For all the promise going into this season, the only real thing that fans of the Los Angeles Angels have to look forward to each day is Mike Trout. That is made more interesting because his rookie season was so great that most figured there was no way he could do even better this year. Shockingly enough, Trout has delivered every single day in one way or the other. Sadly enough he has been basically the only one.
As the Angels find themselves in yet another downward spiral, Trout’s numbers are really good for the last ten games. His average is .355 over that time with 4 homers, 11 RBI and 9 runs scored. That’s good for a ten game stretch but it isn’t surprising at all by now. As some have pointed out, Trout is off to one of the best starts of anyone ever. The only knock against him is usually one that has no real merit when examined closely. Once I heard that his effort was lacking which is just ridiculous.
Possibly the only knock against him is one that is natural. His recent extremely verbal opinion on the players being suspended for PED use has been called immature by some. Well you know what? He just turned 22 years of age. Guess what folks, he was a teenage boy just a couple of years ago. Chances are slim that he will always think everything through before speaking. Plus he is right anyway. I’m sure many wanted to hear someone say what he said.
Whether for a strong opinion, long homer, stolen base, great defensive catch, awesome throw or four hit game, Trout has delivered regularly this year. Luckily he is good enough that when the rest of the team decides to show up all year long, he’ll be there then as well.