‘Ohtani and Trout Playing Deep…’- MLB Pundit ‘Feeling Something Special’ From the LA Angels’ 2022 Season

Published 05/18/2022, 10:55 AM EDT

It has not been even two months since the 2022 regular season kicked off. Yet, it has surprised many baseball fans. Unlike the previous few seasons, the LA Angels, New York Yankees, and New York Mets have emerged as the powerhouse teams.

Talking about the Los Angeles Angels, the Shohei Ohtani starrer franchise has been playing some good baseball this season. Unlike the last few seasons, the Angels are a pure different team in 2022. And there is a reason why they are playing so well. 

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This time, they are not dependent on only Shohei Ohtani, but in the name of Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon, and Noah Syndergaard, the Angels have match-winners in their team. Notably, Mike Trout a large part of the 2021 season because of his injury. But after recovering from his injury, the Angels’ hitter is in fine form in 2022. 

Rich Eisen believes the LA Angels are up to something in 2022

Well, the Angels are playing good baseball. No doubt about that. But the actual test will begin from the mid-season when things start changing for many teams. Consistency is the key to competing with the heavyweights of the league, especially for the Angels. Because in their own division, they have the Houston Astros, one of the most balanced sides in MLB.

Sep 25, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) triples against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

And the Angels are very much dependent on the shoulders of Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout. So their form is the key for the Halos. Talking about the same, MLB pundit Rich Eisen said that Ohtani and Trout will have to play deep in the season. Because they are the two most important players for the Angels.

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“This is what would be good for baseball. Ohtani and Trout playing deep into October with Joe Maddon bringing some of that magic he had in Chicago. Rendon is doing his thing finally,” Eisen said. “And if they get the pitching, I mean Thor is down there. They get the pitching and then you see stuff like this, rookies throwing no-hitters and you start feeling something special.”

Eisen even appreciated the Angels manager Joe Maddon for his leadership. Notably, Madon shares a great relationship with every player. And he is one of the main reasons the Angels have become a topic of debate in MLB.

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What do you think? Do you agree with Eisen about the role of Ohtani and Trout?

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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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