Confident Mike Morin shows his value as Angels reliever

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia was asked a few days ago if rookie reliever Mike Morin gained confidence from a strikeout of Miguel Cabrera.  He shook his head and chuckled a bit. Morin, he explained, is not lacking confidence. An example off the field, one that occurred way before he was even drafted by the Los Angeles Angels, perfectly illustrates Scioscia'...
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The Perfect Game for a Return to the Ballpark

As a baseball fan(atic), it is difficult being a displaced fan. Sure, there is MLB.tv if you want to fork out $150 for lag and a buffering screen. But it is nothing like being surrounded by the community that fully supports that same team colors that you do. It is nothing like being able to simply turn on the TV at game time, sit back with family members or friends, grab some snack...
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Boxscore Breakdown #104: Tamed – Angels 2, Tigers 1

It wasn’t an exciting game nor was it an exciting series, but the Angels were able to win this tame game and tame the Tigers for a series win. Also, I got one last pun out before the embargo gets put in place. I think we all in. Run Expectancy Rundown You know you are going bad when you hit a game-winning homer and your RE24 is still zero. Fortunately, the real offensive “juggernaut”...
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Week ahead for Angels: On the road vs. Orioles, Rays

A very tough road trip lies ahead. Starting Tuesday (and all week on FOX Sports West), the Angels face three opponents with playoff aspirations: Baltimore, which leads the American League East; Tampa Bay, which still has hopes of a wild card; and the Dodgers, who figure to go down to the wire with San Francisco in the National League West. The Angels lost two of three to the Orioles...
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Tyler DeLoach Leads This Week's AngelsWin.com Prospect Hotlist ( July 21 - July 27, 2014)‏

By Adrian Noche, AngelsWin.com Staff Reporter - 1. Tyler DeLoach, Starting Pitcher, Inland Empire 66ersLast two starts: 2-0  11.0 IP  0.00 ERA  6 H  3 BB  13 SO  0.81 WHIP  .152 BAAOverall: 10-4  3.21 ERA  112.0 IP  87 H  49 BB  122 SO  1.19 WHIP  .213 BAATyler DeLoach has quietly become one of the California League’s finest pitchers this season. The 6’6’’...
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Pitcher Profile: Matt Shoemaker AKA Matt Truemaker

I was a little unsure of who would be profiled this week (I thought about Jacob deGrom, but Front Row Amy was in attendance so I'd be too distracted...), so I went with a twitter suggestion that make me scratch my head a bit.  Matt Shoemaker?  Is he really interesting at all? I'm a big Angels fan, my most important dynasty now has Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Kole Calhoun...
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The Cost of Moving Matt Kemp

Not too long ago, Dave ran through his annual trade value series. Predictably, he ranked the most valuable player in baseball as being Mike Trout. Less predictably, but still predictably, he ranked the most anti-valuable player in baseball as being Albert Pujols. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols are teammates! A fun question, then, that showed […]
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Angels Players Power Rankings – Week 18

RANKPLAYERCHANGECOMMENTS 1-- 0 Last Week: 1Mike Trout - Mike Trout has a .304 OBP since the All-Star break, but let's keep blaming Josh Hamilton's lack of dingers for the Angels' offensive struggles the last week or so. 2-- 0 Last Week: 2Garrett Richards - Facing Max Scherzer is a bad time to have your first non-quality start since May 30th. 3+1 Last Week:...
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The Red-Hot Anaheim Angels are forgetting last season’s failures

The 2014 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (or Anaheim Angels), have proven themselves as a World Series contending team. Exactly one year ago today, the Anaheim Angels were in third place in the AL West standings with a 37-43 record and ten games back from the Texas Rangers. This year, the tides have changed, as today the Angels have a 63-41 record, and are two games back from the...
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How Good Is Mike Trout?

Sports He’s just 22 years old, but the Angels slugger has spent his life defying baseball’s expectations. Now he has experts wondering whether he could be the best ever.
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Halo Headlines: C.J. Wilson set for rehab start, Dipoto says Angels likely to do ‘nothing’ before trade deadline

The July 28th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including C.J. Wilson set for rehab start, Dipoto says Angels likely to do ‘nothing’ before trade deadline and much more… The Story: C.J. Wilson will make a rehab start today in Double-A Arkansas. The Monkey Says: He had two successful bullpen sessions over the weekend and is ready for rehab. It should...
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Hector Santiago making a difference through Santiago's Soldiers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As Angels lefty Hector Santiago was closing in on his first win of the season in Texas a few weeks ago, a group of little leaguers from New Jersey all gathered around a TV to watch their hero sponsor and coach who's money, time and dedication helped power them to a championship run. But in many ways, they're his heroes. While the noted MLB do-gooder has...
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Freese’s clutch hit backs up Santiago’s strong outing to help the Angels win the series

