Welcome to the Mike Trout home run daily, where we relive every Mike Trout home run, one game at a time. Today’s random number generator brings us to a milestone of sorts for Trout.
Most HR, Angels history
The date was April 25, 2017, with the Angels hosting the A’s. Trout’s home run in the 10th inning not only tied the game, but it moved him into fifth all-time in franchise history, with 174 home runs, passing Vladimir Guerrero.
It took Trout 833 games and 3,651 plate appearances to reach 174 home runs, nearly identical to Guerrero’s 846 games and 3,606 PA in his Angels career, with 173 home runs.
The game itself was scoreless through nine innings, but Oakland finally scored in the top of the 10th on a home run by Josh Phegley.
Trout led off the bottom of the 10th with a homer against Santiago Casilla, tucked inside the right field foul pole. It was Trout’s sixth home run of the season, and was later recognized as one of Trout’s top plays of 2017 (scroll to 2:23 in the video):
With a runner on second and two outs in the 11th, with Trout on deck, Kole Calhoun delivered a walk-off single for the Angels.