Mike Trout continued his offensive surge on opposing pitching on Thursday as the Angels rallied twice from a seven run deficit to defeat Felix Hernandez and the Mariners 10-9. Trout reached base in all five plate appearances and stole a base. Trout went 4-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Trout was hitting .383 over his 12 previous games since returning to the leadoff spot. Many thought Trout would struggle offensively when Angels manager moved him back to left field when Peter Bourjos returned from the disabled list. Since returning to the leadoff spot, Trout has eight extra-base hits and two steals, and he has only struck out six times during that stretch. Trout is a superstar that is going to continue to produce at a high level.
For a franchise that is desperate to for good news, its hard to find more of that good news than the Mets did on Tuesday in Atlanta. In the first game of a doubleheader, Matt Harvey took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and racked up 13 strikeouts. The bullpen was able to hold the lead and Harvey earned the win. If that was not enough to make Mets fans smile, Zack Wheeler followed up Harvey's performance by striking out seven through six scoreless innings in his major league debut as the Mets won again. Wheeler hit 97 on the radar gun most of the night, but it looks even faster to hitters because he hides the ball and it jumps on them. Wheeler is going to need to be more efficient with his pitches moving forward, but there is no doubt that he has the stuff be in the majors right now.