LA Angels’ Slugger Mike Trout Leaves Game With Injury Against Boston Red Sox in Historic 13th Straight Defeat

Published 06/08/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

After a couple of decent months of the 2022 regular season, nothing is going right for the LA Angels. First, they fired their manager Joe Maddon, and now their star player Mike Trout left the ballpark during an ongoing series against the Boston Red Sox.

Not to forget that Mike Trout already missed most of the games in 2020 and 2021 because of injury and coronavirus. And once again, the Angels slugger has injured himself in the 2022 season. If not for the last ten games, Trout was in his best form this season.

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Things have changed drastically at the Angels, In the last couple of days. First, the Angels equaled their worst losing streak in the first game of the ongoing series against the Red Sox, and then they fired their manager. And now, the Angels might be without their marquee player in the next few games.

Mike Trout has a left groin tightness

Even after trying so hard, the Angels could not avoid the 13th consecutive defeat this season. They lost the game (6-5) in a close encounter against the Red Sox. Had Mike Trout completed the game, the result could have been different.

But the three-time AL MVP suffered a left groin tightness while running toward the first base in the third inning. The Angels’ management immediately removed him from the game for the safety of their star hitter. However, Trout might play the third game because he did not look concerned about his injury.

Per MLB.com, Trout said, “it’s just a little sore. Coming out of the box, I didn’t feel it. And then I felt, like, a little cramp. And then I got to second base and [was] just a little achy, and we’re just trying to be smart about it.”

After a very long time, Trout had a good game from the plate. He smashed a two-run home run against the Red Sox and tried to win the game.

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What is next for the Angels?

After the sacking of Joe Maddon, the Angels have lots of ground to cover for the rest of the season. Under the guidance of the interim manager, Phil Nevin, the Angels have a mountain to climb if they wish to catch their division rival, the Houston Astros.

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The form of their two-way star, Shohei Ohtani, has been the most significant factor for the LA Angels. He makes the Angels look good with his two-way brilliance in the ballparks. But it is a pity that he has not played his best game recently.

What do you think is the main reason behind the failure of the Angels this season?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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