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For most of the season's first four months, outfielder Mark Trumbo was the Angels' most consistent
offensive producer. But the young slugger has slipped into a deep slump recently. With an 0-for-4 in Friday's 6-5 win over the Mariners, Trumbo has just six hits in his past 43 at-bats
and is batting .200 (16-for-80) over 21 games since July 18. The slump has dragged Trumbo's batting average for the season from .311 down to .288. But Trumbo says he
considers batting average of only secondary importance. His job is to drive the ball and drive in runs --
he has done neither of those as well recently. He has just three extra-base hits (all home runs) and eight
RBI in his past 21 games. His slugging percentage has gone from .634 and first in the American League on
July 17 down to .568 (fifth). "I normally go through these stretches where I just lose the feel for the barrel for a time," Trumbo
said. "There hasn't been a season where I h...
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He did it in Baltimore against J.J. Hardy. He did it in Chicago on a ball off the bat of Gordon Beckham. Last night Miguel Olivo became the latest victim to have a would-be home run brought back into the ballpark by the human highlight reel that is Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike [...]
ANAHEIM, Calif. He's been through these moments so many times already that it just seems like routine stuff to Mike Trout. But it's not.
He hits home runs, steals bases, makes jaw-dropping catches and then smiles and shrugs his shoulders when he tries to describe them.
His answers to questions are pretty much always the same: He's just trying to drive the ball up...
The legend of Mike Trout continues to grow, as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim center fielder made another amazing catch on Saturday night.
Trout robbed Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo in the top of the eighth inning, jumping high over the centerfield wall to make a highlight reel play.
Trout, the 25th player taken in the 2009 amateur draft, leads the American League with...
Mike Trout seems to steal the show even when the Los Angeles Angels lose.
The rookie center fielder robbed Miguel Olivo of a two-run homer in the eighth inning Saturday night, but all that did was prevent the Seattle Mariners from increasing an early six-run lead they built against Dan Haren. Vernon Wells hit a two-run homer in the bottom half and Kendrys Morales added a solo shot...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been known for his offense this season.
Mike Trout (Getty Images)
He is the leading candidate for the American League Rookie of the Year. And his name is in the mix to be named the American League MVP. Should he get both, it would be the first time since 2001...
In Major League Baseball, the debate of which young phenom will have the better career is all the rage. These phenoms, of course, are Mike Trout of the Angels and Bryce Harper of the Nationals. Trout, who just turned 21, is the unanimous AL Rookie of the Year and perhaps MVP. He has almost single handedly turned around a struggling Angels team and continues to impress in every game...
It’s no secret that newly-acquired Angels’ pitcher Zack Greinke throws pretty hard. If you’re looking for first hand evidence of the power behind Greinke’s fastball, just ask umpire Bill Miller. Miller called Wednesday’s game between the Angels and A’s from behind the plate.
In the first inning, Greinke and Angels’ catcher Chris Iannetta got crossed up on signals...
I know that I'm supposed to be an objective reporter of the games I cover. I'm supposed to assess the situation rationally and try to take the fanatic aspect of my recaps. SCREW THAT...I'm freaking out over here. What the hell is going on with this team? Can someone please explain how a collection of highly paid ballplayers can deliver such a heaping pile of dung on...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Rookie sensation Mike Trout tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer and a rare two-run sacrifice fly, and pinch-runner Peter Bourjos scored on a wild pitch in the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Kendrys Morales led off the ninth against Josh Kinney (0-2) with his second...
Rookie sensation Mike Trout tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer and a rare two-run sacrifice fly, and pinch-runner Peter Bourjos scored on a wild pitch in the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Kendrys Morales led off the ninth against Josh Kinney (0-2) with his second double of the game...
By any metric this year, young Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is having one heck of a season. He’s leading the world in WAR and the American League in runs, steals, average, OPS+. He’s second or third in all these other categories too: OBP, Slugging, OPS, youngest player, and win probability added and he made the All Star Game.
Well, I’ve made up my own stat...
The Los Angeles Angels might be in trouble if Ervin Santana can't go deep into the game.
With Felix Hernandez set to take the mound, the Seattle Mariners' bullpen might get another night off.
Los Angeles, which hasn't scored in 23 straight innings at home, will try to rebound from a rough road trip when it faces a red-hot Hernandez on Friday night.
With LaTroy Hawkins...
Coming off of a tough, but ultimately successful series against the hard-hitting Los Angeles Angels, the Oakland A's take on another steep challenge in the form of the powerful Chicago White Sox. Can the A's pitchers limit the homer-happy Sox or will they succumb to the hitter-friendly US Cellular Field? Chris Biderman previews the series.