Found July 16, 2012 on
Monkey with a Halo:
Los Angeles Angels
New York Yankees
As always, the rankings are based on a player's overall season performance with a weight on recent performance.
-- 0Last Week: 1
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 last us a lifetime now.
-- 0Last Week: 2
Jered Weaver - I know I said that Verlander deserved the All-Star Game start more than Weaver, but, umm, yeah... in hindsight, Weaver should've started the All-Star Game. My bad.
-- 0Last Week: 3
Mark Trumbo - Little known fact: Trumbo is actually the Gaelic translation of "Yankee Murderer."
-- 0Last Week: 4
Albert Pujols - If I told you during the off-season that Albert Pujols would not be an All-Star in his first year with the Angels, would you have believed me? I didn't think so.
+2Last Week: 7
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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...
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...
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...
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 Anaheim Angels have placed right-hander Jordan Walden on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained biceps.
The move made Sunday before the Angels' played the New York Yankees is retroactive to July 9.
Walden has been struggling of late. He gave up five runs in four appearances since July 1 - he only allowed three runs over nine appearances in June. He is 2-2 with a...
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...
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...
The Tigers opened a crucial home stand with a thrilling 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. The win, coupled with a White Sox loss, moves the Tigers 2.5 games behind in the AL Central. Detroit has three games remaining with the Angels before they host the White Sox for three games over the weekend.
Brennan Boesch provided a dramatic go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning...
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...
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.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kevin Jepsen got Alex Rodriguez to pop out with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Angels took advantage of New York's baserunning follies to beat the Yankees 10-8 Sunday.
With seemingly no lead safe recently at Yankee Stadium, Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Ernesto Frieri to make it 10-7, the first runs off the closer...
The July 16th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...
NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Angels flexed their own muscles Sunday against the homer-happy New York Yankees, then survived a ninth-inning rally to barely hold them off. The Angels chased Yankees starter Ivan Nova by scoring six runs off him, and added five runs against New York's bullpen in a 10-8 win at Yankee Stadium. The Angels and Yankees combined for eight homers, with...
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...