Angels closer Huston Street likely to go on DL

Craig Calcaterra of HardballTalk notes that Los Angeles Angels closer Huston Street appears likely to go on the Disabled List with a strained oblique muscle. Improbably, Street sustained the injury while playing catch before the game, opening the door for Joe Smith to rack up the save opportunity during Los Angeles’ victory over the Kansas City Royals last night. Street has gotten...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 hours ago

Angels fan celebrates foul ball grab with dab (Video)

A Los Angeles Angels fan celebrated a foul ball grab with a dab during Wednesday night's game against Kansas City.It happened in the second inning as Royals batter Alcides Escobar hit a foul popup into the upper deck on the first base side. The young fan made a nice barehanded catch and was clearly excited. The Angels beat the Royals 4-2, giving the fan even more reason to go home...
Via Holdout Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Strained oblique sidelines Street

Angels closer Huston Street wasn't available Wednesday due to a strained oblique, which could land him on the disabled list.
13 hours ago

LTBU: SWEEP! SWEEP! Angels Sweep the Defending Champs of Baseball!

The Angels, finally manage to sweep the, Kansas City Royals, the biggest, Angel, killers of them all. Another comeback from behind victory for the Angels, and Nick Tropeano, held the Royals to 2 runs. The first 2 runs came in after Eric Hosmer unloaded on the ball in the first, making it a 2-0 ball game. Tropeano, did not show signs of weakness, as he battled the Royals for 5.1 inngs...
Via Halo Headquarters
13 hours ago

Trout, Escobar, Simmons homer for Angels in 4-2 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout hit a tying two-run homer, Yunel Escobar put the Angels ahead with a solo shot in the sixth inning and Andrelton Simmons also went deep to power Los Angeles to a 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Escobar, the Angels' leadoff hitter, drove Chris Young's 3-1 pitch to center field for his third homer of the season leading off...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels, Rangers open weekend series in Arlington

Angels left-hander Hector Santiago has never lost to the Rangers in Arlington. He'll put that unbeaten record on the line when he faces Texas on Friday night to open a three-game series. Colby Lewis gets the start for the home team.
14 hours ago

Angels seeking further opinions on Andrew Heaney's sore arm

ANAHEIM – The Angels are sending Andrew Heaney for further opinions on his sore arm because of a stall in his rehab. “Any time you have a slowness in the healing process, your concern peaks,” General Manager Billy Eppler said Wednesday. The...
Via The OC Register
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on some former Angels, and how they're doing in the 2016 season

Hey old's your season with the new club going? Billy Eppler had a lot of work to do in his first off-season, and part of that included saying goodbye to some longtime, and some short time, Angels. With almost a month of the 2016 season under way, let's do a little audit of Billy's castaways, checking out how some of these old Angels friends are doing on their new clubs...
Via Halos Heaven
19 hours ago

Lovelorn (and creepy) Angels fans take to Craigslist missed connections to find romance

Halos Heaven is not just a place to find some Angels analysis or opinions or news; it is a community, first and foremost, made up of some of the most diehard Halos fans on the planet. We live and breathe Angels baseball, and we come here to rub elbows with other people who share the same fiery passion. Therefore, if we're not doing things to serve that community, then we have failed...
Via Halos Heaven
22 hours ago

The Andrelton Simmons Effect

By Christian Ilten, Writer -  It is no secret that in at least one position so far this season, the Angels definitely have gotten stronger defensively. The acquisition of shortstop Andrelton Simmons in exchange for shortstop Erick Aybar and top pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis (sent to the Atlanta Braves) has truly paid off for the Angels defense...
Via Angelswin
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #21: Johnny on the Spot – Angels 9, Royals 4

It finally happened. It took an absurdly long time—21 games, for those counting—but it finally happened. No, not Mike Trout tallying his first base hit with a runner in scoring position, nor Andrelton Simmons making a play no one else on earth even thinks about, and not even the Angels at last scoring more than five runs in back-to-back games. What happened was far more important...
Via Monkey with a Halo
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels Prospect Watch 4/27/16 - Pitching rules

The Angels are hiding another viable starter in Salt Lake City We have had a full 3 weeks now to look at some of the top prospects in the Angels' farm system.  Some are setting down, others are struggling.  Who's up and who's down? The Angels top 10 list is according to Baseball America "HH Grade" is my very unscientific opinion on their performance so far in 2016 2016 performances...
Via Halos Heaven
1 day ago

