Report: Angels not expected to acquire pitching for playoff run

The Los Angeles Angels, as with all MLB teams, have a deadline of August 31 to have an added player be playoff-eligible. On September 1, roster’s can expand from 25 player’s to 40, but any player added after August 31 isn’t eligible for a team’s playoff roster. This is notable for two reasons. First, the Angels have a need for pitching after their ace Garrett Richards was...
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Boxscore Breakdown #134: Turn back the clock – Angels 4, Athletics 0

It was Turn Back the Clock night at the Big A on Friday, which meant the Angels got to wear their fantastic old uniforms from the eighties. More importantly, it meant that Jered Weaver also turned back the clock and looked like prime Weaver for the first time in quite a while. Those who don’t have their heads in the sand have realized that Weaver is in clear decline this year...
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Coco Crisp suffers strained neck after crashing into outfield fence

As I noted earlier, Angels catcher Chris Iannetta hit a two-run homer last night despite a fantastic effort from Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp, who actually had the ball in his glove for a beat before it was jarred loose on his collision with the outfield fence. Crisp hit the ground hard after his leap and was down for a few minutes before leaving the game with a strained...
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Breaking Down Garrett Richards's Torn Patellar Tendon

Garrett Richards has been nothing short of a sain​t to the Los Angeles Angels this season. One of the more dominating pitchers in the American League this year, Richards has a record of 13–4 with a 2.61 ERA and 164 strikeouts. The 26-year-old has also allowed a league-low 0.3 home runs per 9 innings. While covering first base on a potential double play against the Red Sox...
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Jered Weaver out-pitches Jon Lester as Los Angeles Angels defeat Oakland

With Garrett Richards out for the season, some might say Jered Weaver is the ace of the Angels’ starting rotation. Others might say it’s rookie Matt Shoemaker (13-4, 3.33 ERA), whose record and ERA were both better than those of Weaver (14-7, 3.72 ERA) ahead of Friday. But there is a lot to be said about experience, and Weaver certainly has the edge there. With Shoemaker slated...
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Notebook: Scioscia a fan of NHL's policy on roster expansion

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia is an unapologetic hockey fan who loves to reminisce about the Philadelphia Flyers' Stanley Cup titles in 1974 and '75. There's been one hockey rule the skipper always has been fond of, and as the Angels approach roster expansion, it's a rule that he thinks baseball should embrace. "The...
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How the Angels won (08/29): Weaver throws seven innings of scoreless baseball

How the Angels Won: A pair of home runs, a bases-loaded walk and a shutout performance by the ace helped the Angels to a 4-0 win over the Oakland A's on Friday night at Angel Stadium. It's the fourth-straight win by the Halos and their fifth in six games. The win extends the Angels' AL West lead to three games. No matter the outcome of the series' final game, the...
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Weaver and the Angels shut-out Oakland; take three game lead in the West

On the heels of a walk-off victory over Oakland last night, the Angels looked to repeat that feat and extend their AL West lead to three games.Jered Weaver and Jon Lester were the starters in what can be categorized as an Ace Off.Both Weaver and Lester dominated early, with four shut-out innings.Weaver had a no-hitter going on until Josh Donaldson broke it up with a double in the...
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Weaver bests Lester, Pujols homers as Angels top A's 2nd straight night

  Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 Friday night, extending their AL West lead over the A's to three games. A night after the Angels edged the Athletics 4-3 in 10 innings, they won with pitching and power. Chris Iannetta hit a two-run shot despite a valiant effort by center fielder Coco Crisp...
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Angels beat A's 4-0 behind Weaver, up AL West edge

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 Friday night, extend their AL West lead over the A's to three games. A night after the Angels edged the Athletics 4-3 in 10 innings, they won with pitching and power. Chris Iannetta hit a two-run shot despite a valiant effort by center...
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By the Numbers: Angels vs. A’s 8/29/14

Game 134 of 162Angel Stadium: Anaheim, CA, 7:05 PM PSTTV: Fox Sports WestPitching Matchup:LAA- RHP Jered Weaver (14-7 3.72 ERA)vs.OAK- LHP Jon Lester (13-8 2.53 ERA)Recent Roster Moves:RHP Dane De La Rosa has cleared waivers, has been out-righted off of the 40 man roster, and sent AAA Salt Lake. Lineup:Kole Calhoun RFMike Trout CFAlbert Pujols 1BJosh Hamilton LFHowie Kendrick 2BDavid...
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Angels' Richards rejoins team after knee injury

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards was on crutches when he rejoined his teammates for the first time since his season-ending knee injury. Richards hobbled out to center field Friday for the official team photo. The picture may not be too promising for him to start next season on time, but the prognosis is for a full recovery. Richards was 13-4 with...
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Second Guessing Scioscia – Week 22: Do the splits

