Welcome back to the Mike Trout home run daily, where we review all the home runs in Mike Trout’s career, one game at a time. Today’s random number generator takes us back to his last regular season home run of 2014.
Iwakuma has faced Trout 61 times, second only to Felix Hernandez among pitchers. And he’s handled Trout better than nearly everyone, holding him to just .189/.279/.302 with two home runs, the only extra-base hits for Trout against Iwakuma.
Trout was only 4-for-25 (.160) with seven strikeouts against Iwauma before this home run.
This was the 36th and final home run of the regular season for Trout in 2014. He hit .287/.377/.561 with 39 doubles, and led the league in runs scored (115), RBI (111), and total bases (338) to win his first American League MVP award.