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There is no mistaking Angels top prospect Jo Adell has talent. Sunday in Texas he tracked a towering drive that almost went over the fence. Right when he was squeezing the ball it popped of his glove resulting in a 4 base error. That has been a microcosm of the Angels season so far.
Through week three, the Angels continue to struggle as they are now seven games back of the AL West leader and have the worst record in the American League.
Shohei Ohtani is unlikely to pitch again this season but has continued to be a DH. He is working on getting his batting average up and if Sunday’s game against the Rangers was any indication of what’s to come, he will do just fine. He was 2-for-3 in the final game of the series.
Mike Trout’s return from paternity leave started with a bang. In his first at-bat back, he hit a home run over the center field fence contributing to the 5-3 win against the Mariners. The next game he hit two-runs in the 7-6 loss.
Jo Adell made his debut against the Mariners at the start of the six-game road trip. In the game he had his first major league game but has struggled since but that will take time as he gets used to major league pitching.
The Halos took two of three against the Mariners before getting swept by the Texas Rangers, who are currently second in the AL West.
Even though they got swept, Trout had his fifth birthday homerun in the first game of the series as he turned 29. This homerun leads all active players and ties the record for most before they turn 30.
Unfortunately, this series had only gotten worse. Adell had a major blunder as a ball popped out of his glove and over the fence on a deep shot to right field. The four-base error let Solak score in the fifth inning in Sunday’s game.
This upcoming week is going to be a tough one for the 5-11 Halos as they now face the A’s for the second time this year before getting the Dodgers at home.
The A’s took two of three against the Angels opening weekend and now lead the AL West. That series did see the first tiebreaker situation where the A’s had a grand slam to end opening day. This series will be close as the Halos were only shut out once and were able to keep up despite that grand slam. The A’s took three of four in the opening series.
The Dodgers are currently second in the NL West and have struggled against teams that they shouldn’t have. The Dodgers have won six of their last eight games as they have had something to prove since their opening weekend. The Dodgers have Walker Buehler, Dustin May, and Ross Stripling set to pitch against the Halos.
If the Angels want to win any of their games this week, they need to get their base runners home. They have had multiple opportunities to get runs across but couldn’t. They had bases loaded against the Rangers and struggled to capitalize on it, just like when they have runners in scoring position.
I believe that the Angels will only take one of three in both series as the A’s continue their dominance in the AL West and the Dodgers have better pitching than the Halos.