Milestone Alert: Albert Pujols approaching 500 home run mark

Throughout his career, Albert Pujols has clobbered baseball over the fences like no one other, it’s one of the reason why he’s called “The Machine”.On Saturday’s afternoon game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Detroit Tigers, Albert Pujols smacked his home run No. 498 of his career and is now only two homers away from joining the 500 home run club which features names...
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Scherzer, Tigers best Angels

DETROIT (AP) -- Max Scherzer struck out nine in seven innings and the Detroit Tigers finally managed to beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-2 on Saturday. Detroit had lost 10 straight to the Angels and hadn't beaten them since Aug. 26, 2012. The Tigers snapped that skid behind a sharp outing by Scherzer and home runs from Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez. Albert Pujols hit his...
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Albert Pujols’ 500th home run will be an achievement worthy of our attention

If you learned to love baseball in the 1980′s and early 1990′s such as myself, than you’ll remember the days when 35 home runs was enough to lead either league, and that the 54 homers hit by Cecil Fielder in 1991 was a very big deal. Regardless of who’s at fault, the days of low-numbered, long-ball champions are gone, and because of the PED-era, nobody will ever approach...
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Angels power by Tigers

An offensive barrage that featured a pair of two-run home runs from Howie Kendrick and a three-run shot from Albert Pujols — career homer No. 497 — was impressive and, it turns out, necessary for the Angels, who made things far too interesting by throwing an incendiary device by the name of Josh Wall into the proceedings Friday night. Far more important in the big picture, though...
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Gameday Scorecard: Angels at Tigers, April 18, 2014

Angels 11 - Tigers 6Howie Kendrick slugged a pair of two-run homers and Albert Pujols blasted a three-run shot as the Angels offense erupted for a combined ten extra base hits and 27 total bases in the first six frames. Jered Weaver picked up his first win of the season, shutting down the Tigers by allowing just three hits and one run over six complete innings.Click here to download the...
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Tigers lose big in Smyly's return to rotation

DETROIT (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The Angels chased Detroit starter Drew Smyly (1-1) after three innings and then added seven runs off reliever Luke Putkonen. Los Angeles finished with 13 hits, 10 for extra bases. Kendrick hit two-run homers...
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Albert Pujols hits 497th homer, Angels beat Tigers 11-6

DETROIT (AP) -- Albert Pujols is quietly closing in on 500 home runs. Pujols hit No. 497 on Friday night, part of an offensive onslaught by the Los Angeles Angels in their 11-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Howie Kendrick added two homers of his own, and 10 of Los Angeles' 13 hits went for extra bases. Afterward, Pujols demurred when asked about the milestone he's approaching...
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16 Unbreakable Baseball Records In Graph Form

There are several MLB records that we can almost guarantee will never be broken. To grasp how unattainable some of these records are check out the following graphs. 1. Consecutive Games Played It would be stretch for Pujols to play that long, but not so much for Cal Ripken, Jr. who as you know played every game for 16 seasons. Another cool fact someone mentioned: Japanese player...
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Boxscore Breakdown Game #15: Disaster Averted – Angels 5, Athletics 4

Another sweep at home at the hands of an AL West foe seemed like a looming disaster for the Angels, but they managed to battle back and salvage some pride and keep their record in the realm of respectability. Now if they could just find a way to do that without going to extra innings, that would be great. This last week has led to me racking up a pretty big sleep deficit. Run Expectancy...
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Albert Pujols Approaches 500 HRs… And Nobody Cares

Sometimes you read a piece and it says everything you feel. Bob Nightengale does just that with an article from the USA Today on Albert Pujols and his pending milestone 500th homerun. The reason the Angels were able to justify (at least to themselves) that Albert was worth the 240 million dollar contract they offered was that they were going to get one of the all-time greats, yes...
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Halo Headlines: Calhoun out 4-to-6 weeks, Boesch called up, Pujols nears 500 homers

The April 17th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Calhoun out 4-to-6 weeks, Boesch called up, Pujols nears 500 homers and much more… The Story: The Angels placed Kole Calhoun on the disabled list and added Brennan Boesch to the roster. The Monkey Says: They moved Ryan Brasier to the 60-day DL to make room for Boesch. Calhoun is expected to miss...
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Halo Headlines: Pujols gets his power back, Hamilton to start workouts

The April 16th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Pujols gets his power back, Hamilton to start workouts and much more… The Story: Albert Pujols is getting his power back. The Monkey Says: Yes, boys and girls, being able to swing with your lower half kind of matters a lot when it comes to hitting. The Story: Josh Hamilton will begin working out...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Join the conversation: Albert Pujols and #Pujols500

