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After last night’s deflating loss, of a type we’ve seen before this season and would rather not see any more of, the Tigers send out RHP Rick Porcello against Angels RHP Garrett Richards. Porcello missed his last start due to an off-day shuffle type thing; instead, he turned in a perfect two innings in what I think was his first regular-season (at least) bullpen appearance ever. Nice. Richards started the season in the bullpen and had a so-so outing in his first start against the Astros a week ago. Porcello looks good in 66 PA against current Angels: .608 vs. .769 career OPS-against and strikeouts at twice his career rate. Richards’s history against current Tigers can be summed up in one 2012 start against them in which he pitched 7 shutout innings.
Today’s “Ah, I see the problem” lineups (note: I think some of the splits were current before last night’s game – see Bourjos):
CF Jackson 333/398/440 RISP .364, 4 RBI
RF Hunter 418/451/597 RISP .214, 6 RBI
3B Cabrera 348/416/493 RISP .455, 14 RBI
1B Fielder 328/427/625 RISP .333, 14 RBI
DH Martinez 196/313/214 RISP .125, 4 RBI
LF Dirks 190/300/214 RISP .273, 4 RBI
SS Peralta 302/333/413 RISP .250, 7 RBI
C Avila 189/218/302 RISP .053, 0 RBI
2B Infante 255/278/255 RISP .267, 4 RBI
CF Bourjos 267/298/489 RISP .000, 1 RBI
LF Trout 293/387/484 RISP .231, 4 RBI
DH Pujols 309/426/491 RISP .300, 7 RBI
RF Hamilton 200/254/367 RISP .143, 5 RBI
1B Trumbo 323/354/468 RISP .167, 4 RBI
2B Kendrick 263/306/368 RISP .182, 4 RBI
C Iannetta 273/333/432 RISP .143, 4 RBI
SS Harris 263/286/474 RISP .000, 1 RBI
3B Jimenez 474/524/632 RISP .333, 0 RBI
BEST OF MAXIM
Angels Prospect Mark Sappington is all smiles this season with the IE 66ers
AngelsWin.com Prospect Hotlist
By Scott Stedman, AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter
1. Mark Sappington, RHP, Inland Empire 66ers
Past 10 Days: 2-0, 0 Saves, 1.59 ERA, 11.1 IP, 10 H, 3 BB, 11 K, 1.15 WHIP
Overall: 3-0, 0 Saves, 1.59 ERA, 22.2 IP, 17 H, 9 BB, 23 K, 1.15 WHIP, .205 BAA
(Eds: Updates.) By JOE RESNICK Associated Press Torii Hunter wanted to end his playing career with the Los Angeles Angels. General manager Jerry Dipoto had other ideas, electing not to offer him a contract extension at age 37 after he batted .313 with 16 home runs and 92 RBIs in 2012.
The Halos instead went after free agent and longtime Angels nemesis Josh Hamilton, signing the...
APRIL 21, 2002
GAME 18 - ANGELS AT A’S
OAKLAND -- The Angels got a solid performance from their starting pitcher, played good defense and had timely hitting. But when their game against the Oakland A's ended, the Angels walked off the field with their heads down.
Greg Myers hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth inning off Angels closer Troy Percival to lift the...
The Detroit Tigers (9-6) finish their one and only West Coast road trip, a successful one so far, by paying a visit to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (4-10) for a three-game series.
Friday, April 19, 10:05 ET start
Saturday, April 20, 3:05 ET start
Sunday, April 21, 3:35 ET start
Today’s starters: Current Angels have hit RHP Sanchez only slightly better than his overall average...
MLB News: The Los Angeles Angels placed pitcher Mark Lowe on the disabled list Saturday as he is suffering from a stiff neck. The 29 year old has spent eight seasons in the majors, tallying a 3.43 earned run average in 39.1 innings pitched last season while striking out 28 hitters. He has struggled in 2013, his first year with the Angels, walking 8 in just 6.1 innings pitched, topping...
They were supposed to be contenders last season after signing Albert Pujois to a whooping 250 million dollar contract. When that yield the desired result they went out and spent more money this time in the person of Josh Hamilton. The Angels are 4-10 and rumors abound about there being a change at manager. Manager Mike Scioscia, is feeling the pressure and part of it isn’t his...
The Los Angeles Angels have placed third baseman Alberto
Callaspo on the 15-day disabled list due to right calf tightness, the team has announced.
Callaspo suffered the injury during Thursday night’s contest
against the Oakland Athletics. Initially, the Angels only expected him to miss
a few days before returning, but he’ll instead require at least two weeks on
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
APRIL 20, 2002
GAME 17 -ANGELS AT A’S
OAKLAND -- A couple of Angels could not agree on who was at
fault for their 8-7 loss to the Oakland A's Saturday afternoon before 20,253 at
the Oakland Coliseum.
There was first baseman Scott Spiezio, who made a throwing
error in the eighth inning that led to two unearned runs. And...
Tigers fans, you have been blessed by watching several of the growing stars in the game blossom before your eyes over the past several seasons. All of them have yet to get outside of team contract control. Some very tough decisions face the Tigers organization over the next several years.
One of those decisions is Right Handed Pitcher Max Scherzer. You have seen him blossom into...
In a game that looked like it was in the pooper early on the Angels managed to pull a hard, and I mean hard, fought victory. The Angels offense struggled through most of the game, failing to collect crucial hits in 7 of their 8 RISP opportunities. What really gets me excited is how the Angels battled against the such a heralded AL team, a team thought by many to play deep into the...
Fantasy owners had to be going nuts over this game--that is if you had one of the pitchers in it. On Wednesday the pitching staffs for the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners combined for 40 strikeouts with both starters notching 12 a piece.
Prince Fielder led the way with 9Ks in the three game series.
Now it did take them 14 innings to set that mark, but 40 Ks between...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Trumbo homered leading the bottom of the 13th inning and Albert Pujols doubled home two runs, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over Detroit on Sunday for their second straight series sweep of the Tigers.
Detroit lefty Phil Coke (0-2) intentionally walked Pujols with two outs and the bases empty in the 12th before striking out Josh Hamilton...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Peter Bourjos had three hits and three RBIs, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols drove in two runs apiece, and the Los Angeles Angels slowed the worst start in franchise history with an 8-1 victory over Torii Hunter and the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Pujols had three hits and Brendan Harris added an early RBI double for the Angels, who had a season-high 16...
Hey look, an offense!! It's about freakin' time the Angels hit and scored some runs. Add to that some Harry Houdini like pitching and, Voila!, the Halos get a victory. Now let's not get carried away; one win does not a division title make. However, there were a lot of positive signs to take away from tonight's game. Let the good times roll!!
Angels 8 Tigers 1...