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Boxscore Breakdown #128: Doubled up – Indians 3, Angels 1

So what if the answer to “when will the Angels offense come around” is “never?” Everyone is waiting for the Halos to find something resembling an actual consistent offense, not even a good offense, just an offense that doesn’t have everyone on no-hitter watch for the first four innings of the game, at least. They […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 22:  Daniel Robertson #44 of the Los Angeles Angels bunts the ball allowing Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels to score giving the Angels the lead over the Houston Astros in the eighth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – Bunt Party!

Welcome to Second Guessing Scioscia, our look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. And, boy, there are some questionable decisions to be reviewed. In the history of this column, we have never once struggled for content. However, we aren’t anti-Scioscia, but we aren’t exactly pro-Scioscia either. In particular, we […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #127: The slipper fits, again – Angels 2, Tigers 0

Everyone’s favorite Cinderella starting pitcher is back, fully shod in his glass slippers. The pumpkin form of Matt Shoemaker got shipped down to Triple-A about two weeks ago, but whilst there he discovered a way to turn the clock back before midnight and once again looked like the oft-dominant pitcher we saw last season. With a […]

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver sits on the bench after being removed during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Do the Angels care? The Monkey investigates…

Ladies and gentlemen, I am here to investigate some very grievous charges that have been levied against the 2015 Angels. During their recent losing spree, very serious accusations of playing with no heart, aggravated gutlessness, premeditated lack of urgency and, worst of all, conspiracy to not care have been made by fans and players alike. We here […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #126: Avoiding the inevitable – Tigers 5, Angels 0

The Angels narrowly avoided getting no-hit by Justin Verlander, but only barely. Even with so little time left in the season it seems like this avoidance was just temporary. There isn’t an Angels fan out there who would disagree that ending up on the wrong side of a no-hitter is the manifest destiny for this feast-or-(mostly) […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25:  Kole Calhoun #56 and Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrate after Pujols hit the game-winning RBI single to left field as teammate Mike Trout #27 looks on in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres during the MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 25, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Padres 4-3.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

How the Angels offense lost its balance

The Angels have a lot of problems right now, but one problem that has plagued them most of the season is that the Angels offense, well, it sucks. It is one of the most bizarre developments of the 2015 season considering that the Angels offense was one of the best in all of baseball last year. […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #125: Fired up? – Angels 8, Tigers 7

The narrative from this game is that Jered Weaver “fired up” the Angels by pulling his typical redass act and screaming at everyone in the dugout after Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun had a miscommunication in the outfield. This display of rage and frustration allegedly inspired the team. Here are the things that happened after […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 23:  A fan holds up his rally monkeys in support of  the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the sixth inning of the baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on July 23, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Monkeying around with the most important Angels road trip of the year

The Angels are a mess. They have been an embarrassment on the road since the All-Star break going 1-12. They then embarrassed themselves again in their last homestand, losing four in a row and setting franchise records for how badly they got their butt whipped by the Jays. Now they get the privilege of going […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 21

The Angels Player Power Rankings get literal this week because the Angels players are rank. A powerful rank. Seriously, you guys, this team stinks. NOT LISTED: Nick Tropeano (spotty spot start duty)

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Boxscore Breakdown #122: Walked all over – Blue Jays 9, Angels 2

What happens when you walk four batters in one inning? You set yourself up to get metaphorically walked all over the rest of the game. That’s what happened for Hector Santiago and the Angels who once again dug themselves an early hole that the offense was totally incapable of digging the team out of. Blue […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 6: Manager Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scratches his head during a game against the New York Yankees in the third inning at Yankee Stadium on June 6, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – Criminal Intent

Welcome to Second Guessing Scioscia, our look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. And, boy, there are some questionable decisions to be reviewed. In the history of this column, we have never once struggled for content. However, we aren’t anti-Scioscia, but we aren’t exactly pro-Scioscia either. In particular, we […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #121: Snake eyes – White Sox 8, Angels 2

The Angels had won three in a row coming into this game, but did so on the back of a whole lot of luck. Well, Thursday night the Angels rolled snake eyes. The hard luck offense fell on even harder luck. The overachieving rotation was let down by the defense and by the BABIP gods. […]

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