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  1. Bullpen shakeup continues in New York

    Mark Saxon

    NEW YORK -- A day after bringing up young sidearm pitcher David Carpenter from Triple-A, the Angels made another move to try to find the right combinations for their beleaguered bullpen. The Angels designated Rich Thompson for assignment and recal...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  2. 3 up, 3 down: Twins 10, Angels 9

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels' biggest worry is proving more troublesome than they feared. The bullpen has blown leads in back-to-back games, but Thursday's unraveling bordered on spectacular. In part because of an ankle injury to Scott Downs, two Angels relievers w...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Position previews: Relievers

    Mark Saxon

    Three days into the 2011 season, the Angels' bullpen had set a tone the team would scramble for six months to change. It never quite did. It's not often a team comes together for an impromptu, players-only meeting so close to Opening Day. But afte...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  5. Rangers 8, Angels 4: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels got blown out 8-4 in the opening game of their key four-game series against the first-place Texas Rangers Monday night. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards left the game in the first inning with a strained groin and relievers H...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  6. A's 4, Angels 3 (Game Two): Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    After the Angels and Oakland A's spent all day playing baseball Saturday, not much was settled. The Angels lost the second game of their first scheduled doubleheader in 33 years, 4-3 on Scott Sizemore's 10th-inning RBI single. The Good: Powe...

    Blog | July 16, 2011
  7. Mariners 3, Angels 1: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels couldn't pull off the sweep they so badly needed in Seattle. Carlos Peguero came up with a two-out, two-run single off Ervin Santana to give Seattle a 3-1 win at Safeco Field Wednesday, handing the Angels their ninth loss in their last ...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  8. Yankees 3, Angels 2: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels were baffled by CC Sabathia and Alex Rodriguez hit a majestic home run off Ervin Santana to give the Yankees a 3-2 win at Angel Stadium, just their fifth win there in their last 13 tries. Mariano Rivera threw one pitch to earn h...

    Blog | June 04, 2011
  9. Rangers 5, Angels 4: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Angels came back from a 4-1 deficit to tie it, but the bullpen continued to wobble in a 5-4 loss at the Ballpark in Arlington on Sunday afternoon. The game ended on a blown hit-and-run when Alberto Callaspo struck out and Mike...

    Blog | May 15, 2011
  10. White Sox 6, Angels 4 (10): Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels' bullpen has hit another patch of ice. Relievers coughed up five runs in the final three innings as the Angels lost 6-4 to the Chicago White Sox in 10 innings Wednesday night. The go-ahead run scored in a most bizarre fashion...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  11. Angels 5, Red Sox 3 (13): Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    BOSTON -- It may have seemed as if it took forever, because it did, but the Angels finally beat their nemeses. After losing 15 of the previous 16 games to the Boston Red Sox, the Angels waited through a two-hour, 35-minute rain delay plus four ext...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  12. Play ball

    Mark Saxon

    UPDATE: The starters are done. Rich Thompson is warming up for the Angels and Matt Albers is warming up for the Red Sox. The rain let up, the tarp is off the field and the Red Sox just announced this game will resume at about 11:05 p.m. ET, or 8:0...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  13. Let's jump to conclusions

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels are more than halfway through their spring schedule and, believe it or not, the season starts two weeks from Thursday. It's a good time to examine some trends this spring to see how they might affect a summer of baseball in Anaheim: Mar...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  14. What matters so far?

    Mark Saxon

    After four spring games, you could argue that none of it matters. A slightly less jaundiced view is that a few things matter. One thing that probably doesn't matter is how the veteran starting pitchers are throwing. Guys such as Jered Weaver, J...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  15. Rich Thompson's best, last chance

    Mark Saxon

    Reliever Rich Thompson has been in the Angels' organization almost as long as Mike Scioscia has, but unlike the 11th-year manager, he is coming to a point of no return. Thompson, 26, is out of options, meaning the Angels would have to get him thro...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  16. Another signing day

    Mark Saxon

    A bunch of guys with from zero to three years' experience agreed to new contracts today. The Angels renewed the contract of Australian right-hander Rich Thompson and reached agreement with Jason Bulger, Kevin Jepsen, Brian Stokes, Rafael Rodriguez, M...

    Blog | March 04, 2010