Tag Archives: AL West

Angels in 2017, Likely More of the Same

After a bitterly disappointing 2016 season featuring injury after injury to one pitcher after another and a fourth-place finish 14 games under .500 despite a potent offense and sparkling defense, it unfortunately looks like 2017 may well end with a … Continue reading

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Team of the Tommy John Surgery Finds a Survivor

I had great hopes for the Angels this season, and while their offense had a miserable start to the season, it has been dynamite for weeks now, and the consistent defense has lived up to its reputation. But, the Angels … Continue reading

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Dodgers Should be Embarrassed

At the so-far lowest point of the managerial career of new Dodgers’ skipper Dave Roberts, and as the vivid bright green hues of total embarrassment should be coloring every inch of Dodger Stadium, players’ faces included, we can rely on … Continue reading

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In the Declining AL West, Angels Still By Far the Best

A year ago on the eve of the 2014 major league baseball season, the American League West was baseball’s strongest division. By the end of the season, the Angels had baseball’s best record, and the Oakland A’s had gone through … Continue reading

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Angels’ Hit Milestone – Can They Keep it Going?

On April 11, 1961, the Los Angeles Angels played their first-ever major league game, with opening day starter Eli Grba pitching a complete game, as the club defeated the Baltimore Orioles and Milt Pappas by a score of 7-2. They … Continue reading

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Amazing Similarity Between AL and NL Standings

As the baseball season races towards the half-way point, an amazing similarity in the standings between the National League and the American League exists: In each league, the three top teams are the division leaders in the Central, in the … Continue reading

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