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RIP, Tyler Skaggs

#1 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:42 pm

This one is a real shocker. Skaggs was a starting pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels who pitched in Saturday night's game against Oakland. He was found dead in his hotel room in Texas, where the Angels were scheduled to play tonight (that game has been postponed). There is no evidence of foul play, but there will undoubtedly be further investigation into the cause of death.

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#2 Post by mellytu74 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:49 pm

Was just coming here to post this.

A complete shock. Married a few months ago.

RIP.

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#3 Post by BackInTex » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:50 pm

Heard this on the radio on the way home from the office. Shocking and terrible.
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#4 Post by Beebs52 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:01 pm

Too sad
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#5 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:49 pm

Very reminiscent of Darryl Kile's shocking death back in 2002. I know he was about to turn 28 because we share a birthday...

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#6 Post by BackInTex » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:00 pm

littlebeast13 wrote:Very reminiscent of Darryl Kile's shocking death back in 2002. I know he was about to turn 28 because we share a birthday...

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Wiki says he was 33 when he died (born in 68).
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#7 Post by Ritterskoop » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:00 pm

Skaggs was about to turn 28.
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#8 Post by silverscreenselect » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:29 am

Almost this same thing happened to the Angels ten years ago. Another pitcher, Nick Adenhart, died during the 2009 season. He was killed in a traffic accident later the same night that he was the starting pitcher in a game. Adenhart was even younger than Skaggs.
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#9 Post by Bob78164 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:22 am

silverscreenselect wrote:Almost this same thing happened to the Angels ten years ago. Another pitcher, Nick Adenhart, died during the 2009 season. He was killed in a traffic accident later the same night that he was the starting pitcher in a game. Adenhart was even younger than Skaggs.
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#10 Post by silverscreenselect » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:26 am

Last night, the Angels played their first home game since Skaggs's death, and they had a lengthy tribute to him before the game. Then the game itself turned into one of those hard-to-believe events. Two Angels pitchers combined do pitch a no-hitter against Seattle as the Angels won 13-0, scoring seven runs in the first inning. Relief pitcher Taylor Cole started the game as an "opener" (a term used for a relief pitcher who starts a game with the intent of pitching only a couple of innings, allowing other relievers to pitch the rest of the game). Felix Pena pitched the final seven innings and got credit for the win.

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#11 Post by Bob78164 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:12 am

silverscreenselect wrote:Last night, the Angels played their first home game since Skaggs's death, and they had a lengthy tribute to him before the game. Then the game itself turned into one of those hard-to-believe events. Two Angels pitchers combined do pitch a no-hitter against Seattle as the Angels won 13-0, scoring seven runs in the first inning. Relief pitcher Taylor Cole started the game as an "opener" (a term used for a relief pitcher who starts a game with the intent of pitching only a couple of innings, allowing other relievers to pitch the rest of the game). Felix Pena pitched the final seven innings and got credit for the win.

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As part of the tribute, each of the Angels wore jerseys bearing Skaggs's name and number throughout the game. When the game ended, they each laid out their "45 Skaggs" jersey on the pitcher's mound. Even just watching the highlights show I found it quite moving. --Bob
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#12 Post by silverscreenselect » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:06 am

As I feared, the cause of death has been ruled an accidental drug overdose. They found fentanyl, oxycodone and oxymorphone, along with booze in his system. Not a good combination.

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#13 Post by Bob78164 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:07 am

silverscreenselect wrote:As I feared, the cause of death has been ruled an accidental drug overdose. They found fentanyl, oxycodone and oxymorphone, along with booze in his system. Not a good combination.

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