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Angels host local Pitch, Hit & Run competition

Several children got to live out their dreams Saturday morning -- playing on the field at Angel Stadium.
Via Angels.com
1 hour ago

Tim Lincecum set to have two starts in AAA, then his Angels debut against the Indians

Tim Lincecum was in Tempe this morning to get in a start with the rookie ball Angels, facing the rookie ball Mariners, and it looks like he got a good workout. Tim pitched five innings, throwing 75 pitches in the process, and gave up two runs right towards the end of his day. His velocity was sitting around the 87-91 mph mark, as expected, but he's still got plenty deception and...
Via Halos Heaven
5 hours ago

The Angels aren't far from being pretty good

By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  To all of our Angels fans out there that see the sky falling on this team, consider first that despite losing two of three to both Baltimore and Texas, the Angels are 9-5 in their last 14 games. Over the last 14 days (couldn't include that full span) they're 6th in major league batting fWAR...in the major leagues, tied with...
Via Angelswin
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #48: Shoemaker’s Encore – Angels 7, Astros 2

Any worries that Matt Shoemaker‘s brilliant start last week was a one-off thing were washed away Friday night, as the right-hander’s encore performance proved to be just as good as the first. Shoemaker struck out 11 and allowed zero free passes in 8⅓ innings on Friday, making him just the third pitcher this season to strike out 10 or more and walk none in consecutive starts...
Via Monkey with a Halo
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pleskoff Scouting Report: Kaleb Cowart

  TEAM: Los Angeles Angels AGE: 23 POSITION: 3B BATS: Switch THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6-foot-3 WEIGHT: 225 lbs. ACQUIRED: The Angels selected Cowart with the 18th overall pick in the first round of the 2010 First Year Player Draft. He was selected directly from Cook High School in Adel, Georgia. ***** STRENGTHS Kaleb Cowart has a solid hit tool that could play well at the...
Via Today's Knuckleball
9 hours ago

Why the Angels Need to Retool to Compete in 2018

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  In a period of two weeks the Angels received detrimental injury news regarding three core members of the team: Starting pitchers Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney and shortstop Andrelton Simmons. All three injuries are already having a serious impact on the current season but the pitching injuries are the most consequential...
Via Angelswin
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels set to activate Pennington, DFA Ryan

The Angels will activate infielder Cliff Pennington from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced after Friday night's 7-2 win over the Astros at Angel Stadium.
Via Angels.com
20 hours ago

Shoemaker dominates Astros as Pujols hits 570th

Matt Shoemaker was dominant again Friday night, throwing a career-high 8 1/3 innings and riding Albert Pujols' 570th career homer, as he helped give the Angels a 7-2 win over the Astros at Angel Stadium, halingt Houston's three-game win streak.
Via Angels.com
21 hours ago

Mike Trout at 40

After watching anything for a prolonged period of time, it is inevitable that that thing, no matter how incredible, will become normalized and lose some of its luster. Our brains can be a bummer that way. Given that, it’s important to take a step back from time to time with the point of re-instilling some of that initial sense of wonder that can get lost along the way. Enter...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels 2012 draft retrospective: Jerry Dipoto does his best with one arm tied behind his back

Continuing our look at the past five years of drafts for the Angels, today we have 2012 on deck and we're ready to, in the words of Ian Mackaye, look back and laugh. I say that only because in hindsight, these things are ALWAYS funny, even though whether the draft could be deemed a success or failure is a different story altogether. Such lofty heights and aspirations for even the...
Via Halos Heaven
1 day ago

Angels’ Lucas Luetge clears waivers outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake

The Los Angeles Angels have assigned left-handed reliever Lucas Luetge to Triple-A Salt Lake after he cleared waivers, the team announced on Friday. The southpaw has appeared in 111 major league games though has not appeared in the MLB since 2015 (and it was only one game). Today LHP Lucas Luetge cleared waivers and was outrighted to the @SaltLakeBees — Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Boxscore Breakdown #47: Ugly Baseball – Rangers 15, Angels 9

Woof. The Angels played about as sloppy a game as is possible at the big-league level on Wednesday. The team blew two leads, committed two errors, made at least one bone-headed throw, and failed to have even one of their five pitchers survive the day without giving up a run. In the end, they lost by their third-largest margin of the year despite plating nine runs themselves. ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No, Things Are Not Looking Up For Albert Pujols

