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Conger throws the game away; Angels fall to the Astros, 7-6

  When CJ Wilson unraveled during his trademark one-inning stink fest, one couldn't help but have a sinking feeling about this Angels season. While many fans have already jumped ship, the national news has begun to really converge upon the Halos like sharks around a near-dead whale carcass. The Angels aren't simply bad anymore. They […]

Bullpen almost blows it again; Angels hang on, defeating the A’s, 5-4

  CJ Wilson began the afternoon hurling 37 pitches in the first inning. So, too see him coming out to the mound in the 7th inning was a minor miracle. Credit the lefty for navigating in and out of trouble, wiggling out of a first inning bases loaded jam and another in the 6th.   […]

Staff Day, Bad Day; Angels fall to the Rangers, 11-3

The Angels actually aren't terrible. A game like this one, an 11-3 laugher at the hands of the Rangers, would normally indicate that the losing team is not a particularly good one. But, injuries. As Michael Roth, a college pitcher less than a year ago, valiantly navigated through 3 spotless innings before finally tiring, it […]

This is Howie Do It; Angels defeat the Rangers, 5-4

In a game that looked uncomfortably similar to last night’s meltdown, Howie Kendrick sent his teammates back to the locker room with something to celebrate. The Angels battled to a 4-3 lead heading into the eighth behind a gutsy performance from starting pitcher Jason Vargas. But a rough, rough defensive eighth inning brought Vargas’ first […]

It’s still early… okay, maybe it’s not; Angels Fall to the Twins, 8-6

It couldn't possibly get worse, right? No. Actually, it seems like it can. After Joe Blanton stunk up the joint last night, serving up taters to the whole ballpark out in frigid Minnesota, Jason Vargas out-stunk him. One could try to rationalize the sudden loss of Vargas' command of his pitches, chocking it up to […]

Dumpster Fire in the 9th, Angels lose to Reds 5-4

  Sure the game ended in as miserable, shocking, and abrupt fashion as you could expect. But one can give the Halos some props in this game.   They have overcome a tepid 2-26 from the three players who got their own special press conference at the outset of Spring Training to remain competitive in […]

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The optimist’s perspective on Mike Trout’s contract situation.

It’s well-documented. Mike Trout had one of the greatest individual seasons ever in 2012. Mike Trout is your new favorite Angels player. He is the Phenom of all Phenoms. Naturally, Angels fans young and old want him to stick around, and to be perhaps the first player to enter the hallowed halls of Cooperstown with […]

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