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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...
Via AP on Fox
18 minutes ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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...
Via In The Neutral Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Garrett Richards and the AL West Division Race

It has been awhile since we have seen the Los Angeles Angels play to the level of our expectations. They haven't reached the playoffs since 2009, and have finished no higher than third in their division in consecutive seasons. Yet now, after Sunday night's victory over the Oakland Athletics, they've reclaimed sole possession of first place in the AL West—albeit by one...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade LeBlanc designated for assignment, Angels mulling options

getty images The Los Angeles Angels designated Wade LeBlanc for assignment following his poor outing on Monday. LeBlanc allowed six runs in 3 1/3 innings of work earning his quick exit from the rotation. With the Angels needing to figure things out by Saturday they could turn to internal options Randy Wolf or Michael Roth. Of course it is worth mentioning that Bartolo Colon has cleared...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards to miss six to nine months

The Los Angeles Angels of  Anaheim took a huge blow when starter Garrett Richards went down on Wednesday with a patellar tendon tear. The Angels got more bad news on Thursday when it was announced that Richards will need surgery to repair his patellar tendon tear and will be out 6-9 months. Mike DiGiovanna of […]
Via Full Scale Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards carted off field with knee injury

Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Angels ace Garrett Richards was carted off the field on a stretcher in the second inning at Fenway Park with a possible left patellar injury. The team is awaiting further evaluations before announcing anything more definitive. The Angels are facing the possibility of being without their best starting pitcher for the rest of the...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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