Found April 30, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Monday night's Angels vs Athletics game was the definition of pure insanity in a baseball game. The A's won in 19 innings, and didn't lead at any point during the game until Brandon Moss' two-run homer in the bottom of the 19th. In a game like this, there were some unique situations that came into play, and we can break them down using numbers. 5: the number of players that played center field in this game. Peter Bourjos, Mike Trout, Coco Crisp, Yoenis Cespedes, and Chris Young all got time manning center at the Coliseum on Monday night and Tuesday morning. 35: the total number of strikeouts by both teams. Cespedes and Moss each led the way with four for the A's, while Josh Hamilton led the Angels with three. 0: the number of hits by Josh Hamlton in his eight at bats. Only Hamilton, Chris Iannetta, and Derek Norris had at least five at bats without a hit during the game. 17: the number of points Hamilton's batting average dropped. 79: th...

Trumbo crushes 475-foot home run

The Angels' Mark Trumbo has tremendous power, and the 27-year-old put that talent on display in Oakland on Monday night in an AL West divisional battle against the A's. Watch Trumbo absolutely destroy an offering from Oakland's Dan Sally to give the Angels a 2-0 lead in the top of the second: Your browser does not support iframes. CRUSHED. The bomb was estimated...

Josh Hamilton Is Swinging Himself Into Oblivion

Josh Hamilton is the most aggressive hack in baseball. This isn’t news, of course, but to put his hacktastic ways in context, here is where Hamilton’s swing rates rank among batters with 500+ PAs in the last year. O-Swing%: 42.7% (150th of 151) Z-Swing: 82.0% (151st of 151) Swing%: 57.9% (150th of 151) Zone%: 38.8% (151st of 151) Contact%: 64.9% (151st of 151) The only guy who...

VIDEO: Mark Trumbo murdered a baseball

The Angels-Athletics game is still going on in extra innings right now which is good because it gives fans at the Coliseum a chance to see if this home run that Mark Trumbo hit to lead off the second has landed yet. [mlbam]26704051[/mlbam] Official cause of the baseball's death was ruled to be first degree Trumbombing. Distance of death is unofficially 475 feet which...

Here’s a Peter Bourjos Scouting report from 2010

The Angels played 19 innings last night, and Peter Bourjos earned a trip to the disabled list after hurting his hamstring. Sometimes we come across random things in our many walks of life and now is as good of a time as any to show one-show all on this. Here is a Peter Bourjos scouting report from 2010: A couple interesting things to note here: At the time, Bourjos’ MLB comp...

Los Angeles Angels Prospect Report | Eric Stamets Tops This Week's Prospect Hotlist

By Scott Stedman, Staff Writer -  1. Eric Stamets, SS, Inland Empire 66ers Past 10 Games: 12/36 (.333), 0 Doubles, 1 Triple, 0 HR, 7 Runs, 4 RBIs, 1 SB Overall: .294/.365/.353 with 0 HRs and 1 SB What’s Up: Shortstop Eric Stamets takes the top spot for the AngelsWin Prospect Hotlist this week.  Two facets of Stamets' game truly stand out above the rest...

VIDEO: Mike Scioscia forgets the rule about mound visits and pitching changes

Just when it looks like things can't get any worse for the Angels, Mike Scioscia goes and makes a fool of himself. This scene from last night's Angels-Athletics games features a confused Scioscia heading out to the mound with a 3-1 count on Adam Rosales. Of course Scioscia can't do that because pitching coach Mike Butcher went out for a mound visit to pitcher Nick Maronde...

Peter Bourjos Placed On 15-Day Disabled List By Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have placed outfielder Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list after straining his left hamstring. Because his asset is speed, this could be a tricky recovery and Los Angeles will want to make sure that there will be no chance at re-aggravation. Scott Cousins was called up to help fill the void. J.B. Shuck also will see some time. The post Peter Bourjos...

Josh Hamilton is a good sport, happily eats candy bars Athletics fans throw at him

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton took the high road when dealing with a group of hecklers at Oakland Coliseum Monday night.The Athletics held "Josh Hamilton Appreciation Night" Monday in reference to the fly ball Hamilton dropped in the final regular season game of 2012 to help the A's win the American League West Division. Of course, Hamilton was a member of the Texas...

Athletics 10, Angels 6

Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs, Seth Smith knocked in three with a bases-loaded double and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Tuesday. One night after outlasting the Angels 10-8 in a 19-inning classic that lasted 6 1/2 hours, the A's had a few problems defensively but looked just fine at the plate while beating Los Angeles for the fifth consecutive...

Los Angeles Angels Activate Short Stop Erick Aybar

Short Stop Erick Aybar was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday by the Lost Angeles Angels. This is great timing considering the loss of Peter Bourjos Monday. That is if you want to look at the bright side of things. The post Los Angeles Angels Activate Short Stop Erick Aybar appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.

A's win on walk-off HR in 19th

Two games in one. Brandon Moss hit his second home run of the night with two outs in the bottom of the 19th inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 10-8 victory over the Los Angeles Angels early Tuesday in the longest major league game of the season. The teams were on the field for 6 hours, 32 minutes in a marathon game that ended at 1:41 a.m. on the West Coast. It was the longest...

Oakland Athletics Option Pitcher Dan Straily

The Oakland Athletics have optioned pitcher Dan Straily to Triple-A Sacramento following a brutal performance in which he gave up six runs over just 4 2/3 innings. The post Oakland Athletics Option Pitcher Dan Straily appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.

Angels blow five-run lead before finally losing in 19 innings

It is too late for me to write a real recap. This game was also too weird and frustrating for such a thing, so here is a list of the nuttiness for those of you who weren't brave enough to stay up and watch: -Two quality starts in one game from the Angels -Five players lost to injury -Two exploded hamstrings -Two homers by Albert Pujols -One murdered baseball...

Pick Your Poison: Bryce Harper Or Mike Trout

Trout and Harper as teammates in the Arizona Fall League. Over the recent years, baseball has been infused with a huge pool full of highly talented youth. However, it seems that two individuals stand out above the rest. This particular pair of young studs, Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, have often drawn a comparison to each other, and spawned many an argument over who people would...
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