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Second Guessing Scioscia in advance of the postseason

Your regularly scheduled Second Guessing Scioscia column is being preempted this week for a special edition of Second Guessing Scioscia! Normally, we would look back at the week that was and nitpick decisions that Mike Scioscia made and decide whether or not he made the right call. Honestly though, who really cares about some decisions Sosh made […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #159: Saving Santiago – Angels 5, Athletics 4

And with one solid start, the entire Angels fan base breathed a collective sigh of relief. Yes, Hector Santiago managed to fix himself just in time to give the Angels some hope that they might have more than one useful starting pitcher in the ALDS. Santiago was coming off a disastrous start in which he tried […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #158: LeBlanc-ed – Angels 2, Athletics 0

So, who wants Wade LeBlanc in the playoff rotation now? I kid, I kid. Sort of. I think. Still, this is now the second time the Angels have shutout the A’s with a starting pitcher that seemingly has no business starting a game. Last month, it was Rasmus in the first “bullpen day” game. This time it […]

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Finding the optimal ALDS opponent for the Angels

The Angels are going to the playoffs, this much we have known for weeks now. What we don’t know is who they are actually going to play, which is quite frustrating. Between the uncertainty in the AL playoff picture and the complexity of the Wild Card game, there is no telling who the Halos are going […]

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Will the faltering rotation doom the Angels in the postseason?

Two weeks ago, the term “juggernaut” was being thrown around quite liberally in relation to the Angels as they had just finished steamrolling the A’s and running off a double-digit winning streak. Since then, the term used most frequently is “oh no.” The offense has slowed down to a more human pace, but that is fine. […]

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Series Preview: Angels vs. Athletics vs. Housekeeping

Despite the troll-ish image atop this post, this isn’t really about the A’s (but that doesn’t mean I can’t have my fun). The Angels do need to break out the brooms this series, but not to sweep Oakland (though I certainly wouldn’t complain), but rather to get their own house in order for the playoffs. […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #156: Unappreciated – Rangers 2, Angels 1

This was supposed to be Fan Appreciation Day, but it didn’t quite work out that way, did it? Not only was it the lowest attended home game of the year for the Angels, but the Halos themselves didn’t do much to show their appreciation. Oh, sure, there was probably some in-park stuff that the PR […]

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Halo Headlines: Josh Hamilton gets more pain-killing injections, Scioscia considering three-man rotation

The September 22nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Josh Hamilton gets more pain-killing injections, Scioscia considering three-man rotation and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton received seven pain-killing injections for his abdominal pain. The Monkey Says: He is aiming to get back in the lineup by the end of the Oakland series, so […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #155: Weaver Believer – Angels 8, Rangers 5

Weaver went and did it again. He pitched well and did so with that little extra notch of velocity. After his previous start, I thought it might’ve been a fluke, but he was able to repeat and sustain the change in this one. After the game, he claimed it came from his shoulder feeling healthy […]

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