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Week 21 Halo Recap: the good, the bad, the meh (Mixed bag)

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The Angles had a pretty good week but bad luck with a few injuries

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What the hell kind of week was that?  The Angels won 5 out of 6, sweeping the Reds and taking 2 from the Mariners, but lost Matt Shoemaker (probably for the season), thanks to a line drive to head - and it was confirmed that Cam Bedrosian is done for the season due to a blot clot that will require surgery.  On top of all that, Yunel Escobar took a pitch direct to the top of his hand on his second day back from the DL and is considered day to day for now.  Winning is good, but player injuries just plain suck. At least those injuries didn't come with a season playoff spot on the line.

We also saw the first few September callups, so these reports may start to get a bit longer.

Transactions:

None.  Unless you count AAA player Quintin Berry being released.

DATE PLAYER POS. TRANSACTION

9/4 Daniel Wright P Acquired Off Waivers From from Reds, Cincinnati

9/3 Alex Meyer P Called Up from Minors

9/3 Shane Robinson CF Sent to Minors, For Rehabilitation

9/3 Ji-Man Choi 1B Called Up from Minors

9/3 Ashur Tolliver P Acquired Off Waivers From from Orioles, Baltimore

9/2 Andrew Bailey P Purchased From Minors

9/2 Cody Ege P Called Up from Minors

9/2 Yunel Escobar 3B Removed from 7-Day DL, (Concussion)

9/2 Juan Graterol C Called Up from Minors

8/29 Rafael Ortega LF Called Up from Minors

8/29 A.J. Achter P Sent to Minors

THE GOOD



Don't look now, but Mike Trout is doing amazing stuff again (still). He hit .556 with a .652 OBP, a triple, and 3 homeruns.  His OPS was a staggering 1.986 and is now 1.016 this year.

Jefry Marte had himself a week with a .471 AVG and 2 homeruns.

Nice job "kid"!  Juan Graterol finally got his first big league at bat, and he proceed to hit a big league RBI double with it.  He also scored his first big league run.

Albert Pujols socked 4 more homeruns and hit .429.

CJ Cron also hit 4 homeruns and led the team with 8 RBIs while putting up a .400 AVG.

Defensive wizard Andrelton Simmons was pretty good with the bat this week as well.  He hit .348 with a .400 OBP.

Kole Calhoun joined the HR party with 3 of his own and a .333 OBP.

Jose Alvarez, Andrew Bailey, Mike Morin, and Jose Valdez all combined for 10.1 inning, 0 ER, 9Ks, and only 5 hits.

Ricky Nolasco pulled one out from somewhere, because he threw a complete game shutout.  The last time he threw a complete game was 2 years ago, and his last shutout was 4 years prior.

Matt Shoemaker WAS having a great week until the second inning on Sunday.  He pitched 8.1 innings, striking out 9 and allowed only 2 runs.

Jered Weaver had a .308 BAA, but his start qualified as quality, giving up only 2 runs over 6.1 IP.

With 8 hits and a walk through 6 innings, it wasn't exactly pretty, but it did count do a quality start and a win.  Tyler Skaggs also struck out 7.

THE MEH

Kaleb Cowart hit .235 over the past week.  Hoping to see some more output from this kid!

The homerun that Deolis Guerra gave up didn't matter much, but he did give one up.  He also had a .364 BAA.

JC Ramirez also gave up a homerun, but still registered a hold.

Recent Marlins castoff Cody Ege pretty much has the same deal as Ramirez this week and also notched a hold while giving up a homerun.

THE BAD

Yunel Escobar was just 1 for 3 post return for the DL before going out again with another injury.  Ugh.

Nick Buss, Carlos Perez, and Gregorio Petit were all just 1 for 5 each, hitting .200 with 1 total RBI among their 15 AB.

Jett Bandy was pretty terrible with a .188 AVG

Cliff Pennington has been horrible and making a lot of people wonder why Johnny G is gone.  Pennington batted only .083 over the past week.

Rafael Ortega got called back up and did absolutely nothing in 12 plate appearances, aside from striking out twice.

Matt Shoemaker line drive to the head.  It does get much more bad than that.  Hope you heal fast Shoey!!

Jhoulys Chacin had himself a bad time and gave up 5 runs through just 4 innings.

Brett Oberholtzer had a start he'd like to forget, giving up 5 runs in only 1 inning of work.