Tag Archives: Angels

Kevin Jepsen lets Howie Kendrick turn key double play in Angels' win

By Mike DiGiovanna The natural instinct for a pitcher on a grounder up the middle is to lunge for the ball with your glove, stop it with your foot, do anything to knock it down. Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen fought that urge in the seventh inning Tuesday night, and it led to a ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Angels' Kevin Jepsen wants extended stay in back of bullpen

By Mike DiGiovanna Middle relievers are the offensive linemen of baseball, guys who toil in relative anonymity until something goes wrong, like a holding penalty on a key fourth-quarter play or a seventh-inning meltdown that turns a one-run game into a blowout loss. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Angels' Matt Shoemaker outduels Rangers' Yu Darvish

By Mike DiGiovanna So what if five of his seven starts this season have come against former All-Stars, two of them Cy Young Award winners. Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker counters those aces with a wild card of his own, the mound bravado of baseball's all-time strikeout king. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Angels release struggling designated hitter Raul Ibanez

By Mike DiGiovanna The Angels released struggling veteran Raul Ibanez before Saturday night's game against the Texas Rangers, cutting ties with a popular 42-year-old and paving the way for promising rookie C.J. Cron to take over as the team's primary designated hitter. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Angels' Hector Santiago looks forward to pitching -- and hitting

By Mike DiGiovanna Hector Santiago will start for the Angels on Sunday night with a chance to win back the rotation spot he lost in early May, when he was demoted to the bullpen and then to triple-A Salt Lake, and to swing a bat for only the third time in his career. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Angels lose, 4-3, to Braves

By Mike DiGiovanna KEY MOMENT: The Braves had two on with two outs in the first inning when Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson fell behind Braves catcher Evan Gattis with a three-ball count. Gattis got the green light and crushed a three-run homer to left-center field. Chris Johnson followed with a homer to center ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

A's avoid sweep with 7-1 win over Angels

After sweeping the Angels at home two weeks ago, the last thing the Oakland Athletics wanted was for Los Angeles to return the favor.

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt, right, is congratulated by Brandon Moss after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Upon further review, Angels' Mike Scioscia still disagrees with call

By Mike DiGiovanna It wasn't part of the proposed $150-million renovation that Angels owner Arte Moreno and the City of Anaheim have haggled over for months, but the top of the right-field wall in Angel Stadium got a fresh coat of bright yellow paint Tuesday. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Angels back up words in series-opening win over A's

By Mike DiGiovanna After a weekend of Manny Machado-fueled controversy in Baltimore, the Oakland Athletics couldn't get too worked up over Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, who predicted that his team “would beat” the A's this week and said that Oakland “had a little bit of extra luck” in winning five of its first... ...read more

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Angels have confidence going into series against AL West-leading A's

By Mike DiGiovanna The euphoria of a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox was palpable in the Angels clubhouse Sunday, especially in the corner cubicle of closer Ernesto Frieri, who notched his 10th save in a 4-2 victory in Angel Stadium. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Mike Trout thinks small, comes up huge in Angels' win over White Sox

By Mike DiGiovanna Chris Sale's full-count changeup to Angels slugger Mike Trout with the bases loaded in the eighth inning Saturday night was shin-high and several inches off the plate, a pitch Chicago White Sox Manager Robin Ventura said was “probably ball four, close to being in the dirt.” ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Top pick Sean Newcomb could provide immediate help to Angels bullpen

By Mike DiGiovanna The Angels chose left-hander Sean Newcomb with the 15th overall pick of Thursday's amateur draft, and there is at least one expert who believes the hard-throwing University of Hartford pitcher could help the Angels out of the bullpen this season. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Richards pitches Angels past Astros

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Garrett Richards pitched a season-high eight innings and tied a career high with nine strikeouts, leading the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.Richards (5-2) snapped a three-start ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

A’s jump Weaver to sweep Angels, extend West lead to 4 1/2 games

By mkawahara@sacbee.com (Matt Kawahara) How well are things going for the A’s right now? Entering Sunday, in the last six times they had faced Angels right-hander Jered Weaver, they’d scored a total of two earned runs in 44 1/3 innings. In Sunday’s 6-3 win over Los Angeles, they touched Weaver for six runs -- ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Cespedes’ all-around night lifts A’s over Angels, 11-3

By mkawahara@sacbee.com (Matt Kawahara) OAKLAND -- The A's honored their 1974 World Series championship team with an on-field ceremony before playing the Angels on Saturday. They and the sellout crowd at the Coliseum then spent the rest of the night appreciating Yoenis Cespedes. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Blasts from Donaldson, Moss lift A’s past Angels, 9-5

