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Rasmus reached 'end point' Tuesday night

Cory Rasmus was cruising through four innings. 43 pitches. 32 strikes. He also had four strikeouts and had given up just one hit. So why didn't Angels skipper Mike Scioscia send him out for the fifth? "In these bullpen days when we've gotten to a certain point of the game with a lead, we've held it and done a good job," Scioscia said. "We had our bullpen...
Via Fox Sports West
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Mariners rout Angels, gain ground in in AL wild-card race

  Mike Zunino's two-run double keyed a four-run fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners climbed within a game of the second AL wild-card spot by routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-2 on Tuesday night. The Mariners haven't been to the postseason since 2001, when they won 116 games under manager Lou Piniella and tied the major-league mark set by the 1906 Chicago Cubs. One night...
Via AP on Fox
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Angels bullpen gets tagged by Mariners

How the Angels lost: The first two batters Jason Grilli faced to start the top of the fifth inning Tuesday night spoke volumes. It was a sign that it was going to be a long night for the Angels bullpen in what would eventually be a 13-2 loss to Seattle. Grilli walked the first batter he faced, Kendrys Morales, and hit the second, Logan Morrison. And then bottom fell out. At the end...
Via Fox Sports West
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Mariners rout Angels, gain ground in playoff race

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Zunino's two-run double keyed a four-run fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners climbed within a game of the second AL wild-card spot by routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-2 on Tuesday night. The Mariners haven't been to the postseason since 2001, when they won 116 games under manager Lou Piniella and tied the major league mark set by the 1906 Chicago...
Via AP on Fox
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Mariners rout Angels, gain ground in playoff race

Mike Zunino's two-run double keyed a four-run fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners climbed within a game of the second AL wild-card spot by routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-2 on Tuesday night. The Mariners haven't been to the postseason since 2001, when they won 116 games under manager Lou Piniella and tied the major league mark set by the 1906 Chicago Cubs. One night after...
Via Fox Sports West
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton does his best Willie Mays Hayes slide

Josh Hamilton is back! However, it looks like his 10-game layoff might have left him just a little bit rusty. Out by an eyelash. On one hand, it is nice to see Hamilton playing and feeling healthy enough to attempt a steal. On the other hand, he might want to get his depth perception checked.
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

On the night after the Angels clinch, some comprehensive reads on Mike Trout

The Angels became the first team in baseball to clinch last night. The player most responsible for that was Mike Trout. Our buddy Corey sent us this old but classic read from Baseball America from 2011 that someone retweeted the other night in the wake of the Angels firing Greg Morhardt. Morhardt was the scout who gave the recommendation to draft Mike Trout. And then there’s Dave...
Via Diamond Hoggers
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Angels' Matt Shoemaker has mild oblique strain, will miss next start

Angels' rookie Matt Shoemaker has a mild oblique strain and will miss his next start, manager Mike Scioscia announced prior to Tuesday's game with the Mariners. The reigning American League Rookie/Pitcher of the Month left Monday night's postseason-clinching game with "discomfort" in his side after 7.2 innings of one-run ball for his 16th win of the season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Anaheim Angels clinch playoff berth

With a victory over Seattle last night, the Anaheim Angels have secured a spot in the 2014 MLB Postseason. But, in the locker room, there was no celebration. No champagne, no music, no celebrating; hardly even a smile. Showing, that what the Angels really care about, is the AL West title. “Just one step,” said first baseman Albert Pujols to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. “We have...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
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By the Numbers: Angels vs. Mariners 9/16/14

Game 151 of 162 (Record 94-56):Angels Stadium: Anaheim, CA, 7:05 PM PSTTelevision: Fox Sports-West, MLBNPitching Matchup:LAA- RHP Cory Rasmus (3-1 2.80 ERA)vs. SEA- LHP Roenis Elias (10-12 3.81 ERA)Magic Number to Clinch AL West:  3Lineup: RF Kole Calhoun CF Mike Trout1B Albert Pujols2B Howie Kendrick3B David FreeseDH Josh HamiltonSS Erick AybarC Chris Iannetta LF Collin CowgillInteresting...
Via In The Neutral Zone
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Angels RHP Shoemaker to miss start with oblique

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker is expected to miss at least one turn in the rotation because of a mild strain on his left side. Angels manager Mike Scioscia made the announcement Tuesday, one day after his team became the first in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season. Right fielder and cleanup hitter Josh Hamilton returned to the lineup...
Via AP on Fox
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Angels Injury Update: Josh Hamilton back in lineup

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will return to the starting lineup Tuesday night after an 11-day layoff due to a sore right shoulder joint. Hamilton will hit sixth and serve as the designated hitter as the Angels announced via Twitter early Tuesday evening.Here’s tonight’s #Angels lineup vs Seattle at 7:05 p.m. PT. pic.twitter.com/Oelm72ACpe— Angels (@Angels) September...
Via MLB Injury News
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Matt Shoemaker has mild oblique strain, will miss next start

