June 27, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) makes a leaping catch of a ball hit by Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (not shown) in the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE
Final Score in Baltimore: Angels 13 ... Orioles 1
After getting seventeen hits last night, the Angels banged out sixteen more Tuesday evening, but all that they will ever talk about from this game is the catch.
Torii Hunter hit his 99th homerun as an Angel in the first inning but all that they will ever talk about from this game is the catch.
Kendrys Morales had 4 RBI on an all singles 3 for 5 night but all that they will ever talk about from this game is the catch.
Mike Trout hit 4 singles in 6 Plate Appearances and scored 3 runs but all that they will ever talk about from this game is the catch. His catch.catch might just forever be known as the catch. THE CATCH.
With one out in the first inning Jered Weaver served one up to J.J. Hardy, who launched a ball over the centerfield wall of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. But it was not a homerun. How can a ball over the centerfield wall not be a homerun? When it lands in the glove of an airborne Mike Trout who brings it back into the yard of Oriole Park at Camden Yards and keeps it the glove until he turns around and watches the replay of THE CATCH on the jumbotron at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Orioles broadcaster Jim Palmer said it was one of the greatest catches he had ever seen. Jim Palmer was a professional baseball player when Mike Trout's DAD was a toddler.
Weaver ended up giving up a single and a double to tie the game at 1 but settled down after that, courtesy of THE CATCH. The Angels offense then exploded despite Erick Aybar going 0 for 4 and Mark Trumbo going 0 for 5 and stranding 7 men on base in the 5-hole of the lineup.
It will be a pleasant early sunrise visit to immigration and customs in Toronto with the two game mini-sweep of the Orioles in their road trip diary, page two entitled simply THE CATCH.
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