Luis Jimenez highlights with LA Angels

After receiving the Fred Haney Award for the Angels Spring Training Rookie of the Year, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before Halos reached out for the third baseman. The call came April 12th, and the very next day Jimenez was in the batting order where he recorded his first big league hit. Here are a few more highlights of Luis Jimenez from the past … Continue reading»

Umpire blows call, cost Bees the game

Things were already taking a sour turn Thursday night following a five-run rally by Sacramento in the top of the eighth. Luis Jimenez was patiently waiting to sprint home from third base, when Cory Aldridge drove the ball down the right-field line. From the press box we could see chalk scatter when the ball came crashing down from the skies. It seemed like the rally was on, but … Continue reading»

Vernon Wells on the mend in Salt Lake

Vernon Wells hadn’t seen action in nearly two month after injuring his thumb. The three time all-star has been working the past few weeks to get into ‘baseball’ shape, and spared no time admitting the whole truth. “Sometimes I feel like I’m 23 again and then I finish doing what I’m doing and I remember how old I am,” said Wells. “Every day is a test just to … Continue reading»

It’s summer time, and the balls will be flying

Jeremy Berg didn’t exactly have the best day on the mound. Facing his first two batters, Berg gave up back-to-back home runs. In an act of defiance, a fan in the right field lawn gracefully threw the first home run ball back on the field. You could here the collective gasp from the crow after seeing the second ball sail over the fence in center field. The Bees … Continue reading»

With series tied 2-2, Bees look for win

It was a disappointing loss Saturday night, but it was a perfect example of what KJ has been talking about — you’ve got to play all nine innings to get a result. The first inning saw Tacoma step up and deliver five runs, and the Bees nearly match that with three runs in the bottom of the inning. In what looked like a positive response by the home … Continue reading»

Bees can lock up series with win

The Bees are hosting Tacoma for five games at Spring Mobile Ballpark, and can win the series with a third consecutive victory tonight. Matt Long is 4-for-12 with three RBIs, and has sent the ball out of the park two consecutive nights at home. Long can also reach double-digits in the hitting streak department, should he get some good wood on the ball. Paul McAnulty has also had … Continue reading»

Mike Trout punches ticket to MLB All-Star game

SALT LAKE CITY —Just when you think that things can’t get any better, you are rewarded with more good fortune. That was the case when Mike Trout earned a spot on the 2012 American League All-Star roster, adding to what has already been a positive two months with the Los Angeles Organization. In his first All-Star selection, Trout was selected with fellow Angel Mark Trumbo to the AL Reserves … Continue reading»

Kole Calhoun a PCL All-Star!

Kole Calhoun has made tremendous steps in his first season in a Bees uniform. The PCL brass thought so as well, and named the outfielder to the 2012 PCL All-Star Team. It’s been a solid June for Calhoun, who is hitting .371 with 18 RBIs and four home runs. The 24 year old has currently ended a longstanding home run power outage at Spring Mobile Ballpark, since his … Continue reading»

06-25-2012 Bees vs. Aces Preview

Doug Deeds has been a major force in the Bees starting lineup, with four hits in eight at bats with three hits and a RBI versus Reno. Kole Calhoun and Cory Aldridge both slugged home runs in Sunday’s 5-3 win, so keeping the hitting trend alive is crucial to take the series. Every win against Reno is huge, since the Bees are trailing the Aces by nine games … Continue reading»

06-24-2012 Bees vs. Aces Notes

Game two of the current series against visiting Reno is going to be a hot one! Current temp is a summer friendly 95 degrees, with triple digits looming after first pitch. Doug Deeds is again at the top of the batting order, and after last nights solid 2-for-4 outing with a pair of doubles. Kole Calhoun was also 2-for-4 on the night, including an RBI doubl. Ed Lucas … Continue reading»