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WATCH: Angels clinch playoff berth

The Los Angeles Angels became the first team to punch their ticket to the playoffs. The Angels currently have the best record in MLB, with 94 wins and 56 losses. At this pace the Angels will end the season with 101 wins. This is the Angels first playoff appearance since 2012. The Angels Magic Number to clinch the West Division is down to 3. The Angels won the game by a score of 8...
Via Reading Between The Seams
49 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Mariners vs. Clinch

This could be the clinchiest series the Angels ever clinched. They can clinch a playoff berth and the AL West title all in this series. They can also clinch at least a tie for their second-most wins in a season ever at 97. The only thing they can’t clinch is the best record in the AL, though they can push it pretty close. The downside of that is that this could be the last semi...
Via Monkey with a Halo
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Josh Hamilton improving, still no timetable

The Los Angeles Angels lost to the Houston Astros on Sunday by the score of 6-1. Even with the loss, the Angels have the best record in baseball at 93-56. At first in runs scored and 11th in team ERA, the Angels should be coasting into the post season. The question is whether or not Josh Hamilton, who has been out with a shoulder injury, will be a part of the run. He is improving...
Via MLB Injury News
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Dallas Keuchel Face Mike Trout Three Times

Saturday night, Mike Trout kicked the living crap out of Scott Feldman and the Houston Astros. His first time up, Trout went deep. His second time up, Trout went deep. His third time up, Trout went less deep, but he went deep enough for a double. All of that’s to say Trout had 10 total bases […]
Via Fangraphs
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton making progress with shoulder, Thatcher activated from DL

The September 15th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton making progress with shoulder, Thatcher activated from DL and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton finally showed some progress with his shoulder. The Monkey Says: There is still no planned return date, but this is the first bit of good news they’ve had with Hamilton in days. Earlier...
Via Monkey with a Halo
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trout homers twice, Angels win tenth straight game

The red-hot Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim currently possess a nine-game winning streak. With Oakland being victorious earlier, the Halos looked the win their tenth game in a row, and bring their magic number down to four.Jered Weaver (16-8, 3.58 ERA) and Scott Feldman (8-10, 3.99 ERA) were on the mound for Game Two.Mike Trout hit his 33rd homer of the season in the first, to put...
Via In The Neutral Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels win 10th straight, magic number down to four

Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Angels 5-2 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night marked the 10th straight win for the club, their longest winning streak since 2002. The Angels, who hold an 11-game lead in the AL West, magic number for clinching the division title is now four. On Saturday, Jered Weaver picked up his American League-leading 17th win by...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Young Baseball Fan Writes Adorable Sign About The Angels (Photo)

Baseball signs at games have been extremely creative this season. This sign is apart of that category now.  This young Angels’ fan writes a sign that’s very creative and of course, true to facts. Very true; who needs Santa when you have Angels? The post Young Baseball Fan Writes Adorable Sign About The Angels (Photo) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Joe Thatcher activated

The Los Angeles Angels improved to a Major League best 92-55 on the season following a 11-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. The Angels remain on top of the league in runs scored and are a respectable 11th in ERA. The staff got a boost with the return of reliever Joe Thatcher, who has been activated from the disabled list. #451916564 / gettyimages.comI reported on September...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' 11-game AL West lead with 15 to play means postseason berth is near

If there's anything such thing as a comfortable lead in September, the Angels have it. And a bag of chips. A double-digit lead with 15 games left. You do the math. You can count on your fingers. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before Friday's game against the bumbling Astros that he's not into magic numbers and distractions. He even said he didn't know what the...
Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton expected back by end of regular season, MLB postseason schedule unveiled

The September 12th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton expected back by end of regular season, MLB postseason schedule unveiled and much more… The Story: The Angels believe Josh Hamilton will be back before the end of the regular season. The Monkey Says: But they don’t know for sure, which is why this supposedly reassuring statement isn’t...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 most intriguing World Series matchups

No team has officially clinched a postseason spot heading into Thursday. However, the playoff picture, for the most part, seems pretty clear. With the teams who all but officially are set to play meaningful baseball in October, they alone pose very good hypothetical World Series matchups. Add the teams in the Wild Card races to the mix, and the possibilities are truly special when...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Forcing a Reason to Worry About Mike Trout, Again

I wrote something like this before, in the beginning of May of this season. During an arbitrary stretch between April 19 and May 14, Mike Trout struck out in 31% of his plate appearances, posting a .722 OPS. I identified the strikeouts as something to pay attention to, and then from May 15 through the […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Josh Hamilton not progressing

The concern over Josh Hamilton's shoulder seems to be mounting as the outfielder missed his fifth straight game on Tuesday. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that manager Mike Scioscia is getting worried about Hamilton's injury as his recovery stalls. Scioscia told Fletcher that he was "concerned" about the former MVP:"If you're in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vladimir Guerrero's son hits baseballs like his dad

Vladimir Guerrero was one of baseball’s best power hitters during his prime. Known by nicknames such as “Vlad the Impaler” the slugger had a knack for swinging at anything and finding a way to place it over the outfield wall. The apple does not fall far from the tree apparently as his son is also quite the slugger. In a video of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. posted to YouTube the 15...
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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