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2018 Schedule
38-35, 3rd in AL West
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8hTravis Sawchik

Players carrying their teams in 2018

They're not all superstars, but these 10 players are doing more to put their teams over the top and keep them in contention.


Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels have lost 7 of their last 8 and have gone from 3 1/2 to 10 1/2 back in the AL West during that stretch. Mike Trout says his team can't think about that. "If you do that, it's going to snowball, and it's just going to get worse."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Over his last seven games, Mike Trout has reached base via a walk or a hit in 24 of his 33 plate appearances. The Angels, who lost 7-4 to the D-backs tonight, are 1-6 in that stretch.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Upton's face when Jarrod Dyson robbed him of a game-tying grand slam.

Trout can't bring home run back (0:36)
Trout racking up the milestones (0:53)
Upton stunned after Dyson robs him of grand slam (0:37)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kole Calhoun in May versus Kole Calhoun in June. Crouched stance, lower hands. When you're reaching base less than 20 percent of the time, you have to change it up,

Upton, Pujols go back-to-back in fourth (0:48)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Albert Pujols, who went back-to-back with Justin Upton, is on pace for 90 RBIs, which would mean he finishes the season with 2,008. He can join Hank Aaron and Alex Rodriguez as the only players with 600 HRs, 3,000 H and 2,000 RBIs.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout just got caught stealing for the first time all year. He's 13-for-14, on pace for 29. There were thoughts early in his career that he would steadily give up speed for power as he aged, but that has not been the case. He still has a healthy amount of both.

Goldschmidt smashes 15th dinger of the year (0:32)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels have so many players on the DL (13) that they added an extra, stand-alone locker stall near the entrance of their clubhouse. But Kole Calhoun, their starting right fielder, returned today. He was batting only 145/195/179 when he suffered an oblique strain 16 days ago, which he said happened because he was "swinging out of my mind." He thinks going on the DL helped him reset and get in the right frame of mind.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels are open-minded about the path Shohei Ohtani's rehab will ultimately take (i.e., hitting while recovering as a pitcher). "It's really two different players," Mike Scioscia said. "And one does not necessarily impact the other."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Nothing has really changed with Angels pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtani. Angels are still 2-3 weeks from evaluating him after getting a PRP injection to treat the Grade 2 sprain of his UCL. But Scioscia said the team is "very optimistic about the prognosis." Ohtani is currently taking swings with only his left arm to keep his lower half active.

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20hAlden Gonzalez

Angels 'optimistic' on Ohtani elbow recovery

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Shohei Ohtani's prognosis on an elbow sprain is still weeks away, but added that his two-way star is swinging a bat to keep his lower half active.

Pujols makes Mengden 400th HR victim in regular season (0:21)

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24813th
On Base Percentage.3219th
Slugging Percentage.4228th
Earned Run Average3.8111th
Quality Starts38Tied-10th