Gameday Scorecard: Angels vs A's, April 14, 2014

Albert Pujols delivered an RBI single and a solo home run to carry a 2-1 lead into the ninth behind starter Hector Santiago’s one run, five hit performance over seven innings. But Oakland spoiled the night for the Halos when John Jaso tagged Ernesto Frieri late for a pinch hit, two-run home run to give the A’s a 3-2 victory.Click here to download the scorecard.If your new to...
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How will the Los Angeles Angels will make the postseason?

The Los Angeles Angels have gotten off to a .500 season, well now they’re one game under .500 with a loss today and it may seem sort of disappointing but after the past two seasons where they have gotten off to miserable Aprils, this April is off to a hot start. Ernesto Frieri was unable to hold the lead against the A’s and has gotten off to a rough start with a 6.75 ERA, allowing...
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Josh Hamilton says injury won't derail season

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It wasn't just the injury that hacked Josh Hamilton, or even the way it happened. It was the timing. Hamilton was just eight games into the new season, but he hadn't felt this good at the plate since joining the Angels at the start of the 2013 season. He was seeing the ball well and driving it, just like old times. Then it happened. Hamilton tore a ligament...
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Los Angeles Angels have early concerns about Ibanez

During the offseason, it seemed as though the Los Angeles Angels were headed in the right direction. In return for the streaky and strikeout-prone Mark Trumbo, the team received some arms to help the struggling starting rotation. This left the Angels in need of a heavy hitter, which they seemingly found in veteran Raul Ibanez. The 41-year-old appears to be the prototypical designated...
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Angels power past Mets, 14-2

TURNING POINT: Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs in the first inning against Bartolo Colon, the first time the Angels have done that since July 27, 2009. Trout's went into the top of the trees beyond the center-field wall, Pujols' into the Angels' bullpen in left field and Ibanez's into the right-field stands. It was Pujols' 495th...
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Angels using the long ball to fuel offense

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Look who's leading the major leagues in home runs. The Angels might not be a team built exclusively on power, but two weeks into the season, they're flexing their muscles in a very big way. Sunday afternoon, they smacked five home runs and 11 extra-base hits to crush the New York Mets 14-2 at Angel Stadium and win the three-game series. It gave them six...
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Staying Afloat Without Josh Hamilton

There is a big question looming for the Angels: How will they compensate for the loss of Josh Hamilton for six to eight weeks?  There is really no easy answer to this question, rather a combination of factors that must go in the Angels’ favor in order to avoid digging that all too familiar April hole.  The schedule is definitely not going to do the Angels any favors, as they...
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Early Angels Rotation Pitch F/X and Peripheral Results

By Robert Cunningham, Staff Writer - Disclaimer: PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE EARLY RETURNS ON THE 2014 SEASON. SAMPLE SIZE IS QUITE SMALL!The newly formed core of the Angels starting rotation has gotten off to a mixed start in 2014. Pitchers who we thought would do well haven’t and those that we were unsure about have turned in good performances.But do those mixed performances...
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Angels fan ejected for touching Curtis Granderson during play (Video)

New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson was caught in the middle of an ugly scene when a Los Angeles Angels fan reached out and touched him as he was about to make a throw during Friday night's game at Anaheim.It happened in the eighth inning as Granderson caught a deep fly ball in the right field corner from Angels batter J.B. Shuck for the first out of the eighth inning...
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Josh Hamilton undergoes thumb surgery

The Angels on Friday announced Josh Hamilton underwent successful surgery on his left thumb and will be sidelined 6-8 weeks while he recovers from a complete tear of his ulnar collateral ligament. Hamilton, who was batting .444 with two home runs, six RBI and two doubles in eight games this season, was injured on a head-first slide into first base Tuesday night against the Mariners...
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Angels' Injury Notes: Erick Aybar, Dane De La Rosa

A momentary cause of concern erupting shortly before the first pitch of Wednesday's game, as Angels shortstop Erick Aybar was a late scratch from the starting lineup.        In light of the Josh Hamilton news, the health worries of the understandably pessimistic Anaheim fan base were quickly extinguished by the revelation that Aybar had simply underwent a dental procedure...
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Josh Hamilton to have thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is expected to have surgery on his left thumb and will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks. Hamilton injured his thumb while sliding headfirst into first base in the seventh inning at Safeco Field on Tuesday. An MRI Wednesday revealed that he suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament along with a torn capsule. “Any...
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Josh Hamilton Out Until June - Thumb Surgery

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and fantasy owners everywhere received the worst news possible on Josh Hamilton today. Hamilton will require surgery for a torn UCL in his thumb and will be out for 6-8 weeks!Josh Hamilton out 6-to-8 weeks with torn thumb ligament:— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) April 9, 2014Hamilton was off to a hot start, hitting...
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Angels RP dating former 'Survivor' contestant

Dynasties are increasingly rare in sports, but the Los Angeles Angels are building a WAG juggernaut the likes of which baseball has never…
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Mike Trout celebrates massive contract with a massive steak

Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout was rewarded on Friday for his performance on the field over the last two years with a 6-year, $144.5 million contract extension. On Saturday, Trout celebrated his huge contract with teammate Garrett Richards by ordering himself a big, juicy 36-ounce steak.Photo via Twitter/@AlexxisJoan.For some reason, we're suddenly finding ourselves...
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