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Monkey with a Halo:
Now, wasn't that better? All the Angels needed was a bit of quality pitching, an explosion of power and suddenly all is right with the universe. My hunch is that the Angel players got together and said, "enough is enough. Let's get our act together" and, VOILA!!, it happened. The question is it just a fluke or the beginning of a legitimate winning streak...
Angels 7 Yankees 1
-- I really like what CJ Wilson is made up of. Dude knew his team needed a big effort and he delivered. While the rest of the vaunted starting rotation has so far been suspect, Wilson has been abolsutely nails. Say what you will about his hippy dippy life on off days, when he pitches he is all business.
-- Howie Kendrick is headed for a monster season. He has been locked in from the start of spring training and it has carried over to now. Today, he was 3-5 with a HR and 3 RBI's. Some say hitting in front of Pujols is what has contributed to the hot start, but I think he would be doing this regardless.
-- Yes, Vernon Wells went 2-4 with a homer. But that still doesn't fix the reality that the team would be better served with Mike Trout playing every day. I surmise that Wells will continue to do just enough to stay relevant in the team's mind and continue to frustrate fans to no end.
-- Very quietly Kendrys Morales is starting to struggle. It may be a case of fatigue but I would be shocked if he is in the line-up tomorrow. If anyone needs a day off it's him.
How awesome is it to have a catcher who actually hits the ball on a regular basis? Was there any doubt when Chris Iannetta hit the 2 run homer to give the Angels the lead, he wasn't going to be the Halo Hero? Having him around, and on my fantasy team no less, is like being delivered from Mathisian hell to the pearly gates of Iannetta Heaven. Praise the catcher!!!
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NEW YORKThe Los Angeles Angels have reshuffled their bullpen once again, cutting right-hander Rich Thompson and promoting lefty Brad Mills from Triple-A Salt Lake.
The moves came before Saturday's game against the New York Yankees. The Angels had lost five of six.
Thompson was a valuable member of the Angels' bullpen last year, going 1-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 41 games...
By Scott Stedman - AngelsWin.com Prospect Reporter
Salt Lake Bees - The Bees bounced back from a tough walk off loss, and won Friday night's game 5-4. The game was in the hands of the bullpen all day due to Brad Mills being with the big club. David Pauley started the game and got the job done - 4 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits. Loek Van Mil and Ryan Brasier also turned...
The Los Angeles Angels have purchased the contract of right-hander David Carpenter from Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned utilityman Alexi Amarista to the minors to help their beleaguered bullpen.
The 24-year-old Carpenter joined the Angels for the start of their three-game series Friday against the New York Yankees. His first appearance will mark his major league debut.
Albert Pujols is learning that hitting a baseball is tougher when the number attached to your name has a dollar sign.
After a weak opening week with the Los Angeles Angels, Pujols has a contract ($240 million) more imposing than his batting average (.217). He had no home runs and just two RBIs going into Friday's game at New York, the Yankees' season opener.
C.J. Wilson beat the Yankees for the first time in his career, Albert Pujols and his teammates teed off and the Los Angeles Angels romped past New York 7-1 Saturday.
Howie Kendrick, Chris Iannetta and Vernon Wells homered as the Angels ended their three-game skid and stopped New York's winning streak at four.
Pujols got in the swing, too, after a quiet start with his new club...
NEW YORK Through the first nine games of the season, the Angelsknow where their strength lies. They just don't know when it's going to showup.
Pitching is what's going to win games, but it has been unreliable andinconsistent. Now, the Angels trudge home with a losing record, in last placein the American League West.
They keep waiting and hoping that their starters...
The April 13th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
By Brian Waller, AngelsWin.com Columnist
On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the "color barrier" in Major League Baseball as he made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Baseball may be referred to as simply a game but the fact of the matter is that there are few things as closely tied to American culture and society as baseball. The sport is synonymous with...
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7 — New York Yankees 1
C.J. Wilson and the offensive support in the...
This afternoon at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees host the Los Angeles Angels in their 2012 home opener. In order to improve offensive production, manager Joe Girardi has swapped Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano in the lineup, inserting Cano into the cleanup spot and moving Rodriguez to the 3-hole. Both Rodriguez and Cano are without a home run or RBI through six games this...
@Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2-4) @ New York Yankees (3-3)Pitching Probables: LAA – Ervin Santana (0-1, 7.94ERA) NYY Hiroki Kuroda (0-1, 6.44 ERA)Game Info: 10:15 AM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830[wayin] 60863117-e0be-4ac3-bcd9-eba7f62e4290 [/wayin]So, it's time to panic right? Pujols isn't hitting. The starting pitchers are getting lite up like Christmas...
Santana and the Angels pitching staff go into New York this weekend
looking for answers for their lackluster play so far this season.
By Brian Waller, AngelsWin.com Columnist
Alright, so the 2012 season isn't exactly going as planned for the Angels or
the Yankees so far. The Angels are coming off of 2 rough losses...
Angels General Manager, Jerry DiPoto, said today that they are “making progress” on an extension for short stop Erick Aybar according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.
“I'm very confident that we'll be able to get something done,” he said. “Erick wants to be here. It's just a matter of winding up a deal that works for both sides. (The negotiations) have been...
The April 16th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
The Los Angeles Angels (3-5) beat the New York Yankees (4-4) 7-1, yesterday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
C.J. Wilson (W, 2-0)
Phil Hughes (L, 0-2)
Phil Hughes struggled really bad and was booed off by the Yankee fans after his poor performance. He went 3.1 innings, allowed 8 hits, 6 runs (2 HR's), walked 2 and struck out 6 batters.
David Phelps had a...