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Pujols hits 35th home run as Angels take series from A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols hit a two-run drive to make him one of four players with 10 career 35-homer seasons, and the Los Angeles Angels jumped on AL ERA leader Sonny Gray from the start to beat the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Wednesday. Pujols had an RBI single in the first inning, then hit his 555th career homer in the second. He joined Hall of Famers Willie Mays (10) and...
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Mike Scioscia on current status of Angels clubhouse

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Angels' Albert Pujols: We're fighting for postseason spot

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Why Mike Trout ain't right

By Jeff Sullivan The Angels ascended to first place in the AL West in the final game before the All-Star break. A week and a half later, they had a two-game lead, and since that point, they’ve lost the two-game lead, and then several more games beyond that, in a team-wide collapse that’s threatened to leave the Angels on the outside of the playoff picture. They’ve lost 26...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss Coliseum began literally falling apart on Monday night

During Monday night’s Angels-Athletics game at Coliseum, the much-maligned home of the A’s (and Raiders, for that matter) began to fall apart when Shane Victorino bumped into the left field wall. As soon as Victorino lightly hit the wall, one of the pads became dislodged and eventually completely fell off, requiring a short delay while the Coliseum’s staff attempted...
Via The Outside Corner
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Halo Headlines: Angels begin GM candidate interviews, Freese to rejoin lineup today

The September 1st, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels begin GM candidate interviews, Freese to rejoin lineup today and much more… The Story: The Angels have begun interviewing GM candidates.The Monkey Says: Thus far it sounds as if the only interviews have been with internal hires Matt Klentak and Scott Servais, but the fact that the Angels are starting...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels still seeking trades, Freese nearing a return

The August 31st, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels still seeking trades, Freese nearing a return and much more… The Story: The Angels are still hoping to make a trade before the deadline today.The Monkey Says: For what? No one is saying, probably because it doesn’t matter. They’re just the captain of the Titanic shopping for some new deck chairs...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Angels looking for an upgrade before August 31 deadline

The deadline for teams to make roster moves in anticipation of the postseason is Monday, August 31. With roughly two days to go, the Los Angeles Angels are looking to improve their pitching staff, according to Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register. Though Fletcher says the team is 'finding it difficult' to find a suitable deal on the waiver wire, they're still looking for improvement...
Via Fox Sports
4 days 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
4 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
5 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...
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Angels Catching Prospect Taylor Ward Interviews with

Interview conducted by David Saltzer, 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
7 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 »
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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

By Jonathan Northrop, 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
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...
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12 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Prospect Kaleb Cowart Promoted to the Big Leagues after hitting the Reset Button in Triple-A

The Angels promoted former 1st round pick Kaleb Cowart today after thriving in Triple-A Salt Lake, batting .323 with a .395 on-base percentage, .491 slugging percentage, six homers, 13 doubles and 45 RBIs in 62 games in the PCL, striking out 64 times and walking 29 times in 220 at-bats. He also played some left field, shortstop and first base while with the Bees.  Cowart reverted...
Via Angelswin
14 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 — 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
16 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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