Posted May 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton has been scratched from the second game of the Freeway Series against the Dodgers because of back spasms. The Angels announced just before the start of Tuesday night's game at Dodger Stadium that Hamilton was out of the lineup. He was replaced in right field by Mark Trumbo, who moved from left field, where J.B. Shuck was set to play. Hamilton is batting .222 with eight home runs and 18 RBIs. He had driven in six runs over the previous seven games.

Scioscia: Things are still settling with rotation

LOS ANGELES The eloquent voice of the Dodgers, VinScully, pointed out to the Dodger Stadium crowd that Angels starter JoeBlanton was much better throughout his career after the All-Star break as opposedto before the break. Scully noted Blanton was just getting warmed up. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he feels Blanton hasstarted to turn the proverbial corner. Speaking for himself...

Rays Suspend Prospect Josh Sale Over Stripper Incident

  Could be this be the  next Josh Hamilton in the making? But for now, the Rays have another case of a troubled young draft pick on their hands in the case of Josh Sale. Yesterday BSO posted the story about how Sale bragged about tossing quarters at strippers. Well today, karma’s paying the 21-year-old a visit as the Rays have decided to suspend him indefinitely for behavior... Player of the Week: Mike Trout

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Weaver strong in return as Angels hold off Dodgers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Jered Weaver pitched six strong innings in his first start in nearly eight weeks, Mark Trumbo hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Dodgers 4-3 on Wednesday night in the Freeway Series. The Angels tied a season high with their fifth straight victory at home while snapping a two-game skid. Weaver (1-1) allowed...

Jered Weaver Solid in his Return to Anaheim By: Steve Granado (@SteveGranado)

What a return to the Big A it was for Angels ace Jered Weaver on Wednesday night. The Dream Weaver threw six innings, allowed five hits, gave up one earned run, struck out seven, and here’s the kicker: had zero walks. Let’s also remember that Weaver hadn’t seen a Major League mound since he faced the Texas Rangers on April 7th. The most notable thing about Weaver on his...

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: May 28th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, Contributor -  MAY 28, 2002 GAME 48 - ANGELS AT ROYALS KANSAS CITY -- It's official. The Angels have come back to earth. After winning 21 of 24 games and making the rest of the league take notice, the Angels have now lost three of their past four games, including a 7-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals Tuesday night before 11,773 at Kauffman...

Angels score two runs on a strikeout

It hasn’t been a very good year for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They were supposed to not only compete for the NL West crown, but also for a World Series. But they are now languishing in last place, 7.5 games back, and manager Don Mattingly recently received the dreaded vote of confidence. Hey, but they won yesterday against the Los Angeles Angels, their ‘crosstown rival.’ But...

The Odds of Hitting for the Cycle

Last week, Mike Trout hit for the cycle. When asked for a comment, coach Mike Scioscia said, “If I’m a betting man, I’ve got to believe there’s another cycle in his career somewhere.” That got me wondering. Whenever I was in a math class where probability was being discussed, the question often in the back of my mind was, “How can this be applied to baseball?” One of...

Weaver shakes off nerves, looks sharp in his return

ANAHEIM, Calif. Jered Weavers 2013 season began more than eight weeks ago, but Wednesday night still felt like opening day. He had jitters. He wasnt quite sure what to expect from himself. He focused on getting one out, then another and another. It didnt take long. Weaver the pitcher the Angels are counting on to be their lead dog, as manager Mike Scioscia likes to say found...

Renowned sports surgeon Yocum dies

Renowned orthopedic surgeon Lewis Yocum, who extended the careers of many big league pitchers, has died. He was 66. Lewis was the team orthopedist of the Los Angeles Angels and also treated other players around the majors. Angels spokesman Tim Mead said Tuesday that Yocum died on Saturday in Manhattan Beach. The cause of death wasn't immediately provided. Baseball Commissioner...

The Angels are finally showing signs of life

Typical. I start writing about the winning streak, with the Angels up 6-1 against the Dodgers in what, I assumed, would be game nine of it….and, yeah. However, I will continue, with the same direct question to the Angels that I was going to start with, if they had won today. "Who are you people, and what have you done with the Angels? You won eight straight. You’ve...

Dodgers-Angels Preview

Though it took almost two months, Jered Weaver will finally make his 2013 home debut for the Los Angeles Angels. After missing more than seven weeks with a fractured elbow, Weaver returns Wednesday night looking to help the Angels avoid a third straight loss to the Dodgers when the Freeway Series moves to Anaheim for two games. A 20-game winner in 2012, Weaver (0-1, 4.91 ERA) injured...

Bats are Ryu'd to sleep; Angels fall to the Dodgers, 3-0

  It's still too soon to declare the 8-game winning streak a mirage for the Angels, but boy have they looked uninspiring these past couple games. After the offense roared to a 5-run lead yesterday, C.J. Wilson returned to his wild-boy tendencies. Today, the bats decided to stay home.   Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu spotted pitch after pitch, and the ones he didn...
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