July 4, 2010 |
Torii Hunter made $100,000 on Sunday morning. The Angels center fielder woke up, learned he had been selected to the All-Star game as a reserve, and that the bonus incentive in his contract had kicked in. Perhaps that got him amped, or maybe it was just the honor of being selected to his fourth All-Star game. Either way, Hunter hit two home runs and drove in a career-high-tying seven runs Sunday night to help beat Kansas City, 11-0, at Angel Stadium. "You have those days sometimes when you feel good, you feel like nobody can get you out," Hunter said.
April 21, 1999
Staff writer Eric Sondheimer ranks players in the region by position: PITCHER Rk: 1. Player: Jordan Olson School: Crescenta Valley Yr.: Sr. Comment: It will take a shutout to beat him * Rk: 2. Player: Phillip Polanco School: Notre Dame Yr.: Sr. Comment: Has 7-0 record, 0.70 ERA * Rk: 3. Player: Matt Harrington School: Palmdale Yr.: Jr. Comment: Power pitcher with 8 walks in 35 2/3 innings * Rk: 4. Player: Kameron Loe School: Granada Hills Yr.: Sr.
March 10, 2005 |
A herniated disk in Dallas McPherson's lower back will sideline the Angel third baseman for two to four weeks, thrusting Robb Quinlan into the starting third base job to open the season, creating an opportunity for infielder Maicer Izturis to make the team and knocking some power out of the Angels' projected lineup. McPherson, who hit 40 home runs in the minor leagues last season and was all but handed Troy Glaus' third base job this spring, was examined by Dr.
July 16, 2010 |
Things haven't worked out so great for either party in the Angels- Chone Figgins split. The Angels sorely miss the production of their departed third baseman, who hit .298 with a career-high .395 on-base percentage last season and was a steady sparkplug throughout his eight years in Anaheim. As for Figgins, a new position (second base) and a new spot in the batting order, directly behind leadoff hitter Ichiro Suzuki , haven't exactly invigorated him since he joined Seattle as a free agent in December.
July 11, 2010 |
Reporting from Oakland — The All-Star break officially started for the Angels at 3:50 p.m. PDT Sunday, when Bobby Abreu grounded out to second base on Oakland closer Andrew Bailey's final pitch. It was about time. The weary-looking Angels played as if they were off from the moment their charter plane left the tarmac in Southern California on July 4, concluding a terrible trip with a 5-2 loss to the Athletics at Oakland-Alameda Coliseum. "Some players knew the break was coming," center fielder Torii Hunter said after the Angels finished the trip with a 1-6 mark, "and you can really see it. . . . We've been traveling a lot and mentally you can get worn out."
July 15, 2010 |
The Angels hit the skids in Chicago and Oakland last week, going 1-6 against the White Sox and Athletics on their last trip before the All-Star break. Thursday night, they popped the clutch. After tallying seven hits — total — with runners in scoring position in those seven road games, the Angels racked up seven hits in 12 at-bats with runners in scoring position Thursday night for an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners in Angel Stadium. Erick Aybar had three hits and three runs batted in, Jeff Mathis had three hits and two runs, and Bobby Abreu had two hits and three RBIs, as an Angels club that hit .189 and was outscored, 44-14, on the last trip opened the second half on a high note.
July 18, 2010 |
Torii Hunter turned 35 on Sunday. He only wishes he felt his age. "The last seven days," the Angels center fielder said, "I felt like I was 50." There was an All-Star game to host and precious little time to relax before a four-game series that the Angels concluded with a 2-1 loss in 10 innings to the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium. Hunter hit a bumpy patch in what has been a season of smooth swings. He was two for 17 without an extra-base hit in the series, lining into a double play to end a sixth inning Sunday in which the Angels failed to score after Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff triple.
July 5, 2010 |
Reporting from Chicago — Hideki Matsui spent several minutes in the clubhouse Monday afternoon pounding his glove with a small wooden mallet. Then he used the end of a bat to pound it some more. The Angels slugger got even more help breaking in the glove a few hours later when he started a second consecutive game in left field for the first time this season. With Juan Rivera sidelined for a sixth consecutive game because of problems associated with blurry vision, Matsui was again an Angel in the outfield.
April 16, 2008
Isaac Galloway, OF Los Osos Grizzlies Remaining regular-season games at Los Osos High, 6001 Milliken Ave., Rancho Cucamonga Thursday vs. Alta Loma, 3:15 p.m. April 22 vs. Upland, 3:15 p.m. April 29 vs. Rancho Cucamonga, 3:15 p.m. May 5 vs. Claremont, 3:15 p.m. Anthony Gose, OF/P Bellflower Buccaneers Remaining regular-season games at Bellflower High, 15301 McNab Ave., Bellflower. Friday vs. Artesia, 3 p.m. April 25 vs. La Mirada, 3 p.m. April 30 vs. Cerritos, 3 p.m. May 8 vs. Norwalk, 3 p.m. -- Aaron Hicks, OF Long Beach Wilson Bruins Remaining regular-season games at Blair Field, 4700 Deukmejian Dr., Long Beach Today vs. Lakewood, 3:30 p.m. Friday vs. L.B. Millikan, 6:30 p.m. April 23 vs. L.B. Jordan, 6:30 p.m. April 30 vs. L.B. Cabrillo, 3:30 p.m. May 7 vs. Lakewood, 6:30 p.m. -- Kyle Skipworth, C Patriot Warriors Remaining regular-season games at Patriot High, 4355 Camino Real, Riverside April 23 vs. Bloomington, 3:15 p.m. April 25 vs. Jurupa Valley, 3:15 p.m. May 2 vs. Kaiser, 3:15 p.m. May 7 vs. Norte Vista, 3:15 p.m. -- Gerrit Cole, P Orange Lutheran Lancers Remaining regular-season games at Hart Park, 701 S. Glassell St., Orange -- Today vs. Servite, 7 p.m. April 25 vs. Santa Margarita, 7 p.m. April 30 vs. Mater Dei, 7 p.m. May 7 vs. St. John Bosco, 7 p.m. -- Cutter Dykstra, OF/INF Westlake Warriors...
July 19, 2010 |
With the potential tying run on second base and one out in the ninth inning Sunday, Mike Scioscia turned to his bench. The Angels' manager wanted a pinch-hitter for catcher Jeff Mathis , who was hitless in his first three at-bats, but the players at Scioscia's disposal might have seemed more like last resorts than enticing options. There was Cory Aldridge , who had one major league hit in 14 professional seasons; Bobby Wilson , who was batting .200 against right-handed pitchers; and Brandon Wood , whose season-long slump had only deepened amid a two-for-20 slide.