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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 […]

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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, […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #108: Sabotage – Angels 5, Rays 3

Just when things start to look like they are going the Angels’ way again- SABOTAGE! First, Josh Hamilton hits another homer, only to get hit in the hand by a pitch. SABOTAGE! Matt Shoemaker is about to escape a jam in the fifth inning only to have David Freese throw it away, literally. SABOTAGE! Huston […]

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Series Preview: Angels vs. Rays vs. Priceless

No David Price for you, Tampa. And no David Price for you, Angels. Coming into this series there was some thought that the surging Rays would keep Price, making them a formidable opponent. There was also some thought, horribly underinformed and/or delusional thought, that David Price would be wearing an Angels uniform for this series. […]

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The Boring Angels…

After you read this article, you’ll cry foul and tell me the title is misleading.  It probably is, but the Angels as currently constructed look like they’ll be one of the more docile ball clubs in the Winter time and trade deadline.  Why?  Jerry Dipoto built this team, his team, not just for 2014, but […]

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Second Guessing Scioscia – Week 18: Consistently inconsistent

Welcome to Second-Guessing Scioscia, our look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. This isn’t because we dislike Scioscia, in fact, MWAH is officially pro-Scioscia. However, we do realize that he is not infallible and hope to use this series to bring light to the decisions in which he […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #107: Redemption – Angels 1, Orioles 0

If ever there was a fanbase ready to light up a star player, it was the Angels fanbase after his two GIDPs early in the game. Fortunately, he redeemed himself by driving in the winning run here. It saved him from the wrath of fans and might’ve bought the team a brief reprieve for standing […]

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