Craig Breslow Is Really Excited To Finally Make His First Career Start (Video)

Craig Breslow is pretty excited — and he should be. The 35-year-old Boston Red Sox relief pitcher is making his first career start Saturday, which will be his 523rd major league appearance. His start marks the longest stretch of games played before a start since former Los Angeles Angels great Troy Percival (639 games) did it. When Breslow takes the mound, he’ll be the oldest...
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Today in Tribe History: July 18, 1995

1995 – Do you believe in magic? The magic was back again at Jacobs Field for the second time in three games, as Albert Belle’s grand slam off of All-Star reliever Lee Smith in the bottom of the ninth sends the Indians home with a 7-5 walk-off victory over the California Angels. The Indians did all their prior scoring in the fifth, tying the game at three when three straight...
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K-Rod climbing up the all-time saves list

With his 359th career save on Monday night, Francisco Rodriguez surpassed Troy Percival and moved into ninth place on the all-time saves list. “This is the guy who took all the time in the world to make sure I was ready to take over as a closer,” Rodriguez told “To me, it means a lot. Hopefully wherever he is, he'll feel proud of me and know that he didn't waste...
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Brian Giles: Still Underappreciated

In a fitting footnote to an unheralded career, Brian Giles didn’t receive a single Hall of Fame vote this year. While the likes of Troy Percival, Aaron Boone, Tom Gordon, and Darin Erstad — all significantly inferior players — combined for nine total votes, 549 ballots were filed without Giles checked off on any of them. Since he didn’t receive the required five percent...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Richards resumes running, explaining the Percival Hall of Fame vote

The January 13th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Richards resumes running, explaining the Percival Hall of Fame vote and much more… The Story: Garrett Richards began a running program on Monday.The Monkey Says: This comes on the heels of news that Richards is expected back at some point in April. All this really means is he remains on track, not that much...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball HoF voter claims “eastern bias” is keeping Troy Percival out of the Hall of Fame

Last week, we continued a yearly tradition and rolled out the worst Baseball Hall of Fame ballots following Tuesday’s election of Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz. One of the ballots that wasn’t listed, because it was released by the BBWAA after the election announcement, belonged to Jim Alexander of the OC Register. But if that ballot was made public...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Percival and Erstad fall off Hall of Fame ballot, has the Angels name change helped?

The January 7th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Percival and Erstad fall off Hall of Fame ballot, has the Angels name change helped and much more… The Story: Troy Percival and Darin Erstad received four and one votes for the Hall of Fame, respectively.The Monkey Says: They were both well short of staying on the ballot for a second year. Erstad though is being...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2002 Angels are getting no Hall of Fame love

It is that special time of year for Angels fans. That time of year when you are made to feel old and feel as if your favorite Angel team ever is completely unappreciated in baseball history. Yes, that’s right, it is almost time for the Hall of Fame voting for 2015 to be revealed and for key members of that magical 2002 Angels Word Series champion team to get completely ignored...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Erstad and Percival on Hall of Fame ballot, Calhoun the surprise we should have seen coming

The November 25th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Erstad and Percival on Hall of Fame ballot, Calhoun the surprise we should have seen coming and much more… The Story: Darin Erstad and Troy Percival are on the ballot for the 2015 Hall of Fame class.The Monkey Says: Interestingly, Jarrod Washburn did not make the cut to give the 2002 Angels more...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Angels on 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot

MLB announced the ballot for the 2015 Hall of Fame, where it included former Angels, Darin Erstad and Troy Percival.Darin Erstad was the No. 1 overall pick in 1995, and finished sixth in AL Rookie of the Year Award voting that same year. He tallied a league-leading 240 hits with 25 home runs and 100 RBIs in the year 2000, to earn his second and final All-Star selection, along with...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UC Riverside closer Kelly excited about Percival hire

ANAHEIM, Calif. --€” There might not be an alumnus of UC Riverside who loves the school and the community more than Troy Percival. This was not lost on athletic director Jim Woolridge when he hired the former MLB pitcher earlier this month to replace longtime baseball coach Doug Smith. And it was not lost on the players who have come through the Highlander baseball program that...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: Angels vs Dodgers 8/4/14

Game 111 of 162:Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles, CA 7:10 PM PTTV: FS-WEST, SportsNet LARadio: KLAA 830, KWKW 1330Pitching Matchup:LAA- RHP Garrett Richards (11-4 2.74 ERA)vs.LAD- RHP Zack Grienke (12-6 2.65 ERA)Roster Moves:OF Collin Cowgill has been activated from the 15 day DL. RHP Mike Morin has been placed on the 15 day DL, retroactive August 1, 2014.Interesting Stats/FactsThe...
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