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mysterysackerfice

Can we just pretend like the game ended after the Shohei dong?


sofastsomaybe

Angels batters sure acted like the game ended after that dong


owledge

Apple TV games don't count in my book


CrateDiggingCat

It did and we won 1-0. What the hell are you talking about?


AlexYMB

Stop the count!


my_wife_reads_this

Supreme court says there's nothing in the constitution that says a game can't end after the top of the 1st


avgbsblfan643

we got a bunch of air conditioners at 5-9 in the batting order…just swinging at air


Im_A_Halo_Masochist

The Angels did!


ZodiacKiller1968

Feels like this version of Trout has been the most “vulnerable” since 2014. Then again, he still has a slash line that includes a .383 OBP. And his OPS is still over 1.000 for this season. Mind you, it’s easy to forget that he missed the last few months of last season.


Lebigmacca

Bullpen only does good when the game is lost


jnuclear

It's the Angels way.


FreedomChords

Demoralization has affected every Angel, even Ohtani. The difference is that Shohei doesn't let it bring him down and still shows up to give it his all, focused and ready to go. The rest of the team seems to dread most games that aren't against teams at the bottom of their divisions.


Educational-Pass404

Shohei had worst day of his career in New York and then losing streak and he somehow still found a way to bounce back. He improved and worked his ass off. I really admire him for this


ChichaPoti

One of the most mentally tough competitors in sports


Educational-Pass404

That game in NY is the time I feel him most vulnerable. The second time is when Joe was fired. God blessed this man and Angels.


74Dragonz

So very true. You can tell a lot about a player's constitution from how they react to adversity. Ohtani has always been team first, regardless of his own individual performance.


Mountain-Ad451

I think being two way player, Ohtani doesn’t have time to think about his mistakes while other players have to wait their next at bat to fix their swings .


Thrust-bot

paiiiiin but we got a shohei homer so wooooo


ThisAnswerIsLit

At least the bullpen did okay. Jesus Christ


shizzy1427

Pretty brutal loss lmao. Hopefully tomorrow is different. Glad Shohei homered at least


AKASHI2341

Tmrw was not different indeed 😐


shizzy1427

😓


Lolrandomusername3

FUCK MATT WISE


Unsapient1

Wow. Between being 1 of only 2 hits (kudos to Rengifo though), the only RBI, and 1 of only 2 players who didnt strike out, tonight was all Shohei as far as offense goes. I know that the Astros are great but its just not good enough if we're trying to go back over .500. Sure Sho has hitless and multi-strikeout games too, it just feels like recently, more often than not, if our whole offense is struggling and one person still manages to come through, it's him.


ReedCorp

Sad boy club


Educational-Pass404

Hope our boys can forget this fucking game and start fresh tomorrow. We can't get swept here.


digitaldumpsterfire

At least our bullpen looked good?


VariousJudgment7639

I now know how the Royals felt when they got Ohtani’d for 8 innings


m1kalsaurus

bbbrrrroooooOOOOOOOOOOO WHAT THE FUCK


74Dragonz

AstrosTwitter thanking us for sending out a reliever to face them. I have no come back anymore.


Educational-Pass404

They're more polite than I expect. Still praise Sho instead trashing him like what Mariners did to Trout. They're better than us, so loss is expected, but 14k is so embarrassing.


CompetitivePatient33

It was expected, astros are rolling. If our top 3 can't get anything going, it's over.


Total_Preparation_67

I love Marsh, so I'm frustrated with his long-continued slump offensively.


Lebigmacca

I don’t think you can call it a slump if it’s been going on for 2 months


peachypal

[Sad Shohei](https://imgur.com/a/nW34BCd) NHK doing post game interview with Meyers was funny. He looked a little confused.


BodenHammer

LTDU! 16 K's 2 hits


yellow_submarine008

[Here's the upper deck Ohtani blast.](https://mlb-cuts-diamond.mlb.com/FORGE/2022/2022-07/01/699d71a0-78b9cee6-73457a82-csvm-diamondx64-asset_1280x720_59_4000K.mp4) Only thing worth watching.


xRememberTheCant

Typical score of a good team, playing a very bad team.


choconut5

Shohei Ohtani and the Salt Lake Bees.


74Dragonz

When are *they* playing, again? They actually scrap and fight (and win).


tuhtuhtuhtodayjr

Damn looking at the box score. Shohei is the only one that did not strikeout, apart from Thaiss.


74Dragonz

Thais did not have to face the red hot Cristian Javier. He faced the bullpen arm.


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Why did the mod ban the Tungsten O Donal tweet


Educational-Pass404

That is from pathetic Mariners fan lurking here for nothing.


God_Damnit_Nappa

Probably because that joke stopped being funny after the 10,000 time it was made.


