ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Smith closes another strong bullpen performance

Joe Smith, acting as the Angels' closer while Huston Street recovers from a strained oblique, had a hunch he would be needed for multiple innings in Wednesday's series finale from Miller Park. He told C.J. Cron around the third inning that he wouldn't be surprised if he were needed for a six-out save.
Via Angels.com
9 hours ago

Fatigued Garrett Richards unsure on next start for Angels

MILWAUKEE (AP) Los Angeles Angels starter Garrett Richards says he will be re-evaluated on Thursday to determine whether he can make his next start after dealing with fatigue. Richards only went four innings in his start on Sunday against Texas because of dehydration and cramping. Richards said after the Angels' 7-3 win on Wednesday in Milwaukee that while he wasn't hurt, he...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vintage Trout reappears during torrid stretch

It was only 15 days ago that Mike Trout came to bat in Chicago and the scoreboard read .220 next to his batting average. When he came to bat in Wednesday's ninth inning, Angels starter Hector Santiago glanced towards Miller Park's center-field JumboTron and saw that number at ".317."
Via Angels.com
10 hours ago

Angels bats come alive against Brewers pen, avoid embarrassing sweep

The Angels headed to Milwaukee hoping to salvage their road trip after a disappointing stop in Arlington. Instead, they found themselves looking to avoid a sweep at the hands of the basement dwelling Brewers. Hector Santiago did not inspire much confidence early on, walking the first two batters he faced. While he ultimately wiggled out of that first inning jam, he had his second...
Via Halos Heaven
11 hours ago

Final: Late rally helps Angels avoid sweep by Brewers

MILWAUKEE – Facing three games without the designated hitter in Milwaukee, C.J. Cron had to wait patiently for his chance to contribute. He made it count. Cron, limited to one pinch-hit appearance each day of the series, drove in the go-ahead run...
Via The OC Register
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels must decide on Ortega or Choi

Daniel Nava remains on track to be activated off the disabled list by Friday, at which point the Angels would have to decide whether to keep left fielder Rafael Ortega or first baseman Ji-Man Choi on their bench.
Via Angels.com
14 hours ago

Cow Tipping - Angels farm report 5/4/16

Great news: The Angels have a farm system. Affiliate Teams (from AAA to Rookie): Orem Owls start June 17th, 2016.DSL and ARZ Angels rookie teams start in June TBD. Burlington BeesBurlington, IowaLevel = A, Midwest League Grayson Long (#6 BBA Prospect), has pitched exactly 5 innings, exactly 5 times now.  He's give up 4 hits or less each time and has a 1.80 ERA...
Via Halos Heaven
16 hours ago

LEADING OFF: Trout shatters slump; King Felix aims for top

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: --- HEAVENLY HITTING Remember when Mike Trout opened the season with a 5-for-27 slump, hitting an un-MVP like .185? Well, the Los Angeles Angels slugger has been on a tear ever since, hitting .386 over his next 18 games. The Angels wrap up a three-game interleague series on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. KING FELIX...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brew Crew Serves up Another Loss for the Angels

Angels, give up a four nothing lead. Get beat 5-4 by, the Brewers, as the disappointment flows. Sometimes perplexing things happen in baseball. It was a whole mess of confusion for our Angels. Nick Tropeano, took the mound and seemed to have a decent showing until the 3rd inning. Tropeano, gave up a hit in what seemed to be having trouble with location. That would be his own undoing...
Via Halo Headquarters
1 day ago

Reliever Cam Bedrosian showing 'electric' stuff this time up with Angels

MILWAUKEE – So far, Cam Bedrosian has added just what the Angels bullpen lacked. Before Bedrosian was recalled Friday, taking the roster spot of the injured Huston Street, the Angels relievers had the fewest strikeouts per nine innings in the...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels Player Power Rankings: Week 5

For the first time this year, the Angels Player Power Rankings was an exercise in comparing a roster of guys who have mostly been playing well. Instead of shifting rankings based on who’s been worse, there was actually an opportunity to compare numbers that didn’t look like a printout of whatever it is the Braves have been putting on the field this year. The improved play hasn’t...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels 1B says he saw ghost at haunted Milwaukee hotel

As legend would have it, the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee is home to some spiritual activity. Ghosts, in other words. Many ballplayers have stayed at the hotel and left believing the tales they have heard about it being haunted. And now, one MLB player who wasn’t even aware of the history also claims to have seen a ghost. Los Angeles Angels first basemen Ji-Man Choi, a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Series Takeaways: Angels Offense Stays Productive In Texas

The hot hitting that helped the Angels deliver a sweep of the Royals at home stuck with the team in Texas over the weekend, even if it didn’t manifest itself on the scoreboard for the first two contests. The team tallied 10, 9, and 15 hits, respectively, in the three games of the series, raising the team’s batting line by another 20 points of OPS. Since bottoming out at a...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #24: The Cobbler 2: The Clobbering – Rangers 7, Angels 2

Matt Shoemaker is toast. The right-hander allowed seven runs on nine hits in 2⅓ innings Saturday in his second absolute disasterpiece in as many starts. He’s now allowed 14 runs on 15 hits (including three home runs) in his last 5⅓ innings, giving him an AL-worst 9.15 ERA (min. 20 IP) through five starts. Why the Halos thought putting Shoemaker on the mound in a bandbox...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Bedrosian replaces Huston Street in Angels bullpen

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cam Bedrosian, who was victim of a numbers game when he was sent to Triple-A earlier this month, is back in the majors. The Angels recalled Bedrosian on Friday, taking the roster spot of Huston Street, who was placed on the...
Via The OC Register
5 days ago  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com’s Top Angels Prospects April 29, 2016

    (Tyler Carpenter, SP for the Inland Empire 66ers) By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer Even casual Angels fans have heard the story: The Angels farm system is the worst in the Major Leagues. While that is a hard point to argue, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t any prospects in the system worth following or are doing well. On any given night, about 150 Angels...
Via Angelswin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels fan celebrates foul ball grab with dab (Video)

A Los Angeles Angels fan celebrated a foul ball grab with a dab during Wednesday night's game against Kansas City.It happened in the second inning as Royals batter Alcides Escobar hit a foul popup into the upper deck on the first base side. The young fan made a nice barehanded catch and was clearly excited. The Angels beat the Royals 4-2, giving the fan even more reason to go home...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Return of the Dream Weaver

Thursday, the Angels played their final game of the series in Chicago against the White Sox. The Halos had dropped the previous two games, losing 5-0 in the Tuesday, and 2-1 last night after almost mounting a comeback. The Angels will head back home Thursday night after splitting the series in Chicago, and will return to face King Felix and the Mariners. The biggest takeaway from...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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