| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market.
With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:52 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:33 AM
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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:12 AM
The Angels remained aggressive in their attempts to bolster their bullpen, acquiring veteran left-hander Joe Thatcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday for minor league outfielder Zach Borenstein and pitcher Joey Krehbiel.
The Angels also...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The Angels and Oakland Athletics are like a pair of cyclists who have broken away from the peloton, the A's holding the top spot in the American League West and the Angels in prime drafting position, 1 1/2 games back.
The Angels, who at 57-37 have the...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 10:21 PM
There are long stretches of a season when a manager feels like that little Dutch boy who puts his finger in the dike. Just when you think one leak is sealed, another springs up.
Despite a 7-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves in Turner Field on Sunday night,...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:40 PM
The Angels will score. They have scored more runs than all but four teams in the major leagues, and that is with Josh Hamilton on the disabled list and a black hole at third base.
The Angels will go as far as their pitching takes them. On Friday, they...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Angels 5, Blue Jays 3
KEY MOMENT: What looked like a comfortable victory turned into a nail-biter for the Angels. They led, 5-1, after eight innings, but the Blue Jays started the ninth with three consecutive singles, bringing the tying run to the plate...
| May 10, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The Angels do not catch your fancy as a young team, Mike Trout notwithstanding.
With Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton as the sluggers, Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson as the rotation anchors, Joe Smith and Ernesto Frieri as the closers, and Howie Kendrick...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:42 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the score tied, 2-2, in the sixth, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia gave Luis Jimenez, a .167-hitting third baseman who was recalled from triple A on Monday, the green light on a 3-and-0 pitch from Phillies ace Cliff Lee. Jimenez ripped a...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Angels 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0
AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols doubled to right in the first inning and scored on Raul Ibanez's single to right. Hank Conger and Grant Green singled in the second, and Efren Navarro hit a clutch two-out, run-scoring single...