As the Angels, Mike Trout jumped on the road to the game
The Angels of Los Angeles have been playing their best football since 2015. Blessed with the talents of Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, but cursed not to show them in October, Angels have been working hard for years to get enough assistive skills to stop the hump and production. in the playoffs.
In the spring of the park, it looks like he is doing it. Infused with fresh blood and many wonderful offerings, the Angels began 27-17. It was their best part of 44 games of any kind since the summer of 2015, the year following their last appearance.
On the morning of May 25, they were one game behind the Houston Astros in AL West, and are on the verge of hunting for AL wild cards – which this season allow three teams, instead of two, to compete in the selection process. Since then, things have gotten worse. That same night, he lost to the Texas Rangers, and never returned to the winning list.
The Angels’ defeat has now reached 12 games. They lost four more games in the Toronto Blue Jays to close out their home. He lost every game that lasted six days across New York and Philadelphia. He lost the Boston Red Sox Monday night, on his way home.
Red Sox star Michael Wacha twisted a three-point lead to give them their most recent loss and is undoubtedly the best player to help them in the unbeaten season (Jameson Taillon took the game to eight in New York).
Now 27-29, the Angels – with Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani – would miss the playoffs if the season ended today. Their lowest descent is, again, the conquest of the riders.
Mike Trout knows skids
It sounds unfair that Trout’s strongest opponents have a 1: 1 and 0-12 connection. Trout has .409 OPS at the time of the run, the 12th worst in his career since his rocky coffee cup in 2011. He hits .114 (5 for 44), with 17 hits and just three runs.
Under the hood, it looks like he can press a little. He did not lose his eyes to the battlefield, but he was shaken more and more and more and more and more and more and more. Interestingly, pitchers have been feeding him jogging exercises, especially up and down, resembling a hole he had already cleared at his job.
In the midst of it all, he was named the “worst Commissioner in a fun game.” Hard times.
Perhaps, this is the case for the need for climate change. Even with this downfall, Trout is … the sixth best batsman in baseball so far with the park-modified approach.
As usual, he will probably be fine.
Stars are attractive, without stars
All the rest of the Angel’s malaise can be described as ancient problems of raising their ugly heads. A group that often relies heavily on its own past actions also faces a serious problem.
Throughout this season, down the line of Angels (from sixth to ninth in the strike) died last at MLB in a bad performance, as tested by the wRC + modified park.
As has been proven over and over again, chasing a team of stars and washes in baseball is a very bad idea for the simple reason that you can’t send Trout or Shohei Ohtani to a plate with two and two. Most often, it will be Andrew Velazquez or Tyler Wade. They have their qualifications as defenders, but as a starting point for those who have to compete, they are very successful. From their midfielders this year, Angels are pushing the .214 / .269 / .291 line.
Loss has been surprisingly uncommon and at the top of the world return system. First star Taylor Ward was hampered by various knocks and eventually hit IL Sunday with a hamstring problem. The late hand problem turned into an IL stint for Anthony Rendon after the second game in the tournament. Trout is in his hands.
First baseman Jared Walsh is the only daily starter who has been battling the moment he loses, with Ohtani writing the highest line (of 2022) on the run to the start of the run. A burn from Matt Duffy and Max Stassi – which still affects only one homer between them – is not enough to carry a great team.
Then there is the installation, a permanent problem in Orange County.
There is no better time to start getting around, but this is very difficult for the Angels. They are in the middle of 13 games in 13 days against some of the best MLB errors.
Noah Syndergaard and Michael Lorenzen have done what Angels signed them to do. Syndergaard, in particular, missed out on Monday night when his list failed to oust Wacha. The two additions for the offseason game have 3.69 ERAs so far, with low risks but high football prices. It is a rough road, but it is still running well.
But any difficult journey ends soon. Shohei Ohtani hit a roadblock against the Yankees. Patrick Sandoval is in trouble. And every sixth day, he chases Chase Silseth, elected around the 11th less than a year ago who should not have been with the Phillies team before. It says nothing about him (until all the senior officers at 22 provide a good job) and much of the lack of reliable equipment in the Angels organization.
The Angels have used 20 jars in these 12 losses, and not many of them seemed strong enough to convince you to continue in the next 12 games.
Increasing the heft for partners will be a requirement for GM Perry Minasian at the end of the trade. But the team needs help now.
Seven American League teams now have a better chance of making a six-team share, according to FanGraphs. This includes the Red Sox, who jumped on the bandwagon and were able to quickly expand their lead. The Angels have three more games against Boston, followed by a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets. The Seattle Mariners, who are just starting out, appear on the list soon, and their athletic challenges are growing.
The .500 sign was purgatory The angels fled. But this is how the long and difficult weather works. It explodes every part of the group, looking for releases. Now the Angels find themselves under water again, fighting to get back to the surface.