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Halos Heaven Mar 25, 2015

Wednesday Halolinks: Regulars getting into shape for season start

As the season opener draws nearer, the Halo starters are getting more playing time. As was noted yesterday, the club has begun having their "regulars" getting more game time in preparation for the beginning of the season.  During yesterday's game, Aybar, Trout, Pujols, Cron, Cowgill, Rutledge, and Butera remained in the game until the last couple innings, while Freese left a bit earlier due to a slight injury he sustained on a play at third.  The only starter missing from the line-up was Kole Calhoun, as he has a minor hand injury and was given the day off from swinging a...
Los Angeles Times Mar 19, 2015

Dodgers and Angels tie, 7-7

AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols got his first extra-base hit of the spring, a mammoth home run off Dodgers starter Brett Anderson. "He did what all good hitters should do with a fastball down the middle," Anderson said. "Hit it about 500 feet." Pujols is batting .357 this spring. For the Dodgers,...

Did Albert Pujols make Puig a better outfielder?

GLENDALE, Ariz. –The Los Angeles Dodgers have learned that Yasiel Puig’s development tends to ebb and flow with the crises, large and small, that have dotted his career. After someone publicly embarrasses him or confronts him, he tends to listen and, in some cases, to adjust. The rest of the criticism, either from the media, opposing players or even sometimes teammates, seems to slide off him. One of those lessons came last Aug. 4 and was administered by a man who seems destined for the Hall of Fame, Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols.
Halos Heaven Mar 16, 2015

Angels 2015 Season Preview: THE BENCH & DHs

Where is the Pop coming from? The season starts in three weeks. Are the Angels ready to contend? Let's look at the season ahead of who will bat for the pitcher and sit on the bench ready to pinch hit and supersub it. Designated Hitter - Your guess is as good as mine. This is Matt Joyce's job to lose. If he tanks against lefthanded pitching the easiest solution is to put C.J. Cron in as a platoon along with giving Albert Pujols days off in the field by DHing against lefties. Efren Navarro is also in the mix and can play 1B and LF. Joyce will spend time in LF too. Seems easy enough, right? So...
Halos Heaven Mar 16, 2015

Angels 2015 Season Preview: THE INFIELD

Like Abbott and Costello said "I Don't Know's on Second". Three weeks from today the home plate umpire will shout "Play Ball" and the 55th season of Angels baseball will begin. Here is a look at the Angels infield in the season ahead. 1B - Albert Pujols He may not be saying he is in the best shape of his life but he seems to be in the best shape of his Angels career coming into this season. A vintage season of Albert would cement the Halos as front runners in the division. While his MVP days are behind him, his .790 OPS last season was about 75% of the superhuman numbers he put up in St....
Halos Heaven Mar 13, 2015

WeekEnd HaloLinks: Friday the 13th...

Did you know that the 13th of the month falls on a Friday more than any other day of the week? Happy Paraskevidekatriaphobia everyone! Recap: Ok, let's not get too excited or anything, jockeying for curb spots along the WS parade route and such.  But we do have to acknowledge that Mike Trout and Albert Pujols are looking particularly lethal at this early point. The LA Times recap says it best: "Mike Trout looked comfortable in the box, lining run-scoring doubles to left field in the second and fifth innings and singling to center in the fourth. Trout also walked, stole second and...
Los Angeles Times Mar 9, 2015

Angels lose, 7-5, to Reds in spring training game

AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols had his second consecutive two-hit game. His bases-loaded, two-run single to center field off Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani highlighted a three-run third inning. Pujols lined out hard to right field in his last at-bat. Josh Rutledge and Kole Calhoun singled and...
Los Angeles Times Mar 8, 2015

Spring training: Kansas City 6, Angels 4

AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout singled to right field against starter Edinson Volquez in the first inning and hit his first home run of the spring, a 430-foot shot to left-center field against top pitching prospect Miguel Almonte, in the fifth. Albert Pujols singled twice, David Freese (single) and...

Angels Notes: Mike Scioscia still likes Mike Trout hitting 2nd, Albert Pujols 3rd

TEMPE, Ariz. – With just a few days to go before Mike Scioscia pens his first lineup of 2015, he still seems to be leaning toward keeping Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in their familiar spots. “We’re looking right now at Mike hitting second and...
Arizona Republic Feb 28, 2015
La Russa: Goldschmidt reminiscent of Pujols

La Russa: Goldschmidt reminiscent of Pujols

In the first week of camp at Salt River Fields, Paul Goldschmidt was compared to prime-age Albert Pujols, called a can't-miss eventual MVP and lauded for his growing leadership role on a young Diamondbacks team.         

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