We've been hinting about a change to the way Halolinks are going to be published once the season started, and here it is. Instead of one large post containing all of the links, the minor links or news not available when the original morning post is created will be posted separately with their own commentary. The daily Halolinks post will still be created, just in a smaller version. Each Halolinks post can be found within the "HALOLINKS" section shown here:
You can simply click on the "HALOLINKS" title to view each of the posts, or select one of the four shown within the Halolinks section. The Halolinks section will automatically update with the latest link as they are posted.
The purpose of this change to make it easier for contributors to update the site with Halolink-type content throughout the day. I've found that once my morning post is up, and I find something interesting later, an update to the original post gets unnoticed. I know once I read an article I seldom go back and re-read it. With the daily Halolinks post, I'll read it once (to make sure there are no obvious errors), and then browse the comment section.
As always, we're interested in your thoughts on this new feature.
- Well, that didn't start as we all had hoped. I missed the game, but reading through the multiple recaps, it appears the Angels were just outplayed...or rather, out-pitched. MLB Recap - Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners - Apr 06, 2015 - CBSSports.com, "Trout's third career homer off Hernandez was the 99th of his career. But he struck out three straight times, including going down swinging in the eighth against reliever Carson Smith with two runners on. ''I just chased a couple of pitches,'' Trout said." This was something several fans were worried about, Trout's propensity to strikeout. Although he had a hat-trick yesterday, we should also remember he was facing one of the best pitchers in the league.
- I remember those days we used to say, "Don't worry, the Angels kill Felix Hernandez." Yeah, not so much anymore: Angels offense can't chip in after Trout's early blast - angels.com, "Denied by King Felix (again): There was a time, not that long ago, when the Angels actually had some success against Hernandez. That was in 2012, when they plated 24 runs (22 earned) on 41 hits in 31 2/3 innings against them. After that, either Hernandez adjusted or the inevitable occurred, prompting the odds to swing back in his favor. He posted a 2.90 ERA in five starts against Los Angeles in '13 and a 0.79 ERA against the club in '14. Since the start of last season, Hernandez has held the Angels to six runs (four earned) on 16 hits and 10 walks in 41 innings, striking out 57 batters in that stretch. The Angels may have to figure something out if they hope to win another division title."
- Sure, Jered Weaver is no Felix Hernandez, but what about Garrett Richards? Five things we learned from the Angels' loss to the Mariners - The Orange County Register, "Jered Weaver is not Felix Hernandez. The Angels ace is not in the same class as the Mariners ace. While Weaver was mostly effective, he had a couple of hiccups that the Mariners capitalized on, while Hernandez was dominant for seven innings."
- Oh brother, that did take long. What does it take to replace "the great Derek Jeter" on the field? A short-ranged, slap hitter? Tanaka doesn't look like himself in opener; Didi doesn't resemble Jeter - CBSSports.com, "Beyond the loss, the game raised questions about 1) Tanaka, 2) the Yankees offense, and 3) the unfortunate sap charged with the impossible job to replace the great Derek Jeter. That chap's name is Didi Gregorius, a nice young fellow with a winning smile and an impossible task. "I don't think anybody can be like Jeter," Gregorius said after the game. No one disagreed."
|Los Angeles Angels|
|K Calhoun RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||.000||.000||.000|
|M Trout CF||4||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||4||0||3||2||.250||.250||1.000|
|A Pujols 1B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||0||.000||.500||.000|
|M Joyce LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||.000||.000||.000|
|D Freese 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||.000||.000||.000|
|E Aybar SS||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||.333||.333||.333|
|C Cron DH||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.333||.000|
|C Iannetta C||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||2||.333||.333||.333|
|J Giavotella 2B||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||2||.333||.333||.333|
|J Weaver (L, 0-1)||6||8||4||4||0||1||1||90||36-54||25||6.00||.320|
|Wild Pitches: J Weaver|
|Hit by Pitch: C Cron (by F Hernandez)|
|Ground Balls: J Weaver 7, C Ramos 0, F Salas 2|
|Fly Balls: J Weaver 11, C Ramos 0, F Salas 1|
|A Jackson CF||4||1||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||1||.500||.500||.750|
|S Smith RF||3||1||3||2||2||1||0||0||0||7||0||0||0||1.000||1.000||2.333|
|J Ruggiano PH-RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||-||1.000||-|
|R Cano 2B||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||3||.250||.250||.250|
|N Cruz DH||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||.000||.000||.000|
|K Seager 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000|
|L Morrison 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.250||.250||.250|
|M Zunino C||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000||.000||.000|
|D Ackley LF||3||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||4||0||1||0||.333||.333||1.333|
|B Miller SS||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||.667||.667||.667|
|F Hernandez (W, 1-0)||7||2||1||1||1||10||1||97||33-64||24||1.29||.091|
|F Rodney (S, 1)||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||13||5-8||3||0.00||.000|
|Ground Balls: F Hernandez 7, D Farquhar 0, C Furbush 0, C Smith 0, F Rodney 2|
|Fly Balls: F Hernandez 4, D Farquhar 1, C Furbush 0, C Smith 0, F Rodney 0|