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Halos Heaven

H. T. Ennis

Angels win 5-0 through 5 innings, but the rain did not come to end the game

The Yankees put up 6 runs in the late innings to win.

Yankees 6, Angels 5

The opener concept worked well. Cam Bedrosian, allegedly one of the most shaky arms in the bullpen, pitched a scoreless 1st, and the Angels jumped on top in the bottom half of the inning.

It was Andrelton Simmons. With just one homer on the year, he blasted one high and deep off CC Sabathia.

This is Simba's Kingdom, we're all just living in it. pic.twitter.com/VbDBKwquwN

— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) April 25,...

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Angels remove Cody Allen from closer's role

The Angels are removing right-hander Cody Allen from the closer’s role for the time being, manager Brad Ausmus revealed prior to Wednesday’s tilt with the Yankees (Twitter link via MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger). There won’t be a set closer in his place, it seems, as each of Ty Buttrey, Hansel Robles and Luis Garcia could receive looks depending on availability and matchup, Bollinger notes. Signed to a one-year deal worth $8.25M this offseason, Allen hoped to bounce back in his new...

Yardbarker: Los Angeles Angels

After recent poor outings, Cody Allen loses Angels’ closer job for now

Cody Allen is out as the Los Angeles Angels’ closer for the time being. Angels manager Brad Ausmus said on Wednesday that Allen will not have the team’s ninth-inning role for now, via the OC Register’s Jeff Fletcher. Allen, who signed a one-year, $8.5 million deal in the offseason, began the year well with five excellent appearances. However, he allowed runs in four straight outings after that and had a particularly bad stretch in a four-game series against the Mariners last week. He...

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Jessica DeLine

Angels are wasting the best years of Brian Goodwin

Brian Goodwin: The hero we don’t deserve

Brian Goodwin is now starting against lefties.

Brian Goodwin has an OPS over 1.000

Brian Godwin leads the team in batting average.

Do we deserve him? Probably not. It’s hard to carry the Angels on your back and walk a mile in Brian Goodwin’s shoes. Goodwin has had the task of coming to this Angels team late in spring. So late that the Angels claimed him off waivers from the Royals just one day before the season started. This chain of events...

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HumpLinks: In Search of a Plan B

Whatever it was that the Angels brain trust was trying to do for 2019, somebody needs to tell them it ain’t working.

And in today’s news...the sun rose in the east, the moon set in the west, and the Angels lost 7-5 on a mix of inconsistent pitching and inconsistent hitting. The Halos are now 9 and 15. The season so far has been lose 1, win 1, lose 5, win 6, lose 1, win 1, lose 6 again, win 1, lose 2. If this were roulette, I would put all my money on black.

It’s a pesky thing, trying...

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H. T. Ennis

Game 025 - Back in Action Pregame Picks

Yankees @ Angels - 7:07 PM


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

On Monday, the Angels lost the craziest 14th inning game ever. View results HERE

Probables: CC Sabathia (NYY) vs. Felix Peña (LAA)

Today, the Angels try not to sink any lower than they have been.

After you complete the form, make sure you check if your entry submitted HERE

Good luck! Comment below! As...

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Rick Souddress

Brian Goodwin makes another badloss bearable, Bour tries to bury lede

Two lefties slugged while the lineup slouched in 7-5 game that wasn’t nearly as close as the score implies.

Justin Bour hit a Grand Slam when the Angels were down 7-1. We appreciate what you did and your efforts to improve.

Now, to business. Brian Goodwin has earned an updated write-up. Arguably one of the sparkliest and most-handsome gems at the bottom of the dumpster, Billy Eppler really outdid himself with this one.

Right here and now, he is easily the best player on the team. Mike...

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H. T. Ennis

Yankees @ Angels 04/23/2019 The Aftermath Gamethread

For the first time this season, I will be free to watch a game and will choose not to do so.

I just can’t after last night. See y’all tomorrow!

Halos Heaven

Jessica DeLine

Angels select contract of lefty Sam Freeman and recall Justin Anderson

Freeman will be added to the 40 man roster

Luke Bard also optioned. LHP Sam Freeman is up with #Angels.

— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) April 23, 2019

Sam Freeman, come on down! You are the next contestant on the Angels wheel of relievers! Not a big surprise that the Angels would send reinforcements, given how much the bullpen has been worked over as of late - especially last night. As you can see by the Mike DiGiovanna tweet, Taylor Cole and Luke Bard are heading to Salt Lake for...

Yardbarker: Los Angeles Angels

Angels to select contract of Sam Freeman

The Angels will select the contract of lefty Sam Freeman in order to activate him for tonight’s game, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times was among those to tweet. It’s one of several pitching moves for the Halos this evening. Righty Justin Anderson was recalled to join the roster along with Freeman. Right-handers  Taylor Cole and Luke Bard were sent down on optional assignment to clear space on the 25-man. Freeman, 31, caught on with the Angels just before the start of the season...

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Former Angel Adam Riggs talks with Halos Heaven

A little back story on this one. I was recently approached about doing an interview with former Angel Adam Riggs by a representative for his Angels themed podcast. I accepted the offer not really knowing much about Riggs or how the interview would go.

What I discovered is that on top of being a great storyteller and fun guy, Adam has a pretty unique perspective on Mike Scioscia, his coaching staff, and key players that led to the Angels greatest sustained run of success. An interview I...

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TuesdoLinks: A Gray Flannel Slumber Party

Angels lose a 14-inning scorekeeper’s nightmare

If ever there were a game where we can say we missed Justin Upton and Shohei Ohtani, last night’s game was it.

I have about as much energy and cohesiveness as the Halo offense last night, wasting a pretty good bunch of pitching - including that of starter Matt Harvey.

So let’s just put it to rest. Angels lose in 14, 4-3.

And I am punching the ticket on these Never-Ending-HaloLinks:

A Little Bit Of Angels News

I suppose this is one of...

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H. T. Ennis

Game 024 - No Pregame Picks

Yankees @ Angels - 7:07 PM

Pregame Picks have been canceled for April 23rd, 2019. This is due to the ridiculous game that occurred last night.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Instead, take a moment to reflect on the state of Angels baseball.

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H. T. Ennis

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders outlast Angels in crazy war of attrition

What even happened?

“I guess, next time, the test needs to be longer than 3 hours.” - eyespy

Before we begin, I’d like to point out that this sequence happened in the 8th inning.

Zack Cozart grounds out.

Brian Goodwin singles.

Justin Bour hits for David Fletcher.

Justin Bour grounds into a double play.

Tommy La Stella replaces Justin Bour defensively.

Meh, we’re just moving people around, right? This definitely won’t have any consequences at all.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to...

Yardbarker: Los Angeles Angels

Watch: Brad Ausmus on win over Mariners

SEA@LAA: Ausmus breaks down 8-6 win over Mariners

Halos Heaven

Jessica DeLine

Halos Heaven Radio Episode 6: Brian Goodwin to the Rescue

The Good, the Bad, The Meh - Week 4

Join Jessica and Rick as we review the fourth week of Angels performances. We also take a look at what to expect in week 5.

Listen to Rick and Jessica argue about where to put Albert Pujols - plus: Who sucks, who rocks, and who makes you just shrug??

The only way to find out is to listen, and as always, you can find us here:

Megaphone Spotify iTunes

(if the embed below doesn’t play, please click on the Megaphone link to listen)

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Jessica DeLine

Series Preview: Yankees @ Angels (Walking Wounded)

The Yankees limp into town for 4 games

The Angels escaped their losing streak just in time to meet up with the Yankees in Anaheim. However - this is not the 2018 Yankees. In fact, they have almost their entire regular starting roster on the IL. You thought the Angels have been snake bit in the past with injuries? Take a look at the 2019 Yankees.

Despite that, they are still 11-10 and have won 5 of their last 6 games, so the Yankees are coming in to this one hot. Although, Aaron Judge was...

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MondoLinks: Skipper Brad is Opener for Business

Welcome to the 21st Century, Halo fans of all ages!

Skipper Brad flipped the script on the LA Angels reputation for how the team approaches pitcher usage. In a move that is a complete 180 from 2018.....he used an Opener. Hansel Robles went the first inning, allowing to take over and do his 5, lasting into the 6th inning. This gave Skipper the imposing trio of Ty Buttrey + Noe Ramirez + Cody Allen to wrap up the back end and shut down the Mariners. That would be a pleasant change of pace...

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