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Monkey with a Halo:
Josh Hamilton grounded into three double plays and struck out the other two times he came to the plate. Mike Trout did everything he could to will his team's offense into something resembling legitimacy. Instead, he was anchored at first, with Scioscia failing to employ his favorite (until this year) offensive tactic of activating his speedy base runners.
The good news is, Albert Pujols is really starting to hit the ball with authority. A night after after 4 hits and one long, long foul ball, Big Albert tied the ballgame up in the eighth inning, slicing a majestic fly ball cutting through the Marine Layer and depositing the baseball into the Angels bullpen and supporting starter Joe Blanton.
By the way:
Joe Blanton was phenomenally good. Seriously, who was this guy? He struck out 11 Mariners over 6 2/3 innings, and did his very best to win the ballgame. Of course, it wouldn't be 2013 Angels baseball if the offense didn't immediately fall into a coma as soon as the starting pitcher finally dominates. But, such is life.
Mariners 3, Angels 2
-- Kendrys Morales lined a shot just off Erick Aybar's glove to give the Mariners the lead in the 10th. What a terrible trade, by Jerry Dipoto! No? Not a funny joke? Okay.
-- Chris Iannetta, coming in as a pinch-hitter in the 7th inning, walked twice. Again. He now has 40 walks on the season, and 35 hits.
Halos A-Hole of the Game
Arte's prized signing of the Winter World Series, 2012, is your worst player today.
BEST OF MAXIM
Josh Hamilton has seen his star go from red hot on the Rangers to ice cold on the Angels, and he’s just in year one of a five year deal.
Hamilton’s struggles at the plate have reached historic lows and there’s no signs indicating a turnaround in sight. Hamilton has 4 more years left on a 5 year $125 million contract he signed in the off season with the Angels.
Faith is a funny thing. For some it defines who they are as a person. It serves as the guiding principle of their entire life. For others, it is a crutch, a convenient excuse, a self-defense mechanism. In a lot of cases, it is both of those things for one person and there is no better example of that than Josh Hamilton.
We all know that Josh Hamilton is a man of great faith....
Last night in Anaheim, Josh Hamilton had a really bad game. In five trips to the plate, he hit into three double plays, and in the two at-bats where he didn’t make two outs, he struck out, including a ninth inning strikeout with the winning run in scoring position. For the day, he finished with a -.48 WPA, so while he didn’t single handedly cost them the game, he was the primary...
The June 18th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton doesn't know why he didn't play on Sunday, Madson resumes throwing and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson has resumed playing long toss but is still dealing with pain.
The Monkey Says: That he is throwing is nice and all, but even he admits that they still don't know what...
We’ll continue our look at the ten fantasy baseball trade hounds you may or may not want to find yourself in negotiations with this season. Every league has that dude that sends you a low-ball offer for Mike Trout, or maybe worse the guy who gives Mike Trout away for next to nothing because he just got back from his two year cruise in Aruba. We've all interacted with one at...
The award for the most creative stadium giveaway this season goes to the Los Angeles Angels.On Tuesday, the Angels gave away mesh hats featuring a fish protruding from the center in honor of All-Star center fielder Mike Trout. How awesome is that, folks?A big round of applause goes to the team's marketing department for coming up with the clever idea.The fashionable cap sure...
Two season highs were matched tonight for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in their 11-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners. The final line on the scoreboard in right field had the Angels with 21 hits, and on the left field side, had 11 K’s, nine of those coming from Jason Vargas, a season high for the young talent.
Jason Vargas allowed just four hits and two runs, that could be...
The most exciting play in baseball, within context, is presumably the walk-off grand slam with two outs and a three-run deficit. Within context, I imagine it’s almost a perfect correlation between play excitement and Win Probability Added. This is why WPA works as both a baseball statistic and emotion statistic. Any immediate reversal of deficit to victory is going to be outstanding...
C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball for seven innings, Mike Trout scored the only run on a wild pitch by Joe Saunders and the Los Angeles Angels edged the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Wednesday night.
Wilson (6-5) struck out three, walked two and allowed only two runners as far as second base en route to his fifth straight victory over the Mariners.
Trout legged out a leadoff double in the...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball for seven innings, Mike Trout scored the only run on a wild pitch by Joe Saunders and the Los Angeles Angels edged the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Wednesday night. Wilson (6-5) struck out three, walked two and allowed only two runners as far as second base en route to his fifth straight victory over the Mariners. Trout legged...
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Mike Trout - With the week he just had, the Angels should see to it that his entire extended family attends every single one of his games. I imagine giving him a fat contract extension would allow for him to pay for that himself. Sounds like a win-win...
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We have all read enough about George Springer to satiate our “who’s the next Mike Trout?” fix for the time being. And while Springer might indeed get thrown to the wolves in short order, the two Astros farmhands acquired in the Hunter Pence trade with Philadelphia back in 2011 deserve immediate attention as well: right-handed pitcher Jarred Cosart...
For eight innings on Sunday, all was going right for the Yankees. CC was dominating, the offense was finally producing more runs than a taco bell, and overall, everything just seemed to be going their way.
But with just three outs left, all hell broke loose. A double by Mike Trout and a walk to Albert Pujols cut Sabathia’s 9th inning short, keeping him from going to distance....