2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
41-37, 3rd in AL West
Maldonado ties it with bases-clearing double (0:35)
Valbuena flips bat after game-tying HR (0:29)
Bedrosian makes a nice snag on the mound (0:20)
Angels celebrate Christmas in June (0:21)
Pujols, Valbuena combine to give Angels the lead (1:04)

BBTN: Radical Union Ideas, Soto-Harper, Machado's Value

Buster & Karl Ravech discuss radical ideas for the MLBPA, Manny Machado's trade value, Mike Trout & more (:19). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on Bryce Harper & Juan Soto (26:25), Marly Rivera on the Mets and much more (39:09).

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels are celebrating "Christmas In June" this week, which is never not weird.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout is on pace for 22 intentional walks this season. His career high is 15, which led the Majors last year.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout has now drawn two walks in each of his last four games. He has 66 on the year, 11 more than the second-place Bryce Harper.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels had back-to-back first-round picks in the 2009 draft. With the first (24th overall), they took Randal Grichuk, who just put the Blue Jays ahead with a fourth-inning solo homer at Angel Stadium. With the second, they took Mike Trout.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout began this game by walking for the 12th time in 38 plate appearances, but Justin Upton followed with a double, allowing Trout to then score on a wild pitch. Upton is almost solely responsible for ensuring that Trout gets enough pitches to hit.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout, who already has a higher WAR than 74 position-player Hall of Famers, said 1,000 games "definitely came faster than I thought. I feel blessed to be up here," he added. "I take pride in coming to the ballpark. I don't take it for granted, because you never know."

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3dAlden Gonzalez

Trout, nursing 'painful' finger sprain, DHs again

Angels center fielder Mike Trout played in his 1,000th career game Thursday, but he served as the designated hitter again while nursing what he called "a pretty painful" sprained right index finger.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

As if the Angels needed another pitching injury — Tyler Skaggs, who has allowed one earned run in 20 innings this month, has been scratched from his scheduled start with tightness in his right hamstring. John Lamb will start in his place.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout's 1,000th game will come as a DH. He has a strained right index finger, the Angels say, and he will he re-evaluated "in a few days" to see if he can play the field.


BBTN: Fish, Giants Scuffle, Nats' Rizzo, Trout's Future

Before catching up with Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo (24:42), Buster & Jerry Crasnick discuss the dust-up between the Marlins & Giants, Mike Trout's future and more (1:05). Plus, "Hembo Knows" (35:46), the Power 10 rankings (43:05) and more.

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5dJeff Sullivan

Ranking all 30 MLB rotations

Combining performance so far with projections, we break down which groups of starters are elite and which are baseball's weakest.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Scioscia on maximizing Mike Trout's chances to hit with men on base (81 players have more plate appearances with RISP this season): "If we had another Mike to put in front of Mike, we'd be OK." He's used that one before.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24814th
On Base Percentage.32111th
Slugging Percentage.4228th
Earned Run Average3.7911th
Quality Starts39Tied-12th