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04-14-2012, 12:40 PM
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Catchers are allowed to hit HRs? Since when?

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With the speed at the top of this lineup, pujols just needs to hit. Every double he hits can be an RBI.

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04-14-2012, 01:06 PM
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The Tim Salmon effect.
I'm thinking "The Anaheim Effect". Both Anaheim teams start poorly.

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04-14-2012, 01:29 PM
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Catchers are allowed to hit HRs? Since when?
Since Dipoto says so. LoL

Also, making prospect catcher Hank Conger stay in AAA as opposed to warming the bench, he has produced well offensively. In seven games, Hank has a .397 BA, 12 hits that include three doubles and two homeruns. Unfortunately, Conger already matches Trumbo in errors: 3. The plus side is that the Angels give Hank the whole season to work on his defense in AAA, which he was not able to do last season as Conger sat on the bench behind catchers Mathis and Wilson.

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Got tickets for the Angels - Yanks game tomorrow. Can't wait to see their new stadium even if do hate the Yankees. Hoping for a blowout by the Halos.

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04-14-2012, 01:54 PM
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I'm thinking "The Anaheim Effect". Both Anaheim teams start poorly.
The Angels infected the Ducks.

Edit: I hate Fox. The Angels play well, and the rest of the game, the announcers talk about how the Yankees are going to comeback.

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04-14-2012, 03:34 PM
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That was good game and I'm really thinking of upgrading mlb.tv to premium so I can get Angels feed.

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04-14-2012, 04:33 PM
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The Angels infected the Ducks.

Edit: I hate Fox. The Angels play well, and the rest of the game, the announcers talk about how the Yankees are going to comeback.
Joe Buck ruins any game he announces. Can't stand that guy.

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04-14-2012, 07:53 PM
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Yeah, seriously. They were talking about the Yankees, and didn't even react to Wells' homer until he was rounding third. Either they saw it happen, and were just apathetic. Or they were too interested in themselves to notice.

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04-15-2012, 07:24 PM
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At the game. This stadium is beautiful. Still rather be in Anaheim. Haha.

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Surprise surprise, Jerome Williams sucks.

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04-15-2012, 08:17 PM
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Yeah that was embarrassing.

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04-15-2012, 10:22 PM
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Why? Why couldn't we have caught a break with Williams?

This bullpen is terrible.

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04-16-2012, 12:37 PM
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I thought these Angels were going to be good this year?

Lets' play the game called "When will Albert hit a homerun this year"? He's been a joke just like the pitching...

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04-16-2012, 09:08 PM
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I thought these Angels were going to be good this year?

Lets' play the game called "When will Albert hit a homerun this year"? He's been a joke just like the pitching...
Everything thing improved except for the bullpen. But it's only been 9 games out of 162. Williams' debut was unfortunate, but the Angels were climbing back until their bullpen decided to crap out. The only wins so far belong to Weaver (1-0) and Wilson (2-0). That means Dan Haren and Santana haven't been up to par. New catcher Ianetta is tied for most homeruns for the team with two. Pujols has started off extremely slow, but does have 3 doubles and tied atop with walks at three.

What's not so good are Hunter and Wells. I can't believe how many players in scoring position were left on the diamond!

As for Pujols, I guess I'm not too concerned because during preseason he was able to launch quite a bit. Suppose he's pressing some. You can see that when tried to race for home while being told to stop at third by Dino, the third base coach. Pujols was caught out at home pretty easily.

Bright side is Trumbo is hitting very well. Now if he can only reduce his errors during the season at third or retire abreu, hunter, and wells already! Put Trumbo at right field, promote Trout to left and Morales can be the back up in the field. Maybe not.

But it's really early in the season to get all worried.

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04-17-2012, 12:35 PM
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I know it's been only 10 games... But you know you were thinking (Like me) that these angels were going to fly out on the gates!

Last night was a pretty good one. Albert had some good AB. Still waiting for that big swing of the bat.

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04-17-2012, 01:35 PM
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Bullpen still sucks, what have they blown like 3 leads already? Including a huge lead against the Twins. It needs to be fixed.

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04-17-2012, 09:14 PM
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Bullpen still sucks, what have they blown like 3 leads already? Including a huge lead against the Twins. It needs to be fixed.
Last year, the main concern was at closer... namely Jordan Walden and his 10 blown saves. And let's not forget about the unforgettable side hat wearing Fernando Rodney's blown saves as well. To date, there are only two blown saves: Downs and Takahashi. Both are lefties.

But looking at this early season stats, the Angels are dying out there from their bullpen.
PitcherGamesInnings PitchedERABlown Saves
Downs
4
3.1
0.00
1
Hawkins
4
4.0
0.00
0
Isringhausen
5
4.2
1.93
0
Carpenter
2
3.0
6.00
0
Jepsen
5
4.0
6.75
0
Takahashi
5
4.1
10.38
1
Thompson
2
2.1
15.43
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04-17-2012, 11:15 PM
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Blah! The Angels bullpen just gave up the lead in the 8th inning to be tied at 2-2! Jepsen was the culprit.

Yikes... Jepsen gave up a ground rule double and are now behind 3-2. And the bull pen keeps on giving.

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04-17-2012, 11:21 PM
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****ing Jepsen blows another one.

Edit; Not just his fault now, Carpenter gives up a 2 run single 5-2 Oakland

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04-17-2012, 11:28 PM
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Carpenter right there? Really? Bring Walden out in the most important moment, Jesus. Stop writing on your lineup card in crayon Scoscia.

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04-18-2012, 11:30 PM
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04-19-2012, 12:12 PM
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I wish they'd go back to the California Angels.

If the Warriors can be from the Golden State, the Angels can be from California.

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04-19-2012, 01:31 PM
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I wish they'd go back to the California Angels.

If the Warriors can be from the Golden State, the Angels can be from California.
This is all dependent on the owner. In fact, the Angels went back to Los Angeles as they first began. And to ensure he makes profits, wants to have this team associated with Los Angeles. It took me a while to get used to it, but I still refer to them as Anaheim Angels.

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04-19-2012, 02:40 PM
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I know why he did it, but at the same time, with the same logic, wouldn't calling them the California Angels appeal to a MUCH larger audience?

When I'm talking to someone else about baseball, and they ask me what team I follow, it always catches in my throat when I say, "the... Los Angeles Angels". I refuse to call them the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It's just too stupid.

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