Mike Trout is exploding with power early in the season

Mike Trout (33), the “baseball genius” of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, is exploding with power early in the season after a three-year slump.

During Shohei Ohtani’s (Los Angeles Dodgers) three stellar seasons with the Angels, in which he won two MVP awards, Trout struggled with injuries. With Ohtani’s departure, Trout regained his “baseball genius” form.

Through 19 games, Trout is batting .662 with eight home runs, 11 RBIs, 13 runs scored, five doubles, a .662 slugging percentage, and a .1.019 OPS. He is tied for first in the majors in home runs. He is ninth in OPS.

Trout hit the game-winning home run in the eighth inning against Tampa Bay on April 16. Trailing 1-0 with two outs in the top of the eighth, Trout hit a 74-mph (119.1-kilometer) curveball over the left-field fence off pitcher Phil Meyton.스포츠토토 The shot traveled 420 feet (128 meters). The Angels rallied with a five-run eighth inning to win 7-3.

Trout also activated the home run gun on Aug. 18 against Tampa Bay.

With one out in the first inning, he took a 93-mph sinker from pitcher Zack Littell for a solo home run over the center field fence. It was his eighth home run of the season. That’s the same number as Marcell Osuna of the Atlanta Braves (eight). Leads the American League in home runs. Boston’s Tyler O’Neill is second with seven homers.

Trout didn’t have a home run or RBI against Tampa Bay on April 19, but he did have two stolen bases. Trailing 0-2 in the sixth inning, Trout led off with a walk. He then stole second and third base. It was the first time in five years and nine months since July 23, 2018, against the Chicago White Sox that Trout had two stolen bases in a game.

Trout has been called a “baseball genius. In 2012, he won the American League Rookie of the Year award and finished second in MVP voting after hitting .963 with 30 home runs, 83 RBIs, 49 doubles, 129 runs scored and an OPS of .963.

He went on to win three American League MVP awards in 2014, 2016, and 2019. Trout never finished lower than fifth in American League MVP voting until 2020. He finished second four times, fourth and fifth once each.

In 2021, however, injuries limited him to just 36 games.

In 2022, he was again plagued by injuries, batting .288 with 40 home runs and 80 RBIs in 119 games. Last year, he suffered another long-term injury that limited him to 81 games and 18 home runs.

Ohtani, who signed a six-year contract with the Angels in 2018, won the 2018 Rookie of the Year award and underwent elbow surgery. He spent 2019 and 2020 as a catcher and had mediocre results.

In 2021, Ohtani became a full-fledged two-hitter, breaking all-time records and winning the American League MVP. In 2022, he finished second in the MVP and fourth in the Cy Young Award voting. 무료 슬롯 In his final season with the Angels last year, Ohtani was once again a unanimous winner of the American League MVP award.

While Ohtani was at the peak of his powers, Trout was having career lows. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Angels never made the playoffs in the six years that Ohtani and Trout played together.

Ohtani, on the other hand, is hitting well, going 3-for-6 with four home runs, 10 RBIs, 15 runs scored, four doubles, a .640 slugging percentage, and a .1040 OPS in 21 games. Ohtani and Trout have been playing well together while wearing different uniforms.

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