Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Newsletter Excerpt, April 23, 2024 -- "Mike Tr-Out"

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Last night was the first time in his career that Trout had come up in the dream scenario: at home, bases loaded in the ninth, two outs, Angels trailing. If you widen the aperture a bit to situations in which Trout batted in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and the Angels trailing by three or fewer runs, you find 30 plate appearances in which he’s hit .217 with four singles and a double, while walking six times (two intentionally) and striking out five times.