With two consecutive victories over Detroit, the Angels went out to win the four game series against the Tigers on a warm Sunday afternoon.Hector Santiago and Rick Porcello were the starters.Things didn’t get off to a great start, as Detroit took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, courtesy of a RBI double off of the right field wall from Victor Martinez.Santiago would be lights...
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Once a liability, Angels' bullpen becomes strength

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Their rotation is in a state of uncertainty and their offense is digging itself out of a rut, but as the Angels approach the final two months of the regular season, they know this much: At the end of games, their bullpen will carry them. It didn't used to be that way, but it is now. What was once a liability is now a strength, one that just might be the key...
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Angels Injury Update: C.J. Wilson, Josh Hamilton

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher C.J. Wilson will make a rehab start with Double-A Arkansas on Monday, reports Matthew DeFranks of MLB.com. Outfielder Josh Hamilton is also back in the lineup and starting in left field on Sunday after missing Saturday’s game with a sore left knee:#451711242 / gettyimages.comWilson was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 11after spraining...
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Mount Rushmore of baseball skippers? Scioscia talks Hall of Fame inductions

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It's almost the Mount Rushmore of baseball managers. The trio of managers that were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Sunday morning were first-ballot legends that Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia felt could very well be immortalized in granite on a mountain somewhere. What made Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre so successful...
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Angels rookie gets silent treatment after first MLB HR (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Angels rookie outfielder Efren Navarro received the silent treatment from his teammates after hitting his first major league home run during Saturday's game against Detroit.Navarro took Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander deep to right field for a solo shot to break open the scoring in the second inning. Navarro gave high fives to...
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Porcello goes for league high win No. 13 Sunday

The Los Angeles Angels finally have consecutive victories on their 10-game homestand, though closing out the stay with another one could be difficult against one of the AL's win leaders. As Los Angeles looks to win this four-game set Sunday, Detroit's Rick Porcello will try become the league's first 13-game winner while helping the Tigers avoid their ninth loss in 10...
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Angels' 4-0 win over Tigers may be a glimpse of October

Never have the Angels and Detroit Tigers met in October. If this series is some sort of playoff preview, bring it on. The Oakland Athletics have the best record in the major leagues, followed by the Angels and then the Tigers. It is a long way to October, but the standings set up now for the teams to play what could be an enticing first-round postseason series. We could see just...
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Navarro’s first homer and Shoemaker’s gem lead the Angels to victory

Efren Navarro has arguably been the Angels’ best player in this series against the Tigers. So much, that it’s kind of expected that he’s going to do something productive in every at-bat. Tonight was no exception, as the Halos and Detroit faced off in the third game of the series.Matt Shoemaker and Justin Verlander were the starters.In the bottom of the second inning, Efren...
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Angels' shutout win powered by castoff's-turned-fixtures

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Like every little league pitcher in Trenton, Mich., Shoemaker always dreamed of playing for the Detroit Tigers. But he went undrafted out of Eastern Michigan University and the dream looked to be far away. Efren Navarro's lifelong dream of playing baseball in the Major Leagues also seemed far off after getting drafted in the 50th round - a round that no longer...
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Controversial call overshadows Shoemaker's dominance

Matt Shoemaker will probably never forget Saturday's game between the Tigers and Angels. Brad Ausmus is going to remember it for a long time too, but for entirely different reasons. Shoemaker, facing the team he grew up idolizing for the first time, pitched seven shutout innings in a 4-0 win over the Tigers with his family in the stands. "This is incredibly special,"...
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By the Numbers: Tigers vs Angels 7/26/14

Game 103 of 162Angel Stadium: Anaheim, CA, 7:05 PM PSTTV: FS WestPitching Matchup:DET – RHP Justin Verlander (9-8, 4.84) vs LAA – RHP Matt Shoemaker (7-3, 4.54)Roster Moves:RHP Fernando Salas has been optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake, OF JB Shuck recalled to Anaheim.Interesting Stats/Facts: Today (July 26th) is relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen‘s 30th birthday. He shares his birthday...
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Angels Injury Update: Josh Hamilton exits with knee soreness

Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton made an early exit on Friday, coming out of the team's 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning. Matthew DeFranks of MLB.com reports that Hamilton was removed as a result of a sore left knee.DeFranks writes that manager Mike Scioscia considers Hamilton day-to-day and he will be reevaluated Saturday. The 33-year-old has...
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Navarro comes through again in win vs. Tigers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As the Los Angeles Angels continue to eclipse the Oakland A's, it's become clear that the Halos' ability to adjust as a club has been the key to staying in the thick of the AL West race. Friday night's game, a 2-1 win over the Tigers, showed exactly that. The Angels spoiled Drew Smyly's career outing with the help of the late-game lineup change...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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