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Eric Young Jr. and David Fletcher key huge come from ahead victory.

Colorado Rockies v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Dayum, but don’t Trout and Ohtani look goooood in those unis?!?

The Angels played a mini double-header last night. In the first mini-game, the Halos bested the Rockies 5-3 in 7 innings. In the ultra-late-nightcap (thanks Mr. I cannot help but use 7 pitchers in a 9-inning game Scioscia), the Rockies blasted off to a 4 run lead. But the Angels roared back with 5 of their own.

Key to the come-back rally was the Eric Young, Jr. 2-RBI bases-loaded single to turn a 1-run deficit into a 1-run lead. A couple batters later, with the bases juiced again, David Fletcher hit a grounder right to Colorado shortstop Trevor Story, who promptly threw the ball directly at the Colorado DUGOUT. 2 more runs scored.

We can add to that an evening that saw Kole Calhoun go 3 for 4 with a walk.....Mike Trout go 2 for 3 with 2 walks and 1 screaming line drive home run.....And Shohei Ohtani go 2 for 5 with a 3-run home run of his own.

When all was said and done, the Angels toughed out a 10-7 victory over the Rockies to guarantee at least a mini-series split.

I’m glad I was off on the DL while the Angels were losing so much. I’m also glad to be back in time to watch that wacky win. But it’s my first day back so I am on a type count.

Give it up for these We-Are-Down-To-An-Elimination-Number-Of-16-HaloLinks:


A Little Bit Of Shohei Ohtani News

Shohei had another test mound session against live batters, and Mike Scioscia feels that he has seen enough testing and Ohtani doesn’t have anything left to prove to the coaching staff. That just leaves the medical staff..........Ohtani himself says he is ready to go............

Ohtani likes to feast on the best of MLB’s pitchers...........

A Little Bit Of Mike Trout News

Another Mike Trout Monday. But since Mike has been absent for almost all of August, it’s not like there has been anything about his on the field performance to report. So it’s more like another Mike Trout Empty August Monday. Maybe next week. Meanwhile, you people took care of all the Aaron Cox news, so I won’t repeat all that here...........

This is why you need to adore a Mike Trout. It’s because mortal baseball heroes tend to turnover pretty quickly............

Mike is losing ground in the Q wars...........

A Little Bit Of Angels News

Jordyn Adams is out with a broken jaw. Those kinds of outfield collisions are not supposed to happen, ever.............

Matt Shoemaker might be back in the rotation soon?..........

Alex Meyer is having his ups and downs on his road back to the rotation in 2019. Most recently, it’s been a ‘down’..........

Jaime Barria would be easy to overlook if you are not looking at an LAA team way way down in the meaningless area of the MLB standings............


Everywhere In Baseball

Has Major League Baseball done something again, this time to halt the increase in home runs?..........

Get Mike Trout out of the way, and other American League players have a chance to do things that MSM scribes find to be real fun...........

Gotta start thinking about the A’s again. They may be up to yet another sneaky thing. Fly balls, in particular. So if Rob Manfred and his secret laboratory are re-swizzling the baseball as linked just above, the fly ball initiative may be short-lived..........

Tulo: because the SS position is so damned premium, if he cannot keep the spot he will take his marbles and go home. That, because it has nothing to do with not being able to play a full damned season this entire decade.........

The Dodgers might be in on a rent of Bryce Harper. Maybe Harper has some youth baseball experience as a bullpen arm? Because that’s what the Dodgers actually need..........And the Phillies might be interested in landing Jose Bautista. Yeah, the same Bautista batting .199 this season............And then Josh Donaldson could be next............

I would say that, instead of the actual focus of this story, the REAL story is that Theo Epstein went all Yu Darvish in an attempt to catch up with the Billy Eppler school of damaged pitching rotations...........

Putting the spin on figuring out spin. Because I have been away for far too long and nobody else has given you a huge stat-heavy reading assignment...........

Congratulations to the Honolulu LL All-Stars from Hawaii, Little League West representatives. They won the whole shebang, defeating South Korea for the world title with a 3-0 shutout. This, after defeating Southeast with a similar 3-0 shutout to take the USA title. Add in the fact that Honolulu whomped Mid-Atlantic 10-0 in the USA semi-final, and Hawaii went 16-0 across the last 3 games. Overall, they were undefeated, winning all 5 games they played with a grand total runs for/runs against of 26-3. Only Great Lakes scored against them, in a 3-8 loss.........

Women’s World Cup Baseball is in full gear.....The USA Women’s team has a chance to advance.....And for those who still sink their heads in the sands concerning the still ongoing bias against women playing baseball, wake the hell up..........

The reason to believe that sports betting is here to stay is just to know that the existing gambling syndicates are buying up the new sports betting business...........Also, sports watching TV viewers really are out there, King Manfred............

Yet one more sign that we have too many lawyers. People want to copyright the image inked on your body, so that you cannot show it without paying the copyright owner. As LeBron James is finding out...........


The Duffle Bag

Fun ways to interrupt a game: Dodger Stadium lost power. Again....or the Houston Astros AA team in Corpus Christi had their dugout invaded by a swarm of bees....or the KC Royals seeing their famed fountain spring a leak and flood the field................Justin Verlander was billed $1,000,000 by a hotel diner for killing the Dodgers in the 2017 WS. That was just a gag. What was not a gag was that the diner charges $30 for pancakes..........Because WINS are pretty damned stupid. Even Harold Reynolds has to shut up. But Homer Bailey, though? Homer is the guy who REALLY wants us not to focus on WINS..........Houston cannot be trying to tell us some truth that they are celebrating the crushing of Mariners’ dreams. Seattle is 5-4 against Houston over their last 9 games..........Do Not Feed The Animals!...........