This was the second series in his career Trout faced the Phillies, the team for a long time linked to him as a potential free agent landing spot, at lease before Trout re-upped with the Angels through 2030. It’s understandable since Millville High School in New Jersey is just 42 miles from Citizens Bank Park, where Trout and the Angels played the Phillies for a pair of games in 2014.
Trout was just 2-for-9 in that series in Philadelphia, but made up for it back in Anaheim in 2017. He had two hits and scored twice in the series opener Tuesday, then homered in Wednesday’s win. The Angels were trying for the sweep in this Thursday affair, facing right-hander Jerad Eickhoff.
After Ben Revere singled and stole second to lead off the first inning, Trout put the Angels up 2-0 with a line drive into the rock formation in left center field.
This was Trout’s 21st home run of the season, and his 189th career blast.
Trout later walked and singled in the Angels’ 5-4 win, completing the sweep. Trout in the series was 5-for-10 with two homers, three walks, four runs scored, and four RBI.