Welcome again to the Mike Trout home run daily, where we review every single home run hit by the Angels star outfielder, one game at a time. We use a random number generator to pick the game, and today brings us to August 24, 2013 in Seattle.
This was a late-season game against two teams well under .500, but Trout against the Mariners is usually a good time. He’s hit .322/.468/.641 against them, with 41 home runs in 155 games. It’s his most home runs against any team.
Erasmo Ramirez started this game for Seattle, and in the top of the first inning with Erick Aybar on first base, Trout struck. Trout took Ramirez over the center field wall at Safeco Field for his 22nd home run of the season, and 57th of his career.
This was the first of three career home runs for Trout against Ramirez, against whom he’s 11-for-27 (.407/.448/.815). Trout has a .400 batting average against only two pitchers with more than the 29 plate appearances he has against Ramirez (Mike Leake, Marco Gonzales). It’s a Mariners-heavy group.