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TuesdoLinks: Halos Challenge ‘Stros for W

On any given April 23rd, Tyler Skaggs is tougher than Gerrit Cole. Just check the scoreboard.

Tyler Skaggs bests a Gerrit Cole that was running a perfecto through 4.1 innings. THE Gerrit Cole. The one backed by MLB’s 3rd-most prolific offense. A team that had not been shutout this season prior to last night. It was just as good a game as the score indicates. Brilliant pitching (9K’s and only 3 BB’s between both staffs. Only 8 hits and 2 runs, both earned.), Rattle-imposing multi-base...

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Week 3 Pregame Picks Review!

Week 3 Leader: LanaBanana Overall Leader: LanaBanana

In comparison to Week 2, Week 3 was largely forgettable. Out of the 6 games in the homestand, the Angels won one.

In Week 3, LanaBanana dominated once again, topping the week with 13 points thanks to 5 multi-point games across the board. angelsown3417 and eastbayhalo tied for second with 11 points, and max peter came in fourth with 10. There was a tie for fifth, as angelslogic, Ant Fan, Chone’s Chonies, and IE Angel finished with 9...

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Game 024 - More Magic Please Pregame Picks

Angels @ Astros - 5:10 PM

YOU MUST COMMENT BELOW FOR YOUR SCORES TO COUNT!

The link to today’s game will now be on the top. HERE

In yesterday’s game, the Angels surprisingly beat Cole and the Astros. View results HERE

Probables: Shohei Ohtani (LAA) vs. Charlie Morton (HOU)

Let’s go for the series win.

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Jessica DeLine

Skaggs throws 7 scoreless and Trout swipes a pair in sweet 2-0 Angels victory

Gerrit Cole took a perfect game into the 5th inning

Tyler Skaggs locked himself in a pitcher’s duel with Gerrit Cole who has been lights out this season. Cole even took a perfect game into the 5th inning before it was broken up by Luis Valbuena single.

This game was low scoring but not without excitement. Mike Trout swiped two more bases - and he (or any Angel) has not been caught stealing yet this year. Kole Calhoun busted out of a hitless slump. Luis Valbuena busted out of a hitless...

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Houston Astros lose game to Angels on challenge

Monday night’s Houston Astros-Los Angeles Angels game ended with umpires overturning a call on a challenge that gave the Angels the final out.The Angels were leading the Astros 2-0 but were in some trouble with runners on first and second with two out. Yuli Gurriel was on second after singling and Alex Bregman was on first after a walk. Keynan Middleton struck out the next two batters and was facing Max Stassi with the game on the line.Middleton bounced his 0-2 pitch, which was blocked by...

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Los Angeles Angels: The Six-Man Rotation is Struggling

Home cooking wasn’t so great for the Los Angeles Angels during their most recent home-stand. Losing five of six games to the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants, the Halos’ torrid start came to a screeching halt. The offense averaged just 1.7 runs over the two series, but a lot of the concerns going forward for Los Angeles stem from their starting rotation. Opponents outscored the Angels 42 – 10 during the six-game stay in Anaheim, and starting pitchers accounted for just 24 of the...

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With Wood on DL, Anderson has homecoming

Justin Anderson, a graduate of Houston's St. Pius X High School, was part of a flurry of roster moves the Angels made before Monday's game. They placed Blake Wood on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow posterior impingement, recalled Eduardo Paredes from Triple-A Salt Lake and added Anderson to the Major League roster.

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Jessica DeLine

Angels Week 4 Rankings - Pitchers

The good, the bad, and the meh - Richards shines

I’ll cover the entire 40 man roster and will split it between position players and pitchers (generally 20 or so guys on each list). Each week the list will change based on the past week’s performance - but also taking into account their performance year to date.

These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, scribblings on Cam Bedrosian’s Five Guys wrappers, and some fairy dust I found...

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Jessica DeLine

Angels Week 4 Rankings - Position Players

The good, the bad, and the meh - Trout mashes

I’ll cover the entire 40 man roster and will split it between position players and pitchers (generally 20 or so guys on each list). Each week the list will change based on the past week’s performance - but also taking into account their performance year to date.

These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, scribblings on Cam Bedrosian’s Five Guys wrappers, and some fairy dust I found...

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Blake Wood diagnosed with elbow impingement

Angels righty Blake Wood has been diagnosed with an impingement in his pitching elbow, Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group was among those to report on Twitter. Wood is heading to the 10-day DL.Fellow righty Justin Anderson receiving his first call to the majors to take the open roster spot. The team had an open 40-man spot to accommodate the selection of his contract. Another right-handed reliever, Eduardo Paredes, is also heading back to the majors after some time on...

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Josh Mayhood

Tin foil halo: My life as a heroin-addicted Angels writer

The opioid crisis is real, and it is indiscriminate about who it will try and put six feet under. This is my story; this is my experience, strength and hope.

