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Boxscore Breakdown #30: Dream or Weaver? – Angels 2, Astros 0

Am I dreaming or did Jered Weaver throw a complete game shutout? I’m not kidding, that happened, right? Less than a week ago we were all beginning rough outlines for our eulogy to Jered’s career, but then he comes out and does this. And, I almost hesitate to say this, but I think it kind of […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 03: Manager Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on from the top of the dugout against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the fifth inning at AT&T Park on May 3, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – What’s up with that?

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 #29: Pay no attention – Astros 3, Angels 2

Pay no attention to the outs in the inning. Pay no attention to the ball coming right at you. Pay no attention to the closer who hasn’t pitched well all week. What a miserable way to lose, he said for the eighth time this season. The Angels went from riding the high of two straight […]

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 17:  Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scores in the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly ball by Matt Joyce #20 as he beats the tag by Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Astros Series Preview: Firstros

Well, this is annoying. The Astros were supposed to be the punching bag of the AL West but now they had to go and get all uppity and take not just the division but all of baseball by storm. We all knew they wouldn’t be bad forever, but they’ve been the Lastros for so long now that […]


I believe in Johnny Giavotella

I believe in Johnny Giavotella. I don’t mean that in the “I believe in the Easter Bunny” sense of believing. I’m like 95% sure that the magical Cajun elf called Giavotella actually exists. What’s far less certain is whether or not he’s actually as good as his early season performance indicates. There is definitely plenty of reasons […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #28: Walk off, walk on – Angels 4, Mariners 3

Another walk off? Sign me up! Sure, it means that the Angels actually had to blow another save and have another game meager offensive production, but these walk offs have been downright exciting and inspiring. They sure make all the Angels’ flaws a lot harder to see, but if these galvanizing wins can get the […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 02:  Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a home run against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning at AT&T Park on May 2, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  The San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5-4. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Albert Pujols

Looking at Angels batted ball quality

For years I’ve seen guys like ESPN’s Mark Simon tweeting all these fancy facts about batted ball quality and I’ve been very jealous. It is a seemingly valuable swath of data that just hasn’t been made available to the general public… until now. Fangraphs has finally added this data to their batted ball section of data. […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #27: First impression – Angels 5, Mariners 4

Angels fans were pretty excited for the debut of rookie catcher Carlos Perez. He was the first shiny new toy to be called up this season. He’d been ripping up the Pacific Coast League, so many fancied him as a solution to the Chris Iannetta problem. Folks like me worried though that he was merely […]