Welcome back to the Mike Trout home run daily, where we remember every Trout home run in his career, one game at a time. Today’s random number generator looks back to 2015.
Trout walked in the first inning against Jesse Chavez, then singled in the third and sixth, scoring on the latter hit thanks to a three-run shot by Kole Calhoun. Down a run in the eighth inning, now against Evan Scribner, Trout led off the inning by blasting a pitch over the hedges in center field to tie the score. Scroll to 3:51 of this video to see it:
Two batters later, Calhoun homered again, giving the Angels their winning margin, 5-4. There were five home runs hit in the game.
This was Trout’s 18th home run of the season — tied with Nelson Cruz for the American League lead — and 116th of his career. This was a particularly hot stretch for Trout, who hit six home runs in his first 10 games of June. It was his second straight three-hit game, and gave him a six-game hitting streak, during which he was 11-for-25 (.440).