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The Los Angeles Angels continue to display their desperate need for help for both Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout.
If you’re a true sports fan, you always want the best players to be successful, for better or worse. When it comes to MLB, there is no explanation for what is occurring right now with the Los Angeles Angels.
Monday night, Mike Trout homered for the seventh consecutive game, which is only one shy of the all-time Major League Baseball record (Dale Long, Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey Jr. hit home runs in 8 straight). While both Trout and Ohtani have been exceeding their expectations, the rest of the team has been lackluster.
Angels need to surround Trout and Ohtani with talent
Overall, the past eight games, both Trout and Shoehi Ohtani have been dangerous at the plate. As a duo, they’ve hit 11 home runs and have 17 RBIs, but are 3-5 during the past eight game stretch.
What’s more, even with two of the best hitters in the game (and one of the best pitchers in Ohtani), the Angels have still been struggling as a team. They are 61-80 and have been out of playoff contention since basically July.
Consequently, there will be a lot of moves made this offseason. If they want to keep their stars happy they’ll need to start putting better pieces around them.
The team is on the market, and according to the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong (the owner of the LA Times) is looking to place a bid to buy the team.
Hopefully, better-looking box scores are on the horizon for the Angels.