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  1. Angels move Mike Trout back into the leadoff spot, bat Josh Hamilton second

    Jun 8, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    Mike Trout Getty

    The Angels have lost five out of their last six games and currently sit at a disappointing 26-34 on the season, so manager Mike Scioscia has decided to make some sweeping changes to his lineup. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Trout is back in the leadoff spot today against the Red…

  2. Josh Hamilton says he’s “never, ever” struggled this long

    Jun 3, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Josh Hamilton went 0-for-4 yesterday and is now hitting .216 with a .657 OPS and 61 strikeouts through 56 games for the Angels. Asked after his latest 0-for whether he’s gotten off to a slow start like this before Hamilton replied: “Never, ever–from the first time I picked up a ball to now, no.” Hamilton…

  3. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 3, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    Phillies 7, Brewers 5: Dom Brown homered and tripled and drove in four while Cliff Lee struck out 11 in seven and two-thirds. Philly is only one game behind the Nats right now, you guys. Why? Because … Braves 6, Nationals 3: … the Nats dropped two of three to Atlanta, with B.J. Upton of…

  4. Don’t call it a comeback: Angels win seventh in a row

    May 25, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Behind five shutout innings from starter Billy Buckner and four shutout innings from the bullpen, the Angels blanked the Royals 7-0 this afternoon. Hank Conger and Josh Hamilton each contributed solo home runs to aid in the offensive effort. The win is the Angels’ seventh in a row, bringing their record up to 22-27. They’re…

  5. Mitch Moreland has been a pleasant surprise in Texas

    May 19, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Texas Rangers

    Entering tonight’s game against the Tigers, Mitch Moreland has a .921 OPS with ten home runs and has arguably been the Rangers’ most dangerous hitter thus far in the 2013 season. Going into the season, first base was assumed to be a weak spot for the Rangers as Moreland had been more or less average…

  6. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 15, 2013, 6:26 AM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura

    Pirates 4, Brewers 3: Andrew McCutchen with a walkoff bomb in the 12th. John Axford surrendered the lead in the eighth. He’s got a nifty 9.20 ERA now. Dodgers 2, Nationals 0: Clayton Kershaw stuck out 11 in eight and two-thirds shutout innings. He tossed 132 pitches: the most in his career and the most…

  7. Josh Hamilton has been sick for the past two weeks

    May 14, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton left last night’s game in seventh inning and afterward manager Mike Scioscia told reporters he was “a little lightheaded.” Hamilton clarified things this morning, telling Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times: “I was not lightheaded. I was just sick.” In fact, according to Hamilton he’s been playing through an illness for the…

  8. Josh Hamilton finally gets the T.J. Simers treatment

    May 10, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    The moment Josh Hamilton signed with the Angels I began wondering when T.J. Simers would saunter up to him and do his usual antagonistic shtick. The answer: yesterday. And what’s Hamilton’s awful transgression for which Simers demands answers: he smiles. Uh-oh, we’ve got another smiler. This catches on and we won’t have any athletes around town who…

  9. Texas writers still not letting go of the Josh Hamilton thing

    May 6, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    First I saw this, from the Texas-based Richard Justice: Memo to Josh Hamilton: Rangers lead the AL in average attendance at 38,822. — Richard Justice (@richardjustice) May 5, 2013   Then the Dallas Morning News page picked it up as if it were relevant. Adding near the end, by the way, that the Angels are…

  10. Should the Angels trade Mike Scioscia?

    May 5, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

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    With an 8-4 loss to the Orioles this afternoon, the Angels dropped to 11-20 on the season, ahead of only the lowly Astros in the AL West. What was thought to be a promising season for the win-now Angels has become a nightmare due to injuries, a putrid starting rotation, and an ineffective start to…

  11. Josh Hamilton had a long night to forget

    Apr 30, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    For all the heroics in last night’s 19-inning game between the Angels and the A’s there was a good deal of ignominy as well. Mostly from Josh Hamilton who put up the snowman in the box score: an 0 for 8 performance. He struck out three times and had eight swinging strikes in all. His…

  12. Ball Josh Hamilton dropped in game 162 last year auctioned off for $1,280

    Apr 24, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton Error

    Headline says it all: The #Athletics ended up selling the ball that Josh Hamilton dropped in Game 162 for $1,280. Part of the proceeds went to charity. — Casey Pratt (@CaseyPrattCSN) April 22, 2013   I wonder who bought it. If it was a fan from California the Rangers beat writers would have to question…

  13. Angels drop struggling Josh Hamilton out of cleanup spot

    Apr 22, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Teams have been pitching around Albert Pujols to get to Josh Hamilton, so the Angels have dropped Hamilton to No. 5 in the lineup tonight after using him in the cleanup spot for each of the first 17 games. That could be partly due to facing a left-hander in Derek Holland, but if Hamilton were…

