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Angels Week 8: Home runs, milestones & breaking even

Albert Pujols climbed a pair of all-time leaderboards last week, and helped the Angels to a 3-3 week.

Los Angeles Angels v Colorado Rockies Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The Angels split their six games last week, dropping a series to the Rangers in Texas, but winning two of three at Coors Field. The Halos remain at least nominally in the postseason discussion, but a tedious climb awaits over the final two weeks.

Batter of the week

Jared Walsh caught fire with some regular playing time, hitting a home run in four straight games, including a three-run game-winner in the 11th inning on Saturday in Colorado. Walsh hit .409 (9-for-22) and drove in nine runs in six games.

Pitcher of the week

Dylan Bundy struck out a season-best 12 on Thursday in Texas, pitching into the eighth inning. Honorable mention goes to the relief duo of Mike Mayers and Matt Andriese, who combined for seven innings of perfect relief, with 11 strikeouts

Week 8 results

3-3 record
24 runs scored (4.00 per game)
29 runs allowed (4.83 per game)
.414 pythagorean record

Season to date

20-28 record
233 runs scored (4.85 per game)
258 runs allowed (5.38 per game)
.454 pythagorean record (22-26)

AL West standing: 4th place, 10 games back
Current playoff position: t-12th in AL, 3½ games out of a playoff spot

Miscellany

Fifth place, Part 1: On Wednesday in Texas, Albert Pujols hit his 668th career double to tie Craig Biggio, then on Saturday in Colorado, Pujols hit his 669th double, good for sole possession of fifth place on the all-time list.

Fifth place, Part 2: On Sunday at Coors Field, Pujols hit the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning to lift the Angels to a series win. It also tied him with Willie Mays for fifth on the all-time home run list, with 660.

Transactions

Tuesday: Utility man Franklin Barreto was placed on the injured list with left shoulder subluxation, and pitcher Hoby Milner was activated from the IL. Matt Thaiss was recalled to begin his tour of new positions, and pitcher Kyle Keller was optioned.

Saturday: David Fletcher was activated from the injured list after missing 11 games with a left ankle sprain, and pitcher Jose Quijada was optioned.

Game results

Week 8 batting

Player AB R H 2B HR RBI SB BB BA OBP SLG OPS
Player AB R H 2B HR RBI SB BB BA OBP SLG OPS
Walsh 22 6 9 0 4 9 0 0 0.409 0.435 1.045 1.480
Pujols 12 1 4 2 1 3 0 2 0.333 0.429 0.750 1.179
Trout 23 4 7 1 1 1 0 6 0.304 0.448 0.478 0.927
Rendon 19 5 5 1 0 1 0 6 0.263 0.481 0.316 0.797
Upton 13 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0.231 0.333 0.231 0.564
Simmons 26 3 5 2 0 1 1 2 0.192 0.250 0.269 0.519
Stassi 12 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 0.083 0.278 0.083 0.361
Ohtani 12 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333
Fletcher 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.100 0.182 0.100 0.282
Adell 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.048 0.000 0.048
Starters 169 20 37 6 6 18 2 22 0.219 0.323 0.373 0.696
Ward 11 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0.545 0.545 0.636 1.182
Bemboom 8 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.625 0.875
Thaiss 11 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.091 0.286 0.364 0.649
Rengifo 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.083 0.000 0.083
Bench 41 4 9 1 2 2 1 4 0.220 0.289 0.390 0.679
Offense 210 24 46 7 8 20 3 26 0.219 0.317 0.376 0.693

Week 8 pitching

Pitcher G Record IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
Pitcher G Record IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
Bundy 1 1-0 7.3 4 2 2 1 12 2.45 0.682
Barria 1 0-0 5.3 5 2 2 2 2 3.38 1.313
Heaney 2 1-0 12.0 13 8 6 1 12 4.50 1.167
Canning 1 0-0 5.7 7 3 3 1 5 4.76 1.412
Teheran 1 0-1 4.7 6 5 5 1 4 9.64 1.500
Starters 6 2-2 35.0 35 20 18 6 35 4.63 1.171
Mayers 3 0-0 4.0 0 0 0 0 6 0.00 0.000
Andriese 2 0-0, 2 Sv 3.0 0 0 0 0 5 0.00 0.000
Peña 2 0-0 1.3 2 0 0 0 1 0.00 1.500
Robles 2 0-0 2.7 2 1 1 1 2 3.38 1.125
Barnes 2 0-0 2.3 2 1 1 1 6 3.86 1.286
Bedrosian 1 0-0 1.3 2 1 1 0 2 6.75 1.500
Milner 2 0-0 1.3 1 1 1 2 2 6.75 2.250
Buttrey 3 1-1 2.3 2 3 3 3 3 11.57 2.143
Quijada 1 0-0 0.3 1 2 2 1 1 54.00 6.000
Bullpen 18 1-1, 2 Sv 18.7 12 9 9 8 28 4.34 1.071
Totals 24 3-3, 2 Sv 53.7 47 29 27 14 63 4.53 1.137

Previous weekly reviews: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7

The week ahead

Believe it or not, but it’s time for the final homestand of the season for the Angels. After Monday’s off day, the Diamondbacks and Rangers come to town.

Week 9 schedule

Mon, Sep 14 Tue, Sep 15 Wed, Sep 16 Thu, Sep 17 Fri, Sep 18 Sat, Sep 19 Sun, Sep 20
Mon, Sep 14 Tue, Sep 15 Wed, Sep 16 Thu, Sep 17 Fri, Sep 18 Sat, Sep 19 Sun, Sep 20
Off vs. D-backs vs. D-backs vs. D-backs vs. Rangers vs. Rangers vs. Rangers
6:40 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
Teheran v. Bundy v. Canning v. Barria v. Heaney v. Teheran v.
Bumgarner (L) TBD TBD Allard (L) Lynn Cody
FSW/FS1/MLBN* FSW/ESPN FSW/MLBN* FSW FSW FSW/MLBN*