Found June 17, 2012 on RotoStars.com:
Mlb_may_14_cd84

Ervin Santana tossed a one-hit gem against the visiting Diamondbacks on Saturday night, while carrying a perfect game deep into the seventh inning.

To say that the performance is a surprise to fantasy owners would be an understatement, as Santana entered the outing with a 3-7 record to go along with a bloated 5.74 ERA. Santana gave up seven earned runs on eight hits in his previous start against the Rockies, while giving up two home runs in just over five innings of work.

A two-run blast on the bat of Mark Trumbo provided all of the offense needed by Santana and the Angels. The win moved the Angels to four games over .500 on the season, while keeping the Halos just four games behind the AL West leading Rangers.

With an ownership rate of just 52% in Yahoo Standard leagues, Santana may be a nice waiver wire addition this week if he is able to build of his best start of the season.

 

 

 

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Angels' Santana near-perfect against D-backs

ANAHEIM, Calif. Ervin Santana was not perfect Saturday, but he was close enough to leave the Diamondbacks perfectly miserable. Justin Upton had the D-backs only hit, a solid single to center field with two outs in the seventh inning, and the D-backs suffered a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on what has become a feast-or-famine road trip to the land of the designated hitter...

Santana settle for one-hitter, Angels take win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ervin Santana took a perfect game into the seventh inning before finishing with a one-hitter, and Mark Trumbo hit a two-run homer in the Los Angeles Angels' 2-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Santana (4-7) bounced back from several rough outings by retiring Arizona's first 20 hitters before Justin Upton's two-out single...

Los Angeles Angels Prospect Weekly

By Scott Stedman - AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter Salt Lake Bees - After winning 5 in a row, the Bees have now dropped 4 straight.  In the rotation, the veteran Greg Smith has led the way after a promotion from Double-A Arkansas on May 13th.  On Tuesday, the 28-year-old southpaw tossed 7 beautiful innings, surrendering just 1 earned run while striking out 5.  In...

Nearly-perfect outing saves Santana's spot

If Ervin Santana felt concern about losing his job in the Angels' starting rotation, he never let on. He had things under control, he said. He was fine. His pitching lines said otherwise. Santana struggled to control his fastball, and he was giving up runs in bunches: 20 earned runs in 20 13 innings over four starts going into Saturday night's start against the Arizona Diamondbacks...

Halo Headlines: Wilson expected to be activated, Weaver ready to return, Kendrick emerging from slump

The June 18th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...

Angels' Aybar, Kendrick have lost their way on offense

The Los Angeles Angels made their commitments to second baseman Howie Kendrick and shortstop Erick Aybar, but neither is doing much to justify the team's trust this season. Kendrick was signed to a four-year, $33.5 million contract before the season started. Early in the season, Aybar agreed to a four-year, $35 million contract extension that will kick in next season (after...

Pujols, Richards lead Angels past D-backs

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Garrett Richards pitched four-hit ball into the ninth inning of his sixth career start, Albert Pujols homered and made two stellar defensive plays, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 Sunday for their 18th win in 24 games. Rookie Mike Trout ended a 1-for-20 slump with an RBI double in the seventh inning for the Angels, who posted...

The Three Bagger That Changed My Life

  My story of Mr. C.J. Wilson and how witnessing one hit changed my life By Lily Deerinwater - AngelsWin.com Feature Writer On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, C.J. Wilson got his first MLB hit, a standup triple, while playing an interleague game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. It was the first triple by a Rangers pitcher since...

Haren's night ruined with one bad pitch

ANAHEIM, Calif. The pitcher and the manager agreed on two salient points Friday night. The pitcher felt good, and the pitcher made one critical mistake. Sometimes that's all it takes. Dan Haren knows that as well as anyone. The Angels right-hander threw a pretty good game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game series at Angel Stadium. The one pitch...

D-backs scoring drought continues, fall to Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Garrett Richards pitched four-hit ball into the ninth inning of his sixth career start, Albert Pujols homered and made two stellar defensive plays, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 Sunday for their 18th win in 24 games. Rookie Mike Trout ended a 1-for-20 slump with an RBI double in the seventh inning for the Angels, who posted...

The Angels keep getting better...

By Jonathan Northrop - AngelsWin.com Columnist We can split up the season in relatively rough, but surprising close, thirds: First 20 games: 6-14 (.300) Next 23 games: 12-11 (.522) Last 21 games: 16-5 (.762) This was of course before last night's 5-0 loss to the Diamondbacks, but it doesn't change the fact that the Angels just keep getting better. They won'...

Rookie Phenoms: A Precautionary Tale

By Eric Notti - AngelsWin.com Columnist There is a scene near the end of the movie The Right Stuff where reporters are mobbing Gordon Cooper and they ask the question: Who is the best pilot you ever saw? Gordon, not known to be a humble guy, uncharacteristic of him becomes somber and tries to explain there were dozens of pilots he saw, mostly pictures on a wall of the deceased...

Game Preview 6/16/12 -- Technical Difficulties -- Angels vs. Diamondbacks

@ Arizona Diamonbacks (32-32) @ Los Angels Angels of Anaheim (34-31)Pitching Probables: ARI -- Joe Saunders (4-4, 3.48 ERA) LAA -- Ervin Santana (3-7, 5.74 ERA)Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 I would have never thought an Angels-Diamondbacks series could have so much intrigue. Last night brought us the Dan Haren vs. his old team dynamic (which did...
Angels News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.