September 3, 2006 |
LAS VEGAS 51S (Dodgers) The 51s wrap up their season today, and despite a poor record (65-76), several players had good seasons. First baseman James Loney was named to the All-PCL team, and with a .380 average, is assured of winning the batting title. Outfielder Matt Kemp spent the latter part of the season with the 51s, batting .368 and slugging .560 in only 182 at-bats. Third baseman Andy LaRoche hit .319 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in his seven weeks with the team.
March 13, 2010 |
Kansas City 12, Angels 3 At the plate: The Angels try to maximize their offense by making what Manager Mike Scioscia calls "productive outs." They did a good job of that Saturday, scoring their three runs on RBI groundouts by Jeff Mathis and Howie Kendrick and Bobby Abreu's sacrifice fly. Switch-hitter Kendry Morales doubled from the left side of the plate and singled from the right side. On the mound: Starter Ervin Santana found a nice rhythm during his three-inning, one-hit, five-strikeout effort, and of his 32 pitches, 23 were strikes.
March 29, 2010
Angels 10, Kansas City 2 Tempe, Ariz. AT THE PLATE: One of Erick Aybar's four hits came during a four-run third inning, a rally that included Jeff Mathis' double, Brandon Wood's RBI double, Bobby Abreu's RBI single, and sacrifice flies by Hideki Matsui and Kendry Morales . Juan Rivera lined an RBI double to left field in the fifth inning, and Wood added an RBI triple to deep center in the sixth....
March 23, 2010
Seattle 6, Angels 4 AT THE PLATE: Robb Quinlan , Kendry Morales and Howie Kendrick had two hits each, but Jeff Mathis , who wound up hitless, may have had the best day at the plate. Mathis stung the ball in both his at-bats but was robbed of extra-base hits by Ichiro Suzuki and Jose Lopez . Both of Kendrick's hits were doubles while Morales drove in his team-best 10th run of the spring. He also leads the Angels with a .400 average. ON THE MOUND: Scot Shields was hit hard for the first time, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk in his lone inning.
April 7, 2010 |
Chad Billingsley said he felt he fixed the problems with his mechanics in the six weeks the Dodgers spent in Arizona for spring training. But he said that a final tuneup in Los Angeles last week is what got his head right. Billingsley, who will make his first start of the season in the Dodgers' series finale in Pittsburgh on Thursday, said that being roughed up by the Angels in the Freeway Series reinforced a message that Manager Joe Torre has been trying to deliver to him. "Pitchers, we have the tendency to give hitters too much credit," Billingsley said.
May 22, 2005 |
For a man who took seemingly forever to reach the United States, Kendry Morales didn't waste time making an impact as an Angel minor leaguer. Morales homered on his first swing Saturday night with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, sending the second pitch he saw clanging off the scoreboard beyond the fence in right-center field. The first baseman also singled twice and drove in three runs during the Quakes' 10-8 loss to the Visalia Oaks.
December 2, 2004 |
The Angels added a wild card to an otherwise orderly deck of players Wednesday, agreeing to terms on an incentive-laden six-year contract with Kendry Morales in hopes that the prized Cuban prospect can blossom into a major league slugger. If Morales, 21, attains the bulk of the incentives included in his contract, which includes a $3-million signing bonus, he will make around $10 million, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations.
May 31, 2010 |
Reporting from Kansas City, Mo. -- The Angels were a man down and still went on a power play Monday, kicking off a 14-game trip by smacking three home runs — by Juan Rivera, Maicer Izturis and Mike Napoli — in a 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Kauffman Stadium. They are now 2-0 without star first baseman Kendry Morales, who suffered a freakish and possible season-ending injury when he broke a bone above his left ankle while jumping onto home plate in celebration of his walk-off grand slam Saturday.
November 10, 2010 |
Arte Moreno never has stared down the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox in a bidding war for a free agent. If Torii Hunter is correct, the Angels' owner will have to do just that in order to sign Carl Crawford this winter. Hunter, who speaks regularly with Crawford, said on Wednesday that he expected the Angels and Red Sox would be the finalists to sign him. "The Yankees are not going to go after him," Hunter said. "They've got Cliff Lee. Boston might be the team. "I think Boston and the Angels, that will be the bidding war. " The Angels have identified Crawford as their primary target in free agency, and they are prepared to make the left fielder the first $100-million player in club history.
February 19, 2011 |
There was no hidden agenda, no attempt to circumnavigate his supervisors, Angels infielder Brandon Wood said. It was a simple phone call for some advice from a hitting coach he developed a relationship with last season, one who lives near his home in the Phoenix area. The fact that the coach was Kevin Long , batting instructor for the New York Yankees, and not Mickey Hatcher , batting instructor for the Angels, does not matter. Long helped Wood make an adjustment to shorten his swing, and Wood hopes it will help him rebound from a disastrous 2010 season, when he hit .146 with four home runs and 14 runs batted in and lost his third base job in July.