Angels manager Mike Scioscia already has dropped left fielder Mike Trout to the No. 2 spot in the batting order.
Might it be time for Scioscia to make a similar adjustment with right fielder Josh Hamilton?
The Angels are starting to roll, coming off their first sweep of the season against the Tigers. But on Sunday, the Angels' No. 3 hitter, Albert Pujols, again received multiple intentional walks in front of Hamilton, who is batting .176 with a .570 OPS.
The Rangers issued three such walks to Pujols on April 6. The Tigers did it twice on Sunday - including with none on and two outs in the 12th inning, when Pujols represented the winning run.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland avoided Pujols to go left-left with reliever Phil Coke against Hamilton. Hamilton lined out, falling to 1-for-19 against left-handers this season. His career OPS against lefties is .796, compared to .955 against righties.
The Angels won the game, 4-3, on a walk-off home run by Mark Trumbo in the 13th inning. But i...