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As many guys can attest to: getting hit in the groin isn't fun.
During Wednesday night's Texas Rangers/Los Angeles Angels game, home plate umpire John Hirschbeck unfortunately took a pitch to the groin due to an unlucky bounce.
Texas catcher A.J. Pierzynski was at the plate and Angels pitcher Nick Maronde fired a low fastball to catcher Chris Ianetta.
A.J. swung at the pitch and the ball deflected off of Ianetta's glove right into John's groin:
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Home plate umpire John Hirschbeck was in the line of fire on Wednesday night, and his manly region got the worst end of a foul ball.
A.J. Pierzynski was up in the fourth inning of the Texas Rangers-LA Angels game and checked his swing on a pitch from Nick Maronde. He fouled the ball off, and it appeared to go into the dirt before jumping up and nailing Hirschbeck in the groin. The...
Last night Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish continued his dominant season. Darvish pitched 6 Innings, giving up only 3 hits and no runs, while striking out 11 against the Angels, improving his record to 4-1. This GIF is awesome. It shows all five of Darvish’s pitches in one motion. You just have to see it for yourself.
Shout-out to @MindOfStan on Twitter, which is where I saw this...
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has great control over five pitches, and this spectacular GIF proves it.
Your browser does not support iframes. Mike Trout has only been in the majors for less than two full seasons, but he has already made more amazing catches than most players will make throughout their entire careers. On Tuesday night, he was at it again as he saved the game for the Los Angeles Angels in the 9th inning against the Texas Rangers. With the score tied 4-4 and a runner...
Watch this gif, it is a blend of Yu Darvish throwing all five of his pitches. Watch each pitch do their thing, yet Darvish’s mechanics, motion, arm speed and action is the exact same for every pitch. That is the ultimate gift of a great pitcher, absolute perfect blend of deception and mechanical discipline.
MLB News: The Los Angeles Angels have recalled right handed pitcher Barry Enright. To make room for him, the Angels also optioned David Carpenter to Triple-A Salt Lake. Look for Enright to fill in at long relief and as a mop up guy.
Fantasy Ramifications: The Angels Enright holds no fantasy baseball value.
The post Los Angeles Angels Recall Barry Enright, Option David Carpenter...
I’m really glad I didn’t try to stay awake for last night’s game. Eleven innings? This girl doesn’t have it in her for any of that nonsense. Especially since it was a loss. Not quite as fun to wake up to that box score this morning.
You know what else wasn’t fun? Watching Jeff Baker limp off the field in the 1st inning after making a great sliding catch. He’s...
Nelson Cruz capped a nine-run fourth inning with a three-run
homer, Lance Berkman had four run batted ins and the Texas Rangers helped Yu
Darvish cruise to an 11-3 victory over the anaheim angels on
Wednesday night in the rubber game of the series., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/darvish-sharp-rangers-crush-angels
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
APRIL 23, 2002
GAME 20 - ANGELS AT MARINERS
SEATTLE -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia says he believes the first 20 games his team has played are the exception, not the rule. The track records of his players, he says, reflect different numbers than the ones they have put up so far this season.
But after Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the...
Adrian Beltre homered and rookie Justin Grimm won his second consecutive start and the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Friday.
Lance Berkman, Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler each had RBI doubles for the Rangers, who won for the seventh time in their past eight games.
Grimm (2-0) followed up his career-best nine-strikeout effort against the Seattle Mariners by shutting out...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
APRIL 24, 2002
GAME 21 - ANGELS AT MARINERS
SEATTLE -- It's difficult to determine which was a bigger
surprise Wednesday night. Was it a loss by the Seattle Mariners, only the
second in their past 16 games? Or was it Orlando Palmeiro, with six home runs
in 11-plus professional seasons, batting third for the Angels?
Confession: I fell asleep in the 7th inning last night.
I tried valiantly to stay up and watch the game. But my MLB.tv buffers so much (thanks, cheap internet!) that I fell asleep between the parts of the game I actually got to see.
Needless to say, I was delighted to wake up this morning and check the box score (yeah, that’s the first thing I did). It sounds like I missed...
It seems the Rangers have a script for the Minnesota series so far. Send a young pitcher out there, he pitches well, offense has lots of hits but few runs, bullpen lets the game get within a run and then close it out. That’s what happened to Nick Tepesch on Thursday night (sorry for no blog … I was exhausted) and again to Justin Grimm tonight.
Grimm pitched seven spectacular...
This season so far has been....some sort of ride. A rash of injuries has plagued the Angels, sending a good number of their starting regulars on the DL. A sudden outbreak of injuries opened up a sizeable number of spots for the kids on their way up from the minors to show off their goods out of the bullpen. Take, for instance, Angels 2012 9th round draft pick Michael Roth. This is...
Maurer came into tonight’s game with a 7.45 ERA. Apparently, that was good enough because he was able to shutout the Angels through 6 1/3 innings. But, that had more to do with the Angels’ bats, than Maurer’s pitching (I refuse to give him any credit). The Angels just couldn’t find any momentum. It was just one of those games. No player reached third base...