Mike Trout Robs JJ Hardy Of A Home Run
The Los Angeles Angels are on fire right now as they close in on the AL West leading Texas Rangers. And a big part of that is the play of their young, superstar in the making Mike Trout.
Yesterday the Angels were in Baltimore playing the Orioles and Trout put on a show in the outfield. The O’s J.J. Hardy was at the plate facing Jared Weaver. Hardy got ahold of a Weaver curveball and sent it deep into centerfield for what looked like a sure home run. But the youngster playing centerfield had other ideas.
As the ball sailed toward the wall, Mike Trout made a leaping catch that would have made even Willie Mays proud Trout went way over the wall for the catch and brought the ball back for an out. J.J. Hardy should have reported Mike Trout to the police because that catch was total robbery!!
The best part of this story is that Mike Trout’s family was there at Camden Yards watching him play. They drove the two hours from Millville, NJ to Baltimore. Mike’s father Jeff has to be the proudest dad in America right now after watching his son make one of the greatest catches of all time. That catch will be replayed for years to come.
Mike Trout has been huge for the Angels and his talent continues to rise. The kid is even better than Bryce Harper right now in my opinion. He is the total package. This is his first full season in the big leagues and he is putting up some nice numbers.
In 53 games played, Mike Trout is batting an eye-popping .344 with 7 homers and 30 RBI. He also has swiped 21 bases and has pounded out 14 doubles and 3 triples. Not bad for a 20 year old kid in his first full year. You can view the video of Mike Trout’s spectacular catch by clicking here.