ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout goes to tie and pass many greats on his climb up the house run list.
Yet, there’s something special when for a pair days you’ll be able to say you might be tied with The Yankee Clipper.
Trout’s two-run homer within the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 4-0 win over the Boston Red Sox is the 361st of his profession, which ties him with Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio for eighty fifth on the all-time list.
The three-time AL MVP said he didn’t know he tied DiMaggio until teammate Mickey Moniak told him within the Angels’ clubhouse after the sport.
“It means loads. Anytime you pass or tie an excellent and even just be in the identical conversation with an excellent, it’s really special, especially one other center fielder,” Trout said.
After Taylor Ward got aboard with a double within the eighth inning, Trout hit a 84-mile changeup from Joely Rodriguez into the third row of the stands in right-center for his eleventh home run of the season.
It’s the third time in his last six games that Trout has gone deep, but he has felt like his timing has been off.
His .275 average is tied for his lowest through his 46 games and his 27.3 percent strikeout rate is the second-highest in his 13-year profession.
“After I’m behind schedule, I don’t see and recognize pitches. I check swing and swing at lots of balls within the dirt,” he said. “After I’m early or on time I recognize pitches, put good swings on balls and good things occur.”
Trout is one in all 11 players within the AL tied for sixth with 11 home runs. Texas’ Adolis García and the Yankees’ Aaron Judge are tied for the league lead with 14.