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Ernesto Frieri

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  • Angels' Joe Smith and Huston Street are artful relievers

    Angels' Joe Smith and Huston Street are artful relievers
    They're slingshot-wielding relievers in a game of flame throwers, two stick-and-move artists among punch-out specialists. Angels closer Huston Street and setup man Joe Smith won't wow you with stuff. Street mixes a 90-mph fastball with a slider and...
  • Angels find much stronger relief this season

    Angels find much stronger relief this season
    It was a look, and a feeling, that Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto came to dread, not only last season, but at times in April and May this year. The bullpen gate would open in the late innings of a close game and a sense of uncertainty would trot in...
  • Angels defeat Mariners, 5-0; clinch AL West title

    Angels defeat Mariners, 5-0; clinch AL West title
    When the Angels were in Boston in August, several players asked veteran infielder John McDonald to bring the World Series ring he won with the Red Sox last season from his home in Scituate, Mass., to Fenway Park. They wanted to see it, to touch it, to...
  • Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher has a hot staff, is off hot seat

    The criticism of Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher last season was every bit as fierce as that of former hitting coach Mickey Hatcher in the weeks and months leading up to Hatcher's firing in May 2012. The 2013 rotation, which included two of the worst...
  • Ernesto Frieri probably won't be Angels' closer against Yankees

    Ernesto Frieri probably won't be Angels' closer against Yankees
    NEW YORK — The alarming rate with which he was giving up home runs was not a huge concern for Angels closer Ernesto Frieri earlier this week. "It's going to sound stupid, but if I save 60 games, and every time, I give up a run, I'd take it,...
  • Ernesto Frieri out as Angels closer; Joe Smith will pitch 9th inning

    Ernesto Frieri out as Angels closer; Joe Smith will pitch 9th inning
    NEW YORK -- Ernesto Frieri is out as the Angels' closer for now. Manager Mike Scioscia, as expected, said veteran right-hander Joe Smith will assume the ninth-inning relief role beginning with Friday night’s game against the New York Yankees, and...
  • Angels bullpen is the one source of relief in 4-3 loss to Yankees

    NEW YORK — "No. Moral. Victories." Kevin Jepsen made his point perfectly clear Saturday after the Angels lost a 4-3 thriller to the New York Yankees in which managers Mike Scioscia of the Angels and Joe Girardi of the Yankees matched wits like Bobby...
  • Back end of Angels bullpen creates another unhappy ending in 3-2 loss

    Back end of Angels bullpen creates another unhappy ending in 3-2 loss
    NEW YORK — A potential make-or-break trip to Detroit, Washington and New York did not make or break the Angels, whose slip-through-the-fingers 3-2 loss in Yankee Stadium on Sunday night left them with a 4-5 record on the challenging nine-game swing....
  • Angels surge past Indians, 6-3

    Angels surge past Indians, 6-3
    KEY MOMENT: The revival of Albert Pujols made this "pick your poison" moment possible. With the score tied, 3-3, and one out in the eighth inning, J.B. Shuck was on second base, with first base open and Mike Trout at bat. Last year, with Pujols hampered...
  • Angels' Mike Trout will continue sliding headfirst

    Angels' Mike Trout will continue sliding headfirst
    In a corner of the Angels' clubhouse, Josh Hamilton was talking about the thumb injury that has kept him out of the lineup for three weeks and could keep him out for another three. In the center of the clubhouse, the television flashed news that Bryce...
  • Angels' Joe Smith answers the call in his new setup as closer

     Angels' Joe Smith answers the call in his new setup as closer
    In his first game as the Angels' new closer, Joe Smith pitched the ninth inning with a three-run lead. In his second game, he pitched the ninth with a two-run lead. Pressure? He laughed at the thought. In five years as the setup man for the Cleveland...