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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Hank Conger just didn't want to face the cutter. Or the splitter. Or the two-seamer. The Angels' catcher that was responsible for breaking up Dan Haren's perfect game Wednesday night knew had an idea of what might have been coming to him. He used to catch Haren during the right-hander's days at the Big A and of all the pitches in his repertoire...
Via Fox Sports West
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: The Real Yasiel Puig shows up throws out Conger After the lackluster play by Yasiel Puig Monday night that allowed Angels’ speedster Albert Pujols to advance to second base on a sacrifice fly in-game one of the freeway series, Puig had a chance to make amends in a tight game Wednesday night.  His opportunity can against Hank Conger who figured to try his luck against the Dodger phenom.  Conger had a pretty good...
Via Reading Between The Seams
20 days ago  |  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...
Via Holdout Sports
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: The Catching Conundrum

The catching position for the Los Angeles Angels solely belonged to Chris Iannetta to begin the 2013 season. However, over the past couple weeks Iannetta has been splitting time with Hank Conger. Conger, a former first round draft pick, has been impressive of late batting .290 over his past 10 games. Conger (16) -Courtesy of The Angels drafted Conger in the first round...
July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels' Conger stars in Fourth of July parade

Angels catcher Hank Conger had a busy holiday Thursday. In the evening, he was the starting catcher for the Angels. In the morning, he was a grand marshal for the 109th annual Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade. Conger described his parade duties thusly: "Just kind of wave to people." For Conger, the greatest thrill was meeting Lou Ferrigno, the actor who played the...
Via Fox Sports West
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Catcher Hank Conger Stumbles, Tumbles on Way to First Base (Animation)

Hank Conger is in his fourth MLB season, but has hardly made a name for himself. The Angels catcher has been with the team his entire big-league career, but Saturday’s game against the Orioles might stick out in his mind in the future. Conger showed his graceful nature in the bottom of the eighth inning of Saturday’s game. The Orioles were playing a shift defensively, and Conger...
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Hank Conger takes spill on bunt single (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Hank Conger laid down the perfect bunt for a single in the eighth inning of Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles, but almost didn't make it to first base after he stumbled and fell halfway there. The Orioles infield was playing Conger to pull the ball towards the right side of the infield...
Via Holdout Sports
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Hank Conger is my new hero

The Angels lost another game yesterday. That was not surprising the way things have been going over there. But something did happen in the game that made me have a new hero. Hank Conger beat the shift. And he provided one of the sillier moments of the season while doing so. Here is the video in case you missed it. Click this link if the video does not work: Your browser does not...
Via The Flagrant Fan
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels catcher bunts, trips, still gets hit

Let Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Hank Conger serve as an example as to why defensive shifts don't always work.Conger essentially legged out a bunt single in the eighth inning of Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles despite tripping while running to first base. No, I'm not kidding.Watch as Conger laid down a bunt toward the left side of the pitcher'...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The hidden factor of 2013: Hank Conger

It seems as if the ripple-effect made by the Kendrys Morales trade has stretched farther into the roster than many might think.  A lot of Angel fans were unhappy, or I could say outright pissed, that Kendrys was traded for some third-rate inning eating starter from the lowly Mariners. I mean, not only did the Angels trade away one of their biggest power bats for a mid-tier starter...
Via Monkey with a Halo
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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