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Monkey with a Halo:
MONDAY, 9/23: Garrett Richards vs. A.J. Griffin: Kohn job
We saw this same match-up last week and it was a good one. Alas, it was a loss for the Halo because Michael Kohn was allowed to enter the game. Let's see if Scioscia can't keep Kohn locked away and hope for a different outcome this time around.
TUESDAY, 9/24: Jason Vargas vs. Dan Straily: Impress me
I still have faith in Vargas as a solid #4 starter that the Angels could re-sign and use to plug one of the final two holes in the rotation, but he has been inconsistent since he came back from his shoulder surgery. With just two (maybe even one if they want to give someone else a look) starts left, Vargas really needs to finish strong to convince the Angels to follow through with extension talk. On the other side, Straily has also been solid this season, but he also could use a strong finish to give himself a more prominent role in the Oakland playoff rotation. This really might be the one game this series with anything riding on it.
WEDNESDAY, 9/25: Jered Weaver vs. Bartolo Colon: Last call
Assuming he actually makes the start, this will be Weaver's final start of the season. I wouldn't be surprised if it is a short one, too. Performance-wise he should be fine, but there is no sense in having him throw 100+ pitches if he is struggling with forearm problems. It is also the last call for fans to fill the Big A and push the Halos over the 3 million attendance mark. The team enters the series needing 96,026 to turn out, an average of 32,008 per game. That really shouldn't be a problem but it is kind of amazing it will come this close.
The index reading for this series is: Light at the end of the tunnel
We're almost there, folks. Just this one last week and we finally get the sweet, sweet relief of the season ending. No more pain. This run of wins has already been like a painkiller of sorts, but getting through this meaningless Oakland series is the penultimate step before the off-season begins and we can all really start looking forward once again.
BEST OF MAXIM
This is the fourteenth and final edition of Hope for the Hopeless, where we will take a look at the first ten fourteen teams in the league eliminated from playoff contention, and examine what their fans can be optimistic about after a disappointing 2013 season. Next up: the Los Angeles Angels.
If you're an Angels fan and looking for something to be hopeful about, there...
Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo are slumping. Garrett Richards had his roughest start of the year.
Near the end of their dismal season, the Los Angeles Angels just couldn't keep up with their playoff-bound instate rivals.
Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer, Brandon Moss added a two-run shot and the Oakland Athletics kept rolling toward the postseason with their fifth straight victory...
Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jered Weaver was scratched from his most recent start after he experienced tightness in his forearm. The ace was able to log a successful bullpen yesterday, putting him on track to start tomorrow's series finale against the Oakland Athletics, according to William Boor of MLB.com.
Weaver was replaced as the Angels' starter by Matt Shoemaker...
The September 25th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Scioscia still committed to the Angels, Mike Trout's opening act and much more...
The Story: Mike Scioscia still doesn't know if he'll be retained, but is remains committed to the Angel organization.
The Monkey Says: It is intriguing that Scioscia still doesn't know what Moreno...
Fan Appreciation Day probably could have gone a little smoother at Angel Stadium on Sunday.
A massive swarm of bees took over right field during the Angels-Mariners game in the third inning. The takeover resulted in a 23-minute delay with the teams retreating to safety in their dugouts. John Potom, a fan turned local hero who works at a beehive removal company, lended a hand along...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Watching Angels' All-Star outfielder Mike Trout maneuvering through his pregame preparation can best be described in one word: intense.
Whether it's putting on his uniform or getting ready to take batting practice, the 22-year-old is doing it with a purpose. The two-time team MVP obviously has a place he goes where most of us have never been, explaining...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Jason Vargas earned his second shutout of the season with a four-hitter and Howie Kendrick homered, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. The Athletics, who clinched their second straight division title Sunday, remain a game behind the Red Sox for the best record in the majors following Boston's...
The September 24th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including MVP case for Mike Trout, Pujols feels good and ready for normal off-season routine and much more...
The Story: Albert Pujols feels good and will start his normal off-season routine in November.
The Monkey Says: Albert says he was working to get himself in playing shape earlier in September...
C.J. Wilson wasn't threatened by the swarm of bees that took over the Angel Stadium field during two brief game delays.
With little help from his teammates, the Los Angeles Angels' durable left-hander couldn't avoid a streak-snapping loss.
Justin Smoak hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Felix Hernandez had 10 strikeouts in a four-inning start and the Seattle Mariners...
By David Saltzer,
AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
At some point in our lives, we’ve
all thought about what we would do if we won the lottery. Buy a house. Pay off
some bills. Take a vacation for a month or two. A new car. New clothes. New
toys. The list goes on and on.
Where did charity fit into that
list? Be honest: how many of you have thought about making difference...
A swarm of bees has invaded right field at Angel Stadium, delaying the Los Angeles Angels' game against the Seattle Mariners.
The Angels had two runners on and two outs in the third inning Sunday when the bees clustered near the wall in right-center field. Seattle right fielder Franklin Gutierrez and his teammates retreated to the infield.
Umpires delayed the game, and the...
The BEES-ball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners was interrupted for 23 minutes due to swarming bees. As you will see in the below video there was no shortage of the yellow jackets as they littered the field. Watch the reaction from Mike Trout and Nick Franklin as they attempt to avoid the hovering stingers.
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In the third inning of the Mariners-Angels game Sunday, Felix Hernandez wanted no piece of standing on the mound. It had nothing to do with Mike Trout or wanting to spend the day at the beach. It was a swarm of bees that had gathered on the field.
On Fan Appreciation Day at in Anaheim, it was a fan who became appreciated more than he knew. Angels fan Joe Potom,...
Like any stereotypical rock band or movie franchise, I’m going to try to repeat success by sticking with the same formula. I’m referring to last week’s post about The Next Chris Davis, which led to a number of great suggestions for next year’s breakout players. This week, while I still have your attention, I want to focus on the other side: players who you expect to take...