No. 2 discouraging sign for the LA Angels from the Houston Astros series: The offense didn’t produce
I’ll take the five runs in Game 1, but other than that the LA Angels didn’t get it done on offense.
They scored five total runs in the last two games. They won Game 2, but followed it up with a dud in Game 3.
They had 13 hits in the last two games of the series, and hit just one home run in each game of those two. They had four total extra-base hits in Games 2 and 3.
The offense hasn’t been bad all year, but it hasn’t been without its faults. This team is inconsistent on offense, and has really been missing Mike Trout.
Ever since Justin Upton got injured, he hasn’t been anywhere near the same, and now isn’t even playing due to that injury. They miss his bat too, as well as the $35 million man in Anthony Rendon.
Rendon didn’t even perform when he was out there, however. There have been so many injuries constantly going on with this team, and it’s clear that they are having a tough time overcoming them.
It looks like this will go down as a lost season, and largely because of the constant lineup turnover we’ve had due to the health of our players.