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Angels on the free agency and trade block

The offseason draws nigh. As soon as the Royals finish fulfilling their manifest destiny, the Angels will be free to go about fine tuning their roster for another playoff run next year. However, before they can do that, they need to take care of some housekeeping. No, I’m not talking about sweeping all the rat turds out of the bowels of Angel Stadium (though they should probably...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #153: Salt Lake Bees of Anaheim – Mariners 3, Angels 1

There’s nothing like some crucial September baseball games with playoff implications. That is unless you’ve already clinched your playoff spot and don’t care anymore. In that case, you run out the lineup and starting pitcher for your Triple-A team. It wasn’t exactly high drama and I suspect a lot of Angels fans took the night off as well, but we almost got ourselves a nice...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Conger's hitting is back in whack

It was late May, as Angels catcher Hank Conger recalls, when he started to not feel right at the plate anymore. He began the season on a tear and carried a .373 on-base percentage and .522 slugging mark into Seattle, in a series that stretched from May 26-29. Then the struggles started. He went 18 straight at-bats without recording a hit, 18 days without an extra-base hit. And...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Freeway Series Game 3 notebook: Happy birthday Mike Trout

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Hank Conger just didn't want to face the cutter. Or the splitter. Or the two-seamer. The Angels' catcher that was responsible for breaking up Dan Haren's perfect game Wednesday night knew had an idea of what might have been coming to him. He used to catch Haren during the right-hander's days at the Big A and of all the pitches in his repertoire...
Via Fox Sports West
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: The Real Yasiel Puig shows up throws out Conger

thebiglead.com After the lackluster play by Yasiel Puig Monday night that allowed Angels’ speedster Albert Pujols to advance to second base on a sacrifice fly in-game one of the freeway series, Puig had a chance to make amends in a tight game Wednesday night.  His opportunity can against Hank Conger who figured to try his luck against the Dodger phenom.  Conger had a pretty good...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Five Angels’ Walk Up Songs Right Now

Ball players take pride in their walk to the batter’s box. From rituals and routines to walk styles and music, creating the perfect amount of flair as a player approaches yet another at-bat is an evident concern in Major League Baseball.The biggest contributor is, in fact, the music. A good or bad song can make or break a player’s perception. Memorable songs, much like Angels’...
Via In The Neutral Zone
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #93: Contagious – Angels 5, Rangers 2

They say that hitting is contagious. That must be true because the Angels won this game on the back of two of the more unlikely bats in the lineup. Hank Conger, in particular, has finally shown some signs of life during this recent offensive surge by the Halos. You know what else is contagious? The freak injury bug, apparently. The Rangers have had their share of such injuries this...
Via Monkey with a Halo
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kendrick and Conger backup Weaver for another Angels comeback win

In the third game of a four-game series with the Texas Rangers, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim went out looking to stay hot, and for their fourth consecutive victory.The Ace Jered Weaver and Miles Mikolas were the starters.Weaver pitched himself into some trouble (runners at second and third) in the first, but proceeded to strike-out Adrian Beltre and Leonys Martin back-to-back...
Via In The Neutral Zone
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Things get away from Rangers in sixth

ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said after Saturday's 5-2 loss to Los Angeles that his club was in the teaching mode. That's one of the reasons Washington left right-hander Miles Mikolas in the sixth inning with the Angels threatening with Texas clinging to a 2-1 lead. Mikolas, who had thrown just 65 pitches in the first five innings, couldn't...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels pitcher gives up on pop up, catches it anyway

During Sunday’s Astros-Angels game, Angels pitcher Mike Morin did what he was supposed to do on this pop up – he got out of the way, and let his infielders take care of it. But then, something strange happened, and Morin was spurred into action. Yup – Hank Conger and C.J. Cron collided, and neither of them caught the ball. Instead, a squatting Morin showed off his cat-like...
Via Bloguin Best
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels pitcher gives up on pop up, catches it anyway

During Sunday’s Astros-Angels game, Angels pitcher Mike Morin did what he was supposed to do on this pop up – he got out of the way, and let his infielders take care of it. But then, something strange happened, and Morin was spurred into action. Yup – Hank Conger and C.J. Cron collided, and neither of them caught the ball. Instead, a squatting Morin showed off his cat-like...
Via The Outside Corner
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Pitcher Makes Insane Diving Catch On Deflected Popup (Video)

It appears there now are angels in the infield, too. During Sunday afternoon’s contest against the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Mike Morin helped turn a botched play into a spectacular one. Morin induced an easy infield popup from Houston first baseman Jon Singleton in front of the pitcher’s mound. Miscommunication between catcher Hank Conger and first baseman...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Scorecard: Rangers at Angels, June 21, 2014

