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By the Numbers: Angels @ Orioles 7/30/14

Game 106 of 162:Camden Yards: Baltimore, MD, 4:05 PM PTTV: FS-WESTPitching Matchup:LAA- RHP Garrett Richards (11-3 2.62 ERA)vs.BAL- RHP Kevin Gausman (4-3 3.67 ERA)NO Recent Roster MovesLineup:Kole Clahoun RFMike Trout CFAlbert Pujols 1BJosh Hamilton LFErick Aybar SSHowie Kendrick 2BC.J. Cron DHDavid Freese 3BChris Iannetta CInteresting/Notable Stats and Facts:Prior to last week’s...
Via In The Neutral Zone
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels rookie reliever wears pink backpack to bullpen (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Angels rookie reliever Mike Morin went through some standard rookie hazing by having to wear a pink backpack to the bullpen before Tuesday night's game in Baltimore.The pink backpack was appropriately labeled as the "Bullpen Rookie Goodie Bag", so Morin is simply paying his dues. It doesn't matter how good he is...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Wilson ready to return, Angels scout Cuban OF Rusney Castillo

The July 30th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Wilson ready to return, Angels scout Cuban OF Rusney Castillo and much more… The Story: C.J. Wilson is likely to return to the rotation this weekend and believes he fixed an issue with his hip that was causing his struggles. The Monkey Says: It is kind of weird that he didn’t realize his hip was...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Angels Wilson should return this week

The red-hot Los Angeles Angels are about to regain one of their best pitchers as Alden Gonzalez, the team's beat writer from MLB.com, reported C.J. Wilson has completed his rehab and is ready to pitch in the rotation.CJ Wilson looking like he'll be back in the #Angels' rotation this week. 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 SO for Double-A Arkansas. 81 pitches.— Alden Gonzalez...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Trout excels on balls out of the zone, Angels sign Dominican prospect LHP Franklin Salomon

The July 29th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout excels on balls out of the zone, Angels sign Dominican prospect LHP Franklin Salomon and much more… The Story: Mike Trout is excelling on balls out of the zone. The Monkey Says: I knew he was good, but not that good. We’ve seen a few times already this year that for a pitch to be too low for...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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'...
Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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,"...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Decline Of Josh Hamilton

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Josh Hamilton has become the most aggressive hitter in baseball and he fails to see any positive results. According to FanGraphs.com, during his time in Texas, Hamilton swung at 36.6 of the pitches he was thrown outside the strike zone and just 18 hitters chased pitches out of the zone more often than Hamilton. Since joining the Angels his chase rate has spiked...

WATCH: Trout, Pujols mock Fernando Rodney

There’s a little bit of a beef brewing between the Angels and the Mariners this year. The teams have been two of the best in the AL this season and are competing for a playoff spot from the AL West. They also had a great 3-game series in Anaheim over the weekend, with the teams […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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