March 11, 2010
Cincinnati 6, Angels 0 AT THE PLATE: Five Reds pitchers, including starter Mike Lincoln and reliever Arthur Rhodes , limited the Angels to three hits, singles by Brandon Wood , Mike Napoli and Mark Trumbo . ON THE MOUND: Top prospect Trevor Reckling was shaky. The left-hander allowed one run and two hits, walked three, hit a batter and threw two wild pitches in two innings. Sean O'Sullivan , who was roughed up for five runs and four hits, including two homers, in his first spring start, fared much better Wednesday, throwing three scoreless, one-hit innings.
August 2, 2009 |
Tuesday through Thursday: White Sox at Chicago Friday through Aug. 9: Rangers at Angel Stadium It is one of the great joys of living in a two-team market, the chance to see an L.A. doubleheader: one game at Angel Stadium and one game at Dodger Stadium, all in the same day. Your last chance this season comes Saturday, when the Angels play a 1 p.m. game against the Texas Rangers.
March 4, 2010
Angels 4, Chicago White Sox 4 Tempe, Ariz. At the plate: Mike Napoli hit a solo home run to the opposite field in the fourth inning, Juan Rivera had an RBI single in the third, and Howie Kendrick doubled to deep center in the second. The Angels tied the score in the eighth on Hank Conger's sacrifice fly and Freddy Sandoval's RBI single. On the mound: Sinker-ball specialist Joel Pineiro gave up a run and three hits in two innings, but two of the hits in Chicago's run-scoring second were hard ground balls that were knocked down by infielders.
August 24, 2009 |
Trevor Bell was rocked for six runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings of an 8-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in the Rogers Centre today, throwing the back of the Angels rotation into a state of uncertainty . . . again. Because of the tragic death of Nick Adenhart in April and numerous injuries, the Angels have patched their rotation together using 13 different starters this season, five of them rookies, and they have pretty much exhausted their in-house options. Sean O'Sullivan appeared to be an answer, going 3-0 with a 3.72 earned-run average in his first five big league starts.
June 16, 2009 |
The Angels don't think Ervin Santana's latest elbow setback, which forced the right-hander to be scratched from tonight's start against the San Francisco Giants, is serious, but it is definitely cause for concern. Santana sat out the first six weeks of the season because of an elbow ligament sprain and has not come close to regaining his 2008 All-Star form, going 1-3 with a 7.47 earned-run average in six starts.
July 20, 2009 |
The Angels plan to restrict Vladimir Guerrero to designated hitter for the rest of the season, raising the possibility that Angels fans have seen him play in right field for the last time. Guerrero has started two games in right field this season, most recently on July 7, when he suffered a strained muscle behind his left knee and a strained hamstring. He has been on the disabled list since then. The Angels hope he can return in two to three weeks.
August 9, 2010 |
Bobby Abreu clubbed a two-run homer off former Angel Sean O'Sullivan and had four RBI, as the Angels beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-4, to begin a three-game series. Ervin Santana (11-8) yielded six hits and three runs over 6 1/3 innings to bounce back from his worst outing of the season. "I didn't have my best stuff tonight," said Santana, who lasted just 3 2/3 innings at Baltimore last Wednesday, when he permitted nine runs on 12 hits. "After the fifth inning, nothing was working.
March 10, 2008 |
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels have four potential batting champions in their lineup, less of a curiosity than a necessity for an offense dependent on batting average. Although fans and analysts sometimes bemoan how few walks the Angels draw, batting coach Mickey Hatcher said the club does not evaluate its hitters on walks. "That's a false stat," Hatcher said.
August 15, 2009 |
Say it ain't Joe. That's the self-assessment of a certain Angels left-hander who just wasn't himself through much of May, June and July and was put on the disabled list because of shoulder tightness on Aug. 7. But after receiving a cortisone injection last Saturday, resting for five days and resuming his throwing this week, Joe Saunders is confident he will regain the form that made him an All-Star in 2008. "This is the best I've felt all year," Saunders said Friday. "In spring training, they knew it was tight, but I tried to work it out as best I could.