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Los Angeles Angels Notes: Mike Trout Has Homered In Five Of Last Six Games

Mike Trout hit a three-run home run last night, extending his recent power surge, as Matt Shoemaker got the win last night.

Mike Trout’s season seems to point out he could make an attempt to reach 35-40 home runs when the campaign runs its course. After his displays last year, he earned AL MVP honors in a season that saw him smash 29 home runs for Los Angeles Angels Angels.

This season, he’s already blasted 13 in just 37 games, suggesting he could make an attempt at reaching the 40 home run mark by the end of the campaign.

Trout now boasts a monstrous slash line of .341/.451/.742 after Wednesday’s clash between the Angels and the Chicago White Sox, having scored 28 runs in 45 hits, 10 of which have been doubles and two triples. Such stats are also accompanied by 30 runs batted in and eight stolen bases, adding the 13 homers he has blasted this campaign to his outstanding figures.

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Matt Shoemaker isn’t having a bad season himself, either. The Angels’ pitcher won on Wednesday his second straight game in a contest that had him strike out nine, allow one home run and nine hits, and concede one walk.

Although Shoemaker’s figures could be better, everything looks set for him to improve his ERA sooner rather than later. He’s overall having his best-ever season in the strike out department after Wednesday’s nine over 6 and 1/3 innings. His ERA currently stands at 4.47.

Nevertheless, both Trout and Shoemaker turned out to be key pieces for Los Angeles Angels, as they brushed off any White Sox pressure to keep their firm grip on third place of the American League’s West Division


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