What was once a promising season for the Los Angeles Angels has officially come to an end.
Even after adding some key pieces to the roster prior to the 2022 season, the Angels couldn’t take the next step.
Some thought that they would finally be up there with the Houston Astros.
But it was not meant to be.
But Trout made sure to go out with a bang this year.
Despite missing 30 games, he managed to hit 40 home runs.
And yesterday’s bomb was a long one, traveling a total of 490 feet.
This HR went under Statcast review, and the distance has been adjusted to 490 feet!
– Trout's longest HR of Statcast Era
– Angels' longest HR of Statcast Era
– 5th-longest HR in MLB in '22
– Longest HR in MLB in '22 that wasn't hit at Coors Field https://t.co/pdUVX4R1sX
— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) October 5, 2022
Trout Goes Yard
As you can see in the tweet above, this home run was quite a significant one, and not just because it was Trout’s 40th on the season.
It was the longest in the StatCast era hit by Trout or any Angels hitter for that matter, the fifth-longest home run hit this year, and the longest home run of the year that wasn’t hit at Coors Field.
Trout certainly hit it a long way and with authority.
It should never come as a surprise to see Trout hit a home run, but he sure put a charge into that one.
Oakland is also a pitcher’s ballpark, so the fact that he hit it that far in a ballpark like that is quite impressive.
Then again, you can never bet against a guy like Trout.
It may not have been a good season for the Angels, but Trout certainly put on a show.
And he finished his season in style.
Unfortunately, another season of Trout and Ohtani has gone down the drain.