July 14, 2017
This is Really All We Know: The Wests
This is Part 2 of the series that began Wednesday, setting up the second half by talking about all 30 teams—but using just one word per game played for each. You can read Part 1 for a more extensive introduction to the concept. Let's jump right in.
Anaheim Angels (47-45)
This team was projected to be a loser even with Mike Trout, but have kept their heads above water despite his wrist injury. Billy Eppler’s eye for an opportunity has netted the team some really athletic players who provide value even when they're not hitting, and some of them have stepped up and hit a bit more than was expected. Whether we can expect that to continue is unclear, but we know that Trout will be back very soon. Their pitching staff is a patchwork, but lately it's a really nice one.