Category Archives: Scioscia’s Throne

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Skaggs Bouncing Back… Again

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The Angels are still sorting out their starting rotation for 2017, and have a couple of bounce-back candidates that are vital to the club’s chances to compete. With Garrett Richards making strides toward a healthy and productive season, another starter who is heading in the right direction is lefty Tyler Skaggs.   With four innings of one-run ball in Saturday’s spring… Read more »

Torii Hunter Jr. Made His Debut… In Front of Dad!

The Angels put in a pinch runner for Mike Trout during Sunday’s game. And his name was Torii Hunter. Not that Torii Hunter! No, his son. Asked to come in and take over for Trout in the sixth inning of a 7-0 deficit at the hands of the Chicago White Sox, Hunter Jr. made his debut with ‘that’ Torii Hunter… Read more »

Carlos Perez Has a Leg Kick!

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Fighting for the majority of playing time behind the plate with the Angels this season, catcher Carlos Perez has a new addition to his swing at the plate: a leg kick. Hampered by a career batting average over his first two seasons that is a bit below league average, and an on-base percentage that is struggling to get over .300,… Read more »

Alex Meyer’s New Delivery

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Looking for a starting rotation spot with the Angels, young righty Alex Meyer has sped up his windup in an effort to ease the stress on his arm. Opening his shoulder too quickly has been a problem for Meyer, and has contributed to his injuries as a prospect. You can even see in the featured image above that his throwing… Read more »

Albert Could Be Ready Opening Day

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Just a few months removed from another foot surgery, Albert Pujols may end up being ready for Opening Day 2017 for the Angels after all. He’s progressing faster than expected. He’s determined. The Machine still needs to get his legs more mobile, not that he’s all that fast anymore. And he’s already swinging the bat with power! #Angels Albert Pujols… Read more »

Angels Monitoring Skaggs’ Velocity

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Over two and a half years removed from Tommy John Surgery, Tyler Skaggs took the mound on Saturday to begin his in-game Spring Training reps. He was unable to complete one inning. The lefty walked four hitters and recorded two outs before going out with diminished velocity. His fastball dipped from the 89-92 MPH range to 86-88 MPH by the… Read more »

Huston Street Injured… Again!

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In his first outing, Huston Street exited before he could complete one inning with what the Angels were calling triceps irritation. Turns out it was a lat strain. The top closer candidate for the Halos bullpen has not seen action on a mound in any game since last August when he was battling knee and oblique injuries. With only 22… Read more »

Angels Starting Lineup Taking Shape

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This is a photo from Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register showing that Mike Scioscia is pretty close to finishing his preferred batting order. All he needs is for Albert Pujols to return. The Martin Maldonado/Carlos Perez battle will have a winner soon. But one has to imagine they’ll end up splitting the time nearly down the middle. Batting… Read more »

Garrett Richards Back In Action

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After his first sessions in Tempe, Arizona, Garrett Richards said he is feeling normal and is ready for another spring. Once headed for Tommy John Surgery, the Angels ace has undergone several stem cell injections that have helped his UCL in his throwing arm to heal in place of the procedure that would’ve kept the righty out until 2018. But now,… Read more »

Rod Carew Recovering Well After Surgery

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Hall of Famer Rod Carew had successful heart transplant surgery on Friday and is recovering nicely. The 18-time All-Star with the Minnesota Twins and California Angels was 15 months removed from a heart attack, which he suffered near his Southern California home. During that time Carew, 71, was on a surgically implanted left ventricular assist device that was removed before undergoing… Read more »