The Los Angeles Angels, one of the early season sensations in MLB, are now playing sub-.500 ball, with a 30-35 record.
This comes on the heels of a historic 14-game losing streak between May and June.
They did, however, win on Thursday night, 4-1 against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park, in Seattle.
It was the Angels’ first road win in more than a month.
To secure the W, they had to rely on Mike Trout, one of the best and most complete players of our generation.
The All-Star slugger hit two home runs on the night and is regaining his stroke after he recently had a 0-for-26 skid.
Playing a series at T-Mobile Park may be what the doctor ordered for Trout.
Historically, the All-World outfielder has been a force to be reckoned with while playing in the Mariners’ stadium.
“Mike Trout has left the building — again. He’s driven in all four runs in this game. His career slashline in this ballpark has gone up to .338/.435/.713 (1.148 OPS) in 85 games. He’s homered here 30 times in the equivalent to roughly half a season.,” Daniel Kramer, who covers the Mariners for MLB.com, tweeted.
Mike Trout has left the building — again. He's driven in all four runs in this game.
His career slashline in this ballpark has gone up to .338/.435/.713 (1.148 OPS) in 85 games. He's homered here 30 times in the equivalent to roughly half a season.
— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) June 17, 2022
Trout Owns The Mariners At T-Mobile Park
Beat writers are especially aware when opposing team players are abnormally good against the club they cover.
In this case, it’s evident that Trout likes to play against the Mariners, especially at their home.
He is hitting almost .340 while slugging at an incredible rate and getting on base almost half of the time.
When Trout sees Mariners uniforms at T-Mobile Park, he turns into a monster.
Many players dream to hit 30 homers in a season in MLB,
Trout has done it in roughly half a season worth of games against Seattle.
There is no other way around it: Trout owns the Mariners at their home.