Friday, April 18, 2014

By Adam Dodge, Senior Columnist - 

Following the Angels' thrilling series with Oakland Athletics, one of the oddest we've seen in quite some time, in which the Angels played three 1-run games, giving two of them away before stealing the finale, they embark on their second road trip of the season. Their first stop - Motor City.

Nestled in the city where a 4-bedroom home costs less than a carton of Newports is Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. If you Google Earth 2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-3470, the stadium's address and slide your finger over the mouse pad you'll actually bear witness to three homicides.  

In a town without jobs or an edible piece of produce, resides twenty-five guys who make up a pretty darn good baseball team.  The Tigers were in the ALCS last year and are clear favorites to win the AL Central Division again in 2014. 

In the off-season the Tigers shipped their power hitting first baseman and professional fat ass Prince Fielder - a guy who likes to eat after he eats - to the Texas Rangers for second baseman and legendary douchebag  Ian Kinsler.

While Detroit's fast food bubble has burst, its Affliction apparel industry is soaring to new heights. 

Despite the Angels' struggles in 2013 and the Tigers' success, our boys took it to them last season, sweeping the season series six games to none. At 7-8, the Angels hope to carry their dominance over Detroit into this weekend's three game series and leave Michigan for the nation's capital on Sunday at .500 or better.  

They'll miss Justin Verlander, which is a shame, because he owns a 4-5 record and an ERA above 4.00 against the Halos lifetime.  The Angels will face off against 2013 Cy Young winner Max Scherzer  on Saturday. 

Should be an incredibly tough series for the Angels. As always, we'll leave homerism in the bag and look at this series objectively. 

Halos sweep, 3-0. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A's 4 - Angels 5 (12 innings)

Angels starter Tyler Skaggs allowed four earned runs in six innings of work. Down 4-3 in the ninth, the Halos rallied to send the game into extra innings — their forth extend contest in six days. The Angels bullpen held the A's to just four base runners before Chris Iannetta blasted a first pitch, two-out game winning home run in the bottom of the 12th.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A's 10 - Angels 9 (11 innings)

The Angels struck with two early runs, but he A’s rallied to answer each Halo lead taking a 9-7 advantage into the bottom of the ninth. Mike Trout delivered a two-run home run to tie the game but Oakland came back again, scoring the go ahead run in the 11th. The Angels rallied in the bottom half but fell short, leaving the winning runs in scoring position.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Albert Pujols delivered an RBI single and a solo home run to carry a 2-1 lead into the ninth behind starter Hector Santiago’s one run, five hit performance over seven innings. But Oakland spoiled the night for the Halos when John Jaso tagged Ernesto Frieri late for a pinch hit, two-run home run to give the A’s a 3-2 victory.

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Angels fans, an old friend of the website joined us on tonight's podcast and like our features of old, Eddie Bane did not disappoint. In fact, we learned so many new things tonight that you're not going to want to miss this one. 

Give it a listen by clicking on the podcast player below. Enjoy! 

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Angels offensive assault began early with back-to-back-to-back solo home runs in the first inning off Mets starter Bartolo Colon. The Halos would hit two more homers and pile on 10 more runs behind C.J. Wilson’s third start of year. Wilson earned the win allowing two runs on six hits while striking out nine over seven innings.

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