Rafael Ortega

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…

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 4/18-4/21 @CHW

Series Recap 4/18-4/21 @CHW

Monday 4/18: W 7-0 In impressive fashion, the Angels shutout the White Sox for their first shutout win of the 2016 season. Led by an early offensive attack and Hector Santiago, the team was able to essentially win the game right…

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…

10 things to look forward to at Angels Spring Training

10 things to look forward to at Angels Spring Training

It’s that time of year again. All 30 MLB teams, including the Angels, have arrived in either Florida or Arizona with the hope of making the playoffs or taking steps forward toward doing so. In the Angels case, they hope…