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Boxscore Breakdown #116: Let’s get weird – Angels 5, Red Sox 4

#WEIRDBASEBALL!!!! Why is baseball after midnight called “weird baseball?” Because after midnight things like these happen: A 19th inning Albert Pujols playing third Albert Pujols playing third, but making an assist from the second base position Dustin Pedroia stealing two bases on one play The Red Sox playing for a tie in extra innings for […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #115: Feels like old times – Red Sox 4, Angels 2

Remember back in the beginning of the year, and really the two years before that as well, when the Angels seemingly couldn’t get a hit with runners on base to save their collective life? It is starting to feel like that again. This offense has too much talent to keep performing so poorly, but that […]


Series Preview: Angels vs. Red Sox vs. Easy Street

Welcome to the Easy Street section of the Angels schedule. As I mentioned yesterday, they basically play the A’s and then nobody else who is any good from now through September 14th. Time for the Angels to get hot again. If not, they best start thinking about how to make sure to win the Wild […]


Second Guessing Scioscia – Week 19: Old and new

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 #114: Off the beam – Dodgers 7, Angels 0

C.J. Wilson was challenged to get “back on the beam” in this game and he did, for like an inning or two. Wilson was able to make it through 5.2 innings, but he didn’t look particularly sharp. His velocity and stuff looked fine, but he just couldn’t #throwstrikes. It wasn’t even that C.J. got hit […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #113: Almost perfect – Dodgers 2, Angels 1

I blame myself. In the series preview, I focused solely on Zack Greinke being the former Angel hurler that was certain to haunt the Halos in this series and went out of my way to deride Dan Haren. Welp. That didn’t work out. The Angels beat Greinke only to have Dan Haren completely shut them […]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Washington Nationals

The scheduling gods favor the Angels

Since the All-Star break, the Angels haven’t exactly looked like a powerhouse. They had won 19 of 22 going into the break, so they really had nowhere to go but down. Still, the 10-9 record they’ve posted has started to cast at least a shadow of a doubt over the Angels’ World Series aspirations. What […]

Baseball: Arizona Fall League-Fall Stars Game

Is there any help on the way?

Tony Campana, John Buck, J. B. Shuck, Matt Long, Fernando Salas, Luis Jimenez, Ryan Wheeler, Michael Roth, Cam Bedrosian and Drew Rucisnki.  No, that’s not the Angels top prospect list.  No, those aren’t their trade commodities.  Those are the list of players that have a reasonable shot at being promoted come September.  But before that […]

Halo Headlines

Halo Headlines: inside Trout vs. Kershaw, Pujols teach Puig a lesson

The August 6th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including inside Trout vs. Kershaw, Pujols teach Puig a lesson and much more… The Story: A look at the Mike Trout-Clayton Kershaw battle. The Monkey Says: This was from before last night’s game but it points out how Trout is a premier low-ball hitter but […]


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 […]