Mike Trout has reached his breaking point with the Angels this year, as even he can identify when the pitching staff is tipping pitches.
It’s never a good sign when Trout, from the outfield no less, can tell the Angels pitching staff is tipping its pitches to the opponent.
Trout and Shohei Ohtani hit home runs on Tuesday night. Ohtani had a pair of RBIs, and they combined for four hits. Los Angeles still found a way to lose 11-4.
It’s an all-too-familiar theme for Trout in his decade-plus with Anaheim. Trout’s accolades — three MVPs, eight Silver Sluggers, nine All-Star appearances and two All-Star Game MVPs — make it all the more frustrating that the best player in baseball has yet to reach a World Series. In fact, the Angels lack of postseason success is a black eye on the game itself. Trout deserves better, and he knows it.
Mike Trout knew Angels were tipping pitches. It didn’t matter
Angels pitching coach Mike Trout? It’s the only answer after Tuesday night’s debacle. Heck, let’s make him manager, considering the front office fired Joe Maddon midseason.
LAA lost 11-4 to the mediocre Chicago White Sox. The Angels pitching staff — which included five pitchers on Tuesday — gave up 17 hits and 11 runs. It was brutal to watch, let alone play in.
Elvis Peguero was the hurler tipping pitches last night. He gave up four earned runs in less than one inning of action.
Trout and Ohtani are phenomenal talents, but the team as a whole is far too top-heavy. All of their money is invested in those two, or Anthony Rendon, who is too frequently on the injured list. Ohtani could force his way out shortly, as well, which wouldn’t surprise anyone since he prioritizes winning over all else.