July 4, 2010
Monday through Thursday: at Chicago White Sox Friday through Sunday: at Oakland Athletics The Chicago White Sox vaulted back into contention by putting up the best record in interleague play. They went 15-3 against the Marlins, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals, making up eight games in the standings within 18 days. The Sox then returned to the American League portion of their schedule and promptly lost two of three to the Kansas City Royals.
June 16, 2011
Angels starters as hitters (career stats): Player; Avg.; RBI; BB; K; OB%; Slg% Jered Weaver; .136; 1; 1; 7; .174; .136 Dan Haren; .226; 26; 8; 62; .249; .331 Ervin Santana; .133; 3; 0; 14; .133; .200 Joel Pineiro; .105; 10; 11; 93; .162; .142 Note: Pineiro has 20 sacrifice bunts, Haren has 18 and Weaver and Santana have none. Angels pitchers as hitters in interleague play since it began in 1997: 144 games .120 average (33-274)
April 2, 2014 |
KEY MOMENT: The Angels put the first two runners on base in the first inning when Kole Calhoun doubled to right field and Mike Trout walked. But Albert Pujols grounded into a double play and David Freese lined out to center field, killing the rally and setting the tone for a frustrating evening. The Angels scored twice in the ninth on Trout's run-scoring triple and Freese's sacrifice fly. AT THE PLATE: Justin Smoak capped a superb series with a ninth-inning home run, giving the Seattle first baseman six hits, including two home runs, and seven runs batted in. Corey Hart also singled and homered, and Brad Miller, Robinson Cano and Stefen Romero each had two hits and an RBI for the Mariners.
March 12, 2013
Angels 0, Cleveland 0 AT THE PLATE: The Angels got only six hits and catcher Chris Iannetta was the only player to get more than one, going two for three to raise his average to .409. Kole Calhoun struck out three times in four at-bats. ON THE MOUND: Jered Weaver and Jerome Williams were sharp, with Weaver holding Cleveland to three hits and striking out six over the first four innings before Williams came on to give up five hits over the final five innings, striking out six batters.
March 1, 2014 |
PEORIA, Ariz. -- The first at-bat went well for the Angels. Robinson Cano, the Seattle Mariners' $240-million man, could haunt the Angels this season. On Saturday, facing the Angels for the first time in a Seattle uniform, Cano struck out against C.J. Wilson. The next two at-bats did not go as well for the Angels, and neither did the game. Cano singled in two other at-bats, driving in one run and scoring another, in the Mariners' 5-3 victory over the Angels. The game was called in the bottom of the seventh inning because of rain -- lots of it. In a game in which the Angels' lineup included one regular -- outfielder Kole Calhoun -- the Angels got two of their seven hits from utility infielder Grant Green.
June 4, 2011
Class; City; W-L ; Comment AAA; Salt Lake; 25-30; RHP Matt Palmer 2-0, 1.32 with 16 strikeouts last two starts. AA; Arkansas; 23-24; INF Jon Townsend hitting .333 since promotion from Single A. A; Inland Empire, 23-31; Manager Tom Gamboa resigns to spend time with ailing mother. A; Cedar Rapids; 27-27; RHP Suammy Baez goes 0-4, 5.87 in May . R; Orem; 0-0; Season begins June 20.
July 10, 2010
The Angels' 2001 draft was supposed to anchor the club for a decade, with three can't-miss players: first baseman Casey Kotchman , catcher Jeff Mathis and third baseman Dallas McPherson . Kotchman cracked the starting lineup in 2007, with an .840 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) that hinted at stardom. Few careers have fizzled as fast. He was traded three times in the last two years, and the Seattle Mariners reduced him to a defensive replacement by acquiring first baseman Justin Smoak in Friday's Cliff Lee trade.
November 6, 2013 |
With one Eckstein in the house, could another follow? The Angels are expected to add Rick Eckstein to their coaching staff. Eckstein, the former hitting coach of the Washington Nationals, is the older brother of David Eckstein, the shortstop on the Angels' 2002 World Series championship team. David Eckstein, 38, served as a guest instructor for the Angels during spring training last year. He is expected to be more involved with the team next year, although not in any kind of full-time coaching capacity.
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.