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MondoLinks: Reason For Hope

The Angels showed potential, and more starts are right around the corner.

Before I get into it, take a moment to realize that this LA Angels roster managed to play the Tampa Bay Rays pretty much straight up. Over a 4-game series, the tow teams split the W’s and almost managed the exact same number of runs scored. The Rays out-hit the Angels only 38-32. The Rays committed 4 errors to the Angels only 1. Our Halos stood toe to toe across a 4-game set with the team that has the 3rd-highest...

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Rick Souddress

Halos Heaven Radio Episode 13: The Wilfredo Tovar Conspiracy

The Good, the Bad, the Meh, and the 5-3 - Week 12

In our latest episode, Rick is joined by Jeffrey Tan and newcomer Chase Kimura as they review all the week 12 performances and look forward to week 13. Find out which pitcher performance is completely forgotten (Hint: his name rhymes with Mose Juarez), how we all feel about the future of pitching roles, what the deal is with Wilfredo Tovar, and maybe even hear some optimism!

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H. T. Ennis

Game 073 - Oh Canada! Pregame Picks

Angels @ Blue Jays - 4:07 PM

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The link to today’s game will be on the top in case you cannot view the embed on your tablet. HERE

Yesterday, the Angels couldn’t hit .500. View results HERE

Probables: Félix Peña (LAA) vs. Edwin Jackson (TOR)

Today, the Angels travel north of the border. And I will put up some weekly results.

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H. T. Ennis

Angels fall to Tampa Bay, splitting series

The team loses the game that could have gone either way.

Rays 6, Angels 5

It’s important to preface this with the fact that the Angels just played the Dodgers and the Rays for six and won four of them. All the while getting some disastrous bullpen performances, short starts, and unclutch hitting. This is a fairly impressive result.

Wilfredo Tovar has been with the team nine games, starting every single one of them. When he reaches base twice or garners two bases, the Angels lose. Without...

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Angels to activate Justin Upton on Monday

Justin Upton will make his season debut on Monday when the Angels open a series in Toronto against the Blue Jays, Angels manager Brad Ausmus told other reporters. Upton has missed the entire year recovering from turf toe but will be activated off the injured list on Monday, and he is set to take his usual spot in left field.  There isn’t necessarily a great way for the Angels to ease Upton back in to the lineup in terms of a positional role, as giving him designated hitter at-bats would...

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H. T. Ennis

Angels @ Rays 06/16/2019 Father’s Day Gamethread

Hopefully we take care of business, and then we go enjoy the rest of Father’s Day!

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H. T. Ennis

Game 072 - Around the Mill Again Pregame Picks

Angels @ Rays - 10:10 AM

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The link to today’s game will be on the top in case you cannot view the embed on your tablet. HERE

Yesterday, the Angels managed yet another 5-3 win. View results HERE

Probables: Griffin Canning (LAA) vs. Ryne Stanek (TB)

Today, it’s Father’s Day!

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H. T. Ennis

Angels return to winning formula, bag another 5-3 victory

The Angels defeat a pitcher who hadn’t lost yet this season.

Angels 5, Rays 3

In baseball, 5-3 is a putout from third base to first base. A lazy grounder, or perhaps a hotshot. The Angels third baseman, David Fletcher, made a couple 5-3 putouts to first baseman Justin Bour today. In fact, both Fletcher and Bour featured prominently in the win.

To the Angels, however, 5-3 is the tally of every single win this week. Whenever the score is 5-3, they win. Whenever they win, the score is 5-3....

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Angels DFA struggling reliever Cody Allen after ERA soars to 6.26

The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment on Saturday, recalling righty Taylor Cole in his stead, per Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group. The DFA represents part two of a fairly sudden downturn in Cody Allen’s career. Allen owned a 2.67 career ERA through 386 appearances from 2012 to 2017, notching 122 saves over that span in Cleveland. As the lockdown closer for the pennant-winning Indians, Allen’s consistency at the back end allowed manager Terry Francona to...

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H. T. Ennis

Angels @ Rays 06/15/2019 Early Morning Gamethread

Another early morning tall task in Charlie Morton.

