September 5, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: vs. Cleveland Indians Friday through Sunday: vs. Seattle Mariners This figures to be an ugly week at Angel Stadium. Both Cleveland and Seattle will be mathematically eliminated from their division races by the end of the week. And the Angels' end isn't far behind. But there are some individual battles still to be fought. Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki needs a torrid finish to reach 200 hits for the 10th time in as many seasons while the Angels' Jered Weaver and the Mariners' Felix Hernandez entered the weekend tied for the major league lead in strikeouts.
May 28, 2011
Class; City; W-L ; Comment UP AAA; Salt Lake; 22-26; OF Chris Pettit hitting .183 in May. AA; Arkansas; 20-21; INF Jon Townsend hitting .360 since promotion from Single A. A; Inland Empire, 29-27; OF Kole Calhoun among league leaders with 10 HRs A; Cedar Rapids; 23-24; RHP Brian Diemer 5-3, 2.49 in 8 starts. R; Orem; 0-0; Season begins June 20.
May 7, 2011
ANGELS Class; City; W-L ; Comment AAA; Salt Lake; 14-14; INF Gil 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.
August 15, 2010
Tuesday through Thursday: at Boston Friday through Sunday: at Minnesota No American League team has been hotter than the Twins in the second half, and it's not hard to see why. Baseball's best-hitting team entered Friday batting .314 and averaging more than six runs a game since the break. Don't blame the Twins' new ballpark, though. Target Field is only slightly smaller than the dreary Metrodome, and although Minnesota has a much better record and a much higher batting average at home, the team has hit more than twice as many home runs on the road.
November 5, 2013 |
The Angels named former shortstop Gary DiSarcina as their third-base coach on Tuesday, marking the third time in five years that DiSarcina, whom many believe will manage in the big leagues some day, has bounced between the Boston Red Sox and Angels organizations. DiSarcina, 45, spent 2006-10 with the Red Sox, serving as a baseball operations consultant, an infield coordinator and manager of the Class-A Lowell (Mass.) Spinners. He returned to the Angels as a special assistant to General Manager Jerry Dipoto in 2011 and spent 2012 as the club's field coordinator.
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.