| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:21 AM
The Angels made some noise in American League baseball Friday night. They had the postgame fireworks.
Otherwise, this is a team going nowhere. The last rites were administered recently. By the Angels. To themselves. No life support systems left.
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:15 PM
NEW YORK — There was one bright spot for the Angels in a 2-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night. Garrett Richards gave up only two runs and seven hits in eight innings, striking out three and walking one, to solidify a rotation spot and...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:04 PM
NEW YORK — By the third inning in Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, the Angels had Chris Nelson at third base, Tommy Field at shortstop, Grant Green at second base, Collin Cowgill in right field and J.B. Shuck in left field.
Not exactly the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:56 AM
It’s one thing to play meaningless games in late September. Plenty of teams do that. It’s another to be so far out of playoff contention that you’re playing them in mid-August, with a quarter of the season left.
That’s a fate...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:52 PM
The Angels have removed Joe Blanton from their starting rotation, moving the pitcher who leads the major leagues in losses into their bullpen.
Garrett Richards will replace Blanton in the rotation, starting with Saturday’s game against the first-...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at three players whose surprising performances in the first half have earned them roster spots in Tuesday's All-Star game in New York.
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When the Angels traded for Dan Haren in July 2010, many...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 7:00 PM
SEATTLE — The Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners, 4-3, Sunday in Safeco Field, but they didn't go down without a fight … among themselves.
Struggling right-hander Joe Blanton knocked a water cooler off the bench and snapped at pitching...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:18 PM
The Angels face a short-term question and a long-term question with Joe Blanton.
The short-term question: Does he make his next scheduled start? On the day after Blanton failed to complete six innings for the fourth consecutive start, Manager Mike...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:38 PM
A month ago, Jerry Dipoto could not envision the Angels making a major push to add or shed players before the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline, the general manager saying, “We are not a buyer, we are not a seller.” Two and a half weeks ago,...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:14 PM
Joe Blanton's struggles reached a pinnacle Monday night in the Angels' 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
Coming into the game at Angel Stadium, Blanton had allowed 15 runs on 22 hits in his previous three starts. Coming out of it he leads the majors in...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:47 PM
If the Angels don't act soon Joe Blanton might end up Major League Baseball's first 20-game loser since 2003 — and the worst 20-game loser of all time.
Blanton, whose record is 2-13, would bring ignominy to a fraternity that has actually...