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OC Register Apr 14, 2018

Albert Pujols is feeling good and hitting well for the Angels

Pujols, who said he lost 15 pounds over the winter, says he is feeling “great,” and it’s showing up in his offensive stats. He’s off to a good start, and approaching 3,000 hits for his career.
Halos Heaven Apr 13, 2018
Pujols Homers, Valbuena Bat Flips in Halos Comeback Victory

Pujols Homers, Valbuena Bat Flips in Halos Comeback Victory

That went from frustrating, to fun, back to frustrating, before being fun again. Some excitement in the air tonight as left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney made his 2018 season debut after totaling 27.2 innings pitched since the start of the 2016 season. It was confirmed today that right-hander J.C. Ramirez is due to undergo Tommy John surgery on the back of the club receiving some ominous news on Matt Shoemaker. It’s important for the Angels to get guys like Nick Tropeano and Andrew Heaney back. Time to shake off the rust. Pujols got things going early with a two run home run off of...
SportsDay Apr 10, 2018
Wednesday's pitching matchup: Rangers face rookie making debut

Wednesday's pitching matchup: Rangers face rookie making debut

On deckWednesday's pitching matchupRANGERS STARTER LHP Matt Moore (0-1, 11.05) is 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA for five career starts against the Angels. Moore has lost 13 of his last 17 decisions. In two starts this season, Moore has worked a total of 7 1/3 innings and allowed 16 base-runners.LOVES TO FACE: Albert Pujols is 2 for 12 lifetime against Moore.HATES TO FACE: Rene Rivera has two homers in five career at-bats against Moore.LOS ANGELES ANGELS RHP Jaime Barria (MLB debut) pitched at the top three levels of the system last season and is considered the organization's top pitching prospect....
SportsDay Apr 10, 2018
Watch: Bartolo Colon's double-play defelection even impresses Albert Pujols

Watch: Bartolo Colon's double-play defelection even impresses Albert Pujols

Even in blowouts, Big Sexy still delivers.In the top of the seventh of a 11-1 ballgame, Texas Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon came on in relief against the Los Angeles Angels to eat some mop-up innings against the Halos.Matched up against Albert Pujols, the future Hall of Famer would line an 88 mph fastball right back at Colon, who nearly caught the ball with his cat-like reflexes. The ball would tip off Colon's glove right toward second baseman Jurickson Profar, who then flipped the ball back to first for the inning-ending double play.Pujols appreciated being retired by such a worthy...
SportsDay Apr 9, 2018
Angels continue hot start with Monday's win over Rangers

Angels continue hot start with Monday's win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Albert Pujols hit his 616th career homer, Martin Maldonado had two RBI singles along with an evasive move to score a run and the Los Angeles Angels extended their best start in more than three decades with an 8-3 win at Texas on Monday night.The Angels are 8-3 for the first time since 1987, and fourth time in franchise history. Shohei Ohtani, the rookie two-way standout who was chosen AL Player of the Week, didn't play a day after striking out 12 in seven scoreless innings against Oakland.Pujols led off the fourth with a line shot just inside the pole in left, his second...
Lone Star Ball Apr 9, 2018
4-8 - Something stinks: Rangers lose Odor to injury, game to Angels 8-3

4-8 - Something stinks: Rangers lose Odor to injury, game to Angels 8-3

Texas strands one million baserunners in 8-3 loss to Anaheim The Rangers left an entire gate attendance at an Oakland A’s game worth of runners on base and Albert Pujols hit a home run into the waiting arms of a guy wearing a Cardinals hat and jersey at The Ballpark. So, that’s probably all you need to know. Oh, yeah, Rougned Odor blew out a hamstring as well. Have a good one, bye! Player of the Game: Elvis Andrus hit a home run! There you go. There’s your highlight. Up Next: Tyler Skaggs v. Martin Perez. The Ballpark. 7:05 pm CT.
Halos Heaven Apr 4, 2018
Angels 86 the Indians 13-2; the broken spirit of the Mariners fan is collateral damage

Angels 86 the Indians 13-2; the broken spirit of the Mariners fan is collateral damage

Mercy? Mercy is for the weak. Ten pitches into the game, I was about ready to give in to apathy. Thirteen consecutive losses to Cleveland seemed to be well within sight. Then Garrett Richards ran his pitch count up to 25 before finally managing to dispatch his third batter and that apathy gave way to frustration. It came as no surprise to all of us when Cozart followed that up by flying out deeply to center. But then Trout batted. And then Upton. And then Pujols. And as the inning went on, our disappointment gave way to hope. Shohei Ohtani was walking up to the plate in what was now a tie...
www.bostonherald.com Apr 1, 2018
MLB roundup: Ohtani wins MLB pitching debut as Angels beat A's 7-4

MLB roundup: Ohtani wins MLB pitching debut as Angels beat A's 7-4

OAKLAND, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani won his major league pitching debut, throwing three-hit ball over six innings and leading the Los Angeles Angels past the Oakland Athletics 7-4 on Sunday.The two-way star from Japan took the mound three days after he was the designated hitter in the opener. Reaching the upper-90s (mph) with his fastball and showing a nifty splitter, Ohtani struck out six and retired 14 of his final 15 batters.Ohtani didnt hit while pitching. Albert Pujols was the DH and went 0 for 5.Ohtani (1-0) pounded his glove following a 1-2-3 shutdown fifth. He walked one, and the only...
Halos Heaven Mar 27, 2018
2018 Los Angeles Angels Season Preview: The Bench

2018 Los Angeles Angels Season Preview: The Bench

Who is set to ride the pine in Anaheim? While the national baseball media remains fixated on how the Angels will integrate Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani into both the starting rotation and line-up, the more fascinating storyline might be the butterfly effect it has on the rest of the roster. His presence - combined with that of Albert Pujols and Luis Valbuena - means the Angels have three players sharing time between first base and DH, an unusual predicament for a team committed to running a short bench to accommodate Ohtani’s need for a six-man rotation. Versatility from both the bench...
OC Register Mar 27, 2018

Angels’ Matt Shoemaker dominates Dodgers in final spring training tuneup

The right-hander throws four shutout innings in his final start of spring training, and the Angels beat the Dodgers 4-1 on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. Albert Pujols delivers a three-run double and Shohei Ohtani gets a hit.
OC Register Mar 23, 2018

Albert Pujols homers in Angels’ loss to A’s

Slugger hits his first homer in a major league exhibition game this spring. John Lamb allows two runs in four innings, starting in place of Garrett Richards, who pitched in a minor league game.
Halos Heaven Mar 23, 2018
2018 Angels season preview: Make your official over/under predictions!

2018 Angels season preview: Make your official over/under predictions!

Time to put your predictions on record where they can be seen at the end of the season. Our first Pregame Picks of the year come courtesy of the Over/Under series written by Jeff Joiner! You’ve talked to big talk on the comment boards, arguing about Mike Trout’s greatness and Albert Pujols’s penchant for grounding into double plays...but now step up to the plate and put your predictions down on paper! Remember to comment below to secure your entry. Check that you have submitted the form HERE.
OC Register Mar 20, 2018

Albert Pujols’ has 3 hits to lead Angels to victory over Mariners

A day after going to minor league camp and picking up four hits in seven at-bats, the slugger has three hits to help the Angels to a Cactus League victory over the Mariners.

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