Dan McCarthy wrote a small article on ESPN.com with the title, “Perhaps things are looking up for Albert Pujols.” Here is the thing, though: Things are not looking up for Pujols, and likely never will again. Albert Pujols has never had a great season for the Los Angeles Angels. He has not once had a batting average over .300 or an on-base percentage over .400 while on the...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite better offensive numbers when he plays first base, Angels' Albert Pujols says he's fine with more games at DH

ARLINGTON, Texas – Albert Pujols shrugged off the question, but the numbers, at least through the first eight-plus weeks of this season, remain rather clear. He hits better when he plays first base, as he did here Monday when he drove a two-run...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fryer: Angels looking ready to make a run in the weak AL West

What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here ... • All of a sudden, things are looking up for the Angels. The team is creeping up on .500, Albert Pujols is smacking the ball with increasing regularity, Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun are...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: In Trout We Trust

While Bryce Harper is ice cold, Major League Baseball's other superstar, Mike Trout, is heating up. Over the last seven days, Trout is batting .370 with two home runs and gets a cake matchup on Tuesday night. It may be tough to fit Trout into your lineup given his price tag, but it's going to be worth it. Trout is like a tall glass of water. He's a beacon of light on the hill. A...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Huston Street's return would bolster Angels bullpen that has been logging a lot of innings

ARLINGTON, Texas – The timing has not been ideal. Since placing closer Huston Street on the disabled list late last month, the Angels have seen their bullpen’s workload see quite the uptick. Through the first three weeks of May, only two teams in...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum is Worth the Gamble to the Los Angeles Angles

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have been suffering at the hands of their injury-ridden bullpen. Left-hander C.J. Wilson’s run-in with shoulder tendonitis has placed him on the unavailable list, alongside Craig Gentry and Cliff Pennington to name a few. Because the AL West is still anyone’s game at this point in the season, the Angels need pitchers if they hope to remain in...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels breathe a sigh of relief with signing of Tim Lincecum

The Los Angeles Angels are currently sitting in the number three spot in the American League West with a record of 20-24. They are 6.5 games behind the first place Seattle Mariners and desperate to find something that works. The team has been struggling offensively and defensively for most of the 2016 season, but are making a come up winning 7 of their last 10 games. The squad also...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Beach ball thrown on the field costs Angels batter a strike

This is why you shouldn't bring a beach ball to a sporting event. A ball being tossed around the crowd Sunday night at Angel Stadium landed on the field in the fourth inning of the Angels' game against the Orioles, which distracted Angels first baseman C.J. Cron. Cron asked for time and turned his back on the plate, but Kevin Gausman threw a called strike to even the count at 2-2...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels, Lincecum agree to deal

After a season of injuries to their pitching staff, the Los Angeles Angels finally made a much needed deal to improve their team. On Thursday, the Los Angeles Angels came to terms on a 1-year deal with former San Francisco Giant Tim Lincecum. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young winner, will join the Angels after he proved to them his injuries were healed. Known as “The Freak”, Lincecum...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Diagnosing the Angels: Mike Trout Can’t Do It All

Imagine having the best baseball player in the league and it mattering very little. That’s largely been the case for the Los Angeles Angels since 2012 when Mike Trout made his debut. In that time, he’s taken home the Rookie of the Year and was named the AL’s Most Valuable Player. He’s finished runner-up for the latter three times, and if Manny Machado has anything to say...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels starter Santiago ejected for gesturing to umpire

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Angels starter Hector Santiago has been ejected after gesturing to the home plate umpire in the third inning against Baltimore. Santiago appeared irate about how umpire John Tumpane was calling the strike zone in the series opener Friday night. The Angels trailed the AL East-leading Orioles 4-1 after the left-hander gave up three home runs including consecutive...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels GM says team has not discussed trading Mike Trout

No, folks, Mike Trout is not going to be traded any time soon. With the Los Angeles Angels off to an 18-22 start and looking nothing like a contender, some outsiders raised the question of whether the team would entertain trading Trout for a huge prospect haul to allow them to rebuild. Perhaps, they reason, the Angels would be willing to move their star center fielder. So, Angels...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards picks stem cell treatment over Tommy John

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has an elbow injury that he has been told will require Tommy John surgery, but the right-hander is trying to avoid the procedure for the time being. Richards received a stem cell injection on Monday and will be reevaluated in six weeks to see how — or if — his torn ulnar collateral ligament is healing. “It’s done just in hopes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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