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#pounditFriday, October 15, 2021

Mike Trout scorching hot since breaking out of his slump

Mike Trout

The days of Mike Trout’s slump last week seem so long ago.

The two-time MVP was in an 0-for-21 slump last week that saw his batting average drop nearly 30 points. Since then, he’s really picked it up and even put together a career-game on Saturday.

Trout began Saturday’s game for the Los Angeles Angels against the New York Yankees 5-for-5. That included three doubles, a 2-run home run, and a single for a career-best 11 total bases in a game. He raised his average 20 points alone in the game.

He’s now 11-for-24 (.458) since busting out of his slump on May 18. He has five home runs and three doubles during that span. He also has impressively walked 11 times and stolen four bases.

Trout may have his down periods at times, but few can carry a team’s offense quite like he can when hot. He’s in contention for AL MVP once again.

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