2009 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim season

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2009 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
AL West Champions
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.svg
The logo of the Angels during their 2009 campaign
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Arte Moreno
Manager(s) Mike Scioscia
Local television FSN West
KCOP (My 13)
Mark Gubicza, Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc
Local radio KLAA
Rory Markas, Terry Smith, José Mota
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's 2009 season was the franchise's 49th season. The Angels began the season as the two-time defending American League West division champions.

Perhaps the most notable player to depart in the offseason due to free agency was longtime closing pitcher Francisco Rodríguez, who signed with the New York Mets. Other notable free agent departures were 2008 acquisitions Jon Garland (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Mark Teixeira (New York Yankees). Notable free agent acquisitions included new closer Brian Fuentes, previously of the Colorado Rockies, and Bobby Abreu, previously of the Yankees.

Tragedy struck the Angels twice this season. Preston Gómez, the team's special assistant to the general manager, died January 13 of injuries sustained when he was struck by a car in Blythe, California, on March 26, 2008. As a tribute, the Angels began the season wearing black "PRESTON" patches on their left sleeve. Then, on April 9, rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car accident in Fullerton, California, hours after pitching 6 shutout innings against the Oakland Athletics in his first start of the season. As a tribute, the Angels continued to assign a locker to Adenhart at home and on the road, hang a jersey with his name and number in their dugout, and wear black patches with his name and number on their left breast for the rest of the season.

On September 28, the Angels clinched the American League West division title, their eighth in franchise history.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 97 65 .599 49–32 48–33
Texas Rangers 87 75 .537 10 48–33 39–42
Seattle Mariners 85 77 .525 12 48–33 37–44
Oakland Athletics 75 87 .463 22 40–41 35–46


Record vs. opponents[edit]

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 2–16 5–4 2–5 3–5 4–4 2–8 3–2 5–13 1–5 4–5 8–10 5–5 9–9 11–7
Boston 16–2 4–4 7–2 6–1 5–3 4–5 4–2 9–9 5–5 2–4 9–9 2–7 11–7 11–7
Chicago 4–5 4−4 10–8 9–9 9–9 5–4 6−12 3–4 4–5 4–5 6–2 2–4 1–6 12–6
Cleveland 5–2 2–7 8–10 4–14 10–8 2–4 8–10 3–5 2–5 6–4 5–3 1–8 4–4 5–13
Detroit 5–3 1–6 9–9 14–4 9–9 5–4 7–12 1–5 5–4 5–4 5–2 7–2 3–5 10–8
Kansas City 4–4 3–5 9–9 8–10 9–9 1–9 6–12 2–4 2–6 5–4 1–9 3–3 4–3 8–10
Los Angeles 8–2 5–4 4–5 4–2 4–5 9–1 6–4 5–5 12–7 10–9 4–2 8–11 4–4 14–4
Minnesota 2–3 2–4 12–6 10–8 12–7 12–6 4–6 0–7 4–6 5–5 3–3 6–4 3–5 12–6
New York 13–5 9–9 4–3 5–3 5–1 4–2 5–5 7–0 7–2 6–4 11–7 5–4 12–6 10–8
Oakland 5–1 5–5 5–4 5–2 4–5 6–2 7–12 6–4 2–7 5–14 6–4 11–8 3–6 5–13
Seattle 5–4 4–2 5–4 4–6 4–5 4–5 9–10 5–5 4–6 14–5 5–3 8–11 3–4 11–7
Tampa Bay 10–8 9–9 2–6 3–5 2–5 9–1 2–4 3–3 7–11 4–6 3–5 3–6 14–4 13–5
Texas 5–5 7–2 4–2 8–1 2–7 3–3 11–8 4–6 4–5 8–11 11–8 6–3 5–5 9–9
Toronto 9–9 7–11 6–1 4–4 5–3 3–4 4–4 5–3 6–12 6–3 4–3 4–14 5–5 7–11

Through October 5, 2009


Roster[edit]

2009 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2009 game log
Legend
Angels win Angels loss All-Star Game Game postponed Clinched
"GB" legend
1st (AL West) Not in playoff berth 1st (AL Wild Card) Tied for 1st (AL West)

Postseason[edit]

With their win on Monday, September 28, 2009, the Angels clinched their third straight American League West championship. Also, at that time, the Angels clinched the second-best record in the American League giving them home field advantage for the American League Division Series. Also, with their win on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, the Angels knocked the Rangers out of contention for the American League Wild Card, therefore, the Angels faced the Boston Red Sox in the Division Series for the third year in a row.

American League Division Series[edit]

The 2009 American League Division Series featured the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Wildcard winner Boston Red Sox. The series began on October 8, 2009, with the Angels winning the first two games at Angel Stadium. On October 11, the series continued to Fenway Park where the Angels had a stunning come-from-behind victory to win 7–6 and sweep the Red Sox. This series marks the first time the Angels have beaten the Red Sox in a postseason series as well as the first postseason sweep for the Angels in franchise history.

American League Championship Series[edit]

The 2009 American League Championship Series featured the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the AL East champion New York Yankees. The Yankees won the series 4 games to 2.

