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Holliday’s Season-Opening On-Base Streak in Cardinals Top 15

When St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday drew a free pass in the 11th inning Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, it kept the 35-year-old’s season-opening on-base streak intact at 23 games. Holliday’s streak has reached the top 15 for the club all-time. It is the longest for a Cardinal since Albert Pujols was on base during his first 28 games in 2009. With an on...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Matt Attack Powers The St. Louis Cardinals

Most teams win a lot of games and can look at one or two guys for being the catalyst behind the resurgence. Back in the day, Albert Pujols could singlehandedly throw the St. Louis Cardinals on his back and carry them to victory. I remember Sunday games against division opponents like the Reds and Cubs as examples of Pujols cranking game winning home runs and walking off, most recently...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Trout, Pujols both homer but Angels fall to Giants

Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford homered, Tim Hudson pitched into the ninth and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Saturday. Nori Aoki had two RBIs and Casey McGehee had three hits and drove in a run for the Giants, who won their fourth straight at home and eighth of 12 overall. Albert Pujols and Mike Trout homered in the same game for the 20th time with the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez, Harold Reynolds explain the bat waggle

Have you ever wondered *why* a hitter waggles his bat at the plate? What’s the significance of where they’re waggling the bat Well, as MLB Network’s Pedro Martinez and Harold Reynolds explain, the reasoning is simple – that’s usually where hitters like the ball. My mind was actually blown when they rolled out the heat maps for Mike Trout, Nelson Cruz, and Albert Pujols...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels-Giants Preview

While C.J. Wilson will start five days after having fluid drained from his elbow, he might not have Albert Pujols around to provide any run support. Not that Pujols' early season struggles have provided much of that, but the Los Angeles Angels' lineup needed all the help it could get in a disappointing April. The light-hitting Angels showed positive signs in their first game without...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

4/30 Angels lineup sans Pujols

We knew the Angels lineup was going to be without Albert Pujols for this one and that was going to lead to a strange new batting order. Scioscia did not disappoint: .@GRICHARDS26 is on the hill for the #Angels’ series finale in Oakland. http://t.co/cJnyMkTrMk pic.twitter.com/c8EPEnCnKt — Angels (@Angels) April 30, 2015 This isn’t quite as bad as I thought it would be....
Via Monkey with a Halo
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #21: Hamstrung – Angels 6, Athletics 3

Even when the Angels win, they lose. This should’ve been an encouraging victory where the offense showed a bit of life and Matt Shoemaker quelled some (though not all) fears about his sluggish start to season. Instead, it was marred by the injury to Albert Pujols. We know now that Albert should avoid the disabled list due to his hamstring injury, but he’s going to be out a...
Via Monkey with a Halo
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tight hamstring to sideline Pujols a few games, but Angels 'optimistic''

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols pulled up lame legging out a single in Wednesday night's 6-3 win over the Oakland A's and left the game, but the team isn't anticipating a stint on the disabled list.The official word after the game was 'left hamstring tightness', but as manager Mike Scioscia told the Los Angeles Times, the team is staying optimistic regarding Pujols' chance...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels lose Pujols but Trout leads them past Athletics

  Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Johnny Giavotella hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday night. Trout hit his fifth home run with two outs in the third then doubled in two with the bases loaded in the seventh to help the Angels pull away and end a two-game losing skid. Erick Aybar...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels lose Pujols but beat Athletics 6-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Johnny Giavotella hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday night. Trout hit his fifth home run with two outs in the third then doubled in two with the bases loaded in the seventh to help the Angels pull away and end a two-game losing...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols leaves Angels game with possible leg injury

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Wednesday night's game against the Oakland Athletics after appearing to injure his left leg while running to first base in sixth inning. Pujols blooped a single to center leading off the inning but pulled up about 15 feet from the base and walked the final few steps. He clutched at the back of his left leg...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers squander scoring opportunities in loss to Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- C.J. Cron hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the sixth inning, leading the Los Angeles Angels' rally to their third straight victory, 4-1 over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. Albert Pujols tied it with a bases-loaded single for the Angels, who scored three runs in the sixth despite having two runners thrown out at the plate. Pujols also drew a bases...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Piscotty doubles up

Piscotty opened the 2015 season as the consensus top position prospect in the Cardinals organization. AP Photo When Albert Pujols left St. Louis, many tears were shed. Venom flowed as the St. Louis faithful turned on their once-beloved hero as he took his talents to Southern California. In the wake of Pujols’ departure, though, St. Louis received two selections in the 2012 First...
Via Cardinals Farm
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Troy: A Cardinals Fanatic

