April 21, 2002 |
To win the Foothill softball tournament on Saturday, 10th-ranked Garden Grove Pacifica beat the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in The Times' rankings in the same day. Freshman Brittany Weil pitched a one-hitter in the championship game, knocking off No. 1 Santa Ana Mater Dei, 1-0, a few hours after her team strung together four hits in the sixth inning to beat No. 2 Santa Ana Foothill, 2-0.
August 20, 2005
When are the Angels going to learn to let the starting pitchers go the distance without having their great work undermined by their, to be charitable, erratic "closer?" After watching Frankie Rodriguez blow yet another save opportunity, I have no confidence at all in him. And what was the benefit of letting Troy Glaus go in order to let the injury-prone and completely useless Dallas McPherson take over at third? And how is Cabrera an upgrade over David Eckstein? Please Mr. Stoneman, answer me. SKIP HOUSTON Laguna Beach I have mixed feelings about the contracts of the Angel announcers not being reviewed until the end of the year.
February 24, 2011 |
Mike Butcher was not overly concerned in mid-January when a routine visit to a doctor for a bone spur in his neck led to the discovery of a small growth and a trip to a specialist for a biopsy. "There was no doubt in my mind I didn't have anything wrong," the Angels' pitching coach said. "I thought maybe it was a cyst. " When test results showed he had papillary thyroid cancer, "My immediate reaction was 'Whoa,' you don't want to hear the C-word," said Butcher, 45. "I was shocked.
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.
September 7, 2010 |
Lou Marson's first career grand slam highlighted a five-run sixth inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-1 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Angels in the middle test of a three- game set. Travis Hafner added his 11th homer of the season for the Indians, who have won the first two games of this series. Jordan Brown and Michael Brantley each added two hits in the win. Justin Masterson (6-12) continued the Indians' string of good starting pitching, allowing just one run on six hits and two walks while fanning five in seven frames.
March 6, 2012 |
Angels 6, Chicago White Sox 2 AT THE PLATE: Much like Monday, when the Angels packed nine runs and 11 hits in the first four innings against Oakland, the Angels bunched all six of their runs and nine of their 10 hits in the first four innings against the White Sox. Albert Pujols, who started at designated hitter, walked and scored from second on a single in the first and doubled to left-center in the fourth. Jorge Cantu had two hits and two runs batted in, and outfield hopeful Kole Calhoun had two hits and an RBI. ON THE MOUND: Three right-handers competing for the fifth rotation spot pitched, with Garrett Richards starting and giving up two runs and four hits in two innings, striking out one and walking one. Eric Hurley threw two scoreless innings, giving up one hit, striking out two and walking two. Trevor Bell threw two scoreless innings, giving up two hits, walking two and striking out one. Reliever Kevin Jepsen, who is coming back from surgery on his right knee, looked strong during a scoreless fifth, giving up one single and striking out two. EXTRA BASES: Vernon Wells has drawn a walk in each of the two exhibition games.
March 6, 2012 |
The competition for the fifth spot in the Angels' pitching rotation will heat up Tuesday when right-hander Garrett Richards starts a Cactus League game against the Chicago White Sox in Tempe Diablo Stadium. The noon PST game will be televised by Fox Sports West. With Jerome Williams, the favorite to win the fifth spot, sidelined for two weeks because of a left hamstring strain, Richards, left-hander Brad Mills, who threw two scoreless innings against Oakland Monday, Eric Hurley and Trevor Bell will have early opportunities to impress Manager Mike Scioscia and pitching coach Mike Butcher.
June 26, 2005
P Josh Romansky, Norco Sr. Finished 10-1 with an 0.42 ERA, striking out 128 in 66 innings and walking only nine. Also hit .506 with seven homers and 40 RBIs. P Adam Wilk, Cypress Jr. Went 10-2 for the Division II champions, with six shutouts among his 11 complete games. His last complete game came in title game. C Bryan Anderson, Simi Valley Sr. A two-time selection, Anderson hit .414 for the Pioneers before he was drafted in the fourth round by the St. Louis Cardinals.
May 20, 2004 |
The seeded teams in the Southern Section Division I baseball playoffs have such premium pitching, hitting could be reduced to a lost art during first-round play Friday. Lakewood, whose staff has produced 10 shutouts this season, is seeded No. 1, followed by Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley and Riverside Poly. The Lancers (24-6), who will play host to Camarillo (17-10), have been led this season by the three-man rotation of senior right-handers Danny Johnson (6-3, 1.