March 26, 2023

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout homered on Saturday night time in opposition to the Houston Astros (GameTracker), giving him a house run in six consecutive video games. Trout is, in consequence, the primary participant in Angels historical past to realize a streak of that size, in line with He’s additionally the primary participant within the majors to do it since Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who final season homered six video games in a row.

Trout launched his residence run, No. 34 on his season, within the second inning in opposition to Astros right-hander José Urquidy. The three-run blast gave the Angels an early 5-1 lead. Check out Trout’s residence run in all its shifting image glory:

Per Statcast, Trout’s residence run left his bat with an exit velocity of 98.9 mph and carried some 361 toes.

Trout entered Saturday ranked second within the American League in residence runs, behind (who else?) New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Choose. (Choose is, in fact, in scorching pursuit of breaking Roger Maris’ franchise and league single-season residence run data.) Trout’s standing is made extra spectacular by the very fact he was showing in his 99th recreation on Saturday, having missed greater than a month due to again points.

Trout is now two video games away from matching the MLB document for home-run streaks at eight. There’s at the moment a three-way tie for that document, as Ken Griffey Jr. (1993), Don Mattingly (1987), and Dale Lengthy (1956) all launched a house run in eight consecutive video games.

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The Angels franchise document, in the meantime, had beforehand belonged to Bobby Bonds. He homered 5 video games in a row again in the course of the 1979 season.

Trout entered Saturday hitting .277/.366/.619 (173 OPS+) in his first 98 contests this season. Alas, the Angels, at 60-78, are far faraway from the playoff image.