| Mar 12, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Angels reliever Joe Smith was stunned to learn that a 24-year-old from Biola University chose a 93-mph fastball Smith threw for Cleveland in 2010 as the single finest pitch of the last seven years.
"No kidding?" Smith said when informed of the...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 11:07 AM
Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has been scratched from Thursday’s Cactus League start against the Chicago Cubs because of a left-knee injury that is not believed to be serious. Left-hander Sean Newcomb, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2014,...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 4:42 PM
AT THE PLATE: Efren Navarro, an outfielder-first baseman competing for a bench spot, had three hits, including a hit-and-run, run-scoring single through a vacated shortstop hole in the fourth inning and a run-scoring double to right-center field in the...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 6:05 PM
If anybody could get lost in the celebrity of being a major league baseball player, it is Angels pitcher Joe Smith.
His name is the ultimate in common. If you were looking for personal brand identification in this age of look-at-me-ism, you could do...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Washington had the best record in the National League and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season. The team's go-for-it off-season response was to sign ace Max Scherzer for seven years and $210 million.
The Angels had the best...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 5:46 PM
The seventh-inning relief role held by Kevin Jepsen last season is up for grabs, and Angels right-hander Mike Morin plans to seize it.
"Once Jeppy got traded to Tampa Bay," Morin said before Monday's workout, "that was my goal."
Morin, 23, had a...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 4:59 PM
They're slingshot-wielding relievers in a game of flame throwers, two stick-and-move artists among punch-out specialists.
Angels closer Huston Street and setup man Joe Smith won't wow you with stuff. Street mixes a 90-mph fastball with a slider and...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
On a July afternoon five years ago, the possibility of Mike Trout became quite apparent to the Angels manager.
Before Trout's $144.5-million contract, before the custom Nike cleats bearing the colors of a rainbow trout that he wore in the All-Star...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 9:57 PM
The Angels couldn't ask for much more in September, and they know it.
Before an 8-5 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday, the players lounged in the clubhouse and luxuriated in the position they have put themselves in. Instead of worrying about a...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:17 PM
KEY MOMENT: Oakland loaded the bases off setup man Joe Smith in the eighth when Eric Sogard singled and Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss walked with two outs. But Smith got Stephen Vogt to fly to right to snuff out the rally.
AT THE PLATE: Erick Aybar...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 11:55 AM
DISTRICT 2-11 CLASS 4A SUBREGIONAL SEMIFINAL
Who: No. 7 Parkland (9-2) at No. 3 Delaware Valley (10-1)
When: 7 p.m. tonight.
At stake: A berth in the subregional title game against either No. 1 Easton (11-0) or No. 4 Freedom (9-2) next weekend....