A team record for Mike Trout

A team record for Mike Trout


At the Los Angeles Angels, the exploits of Shohei Ohtani have caused a lot of ink to flow, but we must not leave out the other big star of the team, Mike Trout. The outfielder tied a team record on Friday by hitting homers in five consecutive games. 

The accomplished athlete, who was notably voted the League's Most Valuable Player three times American, took a ball out of bounds in the 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. 

It was quite a week for Trout, and with five long runs in five games, he put his name in the franchise record books alongside that of Bobby Bonds, who accomplished the feat in 1977.

“It's pretty cool,” the 31-year-old told MLB.com after the game. Anytime you can tie or break a team record, it's awesome.”

History was writing itself for Trout. Having had little success at the Astros' home lately, he was facing pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., who usually gives him a hard time.

“I can't tell you what's going on because I can't see the ball very well here. I just wanted to hit the plate in time,” he said.

Always do more

With 33 long balls on the clock heading into Saturday's games, Trout leads the Angels in that category on a par with the versatile Ohtani. Despite the prowess of both players, the City of Angels squad is having a tough season.

Trout would like to contribute more to the team's success.

“I'm still working on my synchronism. Some throws I feel like I'm ready and some others I'm a little slow. When my timing is good, I see the ball very well,” explained the recipient of eight Silver Sticks.

For a full season, Trout's 2022 campaign is his least successful at bat, him who has to settle for an average of .277. He could nevertheless reach the 100 hits plateau for the ninth time in his career soon.