Found June 23, 2013 on
Monkey with a Halo:
It's getting harder and harder to write something original about the Angels these days. It sure looks like the team is starting to realize this won't be there year. Tonight's game was a perfect showcase of a team that just doesn't seem to know what to do. They have struggled all season to get any sort of rhythm and rather than get angry the team seems to be going through the motions loss after loss. I'm past the point of anger myself, now it's just resignation that 2013 will not have a Red October.
Angels 1 Pirates 6
-- What is it about left handed pitchers that befuddles the offense so? Francisco Liriano has struggled his entire career against Anaheim but tonight he was brilliant. The Angel batters looked perplexed by his changeup, which has been the case for every lefty this year. This will continue to be an issue and I'm not sure what the solution is.
-- I know he is a terrible defender but has anyone noticed that JB Shuck is a solid hitter. I see himas the reincarnation of Jeff Devanon, which may or may not be a compliment to the Shuckster. Either way, keep being your gritty, gutty self young man.
-- At least Alberto Callaspo is starting to hit. (That's right, I've officially run out of things to say...this is miserable. Someone just put me out of my misery. Hey look ROCK OF AGES is on. That has to be better than reliving this dreck, on second thought....)
Halo A Hole
It's okay Jerome I don't really blame you. It was inevitable that you would throw up a stinker given the way you've been jerked around. I'm sure I would develop a complex if my team picked Joe Blanton over me on a regular basis. But hey, now that you're gonna be a starter for a while could you not be suck a steaming pile of dung out there. Good, glad we talked.
BEST OF MAXIM
(Opening image credit, usatoday)
Bleary-eyed but excited East Coast baseball fans are being treated to an Interleague series that hasn’t connected since 2007, kicking off last night as SP Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated Jered Weaver and the LA Angels 5-2. With the solstice officially ushering in summer and the heat of pennant races, Angel Stadium of Anaheim...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
Big day today, as 18-year-old Luis Heredia makes his debut in full-season ball. Also, Wandy Rodriguez pitches in Indianapolis, attempting to return from a forearm injury that sidelined him just over two weeks ago. The GCL Pirates and both DSL teams are off today. All three resume play on Monday. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable...
The GCL Pirates started their 2013 season today, losing 6-4 to the GCL Yankees. In the past we’ve had limited reports on the GCL guys. Most of those reports have come from pre-draft or pre-international signing talks, analyzing stats, or just the limited times we’ve seen the teams. In the past few years Wilbur Miller has seen the GCL team during the season a few times, and I’ve...
After a miserable east coast road trip, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim came back home for a season long 10 game home stand and have so far won five out of seven from the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners.
The current hot streak was highlighted by a huge come from behind win over Felix Hernandez and the Mariners after being down 8-1 after four innings, the Angels...
It’s a big day in the system today as two top prospects take the mound, along with four guys who haven’t allowed an earned run with their current club. Jameson Taillon gets the start for Altoona, while Tyler Glasnow goes for West Virginia. The Gulf Coast League kicks off their season yesterday. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our...
The Los Angeles Angels lost center fielder Peter Bourjos
yesterday, as he exited the team’s contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates after
injuring his left thumb. As of last night, the Angels were still awaiting results
of initial tests on Bourjos’ thumb, according to William Boor of MLB.com.
While it’s unclear exactly when the injury was sustained, it
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JUNE 23, 2002
GAME 72 - ANGELS AT BREWERS
MILWAUKEE -- The Angels offense was so good during the series against the Milwaukee Brewers, it only needed two innings Sunday afternoon to complete its work for the day.
The Angels got all five runs and six of their nine hits in the first two innings and made it stand up in a 5-2...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have been making a lot of noise this season and are tempting their long-suffering fans again with the possibility of a winning season for the first time since rookie Gerrit Cole was still in diapers.
Francisco Liriano took a shutout into the seventh inning, and Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Gaby Sanchez homered, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6...
Gaby Sanchez and Garrett Jones have formed a nice platoon situation at first base for the Pirates. Sanchez who is healthy again after some struggles for the Marlins is batting .245 with six home runs and 23 RBI. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Sanchez recently.
The Pirates are usually terrible on the west coast. I'm not going to look the numbers up, but you don't need me to. When the Pirates play games after the east coast has fallen asleep, they lose a lot. Now is the time to change that. Neither the Angels nor the Mariners are very good this year. The Pirates need to beat teams like this.
Their first stop takes them to Los...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Pedro Alvarez homered for the fourth straight game, Starling Marte capped a three-run ninth inning with a tying single, and the Pittsburgh Pirates added four more in the 10th to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-9 on Sunday and complete their first interleague sweep on the road.
Trailing 6-3 entering the ninth, the Pirates pulled even against closer Ernesto...
Sorry, Peter Burjous.
I feel like I should put Gerrit Cole's name in here somewhere, just so that this makes sense without context in a year. As if the Pirates have another pitcher that's going to throw a fastball like that.
We hope The Bartender has not forgotten any martini recipes.
Taylor is in a much more exciting place then the rest of us this week (India), so I’m taking over the IcyHot award and keeping it alive in his absence.
It’s only fitting that a guy in his city of residence take home the hardware for this week. Everybody, put your hands together for Seattle’s very own Tom Wilhelmsen...