It was pretty much the standard story with the Los Angeles Angels last night: Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani homered … but the Angels lost. At 36-41, the Angels are on track to miss the playoffs ONCE AGAIN despite having generational talents on their roster. It’s frustrating for fans who want to see a guy like Mike Trout on the big stage, and I can only imagine how it feels for Trout, himself.
Well, maybe I don’t have to imagine?
In the game, with the Angels already trailing, reliever Elvis Peguero was getting blown up by the White Sox in the 7th inning. While it was happening, the camera caught a visibly frustrated Mike Trout out in center field literally showing how his teammate was tipping his pitches:
Trout is demonstrating what Peguero is doing, seemingly frustrated about how obvious it is and/or about how it isn’t stopping. The White Sox were on him so well, perhaps, because they knew exactly what was coming.
Worse, nobody else seems to have figured it out – or even communicated it to Peguero – until well after the game:
Obviously Mike Trout is a superstar and has been playing baseball for a long time. He’s gonna see stuff that others aren’t going to see. But still, it’s pretty wild that he was able to see this issue so quickly and so clearly, but no one else could spot it.
Well, aside from the White Sox batters, it seems …