If you’re a regular reader of this site, or if you’re a longtime Halos Heaven community member, or both, then you’ve probably noticed something was missing in this year’s coverage of the 2018 Angels squad. Actually...not “something”, but rather “someone”. For the past 43 days, I’ve been absent from the site, both in...

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Jessica DeLine

Series Preview: Angels @ Astros (Battle for the West)

First chance of 2018 to the see the 2017 World Series champs

The Angels rode their hot start to the top of the AL West standings - until last week. Now, the Astros sit op top at 1.5 games ahead of the Angels. Likely, the Astros will stay there after this series - barring an Angels sweep, but this matchup is a good one in the battle for the AL West in 2018.

For on offense that had been on such a tear, it was a bit disheartening to see the Angels score only 9 runs in 6 games last week. ...

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Angels prospect hotlist

Our top Los Angeles Angels prospect through 4/22/2018 is...1. Jose Suarez, LHP (2.13 ERA, 12 2/3 IP, 27 K’s)The southpaw was promoted to Double-A after just two starts in High-A ball after fanning 18 batters over just 9 combined innings. Suarez is now the youngest starting pitcher in Double-A, but that didn’t stop him from generating more whiffs as he fanned nine over just 3 2/3 innings in his debut for the Mobile Bay Bears. He’s currently tied for the minor league lead with 27...

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Stirrups

MondoLinks: Reality Check

Let’s get back out on the road where we left that offense.

It’s not a sin to struggle against a Johnny Cueto and his 0.35 ERA at the moment. A Cueto no-hitter through 5 is not a shock. Coming up short yesterday can easily be chalked up in the column of those games a team is going to lose.

The other baloney that has been happening since I last posted around here, though, that is sinful. Getting out-scored 42 to 10? At home? WTF?

This pitching rotation may truly be this second-tier. But...

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Game 023 - Tough Tests Pregame Picks

Angels @ Astros - 5:10 PM

YOU MUST COMMENT BELOW FOR YOUR SCORES TO COUNT!

The link to today’s game will now be on the top. HERE

In yesterday’s game, the Angels dropped the finale of the homestand. View results HERE

Probables: Tyler Skaggs (LAA) vs. Gerrit Cole (HOU)

Time to see how we match up.

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Good luck! Comment below!

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Mike Trout’s dugout drink has ‘Space Jam’ reference

The name of Mike Trout’s drink of choice in the dugout is a nod to a popular animated movie starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny.During Saturday’s 4-3 win by the Los Angeles Angels over the San Francisco Giants, Trout hit his eighth home run of the season in the third inning. After getting back to the dugout, Trout was shown on the broadcast drinking from a bottle that had the words “Michael’s Secret Stuff” wrapped on the side. Trout was also spotted with the “secret stuff”...

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Rick Souddress

Rojas and Barria give us a loss to remember

Jaime Barria breaks a record, and Victor Rojas crushes our hopes and dreams.

This game wasn’t supposed to happen like this. Cueto was supposed to come out, make it a quick 2 or 3 to nothing loss, and we were supposed to head to Houston. Nobody was expecting that first inning. Nor did they anticipate that 9th.

Yet the Angels managed to make a game that was an obvious, boring failure one of the most interesting non-Ohtani-centric games of the season thus far.

It all started just two batters...

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WATCH: Mike Trout reclaims MLB HR lead with opposite-field blast

There’s quite an entertaining battle going on for the MLB home run lead early this season between Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Manny Machado.Recently, Trout claimed the lead, only to have Harper annihilate a ball early the next day. Then on Sunday, just hours after Machado blasted two homers to tie Harper and Trout for the MLB lead with eight total, Trout answered with an opposite-field two-run blast of his own to reclaim the lead.Just take a look at this beauty. Just your typical bullet...

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Shohei Ohtani will make next start despite blister issue

Los Angeles Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani will make his next start despite a blister issue that has been plaguing him.The Angels announced Sunday that Ohtani will start Tuesday on schedule against the Houston Astros despite concern over a blister that severely hindered him in his last outing against the Boston Red Sox. Ohtani was knocked around by the Red Sox in his last outing and left early, but he has said that things are coming along well since. Hopefully he’ll be back to full strength,...

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Angels confirm Shohei Ohtani will start Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels rookie superstar Shohei Ohtani will not have to miss his scheduled start on Tuesday after all, the team announced on Sunday. The blister that caused Ohtani to be pulled early in his last start has healed up enough to allow Ohtani to pitch, which is certainly great news for the Halos. He underwent what manager Mike Scioscia described as a “full gorilla” bullpen session on Sunday, and apparently came out of it unscathed.Previously, Scioscia had said, “He’s feeling...

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