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Trout has now homered in three straight games.

MLB: Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels
Smooth.
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Angels 5, Rangers 1

Trout’s slash line: .385/.553/.923

At the beginning of each season, MLB always sees individual spectacular performances. Fans joke about a player hitting .400, another breaking DiMaggio’s 56-game hit streak, and yet another stating with conviction that this is the year Bonds’ HR record falls.

For the first time, it feels sustainable. It’s not blind hope. It’s the general unstoppability of Mike Trout whenever he steps up to the plate.

Following his multi-homer game Friday, Trout walked and reached on a HBP in his first two plate appearances. The Angels squandered many chances, leaving six runners on base in the first three innings. It was very annoying, especially since the Halos loaded the bases in the first inning with no outs. It felt like one of those games.

But Mike Trout changed everything. Mike Trout always changes everything.

Yes, Tyler Skaggs worked 6.1 strong innings of one-run ball, and yes, Albert Pujols added his first home run of the year, but make no mistake: once again, the day belonged to Trout.

Kole Calhoun ran into a wall and had to be removed. I’m sensing a theme.

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