August 29, 2010 |
Hitting with runners in scoring position wasn't much of a problem for the Angels on Sunday. That's because they had only two runners reach scoring position during a 1-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Angel Stadium, where their offensive struggles reached new depths. Jeremy Guthrie held the Angels to four hits in 8 1/3 innings before the Angels threatened in the ninth. Reggie Willits hit a one-out double to right-center field and went to third when Howie Kendrick hit a chopper over the mound for an infield single.
August 8, 2010 |
Maybe Mike Scioscia needed to get a little more imaginative with a few other aspects of his team Sunday at Comerica Park. The Angels manager used what he called a "creative" lineup against the Detroit Tigers, giving sluggers Mike Napoli and Hideki Matsui the day off while using light-hitting Maicer Izturis in the cleanup spot. The hitters were hardly the culprit at Comerica Park during a 9-4 loss in which the Angels concluded their trip with four losses in six games, hardly the surge they were hoping for as they attempt to catch Texas in the American League West.
March 31, 2010 |
Jered Weaver has not officially been named the opening-day starter, but the right-hander looked worthy of the assignment Wednesday, pitching five scoreless innings and allowing one hit with nine strikeouts and no walks in the Angels' 11-0 exhibition victory over the Chicago Cubs. Weaver has been in line to start the opener since Cactus League play began in early March, but Manager Mike Scioscia still wouldn't commit to Weaver for Monday night's game against the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium.
April 20, 2011 |
Reporting from Arlington, Texas — Maicer Izturis has sat out nearly as many games as he has played over the last three seasons, leading some to conclude that the 30-year-old infielder may be too fragile to be an everyday player in the major leagues. That's a conclusion to which the usually reserved Izturis takes exception. Strong exception. "Those are ignorant people who say that," Izturis said. "They don't know the game. I could play 140 games at 90%, 80%. But that's not the way I play.
October 23, 2009 |
The Cleveland Indians have received permission from the Angels to speak to bench coach Ron Roenicke about their managerial job, which opened when the team fired Eric Wedge in the final week of the regular season. It was unclear Thursday when Roenicke, who has spent 10 seasons with the Angels under Manager Mike Scioscia , six as a third base coach and the last four as the bench coach, would interview for the position, or if he has already been interviewed. Angels General Manager Tony Reagins would neither confirm nor deny the Indians' interest.
June 1, 2008 |
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia shuffled his lineup before Saturday's extra-inning win over Toronto, leaving Gary Matthews Jr. and his .220 average on the bench, giving Reggie Willits his fifth start of the season in the outfield and batting Howie Kendrick second for the first time this season. "We have to start now to try to find some continuity," said Scioscia, whose team was second to last in the majors in hitting and scoring in May.
May 13, 2007 |
Reggie Willits is playing on borrowed time. When Garret Anderson returns from a hip-flexor tear, probably by the end of this month, he will return to left field and Willits, barring another injury or a bold move on the part of Manager Mike Scioscia, will probably return to the bench. But what a run it's been. Willits, starting his 14th consecutive game, singled and scored in each of his first two at-bats in Saturday's 6-3 win over Texas and is hitting .379 (25 for 66) in his last 18 games.
August 4, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Angels Manager Mike Scioscia gave Vladimir Guerrero, who had started 31 consecutive games in right field or at designated hitter, Sunday off, the slugger's first day off since sitting out a game June 25 because of flu-like symptoms. Guerrero can be seen before most games walking with a stiff leg through the clubhouse because of the heating pad wrapped around his right knee, but Scioscia said Guerrero is not injured.
February 15, 2008 |
TEMPE, Ariz. -- First went the appendix, which Reggie Willits had removed during his rookie-league season in 2003. Next went the gall bladder, which the Angels outfielder had removed last month, following a superb rookie season. Forgive Willits if he gets a little jittery walking past the training room this spring.
May 4, 2007 |
The Angels' four-game series here was an eventful one for outfielder Reggie Willits, who came to Kansas City a No. 9 hitter with only nine singles but left town riding a 10-game hitting streak and batting in front of Vladimir Guerrero.