May 30, 2010
Monday through Thursday: at Kansas City Royals Friday through Sunday: at Seattle Mariners The Angels cleared out of their stadium for two weeks to accommodate two U2 concerts, since postponed because of Bono's emergency back surgery. It's too late to change the schedule, so the Angels start their long march — 14 games in 14 days — in Kansas City, where defending Cy Young winner Zack Greinke is 1-5 with a 3.57 ERA. The run support in Kansas City goes to Luke Hochevar , who is 5-2 with a 4.95 ERA. The Royals have scored more than four runs in six of Hochevar's starts and two of Greinke's.
May 8, 2011
ANGELS Class; City; W-L ; Comment AAA; Salt Lake; 14-14; INF Velazquez ranks second in the league with a .403 average, .468 on-base percentage. AA; Arkansas; 10-13; Top prospect Mike Trout hitting .246 at night, .222 with runners in scoring position. A; Inland Empire, 13-16; Mike Piazza, a cousin of the other Mike Piazza, has 22 strikeouts, 1.93 ERA in 10 relief appearances. A; Cedar Rapids; 18-10; Kernels ranks near the bottom of the league in hitting with a .235 team average.
February 15, 2013 |
The Angels have launched their own ticket resale program, hoping to help season-seat holders save a few bucks while reducing the number of cut-rate tickets available on third-party websites. The Angels and New York Yankees are the only two of the 30 teams to opt out of an agreement between Major League Baseball and Stub Hub. The Angels had grown frustrated as fans realized they often could buy a cheaper ticket from Stub Hub than from the team itself. "What we're trying to accomplish is to build pricing integrity back into the secondary marketplace," said Robert Alvarado, the Angels' vice president of marketing and ticket sales.
March 4, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - Hiroyuki Kobayashi has shown a decent split-fingered fastball, which he used to strike out two batters in Sunday's split-squad game against the Chicago Cubs. But he apparently didn't show enough of a fastball to stick with the Angels, who released the Japanese right-hander Monday morning. Manager Mike Scioscia said after Sunday's game that Kobayashi, who gave up a solo home run to Brad Nelson, would have to boost his fastball from the 86-mph range he's been throwing at this spring to 90 or 91 mph. The team obviously was not confident that the 34-year-old right-hander could do that.
May 16, 2010
Monday and Tuesday: at Texas Wednesday and Thursday: at Chicago White Sox Friday through Sunday: at St. Louis Angels pitchers get to hit for the first time this season when the team opens interleague play Friday in St. Louis. And if they need an example of how it's done, all they have to do is break out the video of what happened last time they played at Busch Stadium, when Albert Pujols hit three home runs and drove in seven runs in three games. Joel Pineiro, who won 15 games for the Cardinals last season, is scheduled to start Friday's opener against his former teammates.
October 15, 2013
Re "A bumpy ride," Oct. 12 The Angels Flight funicular in downtown L.A. is a treasure that should be fixed and reopened as soon as possible. People aren't perfect and neither are the mechanical systems or structures we create. Those who can't live with the risk of rare (and nearly entirely nonfatal) breakdowns should not board airplanes, trains, buses, aerial trams or ski lifts either. Mechanical problems can be fixed. And human error can be mitigated through improved procedures, training, inspections and close supervision.