The trout slump worsens and the Astros hit 20 to wipe out the Angels

Houston (AP) — Mike Trout saw low sinkers grabbing the outer corners of the strike zone three times on Sunday and ringing again on a weekend full of strikeouts.

Before returning to the bargain, he made a face that looked like he was screaming: Yikes!

The Los Angeles batter gained a total of 20 fans on Sunday as the Angels star struck out nine times in a three-game series, advancing 11-0 and the Houston Astros won a 4-2 sweep.

“Mike Trout is the person he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in the future.” Angels’ interim manager Bill Haselman said, “He’s coming.” I’m sure he’ll get out of it. “

Rookie Jeremy Peña returned home twice and won a two-run drive with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning of Ryan Tepera (1-2).

Trout hit seven times in a row in the first two games. At the finale, after three AL MVPs reached the base in the first at bat with a shortstop pena error, he saw and struck the next two at bats.

The trout jumped out at the last at bat and stretched the skid to 0 at 14.

“This guy is like a wrecking crew when he’s on board,” said Houston manager Dusty Baker.

Despite his second long slump this year, Trout is entering another strong season with 23 home runs and 47 RBIs to hit .272. He was the worst zero in his career before ending the drought on June 6th.

Houston starter Framber Valdez and three reliefs struck out a major league record with nine innings, and Trout was far from the only angel who struggled on the plate. Twelve different angel batters came to the plate and all of them hit at least once.

“The guys are working on it, but it’s really hard to see a lot of people going through it at once,” said Jeremy Reed. .. However, there are many people who are struggling at the same time. “

Valdes hit 13 in his career with 6 innings and 2 runs with 3 hits and 5 steps. Relief pitchers Hector Neris and Rafael Montero each hit a two in a non-scoring inning, while Ryan Pressly (2-2) fanned a three in the ninth inning.

The team has beaten 20 several times, including performances by Max Scherzer, Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood. The Astros’ previous record was 18 in 1964 against Cincinnati.

Houston pitchers instigated 47 in the series against the Angels.

Penha was hit four times. In the ninth inning, José Altuve hit a single with two outs and Penha hit an eleventh home run.

Penha hit Jose Suarez’s fourth home run.

Luis Rengoo hits the Angels with two home runs. Shohei Ohtani scored 3 RBIs.

Altuve released an RBI single in the 5th inning, scoring 2 RBIs.

The team’s catching coach, Haselman, acted as interim manager for the Angels on Sunday, Ray Montgomery acted as interim manager, and Phil Nevin suspended for a brawl with the Mariners last week. Haselman will also manage Tuesday’s game while Montgomery offers a second game of his suspension.

Sunday was the sixth match of Nevin’s 10-game suspension.

Trainers room

Astros: LHP Parkerm Sinsky (elbow discomfort) threw a live batting practice on Sunday. Dusty Baker said he felt good after he threw 24 balls, but it’s not yet decided what the next step will be for him.

Movement of the list

The Angels chose a 2B Michael Stephanic contract from Triple A Salt Lake and designated INF / OF Tyler Wade for the assignment. Stephanic made his major league debut with three strikeouts to 0-3 and was replaced by Andrew Velazquez in the bottom of the sixth inning.


Astros: Jake Odorizzi (3-2, 3.13 ERA) is off the injured list and will start for Houston on Monday as the opener of a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals.

Angels: Los Angeles will be off Monday and Noah Syndergaard (5-6, 3.86) will oppose Sandy Alcantara (8-3, 1.96) in the opening round of the three-game series in Miami.


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