Trout's HR, Pujols' RBI send Angels to 2-1 win over Oakland

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Yunel Escobar scored when Ryan Dull bobbled Albert Pujols' weak grounder back to the mound in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Monday night for their fifth victory in six games. Mike Trout hit his 29th homer for the Angels, and Jered Weaver pitched five scoreless innings of one-hit ball before leaving with lower-back...
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Box Score: 9/27 - Goodbyes, farewells and hurdles

Welcome to YB's Box Score, what we're reading between the debates, football and our home bar. Happy birthday to Steve Kerr who turns 51 today. Today is the the anniversary of the first game at Nassau Coliseum, which saw the Rangers beat Islanders 6-4. September 27 also marks the 1987 NFL players strike, the Pittsburgh Pirates third NL East title in a row in 1992, and in 2008, Greg...
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Trout goes deep as Angels top A's

Albert Pujols knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth and Mike Trout had two hits, including his 29th home run. Pitcher Jered Weaver retired the first 14 hitters he faced before departing with lower back tightness. Oakland pitcher Sean Manaea allowed one run in seven innings. Stephen Vogt backed him with home run.
Via Angels.com
20 hours ago

Mike Trout is the greatest player at his age of all time

Just because you need more reasons to be thankful you get to watch Mike Trout play live Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Mel Ott, Jimmie Fox, Ted Williams - those are all some great names in the world of baseball and an amazing talent lineup.  Those were also all the top 5 players in WAR by the age of 24 before Mike Trout came around.  This weekend while the Angels were embarrassing the...
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1 day ago

Mike Trout and the Need for Logical Consistency

On Monday night, Ken Rosenthal wrote something of a plea to his fellow BBWAA members; stop looking for reasons to give the MVP award to anyone besides Mike Trout. My fear is that in 20 years people are going to say, “Trout led the majors in combined OPS-plus from 2012 to ’16 and won only one MVP in those five seasons? What the heck were the writers thinking?” Shame on us if...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five MLB hitters who need to be rescued from their teams

As the MLB season draws nearer to the postseason, there are some players stuck in awful situations, players who produce at an elite level yet were dealt some serious misfortune with what teams drafted them.  This can feel like hell for the players and the fans who love watching them play. After all, fans are never selfish; they just want what’s best for the players! So here I...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rendon Is No Mike Trout, But

We can all agree that Mike Trout is probably the best player in baseball, right? And if Mike Trout is the best player in baseball, that means Anthony Rendon is not the best player in baseball, right? OK, so it’s settled. Rendon is good, but he’s no Trout. That being said, let’s have fun! This year, 188 players have batted at least 400 times. Of those, 90 have a walk rate that...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case for Mike Trout for American League MVP

This week, we’re going to run a series of posts laying out the case for the most compelling candidates for the American League’s Most Valuable Player Award. These posts are designed to make an affirmative argument for their subject and are not intended to serve as comprehensive looks at every candidate on their own. The authors tasked with writing these posts may not even believe...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout's place in history is already greater than you think

For all intents and purposes, it has been generally established that Mike Trout is the top player in baseball today. He has hit the perennial MVP candidate zone, due to the fact that he has never played a full season and finished lower than second in the race for the trophy. He has made the American League leaderboard his virtuoso front- and backyard since 2012, leaving his mark...
Via Yardbarker
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout reportedly involved in serious freeway crash

According to CBS LA, Angels’ star Mike Trout was involved in a serious crash on the 55 Freeway Wednesday night. Here’s the report: Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was not injured in a heavy-rescue crash on the 55 Freeway , Wednesday night, the California Highway Patrol said. A young woman was trapped in her car and fire fighters had to use the jaws of life to free...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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