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The loud return of Peter Bourjos' bat - ESPN Los Angeles
But working with Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher -- the bullseye for so many Angels' fans ire these days -- Bourjos pinpointed a flaw in his swing a couple of weeks ago. An upper cut had wormed its way into his swing plane and that's the last thing a player with his speed wants. Since that day, Bourjos is batting .444 in 10 games

Angels' top draft pick C.J. Cron displays power - latimes.com
After agreeing to terms with the Angels on a $1.467-million bonus, first-round pick C.J. Cron showed his power potential Monday, launching a number of balls well beyond the fence in Angel Stadium, including one that cleared both bullpens in left field.

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Quick! Someone sign this guy to a contract...finally someone who can throw strikes!

THE CHART:

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via www.fangraphs.com

Troy Tulowitzki swings once, connects twice for basehit - Big League Stew - MLB Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Two different images of the same Troy Tulowitzki swing, showing two different points of contact on the baseball. A double-hitzki, if you will, for a basehit to left field.

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Video shows Stow in argument at Dodger Stadium - CBSSports.com
TMZ.com has posted video of Giants fan Bryan Stow getting into an argument with a Dodgers fan before his attack at Dodger Stadium, later identified as Juan Banda. The video shows a Dodgers fan pointing his finger into Stow's face, and Stow throws up his arms as if he doesn't want any more of the argument when the Dodger fan walks away.

Leyland goes off on umpire for botched call - CBSSports.com
But Leyland finally got the thumb when he decided to re-enact Rapuano's initial, delayed safe call followed by calling Dirks out. And Leyland was only getting started, continuing to holler for a few minutes and giving Marquez a piece of his mind.

Anyone think Scioscia should've acted like this on Sunday? Okay, maybe not like this, but at least kick some dirt.

Mathis, Bourjos revisit close call at home - angels.com
"No point in worrying about it now," Mathis said, shrugging. "I thought 'E' did a great job with his foot blocking Gordon, but they thought he was safe. That's over. Time to move on."

He's sounding more like his dad everyday.

Nolan Ryan shoots down the Rangers’ alleged interest in Carlos Beltran - HardballTalk
Yesterday Jon Heyman reported that the Rangers have interest in Carlos Beltran and Francisco Rodriguez. Later in the day, Nolan Ryan said that was not accurate.

THE BOX:

Washington Nationals
Hitters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roger Bernadina, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
a- Jerry Hairston Jr., PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262
Jayson Werth, RF 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 .224
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .244
Laynce Nix, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270
Michael Morse, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .303
Danny Espinosa, 2B 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .243
Wilson Ramos, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237
Matt Stairs, DH 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .111
b- Brian Bixler, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
Ian Desmond, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .227
Totals 35 3 6 3 1 6
a-popped out for Bernadina in the 10th
b-grounded out for Stairs in the 10th
Batting
2B - Michael Morse (15, Santana)
HR - Ryan Zimmerman (3, Santana), Michael Morse (15, Santana), Danny Espinosa (15, Walden)
SH - Ian Desmond (7)
RBI - Ryan Zimmerman (11), Michael Morse (46), Danny Espinosa (48)
2-OUT RBI - Danny Espinosa (16)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Jayson Werth 1
DP - Lannan-Espinosa-Morse, Zimmerman-Espinosa-Morse, Desmond-Espinosa-Morse
Los Angeles Angels
Hitters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Maicer Izturis, 2B 5 0 2 1 1 1 1 .295
Erick Aybar, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286
Bobby Abreu, DH 3 1 2 0 2 1 2 .289
Vernon Wells, RF-LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 6 .205
Howard Kendrick, LF-1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .301
Mark Trumbo, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 .258
Torii Hunter, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Alberto Callaspo, 3B 5 2 3 1 0 0 3 .279
Peter Bourjos, CF 5 0 4 1 0 0 0 .264
Bobby Wilson, C 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 .207
Totals 39 4 16 4 6 2
Batting
2B - Peter Bourjos (13, Burnett)
RBI - Maicer Izturis (20), Alberto Callaspo (30), Peter Bourjos (16), Bobby Wilson (2)
2-OUT RBI - Alberto Callaspo (17), Peter Bourjos (11), Bobby Wilson (1)
SB - Erick Aybar (16, 2nd base off Lannan/Ramos), Bobby Abreu (13, 2nd base off Mattheus/Ramos)
CS - Bobby Wilson (1, 2nd base by Lannan/Ramos)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
DP - Aybar-Izturis-Trumbo
E - Maicer Izturis 2 (5, Throwing)
Washington Nationals
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
John Lannan 5.2 11 3 3 2 2 0 3.48
Ryan Mattheus 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.00
Henry Rodriguez 2.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.19
Sean Burnett (L,3-4) 0.1 3 1 1 1 0 0 5.27
IBB - Wilson by Sean Burnett
HBP - Aybar (by John Lannan)
Pitches-Strikes - John Lannan 102-58, Ryan Mattheus 30-16, Henry Rodriguez 28-15, Sean Burnett 17-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Lannan 5-6, Henry Rodriguez 4-2
Batters Faced - John Lannan 27, Ryan Mattheus 6, Henry Rodriguez 8, Sean Burnett 5
Los Angeles Angels
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ervin Santana 8 5 2 2 1 5 2 4.08
Jordan Walden (BS,6) 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.12
Scott Downs (W,5-2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.69
HBP - Espinosa (by Ervin Santana)
Pitches-Strikes - Ervin Santana 93-64, Jordan Walden 11-7, Scott Downs 11-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ervin Santana 12-6, Jordan Walden 2-1, Scott Downs 2-1
Batters Faced - Ervin Santana 30, Jordan Walden 4, Scott Downs 4
Game Information
Attendance - 35032
Game Time - 3:02
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Cory Blaser, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Laz Diaz