| Sep 1, 2014
| 4:19 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Joe Smith looked genuinely confused.
The Angels had just polished off a third consecutive win against the Detroit Tigers. Smith and Huston Street had each pitched three-up, three-down innings to seal the game — Smith the eighth, Street the ninth....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 11:40 PM
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...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:06 PM
AT THE PLATE: Veteran first baseman Carlos Pena continued to make his case for a bench spot, stroking a two-out, pinch-hit, run-scoring single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning. Pena has hits in each of his last three at-bats. The Angels...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:43 PM
The Angels agreed to terms with closer Ernesto Frieri ($3.8 million) and reliever Fernando Salas ($870,000) on 2014 contracts Friday, avoiding arbitration with the pair of right-handers.
But they were unable to agree to terms with new third baseman...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:57 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- As reporters stood in a hallway waiting for Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto, he suddenly appeared, walking with Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers.
"I'll call you later," Towers said, walking away.
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:36 PM
If you had to choose a two-inning sample that is emblematic of the way things have gone for the Angels this season, the last two innings of Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays would be a good choice.
Leading by three runs with five outs to go,...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Down to their final out, the Toronto Blue Jays got consecutive run-scoring singles from Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion in the ninth inning Sunday to rally for a 6-5 win over the Angels, snapping the Angels' modest three-game winning streak and wiping...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:47 PM
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia’s frustration with his team’s inability to control the running game boiled over after an 8-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night, first in a team meeting with his players and then with the media.
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:40 PM
CLEVELAND — The Angels got their much-maligned bullpen into alignment at Progressive Field, five relievers combining for 32/3 perfect innings in a 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
When the Angels left Anaheim on Thursday,...