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Joe Smith (baseball)

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  • 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...
  • Role players help Angels get past Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3

    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...
  • Tyler Skaggs pulled early, Angels top Orioles to extras, 1-0

    Tyler Skaggs pulled early, Angels top Orioles to extras, 1-0
    KEY MOMENT: Tyler Skaggs, who allowed no hits, struck out seven and walked two in 42/3 innings, felt his fingers go numb after he "over-pronated" on a pitch in the fifth. He was pulled because of a forearm strain. The left-hander regained feeling in his...
  • Angels' bullpen is finding consistency

    Angels' bullpen is finding consistency
    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...
  • Angels outslug Rangers, 10-7, for fifth win in a row

    Angels outslug Rangers, 10-7, for fifth win in a row
    KEY MOMENT: The Rangers scored three runs in the third inning to tie the score, 4-4, but Kole Calhoun blooped a one-out double to left field in the fourth, and Mike Trout, who will make his second straight All-Star game start Tuesday night, followed...
  • Angels are chasing A's, but anything could happen in second half

    Angels are chasing A's, but anything could happen in second half
    The Angels and Oakland Athletics are like a pair of cyclists who have broken away from the peloton, the A's holding the top spot in the American League West and the Angels in prime drafting position, 1 1/2 games back. The Angels, who at 57-37 have the...
  • Steinberg: Mike Trout leads Angels' resurgence

    Don't look now, but baseball's hottest team is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who entered the All-Star break with a 57-37 record, 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Oakland Athletics in the American League West. Can the Angels catch the A's and win...
  • Trade gives Angels bullpen All-Star company in Huston Street

    Trade gives Angels bullpen All-Star company in Huston Street
    A bullpen that went from being a glaring weakness in April and May to a strength in June and July received a huge shot in the arm Friday night when the Angels acquired All-Star closer Huston Street in six-player trade with the San Diego Padres. The...
  • It takes 16 innings before Angels beat Mariners, 3-2

    It takes 16 innings before Angels beat Mariners, 3-2
    KEY MOMENT: Mike Trout doubled with one out in the bottom of the 16th inning and, after Albert Pujols grounded out to the pitcher and Josh Hamilton was intenionally walked, pinch-hitter Efren Navarro stroked reliever Dominic Leone's first pitch into...
  • Angels improve bullpen before beating Mariners, 3-2, in 16 innings

    Angels improve bullpen before beating Mariners, 3-2, in 16 innings
    It would be a stretch to say that Friday night’s acquisition of closer Huston Street in a six-player trade with the San Diego Padres filled a critical need for the Angels. Not after eight relievers combined to throw 10 scoreless innings in a 3-2,...
  • New Angel Huston Street a short reliever with long-term aspirations

    New Angel Huston Street a short reliever with long-term aspirations
    New Angels closer Huston Street is in the final year of a five-year, $36-million contract that includes a $7-million team option for next season, but he does not view himself as a temporary solution for a club that has had trouble locking down the ninth...