Angels rolling towards .500; defeat Astros again

I very much enjoy when the Angels win. After a season that has been marked with some truly wretched play, its a nice change to see the Halos play the way they are supposed to. Now I know I have probably written that statement on more than one occasion this season only to see the […]

Better Late than Never; Angels top Astros 4-2

I haven't shave since last Sunday. This is partly because I loathe the process of shaving. Ever since I made this monumental decision the Angels have not lost a game. Now I know my folical expansion has no correlation to the Angels' winning streak hitting four games. I am not usually into this sort of superstitious argle fargle ( […]

Angels show no life; lose to Pirates 6-1

It's getting harder and harder to write something original about the Angels these days. It sure looks like the team is starting to realize this won't be there year. Tonight's game was a perfect showcase of a team that just doesn't seem to know what to do. They have struggled all season to get any […]

Local kid makes good at Angels’ expense; Halos fall 5-2

Now that the euphoria of last night's come from behid win in over, we now return to our regularly scheduled broadcast of pain and misery. Just when it looks like maybe things will start to turn around, along comes Gerrit Cole to shut the Angels down. Cole is a local kid who has all the […]

What a Comeback!! Angels win 10-9

Holy Cow!! When games like tonight happen, the fan in me can't help but get swept up in the moment. There was absolutely no reason for the Angels to win tonight. Down by 7 runs to maybe the best pitcher in the American League following a night when they couldn't manufacture squat. Most nights it's […]

Angels starting to look vintage; defeat Yankees 6-2

Hey, I remember this team. The decent starting pitchng. The shut down bullpen. The timely hitting and agressive baserunnig. The occasionally boneheaded play that ends up meaning nothing in the end. It's as if someone went down to the clubhouse and reminded Mik Scioscia what his teams used to excel at. Over the past two […]

Angels grind out win to open homestand

We have officially reached the panic section of the Angels' season. The team started the night 10 games under .500 and closer to last place than the wid card race. Things are pretty bleak around Anaheim. So tonight's first game of a 10 game homestand felt more like a referendum on the future than a […]

Angels run in place; split doubleheader with Red Sox

Last night's rainout gave us a full day of the highs and lows of Angel baseball. In game one, the bats drove the team to a nice win which allowed them to gain some ground in the AL west. But in true Angel fashion the second game brought the Halos back down to Earth as […]

Same old Song and Dance, Angels fall to Astros Again

What the hell was that? How is it that Bud Norris can look like Cy Young against our beloved underachievers? Do you realize that he has beaten the Angels three times giving up one run in the process? How is that possible when facing such a vaunted lineup? Oh yeah, forgot, the Angel bats have […]

Angels frustrated again, lose to Astros 6-3

Good teams are not supposed to lose regularly to bad teams. The Atheltics own the Astros with a 9-0 record. Ditto for the Rangers with a 5-1 record. Not our Angels, no sir. The Angels have a losing record to the lowly 'Stros having dropped four of seven to the celler dwellers. Why does this […]

Angels hit Lucky 7, Shut out royals

Things are rolling right along right now. Today's game was a victory of a thousand papercuts. There wasn't one big event you could point to that caused the win, just a teams playing good baseball right now on all fronts. Anytime you can coax a win out of a career minor league pitcher, you have […]

Angels white hot, win 6th straight over Royals

Streaks are strange beasts. Winning or losing is often arbitrary and not always the outcome of the better team playing better. When a team gets on a winning streak, many will attribute it to players feeling more comfortable, or an easier part of the schedule. These factors are surely at play when it comes to the […]

Angels continue hit parade, sweep Mariners 7-1

Okay, so I'm trying to temper my excitement a bit about the Angels winning four games in a row. This is mostly due to the fact that, with the exception of Jake Peavy, the pitching they have faced has been less than stellar. But give credit where credit is due, the boys are hitting the […]

The Highs and Lows of the Game, Angels win a wild one 12-9

This is the kind of game that drives Angels fans crazy. The start of the game brought with all the usual heartbreak of a Joe Blanton start. Then all of a sudden an unknown reliever bails them out and the offense starts hitting the cover off the ball. Just when it looks like a laugher, […]

Angels continue free fall, lose to White Sox 3-0

Confession time. I didn't actually watch this game. (full disclosure; I was chaperoning a high school prom…I know fun right?) The truth is I didn't really need to watch this game since I think we all could have guessed the outcome. The only questions we had were in the detail of the Angels losing, not […]

Starting to turn things around, Angels win 3rd in a row

I'm sure that the mere fact Angel fans are celebrating three wins in a row on the road shoudl be an indicator about the state of affairs in and around this team. But tonight's win over the White Sox carries with it the air of a team righting the ship. The Angels are slowly starting […]

Angels ride the rollercoaster, defeat White Sox 7-5

I have to admit that I only sort of paid attention to this game until late. This was due to three factors. 1) the Anaheim Ducks are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and playoff hockey is awesome. 2) My children were wild banshees due to the fact that I was immersed in two sporting events […]

Little things hurt Halos, Fall to Orioles 5-4

For years the Angels prided themselves on playing immensely smart baseball.They played aggressively on the basepaths and forced other teams to make mistakes. They played solid defense and got timely hits from unlikely sources. The current roster is the antithesis of those teams. Today the Angels made defensive miscues that led to runs, the baserunners […]

Vargas shuts it down, Angels top O’s 4-0

Do you realize that the much maligned Angels' starting rotation has thrown quality starts in 7 of their last 8 games? Is it really possible that the Halo rotation isn't as bad as it seems? Could pitching be the thing that gets the Angels moving up the standings rather than the vaunted offense? I know […]

Scioscia’s decision costs Angels, Lose 3-2

There has always been one constant when it comes to the Angels. Mike Scioscia is the manager now and for the foreseeable future. He is widely regarded as one of the best managers in the game. Most people believe the Halos would be insane to get rid of him since it would be an inferior […]