LTBU: Johnny Giavotella dismantles the Royals

The Angels battle in the 5th to win it in game 2 against the defending champs. Another exciting game for the Angels! Jared Weaver, got the start tonight against the Royals. It wasn’t a stellar performance for, Weaver, but he did his job. He kept his team in the ball game and gave the Angels a fighting chance. To start the game, Weaver, surrendered a solo shot to Moustakas in the...
Via Halo Headquarters
1 day ago

Today in Angels Baseball - The "In Case You Didn't Know" Segment

Did you know.... That Kansas City has been a Royal pain in the ass for the Angels over the last couple seasons. The club matched its win total vs. KC from a season ago (1-6)…Royals claimed 2015 season series 6-1 (LAA was 0-3 at home), Angels second-fewest wins in a season series vs. KC. The Angels have won 15 of last 20 season series vs. Royals. From 1976-86, either the Angels...
Via Angelswin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols hits 2 homers in Angels' 6-1 win over Royals

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols hit two homers and Mike Trout added another, powering the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Garrett Richards (1-3) pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning of his first win of the season, while the Angels' struggling offense awoke with a three-run first inning followed by homers from its two...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Takeaways: Dipoto’s Revenge

Jerry Dipoto got to leave Anaheim on Sunday feeling pretty great about his inaugural return to Southern California. The Angels would have been swept over the weekend for the second time in three series if not for the elite baseball stylings of Mike Trout. Even with Trout doing Trout things the Halos still hit just .200/.248/.411 in the series, finally saddling the offense with...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Last Week in Angels Baseball: The “Yep, It’s Still Early” Edition

By Glen McKee, Senior April Blues-Singer -  The Bad. Where do I start? There is so much garbage to choose from. - Our record for the week: 3-4 (more on that later).   - Our bullpen: surprisingly not as bad as I thought, with a collective 3.90 ERA, 19th in the league. - Our hitting: dead last in average (.217), OBP (.287), 29th in slugging (.322...
Via Angelswin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Albert Pujols ends skid with milestone homer that ties Reggie Jackson at No. 13 on all-time list

ANAHEIM -- Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in the first inning of Sunday's game, snapping a career-worst 0-for-26 slump and tying him with Reggie Jackson for 13th on the all-time homer list, with 563. Pujols came into the game slumping to the point...
Via The OC Register
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trout's 2-run HR off King Felix leads Angels over M's 4-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a home run against Felix Hernandez, Cliff Pennington also homered, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Saturday night. Nelson Cruz put Seattle ahead 2-1 in the sixth with his second homer in two nights after an eight-game drought. But Trout responded in the bottom half when he drove...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Return of the Dream Weaver

Thursday, the Angels played their final game of the series in Chicago against the White Sox. The Halos had dropped the previous two games, losing 5-0 in the Tuesday, and 2-1 last night after almost mounting a comeback. The Angels will head back home Thursday night after splitting the series in Chicago, and will return to face King Felix and the Mariners. The biggest takeaway from...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Santiago pitches Los Angeles Angels to win against former team

Throughout Spring Training the Los Angeles Angels were faced with multiple questions concerning their rotation. One of which, being whether or not Hector Santiago would be able to replicate the All-Star numbers he had last season. Don’t want to call this one too soon, but three starts into the season and Santiago is pitching like a man with something to prove. In his first two...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jered Weaver gets disrespected by Twins' scoreboard

Jered Weaver is one of the softest throwing pitchers in baseball. Apparently the Minnesota Twins’ scoreboard programmer/operator did not get that memo. Weaver started for the Angels in their game Saturday at Target Field, and his fastball velocity was down just like it has been since spring training. According to Angels reporter Pedro Moura, Weaver was in the 81-82 mph range with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Return of veteran Weaver propels Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels started this season 1-4 and then on the seventh day Jered Weaver made his return to the rotation. After rehabbing nagging neck and arm injuries throughout Spring Training, Weaver returned Sunday fired up and ready to prove his critics wrong. He tossed six innings, giving up six hits, one walk, and one earned run. He also added four strikeouts and finished with...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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