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Halo Headlines: Angels tried trading for A.J. Burnett, the AL West race is over

The September 2nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels tried trading for A.J. Burnett, the AL West race is over and much more… The Story: The Angels tried to trade for A.J. Burnett. The Monkey Says: And failed because they wanted him to decline his 2015 player option. That seems like a lot to ask for a guy who already was likely reticent...
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Boxscore Breakdown #136: OakLOLand – Angels 8, Athletics 1

Well, that couldn’t have gone better. Not only did the Angels beat the pants off the A’s in the finale, but they sent them into full-on self-destruct mode afterwards. After losing all four games and scoring a combined three runs in the series, Oakland is in utter disarray. Their hitters were awful in the series. They made several fielding blunders. Scott Kazmir continues to implode...
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Angels surge into September as baseball's best

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Although Mike Trout has accomplished an extraordinary amount in his short major league career with the Los Angeles Angels, he claims none of those individual feats means much to him. He's more interested in experiencing the thrill of a pennant race, and he's about to get it. Trout and the Angels are surging into September with the best record in baseball...
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Bob Melvin rips team after A's get swept by Angels in four games

In a series that saw the Oakland Athletics outscored 18-4 by the Los Angeles Angels, the A's were swept in four games and fell to five games back in the AL West. Not surprisingly, A's skipper Bob Melvin was none-too-happy after Sunday's 8-1 loss. Via sfgate.com: “It was embarrassing, pathetic. We don't play like that,” Melvin said after Oakland's 8-1...
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Mike Scioscia wants NHL-style roster expansion in MLB

"Part of the strategy of the game is, if you can flush your bench out early, you might have match-ups later in the game you'll use," Mike Scioscia said. "That's virtually impossible to do after September 1st."#451447792 / gettyimages.comIn case you didn't know, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia is a life-long hockey fan who, loves...
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Mike Trout sets a career high in home runs

In an odd turn of events, the Anaheim Angels have won six games in a row; including a four-game sweep of the team that was supposed to win the American League West after acquiring the two biggest arms on the trade market. In yesterday’s 8-1 win in Anaheim, Mike Trout drove in three runs and set a new career high for home runs in a season with his 31st of the year off Jesse Chavez...
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Angels-Astros Preview

Six games of elite pitching helped the Los Angeles Angels blow by their main competition for AL West supremacy. They now head out on the road against some of the AL's worst teams, beginning a 10-game trip Tuesday night with Houston as Astros interim manager Tom Lawless takes over for the fired Bo Porter. The Angels (83-53) completed a four-game sweep of Oakland with Sunday'...
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Let’s Finish This!

By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin.com Vice President of Marketing & CommunicationsIt’s Monday morning.  It’s September 1, 2014.  It’s Labor Day.  I’m sitting on my back deck, drinking coffee and staring out west towards the Rocky Mountains.  The sky is blue and there are a handful of puffy white clouds positioned above just perfectly.  Yet, amidst all of this beauty,...
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The Top Ten Teams in the MLB

As always the numbers your seeing is the last 2 weeks of play and not the overall season totals.  At this point in the season the 2 week periods are more important than the season. 1) Los Angeles Angels #454317494 / gettyimages.com BB% K% AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO wOBA wRC+ WAR Batting 8.0% 19.5% .262 .326 .384 .710 .122 .315 105 1.8   K/9 BB/9 HR/9 BAA WHIP ERA ERA-...
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Angels complete four-game sweep of A’s behind Matt Shoemaker gem

The force of the “sweep, sweep, sweep” chant grew louder and more boisterous from the capacity crowd at Angels Stadium on Sunday afternoon in the ninth inning, as the Angels closed out an emphatic four-game sweep of the rival Oakland A’s. There was no mistaking the magnitude of the game and what it meant in the standings for the MLB-best Angels after a commanding 8-1 win over...
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Week ahead for Angels: Two in Houston before heading to Minnesota for four

The week ahead Hello, September. The Angels finally have an off day, but it will be short lived. The Angels get Labor Day off after finishing August with 17 games in 17 days. Tuesday begins a stretch of 23 games in 23 days, with their next off day not coming until Sept. 25. The Angels begin Tuesday with two in Houston before going to Minnesota for four. The week behind The Angels...
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Notebook: Scioscia pushing back rotation due to roster expansion

Rosters expand on the team's off-day Monday so manager Mike Scioscia has decided to push back the pitching rotation. Hector Santiago was scheduled to pitch Tuesday in Houston but Scioscia said Sunday morning that he would be pushed back to Thursday at Minnesota.  After Saturday night's bullpen game, Scioscia decided to keep Santiago there for the time being and made him...
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Angels sweep the A’s; take five game lead in the West

