|TORONTO ( ESTRADA )|
LA ANGELS ( HEANEY )
|977||TORONTO||+125||Ov 9,+100||+145||Ov 8.5,+100|
|978||LA ANGELS||-135||Un 9,-120||-155||Un 8.5,-120|
|vs Left-handed Starters||9-19||-10.6||12-12||4.0||0.226||0.294||0.397||0.691||5.0||0.263||0.331||0.420||0.750|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+2.2||5-2||4.3||0.258||0.309||0.467||0.776||5.0||0.254||0.321||0.402||0.723|
|vs Right-handed Starters||34-23||+8.4||26-27||4.7||0.249||0.318||0.416||0.734||3.9||0.233||0.307||0.381||0.688|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.5||6-0||5.7||0.269||0.344||0.461||0.806||5.7||0.252||0.317||0.483||0.800|
|6/11/2018||GAVIGLIO(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||YARBROUGH(L)||4-8||L||-105||8 un||O||8||3||2||9||7||0|
|6/12/2018||GARCIA(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||STANEK(R)||1-4||L||105||8 ov||U||5||6||1||7||5||0|
|6/13/2018||HAPP(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||FONT(R)||0-1||L||-120||7 ev||U||5||8||1||5||10||2|
|6/21/2018||SANCHEZ(R)||@ LA ANGELS||LAMB(L)||5-8||L||125||8.5 ev||O||9||4||0||9||6||0|
|6/22/2018||ESTRADA(R)||@ LA ANGELS||HEANEY(L)|| |
|6/23/2018||STROMAN(R)||@ LA ANGELS||HEANEY(L)|| |
|6/24/2018||GARCIA(L)||@ LA ANGELS||BARRIA(R)|| |
|6/25/2018||HAPP(L)||@ HOUSTON||COLE(R)|| |
|6/26/2018||SANCHEZ(R)||@ HOUSTON||MORTON(R)|| |
|6/27/2018||ESTRADA(R)||@ HOUSTON||KEUCHEL(L)|| |
|6/29/2018|| ||DETROIT|| || |
|6/8/2018||RICHARDS(R)||@ MINNESOTA||LYNN(R)||4-2||W||-120||9 ev||U||7||5||0||7||7||0|
|6/9/2018||SKAGGS(L)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)||2-1||W||105||8.5 ov||U||6||5||0||7||6||0|
|6/10/2018||TROPEANO(R)||@ MINNESOTA||ROMERO(R)||5-7||L||100||9 ov||O||8||10||0||10||7||0|
|6/11/2018||HEANEY(L)||@ SEATTLE||LEBLANC(L)||3-5||L||-110||8 un||P||7||7||0||8||3||1|
|6/12/2018||BARRIA(R)||@ SEATTLE||LEAKE(R)||3-6||L||105||8.5 ev||O||6||8||2||14||6||2|
|6/13/2018||RICHARDS(R)||@ SEATTLE||GONZALES(L)||6-8||L||-120||7.5 ov||O||13||9||1||14||6||1|
|6/15/2018||SKAGGS(L)||@ OAKLAND||BASSITT(R)||8-4||W||-110||8.5 un||O||9||8||1||10||7||2|
|6/16/2018||LAMB(L)||@ OAKLAND||MANAEA(L)||4-6||L||100||9 un||O||6||4||0||6||6||0|
|6/17/2018||HEANEY(L)||@ OAKLAND||MENGDEN(R)||5-6||L||-120||8.5 ov||O||9||8||0||7||6||1|
|6/26/2018||SKAGGS(L)||@ BOSTON||PRICE(L)|| |
|6/27/2018||LAMB(L)||@ BOSTON||PORCELLO(R)|| |
|6/28/2018|| ||@ BOSTON|| || |
|6/29/2018|| ||@ BALTIMORE|| || |
|TORONTO: 2017: 76-86, fourth place.
MANAGER: John Gibbons (sixth season of second stint, 11th overall with Blue Jays).
ADDITIONS: LHP Jaime Garcia, OF Randal Grichuk, OF Curtis Granderson, RHP Seung-hwan Oh, INF Yangervis Solarte, INF Aledmys Diaz, RHP John Axford, RHP Tyler Clippard, INF Danny Espinosa, RHP Taylor Guerrieri, INF Gift Ngoepe, LHP Sam Moll, RHP Sam Gaviglio.
SUBTRACTIONS: OF Jose Bautista, OF Ezequiel Carrera, RHP Dominic Leone, LHP Brett Anderson, INF Darwin Barney, RHP Leonel Campos, OF Darrell Ceciliani, RHP Taylor Cole, INF Ryan Goins, C Raffy Lopez, RHP Tom Koehler, RHP Dominic Leone, C Miguel Montero, INF Rob Refsnyder, OF Michael Saunders, RHP Bo Schultz, RHP Cesar Valdez.
