Mike Trout hits grand slam right into fan’s ‘Trout Net’ (Video)
In case you haven’t heard, this Mike Trout guy is somewhat good at the sport of baseball. The 23-year-old diamond deity continues to invent new ways to amaze us on an everyday basis.
On Sunday against the Rangers, Trout outdid himself yet again. Having already smashed an opposite field shot off Texas starter Nick Martinez in the first inning for his 30th home run of the year, Trout stepped up to the plate against Spencer Patton with the bases loaded in the sixth. In what can only be described as “Mike Trout being Mike Trout,” the Angels center fielder squared up a 3-2 offering and rocketed it into the right-center bleachers for a grand salami. And not only that but the round-tripper landed right smack into a fan’s custom-made “Trout Net.”
Trout hit a grand slam right into the Trout net. https://t.co/gCEj4Ye1JO
— Nate (@BarstoolNate) July 26, 2015
Seriously. The ball LANDED in the Trout Net on the fly. That's top notch. pic.twitter.com/v9Y59ghJGe
— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) July 26, 2015
— Fermin Leal (@NewsFLeal) July 26, 2015
Could Hollywood have scripted this any better? It’s almost as if Trout is getting bored with how easily the sport comes to him and is looking for additional ways to keep himself entertained. Could The Milville Meteor really have been purposefully aiming for the Trout Net?? It might actually be possible considering that Trout posted a picture of that very net on his Instagram account just a few days ago.
Trout coyly admitted that much in his post-game interview. “Me and Kole (Calhoun) have been trying to throw it in there for the past two games. Haven’t had much success,” he said. “But yeah, it went in. That was pretty cool.”
It was Trout’s seventh multi-home run game of his career and his fourth of the season. He would finish the afternoon 4-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored in a 13-7 Angels drubbing of the Rangers.
That's 60 home runs for Albert Pujols and Mike Trout this season, 58 for the Atlanta Braves
— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) July 26, 2015
Now with 31 home runs and 64 RBIs on a .315 batting average in 2015, Trout inches closer to locking up back-to-back MVP awards with each swing he takes. He has definitely kept the ball rolling after a historical showing in this year’s Midsummer Classic. With the Angels now back in sole possession of first place in the AL West, Trout is showing no signs of letting up.
Sunday’s Trout Net episode was like Babe Ruth’s called shot, only in 2015 and better. Let’s see Craig Biggio try to pull that one off!