Angels Light A Dud Postgame

I can hear fireworks of all types being lit around my neighborhood right now but the Angels lacked any spark tonight. If they tried to light up the offense, it was a dud.

Davis Daniel didn’t repeat his Cy Rookie outing of last week, but he wasn’t helped by his defense much either. Then again, defense doesn’t matter when you serve up home runs.

That was the second home run he surrendered but when your offense puts up a zero, one is too many.

It was Joey Estes putting up the Greg Maddux performance tonight. A complete game on only 91 pitches. The Angels only left 4 men on base all night.

That winning streak last week was fun. But it was an illusion.

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BannedInLA
Super Member
9 days ago

Schanuel & Ward are both batting .239.

Double Sigh.

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 days ago

Just read that Rendon is likely to return on or around July 8th, whereas Trout is listed as “possibly midseason”. He’s already beyond the typical 4-6 time range and he’s only progressed to treadmill running & hitting off a tee.

Sigh.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
9 days ago

astonishingly I find I hate the Mariners more than the Trashstros. Seattle’s lead is down to 2 games as that team finds the kind of schedule we started off against.

Cowboy26
Legend
9 days ago

But with 6 head to head encounters against our arch rivals to north in the next 3 weeks I’m sure they’re shivering their timbers.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
9 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The thing is, the Mariners are not that good. They built their lead with a 3 week stretch against Washington, houston(when the Astros were struggling), Oakland, us, the Rockies and the White Sox. Other than those games they’re about 5 games under .500. It’s as much of a mirage as our recent streak was

Cowboy26
Legend
9 days ago

I just wish we played them with a healthy MNT

The Mermen have always been his bitches.

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

If only we had Adam Cimber…..

Twebur
Legend
9 days ago

Your opinion is shared……it feels great, doesn’t it? 😀

Fresh off the Sea World fan page.

Some guy…..
I wasn’t aware today’s game had started already

Some other guy.
Does it matter when it starts if we already know it’s over?

Last edited 9 days ago by Twebur
FungoAle
Legend
9 days ago

Emilio news…

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2024/07/angels-fielding-trade-interest-in-carlos-estevez.html

Only a meager $2-3M to absorb, I’d be very cautious on how he is used until he waves goodbye.

halofansince1978
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FungoAle
Legend
9 days ago

MLB Draft is 10-days and 42-minutes away. Need to nail this sucker.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
9 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I hope turks is doing a write up 🤘 I also miss suboptimal, if you’re here I apologize, no idea what your username is.

Cowboy26
Legend
9 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

With 2 “extra” draft picks fora change and a recording Signing pool there’s no excuses for drafting both multiple accomplished collegiate players and at a least a couple of projectable high school arms.

Twebur
Legend
9 days ago

We had a bad night. They played like they were jet lagged the last two games. I almost fell asleep watching. I heard a few of our guys are fighting a cold, or another round of abdominal infections. No debating that both of these losses came as a surprise. With Rengifo likely injured, it’s good thing we have Rendon as a replacement candidate at 3rd.

halofansince1978
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Hmmmmmmm…sounds familiar.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
9 days ago

First half MVP’S Shohei and Judge so far.

Cowboy26
Legend
9 days ago

Who?

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
9 days ago

Happy 4th of July my friends, hope you enjoy the whole day and evening. 🎉  👓  🍨  🍔  🌭  💥  🏄  🚀  🍉  🔔  🎆  Stay safe and enjoy!

Cowboy26
Legend
9 days ago

SELL SELL SELL !!!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 days ago

I’m not sure which at-bat bugged me most. It might have been Neto swinging at the first pitch after a walk and grounding into. DP or it might have been Moniak following that by swinging at the first pitch for the 3rd out or it might have been in the 9th when Schanuel swung at the first pitch following a hit.

Apparently there is no one involved with the team who understands that first pitch swinging leads to the opposing pitcher going deep into the game and also means you remove one of the most important ways to get on base, namely via a walk.

I seriously think if you mentioned it to Washington or any of the players they’d either give a blank look or else defend their 1st pitch swinging by saying they could jump on it…even though they got shut out and, in fact, did NOT jump on it

angelslogic
Super Member
9 days ago

You are so right about first-pitch swinging. Occasionally swinging at the first pitch is a good strategy to keep the pitcher honest. But doing it incessantly is downright stupid.

MarineLayer
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  angelslogic

These are mental errors. More bad coaching, or are they just uncoachable terrible players?

steelgolf
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I would guess that since they were all swinging first pitch, it was a game plan created by the coaching.

Twebur
Legend
9 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Agree. And they executed it poorly.

DowningDude
Legend
10 days ago

I hope our best player is gonna be ok.

We love you Luis! Get well buddy.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Your first line about sums up the prospects of any winning season for a while.

MarineLayer
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Trout?

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