Terry Collins, the Mets manager, made some news last Sunday when he stated that he considered walking Mike Trout in the 9th inning with the bases loaded. The Angels were down by three and Trout represented the winning run if he were able to swat a grand slam. Instead, Addison Reed was able to limit Trout to a sacrifice fly and the Mets came away with a 7-5 victory. With Albert Pujols out of the lineup and the rest of the team struggling the idea was not without merit. This may be the ultimate sign of respect for Mike Trout as a hitter.
Mike Trout is currently 1st, 2nd or 3rd in EVERY major batting stat in the American League! WAR, BA, OBP, SLG, OPS, Total Bases, Home Runs, RBI, BB, Stolen Bases.
It’s hard to believe that we could be seeing the best season of his career!
Mike Trout stole his 150th career stolen base on May 14 against the Detroit Tigers. With that feat and and Alex Rodriguez became the only two players with 150 stolen bases and 175 home runs before their age 26 seasons. He is also the youngest player to record 150 steals and 150 home runs.
Mike Trout just completed his best April in his career. He was honored by being named the American League Player of the Month. This is the fourth time Trout has received the award. The achievement ties an Angels team record with Chuck Finley. Congrats Mike!
Want to a make a larger stadium sign to cheer on Mike Trout at your next Angels game? Follow these instructions for directions on making a sign at home. You will need:
- x-acto knife
- scotch tape
- double sided tape or a glue stick
- spray mount
- 32 x 40 foam core or cardboard
- a safe cutting surface
- a metal ruler
First choose your design. You can print these to tile with 8.5 x 11 paper, 11 x 17, or print on a larger format printer at 32 x 40. If you don’t have a large format printer it’s recommended to print out the design on 11 x 17 paper. Continue reading How to Make a Mike Trout Stadium Sign for Your Next Angels Game