Lots of things have been going on in the Angels clubhouse and on the field in the past week. A big slump created frustration; trade deadline moves created controversy; and another starting pitcher landed on the disabled list with a bonus attached to it. All this and more in our newest weekly running post of ‘Scioscia’s Office’:
- Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register gives us a breakdown of the Angels’ four man platoon plan.
- Fletcher also reports that Jered Weaver’s latest rehab start was very encouraging for the Angels, and his bullpen session was successful. The righty will be activated from the DL on Sunday, and will get the start against the Orioles. Weaver has been on the DL since June 21.
- Huston Street had a greater finish than any game he’s ever closed. He welcomed his third son on Wednesday, and then finished the day off by watching his team win in walk-off fashion. Street said, “It was one of the best days of my life.
- Angels starter Hector Santiago thinks he knows what’s been wrong lately. Santiago’s changeup has gotten him in trouble. His motion with the two pitches is similar. And if the screwball motion leaks into his changeups, it causes issues.
- In a piece that brings back some repressed memories of utter torture, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times revisits the 1995 Angels, and one of the greatest collapses in MLB history. He also points out a great example of how some of the best deadline trades are the ones that a team doesn’t make.