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Once seemingly in good position to defend their AL West title, the Los Angeles Angels have posted the worst record in the league over the past 5 1/2 weeks. Hector Santiago's fall from grace has coincided with his team's struggles in that stretch. The visiting Angels look to turn it around and avoid a fourth straight loss Monday night against the last-place Oakland Athletics. Los...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 29

It's a much more low-key slate today in the major leagues, but there's still plenty of intrigue to be had. Check 'em out: Garrett Richards (LAA) vs. Corey Kluber (CLE) 7:10 p.m. ET The Angels find themselves on the outside looking in—just barely, but bear with me—of the final Wild Card spot by 1.5 games thanks in large part to a rotation that hasn't exactly lived up to...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Second Guessing Scioscia – Bunt Party!

Welcome to Second Guessing Scioscia, our look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. And, boy, there are some questionable decisions to be reviewed. In the history of this column, we have never once struggled for content. However, we aren’t anti-Scioscia, but we aren’t exactly pro-Scioscia either. In particular, we believe his...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels monitoring young arms’ workloads, seeking an edge against Trout

The August 28th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels monitoring young arms’ workloads, seeking an edge against Trout and much more… The Story: The Angels are monitoring the workloads of Garrett Richards, Hector Santiago and Andrew Heaney.The Monkey Says: Well, I’m not sure what they are going to do about it that they aren’t already doing. When they...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Angels care? The Monkey investigates…

Ladies and gentlemen, I am here to investigate some very grievous charges that have been levied against the 2015 Angels. During their recent losing spree, very serious accusations of playing with no heart, aggravated gutlessness, premeditated lack of urgency and, worst of all, conspiracy to not care have been made by fans and players alike. We here at Monkey with a Halo take these...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it safe to say Justin Verlander is officially back?

Anyone who watched the Detroit Tigers game Wednesday night was likely having flashbacks of the seasons from 2006-2012 as right hander Justin Verlander dominated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, losing a no-hitter in the 9th inning. Verlander was a perennial All Star, MVP candidate, and Cy Young candidate for over half a decade until injuries hampered him for a majority of the last...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Angels Catcher Chris Iannetta Breaks Up Justin Verlander's No-Hit Bid In The Ninth

It was looking pretty good for Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander once again. Heading in to the ninth inning he had a no-hit bid working. He just needed to get past the next three batters to notch his third career no-no. That is until Angels Chris Iannetta stepped up to the plate.With a nice double effectively told Verlander no no-no for you today. Chris Iannetta breaks up Justin...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Catching Prospect Taylor Ward Interviews with AngelsWin.com

Interview conducted by David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer When the Angels drafted catcher Taylor Ward with their first round draft pick in June, 2015, the reaction from the front office was one of jubilation. A big cheer erupted in the draft room, as if they had won the lottery. However, many of the national pundits had a different reaction—confusion. A big question...
Via Angelswin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels pitcher Jered Weaver talks about 'getting guys fired up'

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Via Fox Sports West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

'Personal medical situation' expected to sideline Angels' Giavotella until early September

Los Angeles Angels infielder Johnny Giavotella had been feeling a bit under the weather lately, and on Tuesday the club placed him on the 15-day disabled list as a result.The reasoning was officially cited as a 'personal medical condition', an intentionally vague description that falls within MLB's rules pertaining to non-baseball related medical situations. To fill Giavotella's...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Albert Pujols Leads Angels To Victory With Three-Run Blast In The First

To beat the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night the Los Angeles Angels needed much more than the three-run shot Albert Pujols starting the team off with in the first inning, but it sure was a great way for the scoring to get started.In the end they needed an infield single by David DeJesus, a double by Erick Aybar, and a couple of wild pitches by the Tigers staff to beat Detroit 8-7.Read more »
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

FALLEN ANGELS - How the Los Angeles Angels lost their organizational luster

By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Columnist -  After last night's loss the Blue Jays, completing a three-game blow-out sweep in which the Angels were outscored 10-36 and saw them drop from 2.5 games behind to 5.5 games behind the first place Astros, and out of 2nd place into 3rd. After the Josh Hamilton debacle earlier in the year and the “Dipoto drama” of a couple months...
Via Angelswin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Q & A with 2015 Los Angeles Angels Hall of Fame Inductee Dean Chance by Rob Goldman

Goldman: What are your feelings about going into the Angels Hall of Fame this weekend? Chance: I feel great about it. I’ll be there with Eli Grba, Bobby Knoop, equipment man Bob Case, batboy Scotty Keene, and a few more who were there in the old days reliving all the memories of the Angels and the early 60’s.  Goldman: What are some of your favorite memories of those...
Via Angelswin
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A year later, Angels' Richards looks back on 2014 knee injury

It has now been one year since Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards tore his left patellar tendon in a freak injury covering first base at Fenway Park on August 20, 2015. He's returned to form nicely for the Halos, essentially picking up where he left off en route to a 12-9 record and 3.50 ERA in 23 starts this season. Speaking with MLB.com's David Adler about his season...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels’ Chris Iannetta says Twitter haters tell him he should kill himself

Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta became the latest athlete to speak out about the amount of vitriolic hate that can be spewed on social media, especially when a player is going through struggles. Iannetta is in the throes of an awful slump, notching only four hits in his previous 47 at-bats before Thursday’s game, which makes him an easy target for anonymous trolls and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels’ Mike Trout Might Work For The Weather Channel This Offseason

Mike Trout makes a living chasing fly balls, but he also has a passion for chasing something else: storms. It turns out the Los Angeles Angels superstar is a huge weather geek, and his love for meteorology could translate into his very own cameo on the Weather Channel, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. Trout’s love for all things weather apparently started when he was...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout apparently is something of a meteorology buff

If fellow AL MVP candidate Josh Donaldson is known as ‘The Bringer of Rain’, perhaps it’s time to call Mike Trout ‘The Follower of Storms’. In a great story on Yahoo! Sports, Jeff Passan documents Trout’s growing off-field weather obsession, discussing how Trout is a weather geek who is very keen to absorb all information regarding the weather. He’s become the go...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Trout lays out to make great game-saving catch

This catch on the warning track by Mike Trout was ridiculous, even though it only prolonged Sunday’s Angels-Royals game by one more inning. Trout catch https://t.co/1HRhOto83T — The Outside Corner (@Outside_Corner) August 17, 2015   With men on the corners and two outs in the ninth, Trout’s diving grab of a Paulo Orlando sinking liner ended the inning for Kansas...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox closer: Mike Scioscia was ‘bush league’ to stand in way

    Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson blew a save against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night, and he felt that some “bush league” antics from Mike Scioscia led to the misfortune. Angels shortstop Erick Aybar struck out to lead off the ninth with the White Sox leading 2-1. The pitch was in the dirt, so Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers reached out and tagged Aybar...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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