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Ex-Closer Cody Allen DFA'd by Angels After Signing $8.5M Contract in Offseason

Cody Allen 's brief stint with the Los Angeles Angels came to an end five months after he signed a one-year deal with the club...

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Angels designate disappointing reliever Cody Allen for assignment

The Los Angeles Angels have parted ways with ill-fated offseason addition Cody Allen. The Angels designated Allen for assignment just over two months into the season after the former Cleveland Indians closer posted a 6.26 ERA in 23 innings. Allen was signed to a one-year, $8.5 million deal before the season, with the Angels clearly hoping he could shore up the back end of the bullpen after several successful years in Cleveland. It did not happen. He allowed nine home runs in 23 innings, had...

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H. T. Ennis

Cody Allen DFA’d

How many ways can you say “money wasted”?

The Angels tried. They knew the bullpen would be a bottleneck. Here we are, seventy games into the season, and it has been.

Cody Allen, the piece Billy Eppler thought would help, has not been a success. To say he has disappointed would be a massive understatement. And now he’s gone.

The #Angels have DFA’d Cody Allen and recalled Taylor Cole.

— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) June 15, 2019

Although Allen is making $8.5 million this year,...

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H. T. Ennis

.500 waiting. Sisyphus. The rock. The bullpen. Tossed into a pot. A loss emerged.

We fail to reach the mark once again.

Rays 9, Angels 4

**feels like Rays 20, Angels 0

You all know the story by now. Sisyphus is doomed by the gods to pushing a rock up a hill for eternity. When he finally reaches the top, the rock rolls all the way back down, rendering his work meaningless. Yet he is doomed, doomed by circumstance and his own choices, doomed to keep pushing that rock up the damned hill no matter what.

Sometimes it feels like that with the Angels. They haven’t reached...

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H. T. Ennis

Game 071 - Thwarted Again! Pregame Picks

Angels @ Rays - 10:10 AM

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The link to today’s game will be on the top in case you cannot view the embed on your tablet. HERE

Yesterday, the Angels couldn’t quite get back to .500. View results HERE

Probables: Jose Suarez (LAA) vs. Charlie Morton (TB)

Today, it’s an early game.

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Angels @ Rays 06/14/2019 Turn the Lights Down Low Gamethread

Power outages at the Trop! What? You say annoying? I say, let’s party!

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SBNation FanPulse: 48% of baseball fans approve of Rob Manfred as commish

He took over for Bud Selig in 2015.

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Angels fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Over his three-plus years as the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred has made many strides to improve pace-of-play. He has also presided over an unprecedented power surge in the game. He will have to deal with the next CBA agreement as well.

For his efforts, 48% of fans approve of the job...

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WeekEnd HaloLinks: Shohei Ohtani Cycles Past Rays

Halos take opener as Shohei Ohtani flashes offensive prowess.

Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese-born player to ever hit for The Cycle in an MLB game. His offense, combined with a 2-run blast by Albert Pujols (giving Pujols more than 200 HR’s with 2 different teams, the 6th MLB player to ever do that), powered the Angels to a 5-3 victory in The Opening game between two teams heavily committed to using The Opener, neither of which actually did.

Tyler Skaggs out-dueled Ryan Yarbrough...

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Game 070 - A Cyclidian Performance Pregame Picks

Angels @ Rays - 4:10 PM

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The link to today’s game will be on the top in case you cannot view the embed on your tablet. HERE

Yesterday, Shohei Ohtani hit for the cycle! View results HERE

Probables: Andrew Heaney (LAA) vs. Blake Snell (TB)

Today, we go for another 5-3 win.

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Rick Souddress

Shohei Ohtani's historic cycle single-handedly crushes Rays

Ohtani goes critical in 5-3 Angels win

For the first time since Mike Trout and the eighth time in the team's history, an Angel hit for the cycle.

For the first time ever, it was by a Japanese-born player.

For the first time in many moons, this team feels like a real threat.

Ohtani manhandled the Rays today. He took them over his knee and disciplined them in a historic context while Pujols reached 200 homers in socal immediately after the Angels blew away one of the best teams in baseball....

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