COLLIN COWGILL NEWS

Who to worry about the most in the struggling Angels offense

When it comes to the Angels offense, the struggle is real. One of the best lineups in all of baseball in 2014 swapped out Josh Hamilton and Howie Kendrick for Matt Joyce and Johnny Giavotella. The result? The offense has gone straight into the crapper for the first 14 games of the 2015 season. The Angels offense is currently mired at 12th in the American League with a wRC+ of...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

4/21 Cowgill bumped up Angels lineup

With the Angels lineup struggling to produce, Mike Scioscia has ever so slightly shaken up the batting order by having Collin Cowgill hit sixth and keeping the slumping Chris Iannetta entrenched in the 8-hole. Tonight's #Angels lineup pic.twitter.com/xDxHoIzJeX — Eric Kay (@EKayAngels) April 21, 2015 Will it make a difference? Probably not. The post 4/21 Cowgill bumped up Angels...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #8: Drew-ined – Rangers 8, Angels 2

Drew Rucinski could’ve been the feelgood story of the early season. Fans were ready to jump on his bandwagon. Then he went and took a big ol’ dump on the mound in his first MLB start and ruined any chance of that happening. It earned the Angels a loss and Rucinski a one-way ticket to Salt Lake. Rangers 8, Angels 2 Run Expectancy RundownCollin Cowgill seems to be carrying the...
Via Monkey with a Halo
9 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Angels rally from early deficit to beat Ranger 6-3

Collin Cowgill and David Freese each hit two-run homers in the fifth inning for the Los Angeles Angels, who rallied from an early deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Monday night. Matt Shoemaker (2-0) was down 3-0 after the first, but pitched into the seventh without allowing another run. He won his ninth consecutive decision over a 10-game stretch. Both homers by the Angels off...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels rally from early deficit to beat Rangers 6-3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Collin Cowgill and David Freese each hit two-run homers in the fifth inning for the Los Angeles Angels, who rallied from an early deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Monday night. Matt Shoemaker (2-0) was down 3-0 after the first, but pitched into the seventh without allowing another run. He won his ninth consecutive decision over a 10-game stretch. Both...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

4/1 April Fool’s Day Angels Spring Training lineup

This is the Angels lineup for April Fool’s Day, but it isn’t a prank… I think. It’s hard to tell Today’s #Angels lineup at the Athletics. #LAASpring pic.twitter.com/f447Q6gJAQ — Angels (@Angels) April 1, 2015 Collin Cowgill batting third, Johnny Giavotella leading off. Yeah, maybe this is a prank after all. The post 4/1 April Fool’s Day Angels Spring Training lineup...
Via Monkey with a Halo
23 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Barry Zito's scoreless streak ends; A's beat Angels 13-10

Barry Zito's spotless spring ended when he gave up three home runs to the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning Tuesday, but the Oakland Athletics also had a big day at the plate in a 13-10 victory. Zito, trying a comeback after sitting out last season, had thrown 13 scoreless innings in Cactus League play before Collin Cowgill, Kole Calhoun and David Freese went deep for the Angels...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito's scoreless streak ends; A's beat Angels 13-10

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Barry Zito's spotless spring ended when he gave up three home runs to the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning Tuesday, but the Oakland Athletics also had a big day at the plate in a 13-10 victory. Zito, trying a comeback after sitting out last season, had thrown 13 scoreless innings in Cactus League play before Collin Cowgill, Kole Calhoun and David Freese went...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels hit four triples in one inning vs Indians (Video)

The Los Angeles Angels hit four triples over five batters during the third inning of Friday's spring training game against Cleveland.Erick Aybar and C.J. Cron hit back-to-back triples with one out, while Johnny Giavotella and Collin Cowgill hit back-to-back triples with two outs. All were hit against Indians starter Trevor Bauer, who was rocked for eight runs in 3 1/3 innings. ...
Via Holdout Sports
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' Vargas roughed up in loss to Angels

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Collin Cowgill hit a two-run double in a five-run second inning against Jason Vargas, and a Los Angeles Angels split squad beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 in 10 innings Saturday. Vargas retired the side in order in the first, but then allowed nine of the next 13 batters to reach base -- eight hits and a walk. The left-hander pitched out of a bases loaded jam in...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Navarro has 3 hits in Angels' 7-6 win over Royals

Collin Cowgill hit a two-run double in a five-run fifth inning against Jason Vargas, and a Los Angeles Angels split squad beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 in 10 innings Saturday. Vargas retired the side in order in the first, but then allowed nine of the next 13 batters to reach base - eight hits and a walk. The left-hander pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the third, getting Kyle...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Vargas roughed up for 5 runs, Royals Lose to Angels in 10

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Collin Cowgill hit a two-run double in a five-run fifth inning against Jason Vargas, and a Los Angeles Angels split squad beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 in 10 innings Saturday. Vargas retired the side in order in the first, but then allowed nine of the next 13 batters to reach base - eight hits and a walk. The left-hander pitched out of a bases loaded jam in...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Weaver sharp in Angels' win over Rockies

Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver pitched 2 2-3 sharp innings Friday in a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies. Weaver allowed two hits, struck out one and walked one. He was 18-9 last season. Angels left fielder Collin Cowgill helped out Weaver in the first, throwing out Daniel Descalso when he tried to score on Corey Dickerson's flyball. Kyle Kendrick made his Rockies debut, giving...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Weaver sharp in first spring outing, Angels blank Rockies

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver pitched 2 2-3 sharp innings Friday in a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies. Weaver allowed two hits, struck out one and walked one. He was 18-9 last season. Angels left fielder Collin Cowgill helped out Weaver in the first, throwing out Daniel Descalso when he tried to score on Corey Dickerson's flyball. Kyle Kendrick made his...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Collin Cowgill

Collin Cowgill went from a fringe major leaguer to a key part of the Angels depth in 2014. With a certain other Angels outfielder’s status in limbo, does Cowgill project to have a bigger role and bigger impact? What happened in 2014?The funny thing about Collin Cowgill is that he was actually kind of a surprise to make the Opening Day roster. Most everyone expected his spot...
Via Monkey with a Halo
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Salas and Cowgill avoid arbitration, Freese, Joyce and Richards exchange figures

The January 19th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Salas and Cowgill avoid arbitration, Freese, Joyce and Richards exchange figures and much more… The Story: Fernando Salas and Collin Cowgill both avoided arbitration.The Monkey Says: Salas gets $1.37 million and Cowgill gets $995,000. Both are within $100K of the projection, so the Halos continue to keep their...
Via Monkey with a Halo
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels avoid arbitration with Ramos, 3 others

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have avoided arbitration with outfielder Collin Cowgill, new catcher Drew Butera and relievers Cesar Ramos and Fernando Salas. The Angels completed four deals Friday. They hadn't reached agreements yet with third baseman David Freese, outfielder Matt Joyce and right-hander Garrett Richards, their three most expensive arbitration-eligible...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #18: Chad Hinshaw

Another in the collection of “grinder” outfielders in the system, Chad Hinshaw has been under the radar, but is now starting to get noticed. Is he ready to stay on the radar now? Chad Hinshaw In 10 words or less: First full season, climbing the ladder quickly. Great tools. Position: OF  Born: 9/10/90Bats: R   Throws: R Height: 6’1″    Weight: 205Last Year Rank:...
Via Monkey with a Halo
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer Part VI

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com -  Best Guess 2015 Bench and 40-Man Roster Players Positional versatility, effective platooning, efficient stealing and base running, solid defense, and productive at-bats are all ideal characteristics of a good bench player. However it is extremely rare to find a bench piece that can give you all of those things (and let’s be honest...
Via Angelswin
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Leadoff Problem Persists For The Mets

The next Lenny Dykstra? Not quite… Question: What do Andres Torres, Collin Cowgill and Eric Young Jr. all have in common? Answer: Aside from all three having been released by the Mets, they each opened the season as the Mets official leadoff hitter in the last three years. It’s going on four years since Jose Reyes moved on, and the Mets still haven’t found someone to replace...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer Part III: The Starting Outfield and DH

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Columnist - In this third part of our ongoing series, we focus on the starting outfield and DH spots. In Part IV we will take a look at the starting rotation. The Steamer projections below are for 600 PA’s, so please adjust accordingly for part-time players. Left Field 2015 Steamer Projections AVG OBP SLG wRC+ WAR Josh...
Via Angelswin
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Questioning Collin Cowgill’s 2014 season

A dark horse to even make the Opening Day roster, Collin Cowgill ended up having a bloody good season. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) The Angels ended up counting on Cowgill more than they could have planned, but he did a fine job filling in. How in the world did Cowgill end up being worth more than two wins? Despite appearing in just 106 games and getting 293 plate appearances, Cowgill...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Outfield Surplus May Pose An Opportunity For Mets

Ah, the post-season, or if you’re a Mets fan, another year of watching the new Fall TV Season on your big flat screen, while fans in other cities watch their teams compete in the playoffs. There is no question that the last five seasons have been painful to watch unfold. We saw a potent offense get dismantled, along with a slashed payroll to help two con artists disguised as real...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels might be down, but the team isn't lacking confidence

The Angels are a confident, relaxed bunch. Even though they're in a daunting 0-2 hole in the ALDS with Game 3 Sunday here at Kaufmann Stadium. C.J. Wilson, who has a mountain of pressure on his shoulders as he starts for the Angels, even used a Happy Gilmore reference on Saturday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia was in such a light-hearded mood after he walked into the interview room...
Via Fox Sports West
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Fan Taunts Angels Fan; Angels Fan Responds With Thunderstix Attack (GIF)

Friday night was a rough night for Los Angeles Angels fans, and one young Halos supporter was pushed to the brink. In the eighth inning of Game 2 of the American League Division Series, Jarrod Dyson made one of the game’s biggest plays. The Kansas City Royals outfielder showed off an incredible arm while throwing a seed to third base after catching a fly ball. Dyson’s fanastic...
Via NESN.com
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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