LA Angels: David Fletcher goes for a ‘triple-double,’ extends hitting streak
By Evan Desai
David Fletcher has been tremendous for the LA Angels.
That being said, nobody would have expected him to be compared to Russell Westbrook of the NBA’s Washington Wizards.
He was, however, in the postgame show on Bally Sports by Angels’ color commentator Mark Gubicza. Gubicza called his outing on Saturday night a “triple-double.” That’s exactly what it was.
David Fletcher had three hits, all doubles, for the LA Angels vs. the Seattle Mariners.
David Fletcher smoked three doubles, and drove in five LA Angels’ runs on Saturday. He’s been sensational for the Angels recently, and has become one of the best second basemen in the American League.
It’s not even just the offense that makes Fletcher so successful, but he’s also a plus defender who can play all of second base, shortstop, and third base.
In a night where Jared Walsh and Shohei Ohtani went a combined 0 for 10 with six strikeouts, seeing Fletcher put the Halos on his back and put together a 9-4 win was huge.
Joe Maddon loves what he’s seeing from Fletch, and admits that this is only the beginning.
That first double already made history for Fletcher. He’s now extended his hitting streak to 26 games.
Fletcher has hit so well this year, regardless of where he’s been in the lineup. When Upton got hurt, Maddon’s turned to Fletcher many times to hit in the leadoff spot.
Fletcher has risen to the challenge and conquered it.
He’s had 13 multi-hit games out of the 26, and has shown no signs of stopping. Fletcher has quietly been one of the best stories in the MLB this season.