Unfortunately, they don’t really have anything outside of that, and that has cost them dearly over the past several seasons.
Both are swinging hot bats right now and are giving the Angels a ton of reasons to be excited.
Again, they don’t have much of a supporting cast, so they haven’t been able to help much, especially at this point in the year.
In fact, over the Angels recent stretch of games, a stretch in which they have gone 3-5, Trout and Ohtani have combined for 11 home runs and 17 RBI.
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They’ve actually hit 11 homers and driven in 17 runs and are 3-5 during the 8 game stretch.
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) September 13, 2022
Red-Hot Stars Not Enough To Carry Angels
This is good for Trout and Ohtani, but it’s quite sad for the Angels.
For even when their two stars, arguably the best two players in all of baseball, are red-hot, they can’t seem to get it going.
At this point it’s probably too late anyway, but it’s a sad fact that the Angels have had to deal with all season long.
After a hot start to the season, the Halos quickly collapsed and fell out of playoff contention.
Since their 14-game losing skid in June and the firing of Joe Maddon, the Angels have yet to find their footing again.
It’s always nice to get contributions from your stars, and it’s great to have arguably the two best players in all of baseball.
But when you don’t have a supporting cast around them, then there’s not much to look forward to.
The season is already a wash for the Angels.
Maybe next year.