Found May 22, 2012 on
Fox Sports West:
Los Angeles Angels
New York Yankees
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Tommy Milone scattered five hits over seven innings and Kila Ka'aihue drove in the go-ahead run, leading the pesky Oakland Athletics past the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Monday night.
Milone (6-3) struck out three, walked one and never allowed the anemic Angels offense to get going. The lefty's only blemish was an RBI double by Mike Trout in the fifth that landed between two Oakland players.
Kurt Suzuki drove in a run on a double-play groundout in the second and Ka'aihue's RBI single in the third snapped Jerome Williams' four-game winning streak. Williams (4-2) hadn't lost since his first start of the season, April 15 at the New York Yankees.
Los Angeles has lost three straight and four of five.
Ryan Cook pitched a perfect eighth to extend his scoreless streak to 21 2-3 innings to start the season. Brian Fuentes tossed a perfect ninth for his fourth save in five chances.
Another bad day for the Angels ended even worse.
The team lea...
BEST OF MAXIM
Angels manager Mike Scioscia has popped the "closer bubble" again.
Scioscia uses that phrase to refer to a reliever whose job it is to pitch in the ninth inning, and only the ninth inning -- the final link in the bullpen chain to close out games. He moved RHP Jordan Walden out of that role early this season as Walden struggled to find consistency (particularly with his...
Angels outfielder Vernon Wells tweeted the bad news himself: He's going to need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Wells was injured in the second inning Sunday in San Diego when he stole second base after drawing a leadoff walk against the Padres. He played left field for a half inning but then left the game.
Manager Mike Scioscia said after the game, a...
Tommy Milone scattered five hits over seven innings and Kila Ka'aihue drove in the go-ahead run, leading the pesky Oakland Athletics past the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Monday night.
Milone (6-3) struck out three, walked one and never allowed the anemic Angels offense to get going. The lefty's only blemish was an RBI double by Mike Trout in the fifth that landed between two...
The May 21st, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
OAKLAND, Calif. In baseball, nothing ever stays the same. It's a game constantly in motion, always changing, always unpredictable.
Six weeks ago, on opening night, the Angels' starting outfield was Vernon Wells in left, Peter Bourjos in center and Torii Hunter in right. Monday night, as they began a three-game series against the Oakland A's, their outfield was Mike...
This is not a typical analytical piece like you normally see in this space. No, this is an "open letter" to you, the average Angels fan. I have one very simple, very direct question for you: what exactly is it you want Mike Scioscia to do about this struggling ballclub?
With the losses piling up and the runs, well, not, there is a growing movement from a segment of...
Another day, another setback in the Los Angeles Angels' maddening start.
Vernon Wells was diagnosed Monday with a torn ligament in his right thumb that will require surgery, sidelining the high-priced outfielder for at least eight to 10 weeks.
''Any time you lose a guy that you're counting on who has maybe shown some signs of getting back to his game, it's unfortunate...
1. Mike Trout - He's already the best player on the Angels, but I think most of us knew that going into the season. His .400 BA in AAA did nothing to deter that, but one has to question Scioscia's sanity for waiting so long to promote him. In the first 20 games without Trout, the Angels were 6-14. The next 20 games with Trout, 12-8. That's no coincidence either...
Oakland made two errors on Tuesday night, but defense was the best part of the A's game. Shortstop Cliff Pennington made two terrific plays in the Athletics' 5-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, one in the hole and the other up the middle. Third baseman Josh Donaldson made two sensational plays, one of which might show up in end-of-season highlight reels. Donaldson ranged...
SAN DIEGO At the end of a very bizarre, very long, very emotionally deflating day, the Angels were left with two important issues that now define their season.
First, they are clearly an offensively challenged team that continually fails to produce with runners in scoring position. Second, injuries are beginning to take a toll.
That's a bad combination for a team that has...
I see a lot of people rejoicing on Twitter over todays game.Why?It's not like this is the first time the team has clicked for one game before falling right off the wagon for an ugly stretch one or two games later. It pains me to say that but this win is really no big deal, aside from the fact that C.J Wilson was 1 hit away from a no-hitter. Yeah I know he gave up that hit in...
C.J. Wilson and Ernesto Frieri combined on a one-hitter and the Los Angeles Angels broke out of their offensive slump in a 4-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Albert Pujols homered for the third time in seven days while Mark Trumbo and Howie Kendrick both had RBI singles for the Angels, who had scored only five runs in their previous three games combined.
Headed to the surgeon
Los Angeles Angels’ outfielder, Vernon Wells, will need surgery on his right thumb. Wells tweeted the news himself. He will have surgery Tuesday to repair a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. According to Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com, Wells will likely be out eight to ten weeks.
Wells is currently hitting .244 with six home runs in 38 games. He is the Angels’...
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Hitters: D+. This is a subject area that the Angels were expected to ace, but instead they are bringing up the rear in the class with the second-fewest runs scored in the American League and have been shutout a league-leading eight times. The epic struggles of Albert Pujols are well documented, but several other Halos are having horrible seasons...
A lack of timely hitting hurt the Los Angeles Angels during the first stop on their road trip. They've also had trouble coming through in the clutch in recent games against the Oakland Athletics.
Albert Pujols, though, has been successful in this season's series and he'll try to help the potentially short-handed Angels avoid their longest losing streak in nearly a month...