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Jeff Mathis

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  • It's All-Opinions day

     
    They're only opinions, but at least they're all mine: Nice to see the Angels warming up for the playoffs in Boston, isn't it? . . . Is it just me, or does this team seem to visibly tighten up every......
  • More bad news for Angels: Matsuzaka gives Red Sox rotation a huge boost

     
    There has been a growing sense of dread in Red Sox Nation that Boston may not have enough starting pitching to play deep into October, what with ace Josh Beckett struggling in recent weeks, No. 3 starter Clay Buchholz lacking......
  • It's a matter of passion

     
    I've looked at the tape of the end of Wednesday night's game at Fenway a dozen times now, and I have only one question to ask Angels fans: How do you think Darin Erstad would have played that bloop that......
  • Bobby Abreu gets today off; Kendry Morales will probably sit Monday

     
    Nearing the end of a grueling stretch in which they will play 50 games in 52 days, Manager Mike Scioscia held right fielder Bobby Abreu, who is hitless in 12 at-bats over the last three games, out of the lineup......
  • Juan Rivera says his home run (and double) admiring days are over

     
    It's one thing to stand in the batter's box for several moments to admire a long home run ball you've just hit; players who do that run the risk of infuriating opposing teams, especially pitchers, . But when you stand......
  • How far has Napoli fallen?

     
    It was no secret to anyone who covered the Angels in Mike Napoli's first few years with the club. He was Mike Scioscia's "guy." He was young, Italian and a stocky catcher with an easy smile, not unlike a certain......
  • Mike Napoli to catch Ervin Santana tonight against Rangers

     
    Jeff Mathis has caught 89 of the 128 2/3 innings Ervin Santana has thrown this season, and Mike Napoli has caught Santana for only 25 innings, but Napoli will be behind the plate tonight for the Angels, who can clinch......
  • Offensive struggles becoming a big concern for Angels

     
    An offense that led the major leagues in several categories at the end of August has scored three runs or fewer in 14 of 22 games in September, a funk that has delayed the Angels' division-clinching celebration and is causing......
  • Get ready for a parade of Angels reserves

     
    Here come the scrubs. The lineup the Angels unveiled tonight against the Rangers will likely be indicative of those the team uses the remainder of the week prior to the American League division series, with a mix of regulars and......
  • One ball scribe's prediction of Angels post-season roster

     
    Now that the Angels have clinched the American League West title with Monday night's 11-0 win over Texas, Mike Scioscia can finally remove his self-imposed gag order on the playoffs, and the manager is expected to discuss several post-season issues......
  • Minor knee injury sidelines Maicer Izturis; Kendrick, Aybar return to lineup

     
    Utility infielder Maicer Izturis will be sidelined for a second straight game today because of an injury he suffered when he tripped over Texas first baseman Andruw Jones on Thursday in Anaheim. Izturis, who starts at second base against right-handed........