Game log[edit]

2009 postseason game log
Legend
Angels win Angels loss Game postponed

Bracket[edit]

  Division Series
TV: TBS
League Championship Series
TV: FOX (ALCS);
TBS (NLCS)
World Series
TV: FOX
                           
  1  New York Yankees 3  
3  Minnesota Twins 0  
  1  New York Yankees 4  
American League
  2  LA Angels of Anaheim 2  
2  LA Angels of Anaheim 3
  4  Boston Red Sox 0  
    AL  New York Yankees 4
  NL  Philadelphia Phillies 2
  1  Los Angeles Dodgers 3  
3  St. Louis Cardinals 0  
  1  Los Angeles Dodgers 1
National League
  2  Philadelphia Phillies 4  
2  Philadelphia Phillies 3
  4  Colorado Rockies 1  

Note: Major League Baseball's playoff format automatically seeds the Wild Card team 4th. Normally, the no. 1 seed plays the no. 4 seed in the Division Series. However, MLB does not allow the no. 1 seed to play the 4th seed/Wild Card winner in the Division Series if they are from the same division, instead having the no. 1 seed play the next lowest seed, the no. 3 seed.

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Walks; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player POS G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB AVG SB
Chone Figgins
3B
146
572
108
169
28
7
4
50
95
.295
42
Bobby Abreu
OF
141
522
89
154
27
2
13
96
90
.295
29
Kendry Morales
1B
141
531
75
158
41
2
30
98
349
.298
1
Erick Aybar
SS
127
471
66
145
23
8
5
55
29
.308
14
Juan Rivera
OF
126
488
67
142
23
1
23
82
33
.291
0
Torii Hunter
OF
109
412
70
127
23
1
22
85
46
.308
17
Maicer Izturis
2B
107
367
69
108
20
3
8
59
33
.294
12
Mike Napoli
C
106
360
55
96
21
1
18
51
38
.267
2
Howie Kendrick
2B
97
348
59
105
18
3
10
60
18
.302
9
Gary Matthews, Jr.
OF
94
297
42
72
16
2
4
44
38
.242
4
Vladimir Guerrero
DH
89
345
52
103
13
1
15
45
18
.299
2
Jeff Mathis
C
75
218
25
45
8
0
5
26
22
.206
2
Robb Quinlan
OF
47
101
11
25
4
0
2
11
4
.248
1
Reggie Willits
OF
39
68
15
14
2
0
0
6
2
.206
5
Sean Rodriguez
OF
12
25
4
5
0
0
2
4
3
.200
0
Brandon Wood
3B
12
26
3
4
0
0
1
3
2
.154
0
John Lackey
P
3
8
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
.125
0
Matt Palmer
P
3
6
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
.167
0
Jered Weaver
P
2
4
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
.000
0
Sean O'Sullivan
P
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
.333
0

Pitching[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; SV = Saves; SVO = Save Opportunities; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed

Player W L ERA G GS CG SV SVO IP R ER BB
Jered Weaver
15
7
3.87
31
31
4
0
0
200.0
89
86
63
Joe Saunders
13
7
4.75
28
28
1
0
0
166.2
95
88
61
John Lackey
11
8
3.56
25
25
1
0
0
169.1
76
67
46
Matt Palmer
10
1
4.02
36
12
1
0
0
112.0
52
50
50
Scott Kazmir
9
8
5.08
25
25
0
0
0
136.1
82
77
56
Ervin Santana
7
8
5.43
25
25
1
0
0
122.2
78
74
44
Jason Bulger
6
1
3.30
59
0
0
1
3
60.0
22
22
27
Kevin Jepsen
6
3
4.26
49
0
0
0
0
50.2
26
24
16
Darren Oliver
5
1
2.59
56
1
0
0
1
66.0
19
19
19
Justin Speier
4
2
5.18
41
0
0
0
1
40.0
23
23
15
Sean O'Sullivan
3
2
6.60
9
9
0
0
0
43.2
32
32
15
José Arredondo
2
3
6.15
39
0
0
0
1
41.0
28
28
18
Shane Loux
2
3
5.86
18
6
0
0
0
58.1
42
38
19
Trevor Bell
1
1
10.06
6
4
0
0
0
17.0
19
19
10
Brian Fuentes
1
5
4.26
60
0
0
43
50
50.2
24
24
22
Dustin Moseley
1
0
4.30
3
3
0
0
0
14.2
8
7
3
Scot Shields
1
3
6.62
20
0
0
1
4
17.2
14
13
15
Nick Adenhart
0
0
0.00
1
1
0
0
0
6.0
0
0
3
Daniel Davidson
0
0
5.40
4
0
0
0
0
1.2
1
1
3
Kelvim Escobar
0
1
3.60
1
1
0
0
0
5.0
2
2
4
Robert Mosebach
0
0
7.71
3
0
0
0
0
2.1
3
2
3
Anthony Ortega
0
2
9.24
3
3
0
0
0
12.2
15
13
6
Fernando Rodríguez
0
0
27.00
1
0
0
0
0
0.2
3
2
2
Rafael Rodríguez
0
1
6.26
15
0
0
0
2
27.1
22
19
8
Rich Thompson
0
0
5.40
12
0
0
0
0
16.2
10
10
7


Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake Bees Pacific Coast League Bobby Mitchell
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Bobby Magallanes
A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League Keith Johnson
A Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Bill Mosiello
Rookie AZL Angels Arizona League Tyrone Boykin
Rookie Orem Owlz Pioneer League Tom Kotchman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Orem

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santana shutout clinches AL West for Angels". Reuters. September 29, 2009. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
Preceded by
2008
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim seasons
2009
Succeeded by
2010
Preceded by
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2008
AL West Championship season
2009
Succeeded by
Texas Rangers
2010