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  1. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 26, 2013, 6:55 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Nationals 9, Pirates 7: This could have been an awful, awful defeat, what with the Nats bullpen once again pooping all over itself. At least I’m assuming it would have been a defeat. The game was tied entering the bottom of the ninth. Thanks to Bryce Harper‘s walkoff homer, however, we don’t know how extras…

  2. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

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

    Jun 21, 2013, 6:55 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    Mets 4, Braves 3: Good news: two solo homers for David Wright and five scoreless innings from the bullpen. Bad news: The reason the pen was needed for five innings is that Jon Neise had to leave the game with shoulder problems. Braves news: ugh, you guys have looked positively crappy of late. Tigers 4,…

  4. Josh Hamilton is hitting seventh tonight for the Angels

    Jun 19, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

    josh hamilton getty

    Josh Hamilton struck out twice and grounded into three double plays in the Angels’ 3-2 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday and is now sporting a putrid .213/.269/.388 batting line through 69 games this season. So some changes are being made. Hamilton will bat seventh Wednesday as the Halos take on the M’s for the third…

  5. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 6, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    Rockies 12, Reds 4: The Colorado Wrecking Crew: Carlos Gonzalez hit three home runs and drove in six. Troy Tulowitzki hit two of his own. Pedro Villarreal had no idea what hit him. White Sox 7, Mariners 5: You figure if you score five runs in the top of an extra inning that you’re gonna…

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

    May 2, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Mets Marlins Baseball

    Mets 7, Marlins 6:  Jordany Valdespin hit a pinch-hit three run homer in the sixth to put the Mets up to stay, breaking their six game losing streak. But Terry Collins is on the hot seat! No he isn’t! Yes he is! She’s my daughter! [slap] My sister! [slap!] My daughter … Nationals 2, Braves 0: The Nats finally…

  7. Mark Trumbo hit the longest homer of the season last night

    Apr 30, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Mark Trumbo

    Before last night’s Angels-A’s game got all wacky Mark Trumbo crushed a 475-foot homer in the second inning that ties Anthony Rizzo for the longest of the 2013 season: “I’ve never seen a baseball go that far in this ballpark.”

  8. Albert Pujols hopes not playing defense will help foot injury

    Apr 23, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    albert pujols getty

    Albert Pujols admitted over the weekend that he’s “hurting real bad” while playing through plantar fasciitis in his left foot and for now at least the Angels’ plan is to use him at designated hitter to lessen the wear and tear on the injury. Pujols started his fifth straight game at DH last night, with…

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

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 4, Tigers 3: Watched most of this one as I painted a couple of rooms in my house. Two highlights of the game for me were (1) overhearing my girlfriend use some really bad language the second or third time the Tigers left the bases loaded; and (2) Tigers color commentator Rod Allen, when describing…

  10. Albert Pujols is “hurting real bad”

    Apr 21, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    You’d never know it if you looked at his stats — the Angels’ slugger is hitting .317 with eight extra-base hits — but Albert Pujols has been bothered by plantar fasciitis in his left foot. With another start at DH this afternoon, he has now started more games as the DH (nine) than as the…

  11. 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…

  12. Don’t cheer for Mark Trumbo at Anaheim Stadium. You might get kicked out.

    Apr 10, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    Mark Trumbo

    Or: Great Moments in Insane Ushers.  Comedian Sarah Colonna tells the story of how she and a friend got kicked out of the Angels game the other day for cheering for Mark Trumbo. Really. It’s a rambling read, but the upshot is that they stood when Trumbo came up during bases-loaded situations a couple of…

  13. Josh Hamilton has miserable return to Texas in Angels’ loss

    Apr 5, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers fans hold signs mocking Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton in Arlington, Texas

    Josh Hamilton had no answer for the boos that rained down in his return to Arlington on Friday; the former AL MVP went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and a couple of misplays in right field as the Angels lost to the Rangers 3-2. Adrian Beltre hit a game-tying homer for Texas in the seventh, and…

