ANAHEIM -- Jerry Dipoto ultimately felt he'd had enough.
After more than three years of persistent discord with long-time manager Mike Scioscia, Dipoto abruptly resigned as general manager on Wednesday, five days after what sources described as a heated meeting that proved to be the final straw.
ANAHEIM -- Jerry Dipoto insisted that he isn't bitter or upset, even though the circumstances of his resignation on Wednesday seemed to point toward those sentiments.
"I am not leaving a disgruntled employee throwing stones on the way out the door," Dipoto said in a phone conversation late Wednesday night. "I love the group; I really do. And I hope that the guys can continue to make as much progress as I feel we've made in the last three and a half years. This is simply about me believing that I was no longer in a position to be that person."
ANAHEIM -- At a point of significant organizational change, the Angels' players anticipate they'll be able to move forward unchanged.
General manager Jerry Dipoto resigned on Wednesday, following reported tension between him and manager Mike Scioscia. Senior advisor Bill Stoneman was named interim GM for the rest of 2015. But after the Angels' series finale with the Yankees -- a 3-1 loss that snapped a four-game winning streak -- the players in the clubhouse had a common mindset: They can't control the front-office situation, and on their day-to-day level, the change won't trickle down.
ANAHEIM -- Nathan Eovaldi tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings, and Garrett Jones smacked a long solo home run off Matt Shoemaker, helping the Yankees avoid a sweep by the Angels with a 3-1 win Wednesday at Angel Stadium. The Yankees stayed within a half-game of the first-place Orioles in the American League East.
David Adler is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Robichaux extends scoreless streak to 24 2/3 innings
Angels No. 25 prospect strikes out 6 in 7 shutout frames; has not lost since May 5
By Alex M. Smith
With another dominant performance on Wednesday night, Angels No. 25 prospect Austin Robichaux extended his scoreless innings streak to 24 2/3.
The 6-foot-5 right-hander has been very consistent all year -- he has not lost since May 5 -- but his current run is something else. Class A Burlington fell, 1-0, to Kane County on Wednesday, with the game's lone run coming in the ninth -- after Robichaux finished his night.
ANAHEIM -- Four Major League managers -- Ron Roenicke, Mike Redmond, Bud Black and Ryne Sandberg -- already have been replaced this season. The impact on each of the teams involved has been negligible.
The Brewers, Marlins, Padres and Phillies, respectively, are right about where they were when the changes were made.
ANAHEIM -- Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning Tuesday night to lead the Angels to a 2-1 win over the Yankees at Angel Stadium, clinching a series victory over New York prior to Wednesday's finale.
ANAHEIM -- Albert Pujols tied the Angels' record for most home runs in a month with his 13th long ball in June Tuesday night. The home run was the front end of back-to-back jacks by Pujols and Erick Aybar leading off the sixth inning of the Angels' 2-1 victory over the Yankees at Angel Stadium.
ANAHEIM -- The prevailing sentiment in the Angels' clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after a FOXSports.com report detailed friction between the front office and coaching staff, wasn't anger at what took place. It was disappointment in the fact that it was made public.
"Whoever leaked that story, it's really embarrassing," Angels first baseman Albert Pujols said. "We're supposed to be a family here."
ANAHEIM -- The Mickey Mantle comparisons persist and won't be going away any time soon. Mike Trout is the image of No. 7 in pinstripes, chiseled from the neck to the ankles, and he plays like the Yankees legend, crushing baseballs and running them down with blinding speed in center field.
ANAHEIM -- Mike Trout did it all on Monday night, turning in a couple of run-saving, highlight-reel catches and clubbing another home run while leading the Angels to a 4-1 win over the Yankees in Southern California.
ANAHEIM -- The challenge came from bench coach Dino Ebel in the early stages of Spring Training. He told the Angels' outfielders to get used to playing shallow, because he felt they had the speed to get back on balls and because he wanted to continually take away the bloop singles. Ebel was talking to every outfielder on the 40-man roster, but really, he was talking to Mike Trout.
ANAHEIM -- If Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is chosen for the All-Star Game, a growing possibility given his scorching hot month of June, he'd like to take part in the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders.
The Angels' superstar center fielder maintained his standing as the leading vote-getter among AL outfielders when the last ballot update was unveiled Monday, six days before All-Star Game starters are announced. Trout had 11,461,212 votes, more than a million more than Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain and nearly three million more than Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, who remains in third place.
ANAHEIM -- With the Mariners on the verge of getting out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th inning on Sunday, reliever Tom Wilhelmsen threw a wild pitch that let Kole Calhoun race home with the winning run, giving the Angels a 3-2 walk-off win in the rubber game at Angel Stadium.
ANAHEIM -- Huston Street is a closer. With the Angels ahead of the Mariners, 4-2, in the ninth inning Saturday, he finished the game. Carson Smith is a closer; with the Mariners ahead of the Angels, 3-1, in the ninth inning on Friday, he had already pitched.
The Mariners used Smith in the eighth because it was the highest-leverage situation -- Mike Trout and Albert Pujols were due up. The Angels used Street for the final outs, because that's his job. Street likes it that way -- if his team tried implementing a season-long, leverage-based philosophy, he'd be gone.
ANAHEIM -- The Angels optioned third baseman Kyle Kubitza to Triple-A Salt Lake following Sunday's 3-2 win against the Mariners at Angel Stadium, with a corresponding move to come prior to Monday's series opener against the Yankees.
ANAHEIM -- The timing of Matt Shoemaker's delivery was back in sync on Friday night, his work in the extra two days he had before his start paying off. The Angels' still-middling offense just couldn't back him up.
ANAHEIM -- Taijuan Walker pitched seven innings of one-run ball and the Mariners' scuffling offense did just enough against the Angels' Matt Shoemaker to capture a 3-1 win at Angel Stadium on Friday night.