Monday Halolinks

Apr. 15, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher David Carpenter pitches during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Yankees won 11-5. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Here are your Monday Halolinks:

  • From Alden Gonzalez: Xrays Negative on Downs' Injured Ankle. Great to hear, we need all the MP help we can get right now.
  • Also from Alden Gonzlez, on Pujols' slow start: "A .217 batting average and zero home runs wasn't the way Albert Pujols imagined starting his tenure with the Angels. But a resume like his tends to ease any concerns the first six games of a season may bring.

    "Listen, it's not being cocky, but I know I can hit," Pujols said prior to going 1-for-5 in Thursday's loss to the Twins. "I showed that in the spring, I've shown that for 11 years, and I don't think that's going to go away [instantly]."

    Pujols got off to a slow start last year, posting a .755 OPS in the first two months before improving to a .997 clip from June-September. Last year, the slow start was chalked up to the distractions of failed extension talks with the Cardinals." Let's hope there's nothing to worry about considering his slow start.

  • Tonight at the Big A, Jered Weaver will look to get Angels back in their winning ways as he faces Brandon McCarthy. " Weaver has made 20 career starts against the A's, compiling a 6-7 record with one shutout and a 2.85 ERA."
  • Note: Mike Soscscia has used eight different lineups in his last 9 games. I'm going to trust he knows what he's doing but it's hard to think about consistency with there's so much shuffling. Thoughts?
  • Recap from last night from Mike DiGiovanna at the LA Times: Angels are no match for the Yankees.
  • Erick Aybar and the Angels Organization make progress on his contract. From the LA Times.
  • From Bill Plunkett at the OCR: Morales Simply Slumping after a Comeback. "Since his four-hit game against the Royals in the second game of the season, however, Morales has gone 1 for 23 with seven strikeouts. Despite starting five games as the Angels' cleanup hitter behind Albert Pujols, Morales has yet to drive in a run this season." I think Kendrys will pick it up soon, just need to get consistent playing time.

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