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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 […]

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Series Preview: Angels vs. Tigers vs. Irrelevance

The bad news is that the Angels’ playoff odds have fallen 66 percentage points—from 89% to 23%—in the last 30 days. The good news, if you can call it such, is that the Halos hit rock bottom over the weekend, meaning the only way to go from here is up. “Up” is a relative term, […]

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)

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 23:  Starting pitcher Garrett Richards #43 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks to the dugout after giving up three runs and the lead in the third inning aganst the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 23, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: The Hall of Fame Weekend Massacre

If this weekend made one thing abundantly clear, it’s that no team in baseball was more in need of a day off than the Angels. The club went into the weekend having played 14 days in a row and in 23 of the last 24 overall. Every other AL team but the Twins had at […]

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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 […]

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 29: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Toronto Blue Jays waves before the start of their MLB game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 29, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Blue Jays vs. RISP Aversion

If ever there was a time for the Angels offense to wake the hell up, this is it. The team was fortunate to scrounge a few low-scoring wins from the Indians, Orioles, White Sox this month, but cannot expect that to happen against the high-powered Blue Jays. This series has all the makings of a […]

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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Previewing the Angels September call-ups

It isn’t even September yet and the Angels have already begun raiding their minor league system, the bountiful rich resource that it is, for roster reinforcements. As such, we better preview the Angels September call-ups now before the Halos run through them all first. The Not-Really-Call-Up Call-Ups Matt Joyce – Yeah, that’s right, we may not […]

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