  14. HBT Weekend Wrap

    Apr 15, 2013, 8:20 AM EDT

    Wrap

    God, wasn’t that family thing/working/cleaning/ thing a pain in the butt this weekend? Kept you from paying attention to baseball? Yeah, me too. Thankfully, then, here is everything you missed that mattered: Jose Reyes is gonna be gone a while. Josh Hamilton continued to distinguish himself. As the hour gets late in the bar, everyone…

  15. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 15, 2013, 5:55 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics

    Tigers 10, Athletics 1: Austin Jackson was 4 for 6 with three RBI. Prince Fielder is now hitting .429/.527/.833. Once this team gets its bullpen figured out, man, watch out. Diamondbacks 1, Dodgers 0: When Nick Swisher hit a walkoff homer single in a 1-0 game the other day I thought to myself, “man, you don’t…

  16. Angels slow to start 2013

    Apr 13, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    The L.A. Angels, some prognosticators’ pick to win the AL West, have stumbled out of the gate to a 2-8 start, dead last in the division. As I write this, they trail the Astros, some prognosticators’ pick to win fewer than 55 games, 2-0 a night after getting blanked 5-0. With a loss tonight, they…

  17. Josh Hamilton loses track of outs on game-ending play

    Apr 13, 2013, 3:17 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton doubled off

    Regardless, the Angels were going quietly on Friday night. They didn’t have to go so carelessly as well, though. Josh Hamilton, the Angels’ $125 million man, forgot how many outs there were on a foul popup in the ninth inning and got doubled off to end Friday’s 5-0 loss to the Astros. The absent-minded Hamilton…

  18. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano, Yan Gomes

    Yankees 14, Indians 1: “Man, where are the Yankees going to get any offense with all of their big hitters on the DL?” no one is asking today like they asked so much last week. I guess nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got somethin to say, but nothin’ comes out when they move their…

  19. Quote of the Day: Josh Hamilton

    Apr 8, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    josh hamilton getty

    It was an eventful few days for Josh Hamilton in Texas. He’s been booed, jeered, his family felt it needed personal security  and, above all else, he played exceedingly poorly. He redeemed himself a bit yesterday, but it was basically a train wreck for him.  So Bob Nightengale of USA Today asked him if Texas…

  20. HBT Weekend Wrap

    Apr 8, 2013, 8:24 AM EDT

    Wrap

    There’s a lot that goes on during the weekend of a baseball season. And a lot of you, for reasons that must make some sort of sense, but like, whatever, choose to only read HBT during the week while you’re at work. I guess that’s OK. I’m sure your family is nice. But you really…

  21. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 8, 2013, 6:09 AM EDT

    Country Breakfast

    Royals 9, Phillies 8: Country. Breakfast. Billy Butler drives in seven via a grand slam and a three-run double. The loss is an especially disheartening one for Philly, as they were staked to a 4-0 lead early with their ace on the hill. Cole Hamels was rocked, though, and now stands at 0-2 with a 10.97 ERA…

  22. Josh Hamilton rebounds, but Rangers beat Angels 7-3

    Apr 7, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in Arlington, Texas

    Even though Josh Hamilton finished his return to Texas by going 3-for-5, the Rangers claimed the series Sunday night, beating the Angels 7-3. Unfortunately, Hamilton failed to come through when it would have made the biggest difference. After Yu Darvish opened the top of the first with a walk, a hit by pitch and another…

  23. Josh Hamilton opens Angels career 1-for-20 with 10 strikeouts

    Apr 6, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT

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    It’s obviously way too early to panic, but Josh Hamilton‘s Angels career is off to a slow start. The $133 million man went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Saturday and is now 1-for-20 with 10 strikeouts through the first five games of Anaheim’s regular-season schedule. The Rangers, intimately familiar with Hamilton’s random offensive funks, gave Albert…

  24. Josh Hamilton’s family had security yesterday at Rangers Ballpark

    Apr 6, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

    Reuters Rangers fans

    Not surprisingly, Josh Hamilton was booed heavily in his return to Rangers Ballpark yesterday. However, his family also endured some rough treatment from the fans. Josh Hamilton said his wife had to call security during game with #rangers fan abuse Friday #Angels — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 6, 2013 Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest…

  25. Josh Hamilton says the Texas fan reaction ‘hurts a bit’

    Apr 5, 2013, 11:34 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton knew the boos were coming in his return to Arlington on Friday, but he was still disappointed by much of what he heard in the Rangers’ 3-2 win over the Angels. “It probably hurts a little bit more to know that people would just turn that quickly,” Hamilton said. “You know, to think…

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