LOB Postgame

Tyler Anderson versus Hunter Brown went well a few weeks ago. How did it go tonight? At least we saved the mighty Jose Suarez for future innings.

The first inning was a wee bit scary. Jose Altuve led off with a single. Yordan Alvarez got a one out ground rule double that fortunately only advanced Altuve to third base. Jeremy Pena hit into a fielders choice by which Altuve was gunned down at home plate. Yainer Diaz grounded out to Zach Neto. Take a deep breath.

Taylor Ward got a two out walk and Willie Calhoun got a base hit. Zach Neto was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Matt Thaiss struck out. 3 LOB.

The second inning was smoother. The Astros went down 1, 2, 3. Hunter Brown was throwing very wildly and walked Adell who then proceeded to steal second base. He was still at second, though, when the Angels reached two outs. Hunter Brown walked Schanuel but Luis Rengifo struck out. 2 LOB.

The third inning sucked. Chas McCormick tripled to right to lead off. Jose Altuve hit an RBI single. 1-0 Houston. Altuve immediately stole second. Alex Bregman walked. Tyler Anderson hit Yordan Alvarez with a pitch to load the bases with no outs. Anderson zoomed a pitch right past Matt Thaiss, but it bounced directly back so Altuve couldn’t score. Back to back strikeouts went down with the bases still loaded. Jake Meyers singled to score a second run but Alex Bregman was gunned down at the plate for the third out. 2-0 Astros. The Angels went three up three down. I told you it sucked. Here’s a video, though.

The fourth inning was when Anderson actually started getting people out. The Astros went three up three down. Natty Matt Thaiss was not so nice. He struck out. Jo Adell grounded out. Stop the presses, though! Mickey Moniak singled and then stole second base. (An Angels double). Luis Guillorme grounded out, though. 1 LOB.

The fifth inning was downright depressing. Bregman got a one out single and then Yordan Alvarez homered. 4-0 Astros. With the Angels offense, that was pretty much the end of the ball game. Jeremy Pena and Yainer Diaz both grounded out. Taylor Ward did mange to get a two out walk but Willie Calhoun grounded out. 1 LOB.

The sixth inning, well let’s just say that Tyler Anderson got out of it without allowing any more runs. The Angels hitters countered by going three up three down.

The seventh inning was interesting. Adam Cimber came in to pitch. He retired the Astros in order. Did we just witness the Cimber of two or three weeks ago? Where’s that guy been? The Angels were on their way out in this inning, but Nolan Schanuel went ahead and hit his seventh jack of the year to make it 4-1.

Luis Rengifo walked and then, after a pitching change, stole second base. Another “Angels double.” Taylor Ward also walked. Willie Calhoun walked to load ’em up. Zach Neto struck out to end the inning. 3 LOB.

The eighth inning brought in Ben Joyce to pitch instead of Adam Cimber. Yordan Alvarez doubled to left, Jeremy Peralta then singled. Yainer Diaz singled to drive in Yordan Alvarez. 5-1 Astros. Jake Meyers lined out to first but Mauricio Dubon singled to left to drive in another run. 6-1 Astros. Carson Fulmer was brought in to pitch instead of Ben Joyce. Jose Abreu struck out as did Chas McCormick.

The Angels had the bottom of the order coming up. Were there any eighth inning heroics? Matt Thaiss singled. That’s something. Jo Adell lined out to center. Mickey Moniak struck out. Luis Guilorme singled, which drove Matt Thaiss to third. A wild pitch by Ryan Pressly sent Luis Guillorme to second. Nolan Schanuel struck out, though.

The ninth inning was interesting to the extent that Carson Fulmer almost struck out the side. Yordan Alvarez did line out to Jo Adell rather than strike out. Luis Rengifo flied out. One away. Taylor Ward flied out. Michael Stefanic came in to pinch hit for Cole Tucker and hit a single to right. Zach Neto grounded out. Game over man! The Angels lost 6-1.

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halofansince1978
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Eric_in_Portland
Legend
4 days ago

A half hour later…The Plumber leading off

halofansince1978
Super Member
5 days ago

Whom ever said Anderson is headed for a meltdown was right…TRADE HIM NOW!!!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

The window is closing to get something meaningful in return.

FungoAle
Legend
4 days ago

I don’t think the market was fully evolved yet. Which front runner(s) have experienced an injury setback in the rotation? Expect a late July trade and just need to hope he continues to be up decent numbers.

He was not that bad last night, 7 baserunners in 6 innings.

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Doyers could use him. They have lots of injuries.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Reality: Major League hitters thrive on fastballs.

My wish: Joyce develops secondary pitches that he can consistently command. When he does that, he could be unhittable.

Twebur
Legend
4 days ago

Reality: Major League hitters thrive on fastballs.

…..except the Angel hitters. They don’t hit… period.

CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
5 days ago

Darn, I’m already feeling sorry for myself having tickets to tomorrows game. Way to suk vs the Astros

steelgolf
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

Team just doesn’t seem to be able to consistently win at home.

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

Save your gas money, stay home.

WallyChuckChili
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5 days ago

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Twebur
Legend
5 days ago

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FungoAle
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4 days ago

Coming out of Chapter 11 rebranded as the Monkfish Maven

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
5 days ago

so the Plumber was the highlight of the game

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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I realize that the Plumber is a favorite around here, but every day he spends on the 40 man roster is another day that Perry screams to the world that the team is not serious and is not competitive.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
4 days ago

I think it’s all relative. Most would agree, but I would rather have the plumber than all of the scraps we picked up except Pillar.

Twebur
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

I know I’m probably too hard on the kid, but I was sold when I saw the words Paris and AAA. 100% rooting for the him, might be something there, but him being on a MLB roster is F’ing embarrassing. To me, that is one of the many indictments of where this franchise truly is. I think if you were to scour every MLB roster you wouldn’t find player less deserving of a roster spot, and he played almost every day.

55yearsangelsfan
Trusted Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I’m hoping he turns into an asset.

Right now, AAA is likely above his ability. He was terrible at AA this year, worse in the majors. He needs to be sent down to a level where he can gain some confidence.

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 days ago

As opposed to about 20 other guys on the 40 man. Or Cole Ticker. Or Suarez who are actually on the current roster.

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 days ago

Put him in the lineup, play him every day. We needs bats.

55yearsangelsfan
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4 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Yep. He was raking at AAA. Best way to see if he’s an MLB level talent is to play him. Worst way is to bring him up and let him largely sit.

As long as we’re playing the youngsters, why not the Plummer? See if there’s something there?

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