We use a random number generator to select each game, and today brings us back to August 29, 2016, the beginning of a midweek series at home against the Reds. Trout in his career is 14-for-36 (.389) with five doubles, three home runs, and five walks in nine games against Cincinnati, and reached base four times in this one.
The Reds plated a pair on a two-run homer by Joey Votto in the top of the first against Matt Shoemaker, but Trout tied things up four pitches into the bottom of the inning against Dan Straily, a two-run shot into the hedges in center field.
This was the 25th home run of the season for Trout, and his 164th career shot. He also doubled and scored in the third.
Against Straily in his career, Trout is 11-for-23 with two home runs, three doubles, and seven RBI, hitting .478/.519/.870. Among pitchers Trout has faced at least 20 times, Straily has the second-highest batting average allowed and the fourth-highest OPS (1.388).
Trout added a walk and a single later, in an Angels’ 9-2 romp.