12:26 PM EDT, Wed July 18, 2018
Rising Apple 6 hours ago

Mets: Jacob deGrom’s perfect All-Star career ended by Mike Trout HR

Jacob deGrom is no longer perfect in the All-Star Game. The New York Mets ace lost that honor when the best player in baseball hit a home run against him. New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom made his second All-Star appearance fo the National League on Tuesday night in Washington D.C. In relief for starter […] Mets: Jacob deGrom’s perfect All-Star career ended by Mike Trout HR - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Phillies ace Aaron Nola's first All-Star Game appearance features scoreless inning

Making his first career appearance in an all-star game, Phillies righthander Aaron Nola struck out two batters, including Mookie Betts, and got Mike Trout to pop out.
Los Angeles Times 15 hours ago

MLB Commissioner places blame for Mike Trout's lack of national visibility on Trout

Major League Baseball is growing increasingly tense with stories about how it cannot market its best player, the Angels’ Mike Trout. Commissioner Rob Manfred, asked Tuesday about Trout’s reluctance to spend his free time promoting himself and the Angels’ inability to make the playoffs as factors...
SportsDay 16 hours ago
5 Rangers who stood out in the season’s first half, including the biggest 'surprise' and the gamble that paid off

5 Rangers who stood out in the season’s first half, including the biggest 'surprise' and the gamble that paid off

The Rangers may have lost a few more -- OK, 15 more -- than they won in the first half of the season, but here... we're all about equal time.So without more of a long-winded introduction, here are the five best performers of the first half:The bestShin Soo-Choo: It says a lot about the Rangers that a 36-year-old DH leads them in WAR (3.3) at the All-Star break. It also says a lot about Choo's professionalism and dedication to his craft. His 51-game on-base streak is a club record and he ranks ninth in the league in OPS (.911). He is third to Mike Trout (.454) and Mookie Betts (.448), who...
Halos Heaven 16 hours ago
2018 MLB Mike Trout All Star Game Thread

2018 MLB Mike Trout All Star Game Thread

American League Mookie Betts (Red Sox) – RF Jose Altuve (Astros) – 2B Mike Trout (Angels) – CF J.D. Martinez (Red Sox) – DH Jose Ramirez (Indians) – 3B Aaron Judge (Yankees) – LF Manny Machado (Orioles) – SS Jose Abreu (White Sox) – 1B Salvador Perez (Royals) – C National League Javier Baez (Cubs) – 2B Nolan Arenado (Rockies) – 3B Paul Goldschmidt (Diamondbacks) – DH Freddie Freeman (Braves) – 1B Matt Kemp (Dodgers) – LF Bryce Harper (Nationals) – CF Nick Markakis (Braves) – RF Brandon Crawford (Giants) – SS Willson Contreras (Cubs) – C
www.ocregister.com 18 hours ago
Angels’ Mike Trout is a star among All-Stars again, while Ross Stripling’s night ended badly

Angels’ Mike Trout is a star among All-Stars again, while Ross Stripling’s night ended badly

Trout hit his second All-Star Game homer, and he's now had hits in all six of the All-Star Games that he's played. The Dodgers' Stripling took the loss in the AL's 8-6, 10-inning victory.
OC Register Jul 17, 2018
Rob Manfred: The marketing of Angels’ Mike Trout starts with Trout

Rob Manfred: The marketing of Angels’ Mike Trout starts with Trout

MLB commissioner says they would love to help make Trout more of a celebrity, but Trout has consistently said he's not interested.
Press of Atlantic City Jul 17, 2018
Mike Trout’s incredible start elevates him into the class of MLB’s all-time elites

Mike Trout’s incredible start elevates him into the class of MLB’s all-time elites

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Former Angels scouting director Eddie Bane cringed after soliciting help from one of his evaluators in 2009.
www.ocregister.com Jul 16, 2018
Six years later, Matt Kemp and Mike Trout intersect at the All-Star Game again

Six years later, Matt Kemp and Mike Trout intersect at the All-Star Game again

The 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City was Mike Trout's first, and it was Matt Kemp's last ... until now. Kemp revived his career to return after a six-year hiatus, and now Trout is a fixture in the game.

