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Ernesto Frieri

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  • Angels' Kevin Jepsen wants extended stay in back of bullpen

    Angels' Kevin Jepsen wants extended stay in back of bullpen
    Middle relievers are the offensive linemen of baseball, guys who toil in relative anonymity until something goes wrong, like a holding penalty on a key fourth-quarter play or a seventh-inning meltdown that turns a one-run game into a blowout loss. "I...
  • Angels slide past Twins, 8-6

    Angels slide past Twins, 8-6
    KEY MOMENT: With the Angels leading, 7-6, Kevin Jepsen allowed a leadoff double to Danny Santana and walked Brian Dozier to open the seventh. But Howie Kendrick turned a nifty double play when he backhanded Joe Mauer's grounder, stepped on second,...
  • Kevin Jepsen lets Howie Kendrick turn key double play in Angels' win

    The natural instinct for a pitcher on a grounder up the middle is to lunge for the ball with your glove, stop it with your foot, do anything to knock it down. Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen fought that urge in the seventh inning Tuesday night, and it led to...
  • Angels beat Twins, 6-4, on strong outing by Jered Weaver

    KEY MOMENT: A five-run cushion in the ninth was almost not enough for deposed closer Ernesto Frieri. The Twins loaded the bases with two outs on a single and two walks. Joe Smith gave up a three-run double to Joe Mauer to make it 6-4 and raise Frieri's...
  • Angels acquire Jason Grilli from Pirates for Ernesto Frieri

    The Angels swapped their demoted closer for another on Friday, acquiring Jason Grilli from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ernesto Frieri. Grilli, 38, was a first-time All-Star last season, but he has a 4.87 earned-run average this season. He has blown...
  • Angels trade struggling Ernesto Frieri for struggling Jason Grilli

    The Angels need help for their bullpen. On Friday, they acquired a guy who was an All-Star closer last season. Whether the Angels actually got any help for their bullpen remains to be seen. The Angels swapped one demoted closer for another, sending...
  • David Freese leads Angels past Royals, 6-2

    David Freese leads Angels past Royals, 6-2
    KEY MOMENT: The Angels nursed a 2-0 lead through a four-hour rain delay, but David Freese gave them two more runs in the sixth inning. He had three hits — tying his high with the Angels — and drove in three runs. His batting average rose to...
  • Angels pitchers show promise in 6-2 win over Royals

    Jason Grilli awoke at 4 a.m. He had slept two hours. He was in Pittsburgh. The Angels were in Kansas City. They needed him for a day game, so he caught a cab at 5 a.m., took a 7 a.m. flight through Chicago, and got to the ballpark here at about noon....
  • Garrett Richards doesn't get caught in jam this time for Angels

    The Angels were four batters into a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday when Garrett Richards put them in a three-run hole by walking two and giving up a three-run home run to Jose Abreu. The Richards of 2012 or 2013 may have...
  • Joe Smith double dips in Angels' doubleheader sweep of White Sox

    Joe Smith double dips in Angels' doubleheader sweep of White Sox
    Sidearm-throwing Joe Smith is not your prototypical closer, a guy “who comes in throwing 97 miles per hour with a nasty breaking ball,” as Manager Mike Scioscia said. The Angels don’t care as long as Smith continues to do what he did...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
    Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. OAKLAND: Raiders owner wants to “tear that Oakland Coliseum down the minute the 2015 baseball season’s over.”...