By mkawahara@sacbee.com (Matt Kawahara) OAKLAND -- Josh Donaldson spent Friday afternoon preparing to face Angels starter Garrett Richards, a right-hander with a mid-90's fastball and hard slider. The A's then knocked Richards out of Friday night's game with five runs before the end of the first inning, meaning Donaldson's next three at-bats all came ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Tyler Skaggs' effort in Angels' loss isn't pretty, but it's progress

By Mike DiGiovanna Tyler Skaggs seemed to pitch two different games in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners, a seven-inning start that was a microcosm of a month in which the Angels' 22-year-old left-hander has alternated between brilliance and turbulence. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Angels start long set against Mariners

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim try to move even closer in the American League West standings on Monday when they open a four- game series with the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.The Angels took advantage of Oakland's woes over the weekend ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Angels' Mike Trout says his hamstring injury is 'no big deal'

By Mike DiGiovanna Mike Trout said the left-hamstring injury that forced the Angels center fielder to be lifted for a pinch runner in the fifth inning of Tuesday night's 9-3 win over the Houston Astros is minor, and that he expects to play in Wednesday night's series finale in Angel Stadium. “It's just ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Time is on Angels' side in 9-3 victory over Astros

By Mike DiGiovanna Houston ace Scott Feldman, who started against the Angels on Tuesday night, has a reputation as one of baseball's most deliberate-working pitchers, the right-hander's 24.1-second average time between pitches the 16th-slowest in baseball, according to Fangraphs. The Angels got bogged down in... ...read more

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David Freese returns to Angels lineup; Calhoun, Hamilton getting close

By Mike DiGiovanna Angels third baseman David Freese, sidelined since May 3 because of a small fracture on the middle finger of his right hand, was activated and in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Houston Astros. Right fielder Kole Calhoun, out since April 16 because of a right-ankle sprain,... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Angels send unbeaten Richards to hill against Astros

Garrett Richards puts his unblemished record on the line Monday when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim open a three-game series against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium.Richards was brilliant on Wednesday in Philadelphia, as he scattered five hits and struck ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Angels' Matt Shoemaker making most of his time in big leagues

By Mike DiGiovanna Matt Shoemaker has spent almost all of his seven-year career in the minor leagues, including the last two seasons at triple A. Signed by the Angels as an undrafted free agent in 2008, the 27-year-old right-hander is neither a highly touted prospect nor an up-and-coming youngster. He is what... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

C.J. Wilson, Angels blank the Rays, 4-0

By Jim Peltz KEY MOMENT: Already down two runs, Tampa Bay starter Cesar Ramos opened the second inning by hitting Luis Jimenez and giving up a single to Collin Cowgill. By the end of the inning, both runners had scored to give the Angels a 4-0 lead, and Ramos was out of the ...read more

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Rays break through against Jered Weaver for 3-0 win over Angels

By Jim Peltz KEY MOMENT: The game was a scoreless pitchers' duel until the fifth inning when Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar hit a two-out solo home run over the center-field wall on an 0-2 pitch from Angels ace Jered Weaver. Former Dodger James Loney and Evan Longoria later added run-scoring singles.... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Reserves are key contributors to Angels' backup plan

By Jim Peltz The Angels' Efren Navarro hopes his latest cup of coffee in the big leagues is good to the last drop. Entering Thursday's game, the first baseman and outfielder had five hits — including three doubles — in 14 at-bats and had driven in two runs since being called up from ...read more

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Angels' Dane De La Rosa suffers new setback in return from injury

By Mike DiGiovanna Reliever Dane De La Rosa, on a rehabilitation assignment at triple-A Salt Lake, has had yet another setback in his return from shoulder and forearm injuries and has returned to Southern California to be reevaluated, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday. The right-hander, who was the... ...read more

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In a surprise twist, Angels' Jered Weaver asks to exit game

By Bill Shaikin As Mike Butcher walked to the mound, he had no reason to believe this visit would be any different from any of the hundreds he has made as the Angels' pitching coach. He might offer a pitcher a suggestion, ask him how he feels, maybe just stall for a couple ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Angels' latest left fielder learning on the job

By Bill Shaikin TORONTO -- Efren Navarro did not appear to have much of a future with the Angels last fall. He was a singles-hitting first baseman, trapped in triple A, with Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo ahead of him in Anaheim and top prospect C.J. Cron closing in from double A. So ...read more

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New Nolan Ryan book details why he didn't end career with Angels

By Chris Dufresne Buzzie Bavasi has long been blamed as the man responsible for letting Nolan Ryan leave the Angels in 1979. Bavasi, then the team's general manager, played hardball with the game's hardest thrower with the insulting quote that all he needed was two 8-7 pitchers to replace Ryan. It ...read more

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Navy investigates ex-Blue Angels commander after complaint he allowed sexual harassment

By Craig Whitlock The Navy has reassigned a former commander of the Blue Angels, its acrobatic fighter squadron, and is investigating allegations that the elite team of pilots was a hotbed of hazing, sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination, documents show. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post