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05-23-2013, 08:16 AM
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the troutbike vs the duckjet.....

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05-23-2013, 12:27 PM
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Be happy, that's great!

All day hearing about Trout that, Trout this, etc....

Happy for Trout and glad he is on this team.

Still we sit at the bottom of the league and I don't see it changing. Now I heard a report that the Angels were looking at Cliff Lee. NO NO NO Not another old player. Angels are done this year even w/ a lot of games left.

Once again, a slow start puts the Angels in a bad spot. Great game last night tho.
Dude, just enjoy the game, then. There's no use feeling sorry for half a year because they blew it in April. Just accept the suckage, and move on.

Cliff Lee? Couldn't be worse than Blanton. Nothing could be, he's seriously the worst starting pitcher in the league.

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05-23-2013, 02:59 PM
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Dude, just enjoy the game, then. There's no use feeling sorry for half a year because they blew it in April. Just accept the suckage, and move on.

Cliff Lee? Couldn't be worse than Blanton. Nothing could be, he's seriously the worst starting pitcher in the league.
Dude... I do enjoy the game but thanks for letting me know that I can. If the Angels think they can trade away more for a pitcher that old and might not sign then NO!

And feeling sorry? What are you talking about? I laugh about it more than feeling sorry.

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Trout and Pujols both with homers so far tonight, hopefully we can pick up win #20, still a long ways out but at least it's a start.

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Blanton actually isn't doing that bad today. It's a miracle

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05-23-2013, 11:18 PM
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Good to see Santana hasn't changed, giving up a 1st inning homer.

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Blanton gets his 1st win of the season and Halos are on 5 game winning streak

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World Series bound!

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Winning feels good.

7 game win streak!

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7 straight wins, impressive. let's see this team get to .500
Mike Trout got his mojo back when he went back to center field.....dont move him again please. he might be a top 5 CF'er ALL TIME before his career is over, potentially

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05-26-2013, 12:26 AM
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7 straight wins, impressive. let's see this team get to .500
Mike Trout got his mojo back when he went back to center field.....dont move him again please. he might be a top 5 CF'er ALL TIME before his career is over, potentially
Blink, blink... You're serious, aren't you? One's offense isn't necessarily dependent on where you play defense (provided you play defense). Trumbo's been tearing it up, but he rotates between 1B, DH, and LF. Similarly with Pujols as he rotates between DH and 1B.

Trout got his mojo back due to him losing weight (he gained a lot over the off-season) and lowering his batting stance as he and Pujols looked at the difference between early this season and last season. That's one of the biggest reasons why he hit for the cycle is because he went low to get that HR.

But the pitching has improved. The bullpen is holding up. (Frieri nearly blew it a couple of games ago! Coello bailed him out.) We're doing a lot of small ball correctly. In this early game today, a hit and run was well executed for a run scored by Trout hitting and catcher Conger running from third. Oh... and Conger was bunted onto second from first (yet Schuck made it first). And then another bunt (from Aybar) moved both players to third and second. So the team put pressure at the right time.

But if the team wants to be sure about getting more runs scored, then maybe they should put Trout back at leadoff with the way Ianetta is getting on base often due to walks. Also, Weaver should be returning, which will help improve our starting pitching situation. Then Burnett will be rounding back into form and hopefully Madson will be up to snuff soon as well to solidify the bullpen.

The 8th and 9th inning should be set between Burnett, Downs, Frieri and Madson. There's an article stating that Frieri is best utilized when he isn't forced to pitch on back to back days (1.45 ERA to 4.something). Then you have long relievers in both Williams and Richards as Hanson makes his way back to the starting pitching rotation.

But the biggest difference is that everyone is hitting now; not only Trout. And Trout is better now because he's in better shape now as well as lowering his batting stance. But once Borjous returns healthy, Borjous returns to CF because he's a better CF'er. Remember, our pitching staff is built around the defense in the outfield. So having Trout in LF and Borjous in CF will aid in our pop up pitchers and whoever is in RF doesn't have to do much, but Hamilton is also a pretty good RF as well. Technically, all three are CF'ers.

