LA Angels Weekend News Crash: Gut Punch

This was a tough week for Angels fans. It started off with a home sweep at the hands of the Minnesota Twins. Saturday night was an especially brutal beatdown witnessed live by those of us at the CtPG Meetup.

The hits kept coming. First it was news Mike Trout is out for several weeks with a torn meniscus.

Trout is a class act on and off the field. You can hear the hurt in his voice as he discusses his latest injury.

Trout’s injury provided Screamin’ A. Smith yet another opportunity to prove what an ass hat he is. Screamin’ was then blasted by MLB fans who actually understand the game.

For those of us who watched Jose Soriano last an inning and 2/3rds only to be followed by Jose “The Human Batting Tee” Suarez on Saturday night the problem with the Angels was crystal clear: pitching.

The Angels have allowed the fourth most runs in all of baseball. This is because they’ve allowed the fourth most walks in all of baseball and the seventh most home runs.

Only the Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins have worse team ERA’s than the Angels.

That’s pathetic and when you factor in the great season by Reid Detmers and Tyler Anderson to this point, it really illustrates just how miserable the rest of the Angels hurlers have been.

On Tuesday an overused Matt Moore and Carlos Esteves managed to blow a late lead to Philly, showing just how few reliable arms the Angels have.

However, on Wednesday a resurgent Patrick Sandoval was sharp and the Angels pitchers racked up 18 strikeouts against the Phillies only to have the bats let them down in a 2-1 loss.

Your highlight of the week could only come from one player: Jo Adell. The fact it was hard deciding which Adell highlight to highlight (see what I did there ha ha) shows just how great of a season Jo is having. I’ll go with the bomb that landed right in front of our group Saturday night.

Just take a look at Adell’s stats on the young year. His revamped swing is quicker to the ball and devoid of a lot of the movement he’s had in recent years and is paying off big time. Pitchers will adjust soon and we’ll see what happens but great athlete + compact swing = good results.

One pitcher who won’t be joining the Angels or anybody else any time soon is Julio Urias who pled no contest to a host of domestic violence offenses. MLB is now free to wrap up their investigation and issue their discipline to the free agent.

I love baseball. I love boxing and Muay Thai. I also love laughing at dudes who can’t fight act like they can. The latest entrant in the Hall of Shame of baseball fights happened this week in Milwaukee. The complete lack of anything resembling a proper punch is hilarious. As is this Jomboy recap.

It has been a horrible year for MLB umpires and that continued at Wrigley when the umps incorrectly called Pete Crow Armstrong safe when he used his helmet to touch second base.

Enjoy your weekend and link what I missed. The boy has a game Saturday morning then I’m hosting a little party for the Canelo fight. Great weather, time with family and friends is a perfect weekend.

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Eric_in_Portland
Legend
14 days ago

“Trout underwent an operation to repair his torn meniscus in his left knee on Friday and it was successful, according to manager Ron Washington and general manager Perry Minasian. Trout was in good spirits after the surgery and will rehab back in Anaheim. Minasian said there is still no official timetable for his return. But players who have had the operation in the past generally return in four to eight weeks.”

Twebur
Legend
14 days ago

Now that the CTPG meet and greet is over……should we protest/take-over the stadium, demanding that Arte Moreno to sell the team?

List of Demands before we schedule this, add to the list….

Hot dogs
Tents
Porta Potties
Super Bright Flashlights
Cheese plate
Lotion, No sunscreen
Batting Helmets
Gloves
Bats
Access to field for batting practice while team is on the road, Twice a day
A RED NEW DEAL invest in all baseball operations
Giant wooden totem pole of Rengifo
Microwave
Restore the Right-Field Home-Run line to its rightful place on top of the wall
Nachos with extra cheese and toppings, and ice cream, served in the bottomless helmets
Access to visitors locker room
Access to Suites and bathrooms on the Club Level.
Remote for Jumbotron. Passwords for live TV, Netflix, MAX, Apple TV, Amazon
No Antifa, no Hobos, only CTPG’ers (except 2002)

AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
14 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I was completely behind you until you mentioned Rengifo. Just say no to Queefy Joe.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
14 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

if there’s no Antifa then there’s no Proud Boys

maybe we should leave that one out

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Twebur

All seats are general admission and on a first come, first served basisFans vote via mobile application on line-up, pitching changes, and manager’s signs to base runners.Weekly press conferences by Arte and Perry to answer fans questions.Fan approval of broadcastersTurks to be included in draft room and pre-draft planning sessions.banana-free bananaswheelchair-accessible paragliders for 7th inning stretchBDS compliant hopium”Buttercup” on continuous loop in visitors dugoutgallery in the surgical suite used by Angel players requiring surgery. Fans are provided full access to the surgical suite gallery. Junior Mints are required eating while in the gallery.

Last edited 14 days ago by Senator_John_Blutarsky
2GA2Join
Super Member
14 days ago

Need giant retractable tarp for days when the sun is really hot.

Mia
Legend
Mia
14 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I’ve seen enough of my favorite places be trashed in the last few days.

I think I’ll pass.

BannedInLA
Super Member
14 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Uuuuhhhhm…. what? Details….

Mia
Legend
Mia
14 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Oh, I went to UCLA.

I figure twebur was inspired to make his post because of the protests on campuses around the country.

It’s sucked to watch the campus I love be defaced like it has recently.

Twebur
Legend
14 days ago
Reply to  Mia

I’ll go as far to say, just messing up the grass/lawn is disrespectful, disgusting and wrong, And that can grow back! Really sad to see people deface property, it’s unacceptable.

But I’m also not opposed to jailing people who don’t throw trash in trash cans. 

I hope everything is fixable, it’s beautiful campus…Go Bruins!

steelgolf
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Everything is fixable. It’s just about “cost” now.

BannedInLA
Super Member
14 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I see what you did there. And I like it.

We also need copious amounts blue hair dye & Che’ Commie Guevara tee shirts.

AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
14 days ago

By the way, I really enjoyed the article, Jeff.

It’s good to know that advanced stats revealed that Halo pitching sucks.

Last edited 14 days ago by AngelsFanInHell
AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
14 days ago

What’s the over/under on the number of runs Soriano gives up in the first inning? I can’t seem to find the infinity symbol on my phone.

MarineLayer
Super Member
14 days ago

I’m taking the under on 10.

AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
14 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Yeah, I can see Wash pulling him after giving up his second grand slam.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
14 days ago

These comments didn’t age well

BannedInLA
Super Member
14 days ago

O’Hoppe’s BA is sinking like the Titanic. Currently at .267.

Neto is trending upward and sits at .238. Keep the kid in the 9-hole. Period.

Mia
Legend
Mia
14 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Didn’t we all expect him to come down to earth a bit? It’s hard to hit .300 as a catcher.

BannedInLA
Super Member
14 days ago

I loathe Nolan “No Wheels” Schanuel at leadoff.

MarineLayer
Super Member
14 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Who do you like? It’s the Bermuda Triangle of lineup spots. RenDone, then Trout.

BannedInLA
Super Member
14 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Rengifo is the easy answer to that question

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
14 days ago

Only the White Sox, Marlins, and Rockies are worse than we are right now.

AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
14 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

We can’t even claim to be #1 at that.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

“Thanks Arte”

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
15 days ago

The Jomboy breakdown had me laughing so hard. Baseball is fun again!

MarineLayer
Super Member
14 days ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

I love him.

DowningDude
Legend
15 days ago

Was the Ken Rosenthal “Trout is a prisoner” post hashed over here or do we ignore Athletic articles?

I don’t have a subscription but I’m amused at the Twitter/X rage against the Bowtie for writing such a controversial headline.

“Mr. Angel? Mike Trout’s chance of ever escaping the franchise now seems even less likely. “

Twebur
Legend
15 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Free Mike K. Trout!

