Joe Smith

State of the Angels

There’s no way around it: 2016 has been a lost season all the way around for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. While many pundits and projection systems had the Angels out of the playoff picture before the season,  the…

Angels trade Hector Santiago and Joe Smith

Angels trade Hector Santiago and Joe Smith

Right as the 2016 non-waiver deadline was wrapping up on Monday afternoon, the Angels swung a pair of deals. Right as 1 PM approached, Hector Santiago was sent packing along with minor leaguer Alan Busenitz to the Minnesota Twins in…

The Angels’ Complicated 2016 Summer

The Angels’ Complicated 2016 Summer

63 games into the season on June 13th, the Angels currently sit in 4th place in the American League West with a 27-36 record, only a half game up on the last place Oakland Athletics. The rash of injuries have…

Series Recap 5/27-5/29 vs HOU

Friday 5/27: W 7-2 For the 2nd straight outing, Matt Shoemaker was absolutely brilliant as he was rewarded with a win with a near shutout that ended in the 9th inning. Shoemaker was pulled after 1 out after allowing 2…

Series Recap 5/6-5/8 vs TBR

Friday 5/6: L 2-5 As if losing again to move to a 13-15 record wasn’t enough, the Angels received terrible news prior to the game regarding 2 important cogs of their pitching staff. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that Garrett…

Series Recap 4/22-4/24 vs SEA

Friday 4/22: L 2-5 The Angels continued their early season struggles at home as they lost in extra innings to the Seattle Mariners. After going down 2-0 early in the first inning, the Angels received an injection of power in the…

Series Recap 4/15-4/17 @MIN

Friday 4/15: L 4-5 The Angels bullpen struggled to hold any leads on Friday night and ended up being the deciding factor in their loss. Greg Mahle, Mike Morin and Fernando Salas each gave up runs and Jose Alvarez blew a…

Series Recap 4/4-4/5 vs CHC

Monday 4/4: L 0-9 The 2016 season kicked off Monday for the Angels but the end result was not very kind to them. With all fairness, they had to face possibly the best team in baseball and matched up against the…