Ernesto Frieri has been literally unhittable for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Sunday 27 May 2012 at 2:53 pm

26-year old righty reliever Ernesto Frieri has been unhittable since the Angels dealt for him. He has pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-0 with 2 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.70 WHIP. Frieri has not given up a hit in his first 10 innings with the Angels, while whiffing 22 batters and walking 7. Frieri has now pitched in 21 games (0 starts) overall this year for the Padres & Angels and he is 1-0 with 2 saves, a 1.25 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. He has whiffed a stunning 40 batters in only 21 2/3 innings so far this year. The Angels hope he keeps up his wizardry over batters.

Scott Downs has been electric so far this year for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Monday 21 May 2012 at 8:52 am

36-year old lefty reliever Scott Downs has really adjusted well to his new role as the Angels’ closer. Downs has pitched in 14 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-0 with 3 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP. Downs has only given up 8 hits in 12 innings this year while whiffing 7 batters and walking only 2. Downs has been incredible in his first two years with the Angels. He has pitched in 74 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Angels and he is 6-3 with 4 saves, a 1.10 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP.

Jerome Williams is really pitching solid baseball for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 8 May 2012 at 2:48 pm

30-year old righty starting pitcher Jerome Williams has really given the Angels a rock solid #5 starter so far this year. He has started 5 games for the Angels this year and he is 3-1 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. After a beatdown from the Yankees in his first start of the season, Williams has been rock solid. In his last four starts, Williams is 3-0 with a 2.15 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. Williams has pitched in 15 games (11 starts) in his first two years with the Angels and he is 7-1 with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. The Angels hope that Williams keeps up the good work.

Scott Downs has been outstanding so far this year for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 3 May 2012 at 9:17 am

36-year old lefty reliever Scott Downs has bumped 24-year old Jordan Walden from his closer’s job. Downs has pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-0 with 2 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP. He has only given up 6 hits and 2 walks in his first 9 1/3 innings this year as he has been electric this year. He might keep the closer’s job for a while. Jordan Walden saved 32 games last year, but he appears lost so far in 2012. Walden has pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-1 with 1 save, a 8.31 ERA and a 2.08 WHIP. He will have to earn the closer’s job back by pitching well in middle relief.

Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels tossed a no-hitter last night against the Twins

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 3 May 2012 at 9:13 am

The Angels jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first four innings last night, to ease pressure on starting pitcher Jered Weaver. Weaver then went out and finished up the 10th no-hitter in Angels’ history. He walked only 1 batter and he whiffed 9, as he was simply downright nasty last night. He threw 77 of 121 (63.6) pitches for strikes as he was pounding the strike zone all night long. He is now 4-0 on the year. Howie Kendrick led the way offensively for the Angels last night as he was 4 for 4 with 3 runs scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs. It was nice to see that Jered Weaver’s parents were at the game and his dad was sucking down a beer in the 9th inning as he appeared more than a little nervous. It was a special night for all involved in Anaheim last night!

C.J. Wilson is looking sharp so far for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Friday 27 April 2012 at 8:08 am

On the same day that the Angels signed 1B Albert Pujols, they also inked 31-year old lefty starter C.J. Wilson and that is proving to be money well spent. Wilson has started 4 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 2-2 with a 2.42 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. He has only given up 17 hits in 26 innings so far this year for the Angels, while whiffing 26 batters. Wilson has now pitched in 71 games (all starts) in his last three years and he is 33-17 with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. The Angels expect Wilson to keep up the good work going forward.

LaTroy Hawkins is looking good for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Friday 20 April 2012 at 11:11 am

39-year old righty reliever LaTroy Hawkins has looked really good for the Angels so far this year. He has pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. Hawkins has been a solid reliever for a long time in his career now. He came up to the Twins as a starting pitcher, which is a role that he failed miserably at. He has started 98 games in his major league career in which he is 26-44 with a 6.11 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. The Twins decided to move him to the bullpen to try to save his career and he excelled in his new role. He has pitched in 730 games in relief in his major league career now and he is 37-41 with 87 saves, a 3.32 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. I see no reason to think that Hawkins won’t continue to pitch great baseball out of the pen for the Angels in 2012 as long as he can stay healthy.

Jordan Walden has been outstanding for the Los Angeles Angels this year

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 20 September 2011 at 2:46 pm

23-year old righty reliever Jordan Walden has had an excellent rookie season working as the Angels’ closer. Walden has pitched in 58 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 5-3 with 31 saves, a 2.41 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. He has only given up 42 hits (1 homer) while whiffing 63 batters in his first 56 innings, which is impressive. Walden has now pitched in 74 games (0 starts) for the Angels in his first two years with them and he is 5-4 with 32 saves, a 2.40 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. The future is very bright for Jordan Walden and the Angels are very excited about him.

Jerome Williams has been solid for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Wednesday 14 September 2011 at 5:15 pm

29-year old righty starting pitcher Jerome Williams has been solid since replacing rookie Tyler Chatwood in the starting rotation. Williams has pitched in 7 games (4 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 3-0 with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. He has only given up 30 hits and 9 walks in his first 30 innings while also whiffing 23 batters, and those are impressive numbers. The baseball world has to be surprised at Williams’ success as he hasn’t pitched in the majors before now since the 2007 season with the Nationals.

Dan Haren continues to roll for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 25 August 2011 at 10:23 am

The Angels just gave Jered Weaver a big contract, but 30-year old righty starting pitcher Dan Haren has almost matched him in performance. Haren has pitched in 28 games (27 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 13-6 with a 2.98 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP. He has given up 161 hits in his first 190 1/3 innings so far this year, which is pretty darn impressive. He has also whiffed 156 batters while only walking 26 batters, as he is a bulldog on the mound who pounds the strikezone with his good stuff. Haren is one of the most underrated pitchers in all of baseball.

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