Page’s Weekly LA Angels Predictions: Week Three
Dear LA Angels fans,
Breathe. It is going to be alright. That was a tough week but April is over soon.
Sincerely, Vincent Page as I begin to prematurely panic.
There is no doubt the LA Angels had a rough second week of the season. They started the week off with an amazing five-run comeback against the Texas Rangers. The Angels then went on to lose five straight games. They had big losses, close losses, and heartbreakers. Sunday’s 1-0 loss to the Royals was a tough one, as it led to the Angels being swept for the first time this season.
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However, the season moves on to week three. The Angels sit at 6-7. At one game below .500, they need to stop this losing streak before they bury themselves too deep. They finish their road trip against the Houston Astros in a four-game series before heading home to face the Toronto Blue Jays. Before discussing next week though, we look back at the week two MVP’s for the Angels.
Player of the Week: Mike Trout
It was tough not to give this recognition to Trout in the first week, but he was one of the few bright spots for the Halos offense in week two. He hit .333
with a home run and two doubles. While he did strike out six times, Trout also walked twice and stole two bases. He drove in three runs while boasting a .571 slugging percentage.
In the field, Trout was his usual human highlight reel. In the comeback win against the Texas Rangers, he robbed a Mike Napoli big fly in the tenth inning to maintain the tie which led to an Angels walkoff.
Pitcher of the Week: Bud Norris
Bud Norris was absolutely lights out this week. Norris threw 3.2 innings over two appearances. He allowed only one hit and struck out four batters. He did not walk a single batter.
Norris had his best appearance of the season came when he threw three shutout innings against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Tyler Skaggs was tattooed and put the Angels in a hole. However, Norris was able to restrict the Rangers offense to one hit on three innings of work. He gave the Angels time to wake up and did not allow the deficit to get any larger. He was the most valuable player that night, and has shown signs of being a key contributor out of the bullpen for the Angels this season.