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There was nothing wrong with the Angels that Jered Weaver couldn't fix.
At a time of uncertainty, Weaver gave his team exactly what it needed Monday night. There is no way to fully measure what he means to the Angels-- and what his presence in the rotation will mean over the final weeks of the season -- but he proved again why he's the Angels' ace and why they'll need him if they hope to advance to the postseason.
On the final leg of a challenging three-city, 10-game trip, Weaver offered one of his most commanding performances of the summer -- and not just because he beat the Oakland A's 4-0. As much as a win, the Angels needed someone to pitch deep into a game to give their bullpen a much-needed night off, and that's what they got.
Weaver pitched a four-hit, complete-game shutout over the A's, but more important, he made sure the team's weary relievers weren't needed. Closer Ernesto Frieri was warming up in the bullpen in the ninth, but Weaver...
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The Oakland Athletics finally met their match on the mound.
Jered Weaver pitched a four-hitter for his major-league leading 15th victory, outlasting Jarrod Weaver to lead the Angels past the A's 4-0 on Monday night to overtake Oakland for the final spot in the crowded AL wild card standings.
''Jered did his job on the other side,'' Parker said, ''and...
Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia acknowledges that there is difficulty in trying to produce with the sporadic playing time Vernon Wells likely will be getting. However, he clearly wants to see more than Wells has shown him since returning from thumb surgery. "You might not find the groove, but you have to have better at-bats," Scioscia said Tuesday before the...
The August 8th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...
Welcome to this week’s edition of Who’s Hot, Who’s Not. I’ll be discussing a familiar face with a still-unfamiliar uniform, a revitalized ace and a former ace who needs an attitude adjustment.
Hottest of the Hot: Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the United States of North America.
Now THIS is more what the Angels had in mind when they lured the longtime Cardinal...
Mike Trout turns 21 years young today.
Aaron Gleeman of HardballTalk makes a point to say that Trout is “the American League’s best player”, and he’s wrong.
I fall more in like with the thinking of my dear friend M.J. Lloyd, who has reminded me via text all season long that Trout is baseball’s top player.
Look at this snippet from the HBT link, and then try and disagree...
There was an unsatisfying four-game split in Texas and a series loss in Chicago, but the Angels can still salvage something useful before they return home later this week.
If they can win two of three games in Oakland beginning Monday night, there will be a measure of triumph at the end of an exhausting road trip.
Right now, there's nothing worthy of praise. Everything good...
The August 7th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...
In a series with heavy playoff implications, the Oakland A's will take on the Los Angeles Angels for three games this week at the Coliseum. The A's will have to tangle with the Angels three top starters, as well as the red-hot bats of Albert Pujols and Mike Trout.
The Angels knew it was a long shot, and it was. Monday they learned that their protest of Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox was denied by Major League Baseball.
Joe Torre, executive vice president for baseball operations, turned down the Angels' formal protest, although no explanation was given in the official release.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia protested the...
As always, the rankings are based on a player's overall season performance with a weight on recent performance.
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Mike Trout - Three more homers, another stupid amazing homer-robbing catch. Another run-of-the-mill week for Mike Trout.
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Jered Weaver - It is safe to say that Weaver appears...
Major League Baseball has denied the Los Angeles Angels' protest of their 8-6, 10-inning loss at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
The decision by MLB executive vice president Joe Torre was announced Monday.
Chicago's Paul Konerko grounded to third with the bases loaded and no outs in the first inning. After getting an out at home, catcher Chris Iannetta fired wide...
Typically unofficial visits to Lincoln are jam packed for football recruits. For Torii Hunter, Jr. it was more than that. Hunter was in Lincoln for just a day and had to check out both the football and the baseball programs. While he didn't get to see some things as much as he would have liked he came away from the visit very impressed.
There has been so much talk in the media over the past week about who the front-runner is for this year’s American League MVP, but after just the last week, there is no way anyone can think the Detroit Tigers’ … Continue reading →
Happy Birthday to Rookie of the Year favorite Mike Trout. We take a look at Trout's home run rob of J.J. Hardy and ask, is this the best catch of the year?
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Pinch-hitter A.J. Pierzynski tied a White Sox record by homering in his fifth consecutive game, a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning off Jason Isringhausen that led Chicago over the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Sunday.
With the Angels ahead 2-1, Isringhausen (3-2) relieved Dan Haren and allowed a leadoff single to Dayan Viciedo. Pierzynski hit for Tyler Flowers...