Kevin Pillar Eats His Wheaties Postgame

That, kids, is how you date yourself with a headline. When I was a kid there was this decathlete on the box, a true picture of masculinity. But that’s a story for another day (and website).

Three weeks ago Kevin Pillar was sitting at home. This week he’s been on fire. 11 RBI through his first 8 games thanks to this two run shot.

That home run extended the Angels lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the third. The first two runs scored thanks to and RBI double by Kyren Paris who came around to score two batters later.

St. Louis cut into that lead when Nolan Arenado took Adam Cimber yard.

Unfortunately Angels pitching does not eat their Wheaties. No, their cupboard is full of Colon Blow and that’s exactly what they did. The home run by Arenado is reasonable, but Matt Moore loaded the bases then blew the lead.

He left the bases loaded with one out for Luis Garcia, who immediately plunked Goldschmidt with his first pitch and forced in another run. Some more bad pitching and the Angels were down 8-4. They’d get one run back and bring up the tying run in the 8th but get no closer.

Jose Suarez was brought in to really put the game out of reach. 8-5 is too close of a deficit. El Gasolino toed the rubber while Nico Goodrum brought the matches with two errors in the inning. The combined effect was the 10-5 final score.

On the plus side, the Angels are now a full 2 games up on the Cardinals for the 3 spot in the 2025 draft. This team can’t afford to win these head to head matchups and let teams like the Cardinals leapfrog them.

The unintended tank rolls on. 5 and 15 at home, just to keep the fans happy.

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
4 days ago

Cripes! What a collapse.

Brent
Super Member
4 days ago

Wow – looks like I went to bed at a good point in the game.

James
Trusted Member
4 days ago

โ€œBad night,โ€ Angels manager Ron Washington said. โ€œWe had the best (relievers) we had in the bullpen in there (in the seventh). I really didn’t see that coming. … It was a surprise, because those guys have been good.โ€
What is our manager smoking? No lead seems to be safe with this team regardless of them having Estevez pitch in a game. This reminds me of the pain I used to feel seeing Reggie strike out on a constant basis. Make it stop!

tanana40
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  James

That darn Reggie Willits and his strike outs! ๐Ÿ™‚

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

I will say this. If Perry were able to figure out yet another season where everyone’s hurt on top of not being able to spend on free agents ON TOP OF pretty much all the FAs he could have signed if he had money being guys we shouldn’t sign…. and yet win a bunch of games?

I’d laugh as he leaves this fan base behind to go to some other team and kick us all in the dick every year. Perry could be (pick your current favorite GM) and he’d be fckd right now.

This team’s pretty bad. I understood that going in. If it’s young players are slightly better by the end of the year and we play better I’ll be OK with it. Same with next year. It’ll probably still be crap, but a higher grade of crap. We’ll draft some guys. We’ll maybe trade for some prospects. We’ll complain about it and moan about development. Eventually we’ll have some solid players we mostly whine about and have money to spend on FAs. That’ll be fun. Some of us will be dead by then. Life. It’s a river.

steelgolf
Super Member
4 days ago

Yeah, at this point they should go into the offseason knowing that Rendone and Trout will miss a good portion of the season and there isnโ€™t a damn thing they can do about it.

Twebur
Legend
4 days ago

Thatโ€™ll be fun. Some of us will be dead by then. Life. Itโ€™s a river.

๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
4 days ago

It could happen, and then again, maybe not. I do agree about next year and every year going forward until there is a new owner. We’ll know better about the young players by the end of the season. This team is very reminiscent of the 70s teams except they had a handful of good players and we don’t.

James
Trusted Member
4 days ago

Dan Oโ€™Brien?

DowningDude
Legend
4 days ago

Happy Birthday to Bobby Valentine. Loved his moment on the broadcast – his significant other using her phone during the game. She was probably posting here at CtPG under the nom de plume “MH25525”

Twebur
Legend
4 days ago

NEWS ALERT

Struggling Red Lobster is abruptly closing at least 48 of its restaurants around the country, according to a leading restaurant liquidator.

We does this mean for our LOBsters?

DowningDude
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Sounds like a great Buy Low sitch for Arte. Imagine Carpino cooking up some steamed shrimp.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

What do the per caps look like?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Twebur

Unfortunately more for us……

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
4 days ago

Iโ€™m trying to think of something useful to say. Perry is awful but there is nobody above him who knows anything about baseball, who knows enough to hire a better GM.

Twebur
Legend
4 days ago

Iโ€™ll say this, that was a bad loss, even by Angel standards.

And Perry has stayed true the reality he has created, every decision he makes is bad.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
4 days ago

Last Place.

Feels like Home

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
4 days ago

We’ll get ’em next time.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Mr. Sutton has the most solid philosophy for continuing as an Angels fan. THE most.

Meaning: I agree: we will indeed get ’em next time. That’s all there is to know. We are horrible and might remain so for many years, the way the org is run. (Did that gigantic billboard collapse that killed 14? Was it…? Nevermind…)

But: we will get ’em tamale. And be a really good team some day. Maybe “soon.” How long ya got to live, ballpark guess?

#GoHalos

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