Mike Trout started the 2016 season on an uncharacteristic slump. Before yesterday’s game against the White Sox, the Angels center fielder was hitting .220 (the worst through 14 games since his rookie season) and had only four extra base hits and a single, lonely dinger to his name. He’s really struggled hitting…
A few Angels players went to the Golden State Warriors’ practice today, and the world learned that Mike Trout can do more than just mash taters (he’s still really, really good at that, by the way). Trout can also ball a little bit.
Today’s spring training excitement comes to you from Arizona, where a Cactus League classic between the White Sox and Angels resulted in some lucky kid walking away with a Mike Trout home run ball—and an adult walking away with a random baseball he thought was a Mike Trout home run ball.
When Mike Trout isn’t mashing home runs or robbing them, he’s at home doing precise meteorological measurements; the self-described “weather geek” wants to be a stormchaser someday, and The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore had Trout on this morning to report on conditions in his hometown of Millville, N.J.
The Angels are in a scrap to make the playoffs this season, and losing closer Huston Street hurts, but they still have the American League MVP favorite in Mike Trout. Trout has hit a career-high 40 dingers this season and has also, according to MLB’s Statcast, robbed the most as well. The best of these thefts was…
It’s not like Mike Trout’s career highlight reel needed another entry in order to convince you that he’s very likely going to go down as one of the best players in history, but here, have another one.
Mike Trout was named All-Star Game MVP for the second consecutive year as the American League beat the National League 6-3 to secure home field advantage in the World Series.
Bryce Harper, who is currently doing amazing things, says Mike Trout remains the man in MLB: “I still believe Trout is the best player in the game, hands down.”
Mike Trout tried to steal third tonight in the top of the fifth at Boston. By all rights, he should have been out. The umpire, in fact, called him out. But replay review declared him safe, thanks to this brilliant, acrobatic slide.
Sometimes it’s hard for me to remember that Mike Trout, who has been doing amazing shit on the field for the last four seasons, is still just 23 years old and hasn’t actually been around that long. It’s one of those things that sometimes happens with guys who are so good so early in their career: every great play is…
Deadspin readers have overwhelmingly demanded to know what it would look like if various major leaguers had pitcher Aaron Harang’s distinctive eyes. In the interest of service to you, the reader, we present various major leaguers with Aaron Harang’s distinctive eyes.
Clayton Kershaw followed-up his NL Cy Young win by taking home the NL MVP trophy too, becoming the first person to sweep those awards since Bob Gibson did so while playing for the Cardinals in 1968. The Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton—whose candidacy might have been sunk when he took a fastball to the face and…
You might want to sit down for this. After hitting a triple last night, Angels outfielder Mike Trout chatted with Adrian Beltre, and touched the Rangers third baseman's head without him getting mad.
Over at the New Yorker, Ben McGrath has a brief, characteristically thoughtful essay up about a question that people have been asking basically for as long as the game has been played but which, lately, seems to actually have something to it: What's wrong with baseball?
The first Mike Trout-Clayton Kershaw showdown finally went down tonight and it ended up being a pretty great baseball play all around. It was also subject to a replay review before the ultimate outcome was certain, which was kind of anticlimactic.
Tonight is the first time Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw will face each other. ESPN Stats & Info has a nice breakdown of the matchup, full of telling details to watch for, like this:
There's nothing more frustrating than an opposing closer being demonstrative about doing his job. Say, Fernando Rodney getting the third out, then miming pulling an arrow out of his quiver, nocking it, and firing. Infuriating, if it's against you. Yesterday, the Angels got the very best possible revenge.
MLB Network host Greg Amsinger spoke with Angels slugger Mike Trout during today's pre-game festivities, and jokingly told the All-Star outfielder that he'd come up to bat with Derek Jeter on second base—and hit a triple to drive home the Yankees captain. Sure enough, that's exactly what happened in the first inning.
Mike Trout murdered a baseball last night. They found it bobbing in some water, like a dead...fish, but it did not drown; it was bludgeoned to death.