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Boxscore Breakdown #69: Nice – Athletics 4, Angels 1

It was game #69 for the Angels… nice. The game itself, not so nice. That magical Angels offense that came back on ace Sonny Gray couldn’t get anything going against definite non-ace Jesse Hahn. Jered Weaver didn’t do much to make us feel better about his struggles. The bullpen coughed up more inherited runs to help […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #68: Gray skies turned red – Angels 12, Athletics 7

When you go down by five runs to Sonny Gray, you aren’t supposed to come back. That’s basically a death sentence, especially with an offense like that of the Angels. Yet, some way, somehow, the Angels turned everything Gray to Halo Red in one incredible half inning. Could this be a turning point on their season? […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 13:  Marcus Semien #10 of the Oakland Athletics reacts as he tags out Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels attempting to steal second base during the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 13, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Athletics vs. Here we go again

Game 1:  Friday 6:35pm PT – Shoemaker (4-5, 4.85) vs Gray (8-3, 1.60) Game 2:  Saturday 1:05pm PT – Weaver (4-7, 4.65) vs Hahn (4-5, 3.62) Game 3: Sunday 1:05pm PT – Richards (7-4, 3.59) vs Kazmir (3-4, 2.84) Here we go again! The Halos are headed into a three game weekend series vs the […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 27: Manager Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim brings the lineup to home plate before play against the Tampa Bay Rays August 27, 2013 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – Quality over quantity

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. […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #67: Mighty mites – Angels 7, Diamondbacks 1

Taylor Featherston and Johnny Giavotella both going yard in the same inning, just like the Angels drew it up. As the Angels continue their search for more offensive production, it was their littlest hitters that provided the most punch (OK, at 6’1″, Featherston isn’t that small, but his production coming to this game was microscopic). […]

Angels Look To Gain Ground In AL West Against Last-Place Athletics

C.J. Wilson threw eight innings of one-run ball and struck out nine to propel the Los Angeles Angels into the weekend after splitting a four-game home-and-home set against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rookie Taylor Featherston got things started with his first career home run in the third inning before a five-run sixth inning put the game […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #66: LOBsterFest – Diamondbacks 3, Angels 2

Good news! The Angels had a lot of hits. 11 hits is a lot of hits for the Angels in a game. Bad news, none of those hits came with runners in scoring position. The Halos scored just two runs in this game, one on a standard fielder’s choice the other on a double play. Overall, […]


Keep Kole Calhoun out of the cleanup spot

I love sabermetrics and the way that they can be a filling for the game. Why is this happening? Here’s a number that explains why that is possibly happening. It’s a wonderful system. One of the championing ideas of sabermetrics is lineup optimization, and Sky Kalkman wrote this piece in 2009 that I still reference […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 22: Josh Reddick #22 of the Oakland Athletics hits a double in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Evaluating the Angels outfielder trade targets

Evaluating the Angels outfielder trade targets isn’t an easy task. The Angels have a poor farm system to trade from and some financial restrictions that limit what they can even offer. The bigger problem though is that there isn’t exactly a bevvy of highly attractive outfield bats to choose from. However, the Angels desperately need to […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #65: Deck Chairs – Angels 4, Diamondbacks 1

As the USS Angels tries to avoid the iceberg that is going to eventually sink their season, Captain Scioscia felt it appropriate to rearrange some deck chairs. He finally made the big move to slide Mike Trout and Albert Pujols down a spot in the order. Without getting too deep into lineup optimization math, this isn’t […]