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Los Angeles Angels
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The Los Angeles Angels were 18 1/2 games out of first place when they started what manager Mike Scioscia called ''our little burst'' -- winning five of six to start a nine-game road trip.
Better late than never, according to pitcher Jason Vargas.
''The year's not over,'' Vargas said after Thursday's 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. ''If we keep winning like this, we'll take it.''
Vargas (8-5) allowed two hits and three walks while striking out seven over seven innings. He gave up a leadoff double to Desmond Jennings in the first inning, but worked out of a bases-loaded jam and stayed in control.
''Jennings hit a breaking ball that was up off the wall,'' he said. ''After that I didn't feel like I was struggling to make pitches.''
Vargas was in firm enough command to talk Scioscia into sending him out for the seventh inning.
''It was big getting out of the first inning, an...
BEST OF MAXIM
For the rubber match against the Tampa Bay Rays the Los Angeles Angels sent out Jason Vargas who has struggled a bit in his last two starts since coming back from the DL. Meanwhile the Rays sent out Jake Odorizzi for only his six career start.
Like much of the series the story of the game revolved around the pitching. The Angels managed only 6 hits and 2 runs against the the Rays...
Interview Conducted by David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
Last winter the Angels hired Bill Richardson to manage the Orem Owlz, their advanced short-season team. Taking over for Tom Kotchman, Bill was given the tough assignment of breaking in and molding many of the youngest and newest players in the organization and to help them adjust to the rigors of playing professional...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
AUG. 29, 2002
GAME 133 - DEVIL RAYS AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM -- The 100-or-so members of the media in attendance created a playoff atmosphere before the Angels' game Thursday. But then the public address announcer introduced the lineup of the visiting Tampa Bay Devil Rays, owners of baseball's worst record, and it was clear...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels have placed third baseman Chris Nelson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and recalled infielder Luis Jimenez from Triple-A Salt Lake.
The moves were announced before Thursday's game at Tampa Bay.
Nelson was hurt while running out a grounder in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's 4-1 loss to...
The Los Angeles Angels held Josh Hamilton out of yesterday’s
weekend opener against the Milwaukee Brewers, as the outfielder continues to
deal with a sore left shoulder, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.
While Hamilton has been dealing with shoulder discomfort for
the last few days, Friday was his first absence from Los Angeles’ lineup since
July 24. He was...
The August 29th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton dealing with a bad shoulder, C.J. Wilson's embarrassing fall and much more...
The Story: Josh Hamilton is dealing with a sore shoulder again and will spend some time at DH.
The Monkey Says: This has been an issue all year, but both he and the team insist it isn't affecting his...
Rookie Chris Archer put an end to the Los Angeles Angels' four-game winning streak.
Archer pitched seven strong innings, David DeJesus scored twice and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Angels 4-1 Wednesday night.
''He's got good stuff,'' Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said. ''He's got a nice, easy delivery. His fastball is really live, and a terrific...
Before you even had time to grab your second cup of coffee, the Angels were starting their game for the day. That would normally to make sure that the aforementioned second cup of coffee was of the Irish variety, but lo and behold the Halos managed to pull it out.
Jason Vargas, after scuffling since his return from the disabled list, put together one of his finest starts of the...
The August 30th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels still dysfunctional no matter who gets fired, Nelson likely done for the season and much more...
The Story: No matter who gets fired the Angels will still have problems.
The Monkey Says: Things likely would be much more harmonious if Dipoto was given total control. I don't think Moreno...
No matter who gets fired, the Los Angeles Angels of Dysfunction
will not suddenly be awash in solutions.
By Glenn McKee, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
Way back in mid-March, long before this season was in the crapper and there was still some optimism – Hamilton is gonna bounce back after and we’ll have four guys hitting 30+ HR this year! – I joked that it was never too early to give up on a season. After seeing the results of a dozen or so spring training games, I was already...
Yesterday, we took a look at the case for firing Mike Scioscia. Good times were had by all. In the interests of equal time, it is Jerry Dipoto's turn to have his every move picked apart. OK, not literally every move, but pretty darn close. Why? Because that is the best way to judge a GM based on the information available to us. Plus it is a more interesting read than what I originally...
It is tough to be an Angels fan right now.
Reasons? Take your pick! How about a payroll that Scrooge McDuck’s money bin would be hard pressed to keep up with? Maybe you prefer the acute and nagging injuries peppering the roster? Perhaps you prefer to observe the long term contracts to aging players and ticking clocks on your favorite young bucks? Or maybe you’re just a SoCal...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There is work to do out West. There are problems to fix, focus to regain.
The Tampa Bay Rays leave to start a 10-game swing against the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners after a week so far thats short on anything good and long on questions.
The Rays' record since Sunday: 1-4.
The Rays' opportunity ahead: Still plenty....
The Rays are set to hit the September stretch run but are stumbling to get to the starting line.
Tampa Bay dropped the rubber game of a three-game set against the Los Angeles Angels suffering a 2-0 loss in front of 15741 for Thursday’s get-away day matinee. Jake Odorizzi (0-1) did an admirable job in a spot start allowing just one run on four hits in five innings of work but the...