Stat of the Day: Stassi's first career triple

July 25th, 2021

MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Angels this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

July 25: Angels 6, Twins 2 -- Wait over for Stassi
Max Stassi entered the finale against the Twins with 741 career plate appearances in 257 games and had never tripled. But Stassi changed that with an RBI triple in the second off right-hander Bailey Ober, as he hit a deep drive to center that deflected off Jake Cave's glove and allowed him to reach third easily.

July 24: Angels 2, Twins 1 -- Sandoval's new personal bests
Patrick Sandoval fell two outs shy of throwing the 12th no-hitter in Angels history, but he did come away with a couple of new career highs in innings (8 2/3) and strikeouts (13).

July 23: Twins 5, Angels 4 -- Back-to-back days for Mayfield
Third baseman Jack Mayfield had just three homers through his first 69 games in his career -- then he homered on Thursday and again on Friday. His three homers this season have already set a career high, topping the two he hit in 2019 with the Astros.

July 22: Angels 3, Twins 2 -- Heaney logs season-high 7
Angels lefty Andrew Heaney allowed two runs on four hits over a season-high seven innings in the series opener. It was his longest start since also going seven innings on Sept. 3, 2020, against the Padres.

July 20: A's 6, Angels 0 -- Rookie continues to cross off more milestones
Fresh off a three-hit game, rookie top prospect Brandon Marsh continued to check some items off his Major League bucket list, drawing the first walk and stealing the first base of his career.

July 19: Athletics 4, Angels 1 -- Shohei's stingy July
In two starts this month, Shohei Ohtani has allowed two runs across 13 innings (1.38 ERA) with 12 strikeouts to just one walk.

July 18: Mariners 7, Angels 4 -- Fletch's hit streak ends at 26
David Fletcher saw his hit streak come to an end at 26 games after going 0-for-5 against the Mariners. It's the second-longest streak in Angels history, behind only Garret Anderson's 28-game run in 1998. Fletcher had a chance to extend it in the ninth, but he struck out against reliever Paul Sewald.

July 17: Angels 9, Mariners 4 -- Fletch trails only Anderson
Second baseman David Fletcher didn't waste any time extending his hit streak to 26 games on Saturday, as he doubled on the first pitch he saw from Mariners lefty Yusei Kikuchi. It's now the second-longest hit streak in club history behind Garret Anderson's 28-game run in 1998. Fletcher also has seven multihit games over his last eight games, and his 22 hits over that stretch is the most by an Angels player since Tim Salmon had 21 knocks in eight contests in 1994.

July 16: Mariners 6, Angels 5 -- Fletch ties Carew
With a double off Mariners right-hander Chris Flexen in the third inning, Angels second baseman David Fletcher extended his hit streak to 25 games, which is tied for the second-longest streak in club history. Fletcher matched Hall of Famer Rod Carew's 25-game hit streak in 1982 and only trails Garret Anderson's 28-game hit streak in '98.

July 11: Angels 7, Mariners 1 -- Hit streak reaches 24 for Fletcher
David Fletcher kept his hit streak going with a solo shot off Mariners lefty Héctor Santiago in the third inning on Sunday. The streak reached 24 games, which is the longest in the Majors since Wilson Ramos had a 26-game stretch with the Mets in 2019. It's the third-longest in Angels history behind Garret Anderson's 28-game streak in 1998 and Rod Carew's 25-game streak in 1982. But Fletcher will have to wait until after the All-Star break to extend his impressive stretch.

July 10: Mariners 2, Angels 0 -- 23 and counting for Fletch
Angels second baseman David Fletcher extended his hit streak to 23 games with a leadoff single off Mariners right-hander Chris Flexen in the fourth inning. It's tied for the third-longest streak in Angels history behind only Garret Anderson (28) in 1998 and Hall of Famer Rod Carew (25) in 1982.

July 9: Mariners 7, Angels 3 -- Fletcher keeps streaking
Angels second baseman David Fletcher wasted no time extending his hitting streak to 22 games with a leadoff homer off Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales. Fletcher passed the Reds' Nick Castellanos for the longest hitting streak in the Majors this year, and the streak is tied for the fifth-longest in Angels history. The homer was also Fletcher's fifth career leadoff blast and his first since Sept. 21, 2019.

July 7: Angels 5, Red Sox 4 -- Fletcher extends hit streak
Angels second baseman David Fletcher extended his hit streak to a career-best 21 games with a leadoff single off Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez on Wednesday. It's tied for the longest hitting streak in the Majors this year with Cincinnati's Nick Castellanos and the longest by an Angels player since Garret Anderson's 23-game streak in 2008.

July 6: Angels 5, Red Sox 3 -- Fletch, unstoppable machine
Second baseman David Fletcher not only extended his hit streak to 20 games on Tuesday against the Red Sox, but he also went 4-for-4 at the plate. It was the second four-hit game of Fletcher's career -- he also had four hits against the A's on June 14 -- and his hit streak is the longest by an Angels player since Kendrys Morales also had a 20-game hitting streak in 2009.

July 5: Red Sox 5, Angels 4 -- Fletcher extends hit streak
With a single in the third inning, Angels second baseman David Fletcher extended his hit streak to 19 games. It's the longest streak in the American League this year, and the longest by an Angels player since Kendrys Morales' 20-game run in 2009.

July 4: Angels 6, Orioles 5 -- Ohtani, Matsui all knotted up
Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani connected on his 31st homer of the year, moving him into a tie with Hideki Matsui for the most homers in a season by a Japanese-born player. Ohtani, though, accomplished the feat in his 78th game, while Matsui needed 162 games in 2004.

July 3: Angels 4, Orioles 1 -- Fletcher's hit streak
With a leadoff single in the first inning, second baseman David Fletcher expended his hit streak to 17 games. It's tied with Houston's Jose Altuve (May 5-23) for the longest streak in the American League this year.

July 2: Angels 8, Orioles 7 -- Ohtani makes HR history
Shohei Ohtani is warming up for the 2021 Home Run Derby. Ohtani crushed two home runs against the Orioles to put him at the 30-homer mark ahead of the All-Star break. His 30 home runs and 12 stolen bases made him the first American League player to record a 30-10 feat in his team's first 81 games of the season.