The question has cropped up a few times this season with the Angels, in some form or another. It came up again this week with the Seattle Mariners in town.

In its purest form, the question goes like this: Where's the speed?

For a team that features two of the game's fastest players in Mike Trout and Peter Bourjos, plus a fleet-footed shortstop in Erick Aybar and a second baseman (Howie Kendrick) who averages 10 steals a year, it's odd that the Angels were tied for 20th in stolen bases among all teams when play began Tuesday.

Manager Mike Sciocsia acknowledges this. Usually he goes on to compliment opponents for limiting the Angels' running game. This was how the question-and-answer played out Tuesday, before Scioscia insisted the speed was there, even if it doesn't always show up in the stolen-base ledger.

The Angels stole one base Wednesday against the Mariners, but that wasn't integral to their success against the Seattle Mariners. Speed was.

Trout stretched a single to left field into a double to lead off the sixth inning, tagged up and went to third on a low fly ball to right field, then scored on a wild pitch for the Angels' first run. It was one more run than Seattle scored in seven innings against C.J. Wilson, and the Angels beat the Mariners 1-0 before an announced crowd of Angel Stadium.