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LA Angels: 3 encouraging signs from San Diego Padres series

Brandon Marsh, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Brandon Marsh, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Phil Gosselin, LA Angels
Phil Gosselin, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Angels may have gotten a bit back on track in their two-game home series vs. the San Diego Padres.

After an embarrassing series loss to the horrible Baltimore Orioles, the Halos split this series against a quality team in the Pads. The Angels are back on at home today against the Yankees, and caught a little bit of momentum as they enter that series after a dominating 10-2 win over Slam Diego on Saturday.

There were a lot of positives to take from the series, and a few that signal big things for the future of this club.

No. 3 encouraging sign for the LA Angels from the San Diego Padres series: Phil Gosselin heats back up in three hole

Phil Gosselin has overall been a solid and important utility player in his first year with the LA Angels this season. He had a rough Baltimore series, though.

He was just 3 of 13 with no extra-base hits and didn’t get on any other times. In this series, he batted in the third slot of the lineup, and hit like it.

He went three for eight and even on Saturday when he only had one hit, he drove in a couple of runs. He scored a run of his own that game as well.

Gosselin is hitting .278, which I’ll take for a player on a Minor League contract who’s also played five different positions in this season.

He proved in this series that he’s got his head on straight, and is ready to take on some good pitching from New York.

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