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Angels' Randal Grichuk: Homers in season finale
Grichuk went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Athletics.
Grichuk launched a third-inning home run off JP Sears for his 16th of the year. The 31-year-old had hit north of 20 home runs in five consecutive full seasons (he hit 12 in the 2020 shortened season) but has managed to go under that number in back-to-back years. Still, Grichuk tallied at least one hit in 23 of his final 28 games of the year and finishes slashing .267/.321/.459 with 44 RBI, 65 runs and a 29:96 BB:K in 471 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Brandon Drury: Swats two homers in win
Drury went 3-for-4 with two homers, three RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Athletics.
Drury opened things up with a first-inning home run and added on with a two-run shot to right center in the fifth. He finishes the 2023 campaign slashing .262/.306/.497 with 26 homers, 83 RBI, 61 runs and a 25:136 BB:K in 523 plate appearances. His home run and RBI totals trailed only Shohei Ohtani for the team lead despite Drury missing seven weeks due to injury. The 30-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Halos before the season, although it's possible the team ships him off to a contender with rumors swirling that a rebuild might be in the works.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Carson Fulmer: Blanks A's over five innings
Fulmer (1-1) got the win over the Athletics on Sunday after tossing five shutout innings while allowing just two hits and three walks. He struck out three.
Fulmer handled the Athletics and picked up his first win since 2019 when he was with the White Sox. The former first round pick has not been effective as a big leaguer and struggled mightily at Triple-A Salt Lake with a 5.27 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 2023. He should not be in consideration to make the 2024 opening day roster, even if the Angels go into rebuilding mode.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Day off Sunday
Schanuel is not in Sunday's lineup against the Athletics.
Brandon Drury will move to first base while Eduardo Escobar starts at designated hitter. Schanuel hit .250 with one home run in 19 September games.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Mickey Moniak: Day off Sunday
Moniak is not in Sunday's lineup against the Athletics.
Moniak dealt with some injuries this season, but it was still a big career resurgence for the 2016 No. 1 overall pick, as he slashed .280/.307/.495 with 14 home runs and six steals in 85 games.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Carson Fulmer: Starting finale vs. A's
Fulmer is starting Sunday's game against the Athletics.
The Angels have nothing to play for, and they will give Fulmer a shot as a starter in what should be a favorable matchup on the last day of the season. Expectations should be very low for Fulmer, who logged a 5.27 ERA at Triple-A and has a career 6.37 ERA in 135.2 career innings in the majors. He logged four innings against the Twins on Sept. 24 and then threw one inning against the Rangers on Sept. 25, so he theoretically should be rested enough to go four or five innings against Oakland.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Reid Detmers: Not starting Sunday
Detmers is not listed as Sunday's starter against the Athletics.
The Angels will give Carson Fulmer the ball Sunday, and given that Detmers hasn't followed an opener all season, it would seem that he is done for the year. The 24-year-old southpaw logged a 4.48 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 168 strikeouts and four wins over 148.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Logan O'Hoppe: Knocks 14th homer
O'Hoppe went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Athletics.
O'Hoppe had one of just three hits for the Angels in the game, giving them a short-lived 3-1 lead in the seventh inning. The catcher is up to 14 homers this season, four of which have come over his last 10 games as he finishes the year in good form. He's slashing .238/.284/.503 with 29 RBI, 22 runs scored, six doubles and no stolen bases over 50 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kenny Rosenberg: Strong in bulk role
Rosenberg threw five innings of scoreless one-hit ball while striking out six and walking none in a no-decision versus the Athletics on Saturday.
Rosenberg took over in the third inning after opener Andrew Wantz allowed one run over the first two frames. Rosenberg left in line for the win, but Ben Joyce melted down in the eighth inning to squander the Angels' lead. Over 33 innings, Rosenberg logged a 3.82 ERA despite a 1.48 WHIP and 29:14 K:BB across seven appearances (three starts). The 28-year-old southpaw is too old to be considered much of a prospect, but he could have a chance to compete for a rotation spot in spring training.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Michael Stefanic: Out of lineup
Stefanic will sit Saturday against Oakland, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.
Stefanic sits after starting nine straight games, a run in which he hit .419/.471/.516. Mike Moustakas will take over at third base.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Davis Daniel: Earns first win
Daniel (1-1) picked up his first big-league win in Friday's 5-1 victory over Oakland, yielded two hits and a walk over five shutout innings out of the bullpen.
Daniel finished the game after starter Chase Silseth allowed one run through four frames. The rookie right-hander threw 47 of 61 pitches for strikes and worked around the only threat he faced in the ninth inning. Since being promoted to the big leagues earlier this month, the 26-year-old made three extended relief appearances for the Angels, registering a 2.19 ERA and 1.30 WHIP across 12.1 frames.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chase Silseth: Tosses four frames
Silseth allowed one run on two hits and three walks over four innings Friday in the Angels' win over Oakland. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.
Silseth returned from the injured list Friday to make his first appearance since Aug. 26. The lone damage against him came on Brent Rooker's RBI double in the third inning. Silseth posted a 3.96 ERA with a 56:26 K:BB through 52.1 MLB innings this season. In seven appearances since the All-Star break, he registered a 3.21 ERA.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Another setback with shoulder
Manager Phil Nevin announced Friday that Rodriguez had another setback with his right shoulder, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez was cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment earlier this month, but he had surrendered four earned runs over 2.2 innings (three appearances) between Single-A Inland Empire and Triple-A Salt Lake. The 25-year-old hasn't pitched in a major-league game since 2021 due to ongoing shoulder troubles.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Mike Moustakas: On bench versus lefty
Moustakas is out of the lineup Friday versus the Athletics.
Michael Stefanic will start at third base and Brandon Drury will serve as the Angels' designated hitter with left-hander Ken Waldichuk toeing the slab for Oakland. Moustakas has posted a weak .542 OPS against southpaws this season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Returns to lineup Friday
Schanuel (knee) is back in the lineup Friday against the Athletics.
Schanuel will start at first base and bat leadoff versus left-hander Ken Waldichuk after missing two straight games because of knee tightness. The 21-year-old has slashed .284/.407/.343 since being promoted to the majors in mid-August, reaching base in all 27 games that he's appeared in so far.... See More ... See Less