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The keys to Cameron Maybin’s recent hot streak

The keys to Cameron Maybin’s recent hot streak

The left fielder has been a different hitter in the leadoff spot. Through May 15, Cameron Maybin was one of the worst hitters in the league, batting .180 with a .549 OPS. But due to Yunel Escobar’s inury and Kole Calhoun’s poor start to the season, Maybin was shifted to the leadoff spot the following day, and his fortunes suddenly changed; he went 5-for-6 that day and hasn’t looked back. In an admittedly tiny sample size of seven games and 36 plate appearances since he began hitting leadoff every day, Maybin is hitting .483/.583/.828. It’s only a week, but it brought his season line...
Halos Heaven May 19, 2017
What Maldonado’s assassination of lefties might mean for the Angels

What Maldonado’s assassination of lefties might mean for the Angels

“Machete” is silently blasting left-handed pitchers, but what about the other 60-70% of plate appearances he has? At this point in the young season, the Angels have faced off against left-handed starters twelve times and have come out of those contests 7-5. The team hasn’t been terribly overpowering as a whole against southpaws, as Mike Trout is “only” slashing .310/.429/.517 against them, resulting in a “measly” 154 wRC+ and .398 wOBA. Ahead of him in sabermetric offensive statistics but not OPS is Yunel Escobar who is about 60% better than average against lefties —...
Los Angeles Times May 16, 2017

Angels go with Cameron Maybin in leadoff spot against White Sox

Stage 2 of the Angels’ operation to replace Yunel Escobar atop their lineup commenced Tuesday night, when left fielder Cameron Maybin debuted as their leadoff hitter against a left-hander and right fielder Kole Calhoun batted fifth. “We want to certainly give it a look,” manager Mike Scioscia said....
MLB Daily Dish May 16, 2017
Angels’ Yunel Escobar out 2-4 weeks with hamstring strain

Angels’ Yunel Escobar out 2-4 weeks with hamstring strain

The Halos’ third baseman was placed on the 10-day DL on Monday. The Angels have placed third baseman Yunel Escobar on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 14, with a strained left hamstring. According to the Los Angeles Times’ Pedro Moura, Escobar is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. Escobar suffered a Grade 1 strain of his left hamstring in Saturday’s game against the Tigers. Manager Mike Scioscia initially labeled it as a cramp, so it’s possible Escobar will only miss the low end of the 2-4 weeks. In the meantime, the Angels have promoted Jefry Marte from Triple-A. He and Luis...
KFFL May 15, 2017

Angels | Yunel Escobar on disabled list

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day disabled ...
Los Angeles Times May 14, 2017

Yunel Escobar goes on DL, and that appears to change their plans for Jefry Marte

When the Angels agreed to sign Luis Valbuena to a two-year contract in January, they accordingly agreed to make a choice to keep only one of their two young infielders with power-hitting potential: C.J. Cron and Jefry Marte. Injuries delayed that decision 39 games and will delay it even longer....
MLB Trade Rumors May 14, 2017

Yunel Escobar To Miss 2-4 Weeks Due To Hamstring Strain

The Angels will place third baseman Yunel Escobar on the 10-day DL with a left hamstring strain, as per a team announcement.  Escobar is expected to miss between 2-4 weeks of action with the Grade 1 strain, which is the least-serious type of such hamstring injuries. Escobar has delivered a solid .272/.324/.411 slash line over…
Orange County Register May 14, 2017
Angels Notes: Yunel Escobar has strained hamstring, out 2-4 weeks

Angels Notes: Yunel Escobar has strained hamstring, out 2-4 weeks

ANAHEIM — The Angels will be without Yunel Escobar, their primary third baseman and leadoff hitter, for up to a month after an MRI exam Sunday revealed a Grade 1 strain in his left hamstring. The team announced that Escobar will be placed on the 10-day disabled list and can expect a 2-4 week timetable […]
KFFL May 14, 2017

Angels | Yunel Escobar going on DL

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (hamstring) has been diagnosed with a Grade ...
KFFL May 14, 2017

Angels | Yunel Escobar sitting Sunday

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is absent from the starting lineup ...
Los Angeles Times May 13, 2017

Scioscia shuffles batting order for Angels to find continuity

When Angels manager Mike Scioscia had his preferred position players healthy for the first 37 games of 2017, he hit the best of them in the same order. Yunel Escobar led off, Kole Calhoun hit second, Mike Trout third and Albert Pujols fourth. There was only one two-game exception, in mid-April,...
Halos Heaven May 12, 2017
Yunel Escobar was amazing against Tigers tonight, other stuff happened too, I guess

Yunel Escobar was amazing against Tigers tonight, other stuff happened too, I guess

Oh, the Tigers won 7-1, FYI. Anyway, how ‘bout that Yunel Escobar?!?! Angels 1 Tigers 7 Yunel Escobar had a great night, going 3-4 at the plate, including an RBI double. He continues to prove that he’s not only the best Angels player there is (that’s not named Mike Trout), he’s also (probably) the best player in all of MLB (that’s not named Mike Trout). ALL PRAISE YUNEL THA GOD. Ummmmm...J.C. Ramirez pitched, too. I think...maybe some other stuff happened, and the Tigers might have scored a bunch of runs? I dunno. That’s really not important. Yunel Escobar (and Mike Trout,...
Halos Heaven May 11, 2017
Series Preview: Tigers @ Angels (Rally Time)

Series Preview: Tigers @ Angels (Rally Time)

The Halos come back home to rock the Tigers Over the last two years, the Angels have owned the Tigers with a .769 winning percentage and they are going to own them again. Why? Because over the past 14 days, the Tigers have scored a measly 55 runs while the Angels have stomped their competition with a dominate 60 runs scored. And this is WITHOUT Mike Trout for a bunch of those games. Scared yet Tiger fans? Need more proof? With powerful sluggers like Yunel Escobar and Ben Revere, the Angels have out hit the Tigers 16 dingerz to 7 in that timeframe. Two weeks and 7 homeruns is just...
Halos Heaven May 10, 2017
HumpLinks: Escobar picks up the slack

HumpLinks: Escobar picks up the slack

With Mike Trout still nursing his hammy, Yunel Escobar leads Ben Revere, Albert Pujols and even Cliff Pennington in a 7-run outburst over the A's. Well that was a close one. Oh, sure. YOU see a 7-3 winning score and think that the Angels finally had some breathing room. You had to be there. With only a 4-run lead, and Kenyan Middleton walking the first two batters on 9 pitches, the A's actually had the tying run on deck with nobody out. That's a tie game with only two swings of a bat. We're talking something totally possible with these guys. But Bud Norris was brought in and got all 3 outs...
Yunel Escobar adds HR during Angels' victory vs. Athletics

Yunel Escobar adds HR during Angels' victory vs. Athletics

Yunel Escobar adds HR during Angels' victory vs. Athletics

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