Mike Trout's incredible start elevates him into the class of MLB's all-time elites

Former Angels scouting director Eddie Bane cringed after soliciting help from one of his evaluators in 2009. “Around the time of the draft, I asked our scouts to give some comps on the guys we drafted,” recalled Bane, whose team made New Jersey high school outfielder Mike Trout the 25th pick of...
Halos Heaven Jul 16, 2018
Angels drop final game of the first half and drop the series to the Dodgers

Angels drop final game of the first half and drop the series to the Dodgers

No more Angels baseball until Friday :( If you want to watch Angels baseball, you are going to have to wait until Friday. Unless of course you are watching the All Star Game on Tuesday - then at least you can see Mike Trout. Maybe the time off isn’t so bad. Gives people time to rest, recharge, and get over the fact that the Angels lost a series to the Dodgers as their gift to us going into this break. David Fletcher gave us hope early on by leading off the game with a double off Clayton Kershaw. The bases were juiced for Jefry Marte after Trout and Kinsler walked, however he came up...
Halos Heaven Jul 14, 2018
The Saturday night game that played with your heart

The Saturday night game that played with your heart

The Angels, crazily, inexplicably, pulled out a victory. Angels 5, Dodgers 4 In medias res: Where the Angels were leading 4-3 after the top of the seventh. There was the eighth inning, where Matt Kemp led off the inning with a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and was there when, with two outs, Andrew Toles lifted a fly ball to left field over which Justin Upton and Mike Trout collided. Upton barely made the play. There was the ninth inning, which featured a Chase Utley (happy retirement!) single, and Yasmani Grandal liner that froze Upton until it was over his head, scoring the...
Halos Heaven Jul 14, 2018
Kole Calhoun steps into Mike Trout’s shoes (and Cam Bedrosian reverted to the mean in this tragic 3-2 loss)

Kole Calhoun steps into Mike Trout’s shoes (and Cam Bedrosian reverted to the mean in this tragic 3-2 loss)

Two homers weren’t enough as the Angels fell to the Dodgers Friday night. Dodgers 3, Angels 2 The usual suspects struck again Friday night. It was Justin Upton with RISP (specifically, a man at third and less than two outs), and he failed to cash in. It was Luis Valbuena, laboring through four tortuous AB. When the dust settled, he had struck out thrice and hit a lazy grounder to second. And it was Cam Bedrosian, tantalizingly good over his last 18 innings (1 ER), who decided it was time to issue his fifth blown save of the year in the seventh inning. The game was actually going well...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 12, 2018
Yankees history: The story of Whitey Witt’s unheralded five-hit performance

Yankees history: The story of Whitey Witt’s unheralded five-hit performance

The Yankees outfielder reached base five times, but somehow his team only scored two runs. As good as a single baseball player can be, they still can’t do it on there own. There’s a reason Mike Trout can deservedly win MVP on a fourth-placed team. Whitey Witt was a perfectly average major league baseball player, but he probably felt those 2016 Mike Trout feelings in one particular game in 1922. The Yankees had gotten off to an extremely hot start in 1922, going into an April 29th game against the Red Sox with an 11-3 record. Babe Ruth was in his third season with the team, but missed...
Halos Heaven Jul 10, 2018
Mike Trout makes his 7th straight All Star Game

Mike Trout makes his 7th straight All Star Game

Because of course he did No one is surprised that Mike Trout made the All Star Game. Again. Here are some other facts: This is a record for Angels players Trout has been voted into the starting lineup for the 6th consecutive time He is only the 6th player in history to reach the All Star Game 7th times by age 26. He joins the ranks of Mickey Mantle, Al Kaline, Johnny Bench, Ken Griffey Jr., and Ivan Rodriguez. Those guys all had some pretty decent careers I hear. Thankfully we get to see Trout actually play this year since he sat out in 2017 due to injury. He’s had a pretty good...

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