MATT JOYCE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Joyce helps Pirates snap Dodgers' 6-game win streak, 8-6

PITTSBURGH (AP) Matt Joyce homered and doubled among his three hits as Pittsburgh beat Los Angeles 8-6 on Friday night, ending the Dodgers' six-game winning streak and giving Pirates manager Clint Hurdle his 1,000th career victory. Joyce drove in two runs while filling in for right fielder Gregory Polanco, who sat out with lower leg discomfort. Jung Ho Kang also homered as the...
Via Associated Press
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Angels stockpile outfielders, acquire Murphy and DeJesus

By Dave Cameron  Yesterday, the Angels picked up Shane Victorino to serve as the right-handed portion of an LF platoon, presumably spelling Matt Joyce against left-handers. Today, though, the team imported two left-handed part-time outfielders, making Joyce particularly redundant. In a pair of moves reported at virtually the same time, the Angels have acquired David Murphy from...
Via Fangraphs
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels show interest in David Murphy, Joyce suffers apparent concussion

The July 27th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels show interest in David Murphy, Joyce suffers apparent concussion and much more… The Story: The Angels are showing interest in David Murphy.The Monkey Says: All the rumors for the Angels appear to be centering on the pursuit of lesser players. People continue to draw lines between the Angels and big names...
Via Monkey with a Halo
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Joyce benched, fined after forgetting Angels had day game

By Steve DelVecchio Los Angeles Angels outfielder Matt Joyce was scratched from the lineup on Monday after he arrived late to the ballpark. His excuse was pretty embarrassing. On Tuesday, Joyce admitted to reporters that he thought his team’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays was a night game. First pitch was at 1:07 p.m. “It was a mistake,” Joyce said, per Jeff Fletcher...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Would a Matt Joyce contract extension make sense?

Matt Joyce hasn’t played a game for the Angels yet. Heck, he doesn’t even officially have a uniform number yet. Despite that, the Angels need think long and hard about giving Matt Joyce a contract extension. What? A 30-year old, platoon bat? How does a Matt Joyce contract extension make any sense? It actually isn’t that an extension make sense so much as the Halos don...
Via Monkey with a Halo
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Joyce's monster day powers Rays to win over Orioles

BALTIMORE -- Matt Joyce homered twice, had a career-high five hits and drove in four runs to power the Tampa Bay Rays past the Baltimore Orioles 12-7 Sunday. Tampa Bay totaled 11 extra base hits -- five homers and six doubles. The Rays trailed 4-3 before Kevin Kiermaier and Logan Forsythe went deep during a seven-run sixth inning that sent many in the crowd of 32,665 scattering toward...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ball fired back at Matt Joyce after he hits ball back into pitching machine (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. During batting practice on Thursday before the Tampa Bay Rays hosted the Houston Astros at Tropicana Field, Rays designated hitter Matt Joyce hit a million-to-one shot that probably could not be replicated even if he tried to do it again, um, a million times. While taking some swings in […] The post Ball fired back at Matt Joyce after he hits...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Joyce Hits Ball Into Pitching Machine; Machine Fires Back (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Matt Joyce got two for the price of one Thursday night. Before taking on the Houston Astros, the Rays took their normally scheduled batting practice using a pitching machine. But instead of just hitting the ball into the field of play, Joyce pulled off some wizardry that Harry Potter would have been proud of. Your browser does not support iframes. Joyce...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Joyce hits a BP ball right back into the pitching machine (VIDEO)

A Tropicana Field camera happened to be rolling when Matt Joyce hit a batting practice ball right back into the pitching machine Thursday night.Seems this mechanical arm didn't appreciate the Rays leftfielder's dangerous comebacker and immediately spit the the ball back at Joyce — who flinched at the surprise back off return — for another strike.This temperamental machine just...
Via The Other Paper
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Joyce gives Rays reason for forget offensive pain for a short while

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In Wednesday morning's wee hours, Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Matt Joyce found himself in a contemplative mood made possible because of uncommon frustration. Baseball will drive those within the game crazy sometimes, he understood, and his team was mired in a crazy-bad state following Tuesday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Tropicana Field. The Rays' scoreless...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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