Found May 22, 2012 on
The Scores Report:
Los Angeles Angels
San Francisco Giants
Boston Red Sox
Every team in Major League Baseball has now played over 40 games. That’s more than a quarter of the season, which means we can no longer say Albert Pujols is having a slow start or the Orioles are just getting lucky. Let’s take a look at the two most surprising team performances so far, one bad, one good. Along the way, we’ll have a little fun at the expense of ESPN’s absolutely expert preseason predictions.
I’ve tallied the expert predictions and made all sorts of charts. The most surprising thing to the team over at ESPN has got to be the performance of the Los Angeles Angels, and more specifically that of Albert Pujols, their $240 million man. Jayson Stark said as much in his own quarter-season roundup, and the charts don’t lie. Of the 49 ESPN experts, 24 picked the Angels to win their division and 45 said they’d make the playoffs. As if that wasn’t enough, 18 of those savvy professionals picked them to win the World Series. That’s more than any other team by 10, ...
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It's time for another Albert Pujols update. When we last visited Pujols on May 9, he had hit one home run, and his batting average was below .200. What's Big Al been up to lately?Uh oh. Is The Machine warming up?Last seven days: 286 BA, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 BB, and 4 runs. Over his last seven games, he's had only four strike outs. He's finally seeing the ball. Pujols went...
OAKLAND, Calif. This will come as no comfort to anyone whose emotions rise and fall with the Angels, but Albert Pujols has no answers. None at all.
Thats a frightening thought. Pujols batting average is in the dumps and his home runs and RBI are not where they should be, but when it comes to explaining his troubles, he continues to offer the same diagnosis: He comes out every day...
First baseman Albert Pujols spent some time with Tony La Russa during the Los Angeles Angels' series in Oakland this week. However, he wasn't getting hitting advice from the only manager he had known before this season. "No -- Tony's somebody that I love and respect like a father," Pujols said. "Only God knows my swing better than myself." Pujols...
Since you follow the St Louis Cardinals, you know they are hosting the San Diego Padres this week. If you read this site with any regularity you know I blog about the San Diego Padres in my spare time. So naturally this post will be about last night’s 4-3 win over those Padres, right?
Nope. Today’s post is about Albert Pujols. Why? Because I had the opportunity to watch...
The May 24th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
Here’s an idea that will never become reality, but just for fun, let’s think about it.
Albert Pujols, while somewhat showing glimpses of his old self, is on pace to hit 15 homers and drive in 70-some RBIs — a whole lot less than the Halos thought they’d get from a a man making $24 million a year… FOR THE NEXT TEN YEARS.
And how about the $20 million a year the Red Sox...
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...
C.J. Wilson and Ernesto Frieri combined on a one-hitter and the Los Angeles Angels broke out of their offensive slump in a 5-0 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.
The May 21st, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
OAKLAND, Calif. -- With the acquisition of Albert Pujols in the offseason, many thought the Los Angeles Angels would be an instant contender for the American League West. Although the Angels are last in the division, they managed to win their third series this month, improving to 12-10 in May after beating the Oakland A's 3-1 in 11 innings on Wednesday. "From the first...
And there we go folks, this is pretty much the Angels season from here on out. Call me pessimistic but I really don't think the Angels are showing any signs of turning it around in the near OR far future. I mean, holy hell this team couldn't work more than 5 hits out of Milone? Really??Jerome Williams loaded the bases TWICE against the A's and only gave up TWO runs, and...