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SAN DIEGO Who knows what emotions washed over Ernesto Frieri as he walked from the bullpen to the pitcher's mound Friday night at Petco Park?
This used to be his home, the place where he spent parts of the past four seasons working as a relief pitcher for the San Diego Padres. But when he entered the game in the ninth inning, he was an employee of the Angels.
And in a way, he was sad about that.
"It's tough to see your (former) teammates and then see yourself in a different uniform," Frieri said later. "I miss those guys. I was with the Padres for 10 years. I still can't believe I'm here, but this is baseball; it's business. One day you're here, the next day you're with another team. I've still got to keep throwing strikes."
Trades are part of the game, but they rarely come without some emotion for players. Frieri was the longest tenured player in the Padres' organization when he was traded to the Angels on May 3 for infie...
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The May 21st, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
Press Release Courtesy of the San Diego Padres media department: SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego Padres today announced they have selected right-handed pitcher Matt Palmer from Triple-A Tucson and optioned right-handed pitcher Nick Vincent to Tucson. Additionally, the club has transferred left-handed pitcher Cory Luebke to the 60-day disabled list. Executive Vice President/General...
SAN DIEGO Albert Pujols has won two Gold Gloves for his work at first base, but it's possible he may get a chance to play third base this season for the Angels.
Manager Mike Scioscia said Pujols came to him recently and offered to play third, and the idea is currently under consideration.
If it happens, though, it's not likely to be soon.
"It's a long way off...
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...
Pitcher Clayton Richard scored the winning run from first base on an error by fill-in left fielder Howie Kendrick with two outs in the 13th inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Sunday in an unusual extra-inning game.
By taking two of three from the Angels, the Padres had their first winning homestand of the season, going 3-2 against the Dodgers and...
Sometimes baseball can be boring. This doesn't happen very often, but once in a blue moon a game comes along with very little interest to it. Such is the case with last night's Angel's loss. Sure, there was quality pitching and a couple of nice plays defensively, but other than that I can't say the game yieldeed anything of merit. It was just one of those things...
By Dave Snyder - AngelsWin.com ContributorThe Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim fired their hitting coach of 13 years this week. Mickey Hatcher has been a teammate, close friend and confidant of the Angles manager Mike Scioscia. Over the last ten years the Angels team batting average has been in the top 25% of the American league in almost every year except the last three. With...
The Angels came out on 70’s night and really handle the Padres with an impressive 7-2 win. But the Padres came back, winning the next two including the rubber game in 13 innings, by a score of 3-2. Newly acquired second baseman Alexi Amarista was the star Saturday night, either scoring or batting in all Padres’ runs. Yonger Alonso provided the heroics Sunday early with a game...
For the first time since 2006 the Padres were able to beat the Angels. It was a fantastic win to say the least. The Padres played Padres baseball: great pitching, great fielding (one error) and some timely hitting. Alexi Amarista was the spark plug for the team as he was always on base and scored 2 of the 3 Padres runs. I for one am very excited to watch him play in Petco for years...
After just one start, Padres right-handed starter Tim Stauffer went back on the 15-day disabled list Friday with recurring soreness in the flexor tendon bundle in his right elbow. It is the same injury that put Stauffer on the disabled list just before Opening Day and forced him to miss his last two starts of the 2011 season. The recurring theme seems to be that shortly after...
Alexi Amarista gave the San Diego Padres quite a boost for a guy who's just 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds.
Amarista scored San Diego's first two runs against his former team and then doubled in the go-ahead run off Dan Haren in the seventh inning to lead the Padres to a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
''I was happy with everything I did today...
The Padres can be such a surprise sometimes. In a game that came down to 13 innings you had to begin to wonder if the Padres would be able to ever score another run. After being blown out on Friday and winning on Saturday, Sunday's rubber match had to come down to 4 extra innings in order to find a series winner. And wouldn't you know it, the Padres prevailed! This is quite...
A flurry of roster moves yesterday ended in nothing but a whimper from the Padres offense. You can read all about the moves below, but I'll give one spoiler: Orlando Hudson is no longer a Padre. It's what everybody wanted and it finally happened. All the moves were in place prior to the release and it seemed to work well. Last night's game was a blowout, plain and simple...
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...