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Boxscore Breakdown #74: Bah humbug – Mariners 3, Angels 1

It was Christmas in June at the Big A, but the Mariners combined with the limp Angels lineup to leave a big ol’ lump of coal in the Halos’ collective stocking. Frankly, that’s what they get for running such a stupid promotion to begin with. Mariners 3, Angels 1 Run Expectancy Rundown This was the […]

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The Angels lineup quandary

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are going through a bit of an offensive dry spell this season. The team currently ranks 22nd in baseball in runs scored, 22nd in OPS, 22nd in wOBA (Weighted On Base Average), 23rd in OBP, and 16th in wRC+ (Weighted Runs Created Plus). With all the shuffling the lineup has gone […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 06:  Johnny Giavotella #12 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is mobbed by teammates after Giavotella hit the game-winning rbi double to right in the ninth inning as Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners walks back to the dugout after their MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 6, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Mariners 4-3.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Mariners vs. Treading Water

Saying a three-game series before July is “must win” is of course ridiculous, but that’s what the series against the Astros felt like. Trailing the division leaders from Houston by 4-1/2 games just feels so much better than 6-1/2. Winning that series was progress, having lost it would have been doomsday. With the division crown still […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 24:  Efren Navarro #19 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim grounds into a force out in the second inning against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 24, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – All about Efren

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. The official MWAH stance on Scioscia is pro-Scioscia overall. […]

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 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 […]