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Joe Smith (baseball)

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  • Angels find much stronger relief this season

    Angels find much stronger relief this season
    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...
  • Angels go to extras to beat Athletics, 4-3

    Angels go to extras to beat Athletics, 4-3
    KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols isn't known for his speed, but after drawing a walk to lead off the 10th inning, the Angels' first baseman took third on Josh Hamilton's single to center field and scored the winning run on Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly to...
  • Pitching, power lead Angels to 4-0 win over A's

    Pitching, power lead Angels to 4-0 win over A's
    KEY MOMENT: A's center fielder Coco Crisp nearly made a spectacular leaping catch to rob Chris Iannetta of a two-run home run in the fifth inning, but the ball squirted out of his glove and over the wall after Crisp slammed face-first into the fence....
  • Cory Rasmus answers the call for Angels

    Cory Rasmus answers the call for Angels
    It was like a conga line from the Angels bullpen to the mound Saturday night. One by one, pitchers trotted into the game, beginning with reliever-turned-starter Cory Rasmus and ending with closer Huston Street. By the time the Angels completed a 2-0...
  • Angels defeat Mariners, 5-0; clinch AL West title

    Angels defeat Mariners, 5-0; clinch AL West title
    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...
  • Albert Pujols keeps Angels rolling in 8-1 win over Rangers

    AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout scored twice, giving him 101 runs and 103 runs batted in. He is one of six players with three 100-run seasons before his age-23 season, joining Ted Williams, Mel Ott, Alex Rodriguez, Vada Pinson and Buddy Lewis. David Freese had...
  • Angels beat Texas Rangers, 7-3, for eighth win in a row

    Angels beat Texas Rangers, 7-3, for eighth win in a row
    KEY MOMENT: Mike Morin entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth inning and got Elvis Andrus to ground back to the mound on his first pitch, preserving a 4-1 Angels lead. AT THE PLATE: Erick Aybar hit a two-run homer to right in the second,...
  • Angels come up big late for 8-5 win over Twins

    Angels come up big late for 8-5 win over Twins
    KEY MOMENT: The Angels were hitless against starter Phil Hughes in the fourth through seventh innings, but Albert Pujols greeted reliever Casey Fien with a leadoff single in the eighth, and Howie Kendrick hit a run-scoring triple off the center-field wall...
  • Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher has a hot staff, is off hot seat

    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...
  • It's quite the turnaround for Angels and General Manager Jerry Dipoto

    It's quite the turnaround for Angels and General Manager Jerry Dipoto
    In every week of spring training, from every corner of the Angels clubhouse, the mantra was the same: We can't afford another slow start. We can't bury ourselves for the third consecutive April. Three weeks into the season, the Angels had fallen five...
  • Role players help Angels get past Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3

    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...