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Monkey with a Halo:
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (21-25) @ Seattle Mariners (21-26) Pitching Probables: LAA – Ervin Santana (2-6, 4.22 ERA) SEA – Blake Beavan (2-4, 4.46 ERA) Game Info: 7:10 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830Here goes the world's fastest game preview. 1) Ervin Santana will pitch well tonight.2) Mike Trout will have a multi-hit game.3) Albert Pujols will get at least one more hit.4) Kole Calhoun will do enough to make Peter Bourjos sweat about his long term future with the team.5) The Angels will win.I could be wrong, but my newfound belief in this team has me thinking good thoughts. see, told you it would be fast...play ball!! [follow]
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Albert Pujols is quietly coming on for the Angels after putting together one of the worst starts to the season in MLB. The All-Star slugger has at least a hit in 13 of his last 14 games, and his numbers have noticeably improved since the team fired Mickey Hatcher as hitting coach on May 15. The stats show a significant difference.
With Hatcher as coach (37 games/146 at-bats): ...
The Los Angeles Angels have designated for assignment reliever David Pauley and recalled infielder Andrew Romine from Triple-A Salt Lake.
The Angels made the roster moves on Thursday ahead of their series opener in Seattle.
Pauley had appeared in just four games since his contract was purchased from Salt Lake on May 7. Pauley was 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA and was deemed expendable because...
SEATTLE Now we know what happens when Dan Haren is feeling good, when his back isn't an issue, when his fastball and cutter are behaving and he gets a few runs of support behind him.
The Dan Haren who pitched on a cold Thursday night at Safeco Field was on target and in control. Best of all, his lower back wasn't barking as it has been in the past. That's a good sign...
SEATTLE There is no way to explain what's happening, and maybe it's best to keep it that way. Whatever the Angels are doing, they'd like to just keep it going.
Their success the past five games and really, for most of their current road trip is a confluence of happy occurrences: hitting, pitching, relief pitching, even luck.
It's all coming together, and because...
SEATTLE So maybe this is where it finally begins.
After a sputtering start, a horrendous first month, a lack of offensive firepower and a failure to create positive momentum, the Angels seem to be correcting themselves in mid-flight.
OK, you've heard that before. But this time, it feels different. For the first time this season, the Angels came back from a four-run deficit...
Good times in Seattle these days. They're winning games (won series vs. Texas this week) and now we're having fun at Safeco.
Seattle Mariners broadcaster Mike Blowers dropped a foul ball in the booth that hit him right in the hands on Wednesday.
A 4th inning popup behind the plate and Blowers will be kicking himself for this drop.
Video via MLB.com.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit a home run in his third straight game and pinch hitter Alberto Callaspo came through with a grand slam in the sixth inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.
Callaspo's slam came against Mariners starter Felix Hernandez (4-4) and was the first pinch grand slam for the Angels since Shane Halter hit...
Last night, Dan Haren took the naysayers and said you know nay. The line was 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 hits, no walks and 14 strikeouts, and, note to Scherzer, he managed 13 other outs. Good thing Haren and Pujols started clicking before the trade deadline, Arte Moreno was seen buying some leftover Vegas hotel dynamite and about to give the big poof you to the Anaheim Angels Of A 40 Minute...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Howie Kendrick broke a tie in the top of the ninth inning with a two-run single off Seattle closer Brandon League, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from a 4-0 deficit for a 6-4 win over the Mariners on Friday night.
Albert Pujols homered for the second straight game, a three-run shot in the sixth inning on a 0-2 pitch from Seattle starter Blake Beavan...
Yesterday, Alex Liddi hit a grand slam, which the AP noted was “the first major league grand slam by an Italian-born player in half-century.” That actually understates the true rarity of Liddi’s accomplishment: as a matter of fact, Liddi is only the second Italian-born player of all time to homer in the big leagues, since utility infielder Reno Bertoia retired in 1962 with...
Brandon League and lagging bats forfeit win
The Headline: Seattle Mariners look poised to win, until Brandon League registers his third blown save of the month
Seattle Mariners 6, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4
When: 10:10 ET, Friday, May 25, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Umpires: Home — Dale Scott, 1B — CB Bucknor, 2B — Jim Wolf, 3B — Vic Carapazza...
The Angels aren't dominating the AL West like everyone assumed they would, but they're turning up the jets here at the end of May. At 12-10 this month, the team has the best record in the division for the month. After being nine games out of first at the end of April, they've cut the deficit to seven back right now, and they're just a half game behind the Mariners...