When Mike Trout signed his contract extension last month some skeptics were worried he would let the money get to his head. If you think that then you obviously don’t know Mike Trout.
Mike Trout is that player that will work even harder now than before to live up to his contract. If it wasn’t evident before to you let me tell you this. Mike Trout loves the game of baseball and playing it at the highest level is what he strives for every day.
The Angels are now Trout’s team and when they were struggling last week, Trout put the Halos on his back and carried them until others could step up and help him. With the Angels staring at a 1-6 record and questions were abound, Trout was at his best.
Friday night Trout hit two solo home runs in support of Felix Pena and the Angels bullpen to help snap a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory. Trout was not done, on Saturday he came up with the bases loaded and this time smacked a 458-foot grand slam to give the Angels a 4-0 lead and they would go on to win 5-1.
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Just for kicks Trout hit another home run on Sunday afternoon to cap a 7-2 Angels victory over Texas and put the losing streak behind them. On Monday Trout was matched up against the Brewers and reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich. Trout did not homer the game, but still made a big impact this time with his glove.
Trout skied high into the sky (so it seemed) and robbed Yelich of at least extra-bases and possibly a home run. The Angels kept it rolling with a 5-2 victory.
Then last night Trout finally was slowed a bit, but not by the Brewers pitching, instead it was a strained groin that made it difficult for him to run so he had to come out of Tuesday night’s game.
In total in the past week Trout has hit five home runs with nine RBIs hitting .500 and scoring seven runs with a .679 OBP and a 1.333 Slugging percentage. What a week it was for #27 and coincidentally the Angels have now won five in a row, Other players have stepped up during this period, but Trout has definitely been the catalyst.
So with that said Halo Hangout is proud to announce that Mike Trout is our hitter of the week for April 3rd-10th. Hopefuly Trout will continue to produce this season. We will have to wait and see.