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The bullpen, the Angels' weakest link, may have been weakened even further in the ninth inning Sunday when in the span of three pitches two relievers were injured by line drives.
First up was Scott Downs, who hasn't given up a run in 11 appearances this season. He appeared to tweak his left knee trying to avoid a single up the middle by Toronto's J.P. Arencibia and had to leave in favor of LaTroy Hawkins.
Then Hawkins, who has given up only one earned run in 10 games, saw Omar Vizquel line a shot that the pitcher caught, but not before the ball got a piece of the little finger on his pitching hand. Hawkins doubled off the runner at first base to complete a game-ending double play, earning his first save since 2009.
But Hawkins later tweeted a picture of the disfigured finger in a splint. X-rays, the pitcher said, showed the finger was broken. Hawkins and Downs will be reevaluated Monday, Manager Mike Scioscia said.
"Right now, we're just trying to assess the injuries," Scioscia said. "We'll get a little more information and see if we have to make any moves."
BEST OF MAXIM
The Angels finally had enough yesterday and decided to insert Mark Trumbo in at first base in place of the slumping Albert Pujols. I’m sure it’s only temporary. The general idea is to give the world-class slugger a day or two away from it all to clear his head. Luckily for the Angels, they have plenty of bats to insert in his place while he figures things out.
Albert Pujols has hit his first regular-season home run since joining the Los Angeles Angels, ending the longest drought of his 12-year career after 33 games and 139 at-bats.
Pujols' two-run shot into the left-field bullpen Sunday came in the fifth inning against Toronto's Drew Hutchison.
Pujols was playing his 28th game for the Angels since leaving St. Louis and signing...
Booed and benched in the previous two games, first baseman Albert Pujols finally broke
out with his first home run as an Angel on Sunday. Pujols was booed as he went hitless in Friday's shutout by the Blue Jays. Angels fans
were frustrated with the sub-.200, 0-homer start by their $246 million man. After the
game, Pujols said he deserved it but promised there would be...
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following post is a piece of satire, submitted from special guest writer known only as "Angry Mike" Scioscia, a parody of the real Mike Scioscia, so, you know, don't sue us. You can follow Angry Mike Scioscia on Twitter at @Scioscialism. This post contains a fair amount of profanity, so please be aware of that before proceeding. I'm...
OK, I swear, I never intended for these to be bi-weekly, but well, here we are. Let's just get right to the rankings before I procrastinate more and this post ends up being monthly.
As always, the rankings are based on a player's overall season performance with a weight on recent performance.
-- 0Last Week: 1
Jered Weaver's no-hit streak ended at 11 2-3 innings when Minnesota's Erik Komatsu singled to center with no outs in the third inning Monday night.
Weaver threw the first no-hitter of his career last Wednesday against the Twins in Los Angeles. In his start before the no-hitter, he retired his last two batters.
Weaver took the mound Monday looking to become just the second...
Albert Pujols finally got the homerun monkey off his back. The all-star first baseman went yard for the first time in an Angels’ uniform, as Los Angeles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday, 4-3.
Pujols suffered through the worst homerless drought of his career – after signing a monster 10 year, $240 million contract – going an astounding 110 at bats without hitting the...
The Albert Pujols sideshow finally ended on May 6, 2012, in the 111th AB of what has so far been a season of well-paid misery for the former King of St Louis. It ended with that long-awaited first official home run (although he hit seven in Spring Training) as an Angel; a wait that was so excruciatingly long and drawn-out, it reminded me of the similarly long...
Jered Weaver allowed three hits over six innings in his first start since no-hitting the Twins last week to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-3 victory over Minnesota on Monday night.
Weaver (5-0) gave up one run with two walks and two strikeouts and Alberto Callaspo had a homer and three RBIs for the Angels, who have won six of eight as they try to climb out of the cellar in...
Struggling Angels slugger Albert Pujols predicts he'll bounce back,
shrugs off boos.
@Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2-2) @ Minnesota Twins (7-20)Pitching Probables: LAA – Jered Weaver (12-17, 1.61 ERA) MIN – Francisco Liriano (0-4, 9.97 ERA)Game Info: 5:10 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
First thing I want to address, this is something that's been itching in the back of my mind for some time, but HOLY HELL WHY IN THE WORLD DOES EVERYONE...
Top 10 with the mic
Jered Weaver no-hit the Minnesota Twins last Wednesday night, and now he is getting his wish. As long time David Letterman fan, Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels, will announce the famous Top Ten List to America tonight on Letterman’s Late Night show.
By throwing his 121st pitch and recording the final out last Wednesday, Weaver completed the 10th no-hitter...
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (13-17) @ Minnesota Twins (7-21)
Pitching Probables: LAA – Dan Haren (1-2, 3.43 ERA) MIN – Scott Diamond (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Game Info: 5:10 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
It seems like the Angels haven't been able to get on this good of a roll in forever, they've won the last 7 out of 9 games while giving up no more than...