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Joe Smith (baseball)

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  • Angels' bullpen has to know how to hold them

    Angels' bullpen has to know how to hold them
    There are saves and blown saves for closers and holds for setup men, but there is no formal measure for the performance of those less-heralded relievers who enter with their team trailing by a few runs and hold the score, giving their offense a chance...
  • Letters: Things get ugly at Dodger Stadium

    Letters: Things get ugly at Dodger Stadium
    Really? An oversized, ugly mascot running around at Dodger Stadium [April 9]? The Dodgers have finally stooped this low? Maybe I'm glad I can't watch Dodgers games on TV anymore. At least I have Vinny for three innings on radio. Don't think I'll have to...
  • Angels keep calm and carry on, despite injuries and slumps

    Angels keep calm and carry on, despite injuries and slumps
    PHILADELPHIA — Three of the Angels' nine regulars — Josh Hamilton, Kole Calhoun and David Freese — remain on the disabled list, and two of their top hitters, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, are mired in slumps. Leading off Wednesday...
  • Albert Pujols homers twice in Angels' 6-2 win over Rays

    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...
  • That was no malaprop: Angels reliever Joe Smith really was throwing up

    That was no malaprop: Angels reliever Joe Smith really was throwing up
    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...
  • Angels get no relief in 4-3 loss to New York Yankees

    Ernesto Frieri isn’t quite ready to regain the closing role he relinquished to Joe Smith in late April, not after the Angels right-hander gave up a two-out, ninth-inning home run to No. 9 batter Brian Roberts that lifted the New York Yankees to a 4-...
  • Angels shake up staff, take it to Blue Jays in ninth

    Angels shake up staff, take it to Blue Jays in ninth
    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...
  • Angels score in ninth to beat Blue Jays, 4-3

    Angels score in ninth to beat Blue Jays, 4-3
    KEY MOMENT: The Blue Jays twice walked Albert Pujols intentionally to get to Raul Ibanez, and both times the Angels scored — in the seventh inning, when Ibanez walked to load the bases and Howie Kendrick followed with an RBI walk, and in the ninth,...
  • Tyler Skaggs leads Angels in 5-3 victory over Blue Jays

    Tyler Skaggs leads Angels in 5-3 victory over Blue Jays
    On the day after the Angels demoted Hector Santiago to the bullpen, the other pitcher obtained in the Mark Trumbo trade continued to shine. Tyler Skaggs became the first Angels starter to reach the ninth inning this season, leading the Angels to a 5-3...
  • Angels hold off Blue Jays in the ninth for 5-3 victory

    Angels hold off Blue Jays in the ninth for 5-3 victory
    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...
  • Angels getting push from young players

    Angels getting push from young players
    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...