Whicker: Angels’ pitching mess caused by many whiffs in the draft

Whicker: Angels’ pitching mess caused by many whiffs in the draft

The Dodgers weren’t the only history makers this fall. The Angels closed their fifth consecutive sub-.500 season. However you look at the hors d’oeuvre of 60 games, they had never done that before. In related news, the Angels were 13th in the American League in terms of gait prevention. They have risen tenth or worse … Read more

Angels sign slugging journeyman Scott Schebler to minor-league deal

Angels sign slugging journeyman Scott Schebler to minor-league deal

The Angels have signed outfielder Scott Schebler on a minor league deal, bringing in a player who hit 30 homers for the Cincinnati Reds in 2017, a source confirmed Saturday. Schebler, 30, has continued bouncing around in the majors for parts of six years, with the Dodgers, Reds and Atlanta Braves. He had only one … Read more

Jared Walsh rises as bright spot in Angels’ lefty woes

Jared Walsh rises as bright spot in Angels’ lefty woes

ANAHEIM – The Angels’ place in the standings allows for two interpretations. At 21-30, they would be wise to take advantage of the season’s final nine games with an eye toward next year. Thanks to an expanded 16-team playoff field, the Angels are also mathematically alive for a postseason berth. There’s still something to play … Read more

Rare rough start for Dylan Bundy sends Angels to another loss

Rare rough start for Dylan Bundy sends Angels to another loss

ANAHEIM — Dylan Bundy’s breakout season hit a speed bump. Bundy, the most pleasant surprise on the Angels roster in this forgettable season, tossed a clunker in a 9-6 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Justin Upton #10 of the Los Angeles Angels is welcomed into the dugout after hitting a home rung … Read more

Angels overcome seven-run deficit before losing to Diamondbacks

Angels overcome seven-run deficit before losing to Diamondbacks

Taylor Ward #3 of the Los Angeles Angels misses a ball hit by Carson Kelly #18 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 15, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) Kole Calhoun #56 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a single against the Los Angeles … Read more

Albert Pujols equals Willie Mays on all-time HR list, helps Angels to victory

Albert Pujols equals Willie Mays on all-time HR list, helps Angels to victory

Albert Pujols chose a good time to finally reach the milestone that had eluded him for more than a month. Pujols shot the 660th homer of his career, equalizing Willie Mays for fifth place on the all-time list, with a two-run shot to put the Angels on top in the eighth inning of their 5-3 … Read more

Fired clubhouse worker files suit against Angels

Fired clubhouse worker files suit against Angels

Brian Harkins, the longtime Angels employee who was fired in March because he provided a substance to pitchers to doctor baseballs, has filed a complaint against the Angels and Major League Baseball, according to documents reviewed by the Southern California News Group. The complaint was filed on Aug. 28 in Orange County Superior Court, was … Read more

Jared Walsh homers in the 11th to lead Angels to victory over Rockies

Jared Walsh homers in the 11th to lead Angels to victory over Rockies

Albert Pujols of Los Angeles Angels, left, talks to Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado in the fourth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, September 12, 2020 in Denver. (AP Photo / David Zalubowski) Albert Pujols of Los Angeles Angels gestures as he reaches second base with an RBI-double off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher … Read more

Rockies blow “California tie-breaker” with 5-2 loss to Angels in extra innings

Rockies blow “California tie-breaker” with 5-2 loss to Angels in extra innings

Put this in a time capsule and label it “2020, the season of missed opportunities and heartbreak.” The Rockies lost 5-2 to the Los Angeles Angels at Coors Field on Saturday-evening when Jared Walsh shot a three-run homer off Tyler Kinley in the 11th inning. But this loss can’t be pinched on Kinley, who certainly … Read more

Angels blow lead in ninth and lose to Rockies on walk-off grand slam

Angels blow lead in ninth and lose to Rockies on walk-off grand slam

The Angels let another victory get away on Friday night. They gave up a walk-off grand slam to Charlie Blackmon in the ninth inning to lose 8-4 to the Colorado Rockies in Denver, coughing up a one-run lead they had just taken in the top of the inning. “That’s the frustrating part of our season … Read more