Arte only allows cheap plastic sporks in the clubhouse to eat with….those are not good for tunnel digging.

PedroCerrano
Super Member
15 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I don’t buy any Angels merch but I would totally buy a FREE MIKE TROUT! shirt and happily wear it to the stadium if I ever go again as I’ve also boycotted buying tickets.

PedroCerrano
Super Member
15 days ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

Ala James Brown:

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AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
14 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

When I went to a game, Arte couldn’t even have onions available for hot dogs. That is a whole new level of cheap.

Simba
Trusted Member
14 days ago

No onions for hot dogs? That’s not cheap, that’s criminal.

FungoAle
Super Member
15 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

It’s a good title and certainly apropos

halofansince1978
Super Member
15 days ago

Tonight’s Lineups

No Halo yet at 12:15

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/angels-vs-guardians/2024/05/03/746645/preview

edit: forgot the link

Last edited 15 days ago by halofansince1978
2GA2Join
Super Member
15 days ago

Did you see that MLBTR must have been reading our posts yesterday, because they did a big article about who the Angels could trade at the deadline.

James
Trusted Member
15 days ago

The fight breakdown was much more entertaining than the last few days of angels baseball tbf

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  James

The fight breakdown was much more entertaining than the last few days seasons of angels baseball

FungoAle
Super Member
15 days ago
Reply to  James

Jomboy does great work. Heard him on Dan Patrick earlier in the week, he’s done well.

BannedInLA
Super Member
15 days ago

So, I suppose it’s good that we’re back on a roadie????

Speaking of fighting, root for Jose Aldo this weekend at UFC301 in Rio. It’s likely to be the final MMA fight for “The King Of Rio” and sure fire hall of famer. His leg kicks, solid boxing and excellent take down defense made him one of the best PFP fighters of all-time.

Last edited 15 days ago by BannedInLA
Twebur
Legend
15 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Definitely play better baseball on the road…..this isn’t saying much sadly.
Ward definitely likes the road better.

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
15 days ago

That was a pretty pathetic fight. They should have a rematch in those inflatable sumo costumes.

Twebur
Legend
15 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Something about this Angels team, I could never see them get into a serious heated team brawl. I guess it’s because of all the losing? Angels think why bother, and the opposing teams just want’s to get the W and pad their stats.

steelgolf
Super Member
15 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Now this could be a Manfraud rule change I could get behind. Instead of extra innings, sumo suit battles between the angry at each other players.

BannedInLA
Super Member
15 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

I’d prefer wet tee shirt wrestling between the hottest chics in the stands, but sumo suit battles are a close second.

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
15 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Byron Buxton versus Sausage Number 1 on the undercard.

steelgolf
Super Member
15 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

🤣

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  steelgolf

I’d prefer they use ‘Armboxing’.

The contest involves two opponents standing opposite each other anchored to a podium by chains with their lead hands bound together with tape.

The fighters use their free hands – usually the arm with which they can hit the hardest – to punch each other until one is knocked out or the contest is stopped by a referee.

After the third out in the bottom of the 9th, the owner of the home team wheels the podium to home plate. The combatants would be chosen by fans using their mobile phones to vote. The “champion” for each team would be chained to the podium by the home plate umpire.

steelgolf
Super Member
15 days ago

😆

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
15 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

The angels would never lose. Just use suarez.

halofansince1978
Super Member
15 days ago

Let’s Go Halo!!

Fansince1971
Legend
15 days ago

Well Halo to you too!

Which particular Halo do you want to go?

halofansince1978
Super Member
15 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

It all starts with Soriano tonight.

grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
15 days ago

“Halo” refers to the entirety of Angels culture, from the organization itself to the fans. It’s holisitc, dig? The quan of everything Angels. Properly used in this case.

halofansince1978
Super Member
15 days ago

Agree…but you’re way smarter than me!!

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