Joe Madonna does not care about Shohei Ohtani, the others

Los Angeles Angels & # 39;  Brandon Marsh, left, congratulates Shohei Ohtan, right և Max Stass after a three-run home run during the first nine innings of a baseball game on Monday, April 11, 2022, Anaheim, California (AP Photo / Mark J Terill)
Brandon Marsh of the Angels congratulates Shohei Ohtan on the left and Max Stass on the right after a three-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the first nine innings at Angel Stadium on Monday. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

The first week of the regular season revealed reasons for “optimism” and anxiety for the Angels, who lost three of their four games to the Houston Astros before saving the six-game stadium with two wins over the Miami Marlins.

When the Angels set out on a seven-game trip to Texas for the Rangers-Astros, here are five hints from their 3-3 start.

Starting blocks

Angels throw Noah Cindergard during the first nine innings against the Houston Astros.
The jar of angels Noah Sindergard throws at the Angel Stadium on Saturday during the first ninth match against the Houston Astros. (Ashley Landis / Associated Press)

It was Mike Siosia’s mantra in Anaheim for two decades. “The heartbeat of a championship caliber club,” the former manager often said, “is starting to come out on the pitch.”

A six-man rotation does not give a season, but early results are encouraging, with Shohei Ohtan, Reid Detmers, Noah Sindergard, Jose Suarez, Michael Lorenzen and Patrick Sandoval combining 2-2 with 1.91 ERA. up to 16 strokes, hitting 28, walking 12 in 28 1/3 inning.

The two big winter breakthroughs were particularly productive, with Sindergard conceding 5 1/3 without a goal, with two two-pointers in a 2-0 win over Astros on Saturday night, and Lorenzen giving up one run, two shots, hitting 7, no steps from six. : The Marlins won 6-2 on Monday night.

“Okay, right,” manager Joe Madonna said of the rotation. “It simply came to our notice then. They look strong. Sindergard որ Lorenzen were really sharp. The three leftists showed you what their promise looks like. “I thought they were really good. They will continue to improve.”

Mixed bag

Max Stass նող's aid pitcher's Rachel Iglesias congratulate each other.
Angels hunter Max Stass, left-hand pitcher Rachel Iglesias congratulates each other after the Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 at Angel Stadium on Monday. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

The Reconstructed Bull hit 18 of the 18-run run for 23 hits, including eight home runs, 25 in 2/3 innings for a 6.31 season, or most of the damage was on Friday night’s 13-6 loss to Houston.

The hands on which the Angels rely the most, the closest Rachel Iglesias, the left-wing Aaron Lup and the right-wing Ryan Tepera, looked dominant, except for Tepera’s debut “Angels of War”.

Iglesias made two saves in three games and gave up pointless solos on Monday night. Laup hit 3; no one went through three innings of three games; he hit nine of 10 shots, one of which was a foul.

Two of Tepera’s first four pitches hit the home side for the opening game of the season on Thursday night, but he missed five straight shots in Saturday night’s victory, hitting the side, all with unpleasant slides, in the eighth inning on Monday night.

The back of the sock looks solid, but to improve the depth, average sedatives like Archie Bradley (9.00 ERA in two games), Mike Myers (67.50 ERA in two games) and Jimmy Hergett (13.50 ERA in three games) will have it. to sound better.

Growing pains

Angels & # 39;  Joe Adele reacts after the blow.

“Angels” Joe Adele reacts on Friday after the blow during the game against “Houston Astros” at “Angel” stadium. (Ashley Landis / Associated Press)

It was a season of extremes for outsider Joe Adele, who hit seven of his first nine bats, looking helpless against sweeping breakable balls, before crushing the 430-foot’s RBI doubles on Monday night.

Adele also ordered a nice drive to rob the house in Nico Gooder on Sunday for unstable games on Thursday when he made a mistake on the left field, threw it home wrongly, and on Tuesday when he missed the regular single due to a mistake he made. on the right field, which led to a goal run.

The angels would gladly take something from Adele – a reliable, if not impressive protection in the corners – more back-and-forth contact near the plate.

“He is a very strong, powerful athlete who can run a lot at home, he has very good technical fluctuations,” said Madonna. “She is just young. “He learns how to postpone certain pitches, how not to miss what he likes.”

Update button

Angels center-back Mike Trout walks on the pitch to warm up before the game.

Angels center-back Mike Trout walks on the pitch to warm up before the game against Houston Astros on Friday at Angel Stadium. (Ashley Landis / Associated Press)

Maddon designed his squad to give Otan maximum defense, defeating the most expensive player in the American League in the lead, with triple AL MVP Mike Trout with Anthony Randon with him.

Not so good yet. Ohtani, who hit 46 ոմ 100 B 100’s in 2021.257, went 25 (.160) in the first six games, 25 (.160) without homers, one double, eight strokes և without walking in the first six games և could have gone in armor performing CPR. proper two-handed clicks և all – on Monday night on his bat barrel.

The prince, who slowed down his stomach, got three for 15 (.200) homers – twice, and Rendon went for two homers with 17 (.118) homers – without doubles. The trio struck together at 158 ​​(nine against 57) with two home runs, two doubles and three RBIs.

“He looks good to me,” Madonna said of Rendon. “She is OK. Again, I’m looking at things like his balance իկի bat speed և he’s going to start squaring them. He will really warm up. We have seen it before. He is also really close to Mike. As for Ohtan, I’m not worried at all. “

Injuries are increasing

At the beginning of March, the biggest concern of the three-week spring training teams was that the condensed camp, which would develop faster during the season, would leave those more prone to injury to the position players.

The angels did little to dispel those fears. Defender Taylor Ward opened the season on a 10-day injury list due to a left groin strain, but is expected to return to action on Saturday against Rangers.

Calming Jose Quijada (right-angled tension) switched to IL on Saturday and was joined on Tuesday by a short stop David Fletcher (left thigh tension).

Griffin Kenning, who was expected to compete for rotation, is on 60-day IL due to a stress response in his lower back. Adjlik is expected to start rolling the hill this week, but it may not be active until early June.

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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