In the 145-year history of Major League Baseball, only 25 players have emassed 500 careeer home runs. And Albert Pujols is getting closer to being No. 26, joining the likes of Hank Aaron (755 career HRs), Ken Griffey Jr. (630) and Mickey Mantle (536). As the Angels slugger closes in on 500, join the FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket  conversation by sharing photos, videos and tweets...
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Jaso Pinch-Hit Homers A’s To Come From Behind Victory Over Halos

It was a night for the Southern California local guys wearing green and gold to shine for the A’s. Jesse Chavez, from Fontana, about a  45 minute drive from Anaheim, turned in another brilliant pitching performance, lasting seven innings of two run (one earned run) ball. Chavez allowed four hits and struck out nine Angels’ batters without allowing a walk. The only earned run...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Scorecard: Angels vs A's, April 14, 2014

Albert Pujols delivered an RBI single and a solo home run to carry a 2-1 lead into the ninth behind starter Hector Santiago’s one run, five hit performance over seven innings. But Oakland spoiled the night for the Halos when John Jaso tagged Ernesto Frieri late for a pinch hit, two-run home run to give the A’s a 3-2 victory.Click here to download the scorecard.If your new to...
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Things get ugly late as Angels unravel in loss to A's

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia used his first replay challenge of the season, but like everything else that happened in the ninth inning Monday night, it didn't go very well. Scioscia didn't get an umpire's call at first base overturned, and the Angels, who were looking to go over .500 for the first time since opening day last season, imploded. They were...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

How will the Los Angeles Angels will make the postseason?

The Los Angeles Angels have gotten off to a .500 season, well now they’re one game under .500 with a loss today and it may seem sort of disappointing but after the past two seasons where they have gotten off to miserable Aprils, this April is off to a hot start. Ernesto Frieri was unable to hold the lead against the A’s and has gotten off to a rough start with a 6.75 ERA, allowing...
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Angels power past Mets, 14-2

TURNING POINT: Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs in the first inning against Bartolo Colon, the first time the Angels have done that since July 27, 2009. Trout's went into the top of the trees beyond the center-field wall, Pujols' into the Angels' bullpen in left field and Ibanez's into the right-field stands. It was Pujols' 495th...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels using the long ball to fuel offense

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Look who's leading the major leagues in home runs. The Angels might not be a team built exclusively on power, but two weeks into the season, they're flexing their muscles in a very big way. Sunday afternoon, they smacked five home runs and 11 extra-base hits to crush the New York Mets 14-2 at Angel Stadium and win the three-game series. It gave them six...
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MMO Game Recap: Angels 14, Mets 2

The New York Mets were trounced by the Los Angeles Angels by the score of 14-2 on Sunday in a 17 hit barrage. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and wasn’t fooling anyone as the Angels punished him for nine earned runs on 11 hits including four homeruns (Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Raul Ibanez and Hank Conger) and three doubles. Colon walked two batters and was done after five innings...
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Angels beat Mets on walk-off hit by pitch in 11th inning

KEY MOMENT: Hank Conger was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to give the Angels the walk-off victory. That came after the Angels missed a couple of chances in the eighth and 10th innings, when Albert Pujols failed to deliver with runners in scoring position. AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout hit his third home run in his 36th at-bat this season; he hit his third...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown Game #9: That’s more like it – Angels 2, Mariners 0

The Angels have defeated the Seattle Mariners, as they used to do with great regularity. This is cause for great celebration as everything is now back to being as it should be. All is right with the world except for the part where J.B. Shuck is back on the active roster. Run Expectancy Rundown Once again, it was pretty much all Albert Pujols. John McDonald, of all people, was the...
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Gameday Scorecard: Angels at Mariners, April 9, 2014

Albert Pujols homered for the second time in as many games leading the Angels to a 2-0 victory behind starter Garrett Richards, who all but shut down the Mariners offense on just one hit, three walks and six strikeouts over seven innings. Joe Smith and Ernesto Frieri came on in relief to complete the combined one-hit shutout.Click here to download the scorecard.If your new to scoring...
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Albert Pujols, pitching leads Angels past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) -- Albert Pujols homered for the second straight game while Garrett Richards and two relievers combined on one-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Wednesday night. On the day the Angels lost Josh Hamilton for potentially up to two months to injury, Pujols provided the biggest blow. He hit a two-run homer in the third off Seattle starter...
Via Fox Sports West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols, pitching leads Angels past Mariners

Albert Pujols homered for the second straight game while Garrett Richards and two relievers combined on one-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Wednesday night.
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