Welcome back to the Mike Trout home run daily, where we review every single home run of the Angels superstar’s career, one game at a time. We use a random number generator to select each game to write about, but today’s contest just happens to be an anniversary. That has to be a good omen for the week.
The Angels jumped on Bartolo Colon early, started off by ... you guessed it — Mike Trout, who homered to dead center.
It was the first of three consecutive home runs, spread evenly around Angel Stadium, with Albert Pujols taking one out to left, and Raul Ibañez hitting a shot to right. The Angels added another run later in the inning in what was to be a long night for Colon and the Mets.
Trout added another single against Colon, who allowed nine runs in his five innings, including four home runs. Trout singled again against Scott Rice in the sixth inning and scored. The Angels won this game, 14-2.
This was the fourth home run of the season for Trout, all to that point hit in the first inning. It was the 66th of his career, and his third against Colon, against whom he is 11-for-20 (.550) with three home runs.