The Los Angeles Angels continue to face a relentless series of injuries. In the wake of Mike Trout’s placement on the injured list, two key players, Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon, left Tuesday’s game due to injuries.
During Tuesday’s game, Shohei Ohtani was forced to exit the mound due to a blister problem. He had a challenging inning, giving up back-to-back home runs and was subsequently replaced by a pinch-hitter. The blister may affect his participation in the All-Star Game, but the team is hopeful for his return to pitching after the break.
Anthony Rendon, the Angels’ third baseman, suffered a shin contusion when fouling a ball off his leg. While X-rays showed no fractures, Rendon needed assistance to leave the field. The injury adds to Rendon’s already troubled season, and a potential return to the injured list is being considered.
With the injuries to their three stars (Trout, Ohtani, and Rendon) the Angels face a challenging road ahead. Their mounting injury list, which now includes 14 players, has made their playoff aspirations even more difficult. Overcoming these setbacks will require the remaining healthy players to step up and fill the void left by key contributors.
Overcoming these obstacles will be crucial as they strive to end their playoff drought and compete at a high level despite the adversity they face.