Today’s home run from Mike Trout was just last year, his only career home run, to date, at Fenway Park.
That’s not to say Trout hasn’t hit well in Boston. He’s a career .333/.436/.484 with nine doubles and a triple in 23 games. But his only home run there came on August 10, 2019, the penultimate game of a long weekend series at Fenway.
After striking out in the first inning against Rick Porcello, Trout hit a two-run home run off him in the sixth inning to knock him out of the game, well over the Green Monster:
This was Trout’s 39th home run of the season, tied for the most in the majors with Christian Yelich of the Brewers. It was the 279th homer of Trout’s career.
Porcello is one of Trout’s most oft-faced pitchers, with only seven pitchers totaling more than his 40 plate appearances against. Trout has three homers and 10 RBI in those matchups, hitting .289/.325/.526.
Trout’s home run gave the Angels a 6-1 lead, and they cruised to a 12-4 win.