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Boxscore Breakdown #113: Almost perfect – Dodgers 2, Angels 1

I blame myself. In the series preview, I focused solely on Zack Greinke being the former Angel hurler that was certain to haunt the Halos in this series and went out of my way to deride Dan Haren. Welp. That didn’t work out. The Angels beat Greinke only to have Dan Haren completely shut them […]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Washington Nationals

The scheduling gods favor the Angels

Since the All-Star break, the Angels haven’t exactly looked like a powerhouse. They had won 19 of 22 going into the break, so they really had nowhere to go but down. Still, the 10-9 record they’ve posted has started to cast at least a shadow of a doubt over the Angels’ World Series aspirations. What […]

Baseball: Arizona Fall League-Fall Stars Game

Is there any help on the way?

Tony Campana, John Buck, J. B. Shuck, Matt Long, Fernando Salas, Luis Jimenez, Ryan Wheeler, Michael Roth, Cam Bedrosian and Drew Rucisnki.  No, that’s not the Angels top prospect list.  No, those aren’t their trade commodities.  Those are the list of players that have a reasonable shot at being promoted come September.  But before that […]

Halo Headlines

Halo Headlines: inside Trout vs. Kershaw, Pujols teach Puig a lesson

The August 6th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including inside Trout vs. Kershaw, Pujols teach Puig a lesson and much more… The Story: A look at the Mike Trout-Clayton Kershaw battle. The Monkey Says: This was from before last night’s game but it points out how Trout is a premier low-ball hitter but […]


Angels find themselves in a unique situation

The Angels as of Saturday, August 2nd (when this article was written) are only a game back of the Oakland A’s.  Normally, this would be a cause for celebration for Angels fans but with the new Wild Card format it’s become more of a source of stress than joy.  You’d think the rest of the […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #111: First – Angels 5, Dodgers 0

The first game of the Freeway series with the Angels drawing first blood. The first career complete game shutout for Garrett Richards. The game was functionally won via a first inning offensive explosion. The Angels first baseman getting into a weird hand-waving dispute with Yasiel Puig. The only first the Angels didn’t come to realize […]


Series Preview: Angels vs. Dodgers vs. Freeway Series

A World Series preview, perhaps? That is a question that will be asked roughly a million times this week and I don’t think I’m being hyperbolic. This is one of the few times since interleague play began that both the Dodgers and Angels are legitimate contenders. Does that really matter though? I mean, do we […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #110: Angels 7, Rays 5

Run Expectancy Rundown This was a vintage Mike Trout performance with him doing damage in just about every possible way. Efren Navarro got back at it as well after the brief foray with J.B. Shuck stealing his playing time. Josh Hamilton whiffed twice, but he did have two hits, so maybe the finger isn’t going […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #109: Totally not hip – Rays 10, Angels 3

Yeah, so, it turns out that an inflexible hip wasn’t C.J. Wilson‘s problem after all. The Angels had been trying to pass off the return of C.J. Wilson as the equivalent of a big deadline acquisition, but instead, it only served to make them look foolish for not pursuing rotation help. Wilson was a mess, […]