  14. 2013 Preview: The American League West

    Mar 27, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    For the past few days we’ve been previewing the 2013 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the American League West. For the second straight year the Los Angeles Angels have signed the biggest slugger on the free agent market. This time, however, we feel like it’s going to finally work.…

  15. 2013 Preview: Los Angeles Angels

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Los Angeles Angels. The Big Question: Can the Angels slug their way to an AL West title? With the…

  16. Vernon Wells is tattooing the ball but it shouldn’t make a difference

    Mar 14, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

    Vernon Wells

    I saw the headline “Vernon Wells trying to hit his way into the Angels’ outfield,” and my first thought was that this was some sort of Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan situation. WATCH OUT, MIKE TROUT! But really: Wells is totally raking this spring: .389/.455/.889 with three homers.  granted (a) he’s playing later in games and is…

  17. Angels finalize five-year, $125 million contract with Josh Hamilton

    Dec 15, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton Getty

    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Josh Hamilton has passed his physical with the Angels, making his new five-year, $125 million contract is official. He’s scheduled to be introduced at a news conference in Anaheim at 2:30 p.m. ET this afternoon. Per Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Hamilton’s contract includes a no-trade clause and is slightly…

  18. Shocker: Josh Hamilton signs a five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels

    Dec 13, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT

    josh hamilton getty tall

    The hot stove season always takes unexpected turns, and this afternoon it took the most unexpected turn we’ve seen in some time.  Seemingly out of nowhere the Los Angeles Angels swooped in and signed Josh Hamilton.  Legendary L.A. radio man Joe McDonnell had the first news that a deal with close. Within an hour it…

  19. Angels set to go with Trout-Bourjos-Trumbo outfield

    Nov 4, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

    Peter Bourjos, Mike Trout

    Speaking about the decision not to make a qualifying offer to free agent Torii Hunter on Friday, Angels GM Jerry Dipoto said he intends to go young and cheap in the outfield next season. That means it’ll likely be Mike Trout in left, Peter Bourjos in center and Mark Trumbo in right on Opening Day.…

  20. 2012 projections review: first base

    Oct 25, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    This is the second of a position-by-position review of my 2012 projections. Along with looking at my top preseason top 10 (for fantasy purposes) from each spot, I’m highlighting some other interesting players. Any requests for players not covered can be made in the comments. 1. Albert Pujols – Angels Projection: .306/.414/.586, 43 HR, 114…

  21. Torii Hunter expected to re-sign with the Angels

    Sep 22, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

    Torii Hunter

    Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Torii Hunter is expected to re-sign with the Angels this offseason: Torii Hunter came away from a recent lunch meeting with General Manager Jerry Dipoto convinced the Angels would make a strong push to re-sign him after his five-year, $90-million contract expires in October. Hunter is having a…

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

    Sep 17, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics

    Orioles 9, Athletics 5: Baltimore salvages one. Which is important for two reasons. Reason 1:  It’s their 82nd win of the year, which means they will finish above .500 for the first time in forever.  More importantly: they really just need to avoid the disaster west coast trip here. If they take care of business…

  23. Albert Pujols starting at first base tonight for the first time since August 22

    Sep 14, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols Getty

    After serving as the designated hitter for the past 16 games, Albert Pujols is back at first base for tonight’s game against the Royals. Pujols hasn’t started at first base since he injured his right calf while running the bases on August 22, but he’s feeling much better now. While the Angels have played things…

  24. Jered Weaver excellent in first start back from right biceps tendinitis

    Sep 13, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver AP

    It looks like some rest was just what the doctor ordered for Jered Weaver, as he helped the Angels avoid a sweep by blanking the Athletics 6-0 this afternoon. Weaver, who was skipped in the rotation last week due to right biceps tendinitis, allowed just two hits over seven shutout innings while striking out nine…

  25. Mark Trumbo hitting .194 with 65 strikeouts in last 43 games

    Sep 11, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Mark Trumbo

    Not so long ago Mark Trumbo seemed headed for a breakout season, making the All-Star team on the basis of a huge first half and hitting .307 with 27 homers, 16 doubles, and a .988 OPS in 85 games through July 20. And then he just stopped hitting. Since then Trumbo has played 43 games,…

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