Found May 31, 2012 on
Monkey with a Halo:
There will always be positives and there will always be negatives. In the grand scheme of things, the Angels owned the month of May.
Yankees 6, Angels 5
Let me break it down for you:
- Oh but the runners left on base. Need I say much more than that? Howie Kendrick is struggling with the best of them right now. He hasn't been the most reliable when it comes to runners on base, but when he was put in a situation like the 7th inning with RISP, it became far too evident. Runners left on base has been a consistent problem for the Angels the past few seasons. The situational hitting. Profanities.
- Why is Takahashi still a thing?
- The Angels' furious momentum as come to a close and the streak is over. Texas rolls into town on Friday. This series is serious.
- The Angels are a completely different team than they were at the beginning of the month. May has been a game changer for the Halos and winning a series against the Yankees to close out the month is wildly significant.
- Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo. Texas will face two of the hottest hitters in baseball and we can only hope hitting is as contagious as they say.
- Tomorrow is the Angels' first day off since May 10th and this break is well deserved. It'll be a day of mental, emotional, and physical relaxation. If anyone understands the magnitude of this weekend's series, it's that group of guys in the Angels' dugout.
On Sunday, I said that this week would set the tone for the rest of the Angels' season. Despite the shattered win streak, the Angels' took the series victory over the Yankees and have their work cut out for them this weekend against their division rival. Texas will face a team whose bats are on fire.
Remember the victories, put the losses behind us, and take the month of June by storm. Keep moving forward.
BEST OF MAXIM
Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, the team announced Tuesday.
Weaver was forced to leave Monday's game against the Yankees after just 12 pitches due to the injury. The team has called up Garrett Richards to replace him.
The two-time All-Star was in visible pain after he attempted to throw a warm-up pitch...
Here is Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher Jered Weaver celebrating after throwing a no-hitter on May 2, 2012. Weaver can be seen below celebrating in the Angels clubhouse after the game, and at a local bar in Costa Mesa.
The final picture is his father, Dave Weaver, trying to relax in the stands while his son throws the 10th no-hitter in Angels franchise history.
ANAHEIM, Calif. Justas they begin their toughest stretch of games this season, the Angels got thebad news: Ace starter Jered Weaver is going on the disabled list with a strainin his lower back and inflammation in a disk.
The Angels were expectedto make the move official late Tuesday afternoon and have already recalledpitcher Garrett Richards from Triple-A Salt Lake.
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Mike Trout chuckles at the memory of his major league debut. As a raw 19-year-old with minimal minor-league experience, his head was often spinning during two call-ups over nine weeks with the Los Angeles Angels.
One season later, at the ripe old age of 20, Trout feels he's much more prepared to do his thing...
Mark Trumbo is swinging an amazing bat right now. Not only are his numbers impressive, but he looks going doing it too, hitting moon shots into the deep corners of the outfield seats (and outfield rocks), which is why now is the time to sell as high as you can. I was not extremely high on Trumbo coming into the season, as he seemed to me like a hitter with poor plate discipline and...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels put ace Jered Weaver on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a lower-back injury, likely forcing last season's AL Cy Young runner-up to miss at least two starts.
The Angels recalled touted prospect Garrett Richards from Triple-A Salt Lake to take the rotation spot of Weaver, their most durable and dynamic starter of the past half...
ANAHEIM, Calif. If nothing else, the Angels showed Wednesday night that they have an ability to come back.
That's actually something new. One month ago, they couldn't have done it. Two weeks ago, they couldn't have done it.
Now they can. And that's something that may serve them well going forward, certainly as they approach a three-game series with the Texas Rangers...
I just want to say off the bat that I love so much that the Yankees are getting caught up in the middle of this Angels firestorm. This is the longest winning streak the Angels have had in the past 3 seasons dating back to their 8 win streak in 2009, the last time the Angels made the playoffs. I don't know about you guys, but that gets my pants real tight. You know what else gets...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo homered, Dan Haren pitched into the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels extended their longest winning streak in nearly three years to eight games with a 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Mike Trout hit a run-scoring triple for the Angels, who have won 11 of 15. After a rough start to a season of high...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels got contributions from a future star and a current star Monday night to win their eighth consecutive game. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols led Los Angeles to a 5-1 decision over the New York Yankees. New York loaded the bases off Ernesto Frieri to bring the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning, but Frieri struck out Robinson Cano to end the game...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels got contributions from a future star and a current star Monday night, as Mike Trout and Albert Pujols led the Angels to a 5-1 decision over the New York Yankees for their eighth consecutive win. New York loaded the bases off Ernesto Frieri to bring the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning, but Frieri struck out Robinson Cano to end...
Right handed pitcher Juan Rincon opted out of his Minor League deal with the Los Angeles Angels according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports. The 33-year old veteran is now a free agent.
Rincon last pitched in the Majors in 2010 with the Rockies and went 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA, 0.0 HR/9, 9.0 BB/9 and 13.5 SO/9 in 2.0 innings. This season he went 0-1 with a 3.12 ERA, 1.0 HR/9, 6.2 BB/9 and...
New York Yankees (26-22) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (25-25)
Pitching Probables: NYY – Andy Pettite (2-1, 2.53 ERA) LAA – Dan Haren (2-5, 3.76 ERA)
Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
Hey, what's this? That record up there, look! The Angels are actually at .500 again!!! Whoopie!!!! It seems like with the roll they're on they'...
New York Yankees (26-23) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (26-25)
Pitching Probables: NYY – Ivan Nova (5-2, 5.46 ERA) LAA – Ervin...