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By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
SEPT. 18, 2002
GAME 152 - ANGELS AT A’S
OAKLAND – On Tuesday night, the Oakland A's hitters didn't get close enough to smell second base. Wednesday night, they tap-danced on it.
Not a single A's baserunner got as far as second base in the Angels' 1-0 win Tuesday, so they took out their aggressions on Angels starter Mickey Callaway in a 7-4 win Wednesday night before a sellout crowd of 50,730 at Network Associates Coliseum.
The A's pounded four home runs, including three in a six-run fourth inning that turned a 4-1 Angels lead into a 7-4 deficit. Mark Ellis, Eric Chavez and Jermaine Dye each hit solo homers, but the big blow was Ray Durham's three-run homer that snapped a 4-4 tie. Durham's homer came off reliever Dennis Cook; the other three off Callaway.
The win enabled the A's to reclaim a share of first place in the American League West with the Angels. Both teams are 95-57 and will play...
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Mike Trout hit his fourth longest home run (452 feet) of the year to straight away center in Oakland on Monday night and he did it again last night. He became the first American League player to have 25 home runs, 30 steals and a 100 walks in a season. Last month he became the only player in major-league history to have at least 50 homers and 70 steals before turning 22. It really...
You won’t get Mike Trout to say he should win the Most Valuable Player award this year because his Wins Above Replacement total is higher than another player. But if you listen closely to him describing his game, you will hear the basic constructs for the argument that can be made in his favor. It’s a simple one. Ask Mike Trout about the MVP award, as I did before Tuesday night’s...
Interview conducted by David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
In the 2013 draft, the Angels went heavily after pitchers to restock their farm system. In fact, 9 out of their first 10 picks were spent on pitchers. The one lone exception to the draft was Stephen McGee, a catcher drafted in the 9th round out of Florida State (277th overall).
While at Florida, Stephen earned...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
SEPT. 17, 2002
GAME 151 - ANGELS AT A’S
OAKLAND – As he strutted off the field after getting the last out in the eighth inning Tuesday night, Angels pitcher Jarrod Washburn glared into the dugout and said, ``Give it to me.''
The ``it'' Washburn was referring to was the baseball for the ninth inning. Washburn,...
At the time Los Angeles Angels third baseman Chris Nelson sustained his hamstring injury on Aug. 28, there was some expectation that he would eventually be shut down for the remainder of the season. However, Nelson was able to work his way back to full health, as the Angels activated him from the disabled list yesterday.
Nelson told reporters -- including Alden Gonzalez of MLB...
By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
Sigh, the offseason is near.
What a bitter disappointment this year was, without a doubt. Missed opportunities abound mixed with some signs of hope. Just not nearly enough to get us into the playoffs that have been absent from our lives since 2009.
However, just as every October ends, a new April is shortly around the...
The Angels' pursuit of pitching this winter will likely extend to the Far East where a significant rotation boost could be acquired without having to trade players such as Mark Trumbo or Howie Kendrick.
The Angels who beat the Oakland Athletics 12-1 Monday night had a scout in Japan last week to watch Masahiro Tanaka pitch and they are considering a run at the undefeated Rakuten...
Mike Trout hit another monster home run over the center-field fence, and he made some major league history in the process.
That first-inning homer was all the Los Angeles Angels could manage in a 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night, when Josh Donaldson hit a game-winning, bases-loaded single with two outs in the ninth inning.
Trout connected on a 1-0 pitch from Sonny...
The Los Angeles Angels recently scouted Masahiro Tanaka and are considering a pursuit of the undefeated Japanese pitcher this offseason the Los Angeles Times reported.
The Angels had a scout in Japan last week to watch Tanaka who could cost the team a posting fee of $25 million according to the paper.
Tanaka set a Japanese professional baseball record for consecutive victories...
This is the guy Arte Moreno envisioned he was signing back in December of 2012. While we can dwell on the too-little-too-late-ness of Josh Hamilton's resurrection from the dead, it's just plain nice to see him hitting the ball with authority again.
With the Angels trailing the A's 4-2 heading into the ninth, Hambone stepped into the box against closer...
The September 20th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Jered Weaver scratched with forearm tightness, Mike Trout discusses his approach and much more...
The Story: Jered Weaver has been scratched from his start today with Matt Shoemaker taking his place.
The Monkey Says: They are saying this is precautionary due to some forearm tightness, but...
Mike Trout entered the game on Wednesday vs. the Oakland Athletics leading MLB in WAR (Wins Above Replacement) for the second straight year. He currently has a WAR of 9.9 which is 2.2 higher than the next best mark of 7.7 by Pittsburgh’s star Outfielder Andrew McCutchen. The 22 year old had a 2012 campaign […]
The season is drawing to a close and it is becoming readily apparent that the Angels aren't going to finish in the bottom ten of the league meaning their first round draft pick isn't going to be protected. Yup, with ten games left the Angels are 4.5 games up on the final protected draft pick slot with several teams to leapfrog just to get there.
Man! These guys can'...
A week shy of his 27th birthday, Matt Shoemaker finally gets his shot in the majors, and it comes against one of the AL's worst offenses.
Filling in for the Los Angeles Angels ace, Shoemaker makes his major league debut Friday night against the visiting Seattle Mariners.
The Angels (74-78) announced Thursday that Jered Weaver had been scratched from his scheduled start due...
The nonsense has died down, thankfully, because I really was starting to get annoyed with a few websites a few weeks ago. There were numerous suggestions that the Angel’s, their season all but over, should essentially lay down and play dead in the hope of improving their Draft position in 2014.
Since then, the Angels have shown the team they could, and should, have been all...