Trout has played in all of the
"Even as good as Mike is, hitting is at times cyclical," Scioscia said. "He hasn't had as many hits fall in as he had earlier. I've got to believe he's going to be all right."
And then Scioscia paused, as if someone might believe the manager had even the slightest of doubts.
"I'm saying that tongue in cheek," Scioscia said.
Scioscia said he does not see the slump wearing on Trout.
"I think Mike is very confident in what he can do. I think Mike is very comfortable in what he can do, " Scioscia said. "I don't think there's a level of frustration that would warrant a mental day off."
If Trout were going to get a day off, Monday would have been the day. The Angels play in Philadelphia Tuesday and Wednesday, and thousands of people are busing to the games from his nearby hometown of Millville, N.J. If Trout did not play in Philadelphia, Scioscia joked that he would have to answer to Trout's parents.
Trout will hold a news conference Tuesday to accommodate the heavy media demand.
Scioscia confirmed the Angels would call up right-hander
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