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Lookout Landing Jul 18, 2018
A case study in hard contact and the limits of Statcast

A case study in hard contact and the limits of Statcast

Or the ball don’t lie. A couple of weeks ago, Justin Upton launched an Alex Colomé fastball deep into the Seattle night. The Mariners were ahead by two and the Angels had runners on the corners with two outs. Off the bat, it looked like the ball was destined to fly over the fence. Watching at home, I immediately thought Colomé had given up the lead. To my surprise, the ball settled into Guillermo Heredia’s glove, 372 feet away from home and about 30 feet short of the fence. Crisis averted. Here’s a GIF of that fly out for reference: Because we live in the era of...
DodgerBlue.com Jul 15, 2018
Dodgers News: Andrew Toles Explains Why He Didn’t Reach Third Base On Misplay By Justin Upton, Dave Roberts Reacts

Dodgers News: Andrew Toles Explains Why He Didn’t Reach Third Base On Misplay By Justin Upton, Dave Roberts Reacts

The Los Angeles Dodgers suffered a tough Freeway Series loss on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Los Angeles...
Halos Heaven Jul 14, 2018
The Saturday night game that played with your heart

The Saturday night game that played with your heart

The Angels, crazily, inexplicably, pulled out a victory. Angels 5, Dodgers 4 In medias res: Where the Angels were leading 4-3 after the top of the seventh. There was the eighth inning, where Matt Kemp led off the inning with a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and was there when, with two outs, Andrew Toles lifted a fly ball to left field over which Justin Upton and Mike Trout collided. Upton barely made the play. There was the ninth inning, which featured a Chase Utley (happy retirement!) single, and Yasmani Grandal liner that froze Upton until it was over his head, scoring the...
Halos Heaven Jul 14, 2018
Kole Calhoun steps into Mike Trout’s shoes (and Cam Bedrosian reverted to the mean in this tragic 3-2 loss)

Kole Calhoun steps into Mike Trout’s shoes (and Cam Bedrosian reverted to the mean in this tragic 3-2 loss)

Two homers weren’t enough as the Angels fell to the Dodgers Friday night. Dodgers 3, Angels 2 The usual suspects struck again Friday night. It was Justin Upton with RISP (specifically, a man at third and less than two outs), and he failed to cash in. It was Luis Valbuena, laboring through four tortuous AB. When the dust settled, he had struck out thrice and hit a lazy grounder to second. And it was Cam Bedrosian, tantalizingly good over his last 18 innings (1 ER), who decided it was time to issue his fifth blown save of the year in the seventh inning. The game was actually going well...
Halos Heaven Jul 13, 2018
Albert Pujols & Angels throw a long ball bash at Big A that sends the Mariners home with an 11-2 loss

Albert Pujols & Angels throw a long ball bash at Big A that sends the Mariners home with an 11-2 loss

Angels 11 Mariners 2 Hopefully Seattle had brought their Lunchables and some #2 pencils, among other tried and true classroom staples, because in tonight's series finale, the Halos took them all to school, big time. Class was in session, and the lessons of the evening were long ball division and Seattle: History, as the Angels closed out the Big A set with as resounding 11-2 victory. The name of the Angels' offensive game was home runs. The balls were flying out of Angel Stadium like ebullient signal flares, with Albert Pujols cranking two dingers (one was a two-run beauty), Justin Upton...
OC Register Jul 4, 2018
Angels lineup shuffle drops Albert Pujols to 5th for the first time in 17 years

Angels lineup shuffle drops Albert Pujols to 5th for the first time in 17 years

Pujols started a game in the No. 5 spot for the first time since his rookie year, in 2001. Andrelton Simmons moved up to the No. 2 spot, which pushed Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Pujols down.
Halos Heaven Jun 23, 2018
David Fletcher leads off in new-look Angels lineup, team claims RHP Hansel Robles from Mets

David Fletcher leads off in new-look Angels lineup, team claims RHP Hansel Robles from Mets

Trout is still at DH, with his finger(s) recovering. Surprise, surprise. The Angels have a rather unique lineup for tonight against the Blue Jays. Tonight’s #Angels lineup pic.twitter.com/kpUgdNHIXk— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) June 23, 2018 In case you didn’t catch that, this is the lineup: David Fletcher, 2b Mike Trout, DH Justin Upton, LF Luis Valbuena, 3b Andrelton Simmons, SS Kole Calhoun, RF Jose Briceño, C Jose Miguel Fernandez, 1b Michael Hermosillo, CF The highlights? David Fletcher leads off for the first time in his career, Mike Trout is still at DH (so...

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