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Will the faltering rotation doom the Angels in the postseason?

Two weeks ago, the term “juggernaut” was being thrown around quite liberally in relation to the Angels as they had just finished steamrolling the A’s and running off a double-digit winning streak. Since then, the term used most frequently is “oh no.” The offense has slowed down to a more human pace, but that is fine. […]

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Series Preview: Angels vs. Athletics vs. Housekeeping

Despite the troll-ish image atop this post, this isn’t really about the A’s (but that doesn’t mean I can’t have my fun). The Angels do need to break out the brooms this series, but not to sweep Oakland (though I certainly wouldn’t complain), but rather to get their own house in order for the playoffs. […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #156: Unappreciated – Rangers 2, Angels 1

This was supposed to be Fan Appreciation Day, but it didn’t quite work out that way, did it? Not only was it the lowest attended home game of the year for the Angels, but the Halos themselves didn’t do much to show their appreciation. Oh, sure, there was probably some in-park stuff that the PR […]

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Halo Headlines: Josh Hamilton gets more pain-killing injections, Scioscia considering three-man rotation

The September 22nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Josh Hamilton gets more pain-killing injections, Scioscia considering three-man rotation and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton received seven pain-killing injections for his abdominal pain. The Monkey Says: He is aiming to get back in the lineup by the end of the Oakland series, so […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #155: Weaver Believer – Angels 8, Rangers 5

Weaver went and did it again. He pitched well and did so with that little extra notch of velocity. After his previous start, I thought it might’ve been a fluke, but he was able to repeat and sustain the change in this one. After the game, he claimed it came from his shoulder feeling healthy […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #154: Hector Blantiago – Rangers 12, Angels 3

It was another disaster of a start for Hector Santiago. Or should we start to call him Hector Blantiago? It was so frustrating that I am struggling to put it into words, but sometimes actions speak louder than words… Yeah, that sums it pretty well. Run Expectancy Rundown The starters hit like they were still […]

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Series Preview: Angels vs. Rangers vs. Quickie

My week kind of got away from me, so no time for a full blown preview. We are going to make this one a quickie. LAST TIME ON ANGELS VS. RANGERS… The Angels swept the Rangers because the Rangers are just the worst. GHOST OF ANGELS PAST The Angels ain’t afraid of no ghosts because […]

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Second Guessing Scioscia – Week 25: Playoff preparation

Welcome to Second-Guessing Scioscia, our look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. This isn’t because we dislike Scioscia, in fact, MWAH is officially pro-Scioscia. However, we do realize that he is not infallible and hope to use this series to bring light to the decisions in which he […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #153: Salt Lake Bees of Anaheim – Mariners 3, Angels 1

There’s nothing like some crucial September baseball games with playoff implications. That is unless you’ve already clinched your playoff spot and don’t care anymore. In that case, you run out the lineup and starting pitcher for your Triple-A team. It wasn’t exactly high drama and I suspect a lot of Angels fans took the night off as […]

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Can the Angels use the “bullpen day” in the playoffs?

I was planning on writing this post for about a week now. It was going to be more in the vein of wondering whether or not going with the “bullpen day” starter could hypothetically work, knowing full well that the Angels would never dare try it. But thanks to the oblique injury to Matt Shoemaker, this […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #152: CHAMPS – Angels 5, Mariners 0

Here is all you need to know about this games… Run Expectancy Rundown OK, fine, I’ll do a little analysis as well. The Angels were pretty quiet right up until Chris Denorfia matadored that ball in right followed by C.J. Cron (who honestly should have been pinch-hit for by Josh Hamilton) launched a three-run bomb. […]

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