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Re: Angels 2012

Post by MDDad » Wed May 23, 2012 9:14 am

GOODave wrote:Torii Hunter is doing well . . .
Torii's not doing that well. He's been home in Texas the last 11 days with his son, who's been accused of being part of a gang that raped or sexually molested underaged girls. Before he left, Torii was 2 for his last 30, with 1 RBI.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Wed May 23, 2012 9:25 am

MDDad wrote: Torii's not doing that well. He's been home in Texas the last 11 days with his son, who's been accused of being part of a gang that raped or sexually molested underaged girls. Before he left, Torii was 2 for his last 30, with 1 RBI.
Dang ... I miss a few games and look what happens.

I'm ticked at MLB.TV: They black out games for ANY team within a 200 mile radius (so cubs, white sox, and Cardinals), whether at home or away. SO I couldn't watch the Angels and White Sox last week at all (other than box scores) and couldnt' watch the Dodgers play the Cubs.

I don't get why they have to black out AWAY games: It's not like I'll avoid buying a ticket to California if I can sit at home and watch.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Thu May 24, 2012 4:14 am

Angels are 5-5 in their last 10... they've taken 4 out of 6 games against the A's.

All star break is just around the corner ... time for a turnaround.

hop'uh, hop'uh, hop'uh ...

Callaspo's 2-run double in the 11th yesterday was a thing of beauty... pitch was across the plate, but a little high: Callaspo notched up and cranked it into the LF corner.

Nice.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:24 am

Angels fans set cowboy hat world record
By Joe McIntyre
MLB.com
06/03/12 12:00 AM ET
ANAHEIM -- If any Rangers decided to take a look in the stands, they might have thought they were playing at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington instead of Angel Stadium.

It wouldn't be because there were an excessive number of Rangers fans in the ballpark, but because the 30,000-plus fans in Anaheim looked like the stereotypical Texan.

Saturday night at Angel Stadium, fans set a Guinness World Record for the "largest gathering of people wearing cowboy hats." All fans in attendance to see the Angels take on the American League West-leading Rangers received a complimentary black cowboy hat with an Angels logo on the front.
You might be interested to know our own RSM was at that game and participated in the new world record. If you watched the game, you would have seen him as, I'm told, his black hat would have stood out. :thumbsup:

In other news, they are 12-2 over their last 14 having taken 2 out of 3 over both the Yankees and the Rangers. Only 4 1/2 out of 1st, they have Seattle in town beginning tonight for 3, then a day off before heading to Colorado for the weekend and the DODGERS on Monday, next.

WOO HOO ... we're going to Chavis Ravine.

:cheers:

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:04 am

Got to watch last night's loss to Seattle.

Some good hitting (esp. from Trout, who continues to impress), but Santana's pitching was pretty stinky: 4 walks by the third inning? I wonder what's up with him.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by MDDad » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:13 am

GOODave wrote:. . . Santana's pitching was pretty stinky: 4 walks by the third inning? I wonder what's up with him.
Santana has always been a bit of a flake who has problems maintaining focus. The fact that he has given up fewer hits than innings pitched indicates he has good stuff, but his 5.33 ERA indicates his command is all over the place. This year, walks and homeruns are absoutely killing him.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:32 am

MDDad wrote: Santana has always been a bit of a flake who has problems maintaining focus. The fact that he has given up fewer hits than innings pitched indicates he has good stuff, but his 5.33 ERA indicates his command is all over the place. This year, walks and homeruns are absoutely killing him.
as they did last night, to be sure.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:47 am

Richards was good last night (came up from AAA to replace injured Weaver). Chalk it up to a solid command or chalk it up to opposing offense not having seen him before ... whichever: 7 innings giving up only one hit (and what a hit it was) is nothing to sneeze at. Kid did real good by himself.

