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Cardinals: The Cubs “Rivalry” Does Not Exist

Cubs fan: “Man, we really whooped up on you guys this season!” Cardinals fan: “You sure did. Guess we’ll see ya in the playoffs. Oh, wait…” Does this conversation sound familiar to you? Despite the 2015 season, thus far, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve given that response to a Cubs fan since 2008. Even if the Cardinals get swept by the Cubs in a series, a St...
Via STLSportsMinute
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Series Takeaways: Angels Move Into Second Place Despite Offensive Offense

The Angels came into this past weekend’s series with the Mariners five games behind the division leading Astros. They came out of the series winning two of three and four games back. Just. Keep. Winning. Series. Although, an extended winning streak would be nice. You know, the kind that puts the .500 mark well into the rearview mirror. Like, far enough into the distance that...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Angels lineup quandary

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are going through a bit of an offensive dry spell this season. The team currently ranks 22nd in baseball in runs scored, 22nd in OPS, 22nd in wOBA (Weighted On Base Average), 23rd in OBP, and 16th in wRC+ (Weighted Runs Created Plus). With all the shuffling the lineup has gone through lately, is there a viable solution ahead or are the Angels just...
Via Monkey with a Halo
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Angels fire Don Baylor?

Having only read the title, I know that many of you have already responded with an emphatic, “YES” to the question the title posed. Such is the stance of most Angels fans when it comes to whichever portion of the roster is struggling. If the rotation stinks, fire the pitching coach. If the bullpen struggles, fire the pitching coach. If the lineup isn’t hitting, fire the hitting...
Via Monkey with a Halo
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #72: This is why we can’t have nice things – Astros 13, Angels 3

This is why we can’t have nice things. The day after the Angels earned a hard-fought victory over the division leading Astros, this ******** happened. There isn’t even anything else to say about this game. The game sucked and the Angels suck. Astros 13, Angels 3 Run Expectancy RundownEfren Navarro had a three-hit game! That concludes the portion of the game recap where I say...
Via Monkey with a Halo
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels snap D-backs' four-game winning streak

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Albert Pujols drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the sixth inning with his 539th career homer, David Freese also hit a two-run shot and Garrett Richards pitched seven innings of four-hit ball to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 on Tuesday night. Richards (7-4) yielded an unearned run and three walks, struck out four and retired...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #62: That’s so Angels-A’s – Angels 1, Athletics 0

The Angels and the A’s play one-run ballgames. That’s just what they do. That’s all the broadcasters for either side even talk about during the games. For the entirety of this century, that is how the Halos and A’s even out. Nothing could be more Angels-A’s than a literal one-run ballgame, as in only one run was scored. That’s Halos-Athletics taken to the very extreme...
Via Monkey with a Halo
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Can’t Count On Wright’s Return

When Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he would consider trading for strictly a third baseman, he might as well have said he’s not expecting David Wright to return any time soon, or at all this year. That is how they should handle it. The Mets said Wright would stay in California for the next several weeks. If his rehab progresses, then it won’t be until after the All-Star break before...
Via New York Mets Report
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Kubitza's rough debut, Scioscia confident he'll bounce back

The hamstring issue facing Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese forced the Halos to make a roster move prior to Wednesday's game with the Tampa Bay Rays - so they designated outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment (as per Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register).  The DFA came as a maneuver to free up a roster spot for Kyle Kubitza, a third baseman promoted from Triple-A...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels call up Kubitza, DFA Nieuwenhuis, recapping Day 3 of the draft

The June 11th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels call up Kubitza, DFA Nieuwenhuis, recapping Day 3 of the draft and much more… The Story: The Angels called up Kyle Kubitza.The Monkey Says: He made his debut last night in place of David Freese who has a balky hamstring. He may not be up for long, but if he impresses in this brief audition, he could stick...
Via Monkey with a Halo
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Freese doesn't think tight hamstring will warrant D.L. stint

Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese left Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays early due to a hamstring issue, but he told Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register afterwards that he doesn't think it's a serious injury.  Said Freese after the game: "My hamstring has been grabbing a little bit lately. Something I’m managing. We’ll see how it is tomorrow. Wouldn’t...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: recapping Day 2 of the draft, Freese has a hamstring injury

The June 10th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including recapping Day 2 of the draft, Freese has a hamstring injury and much more… The Story: Recapping Day 2 of the draft for the Angels.The Monkey Says: The Halos continued to focus on hitting and college players. Specifically, they were looking for players who were either OBP machines or highly athletic or both....
Via Monkey with a Halo
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #56: Misfire – Yankees 8, Angels 2

