Angels Sweep A’s

The Angels had a chance to sweep the A’s. Will they do so? In a Bullpen game? Well, maybe they can?! Contreras started, going 3 innings, giving up just 1 on 4 hits, striking out 2 and walking 2. Then Crouse scoreless 2 innings. Moore scoreless inning. Strickland scoreless inning. And Zuniga 1 and 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed one in the 9th. 2 runs from a bullpen game! As long as the Angels can score, this is a sweep in the making.

And score they did. Eventually. Let’s watch how that happened.

Highlighted Recap

A’s scored first on an RBI double in the 2nd but it should have been 2 but the A’s messed up

1-0 A’s

It was pretty much a pitching duel after this, with the Angels in a bullpen game. Defense played a role too, like this great catch by M-I-C-K-E-Y

Still 1-0 A’s

But the Angels did score in the 6th. First an RBI HBP

Tied game!

Then a double!

4-1 Angels

Make that 2

5-1 Angels

And just like that the Angels had a 4 run lead late.

The bullpen kept throwing up 0’s. Until the 9th, when the A’s scored their 2nd of the game on a sac fly.

5-2 Angels

Angels win, sweeping the A’s and making everyone very happy. Well, except Oakland.

😀

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With that sweep, the Angels continue to do well vs the west teams. Not well vs the others. Which makes Detroit coming in for 4 games look very scary now. But at least Skubal won’t be pitching. Dodged a bullet there.

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
16 days ago

Let’s keep rollin’ Halos!!

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
17 days ago

What! The A’s have more double AA player’s than us? Incredible, well I’ll buy that.

Fansince1971
Legend
17 days ago

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A’s swept away shuffle!!

tanana40
Super Member
17 days ago

The Angels are 12-10 in June.

Born_in_59
Member
17 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

And amazingly they’ve scored 82 runs while giving up 112 runs in doing it.

tanana40
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Born_in_59

When we are bad, we are really bad.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

“Inconceivable!!”

halofansince1978
Super Member
17 days ago

Why didn’t Zuniga get a save?

smithy610
Super Member
17 days ago

You can’t pitch into a save? He came in with a 5-1 lead in the 9th and allowed a run.

halofansince1978
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

DUH…I only saw the three run deficit.

Cowboy26
Legend
17 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

The 3 rules constituting a save:
1.pitch the last inning with a lead of 3 runs or less
2. Come into the game with the tying run on base at the plate or the on deck circle and complete the game
3. Pitch the last innings of the game regardless of the lead (as long as your team is leading)

halofansince1978
Super Member
17 days ago

I’m posting this picture for the second time today…kicked them to the curb.

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YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
17 days ago

Neto’s celebration comes from a solid baseball movie

Marcotor
Trusted Member
17 days ago

There is nothing better than a middle of the week daytime baseball game.

Cowboy26
Legend
17 days ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Except winning a middle of the week daytime baseball game

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
17 days ago

I grew up when this was a rivalry (late 80s particularly) so a sweep of Oakland will always be sweet.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
17 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

They played the Amazin A’s tough in the 70’s as well. Some marathon games.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
17 days ago

Sweep!!!

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MarineLayer
Super Member
17 days ago

I’ll take a sweep no matter who it comes against.

Last edited 17 days ago by MarineLayer
smithy610
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

The A’s always play us tough, even back when they had scrubs and we have several all-stars/superstars. So this sweep is sweet.

halofansince1978
Super Member
17 days ago

Shufflebot Please!!

Angels2020Champs
Legend
17 days ago

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halofansince1978
Super Member
17 days ago

Thank you…shufflebot ROCKS!!!

Twebur
Legend
17 days ago

Staying Alive…..I didn’t know O’Hoppe, Neto and Schanuel were in a boy band. O’Hoppe is the one in the middle, and Neto is the beardless guy.

https://youtu.be/I_izvAbhExY?si=CWgoyAsIIHOsD3aa

max
Trusted Member
max
17 days ago

I’m just curious. Do we let the ‘owners’ of certain memes post them, or is it just a Ted Nugent thang (Free For All)?

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
17 days ago
Reply to  max

I think the only rules are Fansince1971 does shufflebot and Lana does the blitz.

Can’t think of anything else off the top of my head but I’m sure I’m missing something.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

DG’s pants are optional

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
17 days ago

Woo hoo!

Cowboy26
Legend
17 days ago

Latest Sweepathon stats:

This is the third time this season we have swept our opponent but we have been swept 4 times so come on Halos lets take down those Tigres.

Brent
Super Member
17 days ago

Drink up that false hope. We earned it this series.

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