But Trumbo was on FIRE! Back-to-back taters including a back-to-back tater exhibition with Hunter in the 4th was quite nice to see after going 0-5 Monday night. The first HR in the third, you knew was gone as soon as he swung the bat. The Angels stick definitely had (Mariner's Pitcher) Beavans number last night: 6 runs on 10 hits and even for an Angel's fan, the 4th inning was tough to watch.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:22 am

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Bring on the Dodgers...the real test...

Trumbo hitting .326 and an incredible 1.011 OPS =D>
Pujols up to .256 with a .746 OPS: 9 taters, 36 RBI ... starting to come back.

As always, I'm concerned about Pitching with only Wilson and Weaver below 3 ERA and Haren slightly above.

Rest of 'em are closer to 4 and Santana is closer to 6...

But the freeway series ought to be a few great games. Anyone going?

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:01 am

Got to see the first few innings. New Starter, Richards, was awful. Seemingly couldn't BUY a strike.

Gave up 2 in the FIRST INNING, alone. But apparently that was all it took... although I really did not expect the Angels to pull that one out.

Game 1, Angels @ Dodgers: Angels, 3-2.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by oceanvue » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:39 am

you can buy strikes on Ebay but you need a PayPal account
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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:19 am

oceanvue wrote:you can buy strikes on Ebay but you need a PayPal account
Apparently Richards was not aware of that ... and neither was Scoscia since I note ISRINGHAUSEN (who's name can't even fit on his shirt) got the win and not Richards ... so he had to have been pulled early.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:39 am

Got the win from two unexpected sources: Callaspo in the 3rd and Aybar in the 9th.

Pretty boring game, otherwise.

Angels own the freeway series.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:34 am

Williams was giving it up all night (well, at least through 4 innings). They took him to the hospital afterwards, for shortness of breath, but for cripes sake, throw a strike now and then.

First inning, Trumbo got on with a single, stole 2nd, advanced to third, and ran home on a sacrifice fly. Great to watch. Then, in the 2nd, Trout's single HR was glorious: High and long, over the right/center fence.

But, alas, it wasn't enough.

Weaver will be back this week,
Santana is looking like he's coming around (well, at least from that last outing),
Haran and Wilson are throwing well and even
Richards has some stuff ...

We're still 5 games out, but maybe we can still pull it out: Not even the All Star break, yet, and after all, these ARE the Angels.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:23 am

Good game last night...

Weaver is back and on target.

Trumbo is on fire, even Morales and Callaspo were hitting it over the fence.

Dodgers back in town tomorrow...Haren is up first.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:45 pm

I would not have given you a dollar for Haren's chances of winning last night against the Dodgers... until the 3rd inning: Some of those bats are flat-out SMOKIN' ...

Haren was throwing grapefruits, but his team came through for him.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by MDDad » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:12 pm

It's flying a little under the radar, but Jered Weaver is quietly putting together a season for the ages.

He has made 15 starts this year. In eight of those starts, he did not give up an earned run. In three other starts he gave up only one. That's 3/4 of his starts in which he has given up no more than one earned run.

If you delete the May start against Texas when he gave up eight earned runs in three innings, his ERA is 1.25. Not quite Bob Gibsonesque, but he's getting close.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by Parrotpaul » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:13 pm

HUGE two days for the Angels.
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Re: Angels 2012

Post by MDDad » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:46 pm

Parrotpaul wrote:HUGE two days for the Angels.
They brought up a scrub from the minors to start today's game, and they got a shutout out of it. Not a bad way to head into the all-star break, especially with Jerome Williams ready to come back after the break. The main concerns now are Dan Haren's back and Ervin Santana's totally messed up head.

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Re: Angels 2012

Post by GOODave » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:08 am

Congratulations to Mark Trumbo who came in third, last night, in the Home Run Derby.

He actually tied with Jose Bautista with 13 HR's in the first two rounds, but then lost the slug-off to Bautista who went on to the final round against Prince Fielder. Fielder won it again (2nd year in a row)...

But Trumbo smashed some ROCKETS, one went almost over the CF stands and they marked it at 457 feet.

MERCY.

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