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Top 5 Angels Games Of 2021

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports There Were Plenty Of Highs and Lows This Season, But Let’s Take A Look Back At The 5 Games That Made The Halos And The Fans Go Wild!  Much anticipation went into the 2021 season as the Angels looked locked and loaded for a push towards the playoffs, which would snap a six-year playoff drought. But as injuries and tough luck piled up early and often, the Halos would suffer the ill fate of elimination in the middle of September and finish the year 77-85, 18 games out of first in the AL West and 15 games away from the final AL Wild Card...


ALDS Game 4 Game Diary: The Hope that Kills You

Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via I ain’t watching all this. I’m happy for you tho. Or sad that it happened It’s 15 minutes into this game and it’s already broken me. The game started off with Randy Arozarena lacing a liner that Hunter Renfroe is able to snare miraculously. So now Hunter can field his position?! It’s like Angels in the Outfield come to life and is happening and instead of Tony Danza getting one last run because he’s about to die, it’s Hunter Renfroe being granted perfection to singlehandedly destroy the Rays for the entire 2021...

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Angels GM Perry Minasian looks for answers to poor pitching, injuries as he plans for 2022

The Angels went 77-85 in 2021, the first year under Minasian. Their biggest problems were poor pitching and injuries, and both will be significant topics that Minasian plans to address over the winter.

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NYY vs. TB: Néstor Cortes Jr. vs. Shane McClanahan

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via The Yankees, masters of their own destiny, try to trim their magic number in the season-ending series opener against Tampa After teeing off on AL Cy Young contender Robbie Ray last night to seal a series win against Toronto (damaging the latter’s postseason chances), the Yankees can get one step closer to a Wild Card berth tonight against the Rays. With a win and either a Red Sox or Mariners loss, the Bronx Bombers could even clinch their spot by the end of the evening. We’re all Nats and Angels fans tonight.* *Heck, if the...

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2021 Series Poll: Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports The Astros (91-65, 1st in AL West) look to finally put the division to bed as they play three against the AL best Rays (97-59, 1st in AL East) Due to life doing what life does best and getting in the way of baseball, I don’t have time for a proper preview this week. Cliffs notes version is that this is both a more and less critical series than Astros fans would have liked. Houston has been spinning its wheels ever since the Angels took the final game of the four game series in Anaheim last week, leaving the magic number lingering at a...

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Angels Bats Go Nuclear in 14-1 Thrashing of Mariners

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Their 14 runs scored matched their single-game high for this season For the better part of two months now, the Angels lineup has looked like a shell of the group that flashed top-five potential at one point in the year. A number of different injuries have zapped them of almost all of the star power that was present during the early days of the season, and the guys left over have struggled to consistently put runs on the board for a while. You wouldn’t know all that if you watched them on Saturday night, however, as the Halo bats went...

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Jaime Barria’s up and down season with Angels ends with shoulder injury

Barria was placed on the injured list because of a right shoulder impingement. Manager Joe Maddon hadn't yet gotten a report on the severity of the injury on Sunday morning.

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AJ Ramos returns to MLB with Angels after season at Triple-A

Ramos, 35, was an All-Star closer in 2016, when he had 40 saves for the Marlins. Since then he had shoulder surgery and has struggled to find work in the big leagues before getting a promotion this week.

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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 24th, 2021

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports I don’t even like sweeps anyways >:( Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Astros News Magic Number: 3 The Angels were finally able to fend off the Astros and salvage a 3-2 win to close out the season series (Astros.com) McTaggart put out his latest notes, which include Michael Brantley’s injury setback and a possible Dusty Baker extension (Astros.com) Greinke has not been good lately so these last two starts before heading into October...

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What’s next for Angels’ Justin Upton after a rollercoaster 2021 season?

Manager Joe Maddon says he's not expecting Upton to return from his latest back injury in the final two weeks of the season. It remains to be seen how Upton fits in the outfield in 2022.

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Halos Heaven Podcast - September 2021 #2: Injuries Continue To Plague Angels, While Walsh Stays White Hot

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea | Angels Draw Even On Road Trip And Embark On Their Final Homestand Of The 2021 Season Dominick and David discuss the Angels recent road trip that took the team to San Diego, Houston and Chicago. This episode features an in depth look at Shohei Ohtani’s MVP stock against Vlad Guerrero Jr., the injuries that continue to pile up for the Halos as well as what makes Jared Walsh so dynamic in the month of September.

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Orthopedic surgeon: Mike Trout’s nightmare calf injury no cause for alarm

The Angels' center fielder hasn’t played since May 17, when he suffered a Grade 2 strain of his right calf muscle running the bases.

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ICYMI: Success in Chi-Town overshadowed by (more) injury news

Photo by Tim Warner/ Another week, another one lands on the IL. You know the story: the Angels play well, someone gets hurt. They start playing poorly then turn it around. Someone gets hurt again and then repeat the cycle. Over, and over, and over. There’s light at the end of the tunnel with money coming off the books and young talent blossoming, but before we get to the offseason of optimism, we have to continue to deal with the season of “what ifs?”. As the Angels sit 10 games back of the AL Wild Card with only 16 games left in the season, they’ve been hit...

d'Arnaud propels the Rays past the Halos | Rays-Angels Game Highlights 9/14/19

Condensed Game: Travis d'Arnaud hit a bases-clearing double, and Emilio Pagan earned his 20th save in the Rays' 3-1 win over the Angels Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Inst

Rays use long ball to power past Angels | Rays-Angels Game Highlights 9/13/19

Condensed Game: Willy Adames, Austin Meadows, Jesus Aguilar and Guillermo Heredia all homered to fuel the Rays' 11-4 win against the Angels Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB