Found June 11, 2013 on
Monkey with a Halo:
It really speaks to how the Angels' season is going when you find yourself rooting for the rain to never stop.
For a few hours, it looked like the Halos may have caught a break after Baltimore took the lead in the bottom of the fifth only to have the umpires call a rain delay with two outs in the inning. Had the rain not stopped, the inning wouldn't have counted and the game could've been wiped out and the Halos could at least temporarily avoid a loss.
Nope. Didn't happen. Even the weather is against the Angels right now.
Instead, play resumed and the Angels tried to mount a comeback after once again being largely held in check by Freddy Garcia, which is kind of inexcusable but also totally expected. As per usual, the Angels had their shot, loading the bases with one out only to be foiled by Albert Pujols striking out on three pitches and Mark Trumbo weakly grounding out to end the threat.
Such is the Angels.
Orioles 4, Angels 3
-- Hmm, Mike Trout hit a homer and drew a walk despite playing left field. It is almost like his defensive position doesn't matter at all when it comes to his production at the plate. Who woulda thunk it?
-- Peter Bourjos just picked up right where he left off with two base hits tonight. He may not be batting leadoff right now, but it clearly isn't affecting him. If he can keep producing above his talent level like he has been, it would really give this pathetic lineup a shot in the arm.
-- I can't decide if Garrett Richards looked weirder with the long crunchy hair or without it. He certainly pitched better without it. I guess that'll have to do.
-- Hank Conger is officially that spazzy kid that was always making the coach mad with all the stupid things he did when you played Little League. Watching him scurrying out of the dugout with his tail between the legs after he failed to get ready to pinch-hit in time.
I was tempted to blame the 200 members of the Trout family that showed up to root Mike on for somehow putting the whammy on the team, but that would be unfair because this team has been whammied sine Opening Day. No, the real culprit here was Howie Kendrick who left two runners on in the first, GIDP'd in the fourth and struck out with a runner in scoring position in the sixth.
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Check out Peter Bourjos' amazing catch as he went up and over the centerfield fence to rob J.J. Hardy of a home run in tonight's contest against the Baltimore Orioles.
Mike Trout robbed Hardy of a home run last season in Baltimore and it became the catch of the year. The Angels even put together a poster of Trout's catch and gave it away to the fans in attendance on...
A day after the Angels selected LHP Hunter Green out of Kentucky with their first pick (2nd round, 59th overall), on Day 1 of the Amateur Draft, Ric Wilson and staff selected seven consecutive pitchers from rounds 2-8, equaling the most consecutive pitchers selected to open a draft in team history (1999).
With their third round pick (93rd pick overall), the Angels selected right...
The Los Angeles Angels have activated outfielder Peter Bourjos from the 15-day disabled list, a move that will shift All-Star Mike Trout to left field when Bourjos is in the lineup.
Bourjos, who missed 38 games with a left hamstring strain, was in the starting lineup Monday night against the Orioles. He was hitting .313 with two homers and eight RBIs before his injury
The Los Angeles Angels placed right-handed reliever Robert Coello on the 15-day disabled list yesterday due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder, according to Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times.
Coello was nearly unhittable in his first 11 appearances for the Angels, posting an ERA of 0.68 over that span. However, he's been hit hard in his last two outings, getting...
It's understandable that Los Angeles Angels reliever Ryan Madson would look to any method possible to get back on the field. He is far-removed from Tommy John surgery - 14 months now - but is still struggling with elbow issues, and he has yet to pitch this season. In fact, Madson has not pitched since 2011. So when asked, Madson says he thinks if HGH were legal, it could...
Tweet When Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia fills out his lineup card and inserts the name Peter Bourjos he doesn’t necessarily do so for offensive purposes. That’s what Albert Pujols, Mark Trumbo, Mike Trout, and Josh Hamilton are for. Bourjos’ defensive capabilities are good enough to shift Trout, pretty impressive with the glove [...]
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JUNE 10, 2002
GAME 61 - PIRATES AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM -- Oh, sure, Angels manager Mike Scioscia would love to see his club blow out the opponent every night. But winning the close ones is what playoff contenders need to do, and Scioscia could not have drawn up Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates any better.
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JUNE 9, 2002
GAME 60 - REDS AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM – David Eckstein homered, tripled and drove in four runs to lead the Angels to a 7-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds before 35,501 at Edison Field.
Eckstein had plenty of help from the rest of the offense, as Garret Anderson, Tim Salmon and Bengie Molina also had two hits apiece...
The June 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Bourjos activated, Nelson DFA'd, Burnett visiting Dr. Andrews and much more...
The Story: Peter Bourjos was activated from the DL yesterday with Chris Nelson getting designated for assignment to make room on the roster.
The Monkey Says: Bourjos returned to play center (get over it, people)...
The June 12th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Sean Burnett out at least a month, Robert Coello placed on the DL, Dane De La Rosa recalled and much more...
The Story: Sean Burnett's exam found no new damage, but he won't touch a baseball for at least a month.
The Monkey Says: So there is no surgery, but there is also no real idea of...
By Greg Bird, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
Let me start the train of articles pointing the finger at who’s to blame for this Halo mess. The season looks bleak and long at this point. Everything seems to be going wrong and I mean everything. The question is could the Angels have done things differently and changed their fortunes? I want to look back at the offseason pitching...
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The Angels continue to confound with their winless ways. They pitched well, they played remarkable, stunning, jaw-dropping defense, and still couldn't defeat the Baltimore Orioles. Starter Jason Vargas pitched as well as he could've. Peter Bourjos, fresh off the DL, showed just why he is in centerfield instead of Mike Trout, robbing JJ Hardy (the same guy Trout robbed last...
Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver has been in dominant form since returning from the disabled list. He may have a good opportunity to turn in another outstanding start given his recent efforts against the Baltimore Orioles, though facing Freddy Garcia could make beating them difficult.
Weaver looks to add to his win streak against the Orioles while denying Freddy Garcia a seventh...