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Waiting For Next Year:
Los Angeles Angels
This just in – Angels starter Jered Weaver is good at baseball. This also just in – the Indians offense struggles from time to time.
Sometimes you sit back and watch a game and have to just chalk it up to being dominated by a great pitcher. That was certainly the case last night as Weaver completely befuddled the Tribe for six innings. But in the seventh, with the Indians trailing 2-0 , they finally had their shot.
Jason Kipnis led off with a walk and advanced to second on Michael Brantley’s single (by the way, I know Travis Hafner will be back soon, but its a sad state of affairs when Brantley and his one home run once again hits cleanup. When he isn’t, Jose Lopez is. Wow.) Carlos Santana, back in the lineup after his mini-absence, walked to load the bases with nobody out.
This was their big chance. I looked up at the scoreboard and saw the next three names due up – Johnny Damon, Casey Kotchman, and Shelley Duncan. I immediately thought (and tweeted) that I had a bad feeling.
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We thought that Travis Hafner might be joining the Indians today for their series opener with the Angels. Hafner began his rehab stint with the Clippers on June 27th, but has only appeared in two games. He has gone 1 for 6 in those games with an RBI and 2 strikeouts.
With Lonnie Chisenhall’s injury, it was thought Hafner would be brought back quickly. That isn’t the case-
The Cleveland Indians have reportedly signed Hector Caro, a 16-year-old outfielder from the Dominican Republic, to a $1.1 million deal.
Caro, a right-handed hitter who presently projects to be a 6-foot-2-inch, 185-pound left fielder with raw power, has reportedly shown flashes of potential, but as reported by Baseball America, is allegedly being overvalued by the Indians.
CLEVELAND -- Angels All-Star center fielder Mike Trout has been scratched from the starting lineup because of a bruised right pinkie.
Trout, who entered Monday's game leading the AL with a .339 average, hurt his finger diving back to second base in Sunday's game at Toronto. Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said the rookie had trouble gripping the bat during early batting...
Angels All-Star center fielder Mike Trout has been scratched from the starting lineup because of a bruised right pinky.
Trout, who entered Monday's game leading the AL with a .339 average, hurt his finger diving back to second base in Sunday's game at Toronto. Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said the rookie had trouble gripping the bat during early batting practice and...
Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner has had an injection in his lower back.
Trainer Lonnie Soloff said the procedure was done Friday to help relieve lower back inflammation. The 35-year-old Hafner went to the disabled list for the ninth time in his career Thursday. There is no timetable for his return.
Second baseman Jason Kipnis missed his second straight start with a sore...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Designated hitter Travis Hafner is in the Cleveland Indians' starting lineup against the Los Angeles Angels after being activated from the disabled list.
Outfielder Shelley Duncan, whose wife is expecting twins, was placed on the paternity list Wednesday to make roster room.
Hafner had right knee surgery May 31 and Cleveland has missed his bat in the middle...
Despite having missed three weeks with a back injury, Jered Weaver has made a good case in his last two outings to start the All-Star game for the American League.
A visit to Cleveland has the chance to improve those odds.
Weaver looks to win his third straight start overall and remain unbeaten at Progressive Field when the Los Angeles Angels open a three-game series against the...
Derek Lowe won for the first time in more than a month and the Cleveland Indians beat the Los Angeles Angels 12-3 Wednesday.
Lowe (8-6) gave up three runs and 11 hits in six innings for his first win in six starts since June 1. The 39-year-old right-hander was 0-3 with a 7.71 ERA in five outings between victories.
Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Ervin...
Player of the Game
Shelley Duncan got lucky and played a short night, but still had enough time to win the Player of the Game. Duncan had 2 RBI from a sacrifice fly and a solo home run. The 4.47 score was good for his 4th award of the year, but just his first since May 25th.
Zach McAllister was wonderful against tonight as he has been every time out so far. This time...
Our final trade deadline divisional primer....two buyers, two sellers. Pretty simple, huh?
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
45-36, second place, five games out in division, wild card leader
The Angels have just PUT IT ON after a terrible first month, going 37-21 since April ended and rocketing to the top of the wild card standings. Anaheim could use a couple of upgrades on...
In honour of Cleveland Indians Asdrubal Cabrera and Chris Perez making the 2012 American League All-Star team, we hereby present them with a copy of a October 3, 2000 resolution executed by the Penobscot Indian Nation (of which Louis Sockalexis was a member), by which the Penobscots urged the Cleveland Indians organization to, “immediately drop the use of the mascot Chief Wahoo...
International Free Agent signing season opened yesterday (7/3) and the Indians have quickly been making moves. Already the Tribe has signed Japanese pitcher Naoki Hashimoto and Venezuelan catcher Yoiber Marquina. They have also made agreements with four players out of the Dominican Republic including catcher Francisco Mejia, outfielder Hector Caro and infielder Grofy Cruz.
'Tis the season for trade speculation. Half-assed ideas are now the order of the day and I think I might have the king of them all.
The rumor mills currently seem to think that the Angels are going to be relatively quiet at the trade deadline. They have a lot of wants and desires, but the consensus is that they don't have the financial wiggle room to make that happen...
Today on TBS, the following Angels were named to the 2012 All-Star Game: RHP Jered Weaver (3rd selection, 3rd consecutive)LHP C.J. Wilson (2nd selection, 2nd consecutive)OF Mike Trout (1st selection)OF Mark Trumbo (1st selection) · The four All-Stars are the most for the Angels since 1995 (four players). 2012 marks the seventh time in franchise history the team has sent four...
Scott Downs didn't make the American League All-Star team and wasn't picked as a candidate for the fans' final vote to select the last member of the American League squad. That went to his Angels bullpen mate, Ernesto Frieri.
In a way, that's a shame. Downs could make a good case for himself based on the season he's having.
Downs is one of those guys who works...