Today’s Mike Trout home run came in the first few weeks of 2014, in an early interleague matchup against the Mets in Anaheim. Tyler Skaggs was on the mound for the Angels on April 11, 2014, the opener of a weekend series at home against Dillon Gee.
A pair of singles helped New York to plate a run in the top of the first inning, but in the bottom of the inning Trout took Gee deep into the rock formation to tie things up.
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This was Trout’s third home run of the season. It was just the 10th game of the season. It gave him 65 homers in his career.
That was the very first at-bat for Trout against the Mets, and it set a tone. He also walked in the eighth inning and singled in the 10th, a game the Angels won 6-5 in 11 innings.
Trout in this series was 7-for-15 (.467), doubling on Saturday and homering again on Sunday. He had at least two hits in each game. In his career against the Mets, Trout is 11-for-23 (.478/.567/.957) with three homers, two doubles, six runs, six RBI, and six walks in six games.