If you have followed his career, you probably aren’t even surprised at this point: he was born to make history, and is one of the greatest players this game has ever seen.
But what he is about to do has the potential to go down as one of his most impressive achievements, and that’s saying a lot.
Trout has homered in seven consecutive games: one more, and he will tie the MLB record.
“Only 3 players in @MLB history have homered in 8 straight games. Follow @MikeTrout‘s pursuit of history with live look-ins at every at-bat tonight on #MLBTonight!” MLB Network tweeted, inviting fans to watch every Trout’s at-bat from today.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 13, 2022
Trout homered in his seventh consecutive game on Monday night against the Cleveland Guardians, one shy of the major league record.
Trout Still Has It
It was his 35th homer of the season, and it came in the fifth inning of a 5-4 loss.
The much-awaited drive came off Konnor Pilkington and it traveled 422 feet drive to dead center at Progressive Field.
Long did it in 1956, Mattingly in 1987, and Griffey in 1993.
Can Trout make it all the way to nine?
Let’s try eight first, but if anyone is capable of establishing a new record, it’s him.
He is showing that while his speed is eroding a bit, he remains a top-five hitter in MLB.
This year, Trout is slashing .279/.368/.633 with 35 home runs and an incredible 1.001 OPS.