Rangers 2 - Angels 3 Howie Kendrick delivered a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the tenth, scoring Josh Hamilton in a game that saw both starting pitchers dealing late into the game. The Rangers Nick Martinez was perfect before Hank Conger lead off the 6th with a double. Jered Weaver pitched a solid eight innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walks in a no-decision...
Via Angelswin
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

How Hank Conger could help Hector Santiago regain form

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There was no timetable for Hector Santiago to remain in Salt Lake City upon his demotion to Triple-A on May 21. It can be assumed, however, Tyler Skaggs going on the DL Monday expedited that process. Santiago will be on the mound for the Angels Tuesday night when they host the first place A's starting at 6:30 p.m. on FOX Sports West. it will be Santiago'...
Via Fox Sports West
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Conger nailed with rosin bag after win

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Via Fox Sports West
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Conger nailed with rosin bag after win

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Via Fox Sports West
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Conger's throw to second sails sky-high (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.To say that Los Angeles Angels backup catcher Hank Conger's attempt to catch Oakland A's runner Craig Gentry stealing second failed miserably during the eighth inning of Saturday night's game would be a mild understatement. Conger appeared to have a problem with his grip on the ball as he made the throw, sending the ball sailing...
Via Holdout Sports
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Conger has 5 RBIs as Angels beat Blue Jays

With his command failing him in a tight situation, Jered Weaver put his pride aside and did something he’s never done before: He asked to be taken out of the game. Weaver won his fourth straight decision, Hank Conger hit a three-run home run and had a career-high five RBIs, and the Angels beat Toronto 9-3 Sunday for their seventh straight win over the Blue Jays. Weaver (4-2)...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Scorecard: Angels at Blue Jays, May 11, 2014

Angels 9 - Blue Jays 3 Hank Conger delivered three hits and five RBI behind starter Jered Weaver’s solid performance. Weaver pitched six and a third innings allowing just one earned run on four hits as Conger went 3-4 at the plate including a three-run home run in sixth inning. For the third straight game the Halos offense knocked out Toronto’s starting pitcher in five innings...
Via Angelswin
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Conger has 5 RBIs as Angels beat Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Jered Weaver won his fourth straight decision, Hank Conger hit a three-run home run and had a career-high five RBIs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat Toronto 9-3 Sunday for their seventh straight win over the Blue Jays. Conger went 3 for 4 with a walk. He hit an RBI double in the fourth, homered in the sixth and added an RBI single in the ninth. Howie Kendrick had...
Via Fox Sports West
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Scorecard: Indians at Angels, April 30, 2014

Indians 1 - Angels 7 Hank Conger blasted a two-run homer, David Freeze delivered a two RBI single, and Mike Trout ripped a two-run double in a team effort to lift the Angels above .500 for the first time since opening day of 2013. C.J. Wilson picked up his fourth win of the season with a dominating performance over the Indians, allowing just one run on two hits over eight complete...
Via Angelswin
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels beat Indians 7-1, extending skid to 6

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, Hank Conger hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Zach McAllister, and the Los Angeles Angels beat Cleveland 7-1 Wednesday to send the Indians to their sixth straight loss. Wilson (4-2) struck out eight, walked one and retired his last 18 batters after a leadoff double in the third by No. 9 hitter Elliot Johnson...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

10 things to know: Angels catcher Hank Conger

The Angels have always been a part of Hank Conger. Growing up, he attended plenty of Angles games on his way to becoming the first-round draft pick of the club in 2006 out of nearby Huntington Beach High School. Last season, Conger played in a career high 92 games and hit seven home runs, 13 doubles, and drove in 21 runs in 2013. Here's 10 things you many not know about him:...
Via Fox Sports West
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers score on a walk and three errors

DETROIT -- It might be just another early game on the lengthy schedule, but the Tigers and Angels pulled off a play that will live in the highlight reels for a long time. It all started with one out in the bottom of the first inning, the Tigers' Ian Kinsler on first and a 3-2 count to Miguel Cabrera. Kinsler broke for second on the full-count pitch, and Angels catcher Hank Conger...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown Game #10: Shuck and Ow – Angels 5, Mets 4

Bad news, J.B Shuck did something good. Good news, as reader Rick K. pointed out, the Angels won’t be going 4-8 to start the season again! Better news, I got to use the punniest game recap title of the year. Run Expectancy Rundown Look at both catchers making big offensive contributions. Chris Iannetta did it with his bat. Hank Conger did it with his ribs. Hey, whatever works...
Via Monkey with a Halo
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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