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Trout among top OFs in All-Star Game voting

Angels center fielder Mike Trout has been sidelined for nearly a month with a thumb injury, but his support has not waned on the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.
Via Angels.com
13 minutes ago

Dodgers vs. Angels: 6 years later, nothing has changed

The deal was gargantuan enough to reshape the futures of two franchises, Albert Pujols bringing strength to the Angels' lineup while weakening the Dodgers' everything else. One Southern California columnist wrote the free-agent signing "could change the local sports landscape forever." A commentator at ESPN said the addition of Pujols gave the Angels "the opportunity to take over Los Angeles.
Via LA Daily News
21 hours ago

Bridwell validates Halos' hedge in sharp start

Parker Bridwell proved the Angels right on Sunday afternoon. The 25-year-old right-hander delivered an efficient and effective outing to lead the Angels to a 4-2 win over the Red Sox.
Via Angels.com
1 day ago

Nolasco seeking end to winless streak

Left-hander Rich Hill and right-hander Ricky Nolasco are set to face off on Monday night as the Dodgers and Angels open up the annual Freeway Series at Dodger Stadium.
Via Angels.com
1 day ago

Angels score 3 after overturned call, beat Red Sox 4-2

BOSTON (AP) — Parker Bidwell pitched a solid 6 2/3 innings and Los Angeles scored three runs after its challenge overturned an inning-ending double play in the second, leading the Angels to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Ben Revere had three singles and Kaleb Cowart drove in two runs for Los Angeles, which won two of three against the Red Sox for its fifth series...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Are Jose Alvarez’s Days Numbered?

Not a fan favorite, Alvarez has been struggling for a while. You and I both know the feeling of dread whenever Mike Scioscia strolls onto the mound, looks at the bullpen, and pats his right hand on his left arm. This year, and for the duration of my short-term memory, there has only been one lefty in the bullpen, so Alvarez trots in. He’ll use his litany of pitches, the fastball...
Via Halos Heaven
1 day ago

WATCH: JC Ramirez shuts down the Red Sox offense in a 6-3 Angels victory

The Red Sox waited a little bit too long to get some offense as the Angels got a great pitching performance from JC Ramirez, good for a 6-3 victory. 
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Closer Bud Norris has reinvented himself this year

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

What’s the Angels’ long term plan at second base?

It’s clear the Angels don’t have their future 2b on the roster. Where do they go from here? At the beginning of last offseason, our own Jessica DeLine wrote a piece titled Second base is the new left field, detailing the struggles of finding a second baseman for 2017. And despite most being excited at the acquisition of Danny Espinosa on the cheap, Espinosa has not provided...
Via Halos Heaven
2 days ago

Ramirez sharp in Angels’ win over Red Sox; Farrell ejected

BOSTON (AP) — JC Ramirez rebounded from his shortest career start with six solid innings, Cameron Maybin doubled home a run and scored another and the Los Angeles Angels held off the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Saturday night. The Angels look for their fifth series win in their last six on Sunday. Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who lost for only the third time in their...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

David Ortiz throws terrible ceremonial first pitch (Video)

Friday night, the Red Sox celebrated the storied career of David Ortiz. The former first baseman and designated hitter had his number retired and threw out the first pitch prior to Boston’s game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He also spoke to the fans for nearly ten minutes, receiving a warm welcome.Perhaps all the years not playing in the field affected Ortiz’s throwing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout reportedly wanted to sign ‘lifetime deal’ with Angels

Mike Trout will be just 28 years old when he becomes eligible to hit free agency after the 2020 season, and the Los Angeles Angels are going to have to pay an astronomical amount of money in order to keep him. According to a report, Trout proposed an idea back in 2014 that could have prevented him from ever having to sign another MLB contract.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports was told...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reliever Huston Street activated by Los Angeles Angels

Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

For Giants, failure to act could be the gravest error in a season full of them

If there has been one overused theme so far this season, it's that 2017 is a summer of great parity in Major League Baseball. Or at least, that is the sunny side up, glass half full version angle, because it has been a season where drastic cases of inconsistency and flat-out missed expectations have forced parity to the plate. While the spotlight has been on the struggles of the...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels closer Bud Norris goes on DL with knee inflammation

Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout to join Angels on road trip, begin swinging

Mike Trout is on his way to making a return to the Los Angeles Angels.Trout is set to join the Angels for their road trip next week, manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday. The team heads to New York and then Boston for series with the Yankees and Red Sox. Trout is making his way back from thumb surgery to repair a torn UCL. The two-time MVP underwent the operation at the end of May...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Is Cool Again

Young players are fun, because young players are fresh. They give us something new to think about, keeping baseball just spicy enough to ward off too much boredom. Every young player comes with some form of strength, and it’s entertaining for a while. In time, we get used to it. Then there are new young players. When Andrelton Simmons was younger, he was all over the internet....
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/15: Victory parade week

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while resting our feet between victory parades. Happy birthday today to Tim Lincecum, Derek Anderson, Andy Pettitte and Dusty Baker. On this date in 1938 Johnny Vander Meer threw a no-hitter for the Reds in the first night...
Via Yardbarker
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Angels Bullpen Is a Minor Miracle

The Angels outlasted the Yankees Tuesday night, walking off 3-2 in the bottom of the 11th. As a result, the Angels moved to 34-34, a record which is the very definition of neither good nor bad. Some people would argue that playing .500 baseball is actually the worst possible path, but the Angels should be counting their blessings. They’re within easy striking distance of a wild...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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