Series Preview: Angels vs. Diamondbacks (6/18-6/19)
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Angels vs. Diamondbacks: The 411
The Angels head back home after a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics. The Halos look to bounce back after winning one of three games in Oakland. The Angels (38-34) now face off against the National League West leaders, the Arizona Diamondbacks (39-32). This two-game series against the Diamondbacks proves to be the perfect time to bounce back. The Halos bats have been on fire the last two series with Mike Trout hitting four home runs in the span of two days during the Mariners series. With the help of the home crowd, the Angels can find success at home if they continue their hot hitting streak and lock down on defense. Note: All games can be seen on FOX Sports GO.
Tuesday, June 19: RHP Felix Pena (Angels) vs. RHP Matt Koch (Diamondbacks)
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Angels vs. Diamondbacks: The One to Watch
In this series edition of 'The One to Watch' we'll focus on the return and impact of Andrelton Simmons. Simmons returned to the ball park after rolling his ankle ahead of the Rangers series. With a healthy Simmons on the field, the Angels have a chance to stop the Dbacks in Anaheim. With injuries being the achilles heel of the roster, getting Simmons back is a major boost. If Simmons' ankle holds up and continues to make gold glove worhty plays on defense then the Angels have a chance to shine in this series. Another bright spot in the Angels line up is Chris Young. Young's bat is on fire as of late with two home runs in the series against Oakland. Along with an elite athlete in Mike Trout, Simmons and Young have the potential to guide the Angels to victory in this series.