OUTLOOK: The powerful Yankees and reigning division champion Red Sox are considered playoff favorites in the AL East, so the expectation is the Blue Jays will be left to compete for the second wild card. If Donaldson and Smoak help the offense rebound from last season's injury-induced stumble, when Toronto scored an AL-low 693 runs, and the starting pitching stays strong and healthy, the Blue Jays might be able to mount a playoff push. Health concerns remain plentiful, however. Besides Tulowitzki's troublesome heel, Travis will need scheduled downtime to rest his surgically repaired right knee. Stroman was slowed by a sore shoulder in spring training, and Sanchez will be closely monitored after making just eight starts last year because of blister issues.
|LA ANGELS: 2017: 80-82, second place.
MANAGER: Mike Scioscia (19th season).
ADDITIONS: RHP-DH Shohei Ohtani, RHP Jim Johnson, 3B Zack Cozart, 2B Ian Kinsler, C Rene Rivera, OF Chris Young.
SUBTRACTIONS: 3B Yunel Escobar, 1B C.J. Cron, 2B Brandon Phillips, RHP Ricky Nolasco, RHP Jesse Chavez, RHP Yusmeiro Petit.
OUTLOOK: The Angels made several apparently savvy offseason moves and are in position to end the big-budget franchise's eight-year stretch without a playoff victory. They've assembled veterans Upton, Kinsler and Cozart around Trout and Pujols to create a potentially dangerous lineup, and they should be one of baseball's best defensive teams with Gold Glove winners Simmons and Maldonado leading the way. The rotation is fairly deep if not spectacular, and the bullpen has a chance to be good. Yet the most compelling aspect of these Angels is Ohtani, who chose Orange County for his dramatic move stateside as he attempts to become the majors' first significant two-way player in decades. Early returns from spring training aren't promising, but the Angels are committed to investing the playing time and patience required for Ohtani's rare talent to shine.
|Trout rolling as Angels face Blue Jays|
Already the owner of two American League Most Valuable Player awards by age 25, Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout is showing there's always room for improvement.
Trout is having the best offensive month of his major-league career heading into the second game of a four-game series against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
The Angels (40-35) won the series opener 8-5 on Thursday night at Angel Stadium, getting two home runs from Luis Valbuena and another from Kole Calhoun for the second straight game.
Trout went 0-for-2 but drew three walks and scored two runs against the Blue Jays (34-40).
Trout is hitting .433 in June with five home runs and 12 RBIs. His on-base percentage rose to .471 for the season.
Trout's previous best batting average for a month was .392 in July of 2012, his first full season in the majors. He also had 10 home runs and 23 RBIs during that stretch.
A big difference in Trout's game this season has been his walk-to-strikeout ratio. He had 12 walks and 21 strikeouts in July 2012 but has 17 walks and 13 strikeouts so far this month.
"I'm just trying to look for my pitch, and if it's not there, I'm just taking my walks," Trout told reporters earlier this week. "For me, if I try to expand the strike zone, that's when I get in trouble."
Trout has also done well in his career against Toronto's scheduled starter on Friday night, Marco Estrada. Trout is 4-for-10 with two home runs off the right-hander.
Estrada (4-6, 4.66 ERA) will try to stay on a roll after winning his past two starts. He went eight consecutive outings without earning a win before this latest stretch.
His last start may have been his best of the season. He threw 6 2/3 shutout innings in a 2-0 win on Saturday against the visiting Washington Nationals, out-dueling right-hander Max Scherzer, who leads the National League with 10 wins.
Estrada faced the visiting Angels during his winless stretch four weeks ago and surrendered four runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. Toronto went on to lose 8-1.
Estrada is 1-2 in his career against the Angels with a 6.95 ERA, his highest against any AL team.
Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is 4-for-10 in his career against Estrada, and shortstop Andrelton Simmons is 6-for-12.
"For four years now, every single day, when Marco Estrada's time comes around, he gives all he has," Toronto second baseman Devon Travis told Sportsnet after the win against the Nationals last weekend.
Angels starter Andrew Heaney was matched against Estrada in his only career appearance against the Blue Jays and it didn't go well for the left-hander. He gave up eight runs in 3 1/3 innings of the 15-3 loss in Anaheim on Aug. 22, 2015.
Heaney (3-5, 3.64) was in line to win his last outing after allowing three runs and three hits in eight innings against the Oakland A's on Sunday, but the bullpen gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth before Oakland won in the 11th.
|Last Updated: 9/20/2018 8:09:50 PM EST|