Found April 01, 2013 on
Los Angeles Angels
The first game of the season is in the books. And it was a long one.
In a contest that lasted well over four hours to complete, the Angels (1-0) outlasted the Reds (0-1) in 13 innings by a score of 3-1. Chris Iannetta's two-run single off of Reds reliever J.J. Hoover in the top of the 13th proved to be the difference.
Here is a look at the good, bad, and notables from the festive affair:
+ Johnny Cueto started and pitched an absolute gem. The Dominican native tossed seven innings of three hit, one run baseball. His only mistake came when he surrendered a solo homer to Angels catcher Chris Iannetta. He struck out nine and walked just two.
+ Shin-Soo Choo did exactly what the Reds brought him to Cincinnati to do. Choo reached base three times (single, double, HBP) and plated a run.
+ Jonathan Broxton pitched a perfect inning of relief in the eighth (2 K).
+ Aroldis Chapman recorded a clean inning of relief in the ninth (2 K, BB).
+ Sam LeCure held the Halos...
BEST OF MAXIM
As the 2013 Major League Baseball season gets underway, we step off the diamond for a moment and into the financial records of each of the 30 teams in the league.
We are taking a look at the salaries each team has on its records as of April 1, a joke to some folks but Opening Day to fans and teams alike. Obviously, with trades, cuts, call-ups and whatever else these numbers are...
Ryan Ludwick dislocated his shoulder yesterday. That is certainly a different injury than a separated shoulder. The injury is almost guaranteed to lead to a trip to the DL for Ludwick, the question is how long. I have been asked several times in the three hours since the injury was announced, so I will just address it here.
No matter how long of a trip Ludwick is expected to see...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Chris Iannetta hit a solo homer and a bases-loaded single in the 13th inning Monday, powering the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the majors' first interleague season opener.
Both teams emptied their benches and bullpens before Iannetta -- who caught all 13 innings -- finally provided the breakout hit.
The Angels loaded the bases...
CINCINNATI Ray Snedegar pulled his Lexus into the driveway about 35 minutes ahead of our scheduled departure and, no, I didnt choose him to be my driver because he drives a Lexus. Thats just an, uh, side benefit.Im early, he said as he showed up at the front door. Im so excited I couldnt wait.Snedegar was about to make his first 75-mile journey down I-75 from my Engelwood, Ohio...
The April 3rd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Weaver's velocity down even more, Angels bullpen showing early promise and much more...
The Story: Jered Weaver succeeded against the Reds despite his velocity dropping even further.
The Monkey Says: This wasn't in the article, but Pitch f/x had Weaver's fastballs averaging 85.8 MPH...
Josh Hamilton is back where it all started.
The outfielder got a standing ovation for his pinch-hit appearance at Great American Ball Park on opening day 2007, a moment that completed his comeback from years of drug abuse. He'll get another grand introduction on Monday when his new team, the Los Angeles Angels, opens against the Reds.
It'll feel a bit like home.
This may be a first: a southern New Jersey radio station will be airing all 162 Los Angeles Angels games this year because of the local popularity of Mike Trout. Via USA Today:
"WSNJ-AM 1240 will broadcast all 162 Los Angeles Angels games after reaching an agreement with Major League Baseball and the Angels to re-broadcast KLAA-AM's feed from Anaheim. The station...
There are several different angles to which one could take when attempting to evaluate the extension bonanza that took place around professional sports prior to the weekend. One might wonder if a player is worth the sort of money that the likes of Justin Verlander was handed. One might wonder when their team might have a player of that caliber and looks forward to the day that their...