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Los Angeles Angels MLB News - Angels Baseball Blog » 2009 » April

The Los Angeles Angels place Darren Oliver on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by chinmusic on Saturday 25 April 2009 at 12:39 am

The Angels have placed lefty starter/reliever Darren Oliver on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left triceps. Oliver has pitched in 3 games (1 start) for the Angels this season and he is 0-0 with a 2.35 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. The Angels have recalled rookie righty starting pitcher Matt Palmer to replace Oliver in the starting rotation. Palmer won his debut with the Angels working 6 innings and allowing 6 hits, walked 3 batters and gave up 4 earned runs. Don’t expect miracles out of Palmer who would essentially be the #10 or #11 starter on the Angels if all of their pitchers were healthy.

The Los Angeles Angels place Kevin Jepsen on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by chinmusic on Friday 24 April 2009 at 11:33 pm

The Angels have placed righty reliever Kevin Jepsen on the 15-day disabled list with lower back spasms. His injury could have easily also been called whiplash due to his pitching this season. Jepsen has pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this season and he is 0-2 with a 19.29 ERA and a 3.43 WHIP. He has allowed a stunning 11 hits and has walked 5 batters in only 4 2/3 innings for the Angels this season. The Angels have recalled 24-year old righty swinging infielder Brandon Wood to replace Jepsen on the roster. Wood has played in 7 games in AAA-ball this season and he is 9 for 26 (.346 avg, 1.356 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 4 homers and 8 RBIs. The Angels should get Wood right into the lineup as they are having problems scoring runs this season.

The Los Angeles Angels lose Dustin Moseley

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by chinmusic on Monday 20 April 2009 at 9:03 pm

The Angels have placed righty starting pitcher Dustin Moseley on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow tightness. Moseley has pitched in 3 games (all starts) this season for the Angels and he is 1-0 with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. The Angels have recalled 24-year old righty reliever Rich Thompson and lefty reliever Dan Davidson from AAA to replace Moseley and Guerrero on the active roster. Thompson has worked 1 2/3 shutout innings this season in his only appearance thus far for the Angels. He also pitched in 3 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball this season and he was 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. Davidson worked 1 shutout inning in his debut for the Angels. He has also pitched in 3 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball this season and he was 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. The Angels don’t know yet who will start in Moseley’s place when his turn in the rotation comes up.

The Los Angeles Angels place Vladimir Guerrero on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by chinmusic on Monday 20 April 2009 at 8:59 pm

The Angels will be without Vladimir Guerrero for at least 1 month with a torn pectoral muscle. Guerrero has played in 8 games this season for the Angels and he is 8 for 32 (.250 avg, .658 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs. Gary Matthews will get the most time in the outfield replacing Guerrero. He has played in 6 games for the Angels this season and he is 3 for 17 (.176 avg, .476 OPS) with 1 run scored and 1 RBI. The Angels will miss Guerrero’s bat big time.

The starting rotation gets off to a good start for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Throwing Well by chinmusic on Saturday 11 April 2009 at 4:48 pm

With John Lackey, Ervin Santana and Kelvim Escobar all starting the 2009 season on the D.L. the Angels were worried about their starting rotation. But, through the first four games Angels’ starting pitchers have compiled a 2-0 record with a 1.07 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. Joe Saunders, Jered Weaver, Nick Adenhart and Dustin Moseley all have pitched well this season. It will be interesting to see what the Angels do now that Nick Adenhart has passed on. The hope here is that his spirit pushes the other Angels’ starters to work as hard as he did when he was alive.

Nick Adenhart of the Los Angeles Angels killed by drunk driver

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Friday 10 April 2009 at 5:01 pm

22-year old Nick Adenhart felt like he was on top of the world after his performance against the A’s last Wednesday Night as he worked 6 scoreless innings allowing 7 hits, walking 3 batters and whiffing 5. But, just hours after the game the car his was riding in was hit by a drunk driver killing Adenhart and two of his friends. The Angels are reeling as they called off last night’s game to pay tribute to their fallen friend and comrade. Adenhart worked hard this off season to correct some things that he thought would help him…..and they did. He was the #1 rated prospect in the Angels’ minor league system according to Baseball America coming into the 2009 season. Adenhart pitched 4 years in the minors for the Angels appearing in 91 games (90 starts) in which he was 37-28 with a 3.87 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. But, his talent outweighed his minor league numbers. He finished his career with the Angels pitching in 4 games (all starts) in which he was 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA and a 2.28 WHIP. I will remember Nick Adenhart in my prayers this Easter Weekend and also his family as this is the kind of thing that isn’t supposed to happen to 22-year old kids.

The Los Angeles Angels get back Robert Mosebach from the Phillies

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Friday 3 April 2009 at 7:37 pm

The Angels have received 24-year old righty starting pitcher Robert Mosebach back from the Phillies. He was selected by the Phillies in the Rule 5 Draft over the winter. Mosebach pitched in 29 games (all starts) in AA-ball for the Angels last season and he was 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP.

The Los Angeles Angels will be without John Lackey for a while

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by chinmusic on Thursday 2 April 2009 at 6:41 pm

The Angels will be without 30-year old righty starting pitcher John Lackey for a month due to elbow tightness. Lackey pitched in 24 games (all starts) for the Angels last season in which he was 12-5 with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. He has now pitched in 207 games (206 starts) in 7 years with the Angels and he is 91-63 with a 3.81 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. The Angels better hope they hit the ball well to make up for not having John Lackey, Ervin Santana and Kelvim Escobar for at least a month apiece.

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