LA Angels: 3 discouraging signs from the Freeway series

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LA Angels, Adam Eaton
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The Freeway Series didn’t go as planned for the LA Angels.

After an exhilarating first game where the Halos won in extra innings, the Dodgers took control of the next two games of their home series.

There were a few signs that showed during the series in particular that don’t necessarily excite. The Freeway Series loss didn’t put the nail in the coffin of the Angels season, however it exposed some glaring issues currently existing with the team.

No. 3 discouraging sign from the Freeway Series for the LA Angels: Adam Eaton still isn’t producing much

When Adam Eaton was traded to the LA Angels, it was a low-risk move. Since then, he really hasn’t been producing.

Eaton started out a little strong with the Angels, but in his last 15 games has been disappointing. He has been 8 for 40 with just two runs driven in during these past 15 contests.

In the Dodgers series, he was 0 for 6 with no walks. It’s nice that he showed some utility, as he played both right field and first base in the last game.

That being said, Eaton simply hasn’t been very good this year for either the White Sox or the Angels, and that continued in the Freeway Series.

He’s hit just one home run since he joined our team in Anaheim, and has driven in just two runs. He’s scored just five runs of his own.

This move still didn’t prove to be some huge risk, but he hasn’t played like the club hoped he would.