We have a recap of this weekend’s three game series against the Texas Rangers, with full coverage from local Angels beats. The ‘On The Field’ category will now be a running post. Unlike the other ‘weekly’ posts, this category will run through each series. In the next series, we will add more original content to recaps. Now, let’s get to it:
Sunday was all Mike Trout, as the reigning MVP hit two more homeruns. One of the them was a grand slam! After what looked like another possible back-and-forth battle, like Saturday’s game, the Halos pulled away slowly. Then, after almost breaking his wrist fielding a pop fly in center field, and almost losing two more players in the same inning, Trout unloaded on the Rangers. Some notes on the game:
- With another offensive outburst, the Angels jumped from 9th to 5th in the AL in runs.
- The Angels now have an OPS+ of 105. 100 is league average. They were just below 100 through early July. In 2014, it was 109.
- Trout set a new career high for home runs in one month, with 11 in July.
Here is full coverage of the game:
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) July 27, 2015
The Angels continued their offensive explosion Saturday night with a six run performance, but it was stopped by a big comeback by the Rangers, as the Halos dropped game two by the score of 7-6. Now for some notes:
- Angels lost 4 in a row for the first time since early June.
- When leading after 7 innings this year, Halos were 43-1. Now, they’re 43-2.
- Kole Calhoun is hitting .323 with 7 HRs and 24 RBI over his last 23 games.
- If Elvis Andrus had made contact with the ball he threw his glove at, Calhoun would’ve been awarded three bases.
And now for full coverage:
Bullpen fails to hold two-run lead as Angels lose to Rangers, 7-6, for third consecutive defeat http://t.co/HUjF3O9Fru
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) July 26, 2015
In a twist of events, Rangers start Colby Lewis turned the tables on the Angels and dominated them for a change. But Josh Hamilton got booed heavily, and Mike Trout homered, but neither was enough as the Halos dropped game one of this three game series. Here is full coverage:
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) July 25, 2015