Welcome to Second-Guessing Scioscia, our look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. This isn’t because we dislike Scioscia, in fact, MWAH is officially pro-Scioscia. However, we do realize that he is not infallible and hope to use this series to bring light to the decisions in which he went wrong (or was at least perceived to be...
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A’s Play Game Under Protest After Controversial Obstruction Call (Video)

A pivotal four-game series between the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A’s got off to an odd start Thursday night. With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar smacked a high-bouncing ball down the first base line. A’s pitcher Dan Otero and first baseman Brandon Moss both converged on the ball, with Otero grabbing it in time to tag Aybar...
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Athletics’ Fans: Good, Good…Let The Butt-hurt Flow Through You

By Glen McKee, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer - So, last night was quite a game, eh?  The brass tacks are that the Angels won 4-3 in ten innings.  There’s more to it than that, though, and that more has the A’s fans as butt-hurt as Boston fans when they first realized their team wasn’t going anywhere this year.  The first part of the more is the light wave, which sounds close...
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Thatcher (ankle) recently tried to throw off a mound but said "it didn’t go well."

Joe Thatcher, who has been out nearly four weeks with a sprained ankle, is still hoping to be back in the next two weeks. Thatcher said he recently tried to throw off the mound and “it didn’t go well.” The original prognosis called for a four- to six-week rehab, and Thatcher believes he’ll still be within that window. “My arm is in shape,” he said, “so as soon as...
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Howie Kendrick’s sacrifice fly in 10th inning gives Angels 4-3 victory over Oakland

Howie Kendrick appeared comfortable when he hit a sacrifice fly to right field off reliever Ryan Cook in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Albert Pujols with the winning run in the Angels’ 4-3 victory over the Oakland A’s before 41,056 at Angel Stadium. After Pujols led off with a walk, Josh Hamilton singled him to third. The victory gives the Angels (80-53) a lead of two...
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Athletics play game under protest over controversial call

This is utterly ridiculous in every possible way. Umpire Greg Gibson may have even misunderstood the rules here in order to help the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday evening. A win that gave them a two-game lead in the division.  Without getting too much into MLB’s Oxford-sized rulebook, check out the video below. Your browser does not support...
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Halo Headlines: the Angels budget crunch, Pujols calls out critics

The August 29th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including the Angels budget crunch, Pujols calls out critics and much more… The Story: A look at the Angels budget crunch. The Monkey Says: I wrote about this the other day, you can find it in the featured posts up above. This should give you some insight into the math behind it. The Story: Albert Pujols...
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Angels walk-off on Oakland in Game 1 of the series

In perhaps the most important series of the season so far, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and their one-game lead, squared up with the Oakland Athletics with the AL West hanging in the balance.C.J. Wilson and Sonny Gray were the starters, in the first of four.The Halos opened up the scoring in the top of the second inning, with RBI singles from Erick Aybar and Gordon Beckham...
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AL West showdown: Angels win in 10 on sac fly, A’s file protest

  Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major-league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics, who finished the game under protest over a ninth-inning obstruction call. Josh Hamilton had a 10th-inning single as the Angels won the opener in a four-game...
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How the Angels won (08/28): Kendrick's walk-off sac fly leads to Angels victory

How the Angels won/lost: The Halos became the first team this season to reach the 80-win mark when Howie Kendrick lifted a sacrifice fly to right field in the 10th inning of Thursday night's game against the Oakland A's. Albert Pujols easily scored from the third and the Angel Stadium crowd roared as Kendrick was mobbed in the 4-3 walk-off win.  "Josh (Hamilton) and...
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Point/Counterpoint: Get Bartolo?

Just about a week ago, Garret Richards went down with a season-ending injury and with that injury came serious questions about how bad the Angels would be without him (consensus: bad!) and what they would do to replace him (consensus: irreplaceable!).  One of the most talked-about choices to replace him is former Angel and former PED piñata Bartolo Colon.  He’s cleared waivers...
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Angels Injury Update: Albert Pujols exits with calf tightness

In the seventh inning of the Wednesday 6-1 night's win over the Miami Marlins Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left with minor calf tightness (video here and below), according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. The win put the Angels one game up on the Oakland Athletics for the AL West Division lead. The two teams meet Thursday night to begin a four-game set. Manager Mike Scioscia...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Reasons Are There to Not Believe in Matt Shoemaker?

The Angels’ starting rotation has been worth 10.8 WAR. Tyler Skaggs is responsible for 15% of that, and he’s been hurt for a while, and he’s done for this season. Garrett Richards is responsible for another 41% of that, and as of last week he’s out for the season as well, and perhaps a part […]
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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