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Grand Rapids Press Aug 27, 2015

Could Erick Aybar try to foil no-hit bid with bunt attempt? It crossed Justin Verlander's mind

Erick Aybar raised eyebrows four years ago when he tried to bunt for a base hit leading off the eighth inning against Justin Verlander while his no-hit bid was still in progress. Watch video DETROIT -- Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar has done it before. Who's to say he wouldn't try to do it again? Aybar raised eyebrows four years ago when he tried to bunt for a base hit leading off the eighth inning against Justin Verlander while his no-hit bid was still in progress. Aybar's attempt drew heavy criticism from several Tigers players who...

Aybar makes diving stop in the 8th

Erick Aybar ranged to his right and dove to snare a liner off of Tyler Saladino's bat in the top of the eighth. With the Angels clinging to a 1-0 lead, Aybar's defensive heroics were needed. Though while Aybar has not been a liability at short this...

VIDEO: White Sox even the score in the third against the Angels

The Angels thought they had an inning-ending double play. They were wrong. Instead, the White Sox tied the game. After shortstop Erick Aybar flipped Melky Cabrera's ground ball to second baseman Johnny Giavotella for the first out, Giavotella's...
Orange County Register Aug 16, 2015

Erick Aybar returns to Angels lineup as Taylor Featherston heads to DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Angels took a big spin on Wheel Of Shortstops. On Saturday they had Erick Aybar out with a bad back, Taylor Featherston starting and Ryan Jackson in the minor leagues. On Sunday Aybar was in the starting lineup, Featherston...
Orange County Register Aug 15, 2015
Angels Notes: Erick Aybar moving toward return faster than David Freese

Angels Notes: Erick Aybar moving toward return faster than David Freese

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Angels continue to be without their starters on the left side of the infield, with Erick Aybar making more progress toward a return than David Freese. Aybar said Saturday that his back is “better and better every day,”...

Saturday lineups: Angels at Royals; Erick Aybar still out

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Erick Aybar is out of the Angels lineup because of a stiff back for the third straight day, leaving the team with Taylor Featherston as the only true shortstop available. Aybar hurt his back diving for a ball on Wednesday....
Orange County Register Aug 14, 2015

Angels Notes: Erick Aybar improves, but not ready

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Erick Aybar was out of the Angels lineup for the second straight day because of back stiffness on Friday. Manager Mike Scioscia said Aybar is “better, but still not where he needs to be. He’s moving in the right direction,...
Orange County Register Aug 13, 2015

Angels scratch Erick Aybar with back problem

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Erick Aybar was scratched from the Angels lineup Thursday with lower back tightness. Aybar played all 13 innings on Wednesday night in Chicago with no apprarent issues, although he did have to dive to make a catch of a popup....
Orange County Register Aug 13, 2015
Robertson calls Scioscia 'bush league' for lengthy discussion with ump after 9th inning review

Robertson calls Scioscia 'bush league' for lengthy discussion with ump after 9th inning review

CHICAGO – White Sox reliever David Robertson called Angels manager Mike Scioscia “bush league” after a strange sequence in the ninth inning of the Angels’ 3-2, 13-inning loss. Erick Aybar struck out to lead off the inning against Robertson,...
Halos Heaven Aug 6, 2015

Thor'sLinks: Fortune favors the prepared mind...

Thou shalt crave far greater strength if the battle thou desireth comes! Bejeebus. Let's get real here, folks. The Angels were moments away from being 2-11 over the past 13 games. With the score 1-3, with 2 outs, Mike Trout on the bench after having struck out for the 3rd time in the game and Albert Pujols clogging the base paths at 1st, the count was 0 ball sand 1 strike on Erick Aybar. 2 strikes away from infamy. From that, the team would score 3 runs out of a single hit and erase 8 more innings of offensive failure. They would steal a win at just the right moment, when we can all bask in...
News-Herald Aug 5, 2015
Los Angeles Angels 4, Cleveland Indians 3: Tribe loses two-run lead in ninth

Los Angeles Angels 4, Cleveland Indians 3: Tribe loses two-run lead in ninth

ANAHEIM, Calif. - C.J. Cron hit a tying two-run single with two out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning against Cleveland closer Cody Allen and pinch-runner Taylor Featherston scored on a wild pitch, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 4-3 victory over the Indians on Wednesday.Allen (1-4), coming in to protect a 3-1 lead for Danny Salazar, was charged with his third blown save in 25 chances after giving up a one-out single to Albert Pujols and two-out walks to Erick Aybar and Conor Gillaspie.

VIDEO: Aybar tries to wake up Angels' bats by throwing bats on the floor

After his team went 12 innings without scoring a run and amassing only two hits Tuesday, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar did whatever he could to wake up the Angels' bats. The 10-year veteran threw the team's bats out of the bat rack and onto the dugout...

VIDEO: Dodgers' Pederson saves run in center

As Dodgers' announcer Vin Scully said of the play: "He's not hitting a lick, but that glove still has magic." Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson ranged over to make the last out of the inning, robbing Angels shortstop Erick Aybar of extra bases and...

VIDEO: Jed Lawrie makes diving stop to take a hit away from Aybar

Locked in a defensive struggle, Jed Lawrie took a hit away from Erick Aybar with a diving stop in the top of the seventh. Baseruner have been hard to come by in this game, and if Aybar's ball had slipped by Lawrie it would have been one of seven hits...

VIDEO: Gillapsie triples home Aybar, gives Angels a 1-0 lead

A two-out triple by Conor Gillapsie off of Lance McCullers in the second scored Erick Aybar from second and gave the Angels an early 1-0 lead. Gillapsie was standed on third when Johnny Giavotella grounded out to third. The Angels opened the inning...

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