During tonight's Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros game, Angels superstar Mike Trout launched a clutch two-run home run to give the team a 2-0 lead. It was his 33rd home run of the season and his fifth straight game featuring a home run.
"Mike Trout homers in his FIFTH straight game!" - MLB
What a clutch home run from the 3-time MVP. Trout has been injured for a considerable amount of games, but when healthy, he shows exactly why he is one of the greatest to ever do it.
Top 5 Managers capable of managing Mike Trout and Los Angeles Angels
The Los Angeles Angels fired manager Joe Maddon earlier this season and will likely look for a new manager next season. Here's a look at five potential candidates.
#5. Mike Shildt
Former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, Mike Shildt, is a definite candidate for the managing job. Shildt has a 252-199 record in four seasons with the Cardinals. He led the team to three straight playoff appearances before being fired at the end of last season. Shildt is currently working for the San Diego Padres organization and has a winning track record. It would be nice to see Shildt land a manager's job somewhere. He is more than deserving of one.
#4. Skip Schumaker
Skip Schumaker is the Cardinals' current bench coach. He previously served in the same role for the San Diego Padres in 2021. Schumaker is unproven as a manager. He is only 42-years-old, and played in the majors for 11 seasons. Schumaker could be a potential candidate for any management openings this off-season.
#3. Phil Nevin
Phil Nevin is the current Angels interim manager and could potentially be a long-term option for the team. The California native was the New York Yankees third base coach before heading out to Los Angeles this season. Nevin also played in the MLB for 12 seasons.
#2. Mark McGwire
Another California native, Mark McGwire, was a long-time hitting coach for both the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals. The former slugging first baseman is from the area and has a proven track record as an exceptional hitting coach.
#1. Ron Washington
Ron Washington is the #1 choice for the Angels managing job. Washington managed the Texas Rangers from 2007 to 2014 and led the Rangers to two World Series appearances. His overall record is a respectable 664-611. He is regarded by many as a player's manager and would be a perfect fit for both Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. Washington is the current third-base coach for the Atlanta Braves.
Overall, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani deserve to be on competitive teams that have the ability to make the playoffs consistently.
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