June 6, 2010
Monday through Thursday: at Oakland Athletics Friday through Sunday: at Dodgers The Moneyball era is dead, and the A's are imitating the San Diego Padres, trying to mount an unlikely playoff run with virtually no offense and a deep but unheralded pitching staff. The depth is evaporating, and even the healthy arms are struggling to succeed. Dallas Braden has not won in five starts since his perfect game, though the A's have scored a total of eight runs in those five games.
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.
May 21, 2011
ANGELS (Class; City; W-L ; Comment) AAA; Salt Lake; 20-22; OF Tyson Auer fifth in the league with 13 stolen bases. AA; Arkansas; 17-19; Reliever Ryan Brasier hasn't given up an earned run since April 15. A; Inland Empire, 16-26; 66ers winless on the road in May. A; Cedar Rapids; 21-20; No regular batting better than .270. R; Orem; 0-0; Season begins June 20.
April 11, 2011
City of Lights, City of Angels Where: Directors Guild of America Theater, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles When: Monday to April 18 Price: General admission, $10 Contact: http://www.colcoa.org
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.
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.
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)