Found August 07, 2012 on
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Los Angeles Angels
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 to southern California. Over the past week, Pujols belted 6 HR, drove in 13 and slugged 1.121. Pujols’ horrendous start to the season is no longer even in the rearview mirror. Pujols is now on pace for 35 HR, 111 RBI, 91 runs scored and 11 SB. With Pujols back to his usual near-superhuman self, it will be interesting to see if teams pitch around him more and if his teammates start seeing better pitches to hit. With Pujols, Mike Trout & company, plus the pitching of Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Zack Greinke, the Angels are flat out scary. Unfortunately, they have not been able to capitalize on the Texas R...
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The August 7th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...
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...
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.
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...
If you spent any amount of time on Twitter yesterday, you probably noticed that Angels wunderkind Mike Trout celebrated his 21st birthday on Tuesday. Now that Trout is of legal drinking age, who assumes the title of Baseball's Best 20-Year Old?
Tyler Austin, Yankees
Kaleb Cowart, Angels
Manny Machado, Orioles
Aaron Sanchez, Blue Jays
Home plate umpire Bill Miller has left Wednesday's game between the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels five innings after being hit in the facemask by a pitch from Zack Greinke.
Miller had just signaled Oakland's Brandon Moss out on a called third strike in the sixth inning when he abruptly turned and left the field.
Second base umpire Dan Iassonga replaced Miller...
The August 8th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...
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...
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...
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...
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 →
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.
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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The August 9th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...