C.J. Cron shines in sweep
In the Angels recent sweep of the Texas Rangers, the entire offense seemed be at the party. One of the players who stood out was C.J. Cron, who went 7-for-9 with a home run and seven RBI in the series. The Rangers seem to be Cron’s favorite team to hit against so far this season. In 34-at bats against the Rangers this season, Cron maintains a .529 batting average.
In Saturday’s game, Cron set a career high with six RBI’s and went 3-for-4. In Sunday’s affair, he went 4-for-5 with a double and RBI. After going 8-for-14 in the series, Cron raised his batting average up to .238. “It feels good”, Cron told MLB.com, “Its a nice change of pace that we’re scoring a lot of runs, and that’s kind of what we came here hoping to do.”
Cron so far for most of the season has struggled to find his bat and his swing. His powerful swing has given him much potential as a power hitter. With his struggles, however, Cron has seen himself in and out of the lineup as well as spending time down in Triple A. Manager Mike Scioscia said that he hopes Cron can be that productive hitter the rest of the way down the stretch.