After Tuesday's Angels game against the Rangers (LAA 9, TEX 4), the first game since Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday, outfielder Mike Trout spoke about his teammate in an emotional postgame press conference.
"We lost a teammate, we lost a friend, a brother," Trout told reporters with teammates standing behind him. "We just gotta get through it. Skaggs was an unbelievable person. It was tough playing out there today, like [manager] Brad [Ausmus] said earlier, Skaggs wouldn't have wanted us to take another day off. All these guys in here, I see these guys as more than my family. To lose somebody like him, it's tough. My first at-bat, I get up there, all I do is think about him.... It's bigger than the game. The friendship and love I had for him and his family, it's more than that."