Found April 13, 2012 on Angelswin:
Ervin 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, Columnist Preview: 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 in which the bullpen blew leads, their record stands at a very underwhelming 2-4. The Yankees started the season 0-3 but were able to win their last 3 games putting their record at .500.  Although the series begins on Friday the 13th, the Angels luck could not get any worse then it has been the last few days. They look to bring their recently found hot hitting bats with them from Minnesota to New York and hopefully, someway, somehow, the bullpen can hold any lead the Halos get this weekend. The Angels avoid Yankees’ ace C.C. Sabathia and will face the back end of New York’s rotation, which is a good thing. ...

Angels cut RHP Rich Thompson, promote LHP Mills

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...

Los Angeles Angels Prospect Report - 4/13/12

  By Scott Stedman - 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...

Angels call up RHP David Carpenter

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. The Angels...

Los Angeles Angels Prospect Report - 4-11-12

  By Scott Stedman - Prospect Reporter Salt Lake Bees: The Bees blew out the Reno Aces, 11-3 on a night in which snow was falling on the field.  Matt Shoemaker started for the Bees and turned in a productive start - 5.1 innings, 2 runs, 3 strikeouts.  Shokemaker has only walked 2 batters in his 11.1 innings so far this year.  Offensively, things...

Pujols' contract ($240M) dwarfs average (.217)

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. After leaving...

Angels' Bourjos hits inside-the-park home run

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos hit an inside-the-park home run in Wednesday night's game at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins. It happened in the top of the fifth inning with two men on base. Bourjos hit a deep fly ball to left field. Twins left fielder Josh Willingham looked to be in position to make the catch, but the ball was just over the outstretched...

Game Recap 4/14/12 -- That's More Like It -- Angels 7 Yankees 1

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...

Halo Headlines: Kohn needs Tommy John surgery, Guerrero won't face charges, Williams set to return Sunday

The April 12th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...

Wilson beats Yankees for first time

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...

BP Unfiltered: Peter Bourjos vs. Bengie Molina by Sam Miller

What follows is last night's Peter Bourjos inside-the-park home run, which is one of America's great inventions. And also a Bengie Molina triple, from 2010. Same sport!   "I could watch Peter Bourjos run all day!" -- You (14.26 seconds for Bourjos.)

Halo Headlines: Downs to get an MRI, Pujols not concerned about slow start, Hunter likely to find plenty of interest in free agency

The April 13th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...

GIFcap: Torii Hunter Almost Kills Himself Chasing A Ball

It just means that you’re supposed to give your best effort, they don’t mean it literally

Game Preview 4/13/12 -- Scioscia Might be Nuts -- Angels @ Yankees

@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...

Game Preview 4/12/12: Dead or Alive? - Angels @ Twins

@Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2-3) @ Minnesota Twins (1-4) Pitching Probables: LAA – Dan Haren (0-1, 8.44 ERA)  MIN – Francisco Liriano (0-1, 11.25 ERA) Game Info: 10:10 AM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 [wayin]552e1c60-ffca-4877-be32-c84c7f2b928b[/wayin] In baseball, the role of an ace is often said to be to step in and lead the team to a win when the team is...

Angels making progress on an extension with Erick Aybar

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...
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