the Umps are starting to lean to “tie is an out”. 100% they need to Trust the reviewers eyes and what they see (with their technology) over the field umps in real time.

This is saying nothing about how we do get screwed more times than not.

BannedInLA
Super Member
23 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

We agree here. I think?

This was my point about common sense and thank you for mentioning “tie goes to the runner”, which is a First Principle.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
23 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Except MLB isn’t a Little League or Sandlot: Tie goes to the runner is a popular and inaccurate interpretation of the rule.

‘The wording of rule 5.09(a)(10), formerly 6.05(j), of the Official Baseball Rules is that a batter is out when “After a third strike or after he hits a fair ball, he or first base is tagged before he touches first base”. Therefore, if the runner or first base is not tagged before he touches first base, he is safe.’

Last edited 23 days ago by Marcotor
Twebur
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Didn’t know this…might need to argue this in front of the Supreme Court.

On a philosophical note, this wording is implying that there’s no possible way to tie at a base? One must be out or safe? Which means they guess at ties? Ties happen all the time. They normally seem to favor ties as being safe for the runner, or so I thought. Or maybe it’s more like the strike zone, which has an acceptable slight difference between umps.

But your baseball biblical doctrine right in front of me makes me question all of that….next thing you’re going to tell me is that Santa Clause doesn’t exist, thanks.

Twebur
Legend
23 days ago

100% true. It’s easy to shit on a league doormat, it’s part of being bad.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
23 days ago

Twins are most like us of any team we’ve played. It could be our first series win other than the Marlins.

Rick Souddress
Editor
Trusted Member
23 days ago

We seriously don’t talk enough about how baseball is a bad game run by bad people who literally just want to make me suffer, personally.

Mia
Legend
Mia
23 days ago
Reply to  Rick Souddress

“Yeah yeah, let the call stand, just to fck with Rick, that asshole”

smithy610
Super Member
23 days ago

What a seriously freaking baloney call. I’m glad Wayne didn’t hold back punches and danced around it. I could tell he was one 7-second delay from actually saying BS or the F-bomb on air.

Why didn’t Wash go apeshit on the 2B umpire?! This is the time to unleash it, Wash!

Adell in scoring position is a difference maker. Luis may be a 10-cent head in defense, but he does get the big hits from time to time.

Good to see the team almost come back from a 6-0 deficit. But hopefully this is a lesson on why you can’t use your dumpster fire option in the bullpen when the game is still close. Even when losing 10-0, I would rather use Sano than Suarez.

Twebur
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

$25 Eppei Bucks bet that he was on the phone with the league after the game, CHEWING OUT SOME ASS and keeping it inside.

….and or, using it as a good old fashioned “us against NY” motivational TEDTALK WASHTALK.

Free us!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
23 days ago

closer than I thought. Probably safe. Angles didn’t help.

Fansince1971
Legend
23 days ago

The Angels fought back which is very good. Suarez lost this game. Hoping he will be DFA’d.

steelgolf
Super Member
23 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I still can’t believe that they didn’t jettison him along with Barria. He has no business taking up a roster spot.

Twebur
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

They didn’t quit today, I’ll take that effort. Lost 2-3 to one of the best teams in baseball. Showed some Grit.

Whoever will be replacing Suarez, probably not a huge difference, but would be better than that POS.

Note to league, once Jo figures out this base stealing thing, watch out, fair warning….Embarrassing how safe he was, NY are clowns.

Free Jo

Cowboy26
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Dont forget Tucky D baby.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Fansince1971

He deserves to be promoted to Oakland.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
23 days ago

luckily Houston is playing very bad ball and Texas is off to a mediocre start…and Seattle will crash.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
23 days ago

DFA SUAREZ SORRY ASS.

RexFregosi
Super Member
23 days ago

Keep grinding- I believe in this team more than I did a week ago. O’s may AL’s best team and we just about split the season series

Yes I’m very angry about this game but gotta turn the page.

I maybe one of Suarez’s biggest fans because he’s a good dude, but I’d outright him and hope he passes through waivers and ends up in SLC.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
23 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Who would claim him? Honestly.

smithy610
Super Member
23 days ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

No one at this point.

Twebur
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Jerry….stupid ass Jerry always likes to f with us.

Eat it Jerry!

Last edited 23 days ago by Twebur
TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
23 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I hope he does. Otherwise he will end up in SLC and we are one injury away from having him back on the roster.

Cowboy26
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

He was Jerry’s & Scott Cervix turd to begin with . Let the reunion begin

BannedInLA
Super Member
23 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Good stuff.

Rational takes are verboten here. Off with your head.

Mia
Legend
Mia
23 days ago

I am currently seeing red. Just disgraceful.

Not Jo’s fault at all.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
23 days ago

Great day at the park. Glad they made it a game, Adell on the bases won’t get the benefit of the doubt unfortunately. Suarez isn’t good, home runs by Trout, Ward and Neto were awesome

BannedInLA
Super Member
23 days ago

You goin’ this Saturday?

Angels2020Champs
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

See you there!!

BannedInLA
Super Member
23 days ago

cool.

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