LA Angels Tyler Skaggs Set to Return Saturday Night
By Taylor Barney
LA Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was last seen on the mound September 9th before being shutdown for three weeks due to a strained flexor in his left forearm. Many thought Skaggs wouldn’t pitch again this season, but now he will.
With the season coming to an end the LA Angels Tyler Skaggs is going to get the chance to start one last game on Saturday night against the Houston Astros. This season has been a big one for Skaggs, albeit a little shaky at times. The biggest take away for Skaggs this season is that he is healthy and ready to pitch again after coming from his Tommy John surgery in 2014. With the Angels in need of consistent starters next season, Skaggs recovery came at the best time.
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So far this year he has put up a 4.13 ERA and a WHIP of 1.438 in just 48 innings pitched. His numbers aren’t the greatest but the sample size is also small. For someone who didn’t pitch in a game for almost two years and then returned to a team that seemed to be D.O.A, Skaggs numbers are perfectly fine.
He has had some starts that have shown great promise as well. This year out of his nine starts, three of them Skaggs didn’t allow a run. Those three were in his first two games back from his surgery, and then in his last start before his injury.
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This season was never set to be an amazing triumphant return for Tyler Skaggs. He rejoined the team in late July when the season was already half way through. This was also a time when the realizations that the Angels wouldn’t make the playoffs started to hit as well. I’d say this season for Skaggs was merely for him to try to get comfortable. To have him prove he was ready to pitch again at a major league level. He has done just that and more this season.
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Saturday’s upcoming start for Skaggs seems to be no different. Skaggs isn’t going to come in and save a dying team or be able to boost his stats much. It is merely a chance for him to be able to feel good on the mound one last time this season. This start will hopefully help Skaggs get in a mindset that will send his season away on a positive note instead of a negative one.