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LA Angels: 3 predictions for the remainder of the 2021 season

Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Mike Trout, LA Angels
Mike Trout, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

No. 1 LA Angels prediction for the remainder of the 2021 season: They will finish with a winning record

I really can’t predict that the LA Angels will make the playoffs.

I absolutely think that they have a shot if Trout can come back in this next week and a half or so, but I haven’t heard anything other than it’s looking like he won’t be back until the end of the month.

If that ends up happening, I think they go 27-23 from here on out. That’s not bad considering the amount of injuries they’ve dealt with this year, but it’s likely not playoff-worthy.

That would result in an 83-79 season. There are too many good AL teams competing for the two wild card spots in order for the Halos to make the playoffs with that record.

So if Trout doesn’t come back soon, I still see the Angels improving off of last year and having an over .500 record. I don’t, however, see us making enough progress to end up in the postseason if Trout isn’t back soon.

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We have a tough schedule moving forward in a tough division. A lot just hasn’t gone our way this season.

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