In the final game of August, the Angels had the golden opportunity to sweep the Oakland A’s, and in the process take a five game lead in the AL West.Matt Shoemaker and Scott Kazmir were the starters.Shoemaker pitched two scoreless innings, and the Halos backed him up with some run support in the bottom of the second. First off, Erick Aybar singled to left field scoring Josh Hamilton from...
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How the Angels won (08/31): Angels sweep the A's and extend their AL West lead to 5 games

How the Angels Won: It's a simple formula. The Angels pitched well enough to stay in games 1-4 and when their opponents made mistakes, they capitalized. The same formula proved effective on Sunday in an 8-1 win over the Oakland A's at Angel Stadium, effectively completing the four-game sweep over their AL West rivals.  "I think the whole series we played that way,"...
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Mike Trout hits 31st homer as Angels complete 4-game sweep of A's

  Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a masterful four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory Sunday. The Angels won their sixth in row and own the best record in the majors at 83-53. They shut out the A's for the 29 consecutive...
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Angels Injury Update: Grant Green activated

The Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland A's on Sunday by the score of 8-1. The win improved the Angels to 83-53, five games ahead of the A's in the American League West. Mike Trout hit his 31st home run of the season and Chris Iannetta added his seventh in the winning effort. On the injury front, infielder Grant Green has been activated from the disabled list a day...
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Angels trounce A's 8-1 to complete 4-game sweep

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a masterful four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory Sunday. The Angels won their sixth in row and own the best record in the majors at 83-53. They shut out the A's for the 29 consecutive innings...
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Angels Fans Should Feel Pretty Good About September

As part of Commissioner Bud Selig’s special committee for on-field issues, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia is one of several members tasked with finding ways to improve the on field product.  One aspect of the game that Scioscia would like to see altered is the expansion of rosters on September 1st.  Currently, teams may expand their 25 man roster by up to 15 players when the calendar...
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Angels option Rasmus after start, activate Green

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have optioned right-hander Cory Rasmus to Triple-A Salt Lake after the reliever's outstanding fill-in start in a shutout of Oakland. The major league-leading Angels also reinstated infielder Grant Green from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday before their series finale against the Athletics. Rasmus had six strikeouts during three innings...
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Boxscore Breakdown #135: Look, Ma, no starters! – Angels 2, Athletics 0

Starting pitchers, we don’t need not stinking starting pitchers? Scioscia (and I’d guess at least partly Dipoto’s) master plan went off without a hitch. Definitely a little bit of good luck, too, but no real hitches. The eight man-attack kept Oakland’s bats quiet all night, combining to outduel an excellent Jeff Samardzija. None of it would’ve been possible had Cory Rasmus...
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Los Angeles Angels use eight pitchers to shut down Oakland A’s in historic 2-0 victory

Angels manager Mike Scioscia knew he wasn’t going to use his starting pitcher very long Saturday, so he pulled out the old “bullpen game” card. And history was made. After three beautifully pitched innings by starter Cory Rasmus, the Angels paraded seven relief pitchers in front of the Oakland A’s, who could not score off any of them. Combine that with a two-run fourth...
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Angels taking bullpen approach with Richards' old rotation spot

Those eight pitchers you watched take the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night? Get used to that scene. Every fifth day it's going to be a hold-your-breath, empty out the bullpen day for the next month. It's been two turns in the rotation and the Angels still have not been able to replace Garrett Richards. And at this point, they really can't. So, until...
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How the Angels won (08/30): Rasmus sharp in first MLB start

How the Angels Won: It took eight Angels pitchers and a fourth inning filled with managerial antics and match-ups for the Halos to take a 2-0 win over the Oakland A's on Saturday night at Angel Stadium. The Angels (82-53) took the series with the Game 3 win. They've now won their last four straight over the once-formidable Athletics. The Angels now are a season-high four...
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Rasmus and the bullpen help the Angels win Game 3 against the A’s

Two down, two to go in this AL West Showdown. The Angels have won the first two, and looked to defeat Oakland once again, and increase their lead to four games.Cory Rasmus (making his first MLB start), and Jeff Samardzija were the starters.Three innings, that’s all Rasmus pitched, but he did what the Angels needed him to. Rasmus only gave up one hit, and struck-out 6 batters.The...
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Angels use 8 pitchers, beat A's again to stretch AL West lead to 4

  The Los Angeles Angels used eight pitchers — a franchise record for a nine-inning game — in a 2-0 victory over Oakland on Saturday night that increased their AL West lead over the Athletics to four games. The deficit is the largest for the A's this season. They led the division by four games on Aug. 9 before going on their current 6-13 slide. Their only hits were infield...
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