The Los Angeles Angels will open the 2023 Major League Baseball season on Thursday, April 7 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim against the Toronto Blue Jays. The game is scheduled to start at 7:07 p.m. PT.
The Angels are coming off a disappointing 2022 season in which they finished with a record of 77-85. They are hoping to rebound in 2023 and make a run at the playoffs.
The Angels have a number of talented players on their roster, including Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, and Anthony Rendon. Trout is one of the best players in baseball, and he is coming off a season in which he hit .270 with 33 home runs and 86 RBIs. Ohtani is a two-way player who is also one of the best players in baseball. He hit .257 with 46 home runs and 100 RBIs in 2022, and he also had a 9-2 record with a 2.38 ERA as a pitcher. Rendon is a three-time All-Star who is coming off a season in which he hit .270 with 41 home runs and 108 RBIs.
The Angels also have a number of young players who are expected to contribute in 2023. Brandon Marsh is a center fielder who hit .261 with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs in 2022. Jo Adell is a right fielder who hit .240 with 16 home runs and 46 RBIs in 2022. Andrew Velazquez is a shortstop who hit .258 with 10 home runs and 40 RBIs in 2022.
The Angels will be facing a tough challenge in the American League West in 2023. The Houston Astros are the defending World Series champions, and they are expected to be one of the best teams in baseball again in 2023. The Seattle Mariners are also expected to be a contender in the AL West.
The Angels will need to stay healthy and play well if they want to make the playoffs in 2023. They have the talent to be a good team, but they will need to put it all together if they want to make a run at the postseason.