Watch: J.J. Hardy robbed again by the Angels' center fielder

Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Remember last year when Mike Trout robbed a J.J. Hardy home run with what many, myself included, considered the most athletic play of the season? That came in the bottom of the first inning of a game in Baltimore last June. So what happened Tuesday night in the bottom of the first in Baltimore with Trout in left field and Peter Bourjos in center? This:

Here's Trout's play from last year:

Despite those two plays, Hardy has led major league shortstops in home runs since the start of the 2011 season, but if it weren't for the Angels' center fielder's he'd have 67 over that span instead of 65.

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