Today’s Mike Trout home run daily brings us back to 2015, when Trout snapped the longest power drought of his career.
The Angels hosted the Rangers for the final game of a weekend series in Anaheim on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. As he often does, Trout struck in the first inning, taking Colby Lewis deep to right.
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It was the first home run for Trout since August 7, when he passed Doug DeCinces for ninth place on the Angels franchise home run list.
In between the home runs, Trout went 27 games and 117 plate appearances without a home run, hitting .258/.389/.387 in the interim. The only other homerless streak for Trout to reach even 20 games was in from 2011 into 2012, a 23-game stretch.
This home run against Texas was Trout’s 34th of the season and 132nd of his career.
Trout in his career against Lewis has four home runs in 45 plate appearances, hitting .351/.422/.811, the fourth-highest slugging percentage for Trout against any pitcher he’s faced at least 30 times.