The Bullet just misfired in about the worst way possible. After an utterly disastrous start, Garrett Richards went from “Oh, he’s just in a slump,” to “Oh no, I think he’s broken. I’m scared. It’s so cold here. And why is it so dark? Is anyone else here. I’m so alone.” The Angels have been able to ride their starting pitching during the offensive doldrums of the...
Via Monkey with a Halo
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Takeaways: Angels ding Rays early, then run into trouble

Ending an arduous stretch of 20 games in 20 days with one of the most frustrating (but deserved) losses of the season probably wasn’t what the Angels had in mind. Painful as Wednesday’s defeat was, though, it shouldn’t keep the team from spending at least some of its cross-country flight to New York feeling good about the last three weeks. An 11-9 record isn’t great, but...
Via Monkey with a Halo
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Low batting average or not, Freese's offense appeciated by Angels

Entering play on Wednesday, David Freese is hitting just .237/.288/.428 with nine home runs and 29 RBIs for the Los Angeles Angels this season.Contrary to how such a sluggish slash line might be received by other clubs, though, the Halos are happy with what they're seeing from their third baseman. You see, the club's appreciation for his offense comes from the intangibles associated...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Angels hit 3 HRS in 7-3 win over Rays

Albert Pujols homered twice, and Mike Trout and David Freese also went deep for the Los Angeles Angels in a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, extending their winning streak to five games. Pujols extended the Angels' lead to 5-3 in the fifth inning with a solo shot to left off rookie Alex Colome, then hit a two-run homer in the eighth off Andrew Bellatti to end...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels hit 3 HRs in 7-3 win over Rays

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols homered twice, and Mike Trout and David Freese also went deep for the Los Angeles Angels in a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, extending their winning streak to five games. Pujols extended the Angels' lead to 5-3 in the fifth inning with a solo shot to left off rookie Alex Colome, then hit a two-run homer in the eighth off Andrew...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays done in by homer-happy Angels in first game of series

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Albert Pujols homered twice, and Mike Trout and David Freese also went deep for the Los Angeles Angels in a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, extending their winning streak to five games. Pujols extended the Angels' lead to 5-3 in the fifth inning with a solo shot to left off rookie Alex Colome, then hit a two-run homer in the eighth off...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Were the 2014 Angels a fluke?

As we near the end of May, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that how we perceive the Angels, and thus, how they’ve built their 2015 team has happened under false pretenses. Last year, the Angels had the best offense in baseball, anchored by MVP Mike Trout, former MVP’s Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, and fully supported by the tragically underrated Kole Calhoun, Chris Iannetta...
Via Monkey with a Halo
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Santiago strong as Angels take down Blue Jays 3-2

David Freese drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth victory in eight games. Hector Santiago (3-2) pitched seven innings to win for the first time since April 21. He allowed two runs, one earned, and four hits. Joe Smith worked the eighth and Huston Street finished...
Via AP on Fox
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Angels fall to Blue Jays, 10-6

Jose Bautista homered and drove in three runs as the Toronto Blue Jays ended a season-worst five-game losing streak, beating the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Monday afternoon. Bautista and Russell Martin, who had a go-ahead single in the sixth inning, each finished with three hits. Albert Pujols, David Freese and Chris Iannetta hit solo homers for the Angels, who lost their second...
Via AP on Fox
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #19: Too many mistakes – Rangers 5, Angels 4

Back when the Angels offense wasn’t hot garbage, they could erase a lot of mistakes by sheer volume of runs. Now that the offense stinks out loud, dropping a pop-up, booting a grounder, getting picked off, blowing a save and coughing up an insurance run are things they can no longer overcome. They certainly can’t when the do all of those things in the same game. Rangers 5,...
Via Monkey with a Halo
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Freese's HR in 7th helps Richards, Angels top Rangers 3-2

David Freese hit a go-ahead homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven effective innings for his first win since injuring his knee last year, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Friday night. Richards (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits, struck out five and walked three in his fifth straight win over the Rangers. The victory was the right-hander's first since Aug....
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Freese's homer in 7th helps Richards, Angels top Rangers 3-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) David Freese hit a go-ahead homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven effective innings for his first win since injuring his knee last year, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Friday night. Richards (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits, struck out five and walked three en route to his fifth straight victory over the Rangers. The victory was the...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  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
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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