Angels' rookie Matt Shoemaker has a mild oblique strain and will miss his next start, manager Mike Scioscia announced prior to Tuesday's game with the Mariners.  The reigning American League Rookie/Pitcher of the Month left Monday night's game with "discomfort" in his side after 7.2 innings of one-run ball. It was his 16th win of the season. No injury is...
Via Fox Sports West
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com's 10th Anniversary Member Appreciation Interview with AngelsJunky

 This week we celebrate our 10th anniversary with an interview with long time member, AngelsJunky. The New Hampshire resident is a passionate Angels fan who brings intelligent topics for discussion to our forum and has posted some of the most in-depth blog articles over the years at AngelsWin.com. Let's dig right in and get to know AJ better in this week's member appreciation...
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Surprise! Josh Hamilton is back in the Angels lineup

Remember how we heard that Albert Pujols might miss a day or two with a hamstring issue and that Josh Hamilton was hoping to return Wednesday? Here’s tonight’s #Angels lineup vs Seattle at 7:05 p.m. PT. pic.twitter.com/Oelm72ACpe — Angels (@Angels) September 16, 2014 SURPRISE! Both of the expensive sluggers are back in the lineup. Hamilton returning is obviously the bigger...
Via Monkey with a Halo
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Updating Mike Trout’s Historical Context

Two years ago, Mike Trout had the best age-20 season of all-time, by Wins Above Replacement. Last year, Trout had the best age-21 season of all time, by Wins Above Replacement. This year, Mike Trout will not have the best age-22 season of all time, because he’s regressed a little bit and also because holy […]
Via Fangraphs
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #150: The drought is over – Angels 8, Mariners 1

The drought is over! No, you still can’t water your lawn, but you can go out on that dried out lawn and jump for joy that the Angels will be returning to the playoffs after missing out the last four seasons. Maybe you can even water your lawn with a celebratory champagne shower. It might be more prudent to wait until they clinch the AL West though. Or maybe all celebrations...
Via Monkey with a Halo
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Comparing the 2014 Angels with the 2002 Angels

We Angels fans have a problem. Anytime the Halos have a good team we are compelled to compare that team to the World Series winning 2002 Angels. We can’t help it. That team was the greatest team the franchise has ever seen. If we are being honest, it is the only great team in the franchise’s otherwise nondescript history. It is also something that happened recently enough that...
Via Monkey with a Halo
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

RCL Update: A Trout in the Pot is Better Than a Stanton in the Sea

I'll be honest, I really wanted to do a title about Rudy. After having a top-7 pitching week and moving into the top-10 overall, I wanted to kiss some a*s to the other man in charge. It was supposed to be "Rudy Comfortable", a play on Rudy Huxtable, but then Grey told me to talk about you guys and four girl readers. I obliged and started looking at the top-10 and the...
Via Razzball
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

World Series Odds: Angels remain baseball betting favorite in mid-September

The Los Angeles Angels are 16-3 SU over their last 19 games and 10-1 SU over their last 11 games, widening their lead in the AL West to 10 games in the process. The Angels are a 5/1 favorite to win the World Series and will look to stay hot this week hosting the Seattle Mariners in a four-game series starting on Monday. In the series opener on Monday night, Matt Shoemaker and the...
Via OddsShark
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols leaves game with hamstring cramp

According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Albert Pujols was forced to exit tonight’s game against the Mariners in the fourth inning with a left hamstring cramp. Pujols clutched at the back of his leg while running to second base on a bases-clearing double off Hisashi Iwakuma in the bottom of the third inning. Fortunately, it doesn’t appear to be serious and could...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Albert Pujols and Matt Shoemaker exit early

The Los Angeles Angels do not need to worry about winning the AL West any more, but they would like to make it to the postseason with no more injury concerns. Monday was not ideal on that front, with both starter Matt Shoemaker and first baseman Albert Pujols leaving the Angels' win early, as MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.Shoemaker was already close to finishing his...
Via MLB Injury News
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Josh Hamilton could return Wednesday, inside Mike Trout’s poor defensive numbers

The September 16th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Josh Hamilton could return Wednesday, inside Mike Trout’s poor defensive numbers and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton could return as DH Wednesday after taking BP sessions on Monday. The Monkey Says: Hamilton even admits he probably won’t be batting clean-up when he returns. I actually...
Via Monkey with a Halo
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels beat Mariners, become first team to clinch playoff spot

  The Los Angeles Angels on Monday night became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. David Freese and Brennan Boesch homered for the big-league-leading Angels (94-56), who reduced their magic number to three in the American League West race with...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Angels clinch playoff berth

The Los Angeles Angels became the first team to punch their ticket to the playoffs. The Angels currently have the best record in MLB, with 94 wins and 56 losses. At this pace the Angels will end the season with 101 wins. This is the Angels first playoff appearance since 2012. The Angels Magic Number to clinch the West Division is down to 3. The Angels won the game by a score of 8...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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