In case you missed it last night, Mark Trumbo hit a baseball out of Fenway park that should have had a stewardess on it. With the Angels up 3-0 in the fifth inning last night, Aaron Cook made the mistake of leaving a fastball up in the zone on a 3-2 count. It wasn’t a Michelin Tire sign, but Volvo is close enough, and Mark tattooed it. 440 feet later (supposedly), the ball crashed into a nearby Red Sox fan’s home smashing his flat screen TV and causing him to spill his Sam Adams (wishful thinking).
Mark has been scuffling like crazy for roughly two months, mired in a terrible slump. Entering the game he was hitting .200 with only two home runs and no doubles this month.
“That ball was absolutely killed,” Scioscia said. Trumbo is the first Angels player with at least 30 homers in a season since Kendrys Morales hit 34 in 2009
“It just feels more like my swing,” Trumbo said. “I always try to drive the ball; maybe my swing was over-aggressive, so I tried to tone it down a little bit.”
The fans hope so Mark. You have too much power to think that you have to come out of your shoes on every swing to have those results.
(Photo from ESPN Home Run Tracker)
That is the trajectory of a 91 MPH fastball turned around at 107 MPH. It was also the longest home run hit yesterday.
It wasn’t Mark’s longest home run of the year, But maybe it’s his most significant. Those two runs provided the cushion necessary to hold off the Red Sox as they tried to stage a late rally. More importantly, maybe, just maybe this game helps turn Mark around.
Now, for those of you who missed it, do yourself a favor and watch it. If you did see it, you know you want to watch it again.