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Monkey with a Halo:
This was one of those games that define a season, just when the Angels look like they're hot and unstoppable they hit a brick wall, hard. The Angels jumped to a quick 5-0 lead by the 2nd inning, Hanson wasn't looking nearly as implosive as usual and the hitting was red hot. Nothing could stop these guys. No one.
Except themselves that is.
Inept pitching by Tommy Hanson led to the A's tying the game by the 3rd inning before eventually snapping victory away from the bullpen.
Good thing we'll be able to net some sweet prospects this deadline, right guys?
Athletics 10 Angels 6
-- This game looked done after Kendrick, Trumbo, and Callaspo came up with early RBI's. The ice cold Kendrick finally smashed through with with a big 2 RBI single, thus "reestablishing" his trade value in some way. Yes I said trade value, I've stressed this before and I'll stress this again. Kendrick has more value and is easier to replace as opposed to Erick Aybar, who is pretty much guaranteed a starting spot due to the terrible depth in the organization. The Angels are practically out of the race, and if they make a final miraculous push you can bet it won't be because of Kendrick. Aybar was easily the hottest hitter of the day, coming away with 2 hits and 2 walks with an RBI. Seems like Angels should be winning games like that now that I mention it.
-- Tommy Hanson is just Joe Blanton with a red beard, often pitching no more than 5 innings while giving up just as many runs. Occasionally he can come up with a hot start, but those a looking few and far between. Funny enough Joe Blanton was the only reliever not to give up a run, with Angels newbie J.C Gutierrez giving up 4 runs in 0.2 IP and Jepsen allowing just one. Theres not much to say about this bullpen, except that it's clear most of the time they are prepared to face a serious team like the A's. That's probably why they won't be making a playoff push, because the pitching can't face up to the challenge most of the time.
-- This is a soul draining game to write about, just as this season has been thus far for the Angels. Scratch that, the past season and a half for the Angels. Maybe I don't feel anything because I'm used to it, but I'm really looking forward to a successful trade deadline this season. Hopefully far, far more successful than last.
You'd have to think that this game would had been won had Wilson or Weaver been pitching...
It's sad that our season has come to that level of thinking.
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Albert Pujols has been placed on the DL with a partial tear of the left plantar fascia, and he reportedly could miss the rest of the season.
Albert Pujols will likely sit out the rest of the season after suffering a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot Friday night an injury that forced the Angels slugger to the 15-day disabled list Sunday.
Manager Mike Scioscia said that Pujols who hit .258 with 17 home runs and 64 runs batted in despite being hobbled all season by the painful condition will be out "...
The July 29th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Aybar and Kendrick on the trade block, De La Rosa saves an injured bird and much more...
The Story: The Angels are said to be shopping Erick Aybar and Howie Kendrick along with Scott Downs.
The Monkey Says: They are said to be looking to land a controllable starting pitcher in return. One would...
An already tough season for the Los Angeles Angels just got even tougher.
The Angels announced that Albert Pujols was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. L.A. manager Mike Scioscia said that Pujols would be out for “a significant amount of time,” and possibly the remainder of the season.
His left foot was bothering...
Per Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, Albert Pujols may not play another game during the remainder of the 2013 season. Pujols is suffering from plantar fasciitis and is expected to miss a significant amount of time. The only cure for this issue is rest and lots of it. The only way for the team to know how long he will be out for is to take it by a week-by-week basis.
Mark Trumbo is expected...
Angels first baseman may not play again this year after he was placed on the disabled list on Sunday with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. Pujols has been dealing with the injury for awhile, but aggravated it while running to first base on Friday against the A's. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Pujols would be out for "a significant amount of time...
In what initially seemed like deja-vu, the Los Angeles Angels seemed to be duplicating their season of a year ago. It was then when they stole the headlines, signing free agent Albert Pujols and LHP CJ Wilson. This made a very good team seem better as the Angels were the favorites to win the AL West division. The Angels started out 2012 by going 8-15, but were 26-26 by the end of...
Entering the season, Los Angeles Angels first baseman and
designated hitter Albert Pujols was hoping he would be able to produce closer
to his career norms devoid of significant injury and ailment. He was specifically
hoping for comfort rather than lingering discomfort in his foot. While Pujols
says his case of plantar fasciitis is no worse at this point of the season, it
Angels' DH/first baseman Albert Pujols is back in Southern California from Oakland to have an MRI on his left foot. The slugger re-injured it running to first base last night after he singled in the ninth inning against A's closer Grant Balfour.
In his absence, Mike Trout will bat third for the first time in his Major League career, according to Alden Gonzalez. The...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
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GAME 102 - ANGELS AT MARINERS
SEATTLE – It might have been fun while it lasted, but the Angels’ hold on first place in the A.L. West was short-lived, their 3-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners before 45,974 at Safeco Field dropping them back into second place, a game behind the Mariners.
Angels starter Jarrod...
The Atlanta Braves acquired the left-handed reliever they've been coveting, picking up Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for minor leaguer Cory Rasmus. The 37-year old Downs is in the final year of a three-year, $15 million contract he signed with the Angels prior to the 2011 season Downs is the second reliever to be traded today, following the...
The Atlanta Braves have added a needed left-hander to their bullpen by acquiring Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels for minor league righty Cory Rasmus.
The Braves have lost left-handed relievers Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty to season-ending elbow injuries. The 37-year-old Downs joins Luis Avilan as lefties in Atlanta's bullpen.
Downs was 2-3 with a 1.84 ERA in...
Angels slugger Albert Pujols returned to Los Angeles on Saturday
morning for further testing on his sore left foot.
Jered Weaver finally figured out a way to pitch well in the Texas heat and it all went to waste. Jered was every bit the ace that Texas had hoped Matt Garza would be for them. Even with the Angels playoff hopes long since stamped out in the dirt, having Weaver outduel Garza would've been a nice bit of consolation, but it just wasn't meant to be.
Well, technically speaking...
The Atlanta Braves made a move to bolster the bullpen acquiring left-hander reliever Scott Downs form the Los Angeles Angles in exchanges for minor leaguer Cory Rasmus.
Downs has compiled a 1.84 ERA in 43 appearances for the Angels this season holding opponents left-handed hitters to a .196 batting average and .255 on-base percentage. Right-handed hitters have batted .286 with a...