The setting was a Cardinals-Orioles game. Possibly in 2003 at the old Busch. The game was tied 5-5 and headed for extras. Albert Pujols came up to bat with two men on base. All the Cards needed was a base hit. Instead, Pujols cranked a game winning walkoff home run that gave the Birds an 8-5 victory. Up on the manual scoreboard, I helped throw the “8” into the slot and then went...
Via Cardinals Farm
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Point/Counterpoint: The Worst of the Best and the Best of the Worse

By Glen McKee and Nate Trop, AngelsWin.com Columnists - A wise poster on the AngelsWin.com board once said, “It’s never too early to give up on a season.” For some people that is indeed truth, and if that is true then it also stands to reason it’s never too early to give up on a player.   It’s also never too early to declare favorites for team MVP.  So yeah, that’s...
Via Angelswin
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols called Royals to deny ‘bush league’ allegation

Albert Pujols called Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost to clarify that he did not call the team “bush league.” The Royals had a tumultuous series with the Oakland A’s over the weekend that started with a takeout slide by Brett Lawrie on Friday night that injured Alcides Escobar. The Royals responded by having pitchers...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols Is the Best Hitter of Our Generation

Over the past 20 years, there have been some remarkable hitters to come up to bat, but one triumphs over them all. The Machine, Albert Pujols, has not only been the most consistent and reliable hitter since he made his debut in 2001, but he has been able to combine hitting for power and average like no one else has in a while. Pujols is the current leader in doubles (563), slugging...
Via Baseball Essential
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout sparks bench-clearing discussion between Angels and Royals (VIDEO)

Tempers flared, benches cleared and things were discussed during the Angels-Royals game Sunday after Yordan Ventura confronted Mike Trout as the Los Angeles slugger slid into home plate and shouted something the Kansas City pitcher apparently didn't like. Even with Ventura dominating the Angels 7-1 on the mound, the lanky 180-pound pitcher got things started by staring down the...
Via The Other Paper
23 days ago  |  Discuss

How to Keep the Machine Running Smoothly

Albert Pujols, who recently hit his 522nd homerun to become 18th on the all-time homerun list April 12th 2015, is undoubtedly past his prime. But, that does not mean he can’t still be an all-star and more importantly a contributor to the Angels’ lineup. Pujols is fully capable of another 25 plus and 100 RBI season. Also, Pujols is fully healthy this year and has two run producing...
Via In The Neutral Zone
23 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Pujols hits 522nd home run, Royals sweep Angels with 9-2 win

Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The winning streak is the Royals' second-longest to open a season. They won their first nine in 2003 under first-year manager Tony Pena, but finished...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols climbs career HR charts, but Angels fall to Royals

  Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered, and the defending American League champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The winning streak is the Royals' second-longest to open a season. They won their first nine in 2003 under first-year manager Tony...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols hits 522nd HR, passes Williams, McCovey, Thomas

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols has hit his 522nd home run, breaking a tie with Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 18th place on the career list. Pujols connected for the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning against Kansas City. Pujols' second homer of the season came off Yordano Ventura. The young Royals ace became the 334th different pitcher the three-time...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Wilson defends teammate Josh Hamilton

Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson believes the club would show more support to Josh Hamilton if he had been playing better. “If Josh was hitting .300 with 35 home runs a year, what’s the situation?” Wilson told the Orange County Register on Saturday. “Obviously, that’s the player that they want. That’s the player they paid for.”...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #4: Devil Magic – Royals 4, Angels 2

Yep, turns out that the Royals still have that devil magic working for them. The Angels cannot beat. It cannot be done. God may be on their side as a team named the Angels, but the Royals have aligned themselves with the Lord of Darkness who possesses far more power. ABANDON ALL HOPE. Royals 4, Angels 2 Run Expectancy RundownDavid Freese continues to make Scioscia look smart for...
Via Monkey with a Halo
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols ties trio of Hall of Famers with one swing in Angels' win

  Albert Pujols hit his 521st home run to move into 18th place on baseball's career list and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners Wednesday. Pujols' home run, a two-run shot off Hisashi Iwakuma (0-1) in the first inning, tied him with Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas. Matt Shoemaker (1-0), who led the Angels with...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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