We won’t get to see the Angels play on opening day, but we can at least spend some of the time watching a classic game from Mike Trout. As part of MLB’s “opening day at home” campaign, several games will be shown across various platforms on television and online.
The Trout game in question is from May 26, 2018, when he had his first 5-hit game, against the Yankees in New York. That game will be shown at 9 a.m. PT on MLB’s YouTube channel. There are MLB games scheduled all day on MLB Network, FS1, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, plus a series of Home Run Derby classics on ESPN2.
I suppose you can also pass the time by watching Trout chip a golf ball into a red solo cup over and over again.
The Trout game is the only Angels game on the docket. A win by all 30 MLB teams will be shown on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, and counting the televised games there are 36 games in all to watch on what would have bene opening day. The full list:
In that game against the Yankees, Trout doubled in his first two at-bats against Sonny Gray, then took New York’s starter deep in the fourth inning, giving the Angels the lead for good.
Trout added an RBI double against Tommy Kahnle in the sixth inning, then singled against Chasen Shreve in the seventh. Trout never got the chance to become the fourth Angel with a 6-hit game, left in the hole in the top of the ninth. The Angels romped in the game, an 11-4 win, but went down in order in each of the last two innings.
What Trout did do on that day in The Bronx was tie Angels records for most extra-base hits (four) and most doubles (three). Trout scored three times against the Yankees, his eighth consecutive game scoring at least one run. He’s had two longer streaks in his career, including a franchise-best 15-game run streak in his rookie year of 2012.
It was also his third consecutive game with a home run. Trout added another 5-hit game later in 2018, on Sept. 8 against the White Sox in Chicago.
Trout in his career at Yankee Stadium is hitting .368/.455/.776, with 10 doubles, seven home runs, 16 runs scored, and 16 RBI in 20 games.
How to watch
- What: Angels at Yankees, from May 26, 2018
- When: 9 a.m. PT, Thursday
- Where: MLB’s YouTube channel