Light Up The Jolly Roger Postgame

Tremendous all around game from the Halos. Mickey Moniak swung a big bat, Patrick Sandoval pitched 7 scoreless innings and the Angels scored a dominant win. Kevin Pillar also had his best game in years

The series is knotted at 1-1 with the rubber game tomorrow.

Light up the Jolly, err Halo and celebrate the win!

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BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago

Pillar probably secured another month with the Angels with today’s performance.

smithy610
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

He definitely deserves to be with the team longer than Hicks did just for this game alone.

FungoAle
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

I see Pillar a better glue guy than Hicks. Also has connection with Wash
So I would expect him to stick for a while.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I figured he was a defensive replacement – but then his bat came alive and his glove is a question. This year is interesting.

smithy610
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Pillar knows what his role and isn’t delusional about it. Hicks was the opposite.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

Perry’s Repurposed In Season additions thus far:

Kevin Pillar
Ehire Adrianza
Cole Tucker
Willie Calhoun

Collective Batting: 77 PAs .286/.351/.514

Amir Garrett
Hunter Strickland

Collective Pitching: 17-1/3 IPs 2.08 ERA .845 WHIP

As Crappy as this team’s been this year it hasn’t been because of the 2024 Perry replacements.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Cowboy26

True.

The team is crappy because of what Perry did and didn’t do prior to his 2024 replacements.

smithy610
Super Member
10 days ago

Fair enough.

In hindsight, there could have been small additions like Clevinger and/or Lorenzen that Perry could have gone for, if he’s really constrained by Arte $$$. I never liked Snell, and would have preferred Monty, if that was an option.

But to play devil’s advocate, as fans we don’t really know who Perry approached and how far negotiations went. Maybe Lorenzen wanted more money than Perry offered (even if Lorenzen went cheap). Or maybe some player Perry liked didn’t like the Angels back, etc.

We all know these replacements are band-aids. They’re not part of the long-term plan (if there is even one). The question is, how long would these band-aids hold, and if they can hold it for that long.

BruinsAngelsKings
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

The Stephenson signing has just turned out to be horrible.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  BannedInLA

The fact that Kevin Pillar’s retention on the roster is a topic Angel fans discuss is beyond ludicrous. It just reinforces how far the franchise has sunk.

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago

Basically. At this point our best hope is to turn chicken shit (Pillar, Drury, Estevez, Anderson, etc) into chicken salad (prospects & more prospects).

steelgolf
Super Member
10 days ago

Wait …… what???? An Angels starter pitched a full 7 innings!!!! I have been bagging on Pillar, for good reason, and he decides to turn the clock back and show up big. Maybe I should pick another player to bag on and see if they can have a career game.

max
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max
10 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

this is the way

AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
10 days ago

Only 7.5 games out of the wildcard.

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matthiasstephan
Super Member
10 days ago

We will win some games.

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago

Nice to see O’Hoppe bounce back with a 4-Hit game. Moniak & Schanny with 2 hits apiece & Sandoval looking like the 2022 varietal.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
10 days ago

Nothing to complain about. Great pitching and great hitting, and a great win. Congrats.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

…. and tomorrow we score 1 or 2 runs and again …… lose a series.

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago

WE WON!!!

In grand fashion.

red floyd
Legend
10 days ago

Is that allowed?

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

YES!!!

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
10 days ago

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Mia
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Mia
10 days ago

That’s such a “baseball” moment for Pillar.

Just randomly setting a career high for RBIs on a random Tuesday after just getting signed.

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Mia

I’ve been meaning to research whether he just loves him some National League pitching. Maybe it’s the park.

Maybe he just knows he damn well better step up, or else learn Korean.

Last edited 10 days ago by Charles Sutton
John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Accordion to my research, he usually does very badly at PNC. In 10 games (4 starts) his tOPS+ is 17. That’s bad. At Angel Stadium it is 77, which is also bad but much better. He does best at Nats and Kauffman

Last edited 10 days ago by John Henry Weitzel
Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
10 days ago

Hell. According to this article, Kole Calhoun showed up and got a walk. Everybody pitched in.

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

They did that in Spring Training as well

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 days ago

we’re about to be a full 1/2 game (! is there a thing as a full half?) ahead of Houston

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