An Angel was needed in the Outfield tonight

To me it seems like the baseball gods are against the Angels. As soon as their starting pitchers figured their stuff out, the Halos offense goes into a slump. There is indeed no Angel in the outfield tonight and over the course of this season. I know that’s a very weird start to a postgame but I’m sure you’ll understand as you read.

With Griffin Canning on the bump for the Halos tonight his outing got off to a pretty shaky start giving up 3 two out singles including an RBI single from Yainer Diaz giving the Astros an early 1-0 lead. Even with the shaky 1st inning Canning ended up having yet another quality start. His final stat line 6.1IP, giving up 3ER on 7 hits, 2BB, and 2K’s. He was utilizing his change-up yet again and it was working just as well as it was in his last start. Missing barrels and soft contact.

Now for the offense, being down early is not a great feeling and trust me I know I’ve experienced it plenty of times and to anyone who has played is on the same boat. But even while losing early the Halos wasted no time in the bottom of the Second, Kevin Pillar swung at the first pitch he saw, and he absolutely crushed this ball to left field tying the game at 1.

I really wished that the Angels could have kept their offense rolling but that just wasn’t the case. Framber Valdez had the Halos number tonight. He Threw a complete game only allowing 4 hits and striking out 8.

Now even though Canning’s stat line says 3ER, it really should be 1 because after he exited the game Hunter Strickland came in. I think we all know where this went, the Angels bullpen I wonder what could go wrong tonight. And as you guys probably guessed, a whole lot went wrong. The first batter Strickland saw he walked which loaded the bases. After that, Yordan Alvarez stepped up with one out, who is having a great June so far, and with the bases loaded he hit a bases clearing double giving the Astros a 4-1 lead. Now with Yordan on-base, Yainer Diaz homered in his 4th straight game giving the Astros a 6-1 lead and just like that a great pitcher’s duel was diminished in a matter of minutes.

Thankfully the Angels got out of that inning with no more damage. Too bad Jose Abreu had intentions of extending the ‘Stros lead even more, after his Solo HR in the top of the 8th it was now 7-1 Astros. I’m saving all of our eyes from seeing the bullpen give up that lead, I’m sure it was bad enough having to read that the pen blew it that bad. I would not make all of you go through the pain of seeing in too.

Astros 7 Angels 1

Subscribe
Notify of
28 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Perry can’t get lured into the “fools gold” of winning a few games here and there. He needs to sell high on the couple of tradable assets we have. The longer he waits, the higher the risk is that the value might diminish. There’s minimal upside at this point for waiting.

Pineapple12
Super Member
5 days ago

We are risking natural regression to the mean the longer we wait (ala Strickland’s meltdown last night, even tho the ump screwed him).

I’m starting to come around on trading my boy, 👑 Luis, as well.

Ward, Anderson, Rengifo, Canning, Pillar, Strickland, Estevez must be jettisoned ASAP.

Last edited 5 days ago by Pineapple12
CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Dang, with all the guys you listed, who is going to want to see an Angels game after the trade deadline Lol. Pay money to see guys like Paris, Schanuel, and Tucker? Arte better start buy one get one tickets and kids eat free on weekday games .

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

Who goes to see any of those guys?

CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Me. Sure they aren’t good as a team but without them, its gonna get a heck of a lot worse looking at our minor league players.

Fansince1971
Legend
5 days ago

Correct. Like the Yankees series last year. That ruined the chances for an Ohtani trade.

steelgolf
Super Member
5 days ago

As I have been saying: “ Sell, Mortimer, sell!!!!”

halofansince1978
Super Member
6 days ago

Quality Start by Canning wasted.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Not necessarily. If it increases his value in trades, it’s still positive. Player trades are about the individual performance of the player – not the performance of the team.

BannedInLA
Super Member
6 days ago

Side note, the new move “The Hitman” is really good if you like dark comedy’s.

Twebur
Legend
6 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

The 7th inning Alvarez double hadn’t even hit the ground before I changed it to Netflix. Did it so fast I strained my thumb. Agree, good movie.👍👍

Twebur
Legend
6 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Highly recommend a great World War 2 documentary.
Check out “Hitler and the Nazis: Evil on Trial” on Netflix

https://www.netflix.com/us/title/81561941?s=i&trkid=14170286&vlang=en&clip=81786893

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
5 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

I do love dark comedies.

MarineLayer
Super Member
6 days ago

You forgot to mention that Strickland struck that guy out before he walked him. We need better players and automated umpires.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  MarineLayer

Let’s take the loss and be happy the umps are inconsistent.

Pineapple12
Super Member
5 days ago

No lol

MarineLayer
Super Member
5 days ago

I’m pointing out that the incompetence directly resulted in tonight’s loss and should’ve been mentioned in the recap.

Simba
Trusted Member
5 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

It was the “play” of the game. Really hate it when the umps alter the outcome of the game.

max
Trusted Member
max
5 days ago
Reply to  Nolan Jess

assuming that everything else would’ve played out exactly like before. different mindsets with 2 outs and 2 on, rather than 1 out, bases full

WallyChuckChili
Legend
5 days ago
Reply to  Nolan Jess

After Yordan, Pena would have made the 3rd out before Daiz hit the 2 run homer

Mia
Legend
Mia
6 days ago

Sure was a good game in the Bronx today!

Not much else baseball related worth talking about. Canning continues to audition for a trade, and he wasn’t horrible.

I’ve never found the Angels as unwatchable as I do right now.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
6 days ago

Back to a 100 loss pace. When’s the draft?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Nolan Jess

We want Perry to use every second available before the draft to scout, re-scout and re-re-scout. We need multiple picks in this draft to yield major league talent

MarineLayer
Super Member
5 days ago

I wish I had more belief in Minasian as a talent evaluator. We need a FO and ownership upgrade as well before the fortunes of this team will improve significantly.

steelgolf
Super Member
6 days ago

YUCK. They gave Valdez a complete game. Unacceptable.

28
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x