The Los Angeles Angels are fresh off a three-game skid at the hands of the Seattle Mariners. Now, they’ll face the Toronto Blue Jays in hopes to spoil their playoff hopes.
The Los Angeles Angels have 15 games left in the regular season. 15 games until we can break-down potential free agent signings, trades, prospects, and changes in staff. Until then, the Angels are still playing baseball and Mike Trout is still making amazing plays.
Trout ran across the field and dove for a catch like he was playing real life frogger on the 405. Trout is playing hard when the season is at its end. This speaks volumes about his character as an athlete.
Now the Los Angeles Angels will shift focus to the Toronto Blue Jays who are coming to the Big A for a four-game series beginning tonight. Toronto is currently fighting for a spot in the AL Wild Card standings.
Toronto is one game ahead of Detroit for a spot to likely face Baltimore in the postseason. The Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees’, and Houston Astros are all within striking distance of a postseason appearance.
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The Angels played the Blue Jays last month in Toronto and won two of three games. If the Angels can win multiple games versus the Blue Jays, they can help dash the postseason hopes for the Blue Jays.
There will also be a chance for the Los Angeles Angels to exact some revenge on the Houston Astros and dash their potential playoff chances later on this month. Consider it a moral victory, the Astros have tormented the Angels all season long. Nothing would be sweeter than the Astros missing out on the postseason because the Angels finally beat them.
The fact of the matter is the Angels don’t have a lot to playoff for right now. However, pride and development are key for the Angels. As a result, the Angels will kick-off the series against Toronto tonight.
Newly acquired pitcher Daniel Wright will try to earn his first win as a Los Angeles Angel tonight versus J.A.Happ, who’s record is 18-4 and his ERA is 3.33. This is a perfect test for some of the newer prospects trying to earn a spot on next years roster.
The season is almost over. However, there are still reasons to watch the Los Angeles Angels play. For me, cheering them on to beat the Blue Jays and Astros.