The Angels continue to Struggle

The Angels Have lost 4 in a row, and it has not been a good week so far. After getting swept by the A’s, the Halos were looking for a bounce-back series/game, but that just wasn’t the case Justin Steele had a hell of a performance. He put on a class this afternoon, Throwing a complete game and holding the Angels to 1 run. As the Angels offense continued to struggle, so did their pitching.

With Griffin Canning on the bump, he had a down performance today. 4.1IP, 6 hits, and 4 ER; his struggle today was keeping the ball down. The Cubs did the most damage on balls up in the zone. If he would’ve been able to keep the ball down, he could’ve had a more compelling start. Even with the iffy start today, he was able to rack up 11 swings and misses, which is 1 less than Justin Steele who threw a complete game.

The cubs started their scoring early with A Seiya Suzuki 2-run HR

After the Cubs put up 3 on the Angels pitching staff they were able to muster up 1 run with a Taylor Ward single in the top of the 5th inning scoring Keston Hiura

It’s the first Angels run since Tuesday night !!!!

The Cubs were able to come up with 2 more runs later in the game.

Final Cubs 5 Angels 1

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GrandpaBaseball
Legend
8 days ago

Steele did after all pitch against a team that can’t hit. Hmm  💤 

Twebur
Legend
8 days ago

Fond memories of watching the late morning 11:20 Cub home games back in the summers of my yute. Listening to Harry Caray call games on Chicagoland WGN turned me into an honorary Cub fan. Bud Man commercials, Harry almost falling out of the booth singing the 7th-inning stretch, the obvious drinking while calling the game, no lights, the bleacher bums, Wrigleyville, watching the games from the roof tops across the street, Waveland Ave, Fire Station Engine 78 across the street, ivy covered walls ……Good Times!

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GrandpaBaseball
Legend
8 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

You’re a young guy, Jack Brickhouse was very good also while Harry did the W/S games. Both are in the MLBHOF! We have Dick of the Oh MY fame in the HoF for us!

Cowboy26
Legend
8 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

My fond memories were of watching Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall doing WGN TV games for Sox.It was petty crazy especially when Piersall called all the Sox wives whores.

steelgolf
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

😆

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Cowboy26

Well, maybe they were?

FungoAle
Legend
8 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

That sounds awesome. Became a follower of the Cubs, Braves and Mets due to the Superstations. When the Cubs were playing at home, meant 11:00 am baseball to watch on the west coast when I was not in school. Harry and Steve Stone on the play by play. Watched a ton of Superstation baseball.

RexFregosi
Super Member
7 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

From 80-85, I was in school in Manhattan Kansas- watching Cubs and Braves daily was everything baseball

Phys was the local sports reporter out of Topeka barf

MikeSalmon
Super Member
8 days ago

I take issue with an assertion from the short article by Nolan Jess: we’ve lost 5 in a row now, not 4.

Never thought I’d be typing this sentence: Without Luis Rengifo we don’t stand a chance.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  MikeSalmon

It clearly states on page 23, paragraph 4 in the book “Baseball for Idiots”:

“When Luis Rengifo becomes the cornerstone of your team, it is time to abandon all hope and take up checkers full-time.”

halofansince1978
Super Member
8 days ago

We have a .414 winning percentage. Same as 1968…the worst 162 game season number.

Twebur
Legend
8 days ago

.414 winning percentage since 1968?

Is this some da Vinci code for 6-14 in April of 2002? 4 for April, 14 loss total, the 6 in 1968 for the win total…..the leftover numbers 198 don’t fit into my numerical analysis…..just ignore them. Looking forward to the Playoff run from here on out!

Remember the 6-14!

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GrandpaBaseball
Legend
8 days ago

Well, that team had pitching, sort of, and no hitting, this team neither one, Yikes.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
8 days ago

Streaks and games like this are difficult to watch, but realistically, without considering the pitching, this team currently has no stars and 2 players who are above average hitters Heefo and O’Hoppe. Ward is just a little above average, and Calhoun and Neto are about average. After that they have 4 other players whose OPS+s are 86, 76, 56, and 34. Since none of the last 4 are slick fielding middle infielders, none of them would be playing on any other team and Calhoun wouldn’t either because he’s a DH with a 105 OPS+.Trout would make them better, but they are really marching out a team that including Trout, consists of only 5 players who should actually be on the field. Even that team would have no stars and just 3 above average hitters. This is not unexpected but it does become hard to watch sometimes. If Heefo and Ward are traded, this is a 3 player team until new players arrive or something unexpected happens to one of the currently non performing players. We all know there is a long way to go and your patience and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated until change occurs.

halofansince1978
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Still here despite it all.

max
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max
8 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

And it’s been that way for years, sadly

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Wait a second…. I thought this was the easy part of the schedule and we had a chance to gain ground in the standings?

I’m confused.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
8 days ago

 🙂 

FungoAle
Legend
8 days ago

For me, this is good. Rip that 6-game win streak camouflage away to help keep the Angels focus to initiate a fire sale. Perry was starting to communicate nonsense about holding back at the deadline.

nishiogawakun
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Agreed.

steelgolf
Super Member
8 days ago

Really? They let an opposing pitcher throw a 95 pitch complete game? That is some special coaching and game strategy right there , Cotton.

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  steelgolf

Through our sources, we’ve been able to secure this exclusive look at Johnny Washington on the Arte Moreno spy camera:

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FungoAle
Legend
8 days ago

I need more Ping Pong balls, thanks Wash for your stewardship

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
8 days ago

Thanks to the 6 game winning streak the lads are doing better than I expected. They’re on pace for a 67-95 record

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

We’ll correct the win percentage after the trade deadline and when Trout gets back in the lineup for his annual right of passage of a 50 game season.

smithy610
Super Member
8 days ago

GARAGE SALE! GARAGE SALE! GARAGE SALE!

Address: 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806

nishiogawakun
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

We’ll throw in the owner for free! In fact, I’ll even pitch in $10 to take him!

RexFregosi
Super Member
8 days ago

Further proof Heefy is truly the most valuable player in the American League

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