Originally written on Angelswin  |  Last updated 6/22/12
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    vs.    Has the offense improved since Mickey Hatcher's departure on May 15th? The obvious answer is yes, the offense has improved! Is that entirely because of Jim Eppard..no, not entirely. The improvement can be attributed to (in no specific order) the arrival of Mike Trout, the injury to Vernon Wells, the dismissal of Bobby Abreu the breakout of Mark Trumbo and the resurgence of Albert Pujols. Needless to say there have been a lot of different factors. Eppard obviously has a different hitting philosophy then Hatcher though and that should not be overlooked. The Halos may still hack at garbage pitching from time to time but there is a noticeable improvement in their approach at the plate. The Halos have improved offensively, but just how much? Let's take a look at a few areas of improvement: Walks: Under Hatcher, the team had 88 walks in 37 games which averaged out to 2.37 walks per games. Under Eppard, the team tallied 105 walks in only 33 games which aver...
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