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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||400.00||13.00||.242||58.00||60.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||3||2||1|| .667||1.667|| .667|
|vs Ranaudo (Career)||2||0||0||0||.333||0|
|vs RHP||126||24||3|| .264|| .317|| .190|
|12/24/2014||Matt Joyce, LF LAA|
Buster Posey, C SF
|David Price, SP DET|
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|12/24/2014||Alex Rodriguez, DH NYY|
Matt Joyce, LF LAA
Nathan Eovaldi, SP NYY
|Michael Pineda, SP NYY|
|12/19/2014||Matt Joyce, LF LAA|
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
Joe Nathan, RP DET
|Zack Greinke, SP LAD|
|Last 10 Games|
Angels' Matt Joyce homers in second straight game Thursday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/29/15) Angels left fielder Matt Joyce went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 12-2 win over the Tigers on Thursday.
After being bogged down offensively for much of the season, Joyce has now homered in consecutive games and looks to be getting on track at the plate. He has hit just .187/.262/.313 with three home runs and 15 RBI in 134 at-bats, but it's improvement on his .360 OPS at the end of April.
Angels' Matt Joyce slugs second homer Wednesday vs. Padres
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/28/15) Angels left fielder Matt Joyce went 1 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.
Joyce was able to tie the game with his sixth-inning homer, though the Angels would immediately fall back in a hole by giving up two runs in the top of the seventh. The outfielder has hit .176/.253/.282 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 131 at-bats.
Angels OF Matt Joyce collects two hits in Monday's win
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) Angels outfielder Matt Joyce went 2 for 4 with one run scored and one RBI during Monday's 4-3 win over the Padres. His RBI came in the fourth inning when he singled off Tyson Ross in the fourth inning, which scored Kole Calhoun.
Joyce is 9 for 32 with five RBI over his last 11 games. During that time, he has raised his average from .144 to .176. He has also reached base in seven of his last eight games.
LF Collin Cowgill (hand) not in Angels lineup Monday
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(5/25/15) Angels left fielder Collin Cowgill, who was scratched from Sunday's lineup after injuring his hand during batting practice, is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Padres.
X-rays were negative on Cowgill's hand, but Matt Joyce will play left for Los Angeles and hit sixth in the lineup. Carlos Perez draws the start behind the plate for the Angels and will hit seventh.
The Angels (-140) are big favorites per VegasInsider.com.
Collin Cowgill a late scratch from Angels' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) Angels left fielder Collin Cowgill was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup. He was replaced by Matt Joyce.
Cowgill has been bothered by a sore back and was unable to complete pregame batting practice, per MLB.com.
Also, with a lefthander facing the Angels, second baseman Johnny Giavotella is out of the lineup for just the fourth time this season.
"He's been in the air a lot the last part of this little dry spell," manager Mike Scioscia said to the Orange County Register. "His game is really line drives, hard groundballs, working counts. I don't think there's pressing. I haven't seen his demeanor change or his game change. We're looking to get our offense deeper, and he’s an important guy to lengthen our lineup."
He's replaced by Taylor Featherston.
|2014 summary: The team-wide power outage that plagued the Rays last season extended to Matt Joyce, as the seven-year veteran failed to hit at least 15 home runs for the first time since 2010. After clouting 18 long balls in 2013, Joyce mustered just nine of them in 2014. Despite the relative lack of thump, Joyce's batting average (.254) and run production (52 RBI, 51 runs) were not markedly different than his numbers from the previous two years. Joyce's six-year run in Tampa Bay ended this offseason when he was traded to the Angels for reliever Kevin Jepsen.|
Playing time status: Joyce was in line to be the Angels' designated hitter against right-handed pitchers, but with Josh Hamilton's status up in the air, he's looking like a good bet to play the outfield. He still may sit regularly against left-handed pitchers, though.
2015 outlook: Even when Joyce was hitting for more power, he didn't play enough or produce enough in other areas to be very useful in standard mixed leagues. Now that he is less reliable as a home run producer, his value in deeper mixed leagues is more questionable. He is still a late-round option in those formats and a must-own in AL-only leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/30/15||DET||10:05 pm||Shane Greene|
|5/31/15||DET||8:05 pm||David Price|
|6/1/15||TB||10:05 pm||Alex Colome|
|6/2/15||TB||10:05 pm||Chris Archer|
|6/3/15||TB||10:05 pm||Nathan Karns|
|6/5/15||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Nathan Eovaldi|
|6/6/15||@ NYY||7:15 pm||Adam Warren|