Mike Trout received a great present on his 25th birthday—a flyball soaring over his head and toward the stands.
With the bases full in the fourth inning of the Angels’ game against the Mariners on Sunday, Leonys Martin took a pitch out to deep center, where Trout was stationed. The ball cleared the wall, but not Trout’s outstretched glove.
Martin was in disbelief, but he really shouldn’t have been. Trout has a long history of robbing homers for a 25-year-old.
Trout loves playing on his birthday, but usually celebrates in a different way. He’s hit a homer in five games on Aug. 7.
– Kenny Ducey