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By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
APRIL 23, 2002
GAME 20 - ANGELS AT MARINERS
SEATTLE -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia says he believes the first 20 games his team has played are the exception, not the rule. The track records of his players, he says, reflect different numbers than the ones they have put up so far this season.
But after Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners before 32,127 at Safeco Field, the only numbers that count are in the win-loss column, where the Angels are 6-14. It is the worst start through 20 games in franchise history.
After a 3-2 start, the Angels have lost 12 of 15, including all six to the Mariners. The Mariners now lead the Angels by 10 1/2 games in the American League West and have beaten them in 21 of their past 25 meetings going back to last season.
''I played on a team in '95 that was phenomenal all year long,'' Angels closer Troy Percival said. ''Then all of a sudden, we couldn't win. The sam...
BEST OF MAXIM
Your browser does not support iframes. Mike Trout has only been in the majors for less than two full seasons, but he has already made more amazing catches than most players will make throughout their entire careers. On Tuesday night, he was at it again as he saved the game for the Los Angeles Angels in the 9th inning against the Texas Rangers. With the score tied 4-4 and a runner...
Earlier Thursday, Dave Cameron made a simple observation regarding the Los Angeles Angels and their batch of position players:
Every Angel with 40+ PAs has been an above average hitter this year, except for Josh Hamilton. fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?p…
— David Cameron (@DCameronFG) April 25, 2013
All right, neat. Now keep that in mind as we go forward.
We don’t talk a whole...
MLB News: The Los Angeles Angels have recalled right handed pitcher Barry Enright. To make room for him, the Angels also optioned David Carpenter to Triple-A Salt Lake. Look for Enright to fill in at long relief and as a mop up guy.
Fantasy Ramifications: The Angels Enright holds no fantasy baseball value.
The post Los Angeles Angels Recall Barry Enright, Option David Carpenter...
So there does appear to be a ***** in King Albert’s armor, afterall.
Albert Pujols is nursing a nasty case of plantar fasciitis as his struggling Angels team tries to stay afloat in the early part of the season.
Pujols revealed to Los Angeles Times reporter Bill Shaikin “I’m dying,” and then he added “I’m hurting real bad.” The 33-year-old first baseman is slated...
MLB News: The Los Angeles Angels recalled left hander Nick Maronde from Triple-A Salt Lake today while optioning infielder Thomas Field to the same minor league affliate. Maronde is expected to pitch middle relief while Field could be a late summer call up.
Fantasy Ramifications: Neither Maronde or Field holds any fantsay value for 2013.
The post Los Angeles Angels Recall Nick...
Another season, another big money Angel free agent slugger struggling in April. As we all know far too well by now, Josh Hamilton has been flat out terrible for the Halos. His numbers really can't get much worse, nor can his overall dilemma given that his problems are much more difficult to figure out than one might think.
The easy answer is that his plate discipline and...
ANAHEIM, Calif. It had dj vu written all over it.
On the heels of blowing a three-run lead in the series opener against the Texas Rangers the night before, the club was in danger of blowing a four-run lead on Tuesday night.
With two outs in the top of the ninth inning and the game tied 4-4, Adrian Beltre ripped a shot to left field that sliced toward the foul line and would have...
There is a philosophical war coming amongst the Angels fan base and maybe amongst Angel management too. In the next few weeks, Alberto Callaspo will come off of the disabled list only to find himself pitted against his fill-in rookie Luis Jimenez. It isn't a position battle that anyone anticipated happening, but boy is it going to spark a debate.
Pretty much nobody like Alberto...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
APRIL 24, 2002
GAME 21 - ANGELS AT MARINERS
SEATTLE -- It's difficult to determine which was a bigger
surprise Wednesday night. Was it a loss by the Seattle Mariners, only the
second in their past 16 games? Or was it Orlando Palmeiro, with six home runs
in 11-plus professional seasons, batting third for the Angels?
The April 26th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Weaver resumes playing catch, Hanson might miss another start and much more...
The Story: Jered Weaver has resumed playing catch.
The Monkey Says: Well, it isn't much but it is something and the Angels haven't gotten a whole lot of good news on the recovery front from any player in awhile...
With sluggers like Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in the lineup, the biggest difference-maker for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has been home-grown Mike Trout.
Howie Kendrick hit his second home run of the game in the 11th inning and finished with four RBIs, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Kendrick, who hit a two-run shot in the sixth off Alexi Ogando and an RBI single in the first, drove a 1-1 pitch to left-center against rookie Joe Ortiz (2-1) for his third homer of the season...
During Wednesday night’s tilt between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim (does everything involved with the Angels have to include “of Anaheim?” — sheesh), home plate umpire John Hirschbeck had the unfortunate and tremendously painful experience of having a baseball drill him square in his crotch.
With A.J. Pierzynski at the plate...
Last week we looked at third base situations around the league. This week, let's cast a gimlet eye on the other side of the diamond - first base. The position has been relatively stable in the season's early going, but below are a few situations worth discussing. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Starter (but hobbled): Albert Pujols (foot) Next: Mark Trumbo It's a good thing...
And Boom goes the dynamite…or the ball bag!
Umpire John Hirschbeck was the victim of a Nick Maronde fastball that went right off the glove of Chris Iannetta in the top of the 4th inning. Not sure if Hirschbeck was wearing a cup but if anyone has ever been hit in the cup with a baseball knows that it still rattles the cage.
The Angels ended up losing to the Texas Rangers 11-3...