| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Mike Morin retired the side in order in the eighth inning, and Joe Smith threw a one-two-three ninth for his 14th save Saturday night, the Angels rolling to a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers that gave them 18 wins in 22 games.
The Angels could get...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:30 AM
A baseball broadcaster will usually get a good laugh or end up on some blooper reel when he inadvertently says a reliever is “throwing up in the bullpen,” but Monday night, it was actually true.
As Angels closer Joe Smith warmed to enter...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Joe Smith did throw up in the bullpen Monday night, but that wasn’t the reason the Angels closer did not pitch the ninth inning of a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees.
Smith said he induced the vomiting after an energy bar he ate did not sit...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:25 PM
KEY MOMENT: No. 9 hitter Brian Roberts, who entered with a .239 average, no home runs and four runs batted in, drove a knee-high fastball from Angels reliever Ernesto Frieri over the right-field wall in the top of the ninth for the Yankees' game-winning...
| May 18, 2014
| 7:50 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Angels had runners on second and third with one out in the fourth inning when Collin Cowgill chopped a grounder that went off the glove of Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, a two-time Gold Glove Award winner, for an error. Tampa Bay...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:27 PM
Ernesto Frieri felt as though John Jaso was late on his fastball, so with a 1-and-2 count and a runner aboard in the top of the ninth inning Monday night, the Angels closer, on to protect a one-run lead, tried to throw a two-seam fastball down and away to...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:37 PM
Angels reliever Michael Kohn says pitching out of the bullpen is a lot like playing offensive line.
"They get no glory until they mess up," he said. "That's what we are and that's the job we signed up for. When something goes bad, all the cameras will...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:22 PM
Angels 11, Detroit Tigers 6
AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, a late addition to the lineup when third baseman David Freese was scratched because of right quadriceps tightness, came within a home run of the cycle, hitting a run-scoring triple in the second...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:11 PM
KEY MOMENT: Raul Ibanez's three-run triple in the eighth inning was the decisive blow, but it would not have been possible if not for Erick Aybar's clutch two-out, run-scoring hit to right field that pulled the Angels even, 1-1, and Chris Iannetta's...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:45 PM
KEY MOMENT: After Danny Valencia led off the 13th inning with a double, the Royals decided to play for one run. Alcides Escobar laid down the sacrifice bunt, but rookie Mike Morin, the Angels' sixth pitcher, made an errant throw. Valencia scored from...
| May 25, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Matt Shoemaker lost his job in the Angels' starting rotation because the team played 13 innings on Saturday.
That was the story line Sunday at Angel Stadium, where Wade LeBlanc had just been called up from triple-A Salt Lake and Shoemaker had been...