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The Angels pitch framing problem

Pitcher framing, so hot right now. If you don’t have a catcher that can frame, then you ain’t cool, homey. In that case, consider the Angels squares because they had a terrific framing catcher in Hank Conger and just up and gave him away. What were they thinking? How can a team survive without a framer? Won’t somebody please think of the Angels pitch framing? But seriously...
Via Monkey with a Halo
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels trade C Hank Conger to Astros

The Astros have acquired catcher Hank Conger in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels The Angels got right-hander Nick Tropeano and minor league catcher Carlos Perez in the deal Wednesday. The 26-year-old Conger played 80 games with 70 starts last season for the Angels. A first-round pick in 2006, Conger hit .221 with four homers and a career-high 25 RBIs. Houston general manager...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

TRADE ALERT: Angels send Hank Conger to the Astros

Hank Conger looked like he might be on his way to taking over the starting catcher job at the end of 2013. Then 2014 happened. Conger forgot how to hit and the Angels seemed to lose faith in him. They lost so much faith, in fact, that they just traded him to the Astros: Today the club acquired RHP Nick Tropeano and C Carlos Perez from the @astros in exchange for C Hank Conger. —...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Conger's throw to second sails sky-high (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.To say that Los Angeles Angels backup catcher Hank Conger's attempt to catch Oakland A's runner Craig Gentry stealing second failed miserably during the eighth inning of Saturday night's game would be a mild understatement. Conger appeared to have a problem with his grip on the ball as he made the throw, sending the ball sailing sky-high over...
Via Holdout Sports
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Scorecard: Angels at Blue Jays, May 11, 2014

Angels 9 - Blue Jays 3 Hank Conger delivered three hits and five RBI behind starter Jered Weaver’s solid performance. Weaver pitched six and a third innings allowing just one earned run on four hits as Conger went 3-4 at the plate including a three-run home run in sixth inning. For the third straight game the Halos offense knocked out Toronto’s starting pitcher in five innings...
Via Angelswin
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Scorecard: Indians at Angels, April 30, 2014

Indians 1 - Angels 7 Hank Conger blasted a two-run homer, David Freeze delivered a two RBI single, and Mike Trout ripped a two-run double in a team effort to lift the Angels above .500 for the first time since opening day of 2013. C.J. Wilson picked up his fourth win of the season with a dominating performance over the Indians, allowing just one run on two hits over eight complete...
Via Angelswin
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

10 things to know: Angels catcher Hank Conger

The Angels have always been a part of Hank Conger. Growing up, he attended plenty of Angles games on his way to becoming the first-round draft pick of the club in 2006 out of nearby Huntington Beach High School. Last season, Conger played in a career high 92 games and hit seven home runs, 13 doubles, and drove in 21 runs in 2013. Here's 10 things you many not know about him: DJ Panda...
Via Fox Sports West
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Scorecard: Angels vs Mets, April 11, 2014

Hank Conger was hit by a 2-2 pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to give the Angels their first home win of the season. J.B. Shuck, appearing in his first game since being called up to replace an injured Josh Hamilton, delivered a key two-run home run in the sixth. The Angels bullpen impressed, allowing just one base runner over four innings.Click here to download the...
Via Angelswin
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Player Projection: Hank Conger

For the first time Hank Conger is headed into the season trying to force his way onto the roster or convince the great and mighty Scioscia that his defense is good enough to earn playing time. What can he do now to capitalize on the opportunity he has earned?   PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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