I Jinxed It Postgame

This one is on me, folks. Not only did I link a Soriano piece for tomorrow, I had the audacity to say I was wrong about him as a starter in the gamethread.

The moment that digital ink dried, he unraveled. Soriano went from throwing absolutely filthy pitches to having no control. He was dialed in to start the game.

And he also got a little help from Luis Rengifo.

But then I opened my keyboard and jinxed the whole thing. A solo shot by JJ Bleday was followed by this three run blast by Lawrence Butler.

At that point the game was basically over, so Ron Washington let Jose Marte come in and do Jose Marte things like put the game out of reach.

Nolan Schanuel knocked in two in the 7th to make the score a little more respectable at 7-3. Nolan cashed in another runner in the top of the 8th and then came around to score on Brandon Drury’s RBI single. On the night, Schanny went 2 for 4 with a career high 4 RBI.

The Angels lost 7-5.

And I couldn’t write this without linking this pillar of the baseball community. We need guys like this in Anaheim.

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JackFrost
Super Member
10 days ago

Thanks for taking ownership of your mistake Jeff… I respect you for that.

And it should be a lesson for those wanting to predict wins/and or stellar performances from starting pitchers or position players. Negativity to create a reverse jinx is okay, but please, please do not predict sweeps, wins or especially blow outs of weaker opponents.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 days ago

One of us (or more!) should take a hint from that A’s fan with the big sign.

Perfect placement for the CF camera to pick it up. All you need to do is add “Arte , ” prior to the word “sell.”

Last edited 10 days ago by JackFrost
Pineapple12
Super Member
10 days ago

Ward’s fingerprints all over this loss with his glove and bat. We don’t need to see Ward, Adell, nor Moniak in an Angels’ uniform come 2025.

On a positive note, Schanuel has really started to put it together recently. Hitting the ball with authority in the air.

Last edited 10 days ago by Pineapple12
Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

But I thought Schaunuel sucks and Perry is Stoopid for drafting him.

What am I missing?

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Hey Cowboy, I doubted your call of ballgame when it was 1-0. Sorry

Pineapple12
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

You’re smoking too much hopium with that 🍍 fella

tanana40
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

I would draft an outfielder with our first pick this month based soley on the fact that Ward should be traded and that Adell and Moniak are fourth outfielders at best. That leaves us with a hobbled Trout as our only outfielder.

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