“It’s good company,” Trout said after the game, according to ESPN. “I just hit the ball well and they go out.”
“I go up there ready to strike, and whatever happens, happens,” Trout said. “I’ll come (Tuesday) and do the same thing because it works for me.”
“He just missed one earlier and you could see his swings were good,” Angles interim manager Phil Nevin said, according to ESPN. “You knew if that guy missed down in the zone, he might get one. Sure enough, on the first throw of that at-bat, he threw a fastball into the zone and Trouty got it. It was a big homer, a big point to tie the game and really gave us a lot of life.”
Despite Trout’s brilliance, the Angels lost to the Guardians and continued their dismal season. The LA team now owns a 61-80 record and has only won more games than the Oakland Athletics in the AL West.
Both managers were ejected in the seventh inning after altercations on the touchline. Guardians manager Terry Francona was sent home by the referee crew chief when he protested Andrés Giménez being hit by a pitch. After a delay, Nevin joined his opposite number after complaining about pitcher Ryan Tepera not allowing warm-up throws.
After the chaos, the Guardians prevailed. At the bottom of seventh, Ahmed Rosario hit an RBI double to head into a run before Emmanuel Clase hit a perfect ninth to end the game.
Strong season for trout
Trout’s run of form marks a notable turn of events for the midfielder this season.
After back spasms and complaints of rib pain, Trout eventually received a diagnosis that initially at best looked like it would force him to miss the rest of the season.
But the second-highest-paid player in MLB bounced back quickly and returned on Aug. 19.
Since his return, the three-time American League MVP has been in terrific form, hitting .313/.367/.747 with 11 home runs and 18 RBIs in 21 games.
During his seven-game HR streak, he’s batted .417/.462/1.250 and has 11 RBI.
It marks a great comeback from the slugger whose career seemed in doubt after being diagnosed.
Trout has already surpassed Bobby Bonds’ record of five straight homers for the Angels, and he will join even more prestigious company when he lands another tonight.