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  1. Baseball's August history watch

    Jayson Stark

    Clayton Kershaw, Jose Abreu and Mike Trout are three players who are chasing some cool historical records.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  2. Top stats to know: Angels at Braves

    Justin Havens

    AP Photo/Alex Gallardo Nobody has hit more home runs on pitches down in the zone this season than Mike Trout. Tonight on ESPN (8 PM ET), two teams in the thick of their divisional races square off in an interleague matchup as the Atlanta Braves hos...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  3. Los Angeles Angels miss the strike zone like no other team - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Los Angeles Angels pitchers are missing the strike zone at an historic rate, writes ESPN Insider's Mike Petriello.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  4. Royals enjoying rare opportunity to win

    Jerry Crasnick

    The baseball season is a lot more interesting in Kansas City than it was two weeks ago, when general manager Dayton Moore assessed the limited options at his disposal and turned Kauffman Stadium into a news-free zone at the trade deadline. Sure, t...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  5. Morales' loss of control costs Sox

    Steven Krasner

    BOSTON -- Franklin Morales could not escape every pitcher's nightmare. Ball one. Ball two. Ball three. Ball four. Try fastballs. Miss the strike zone. Try curveballs. Miss the strike zone. Take a deep breath. Miss the strike zone. Have a confidenc...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Angels 9, Red Sox 5

    Steven Krasner

    BOSTON -- The top of the seventh inning was ugly for the Red Sox. Franklin Morales, pitching for the first time in nine days, lost total contact with the strike zone, ultimately walking three straight batters with two outs, the last two of which r...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  7. Struggles are on several fronts now

    Kenton Wong, ESPN Stats & Information

    ESPN Stats & InfoMark Trumbo has been struggling to hit pitches in the heart of the strike zone this month The Los Angeles Angels have continued to struggle in August, falling to 5-10 with a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. That is tied for t...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  8. At long last, Angels get their road test

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/Chris Carlson Albert Pujols celebrates after scoring on a single by Mark Trumbo during the seventh inning Sunday. Monday morning, the Los Angeles Angels will board an airplane and travel three time zones east to begin a 10-game trip in the...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  9. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  10. Roundup: Bell, Iannetta, DeJesus, Santiago

    Left: Chris Iannetta's power hot/cold zones at Coors Field (2009-2011) Right: Chris Iannetta's power hot/cold zones on the road (2009-2011) Click here to create your own Iannetta heat maps Each Sunday, ESPN Stats & Information reviews significant ...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  11. Torii Hunter, Howie Kendrick homer as Ervin Santana, Angels beat ...

    Torii Hunter and Howie Kendrick homered for the Los Angeles Angels to help a wild Ervin Santana overcome seven walks Thursday night in a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 01, 2011
  12. Impact of Jered Weaver's $85M contract

    Jerry Crasnick

    What Jered Weaver's five-year, $85 million deal with the Angels could mean for pitchers Matt Cain, Cole Hamels and Zack Greinke, among others.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2011
  13. Howie Kendrick has become Angels' key offensive weapon

    Jim Caple

    Second baseman Howie Kendrick has become the driving force behind the Angels' offense.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2011
  14. An adjustment in his arm angle has helped Brandon Morrow become d...

    Buster Olney

    Nobody has ever questioned the talent of Brandon Morrow. Seattle passed up hometown favorite Tim Lincecum to take him. But until he made a subtle yet significant mechanical change -- his arm angle -- he couldn't become dominant. Now he is.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  15. Mark Saxon: Los Angeles Angels' Joel Pineiro falters against New ...

    Mark Saxon

    Joel Pineiro couldn't contain the Yankees the second time around this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2010
  16. Joel Pineiro, Hiroki Kuroda, Jaime Garcia rely on ground balls to...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft looks at some of the biggest surprises early on and notices a number of them are very ground-ball friendly.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2010