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  1. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 6, Orioles 0

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels wrapped up a furious charge entering the All-Star break with a 6-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, their 13th shutout of the season. The Angels are 10 games over .500, the high-water mark of 2012, and have played .697 ...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  2. 3 up, 3 down: Blue Jays 7, Angels 5

    Mark Saxon

    Even after a 17-8 June, the Angels have gotten no closer to catching the first-place Texas Rangers. The Angels lost 7-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays north of the border, snapping a four-game winning streak and pushing them to 5 1/2 games behind the Ra...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  3. Are they inventing a new bullpen model?

    Mark Saxon

    In the late 1990s, relief pitcher Jose Mesa saw veteran sports writer Jerome Holtzman in the Cleveland Indians clubhouse and ran across the room to embrace Holtzman in a bear hug. That's not the typical behavior of major-league baseball players to...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  4. Angels hopes fade into the West

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Angels were left stewing Tuesday night about a call they thought an umpire blew, but most fans will probably be lamenting a call manager Mike Scioscia didn't make until it was too late. Scioscia let pitcher Jerome Williams face ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  5. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 7, Rockies 2

    Mark Saxon

    A couple of newcomers to Coors Field found it to their liking, pulling the Angels to a 7-2 win over the Colorado Rockies that kept their interleague roll going. Neither Torii Hunter or C.J. Wilson had ever played in Denver before Friday, but they ...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  6. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 9, Yankees 8

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels' evening started on an ominous note when Jered Weaver had to exit the game in the first inning with a back injury, but -- nearly four hours later -- it ended in jubilation with Mark Trumbo's walk-off home run that gave the Angel...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  7. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 3, A's 1

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels finally managed to win one of these low-scoring nail biters, a skill they may have to perfect if there's to be any hope for this season. Alberto Callaspo doubled into the left-field corner in the 11th inning to drive in two runs as the ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  8. Holes spring up in the bullpen (Updated)

    Mark Saxon

    Did the Angels lose their two most-reliable relievers in the final three pitches of yesterday's game? They said they'll know more after the pitchers are evaluated in Minnesota later today, but it appears they could be without closer Scott Downs an...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  9. 3 Up, 3 Down: Blue Jays 5, Angels 0

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- So much for momentum. The Angels, fresh off their first three-game winning streak of the year, played one of their worst games of the season in a 5-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday night. Brandon Morrow only needed 102 pitches t...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  10. Frantic Friday just what the Angels need

    Mark Saxon

    When a team with a $151 million payroll and World Series aspirations starts the season eight games under .500 after 20 games, it's only a matter of time before something like this happens. Yeah, you can preach patience for a while, trust in your play...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  11. 3 Up, 3 Down: Rays 4, Angels 3

    Mark Saxon

    Every time it seems things can't get much worse for this team, they do. The Angels' offense, otherwise known as Mark Trumbo, finally managed to eke out a small lead, but closer Jordan Walden blew it by allowing a two-run, walk-off home run to pinc...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  12. 3 up, 3 down: A's 6, Angels 0

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels have played just 12 games and they're already six games out of first place. Not exactly the way they drew it up. With Albert Pujols in a funk, the offense has been unreliable and even the starting pitching has only been spora...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  13. Jepsen finds an old friend (his fastball)

    Mark Saxon

    Kevin Jepsen wasn't himself. He was only 90 percent of himself, because he entered last season 25 pounds off his normal pitching weight of 240 pounds. Trimming down generally is a good idea, particularly if you are a professional athlete, but Jeps...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  14. Is the bullpen still the weak link?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Things have gone so smoothly this spring for Albert Pujols, Kendrys Morales and the Angels' four aces, fans' angst has to drift somewhere and it has landed on the bullpen. Is it this team's Achilles heel? Evidence this spring has su...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  15. Things we're close to knowing

    Mark Saxon

    Opening Day is a week from Friday and, with only four more games in Arizona -- three with the regular lineup -- the Angels are zeroing on some decisions. The bullpen is practically set. Kevin Jepsen (probably) is in and Bobby Cassevah and Michael ...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  16. Wilson continues to look strong in spring

    Mark Saxon

    A good off-season conditioning regimen seems to have put C.J. Wilson ahead of the curve this spring. The Angels' pitcher, who signed a five-year, $77.5 million deal in December, has gotten off to a fast start. He struck out five Kansas City Royals...

    Blog | March 20, 2012