WEDNESDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Angels Still Looking At Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee Traded

Up next for Angels: Wednesday vs. Cleveland - Los Angeles Times
John Lackey vs. Aaron Laffey

Angels rally in eighth, survive meltdown in ninth against Indians - CBSSports.com
Gary Matthews Jr. hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the eighth inning, and the Angels survived another meltdown by their All-Star closer for their major league-leading 33rd come-from-behind victory, 7-6 over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

Angels' Sean O'Sullivan throws no-hitter--at triple-A - Angels Unplugged - Los Angeles Times
Sean O'Sullivan pitched a no-hitter tonight, in his first start since the Angels returned him last week to triple-A Salt Lake. O'Sullivan walked one and struck out seven in Salt Lake's 2-0 victory over Sacramento, the Oakland Athletics' triple-A affiliate. He threw 122 pitches.

NBC SPORTS & COVERS.COM: Matchups, Odds, and Injuries

Team Reports - MLB at CBSSports.com
OF Bobby Abreu had an RBI single in the Angels' three-run third inning. That gives him 51 RBIs in his past 51 games and a team-leading 67 RBIs this season. Since June 1, Abreu has driven in 46 runs, the most in the American League.

Team Reports II - MLB at CBSSports.com
Infielder Brandon Wood has never drawn a baseball paycheck from anyone except the Angels -- but he's come close. The Angels' top-rated position player prospect for the last few years, Wood has been a popular figure in trade speculation at least as long. With the Angels in pursuit of pitchers Roy Halladay or Cliff Lee before the non-waiver trade deadline Friday, he's hearing his name bandied about once again.

Padres Willing To Deal Bell? - MLBTradeRumors.com
The Padres are telling teams they want to fill in "multiple" needs to obtain him. He lists "corner bat, starter, catcher, middle infield" as the most glaring holes in the Pads' lineup.

Angels Trade Options: Is Cliff Lee More Realistic Than Roy Halladay? - Bleacher Report
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are like some lovelorn high school teen in the midst of puberty. They roam around in this swirling landscape of emotion and change with some gaping hole inside that needs to be filled, but with no idea how to fill it.   -- CLIFF LEE TRADED TO PHILADELPHIA --

Under-the-radar trade targets : FoxSports.com Photo Gallery
We're going to run down several "under-the-radar" types who are rumored to be on the market and fully capable of improving deadline buyers. These guys might not grab the headlines, but they might just help some enterprising squad grab a playoff berth.

Angels remain in trade talks, but no deal yet - Los Angeles Times
"I've had extensive conversations with several teams," Reagins said Tuesday of his search for a front-of-the-rotation starter. "If there was a match, we'd have a deal done. Right now, there hasn't been a fit."

Angels -- MLB FanHouse
According to another source, whose team is not involved, Tampa Bay and Cleveland may be working with the Los Angeles Angels on a three-way trade that also involves Rays lefty Scott Kazmir. That source said both the Indians and Rays had scouts present Tuesday as left-hander Trevor Reckling, a top Angels prospect, struck out nine and allowed one hit in seven innings for Double-A Arkansas.

rallymonkeys: Aybar close to untouchable
For the record, the Angels say nobody on their roster is untouchable. But Erick Aybar is about as close as it gets.

MLB Power Rankings - Top 30 MLB Baseball Teams - FOX Sports on MSN
Angels (#3) move up two spots

Ervin Santana: The Anti-Rally Monkey - Bleacher Report
Listen to what Ervin Santana says after getting pounded: "The ball was coming out of my hand well." This is his favorite, and has been used over and over. Then his last one after getting sent to the showers in the fourth inning and burying his team in a 6-0 hole: "I made good pitchers and they just hit bloopers or ground balls for base hits." In other words, it wasn’t his fault. He pitched a great game. He just didn’t get any breaks. He didn’t get any breaks all right. No break on his curve, no break on his slider, no break from his string of lousy games.

Jepsen easing into vital setup role - angelsbaseball.com
He could be the 2009 version of Jose Arredondo, who burst on the scene as a rookie last summer

Pitchers: Pulling their weight, but just barely - The Halo Is Lit
A disturbing trend is developing, namely, Angels starting pitching kind of sucks. No big deal while the offense is on an incredible high and pumping out 7-8 runs every night it seems, but you can't count on that lasting forever. Especially in the playoffs.

Buehrle retires 45 straight to set MLB record, but Twins prevail - USATODAY.com
Coming off the 18th perfect game in major league history, Buehrle retired the first 17 batters to set a record with 45 outs in a row before the Twins rallied for the win.

July 29 - BR Bullpen
Events, births and deaths that occurred on July 29.
2008 - For the second straight season, Mark Teixeira is traded at the deadline. This time, he goes from the Braves to the Angels for young 1B Casey Kotchman and minor league pitcher Steve Marek.

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