Today’s Mike Trout home run was a milestone shot for him, his 100th career homer, hit on April 17, 2015 against the Astros. And his 101st.
Jered Weaver started for the Angels in the opener of a weekend series on Friday at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Weaver and Roberto Hernandez were both stingy, allowing one hit between them in the first three innings. It was 1-1 in the sixth inning, when Trout took Hernandez deep into the Crawford Boxes in left field for a two-run shot.
At 3-3 in the eighth, Trout broke another tie with yet another home run, this one also into the Crawford Boxes, off Chad Qualls.
Trout was the 18th Angel to hit 100 home runs. At the end of this game, Trout had 101 home runs and 104 stolen bases in his career. At 23 years, 253 days, Trout is the youngest in major league history to reach 100 homers and 100 steals, nearly two months younger than the previous record holder, Alex Rodriguez in 1999.
After this 6-3 win for the Angels, Trout on the young season was hitting .444 (16-for-36) through 10 games, with a .750 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage.