THURSDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Lincecum Mad, Vlad is Glad

Angels rally in 8th to complete sweep of Giants - Los Angeles Times
Wednesday's win over Lincecum, who leads the NL with 112 strikeouts, added some legitimacy to the Angels' recent run of success, which they hope continues with this weekend's Freeway Series against the Dodgers in Anaheim. "We've earned everything we've gotten -- we've played well and we've won," Scioscia said. "We beat one of the best pitchers in the game this afternoon, and you can see first-hand why he's so good. So, we can carry a little momentum with that."

Lincecum angry after loss - Marin Independent Journal
Even Tim Lincecum isn't immune to the insidious power of the Rally Monkey. How else do you explain the Giants' 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday? Lincecum didn't appear to make a single mistake in the eighth inning, but a two-run lead still evaporated on his watch after a series of eerily familiar bloops, seeing-eye grounders and infield choppers.

Robb Quinlan lifts Angels on defense - Los Angeles Times
Mike Scioscia once said of utility player Robb Quinlan, "He makes the plays he makes," which sounds like a back-handed compliment but wasn't meant to be.

Angels' Guerrero tests his arm | guerrero, hunter, outfield, scioscia, right - Sports - OCRegister.com
Quietly, Guerrero has begun an every-other-day throwing routine with an eye toward returning to right field in a matter of weeks.

Iowa prep pitcher K's 18 in 6-inning perfect game -- chicagotribune.com
A perfect game is one thing. But Norwalk High pitchers Matt Dermody and Kole Klocko nearly pulled off a perfect doubleheader. Dermody, a senior, struck out all 18 batters he faced in a six-inning perfect game Monday night. Klocko, a junior, closed the doubleheader against South Tama High with a five-inning no-hitter, striking out 10 while issuing just one walk.

Angels Beginning to Rise from Ashes | Bleacher Report
The Los Angeles Angels have spent the first two and half months of the season living life in a washing machine, carelessly tossed and turned, flipped and churned, before wading through the suds to find what’s left. How the Angels avoided what seemed to be an inevitable drowning is beyond me, but they’ve done it and here they are as we welcome the afternoon of June. If there has been a team in the big leagues that has dealt with more than the Angels in such a short period of time, please, show me.

MLB Power Rankings - Top 30 MLB Baseball Teams - FOX Sports on MSN
Angels move up 4 spots to #10

The two keys to rest of the season | Angels Unplugged | Los Angeles Times
One is still back in the minor leagues, the other not sure how his surgically repaired shoulder will hold up. But, in many ways, Howie Kendrick and Kelvim Escobar hold the keys to the rest of this season for the Angels.

Weaver vs. Weaver set for Saturday - Angels blog - OCRegister.com
Since the game will be played in an American League park, the DH rule will be in effect. Jered joked that if he ever had to pitch to his older brother, he’d throw his pitches "high and tight".


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