Chris Iannetta and Erick Aybar are off to good starts with the bats for the Los Angeles Angels in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Friday 5 April 2013 at 9:13 am

The Angels didn’t hit too well as a team against the Reds in the season opening series in Cincinnati.  But, you can’t blame 29-year old righty swinging catcher Chris Iannetta or 29-year old switch-hitting SS Erick Aybar for that.  Iannetta played in 2 games for the Angels against the Reds and he was 3 for 9 (.333 avg, 1.067 OPS) with 1 run scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs.  Aybar played in all 3 games against the Reds and he was 5 for 14 (.357 avg, .786 OPS) with 2 runs scored.  The Angels hope that the rest of the team will start hitting better against the Rangers this weekend.

Erick Aybar has been red hot lately for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 4 September 2012 at 11:46 am

28-year old switch-hitting shortstop Erick Aybar has been red hot with the bat lately. Since August 1st, Aybar has played in 26 games in which he is 36 of 103 (.350 avg) with 20 runs scored, 3 homers, 11 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. Aybar has now played in 117 games overall this year for the Angels and he is 120 of 430 (.279 avg, .723 OPS) with 52 runs scored, 7 homers, 39 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. The Angels need Aybar to keep swinging a hot stick in September if they are going to make the playoffs.

Kendry Morales has been hot with the bat lately for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Monday 13 August 2012 at 8:47 am

29-year old switch-hitting DH Kendry Morales has been red hot at the plate lately. In all started on July 30th, when Morales cracked a homer from each side of the plate in the same inning in a win over the Rangers. Since July 30th, Morales has played in 11 games in which he is 16 of 44 (.364 avg) with 10 runs scored, 6 homers and 12 RBIs. Morales has now played in 94 games for the Angels overall this year and he is 94 of 334 (.281 avg, .787 OPS) with 41 runs scored, 15 homers and 51 RBIs. It looks as if Morales has finally shaken off the rust after missing a year and a half due to a severely broken ankle.

Torii Hunter has been on fire with the bat lately for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 7 August 2012 at 1:15 pm

37-year old righty swinging outfielder Torii Hunter has been really swinging a good bat lately for the Angels. He has played in 54 games since June 1st in which he is 65 of 206 (.316 avg) with 36 runs scored, 6 homers, 39 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Hunter has now played in 89 games overall this year for the Angels and he is 97 of 332 (.292 avg, .791 OPS) with 52 runs scored, 11 homers, 54 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. The Angels hope Hunter keeps up the good work the rest of this year.

Albert Pujols is on fire with the bat right now for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 2 August 2012 at 1:12 pm

32-year old righty swinging 1B Albert Pujols had a rough first two months while he was adjusting to a new league and a new team. But, since June 1st, he has been on fire with the bat. Pujols has played in 52 games since June 1st and he is 64 of 195 (.328 avg) with 37 runs scored, 14 homers, 43 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. He has now played in 103 games so far this year and he is 114 of 401 (.284 avg, .868 OPS) with 59 runs scored, 22 homers, 71 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. The Angels need Pujols to keep raking if they are going to pass up the Rangers in the A.L. West.

Albert Pujols is pounding the ball in July for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 24 July 2012 at 10:34 am

32-year old righty swinging 1B Albert Pujols is ripping the ball so far in July for the Los Angeles Angels. Pujols has played in 19 games for the Angels so far this month and he is 23 of 71 (.324 avg, 1.041 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 6 homers, 14 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. He has now played in 96 games overall this year and he is 104 of 372 (.280 avg, .837 OPS) with 52 runs scored, 18 homers, 61 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Pujols is starting to see pitchers for the second and third times now, so he knows the tricks. I look for him to continue ripping the baseball the rest of this season.

Albert Pujols is starting to heat up for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 14 June 2012 at 11:45 am

Albert Pujols is starting to heat up along with the weather. He played in 23 games in April for the Angels and he was only 20 for 92 (.217 avg, .570 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 0 homers and 4 RBIs. So far in May & June, Pujols has played in 40 games in which he is 46 for 158 (.291 avg) with 22 runs scored, 9 homers, 33 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Pujols has now played in 63 games for the Angels and he is 66 for 250 (.264 avg, .759 OPS) with 30 runs scored, 9 homers, 37 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. The Angels need Pujols to stay hot to help them catch the Rangers in the A.L. West.

Torii Hunter is really hitting the ball well in June for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 14 June 2012 at 11:29 am

36-year old righty swinging outfielder Torii Hunter has gotten hot so far in June. He has played in 11 games so far in June and he is 14 for 44 (.318 avg, 1.025 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 4 homers, 10 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Hunter has now played in 46 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 46 for 170 (.271 avg, .806 OPS) with 26 runs scored, 9 homers, 25 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. The Angels have gotten hot right along with Hunter, so they need him to keep swinging a hot stick.

Mark Trumbo is ripping the ball for the Los Angeles Angels this year

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 24 May 2012 at 7:57 am

26-year old righty swinging 1B/3B/OF Mark Trumbo is a player without a position for the Angels this year, so he has been playing all over the diamond. He has played in 36 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 41 for 126 (.325 avg, .944 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 6 homers, 19 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Trumbo is tied for the team lead in homers with Vernon Wells and he is 2nd on the team in RBIs despite not playing every day. Trumbo has now played in 193 games in his first three years with the Angels and he is 179 for 680 (.263 avg, .789 OPS) with 82 runs scored, 35 homers, 108 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. It will be up to manager Mike Scioscia to keep finding ways to get Trumbo’s bat into the lineup.

Mark Trumbo is having a hard time finding ABs for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Monday 23 April 2012 at 1:41 pm

26-year old righty swinging Mark Trumbo broke out for the Angels in 2011. He played in 149 games for the Angels last year and he was 137 of 539 (.254 avg, .768 OPS) with 65 runs scored, 29 homers, 87 RBIs and 9 stolen bases. He is a natural 1B, but he can’t play there with Albert Pujols locked in. So he tried to learn 3B in spring training, but that has not gone too well as he has made 3 errors in his first four games there. With Kendry Morales back at DH, it’s been really hard for manager Mike Scioscia to find ABs for him. That’s a shame because he’s raking at the plate so far this year. He has played in 10 games for he Angels so far this year and he is 10 for 30 (.333 avg, .978 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 2 homers, 6 RBIs and 1 stolen base. I think the Scioscia will find a way to get Trumbo ABs if he keeps hitting like he is right now.

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