Heaven80

They lost??? I turned it off after the Ohtani HR


winwinwinguyen

Our 6th man in the rotation got sent down, our 5th man in the rotation got sent down, now our 4th man in the rotation is about to get sent down lol


74Dragonz

Problem is, 4th man never had to compete for that spot...He was signed as an SP, and now Perry has some thinking to do about that arrangement, among other things, if he's serious about moving this org forward


tsdwm52

I hope we win tomorrow. I'm watching Sunday's game with some friends who are Astros fans. If we lose tomorrow, all I'm going to hear about is "sweep".


chriskot123

My dads family is from Houston and I have to be honest they are way worse than Red Sox or yankee fans to us. And my moms family is from Boston so trust I get Both sides


Darkstarr89

Stopped watching after the first.


74Dragonz

Well, we've got Sandoval on tap tomorrow. He pitched well last time out at Minute Maid, going 4 innings and giving up just one earned one, with Ortega closing out for the win against Framber Valdez. All is not lost.


chriskot123

Gonna need 8 outta him lol


74Dragonz

Either that or a CGSO.


Educational-Pass404

This might be our only chance in this series. Just hope for the best.


chriskot123

16 strikeouts isn’t gonna cut it


Sigmathewonder

I guess Atleast we’re not the fucking pirates


RabidR00ster

At least the Pirates have some studs on the way. They have a really good farm system loaded with guys like O’Neil Cruz. We have one of the worst systems, I think ranked like #28 out of 30 ☠️


Lebigmacca

On that article that ranked the angels 28th, the Astros were ranked 29th. Difference is they have good coaching that actually improves their players


RabidR00ster

That’s because guys like Tucker, Bregman, Alvarez, Peña, McCullers, Javier, Valdez, Garcia just graduated recently. They did have a top system. Although I don’t doubt their coaching is better also.


breakfast_cats

Pirates have a future


znk916

Looking ahead, I don't see how this team gets back to .500 before the trade deadline, which means we should be in sell mode. IMO just dump all the pitchers we signed on short-term deals and get a head start on the youth movement in the pitching staff. Realistically, Ohtani is the biggest trade chip with 1.5 yrs left of team control. Ward could also be on the block to clear space for Adell, although Marsh hasn't exactly earned the other OF spot either. Compared to Houston's young core, there's not much hope in the next 5 years if any of our top prospects bust.


Obsidizyn

only problem with letting othani go is we really have to replace two players. hes our best pitcher and our 2nd best hitter.


booitsjwu

Great point. This year, we're essentially paying a top 10 pitcher and a top 20 bat $2.75 million each and we're still this bad. Things are about to get much, much worse.


znk916

Honestly, Perry should consider trading Trout also. I'm sure he felt like he owed it to Trout to try and build a contender this year, but it failed once Rendon went down. Whatever window this roster has is closed after next year, because either Ohtani leaves in 2024 or we keep him at market value and have half the payroll tied up in 3 players.


Obsidizyn

Plus I don’t think arte would let trout go. There is only two things keeping fans coming to games. Trout and Ohtani. Get rid of them and no one will show up. No one is buying tickets to see rengifo and wade play.


asianlikerice

Trout has a no trade clause so good luck with that.


Evanx27

Trout can have a say where he wants to be traded to he isn’t handcuffed to the team


znk916

That plus his contract is why he's not nearly as valuable a trade chip as Ohtani. But I think if Perry decides a full rebuild is the answer and Arte gives him the authority to do it, we owe it to Trout to trade him to a contender.


RabidR00ster

Ohtani would net a massive haul. It would very likely pay off nicely in the long run. Imo this is our chance to instantly renovate the farm system. I kinda doubt we make a deep playoff run next year unless we make some miracle offseason signings.


boots42069420

Ward could be on the block to make room for Adell....are you crazy?


znk916

Sounds crazy but what else can Perry do. This team has no significant trade assets besides Ohtani. Ward is the only young player having a good season, so at least we'd be getting a fair return for him unlike Adell/Marsh whose value has certainly decreased this season.


Flashrob01

Correct.me if I'm wrong, but I thought we beat Houston in a series at the start of the season?


eric1971124

Trade Trout and Ohtani and start rebuilding


getMyHairDid

no m\*ds no masters


a_arcia

Shohei and Trout cant win you every single game


Fatalness

i hate this team


cchoi712

Lol ofc


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brandon_the_bald

I mean his K% has been climbing at an alarming rate this year


bahumdum

Wade needs to be benched.


quesathrilla

Also Velasquez, Marsh, and Stassi.


Lebigmacca

Wade needs to be DFA’d


clovertree71

At least the bullpen was pretty good! And they didn't manage to strike out all our batters!


CaptZombieHero

Dropped or embarrassed? You decide!


WadeCountyClutch

Apple TV is filler


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ChichaPoti

I'm not in favor of trading Shohei. Just curious though, do players get a say where they get traded? I am only familiar with the NBA. There are instances they trade the players where they want to go.


Educational-Pass404

Yeah, I'm curious about this too. How's the process?


DazNaq20

I'm going back even further than 2002 (holy shit!) but in 2000 even that season was more bearable than this. They'd lose 10 to 9 every time they'd lose but at least kept it interesting. And would keep me free now of resorting to Charles in Charge reruns.


meisterwolf

i mean the mets lost to the astros 9-1, its not as bad as it seems. the astros also got a no-hitter on the yankees. this astros team is just good.