OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 20:  Manager Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim takes the ball from pitcher Jered Weaver #36, taking him out of the game against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum on June 20, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Angels can’t stop giving up runs with two outs

Sometimes the collective Angels fanbase will latch onto a perceived phenomenon with the team. For example, there is an idea that the Halos get dominated anytime they face an unheralded rookie pitcher. Like that example, these perceptions usually proves false. This year, the phenomenon that at least appears to be plaguing the Halos is their propensity […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 22: Carlos Perez #58 of the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrate their 4-3 win over the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Angels Gain a Game on First Place Astros

The Angels had an opportunity to make a statement in this series. They had an opportunity to finish this three game set as close as two-and-a-half games out of first place. They had an opportunity to remind the Astros exactly who they were messing with. Instead, the Angels grinded out two wins, and got smoked […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 06:  Hitting coach Don Baylor of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches batting practice prior to a game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 6, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Should the Angels fire Don Baylor?

Having only read the title, I know that many of you have already responded with an emphatic, “YES” to the question the title posed. Such is the stance of most Angels fans when it comes to whichever portion of the roster is struggling. If the rotation stinks, fire the pitching coach. If the bullpen struggles, […]

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Angels prospects primed to be traded

This time of year, speculation can run wild, especially for teams that are buying at the trade deadline. Sure, everyone likes the fancy name that is made available by a struggling team, but beneath the surface is really where all the action is. The June draft is finally in the rearview mirror, the Angels have […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #71: Tight squeeze – Angels 4, Astros 3

The Angels earned a dose of hope for their up-and-down season, but doing so was a tight squeeze both figuratively and literally. The Halos didn’t generate much offense outside of two Albert Pujols dingers, but strong pitching seemingly was going to make that enough. That was until the bullpen faltered. Fortunately, that faltering included a […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #70: A little short – Athletics 3, Angels 2

First, apologies for the delay in posting this. I started a new “real” job this week, so I’m working some schedule stuff out. Bear with me the rest of this week until I get settled. As for this game, the real story was how little,tiny Johnny Giavotella almost hit a big fly. It turns out […]

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 17:  Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scores in the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly ball by Matt Joyce #20 as he beats the tag by Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Astros vs. The Space Program

Houston, we have a problem. The Angels host the first place Astros for the next three games, and this whole thing can go one of three ways. The Angels can either gain a whole bunch of ground on the Colt 45’s, they could continue to tread water, or the could fall even further behind with […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 12

Angels Player Power Rankings, the one place where you can be sure to see the Angels hitters without fear of them hitting into an untimely double play. Probably. Maybe. I think so. Look, I’m not making any promises here. NOT LISTED: Alfredo Marte (pinch-runners aren’t people)

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MWAHdcast – Episode 4: Strep Throat Edition

This podcast marches on. Through injury and sickness, we will continue. The same can’t really be said about Jered Weaver, but we can get to that later. MJ got enough over strep throat that we were able to sit down and hang out on the internet last night to chit chat about the Angels and things involving the Angels. We did not talk about Max Scherzer, therefore his wife owes us $5.

In this week’s episode, we covered the following wonderful news:

  • The state of the Angels: Mediocrity for everybody!
  • Jered Weaver’s DL trip: Hip inflammation is apparently a thing. Or it is just an excuse to give Weaver a couple of weeks off so the Angels can get a closer look at a minor leaguer. Unless it is Drew Rucinski. They don’t need a closer look at him.
  • Albert Pujols is back-ish: In case you missed it, Albert Pujols is playing, like, really well.
  • Mike Trout‘s effect on Kole Calhoun: Calhoun is little, kind of. Mike Trout is like his protective big brother. Makes sense that Trout would protect him in the lineup.
  • The Good the Bad and the Ugly – 2012 free agent pitchers: This could lead to tears.

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