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Angels-Royals ALDS Game 3 Preview: Reverse sweep

Yep, the Angels are down 0-2 and look like they’re totally screwed. That’s sure how it feels. But should it? All the Angels need to do is win three games in a row. Baseball teams win three in a row all the time. Like, ALL THE TIME. Yes, they need to win two of those […]

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Second Guessing Angels-Royals ALDS Game 2: Nothing works

Ugh. I seriously don’t think I have it in me to get through this post, but I’m going to try. It’s hard to even know where to begin though. Once again, this was a game decided by the plays on the margins. Once again it felt like everything went right for the Royals and nothing went right […]

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Angels-Royals ALDS Game 2 Preview: The Shoe better fit

Ready or not, Matt Shoemaker has got a lot riding on his oblique tonight. Faced with the prospect of going down 0-2, heading out on the road with C.J. Wilson due up next in the rotation, Shoemaker basically has to prove that he’s completely healthy and completely able to save the Angels’ season. Shoe doesn’t […]

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ALDS Game 1 Boxscore Breakdown: Margins – Royals 3, Angels 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: Baseball-Reference doesn’t have their usual boxscore for this game for some reason, so I couldn’t put the charts together. Sorry. If/when they fix it, I’ll come back and put the graphs in… probably. Well done, Angels, you now have no margin for error. In a series where people won’t stop talking about the poor […]

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Last night in Josh Hamilton hate

Josh Hamilton had… let’s be nice and say a “rough” game last night. This, of course, was just about what we should’ve expected. It turns out that hitting a baseball is hard when you are fighting through injury and have barely swung a bat in the last three weeks. It is for this reason that […]

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Second Guessing Angels-Royals ALDS Game 1: #Soshted

Tonight, we saw the birth of a new era. The #Yosted era is dead. Long live the #Soshted era! What bloody trainwreck. In a game where there was barely any offense, Scioscia somehow managed to interject himself into every situation, and not in a good way. Sadly, this is exactly what I feared he might do. […]

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Angels-Royals ALDS Game 1 Preview: IT BEGINS!

THE HOUR DRAWS NIGH. THE ANGELS SHALL SOON EMBARK ON THEIR PATH TO THE PROMISED LAND. THEIR DESTINY STANDS BEFORE THEM, BUT THEY CANNOT ATTAIN IT UNTIL THEY TAKE THEIR FIRST STEP FORWARD. IT BEGINS! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Angels are just hours away from playing their first playoff game in four years. Considering their […]

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Predictions and panics for the Angels in the ALDS

One thing I forgot about the postseason is that while it is very exciting, it also is full of anxiety. Like a ridiculous amount of anxiety. I had every intention of just writing a simple predictions piece for today, but couldn’t, not without my all major worries about this series constantly distracting me. So, I decided […]

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Angels ALDS roster scenarios

The Angels have until tomorrow morning to make their ALDS roster decisions. That should be a lot easier to do now that they know who they are facing and finally gotten some clarity on the health statuses of Matt Shoemaker and Josh Hamilton, respectively. With all that in mind, here’s a quick rundown of the Angels […]

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Tale of the Tape: Angels vs. Royals in the ALDS

We finally know who the Angels will be playing in the ALDS. Now we need to figure out if the Angels can actually, you know, beat them. There’s only one way to find out! The tale of the tape! OFFENSE This one is a pretty lopsided, but you knew that already. On a team level, […]

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Why you should adopt the Angels as your playoff team

Hello, fans for the 20 teams that didn’t make the playoffs. How are you doing? Yeah, I know. Things are pretty rough now that your [NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE TEAM ]‘s season is over. The [NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE TEAM ] really gave it their all this year, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Maybe […]

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