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05-27-2013, 02:15 AM
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well your first point i completely disagree with, baseball is a very mental game, and trout was struggling a bit defensively in left field

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well your first point i completely disagree with, baseball is a very mental game, and trout was struggling a bit defensively in left field
So you think bad fielding is directly leads to bad hitting? You should ponder that notion more and return with, hopefully, a much more substantiated response (although i hope you re-think this train of mis-thought). Don't make me use hockey analogies in my future retort should you continue on this path!

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Please sweep us the next four games. It's the only way to get rid of Mattingley. You're already off to a great start. Keep it up. Thanks in advance!

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Please sweep us the next four games. It's the only way to get rid of Mattingley. You're already off to a great start. Keep it up. Thanks in advance!
Heh. We've been trying to lose to get rid of Sosh. LoL This winning thing is really weird, though.

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Heh. We've been trying to lose to get rid of Sosh. LoL This winning thing is really weird, though.
I'll take him. Fox ran him out of LA in the first place .

Then the Dodgers go and start coming from behind like this, and IDK what to think anymore... lol

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05-28-2013, 01:22 PM
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That's Angels pitching in a nutshell. They need to score 10 runs or more to win.

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That's Angels pitching in a nutshell. They need to score 10 runs or more to win.
Wilson could have been pulled much earlier instead of allowing it to get to a tied game. Blame Sosh for leaving him on the mound. Also, I think instant replay may need revisiting because when you're not tagged but get called out that you got tagged is just another feather cap for so many bad calls this season. Bad, bad, bad.

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Moral of the story:

Umping has been bad this season.
Pitching has been bad this season.
Troutstanding.
Underachieving middle of the order.
Gotta score 8+ to win games.

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So you think bad fielding is directly leads to bad hitting? You should ponder that notion more and return with, hopefully, a much more substantiated response (although i hope you re-think this train of mis-thought). Don't make me use hockey analogies in my future retort should you continue on this path!
yes when you change positions and are not comfortable as a player it can effect your entire game. Trout is 21 years old, it'd be very easy for him to carry over poor defense to other areas. it's not a coincidence playing CF has helped lead to his turnaround

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Man, it's great to see Weaver back. It's a relief to have at least one game a week where we don't have to worry about starting pitching blowing it, and the bullpen assuring a loss. He gives the offense that much more of a chance to win the game. Because let's face it, they'll still need to outscore the other team the way the bullpen is determined to blow every game.

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yes when you change positions and are not comfortable as a player it can effect your entire game. Trout is 21 years old, it'd be very easy for him to carry over poor defense to other areas. it's not a coincidence playing CF has helped lead to his turnaround
So moving to CF and not re-visiting his batting stance of what made him great last year? Or did you miss that report that Trout and Pujols sat down and noticed that he's (Trout) was standing too straight up.

Trumbo is also a young prospect, but he has the challenge of playing some of the time either in LF or 1B; or not play defense at all as the DH. He's batting well still.

Or how about last year's MVP, Cabrera, he was forced to play third base very badly yet won the MVP because of his offense.

If playing great defense equates to playing batting well, then shouldn't a lot of pop hitters be hitting well? Now, actually getting more playing time equates to a higher possibility of hitting better, to which Trout does not suffer from.

So what other cloud foundation are you going to substantiate with.

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Man, it's great to see Weaver back. It's a relief to have at least one game a week where we don't have to worry about starting pitching blowing it, and the bullpen assuring a loss. He gives the offense that much more of a chance to win the game. Because let's face it, they'll still need to outscore the other team the way the bullpen is determined to blow every game.
Actually, Weaver's previous starts weren't all that grand. This is his first start worthwhile.

The bullpen is still scary. Frieri giving up two homers in the ninth is so not awesome. We need Madson to return and in a hurry; reliever Burnett is back on the DL. Why can't we keep our pitching staff healthy?!

Other news, former Angel prospect Jean Segura has been awesome for the Royals, one of the players traded for Greinke.

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Back to sucking.

Shut out by the Astros. The ASTROS!!!

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These Angels are KILLING me, i have an 'under' wager on Houston this year, under 59.5 wins. Come On Halos LIGHT THAT BABY UP!

Embarrassing.

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