Even though the Los Angeles Angels, one of the American League’s most puzzling teams, aren’t exactly a powerhouse squad by conventional means, they were still able to dismantle the Blue Jays in efficient fashion, taking three of the four games, narrowly losing the fourth this week at Rogers Centre.
Led by starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs and valiantly commanded by ultra-uber-mega-superstar Mike Trout, the Angels managed to improve their record to 38-38 and cruised out of town with a trio of victories. Though the Blue Jays clawed their way to a single win, the Angels were in command for the majority of the series.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from a Kawhi-et four-game series in Toronto:
In yet another surprising stretch, Eric Sogard (7-for-17, 3 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB) remained effective, finishing the finale 3-for-3 with two walks. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (4-for-13, 2 RBI, 4 R) and Cavan Biggio (2-for-11, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 3 R, 2 HR) were excellent, as was Billy McKinney, who launched a walk-off homer Thursday.
On the mound, Clayton Richard (5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 SO) had a decent, albeit unflashy start, while Daniel Hudson (2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 SO, 0 R) was quietly effective in a …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation