Hello again from the Mike Trout home run daily, where we look back at every single home run of Mike Trout’s career, one game at a time, using a random number generator to determine each day.
Today we go back to July 22, 2018, the final game of the Angels’ first series back after the All-Star break, hosting the Astros in Anaheim. Trout homered in that year’s All-Star Game, in Washington D.C., but was 0-for-6 with two walks in the first two games back home against Houston, both losses.
Trout singled and stole second against Lance McCullers Jr. in the first inning, then walked and scored in the third.
The Angels entered the seventh with a 6-3 lead, then used five hits and a walk to tack on five more runs in the frame, including a three-run homer by Kole Calhoun. Trout then made it a seven-run inning with a two-run shot against Chris Devenski, to the left of the bullpens in left field.
Trout’s homer was his 26th of the season, and 227th of his career. He’s 2-for-5 with three walks and a sac fly against Devenski in his career, and both hits are home runs.
This was one of 34 career games for Trout with both a home run and a stolen base, most in franchise history. In second place is Darin Erstad, with 14 such games.