This Mike Trout is simply stunning
The theme throughout Mike Trout’s career with the Angels has been that he produces while his teammates fail to keep up. Few things seem to affirm that more than this stat.
Houston Astros reporter Brian McTaggart noted before Sunday’s game that Trout had not driven in a teammate since June 19.
Mike Trout hasn't driven in a teammate since June 19.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 22, 2018
It’s no surprise that the Angels have gone 10-15 during that span.
Since driving in two during the June 19 game, Trout has just two RBIs — both on solo home runs. He’s only batting .235 so far this month and has just four extra-base hits since June 19. That plus all the times he walks and strikes out probably contributes to the lack of RBIs.
Still, it’s not as if he’s completely tanked at the plate, meaning he’s still getting some hits, so you would expect more RBIs in the span of a month.
Outside of Shohei Ohtani, who is only a part-time hitter, Trout is the only Angels regular with an OPS over .800.