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Josh Hamilton powers Angels past Athletics in Oakland

Josh Hamilton homered and drove in three runs, Mike Trout also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels regained the best record on baseball, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Sunday night. Erick Aybar had two hits and two RBI and Kole Calhoun finished with three hits for the Angels, who ended a five-game losing streak to the A's in Oakland. Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick each...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton in LA: Outcome or Approach?

Josh Hamilton’s story is well known. Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1999, the first overall pick nearly had his career wiped out before it began by off-field issues. But he rebounded to win an MVP award in and appeared in the All-Star Game in each of his five years with the Texas Rangers. When he sig​ned with the Los Angeles Angels prior to the 2013 season, it represented...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes Gets Josh Hamilton Out At Home Plate (Gif)

Yoenis Cespedes shows that base runners are no match for his arm.  The decision to send Josh Hamilton to home wasn’t a smart decision by Angels third base coach.     Trying to test Yoenis Cespedes power out in left field was a huge mistake. [NIS] The post Yoenis Cespedes Gets Josh Hamilton Out At Home Plate (Gif) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A different solution to Josh Hamilton’s slump

Josh Hamilton is broken (again) and this time it isn’t so clear that there is an easy way to fix him. Scioscia’s already tried everything in his bag of tricks which pretty much just consists of “mental days off” and a whole lot of crossing his fingers. Sure, Don Baylor has and will continue to spend time with him to try and unlock something within Josh, but this is nothing...
Via Monkey with a Halo
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels OF Hamilton out of lineup for second straight game

  Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup again for Monday night's game against the Red Sox, a day after asking for a day off. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Hamilton needs another day to relax and he would be coming to the park early Tuesday to work on things. ''He's going to come out early Tuesday, work on a couple of things and...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Manager Scioscia Frustrated With Josh Hamilton’s Struggles

With the Los Angeles Angels tied for the best record in baseball, things are looking up for the Halos. However, all is not exactly perfect in the clubhouse, as $125 million man Josh Hamilton has really struggled at the plate this season. After going 2 for 9 with seven strikeouts over the weekend against the Texas Rangers, his former team, Hamilton sat out the series finale to clear...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia: Josh Hamilton not the same player he was with Rangers

Mike Scioscia isn’t exactly thrilled with the type of production — or lack thereof — he’s received from Josh Hamilton. Hamilton is only hitting .216 with a .630 OPS since the All-Star break and went 1-for-5 with 4 strikeouts Friday against the Rangers. That prompted Scioscia to say Saturday that Hamilton isn’t the player he […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Freeway Series Game 1 notebook: Josh Hamilton's toe tap batting stance

LOS ANGELES -- To the guy who once hit four home runs in a game, three home runs in seven games wouldn't be considered a power surge. But for a slugger that struggled throughout last season and through much of this to return to his old form, it's a trend in the right direction. Josh Hamilton decided to change his batting stance during last week's series in Tampa Bay,...
Via Fox Sports West
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Orioles/Mariners fan catches baseball bat in the stands

Seattle Mariners’ Jesus Sacre does his best Josh Hamilton routine of losing control of his bat traveling several miles an hour into the crowded stands.  No need to worry though a confused Orioles/Mariners fan comes to the rescue, take a look! Your browser does not support iframes. courtesy of mlb This guy did a service to the patrons around him as he saved someone from serious...
Via Reading Between The Seams
26 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, 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...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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