The Can Man was great, but offense still struggles

The Angels pitching has been in question for quite a while but today that wasn’t the case. It was the offense that couldn’t get it done. Griffin Canning had a start that his whole family would be proud of. His final stat line, 6.2IP, giving up only 1 run which came on a Luke Raley HR, 4 hits,1BB and 4K’s.

Canning looked very sharp today commanding his change-up very well. In fact, the usage of his change-up was up today and he should look to continue this as he got some swings and misses off of it and soft contact.

Now to the Angels offense. You can’t win a lot of games with an average exit velo of 76MPH. It’s very difficult to win games with soft contact and not a lot of balls put in play. There was one ball hit over 100MPH for the Halos today and it was Taylor Wards double in the very first inning.

Along with that Castillo was throwing a lot of fastballs and it seemed as if the Angels had holes in their bats, the amount of swings and misses on fastballs over the heart of the plate was concerning, and even with all those swings and misses the Halos mustered up 1 run in the top of the Ninth with a Zach Neto RBI single.

As the offense struggled, so did the Angels bullpen. After Canning left the game the Halos bullpen managed to give up 4 runs in 1.1 innings. Luke Raley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 8th with two outs making it a 2-0 ball game, and shortly after that Mitch Garver had a bases clearing double to make it 5-0.

Final score Mariners 5 Angels 1.

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Roy Hobbs
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11 days ago

Paris .136 BA. Along with Mickey and Joe, that’s 1/3 of our line up.

max
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max
11 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Joe who?

Roy Hobbs
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11 days ago
Reply to  max

Jorden

Last edited 11 days ago by Roy Hobbs
max
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max
11 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

 😎 

CAoldskoll
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11 days ago

Angels please continue to suck the next 3 games. I like the Padres in the National league. Not as much as the Angels overall, but at least they are being competitive and the management tries to get good players. If we’re losing anyways just keep tanking the next 3 lol.

Roy Hobbs
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11 days ago

Moniak .167 BA with a .445 OPS.

steelgolf
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11 days ago

Hey! Angels gear is 25% off at Fanatics!

CAoldskoll
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11 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Should be 50% off. Team is horrible and no more Ohtani gear. Nobody is buying !

steelgolf
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11 days ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

Oh, it’s heading there soon, should be 75% off by the end of August.

WallyChuckChili
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11 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Let me know when it’s free.

nishiogawakun
Super Member
11 days ago

This whole org is such a nightmare.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Adell: last 22 at bats, 15 strikeouts

He needs an intervention immediately

Cowboy26
Legend
11 days ago

At least his defense hasn’t suffered.

Twebur
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11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Might be trying to self-injure himself by diving into the stands on an uncatchable ball. On this team, who wouldn’t welcome a trip to the DL? The last 2 months, I’ve wished an injury to myself, I’d be happy with an eye and ear infection.

Roy Hobbs
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11 days ago

Currently sitting at .201.

smithy610
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11 days ago

Jeff Fletcher
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I actually looked that up.

Since April 29, Angels starters Anderson, Sandoval, Canning and Soriano have a combined 3.41 ERA over 147.2 IP.

They just need to keep that going while fixing … everything else.

SP minus Reid has been incredible, even with that last egg by Sandoval. A team should be in the thick of things if 4/5 of their starting pitching has a 3.50 ERA.

The problem is, as inferior teams go, Angels just can’t put everything together consistently in games.

SP/Offense will be good – BP will give up the game.

SP/BP will be good – Offense lays an egg

SP/BP both good, Offense mediocre enough to score some runs – Defense is atrocious.

Last edited 11 days ago by smithy610
aces666high
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11 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

Yeah, that won’t last. Pitching will go to crap and the offense will wake up.

Just a bad organization from the tippy top to the very bottom.

smithy610
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11 days ago
Reply to  aces666high

Well my point exactly. When the offense finally breaks through, they’ll have awful starting pitching.

Like any other bad team, can’t, won’t put it together.

aces666high
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11 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

This is what we’ve been watching for years, somewhat tempered by enjoying Ohtani and Trout when he’s not broken.

Now there’s nothing in the way of showing just how wrecked this franchise is. Even hoping the kids amount to something isn’t enough to numb the pain.

Twebur
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11 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

They just need to keep that going while fixing … everything else.

AND when we say fix everything else………..WE MEAN EVERYTHING!!

Everything else is in dire need of a major overhaul. Start with getting them out of bed in the morning, to making sure they are wiping their asses correctly. 

Jeff Joiner
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11 days ago

Canning has shown this level of ability often enough to know it is in him.

Like all Angels pitchers it comes down to consistency. And we don’t have it.

angelslogic
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11 days ago

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AngelsFanInHell
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11 days ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Personally, I identify as a CHUD.

Cowboy26
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11 days ago

Well then let me know when you’re at the Big A and you get hungry. I dont want be around when you decide Nachos aint doing the trick.

nishiogawakun
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11 days ago
Reply to  angelslogic

That’s a good one!

AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
11 days ago

I would like to thank Nolan for persevering after drawing the short straw.

It takes special people to write about what goes on with this team.

Eric_in_Portland
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11 days ago

we’re now on a pace to win 57 point something. Five losses in a row. San Diego next

Twebur
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11 days ago

Self Driving TANK.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Yes, we have embedded AI* in all our baseball products

*AI = Angel Ineptitude

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