Yep, this is a weekly recap (in case some people forget), and it's also the LAST weekly recap of 2016. Yes I'm also well aware the season is over, but there will be plenty of time to reflect on the good and bad from 2016 as a whole over the next few weeks and months.
It was a great final week for our team to leave us with as they took 5 out of 6 games and finally showed they know how to beat the Astros. We got to see another vintage Weaver win, Daniel Wright getting his first win, and a few gold old fashioned smackdowns with the Angels outscoring their opponents 33 to 13. Seven different Angels pitched combined to throw 29.1 scoreless innings in the final 7 days and there were 5 homeruns and 6 stolen bases. It was one of the best weeks they've had all year, and now we are left longing for 6 months months (5 if you could spring training).
Jered Weaver went out on a high note. He left the game early due to back soreness and missed his scheduled start on Sunday, but in his possibly last game as an Angel he threw five scoreless innings and allowed just 1 hit. The future is uncertain for the Weave but thanks for the memories either way!
Don't make me put Daniel Wright in the good list. Damn it. Too late. Wright actually had a great start to end his year and allowed just one run over 6 innings. His last week was enough to bump him from my upcoming pitching duds of 2016 article.
Not to be outdone by Weaver and Nolasco, Jhoulys Chacin thew 7 shutout inning to wrap up the week and the season.
Jose Alvarez, Andrew Bailey, Cody Ege, and Jose Valdez all held their opponents scoreless out of the pen. They combined to throw 9.1 innings and allowed only 6 hits.
JC Ramirez appeared in 3 games and notched his second career save
Carlos Perez only had 3 at bats, but he warrants a good rating since in those 3 at bats he hit two doubles and drove in two runs. He also had a walk.
Mike Trout fell a homerun shy of joining the 30-30 club again but he did steal 3 more bases (for 30), hit his 100th RBI and had a ridiculous .520 OBP
New papa Kole Calhoun hit .450 in his last week of the season. He also had 5 doubles, a triple, and a home run.
Andrelton Simmons hit .353 with a .421 OBP
It was nice to see Rafael Ortega finish well with a .313 last week and also a .421 OBP. He even stole a base.
Jefry Marte hit 3 double and 3 homeruns last week while driving in a team leading 6 runs. This dude's got some power and he even takes walks from time to time.
Cory Rasmus pitched just one inning and gave up 3 hits and run. Borderline meh but someone had to end up here.
Brett Oberholtzer gave up a 3 run homer against the A's, but fortunately the Angels still won by two. He had a rough stint with the team.
Catching tandem Jett Bandy and Juan Graterol both only hit .167, going a combined 3 for 18 with zero walks.
Cliff Pennington and Gregorio Petit batting a combined 2 for 14 and each hit a mere .143.
Yunel Escobar had a rare off week and managed just a single hit in 13 at bats.
Kaleb Cowart still hasn't really figured out big league pitching and had a measly 0.071 AVG to end the season.
Tyler Skaggs came back for a short appearance after being on the DL. He almost made it two full innings but was struggling with control.
Alex Meyer is also still working on his control and had a pretty mediocre start to end 2016, allowed 2 runs over 4 innings and needing 78 pitches to get that far.
A.J. Achter threw 3 innings and allowed just one run but also walked 3 and gave up 3 hits for a 2.00 WHIP
Deolis Guerra appeared in two games and gave up a run in one of them (it was a home run).
Mike Morin gave up a homerun this week in his 1.1 innings but it wasn't in a game that mattered since the Angels won anyway.
Shane Robinson went 1 for 4. Yippee.
Ji-Man Choi went 1 for 5 but also drew a walk so his OBP was .333