Calhoun went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and an additional run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cubs. Calhoun poked a pair of singles in his first two trips to the plate Tuesday, coming around to score his second time on base thanks to a Mike Trout homer. In his third at-bat, Calhoun took Rowan Wick deep to center field for his first Cactus League homer. The outfielder doubled his hit total this spring with Tuesday's three-hit effort; he's now 6-for-15 (.400) with a trio of extra-base hits through six games.
Calhoun is not in the lineup Wednesday against the A's. Calhoun has started all but one game for the Angels in September, slashing just .107/.261/.214 with two homers and six RBI over that 15-game stretch. He'll sit Wednesday in favor of Jabari Blash, who is starting in right field and hitting seventh.
Calhoun went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Mariners. Calhoun's seventh-inning homer ended an 0-for-22 slump at the plate. The 30-year-old's seemingly endless second-half hot streak has finally come to a halt. Calhoun can still provide fantasy value even if he settles somewhere between his polar-opposite halves while batting leadoff for the Halos.
Calhoun is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Calhoun sits after starting 40 straight games. He hit a solid .284/.374/.535 with nine homers over that stretch. Michael Hermosillo will get the start in right field in his absence.
Calhoun went 3-for-4 with a double, stolen base and a run Monday in the Angels' 10-7 triumph over the Rockies. Perhaps no everyday player has provided as extreme first- and second-half splits this season as Calhoun, who had likely hit the waiver wire in most fantasy formats after rolling into the All-Star break with a .187 average and only 15 extra-base hits through 75 contests. Calhoun's handy glovework in the outfield -- along with a lack of appealing alternatives -- prompted the Angels to give him a long leash in his full-time role, and he has rewarded the team's patience with a huge post-break performance. Through 34 second-half games, Calhoun has slashed .306/.382/.567 with eight home runs, 28 runs and 25 RBI, allowing him to seize control of the leadoff role.