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Boxscore Breakdown #110: Murphy’s big day – Angels 5, Orioles 4

It finally happened, one of the new Angel outfielders finally did something good! David Murphy made up for all of the nothing that DeJesus and Victorino have been doing by legitimately carrying the Angels to a victory. He’s now already done more good for the Halos than Matt Joyce ever did. Angels 5, Orioles 4 Run […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #109: O’s put 0’s on Halos – Orioles 5, Angels 0

The Angels did nothing, so I got nothing. Orioles 5, Angels 0 Run Expectancy Rundown There obviously wasn’t much in the form of Angels offense in this one, but there wasn’t even a lot of potential offense that got killed. The ninth inning David Murphy GIDP was really the only good scoring opportunity the Halos had. […]

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 17:  Johnny Giavotella #12 of the Los Angeles Angels forces out Jimmy Paredes #38 of the Baltimore Orioles on a ball hit by Adam Jones #10 (not pictured) in the first inning during a baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 17, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Orioles vs. Wild Card

After a wild walk-off victory on Wednesday sealed a series win against the Indians the Halos will take the field Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles in a potential playoff preview. Both teams find themselves in similar situations in this weekends’ three game set in a variety of ways. Game one of the series will […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 11:  Manager Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels yells at umpires from the dugout during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 11, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Scioscia

Second Guessing Scioscia – No more benefit of the doubt

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 (mostly) pro-Scioscia […]

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 02: Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts after walking Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals in the third inning during Game One of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Thanks but no thanks, Jered Weaver

Did you hear? Jered Weaver is ready to come off the DL and rejoin the rotation. That’s… good news? OK, look, Jered. I’ve got to be honest, it is really great that you are such a competitor and have been so diligent in your rehab but the thing is- we’re good. Your services are not […]

at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 5, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

Series Takeaways: Angels Get Back to Winning

Boy, was this series ever a Rollercoaster ride. At first I was all like, “Dudes. They beat Corey Kluber. The Angels are totally back.” Then I was all like, “Three hits in 12 innings? We suck again.” Then I was all like, “WOOOOOOOOOOO! WALK OFF!” It was a crazy series. I’m still detoxing. Boxscore Breakdown Game […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #107: Going wild – Angels 4, Indians 3

When your lineup has posted a 75 wRC+ over the last two weeks, you have to try some different things on offense. That could be oddly throwing bats around the dugout to try and wake them up: Your browser does not support iframes. Or it could be hoping that the opposing team shoots themselves in the […]

TEMPE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21:  Pitcher C.J. Wilson #33 poses during the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo Day on February 21, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The C.J. Wilson injury controversy is the latest dumb Angels saga

Fire up the Angels hot take machine because the C.J. Wilson injury controversy is here to feed your need to read about how dysfunctional the Angels franchise is. Good thing too because it has been almost a month since the Angels were embroiled in drama. Here I was worrying that they would’ve learned from their […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #106: Here we go again – Indians 2, Angels 0

So we’re doing this again, huh? I thought the whole “Angels can’t score to save their life” phase had already come and gone. Nope, that outburst against Kluber looks like it is going to be an aberration and we are back to the bad old days of “Mike Trout and eight automatic outs.” It comes at […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 24:  Nick Tropeano #35 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches to the the Texas Rangers in the first inning during a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 24, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Internal moves to improve the Angels

So the Angels aren’t playing very well right now. OK fine, they flat out suck right now. The offense is still a black hole, the starting pitchers are battling without support and the bullpen couldn’t hold a tie, lead or keep the ball inside the yard to save their lives. But you already know this. […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 31:  Grant Green #10 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts to a throwing error by Johnny Giavotella #12 allowing Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Detroit Tigers to reach base during the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 31, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Trying to make the trades the Angels didn’t make

The Angels made some nice little moves before the trade deadline. They were low-cost, low-risk moves that you can’t really be unhappy with, or so it would seem. It turns out that there are a lot of Angels fans that are upset with the moves because they weren’t BIGGER moves. Many Angels fans vocalized their displeasure […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #105: Clobber Kluber – Angels 5, Indians 4

The losing streak is over! All is once again right in the world. The Angels not only won, but they won against Corey Kluber,a bona fide ace, and did so without Albert Pujols, no less. This was quite the encouraging win, not just because they clobbered Corey Kluber but because they didn’t roll over and […]

Angels Prep For August Gauntlet Full Of American League Contenders

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are hoping the month of August will be a time to rediscover themselves by putting their worst stretch in two years behind them. The Angels rallied from a three-run deficit to fight off the Cleveland Indians, 5-4, this past Monday night, ending a six-game losing streak that represented their […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 8: Catcher Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians watches as Hank Conger #24 celebrates with Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after both scored on a home run by Calhoun during the fifth inning at Progressive Field on September 8, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Indians vs. Desperation

I don’t want to call this a must-win series for the Angels, but they really, really, really need to stop their slide this series if they want to maintain any hope of staying in the AL West race. This is a time of desperation. One could write off the consecutive sweeps as a matter of […]