Found April 10, 2012 on
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
The Kansas City Royals are only 3 games into the season, however, they have already given fans much reason to believe things could truly be exciting in 2012.
Coming into this season, there have been a wide array of opinions on what the Royals record might be when the 2012 season comes to an end. The most optimistic of prognosticators predicted as many as 85 wins for the Royals on the high side, while some have picked them to show little to no improvement and still finish last. The first series of the season was sure to be an immediate test, heading out west to take on Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Not only were they going to have to deal with that extremely potent offensive attack, but they would have to face starting pitchers Jared Weaver, Dan Haren, and Ervin Santana in succession. So while the world was watching how Pujols would perform on his new club, the Royals took advantage of the attention and showed the baseball world that it is time to take notice....
BEST OF MAXIM
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs apiece, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 Sunday, taking two of three in their season-opening series.
Jonathan Sanchez (1-0) survived through five innings to win his first start with the Royals, who dampened the revamped Angels' much-hyped home debut with two victories...
This is exactly the kind of game the offense needed to get the ball rolling on getting this offense together. The 1st inning of the game is exactly what we needed to see out of the Angels to give us some piece of mind that this offense can and will perform. There were some bright positives with the offense in today's game, as well as some glaring negatives (I'm looking at...
The April 9th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
They say that the more things change the more things stay the same. For the Angels in 2012, that adage rings particularly true through the first series of the season.
Royals 7, Angels 3
The Angels have a new slugger in Albert Pujols and a new old slugger in Kendrys Morales. The Angels have a new catcher. The Angels have a new set of high expectations.
The Angels still can...
Although opening day was a thrill, the opening weekend of the season didn't go the way the Los Angeles Angels hoped.
With 159 games and nine more seasons left on Albert Pujols' contract, nobody is terribly worried about it just yet.
Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs apiece, and the Royals beat the Angels 7-3 Sunday, taking two straight victories...
If teams thought the St Louis Cardinals would flop without Albert Pujols, they should think again.
The scheduler did this team no favors. Opening Day in Miami, ushering in a new era in Florida and a new ballpark. Then a 1300 mile flight to Milwaukee, the team’s biggest rival, for their home opener. Finally a 300 mile drive to Cincinnati, the Cardinals’ OTHER big NL Central...
In the marathon that is a 162-game baseball season, a three-game losing streak is barely reason to panic. But after Minnesota was swept in their three-game season-opening series against the Baltimore Orioles, Twins fans seem to believe that not much has changed from last year's 99-loss season.
Indeed, it was a rough opening series for the Twins, who scored just five runs in...
Angels' Starting Line-up:
The Angels bounced back nicely
after losing two consecutive games this past weekend as they beat the
Minnesota Twins 5-1 in front of 39,414 at Target Field on Monday. C.J.
Wilson took the mound for the Halos opposite...
The Kansas City Royals opened their 2012 campaign sending a message that they truly do believe in the “Our Time” slogan.
They headed out west to open this season and took two of three from an Angels team that many are picking to win their division. The contained the mighty Albert Pujols, unleashed Eric Hosmer season two, and survived Bruce Chen and Yuniesky Betancourt showcasing...
Tim Lincecum’s ERA is hovering around 13.00, the Boston Red Sox have one win, and the St. Louis Cardinals are better without Albert Pujols?
One week into the season and the apocalypse has struck.
When the Braves started 0-4, their worst start since 1988, as a Braves fan I was close to throwing in the towel. But as fans do, we overreact.
Boston is still reeling from their...
The first Angel Player Power Rankings of the season are here! We may only be three games into the season, but it is already pretty apparent which players are deserving of praise (that Pujols guy) and which aren't (that Wells guy).
As always, the rankings are based on a player's overall season performance with a weight on recent performance.