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Los Angeles Angels
This is no time to panic. But it might be getting close.
The Angels came out of the All-Star break believing they had one of the best bullpens in the American League -- and they did. So what's happening now?
Their strength has become a glaring weakness. The relievers can't maintain leads, can't keep opposing hitters off base, can't close out games.
They struggled again Monday night in Detroit, where a 5-2 lead suddenly dissolved into an 8-6 loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park.
The Angels are now 1-3 on their seven-game trip, and relief pitchers -- Scott Downs on Friday night in New York and LaTroy Hawkins on Monday -- have two of the losses. In the four games, relievers have worked seven innings and allowed 11 runs, all earned, and 11 walks.
This is the same bullpen that went into the break with a collective 3.16 ERA. Ernesto Frieri hadn't given up a run in 26 appearances; Downs' ERA was 0.30. Hawkins and Jason Isringhausen were superb as set-up men. Hi...
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Dan Haren allowed two runs on seven hits through five innings in a rehabilitation start at Class-A Inland Empire Monday evening and expressed optimism regarding his impending return from a lower back injury that clouded his effectiveness over a disappointing first half of the 2012 season.
Haren, 6-8 with a 4.86 ERA and having surrendered 16 homeruns in 17 major league starts, threw...
By George Alfano - Special to The Internet Home for Angels Fans, AngelsWin.com
Haren rehab start with Inland Empire 66ers
SAN BERNARDINO, CA -- For the first time since spring training, Dan Haren isn’t worried about a stiff back hindering his pitching.
Haren threw five innings Monday night during a rehabilitation start, throwing 67 pitches and allowing seven hits...
The puns are way too easy to make, but Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hit some bombs on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. It's fortunate that their offensive explosion was able to take place, though, as the game went off without a hitch despite a bomb threat against Comerica Park in Detroit. The Detroit Free Press reports that the bomb threat was called in to...
Mike Trout had another four-hit game for Los Angeles, including a 430-foot homer that was part of an early power show in the Angels' 13-0 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Trout, Mark Trumbo and Albert Pujols all homered off Jacob Turner in the first two innings, and Alberto Callaspo and Kendrys Morales went deep later in the game. It was the fourth four-hit game...
I want to hate Bryce Harper and Mike Trout. Maybe if they played for the Tigers I’d love them but two guys that young, that talented and that successful who aren’t on my team? Honestly, I really want to dislike them.
With Trout it’s a little harder because somehow he comes across as a good guy and great teammate despite only being 20 years old. Harper, it’s a little...
Detroit police made no announcement or call for an evacuation as they searched Comerica Park for explosive device while the Tigers and Los Angeles Angels played before nearly 34,000 fans.
The Detroit Free Press reported (http://on.freep.com/LxtiB6) late Tuesday that an anonymous caller phoned a bomb threat to 911 around 8 p.m. Tuesday.
''There was no device found, and no...
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Mike Trout - Between the All-Star Game and then the series in New York, I think I speak for us all when I say that we'ver had more than enough "Mike Trout idolized Derek Jeter" stories to...
Scott Kazmir took the mound for the first time in over one year and the results were what one could expect;
One inning pitched, 2 hits, 2 earned runs and one home run with a strikeout.
According to Kazmir’s game quotes posted on the Sugar Land Skeeters website, his initial outing was to be only one inning.
“It was just for an inning. We are trying to get me acclimated pitching...
Don't double take too hard now, but the Angels have finally gotten a real quality start off of a starter other than Weaver and Wilson. Yes technically Santana's game yesterday was logged in as a quality start, but with the way he constantly kept his team in hot water even with the offense trying their hardest to give him a comfortable lead. Garrett Richards has a lot to thank...
Curtis Granderson made the catch of the day by robbing fellow center fielder Mike Trout of extra bases on Sunday. Trout launched a 2-1 pitch deep to center field that appeared to be destined for extra bases, as Granderson was shading the Angels top prospect to right center field.
After a long run to track the ball down, Granderson made a stellar catch at the warning track just before...
In honor of Torii Hunter's birthday, Youtube user TrueYankeeforever compiled highlights of Torii Hunter from the last season.
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DETROIT (AP) -- Earlier this week, Mike Trout had a chance to meet Al Kaline, the Hall of Famer who played for the Detroit Tigers and won a batting title in 1955 when he was 20 years old.
After another four-hit night, Trout looks like he's on his way to a similar feat.
Trout raised his American League-leading average to .355 on Tuesday night with the fourth four-hit game of...
The July 16th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...
L.A. Angels of Anaheim Pitcher Garrett Richards joins Rob and Amy after starting in Tuesday Night's 13-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers