Today’s Mike Trout home run came in 2018 in a game featuring a pitching battle between two current members of the Angels starting rotation.
Baltimore scored in the first inning, but Trout tied things up in the bottom of the inning with a solo shot. Albert Pujols homered two batters later to give the Angels the lead. Trout’s home run was well beyond the bullpens in left field.
This was Trout’s 11th home run of the season, and 212th in his career. He’s 5-for-11 (.455) with two home runs and two walks against Bundy.
Trout walked and scored in the fifth inning, then walked again in the sixth. He came out of the game in the eighth inning with the Angels ahead 9-1, and they staved off a late Orioles comeback for a 10-7 win.
Trout scored twice in this game, starting a streak that would see him score at least once in seven straight games. Amazingly, that wasn’t even Trout’s best run-scoring streak that May, thanks to an eight-game run from May 18-26.
His longest career run-scoring streak is 15 games, from July 5-23, 2012. That’s the longest streak by any player in the last decade.