LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: A win at last

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Angels News

The Angels won yesterday! Somehow. The somehow is the offense being actually good for once this year, scoring 7 against Baltimore!

Condensed game in 8 Mins

And the Angels are rewarded with a Wednesday day game. Ugh. Who asks for this?

Oh and that RP that the Angels signed who got injured. It is TJ surgery. He won’t be ready until mid next year at best. See, this is why Arte doesn’t spend money on pitchers.

But good news maybe. Miguel Sano may actually be really good. He is hitting the ball the hardest and hitting balls hard more often than anyone else in Baseball this year.

Around Baseball

Nike continues to be an embarrassment as now they are out of cleats. Somehow. THEY ARE A SHOE COMPANY. How did they manage to mess THAT up?

Who fills their stadiums the best? San Diego apparently. The number of seats skews the numbers obviously but hey, when the Angels are above average, wait, HOW?

Oh just barely

Despite umpires being disliked, they are getting better. That includes the infamous Angel Hernandez. Well, except last year. Part of that is due to younger umps being better than older ones usually and the age of umpires have decreased lately as some have retired.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected because a fan was heckling the umpire. He tried to clear his name on Talkin’ Yanks. He is beyond it now, whatever that means.

This is the worst Astros team since 2016. 10 games under .500. You love to see it.

Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes!

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MarineLayer
Super Member
23 days ago

Now that it’s close, Trout Ks.

MarineLayer
Super Member
23 days ago

Without Suarez, we’d be leading.

MarineLayer
Super Member
23 days ago

Why do they spend so much time talking about Cano’s injury but say nothing about Sano’s besides barely mentioning it before a fluffy canned feature.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
23 days ago

…and the Snell signing gets even worse. Snell to 15 day IL.

Cowboy26
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

No wonder why he so wanted to be an Angel

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Sooooo,,,,, remember the folks around here that were all angry cause Arte should sign Snell and Bellinger?

I do.

2GA2Join
Super Member
23 days ago

Yikes, Bellinger is gone now too…

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
23 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

He broke a rib but he was not exactly tearing it up.

BruinsAngelsKings
Trusted Member
23 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Had not been paying any attention to him. 0-3 and 11.57 era in 3 starts, ouch.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
24 days ago

Here is the good so far regarding our hitting using OPS+

166 Adell
157 Trout
153 O’Hoppe
135 Ward
122 Sano

The OK

104 Rengifo

The Bad

60 Schanuel
58 Neto
23 Hicks
19 Moniak

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Sorry, I forgot Drury who is currently 60. The good news is that we may have gone from 4 players to 6 players who ware productive but the bad news is that we still have 3 automatic outs. It’s not quite as rosey as it looks thouhg because Trout, O’Hoppe, and Ward have all cooled off considerably, and Schanuel is hopefully on the rise.

BannedInLA
Super Member
24 days ago

Trout leading off and serving as the DH today. Jo starts again. Once again, we have nice speed 6-9 (Moniak, Adell, Rengifo, Neto) which circles back to Trout at 1.

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GrandpaBaseball
Legend
24 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Good predictions yesterday as speed was evident at 7-8-0 holes. Be nice to see it happen once again.

BannedInLA
Super Member
24 days ago

Drury’s injury must be lingering because he’s basically not playing at all. Strange.

Cowboy26
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Not sure you can include Moniak on that speed list if cant even get out of the batters box.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
24 days ago

Nice to see the team hit .500 last night with RISP

Trout was 0/2 of course, lowering his season average to .105 in these situations. His BABIP is an unbelievable .083 with RISP though, so hopefully some reversion to the mean gets him back on track a little bit.

MarineLayer
Super Member
24 days ago

Some guy named Stephenson who took $33 million of Arturo’s money claims he injured himself on a single pitch in a rehab game. Dude, it was a rehab game. It’s not like you were healthy before you rehurt yourself. How about cut the comments and just hang out with Rendon at the nursing home.

MarineLayer
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I wonder how much Minasian had to pay him to publicly say that.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Yep, totally bogus

halofansince1978
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Total BS!!!

RexFregosi
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

i saw him throw on Day 2 (Feb 15). seemed normal.
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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  RexFregosi

NAR! DUH EVIL! PLATER…. uh…. PLATUH…… uh… PERRAY ARE SUH STOOPID! AH SEE DUH TROOF! ARTE SO EVIL! LAY SNACKS AT THERE FEET!

Cowboy26
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Who the hell is that cuz it aint Stephenson

BruinsAngelsKings
Trusted Member
23 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

The injury will trigger a clause in Stephenson’s contract allowing the Angels to have an option to bring him back in 2027 for $2.5 million.

Cheap insurance, I guess, assuming he recovers from TJ surgery. Otherwise it seems it is $33MM down the drain.

2GA2Join
Super Member
23 days ago

I have a question.

Because that is a club controlled option for 2027, does that mean that the AAV for his contract just went down?

BannedInLA
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I want that job. How do I apply?

Pineapple12
Super Member
24 days ago

Yesterday’s game was precisely what I, and most of us here, expected the season to be — fun, exciting ball full of youthful exuberance.

Wins and loses are immaterial in comparison to watching our “young core” develop. Let em play, Wash.

I’m not following Sho the way I anticipated I would. Finally checked his numbers… and holy shit he’s having a sickly insane start to the season lol.

Anyway, let’s take the series today!

Last edited 24 days ago by Pineapple12
rosstrade
Trusted Member
24 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Exactly, the team is where I expected them to be early in the season, below .500 and very inconsistent.

But, there are some bright spots. Detmers, Anderson, Soriano…..

Sano ends up being a great signing.

Ward coming back strong from a serious injury.

I’m ok with letting the kids play and develop.

And hope they unload Hicks and see what we really have in Mick and Adell.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  rosstrade

Exactly. I’m having fun watching Detmers, seeing Anderson bounce back, seeing Tay Tay do well, watching Adell possibly come to life…. O’Hoppe is dope…. it’s not all doom, in fact there’s the bones of a fine roster here maybe.

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
24 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Sho…? Who…?

CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
24 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Yep, Ohtani is unstoppable at the plate now. What seems like every hitter LA signs gets magically better it couldn’t happen to him cause we’ve seen him at the top of his game, right? Wrong, Dodgers got him hitting for extremely high average now, older and getting better. Like Betts and Freeman. Not just fans, probably every MLB club is wondering how they can continuously do it.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

I fart in the Dodgers general direction.

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

LTBU!

Marcotor
Trusted Member
24 days ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

Why not just come out and say you think they are somehow cheating? Wink-wink, nudge-nudge is getting kinda old.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
24 days ago

LTBU!!

BannedInLA
Super Member
24 days ago

Does Moniak have options? If yes, send him down so he can hopefully get back on track. He’a an automatic out at present.

Need another Plus outing from Anderson today. Let’s snatch this series.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

No, he does not have options.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
24 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

25 vs 34

Moniak is still young.
I’d rather let Hicks go.

BannedInLA
Super Member
24 days ago

I never suggested that Moniak should be DFA’d, merely sent down to “get right” if he has options.

Hicks should be let go regardless of what does or doesn’t happen with Mickey.

BannedInLA
Super Member
24 days ago

Yes, Sir. Done.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

If it was possible to send him down, you would probably want to keep Hicks as the 4th OF until Mickey was ready to be recalled. It would be good for Mickey to play every day and work out the hitting bugs. Not sure he has any options though and he may or may not make it through unclaimed. Someone may think they could fix him.

MarineLayer
Super Member
24 days ago

I agree, DFA Hicks, make Moniak the 4th OF. Start Adell every day. He seems to finally be breaking out.

Cowboy26
Legend
23 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

And what stiff fills the open roster spot then?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
24 days ago

Yep, Hicks needs to go to make more PT for the youngins.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Hopefully we have a good shot today with Tyler Anderson

BannedInLA
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

We’ve gotta’ really good shot, dude.

War Trout & Go Jo !!!

halofansince1978
Super Member
24 days ago

Any word on Moore?

MarineLayer
Super Member
24 days ago

I haven’t seen anything. Par for the course with the Angels being very unforthcoming regarding player injuries. They all start with day to day, end up being season-ending.

halofansince1978
Super Member
24 days ago

Fell asleep early and missed the entire game…maybe I should do that more!!!

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
24 days ago

First 4 innings were some of the most entertaining and exciting baseball we’ve played all year. After that, it was back to normal.

MarineLayer
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Except, we did hold on for a win.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Very true

MarineLayer
Super Member
24 days ago

Yes, please do. We need all the help we can get.

Cowboy26
Legend
23 days ago

You weren’t the only one. The Angels bats fell asleep after the 4th inning.
1 for 15 8 K’s to end the game . Hopefully ti doesn’t carry over to today.

Last edited 23 days ago by Cowboy26
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