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Monkey with a Halo:
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (45-36) @ Cleveland Indians (41-39)
Pitching Probables: LAA -- Ervin Santana (4-8, 5.12 ERA) CLE – Derek Lowe (7-6, 4.42 ERA)
Game Info: 4:05 PM PT; TV - FSN; Radio - KLAA 830Watching Ervin Santana throw after Dan Haren has become nearly unbearable. The Cleveland Indians have given Santana the most trouble of the teams in the American League (throwing last season's no-hitter out of the equation.) At this point, most teams seem to give Santana these troubles (this 5.12 ERA, and less than amusing record.) The better news is that the offense is still producing runs. If you are able to stomach Santana's starts, by all means, feast your eyes on tomorrow's game. If not, venture outdoors and enjoy America! Happy Fourth of July!
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For an area that has been the team's strength, the Angels certainly have a lot of issues with their starting rotation right now. RHP Jerome Williams remains on the DL, though he might have to return soon. RHP Dan Haren is scheduled to have his back examined when the team returns to California this week after he finally admitted that ongoing stiffness has been a significant...
This just in – Angels starter Jered Weaver is good at baseball. This also just in – the Indians offense struggles from time to time.
Sometimes you sit back and watch a game and have to just chalk it up to being dominated by a great pitcher. That was certainly the case last night as Weaver completely befuddled the Tribe for six innings. But in the seventh, with the Indians trailing...
The Cleveland Indians have reportedly signed Hector Caro, a 16-year-old outfielder from the Dominican Republic, to a $1.1 million deal.
Caro, a right-handed hitter who presently projects to be a 6-foot-2-inch, 185-pound left fielder with raw power, has reportedly shown flashes of potential, but as reported by Baseball America, is allegedly being overvalued by the Indians.
Coming into 2012, the Angels’ big offseason had many people, like myself, expecting them to challenge the two-time American League Champion Texas Rangers in the AL West.
To be honest, I actually picked the Angels to overtake them in the division.
Yet after a very slow start, the uphill battle became very steep for the Angels. They have gotten close to the Rangers at times, but...
We’ve seen Dan Haren‘s results this season, and we’ve been wondering what’s going on. His walks are up. He’s giving up more hits. And his FIP is the highest of his career. Granted, his poor first half hasn’t been as alarming as, say, Tim Lincecum‘s, but Haren’s been off his game for the first three months of the season.
After Tuesday’s latest disappointing outing...
Travis Hafner returned to the Cleveland Indians' lineup Wednesday and the results were dramatic in 12-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels 12-3. Hafner was 1-for-3 with two walks, but his presence in the lineup had an impact on the rest of the team. It started in the first inning, when Hafner had an 11-pitch at bat before drawing a walk from Angels starter Ervin Santana. That...
Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner has had an injection in his lower back.
Trainer Lonnie Soloff said the procedure was done Friday to help relieve lower back inflammation. The 35-year-old Hafner went to the disabled list for the ninth time in his career Thursday. There is no timetable for his return.
Second baseman Jason Kipnis missed his second straight start with a sore...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Designated hitter Travis Hafner is in the Cleveland Indians' starting lineup against the Los Angeles Angels after being activated from the disabled list.
Outfielder Shelley Duncan, whose wife is expecting twins, was placed on the paternity list Wednesday to make roster room.
Hafner had right knee surgery May 31 and Cleveland has missed his bat in the middle...
Derek Lowe won for the first time in more than a month and the Cleveland Indians beat the Los Angeles Angels 12-3 Wednesday.
Lowe (8-6) gave up three runs and 11 hits in six innings for his first win in six starts since June 1. The 39-year-old right-hander was 0-3 with a 7.71 ERA in five outings between victories.
Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Ervin...
Our final trade deadline divisional primer....two buyers, two sellers. Pretty simple, huh?
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
45-36, second place, five games out in division, wild card leader
The Angels have just PUT IT ON after a terrible first month, going 37-21 since April ended and rocketing to the top of the wild card standings. Anaheim could use a couple of upgrades on...
Baltimore Orioles (44-37) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (45-37)
Pitching Probables: BAL Jake Arrieta (3-9, 5.81 ERA) LAA Garrett Richards (2-1, 2.81 ERA)
Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - FSN; Radio - KLAA 830Garrett Richards looks to set the pace as the Angels, who seem to be reeling as of late, turn the page into a new series. For a while there, it looked as if the Angels...
'Tis the season for trade speculation. Half-assed ideas are now the order of the day and I think I might have the king of them all.
The rumor mills currently seem to think that the Angels are going to be relatively quiet at the trade deadline. They have a lot of wants and desires, but the consensus is that they don't have the financial wiggle room to make that happen...
Player of the Game
Shelley Duncan got lucky and played a short night, but still had enough time to win the Player of the Game. Duncan had 2 RBI from a sacrifice fly and a solo home run. The 4.47 score was good for his 4th award of the year, but just his first since May 25th.
Zach McAllister was wonderful against tonight as he has been every time out so far. This time...
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the final series before the All Star Break, AngelsWin.com will be
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International Free Agent signing season opened yesterday (7/3) and the Indians have quickly been making moves. Already the Tribe has signed Japanese pitcher Naoki Hashimoto and Venezuelan catcher Yoiber Marquina. They have also made agreements with four players out of the Dominican Republic including catcher Francisco Mejia, outfielder Hector Caro and infielder Grofy Cruz.