For better and for worse, Eric Young Jr. will never forget 2017.
The better part has come largely on baseball diamonds, where Young has helped two teams — the Los Angeles Angels and Salt Lake Bees — battle for postseason berths. Young and the Bees played the third game of a key series against the host Albuquerque Isotopes on Saturday night.
He went 2-for-5 and drove in the go-ahead run as Salt Lake took a 6-4 victory in front of an announced 11,012 fans at Isotopes Park.
By any measure, the 32-year-old outfielder has put together a good season. For Salt Lake, he went into Saturday night’s game hitting .304 with eight homers, 51 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. For the parent Angels, Young hit .260 with three homers, 11 RBIs and eight steals as an injury replacement for superstar Mike Trout.