Close Loss Postgame

The game was a total fiasco until the ninth inning when the Angels made it close. You can’t win them all, I guess.

Inning 1:

Andy Ibanez got a Jo Adell assisted triple. Mark Canha sacrificed him in with a fly ball to Mickey Moniak. 1-0 Tigers. Riley Greene flied out to center as well. Jake Rogers flied out to Taylor Ward in left. Nolan Schanuel singled on a ground ball to right but Luis Rengifo grounded into a double play. Taylor Ward flied out to right to end the inning.

Inning 2:

Carson Kelly grounded out to first. Wenceel Perez lined out to center field. Gio Urshela grounded out softly to first. Willy Calhoun walked. So did Miguel Sano. Logan O’Hoppe struck out swinging. Zach Neto then hit into a double play to end the second inning.

Inning 3:

Justyn-Henry Malloy singled to lead off the third inning. Ryan Kreidler struck out. Andy Ibanez singled to left. Mark Canha struck out swinging. Riley Greene flied out to center. Mickey Moniak singled on a liner to center field and then stole second base. Jo Adell grounded out to third. Nolan Schanuel grounded to the shortstop and Mickey Moniak ran into the fielder’s choice out at third. Luis Rengifo line off the pitcher’s glove but was thrown out at first.

Inning 4:

Jake Rogers grounded out to Zach Neto. Carson Kelly singled on a liner to right field. Wenceel Perez hit a ground rule double. Gio Urshela drove in the run from third with a grounder to third but Urshela was out at first. 2-0 Tigers. Justyn-Henry Malloy hit an inside the park home run. 4-0 Tigers. There are not a lot of Angels highlights today so I’ll go ahead and show this rare event.

Ryan Kreidler lined out to Luis Rengifo. Taylor Ward grounded out to Kreidler to start off the Angels half of the fourth inning. Willy Calhoun struck out. Miguel Sano grounded out to Urshela at third.

Inning 5:

Andy Ibanez walked and Mark Canha and Riley Greene both popped out. Jake Rogers singled on a line drive to left and Tyler Anderson was pulled from the game in favor of Andrew Wantz. Carson Kelly then homered to center. 7-0 Tigers. Wenceel Perez walked but Gio Urshela struck out. Logan O’Hoppe singled but Zach Neto hit into a double play. Mickey Moniak flied out to left to end the inning.

Inning 6:

Justyn-Henry Malloy struck out looking. Ryan Kreidler struck out swinging. Andy Ibanez flied out to Jo Adell. Jo Adell then saw nine pitches before popping out to Urshela in foul territory. Nolan Schanuel lined a single into right field. Luis Rengifo doubled down the left field line. Taylor Ward struck out. Brandon Drury pinch hit for Willy Calhoun. He struck out but during the course of that, Nolan Schanuel scored from third on a wild pitch. 7-1 Tigers lead.

Inning 7:

Carson Fulmer came in to pitch. Mark Canha grounded out to short. Riley Greene grounded out to first and Jake Rogers struck out looking. Miguel Sano lined out to third. Matt Thaiss, batting out of O’Hoppe’s spot, struck out swinging. Zach Neto grounded out to the pitcher.

Inning 8:

Carson Kelly lined out to Zach Neto. Wenceel Perez flied out to right. Gio Urshela lined out to Guillorme who had replaced Rengifo at second. Mickey Moniak struck out swinging. Jo Adell lined a hit to left. Nolan Schanuel struck out looking. Luis Guillorme flied out to right.

Inning 9:

Akil Baddoo flied out to deep center field. Ryan Kreidler grounded out softly to first and Andy Ibanez popped out to Schanuel to bring the Angels back up for their last chance. Taylor Ward got hit by a pitch to the head and was immediately removed from the game.

Kevin Pillar pinch ran. Brandon Drury grounded out to Gio Urshela. Miguel Sano flied out to the right fielder. Matt Thaiss walked. Zach Neto homered to make it 7-4 Tigers.

Mickey Moniak got a checked swing hit toward second base. Then Jo Adell homered. 7-6 Tigers.

Nolan Schanuel struck out to end the game. The Tigers won today 7-6.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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Eric_in_Portland
Legend
13 days ago

That was an encouraging loss, as good a loss as a loss can be

Angelz4ever
Super Member
13 days ago

Yeah, with that homestand we have little to complain about.

The youngins are getting ramped up.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
13 days ago

I turned it after the Moniak disaster play. We won the series and had a very good homestand to this point.

red floyd
Legend
13 days ago

That was scary as all hell when Ward got hit. I was about 6 rows behind home plate, and that was LOUD.

smithy610
Super Member
13 days ago

Rhett Bollinger
@RhettBollinger

Luis Rengifo ends June leading MLB in batting average so far this season.

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halofansince1978
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

Why was Rengifo removed?

smithy610
Super Member
13 days ago

Because it was 7-0. And O’Hoppe was also removed for the same reason. Nothing to be worried re: injuries.

halofansince1978
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

Good News!!

2002heaven
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

What happened to you?
Are you Roger Lodge or Trent Rush incognito?

halofansince1978
Super Member
13 days ago

Quite the comeback…not quite enough.

smithy610
Super Member
13 days ago

In other important news:

Sam Blum
@SamBlum3

Taylor Ward is OK, Ron Washington said. He said Ward cleared a concussion protocol.

Washington also said he received an apology from AJ Hinch and Shelby Miller.

FungoAle
Legend
13 days ago

Angels just need to quickly respond and win 3 out of their next four, keep the positive vibes

smithy610
Super Member
13 days ago

Can’t win them all, but it’s an encouraging sign that the team almost came back, and it’s on the back of kids. Neto HR, Moniak walk, Adell HR. Especially encouraging signs that both Moniak and Adell have multi-hit games. Someone also said Schanuel is batting .500 over his last few games.

That infamous way of the Wash is finally coming through and manifesting itself on the play of the team. Finished June 15-11.

angelslogic
Super Member
13 days ago

Love the determination and perseverance of this team the past two weeks. Those are the foundation blocks for success.

And I give credit to Ron Washington for helping to develop the young talent.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Certainly O’Hoppe and Neto, not so much Mickey, Joe, and Shanuel. Once the team decides it going to try to win, the last 3 may not be here anymore unless they improve dramatically. Nolan is only 22 so he has time to improve but the other two are already 25 and neither are showing sings of improving as hitters. We’ll see what they look like by the end of the season.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Showing no signs

Cowboy26
Legend
13 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

I understand the frustration with Jo & Mickey but I would put Nolan Schanuel up with Neto and O’Hoppe before categorizing him with the 2 long in the tooth prospects. I just dont understand why so many here are so down on Schanuel. Hes still only 22 years old and a little over a year ago he was still playing at a D1 mid Major. Now You can argue the Angels brought him up too soon but at this point thats just an academic discussion since hes been anointed the starting first base job and seems to be holding his own.Nolan’s defense seems solid enough, he seems to be minimizing those typical rookie mistakes in the field and on the base paths, and despite his banjo style hitting hes been surging lately slashing .328/.419 /.422 in his last 17 games.

So What the hell do you want from this guy?

tanana40
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I totally agree. Nolan can be streaky but he seems to adjust. And he is on pace to hit around 18 homers and I did not expect that.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

It’s a win that the team is not giving up regardless of the score.

Twebur
Legend
13 days ago

We didn’t win, just happy little losses.”

– Bob Ross

Simba
Trusted Member
13 days ago

I checked in at 7-0, thought my bad luck. Wasn’t so bad, though, was it?

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