Taylor Ward Is The Man Postgame

Griffin Canning faced a tall task in the formidable Yankee lineup. He didn’t look sharp to start the game and walked a tightrope most of the way through. On the night, he gave up 3 runs over 5 innings starting with a Juan Soto bomb in the first.

That 1-0 lead was short lived as the red hot Kevin Pillar cracked a two run shot in the bottom of the inning.

Getting the third out was an issue for Canning. In the top of the 4th he turned a 2-2 count into a walk to DJ LeMehiau who would come around to score. In the 5th inning Logan O’Hoppe dropped the third strike to Giancarlo Stanton then later on Luis Rengifo couldn’t get the ball out of his glove and turned a tailor made double play into a single out. The next batter for NY was Austin Wells, who cashed in a 2 out RBI.

Down by 1, the Angels turned to Hunter Strickland then Luis Garcia. They kept the score at 3-2 through 7. Matt Moore did his job in the 8th and kept the Yankees off the board. Unfortunately for the Angels, the Yankees bullpen was just as effective and the score remained 3 to 2

A Willie Calhoun pinch hit single led off the home half of the 8th. Luis Rengifo added a single. Then it was the Angels turn for a 2 out RBI when Taylor Ward stepped in against Yankees closer Clay Holmes.

Both baserunners would score (Moniak was running for Calhoun) and the Angels brought a 4-3 lead to the 9th. Closer Carlos Esteves needed to get through 9-1-2 in the Yankees lineup to nail down the save. He did so, including Juan Soto to end the game.

Light that baby up! Great win against MFY.

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
15 days ago

Let those crazy kids play-Hella good game, all came together and we beat a very strong, 1st place, team.

Go Halos!!

2002heaven
Super Member
16 days ago

Win one game out of 7 and all of sudden we can’t trade anybody.
Hello, didn’t we get swept by Cleveland this Memorial Day weekend?

Twebur
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Winning 1 game out seven? Prior to 3 loses to Cleveland, we went 4-2 in a full Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
16 days ago

We are now on pace to lose fewer than 100 games this year!!

max
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max
16 days ago

So nice

Cowboy26
Legend
16 days ago

At Home?

Simba
Trusted Member
16 days ago

Woo hoo

John Henry Weitzel
Editor
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16 days ago

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JackFrost
Super Member
16 days ago

Hey, where are all those people wanting to trade Taylor Ward ?

FungoAle
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Right here and Minasian is on the clock

WallyChuckChili
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Chilling with the one’s that wanted to trade Jo Adell

matthiasstephan
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

That is still better than a few years ago when Ward didn’t have value to consider trading and everyone was writing him off as a 1st round bust (even if we could have had him in round 3).

Nice to see him really earn a place at the Major level.

steelgolf
Super Member
15 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

If the return is good, then Iā€™m right here!

JackFrost
Super Member
15 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

I suspect your idea of “good” and my idea are alot different.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
16 days ago

Light that baby up as the Big A shines its light in the Western Skies tonight.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
16 days ago

My favorite teams to beat are Asstros number one, Yankees rank second way tie with Red Sox. Four would be Doyers. Sweet Win tonight at home no less.

Mia
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Mia
16 days ago

Enjoy the flight to Atlanta, Taylor! (Mostly joking)

Always love to beat the Yankees.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
16 days ago

LTBU!!!

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Pineapple12
Super Member
16 days ago

We are better than our 21-33 record suggests imo. Trade Ward and Rengifo and that statement will no longer be true.

LTBU !!! šŸ˜‡

Last edited 16 days ago by Pineapple12
JackFrost
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

It’s stupid… you don’t trade your best two hitters when they are really not very expensive and still have solid years ahead of them. It makes no sense.

Whatever. There are always people who want to sabotage the team by getting rid of the few good players we have so we can only get unproven crap back in return.

I say to those people : Go take a hike !!

Last edited 16 days ago by JackFrost
Pineapple12
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

The reasoning to trade both of them makes sense.

I’ve argued Rengifo is young enough to fit into our future. Ward is 30 years old in the midst of another great campaign — gotta maximize his value. I recognize that mostly applies to Rengifo as well.

Last edited 16 days ago by Pineapple12
JackFrost
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

That might be true if Ward was expensive — he’s not. Considering what we would likely get (two or three unprovens) it doesn’t make a bit of sense. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Maybe you’ve heard that one before…

Keep Ward. Keep Rengifo, Keep O’Hoppe, Keep Neto, Keep Schanuel.

Really, if those people were saying to trade Trout, then as sad as it would be, you could make an argument for it just because of what you could get back. I don’t think you could say that for Ward. And he’s got a good 3 years left at least…

Pineapple12
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I hear ya, JF.

Like you say, Ward has at least 3 good years left. Would 2-3 mid-level prospects who may be good in the future be worth it? That’s a question Perry will need to address.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

If you could trade him for a 3B or a good starting pitcher.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
16 days ago

4 innings for the bullpen, zero hits, zero runs!

Brent
Super Member
16 days ago

Jesus hates the Yankees

LTBU

Pineapple12
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Brent

Moses also hates the Yankees

max
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max
16 days ago
Reply to  Brent

We all hate the Yanquis

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