The Los Angeles Angels just keep on losing.
But Mike Trout doesn’t.
With a 5-4 loss on Monday night to the Cleveland Guardians, the Angels fell to 61-80 on the season, which means they’ll have to win out to finish over .500.
But win or lose, Trout continues to show up to play.
After falling behind 4-0, the Halos had clawed back to make it a 4-2 game.
That’s when Trout came to the plate with a chance to tie it.
He hit one out to dead center off of Guardians lefty Konnor Pilkington that cleared the wall and helped the Angels pull even.
It was the seventh straight game where Trout had hit a home run, which puts him within one of tying the record for the most consecutive games with a home run.
Lucky No. 7️⃣! Mike Trout homers in his seventh straight game 😱
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 13, 2022
Trout Does It Again
Even in the midst of all the Angels’ struggles, Trout continues to show up when it matters most.
If he homers in another game, he’d be tied with Dale Long (1956), Don Mattingly (1987), and Ken Griffey Jr. (1993).
With his home run last night, Trout became the ninth player to homer in seven straight games.
Joey Votto did it with the Cincinnati Reds last year.
Trout is still an elite player with a lot left in the tank who can get hot at any moment, and he sure is hot right now.
The streak he’s on is quite impressive.
There’s no reason to think he won’t ultimately tie or potentially even break the record.
The home run was No. 35 of the season.
The Angels slugger and former MVP is hitting .279 with 69 RBI and a 1.001 OPS in addition to his 35 homers.
Trout is red-hot and is closing in on history.
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