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Boxscore Breakdown #111: Full Sale – White Sox 8, Angels 2

When you’re facing Chris Sale, you really just need to hope that your starting pitcher can keep the game close and that your offense can scratch a run or two off Sale, run up his pitch count and take advantage of the bullpen. Matt Shoemaker failed at the first part of that and the offense […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 05:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates a solo homerun from Kole Calhoun #56 to tie the game 1-1 with the Cleveland Indians during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 5, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. White Sox vs. Regression

Hello, winning. I have you missed you so much. After dropping six straight games to the Astros and Dodgers, and three straight series starting with the Rangers series on July 24th, the Angels have won four of the last six games and their last two series. At the same time, the Astros are sputtering. The ‘Stros […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 09:  David Murphy #19 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is lifted by Albert Pujols as they celebrate after  Murphy's walk off RBI single in the 11th inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 9, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 5-4 in 11 innings.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Halos Keep Finding Ways to Win

No one ever said wins have to be pretty. Just as Baltimore chops, line drives, and duck snorts all count the same toward a player’s batting average (assuming the batter reaches), an ugly victory counts the same as a shutout in the win column. The Angels have played the best baseball in the last week, […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 19

The Angels Player Power Rankings are emerging from the dog days of summer, which is good because we rank Angels players here, not their dogs. Although, that does give me an idea… NOT LISTED: Cam Bedrosian (still not ready, possibly never ready)

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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 […]

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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. […]

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