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Halos Heaven 53 mins ago
Griffin Canning hopes to build momentum after first win of 2020

Griffin Canning hopes to build momentum after first win of 2020

Photo by Harry How/ It’s his first win since 2019 Griffin Canning threw five inning of two-run ball on Thursday afternoon. Both him and manager Joe Maddon would have liked him to throw more innings, but he already threw 100+ pitches and was removed after five innings. “I thought he attacked the zone pretty well,” Maddon said following the game. “He could have pitched deeper but he was really taxed.” For Canning, it was his first win since 2019, but he was more focused on getting the team victory. When asked about his pitch selection following the game, Canning said that his...

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OC Register 9 hours ago
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OC Register 9 hours ago
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Los Angeles Times 10 hours ago

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OC Register 12 hours ago
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The left-handed hitting first baseman is one of few Angels hitting lefties well. Shohei Ohtani didn't start in the three-game series against the Diamondbacks.
OC Register 13 hours ago
Lakers vs. Nuggets: Western Conference Finals scouting report

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TNF Open Thread: Bengals @ Browns

TNF Open Thread: Bengals @ Browns

Photo by Will Newton/ It’s the battle of the buckeye state tonight. The state of Ohio is going to battle tonight as Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals visit Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns. The Chargers escaped Paul Brown Stadium with a 16-13 victory this past Sunday while the Browns are coming off a 38-6 shellacking by the Baltimore Ravens. Mayfield will look to get on track tonight, in any fact of the phrase, while Burrow is shooting to show his home state that he’s not going to be just another Heisman winner who fizzles out once they reach the NFL. Enjoy the game....
OC Register 13 hours ago
Angels play a complete game, beat Diamondbacks to avoid sweep

Angels play a complete game, beat Diamondbacks to avoid sweep

Griffin Canning picks up his first win of 2020, allowing one earned run in five innings, as Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon drive in two runs apiece in 7-3 victory over Arizona.
Brusdar Graterol has yet to translate velocity into strikeouts for Dodgers

Brusdar Graterol has yet to translate velocity into strikeouts for Dodgers

Despite having the highest velocity on the Dodgers' pitching staff, Graterol has the lowest strikeout rate. Hitters gear up to put his fastball in play.
Halos Heaven 13 hours ago
Angels pick up much-needed win over Arizona

Angels pick up much-needed win over Arizona

Photo by Harry How/ Nine games to go Through the first two games of the series, the D-Backs had scored 18 runs on 22 hits against the Angels’ pitching. On Thursday, they scored only three runs and had eight hits as Griffin Canning and Co. picked up a crucial 7-3 win as the Angels fight for a final playoff spot. Entering the game, Joe Maddon talked about needing a great outing from Griffin Canning. He definitely got that. Canning gave the Angels five strong innings. He allowed only two runs and struck out seven. If it wasn’t for his high pitch count, he could have ate up a few more...
OC Register 14 hours ago
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Los Angeles Times 14 hours ago

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