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Boxscore Breakdown #44: Repeat – Red Sox 6, Angels 1

Remember yesterday when I said that the Boxscore Breakdown for that game was basically going to be the same one as today? Yeah, I wasn’t kidding. The numbers may have been a bit different, but the storyline was the same. Napoli got a big homer. The bullpen let a close game get away. The Angels […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #43: Nap time – Red Sox 8, Angels 3

Lesson #1: The Angels should never pitch to Mike Napoli Your browser does not support iframes. Lesson #2: Never means NEVER Your browser does not support iframes. Seriously, just walk him. Napoli lives to torture the Angels. It is all he does. He wouldn’t have a career if not for his 1.163 OPS against the Halos. He didn’t […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  Vinnie Pestano #63 of the Los Angeles Angels throws against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 11, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Stat Sunday: The Weak Shall Inherit The Runners

Earned-run average isn’t the most precise measure of a pitcher’s performance over the course of a season, but it usually does a pretty good job of separating the best from the worst. Well, at least for starting pitchers it does. For bullpen guys, things are bit more complicated. One of the primary roles of a […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #42: The return – Angels 12, Red Sox 5

Garrett Richards returned to the scene of his injury, which was surely an emotional moment. He must’ve been so happy to make a clean start and get out of there unscath- WATCH OUT!! Right on the bad knee, too. As Richards said after the game, “Of course.” The other big return though was the Angels […]


Angels Prospect Spotlight: Chris Ellis and Victor Alcantara

They come from worlds apart, but are both wild cards in the Angels system, lottery tickets that will either make the Angels an even more wealthy team in terms of pitching, or trade chips to be used as currency to buy Major Leaguers. Either way, Chris Ellis and Victor Alcantara carry an inherent value that […]

BOSTON, MA - MAY 20:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after a scoreless seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on May 20, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Rangers defeat the Red Sox 2-1.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Red Sox vs. the Green Monster

As bad as the Angels offense has been this season — and it’s been really, really bad — I think Boston’s has been the bigger disappointment. Most projection systems had the Red Sox coasting to the AL East title on the back of the league’s best offense. It didn’t matter how underwhelming the rotation was, […]

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Second Guessing Scioscia – Free the Featherston

 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. The official MWAH stance on Scioscia is pro-Scioscia overall. […]

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 20:  Hector Santiago #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the fourth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 20, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Angels 2-1.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

An inventory of the Angels trade assets

It’s no secret the Angels will be (and currently are) on the hunt for offense come trading season. Even with Chris Iannetta heating up and Pujols’ inevitable “resurgence” (really, it just means he won’t be as bad as he has been) the Angels offense would merely grade out as weak. They’ll be on the lookout […]

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 19: Matt Joyce #20 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after grounding out in the fifth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 19, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Arguing with ourselves: The wretched Angels offense

Welcome to the 2015 version of the Los Angeles Angels. I’ll bet most of the fans coming into this season didn’t expect to see the Angels offense be the team’s largest question mark. Or, in all actuality, it’s only question mark. It’s crazy, right? It is borderline absurd even that of all the things that […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #40: Unbroken – Angels 4, Blue Jays 3

Albert Pujols is bruised but not broken. Literally. That’s not just a metaphor. His hand got hit by a pitch, but he escaped with just a contusion and no fractures. Now if you want a metaphor, the Angels were bruised in this game but unbroken. They fell behind early after a big inning, but survived […]