Series Takeaways: Angels Offense Stays Productive In Texas

The hot hitting that helped the Angels deliver a sweep of the Royals at home stuck with the team in Texas over the weekend, even if it didn’t manifest itself on the scoreboard for the first two contests. The team tallied 10, 9, and 15 hits, respectively, in the three games of the series, raising the team’s batting line by another 20 points of OPS. Since bottoming out at a...
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Angels look to continue winning ways in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- The Angels are back in Miller Park for the fourth time in franchise history, but only the third when they've been playing the Brewers. In 2007, the Angels and Cleveland Indians had a series moved to Milwaukee because of snow in...
Via The OC Register
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Angels April GM approval poll: Do you like what Billy Eppler has done so far?

So, one month under the General Management of Mr. Billy Eppler is in the books. Before yesterday's game, they had finished out April with an 11-13 record...typical Mike Scioscia slow start, although if they had shown up against the Rangers Friday or Saturday, they could have finished .500 or above. This isn't about Mike Scioscia, though. This is about Eppler. What do we think of...
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Series Preview: Angels @ Brewers - Miller Time

Angels head to Miller Field to face the 2nd worst team in the NL and hope to avoid being "Twin-ed" This series gives Angels fans a change to see Ryan Braun - potential trade target.  Of course, the reality is such a trade would be unlikely, give the cost and our depleted farm system.  Braun is in the midst of a great season, so he's likely to generate lots of trade interest if...
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8 hours ago

Last Week in Angels Baseball – Upon Further Examination Edition, or the “I Mention Napoli a Few Times, I Should Just Get Over Him” Edition

By Glen McKee, Senior Staff Writer -  Let me start out by stating the obvious: losing in Texas always blows and each loss there, or even against the Rangers at home, is magnified.  However, every game against Texas counts the same as every other game against a division rival.  It just feels bigger in Texas, particularly the losses. Sometimes, you have to get some perspective...
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Week 4 Halo recap - The Good, the bad, and the Meh

We lost some games, but we won MORE games! How about that? The Angels' sweep of the Royals last week gave them TWO sweeps in the month of April, yet we continue to cling to 4th place in the AL West - thanks largely because the Astros suck worse.  The Angels were mostly winners last week, putting up a 4-2 record, and outscoring their opponents 32-24.  Not a bad week, right? THE...
Via Halos Heaven
21 hours ago

On deck: Angels at Brewers, Monday, 4:20 p.m., FSW

Where: Miller Park TV: Fox Sports West, 4:20 p.m. Did you know? The three Angels pitchers scheduled to start in this series (Jered Weaver, Nick Tropeano and Hector Santiago) have combined to go 6 for 59 (.102) at the plate in their careers. THE...
Via The OC Register
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Calhoun helps Angels stop Rangers' 4-game winning string

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Kole Calhoun got three hits and drove in two runs as the Los Angeles Angels avoided a series sweep, beating Texas 9-6 Sunday and ending the Rangers' four-game winning streak. C.J. Cron added three hits for the Angels. Geovany Soto hit his third home run of the season and second of the series. Greg Mahle (1-0) pitched one scoreless inning. The 23-year-old rookie...
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Angels option Shoemaker to Triple-A; gave up 7 runs in 2 1/3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have optioned right-handed starter Matt Shoemaker to Triple-A Salt Lake in one of five roster moves Sunday. Shoemaker (1-4) allowed seven earned runs in 2 1/3 innings Saturday night as the Texas Rangers scored six in the third in a 7-2 win. He has a 9.15 ERA in five starts. As a rookie in 2014, Shoemaker went 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA. Manager...
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Boxscore Breakdown #24: The Cobbler 2: The Clobbering – Rangers 7, Angels 2

Matt Shoemaker is toast. The right-hander allowed seven runs on nine hits in 2⅓ innings Saturday in his second absolute disasterpiece in as many starts. He’s now allowed 14 runs on 15 hits (including three home runs) in his last 5⅓ innings, giving him an AL-worst 9.15 ERA (min. 20 IP) through five starts. Why the Halos thought putting Shoemaker on the mound in a bandbox...
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Nate Smith could give Angels shot in the arm

The Los Angeles Angels are struggling in the pitching department. Between injuries and inconsistency, they could be looking to stir things up as this veteran team is in a win-now mode. They don’t need to look too far for that spark, as one place they could look is in Triple-A. When the they shipped Sean Newcomb to the Atlanta Braves in the Andrelton Simmons deal this past offseason...
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1 day ago

Fan injured by Cron's foul ball

A line drive off the bat of Angels designated hitter C.J. Cron struck a Rangers fan seated in the lower section of Globe Life Park in fifth inning Saturday and she was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.
1 day ago

Cam Bedrosian replaces Huston Street in Angels bullpen

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cam Bedrosian, who was victim of a numbers game when he was sent to Triple-A earlier this month, is back in the majors. The Angels recalled Bedrosian on Friday, taking the roster spot of Huston Street, who was placed on the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss’s Top Angels Prospects April 29, 2016

    (Tyler Carpenter, SP for the Inland Empire 66ers) By David Saltzer, Senior Writer Even casual Angels fans have heard the story: The Angels farm system is the worst in the Major Leagues. While that is a hard point to argue, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t any prospects in the system worth following or are doing well. On any given night, about 150 Angels...
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Angels fan celebrates foul ball grab with dab (Video)

A Los Angeles Angels fan celebrated a foul ball grab with a dab during Wednesday night's game against Kansas City.It happened in the second inning as Royals batter Alcides Escobar hit a foul popup into the upper deck on the first base side. The young fan made a nice barehanded catch and was clearly excited. The Angels beat the Royals 4-2, giving the fan even more reason to go home...
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The Andrelton Simmons Effect

By Christian Ilten, Writer -  It is no secret that in at least one position so far this season, the Angels definitely have gotten stronger defensively. The acquisition of shortstop Andrelton Simmons in exchange for shortstop Erick Aybar and top pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis (sent to the Atlanta Braves) has truly paid off for the Angels defense...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Return of the Dream Weaver

Thursday, the Angels played their final game of the series in Chicago against the White Sox. The Halos had dropped the previous two games, losing 5-0 in the Tuesday, and 2-1 last night after almost mounting a comeback. The Angels will head back home Thursday night after splitting the series in Chicago, and will return to face King Felix and the Mariners. The biggest takeaway from...
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Santiago pitches Los Angeles Angels to win against former team

Throughout Spring Training the Los Angeles Angels were faced with multiple questions concerning their rotation. One of which, being whether or not Hector Santiago would be able to replicate the All-Star numbers he had last season. Don’t want to call this one too soon, but three starts into the season and Santiago is pitching like a man with something to prove. In his first two...
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