On Friday night in Anaheim – just as it should have always been – Mike Trout tied the Angels’ franchise record for home runs with his 299th blast off Lance Mccullers and the Houston Astros.
The next one is a big one, the 300th of his career, and will set the Angels’ all-time franchise record which is currently held by Tim Salmon.
Here is Trout’s 14th long ball of the season with that familiar-looking Old Hickory bat that he’s made famous. And it’s hit to that territory he’s hit so many that came before it.
Finally, Dylan Bundy was a footnote in another great outing in what appears to be his return to being an ace. Bundy allowed just two earned runs to the favored Astros’ offense over seven innings of work. Start after start, Bundy is putting together a season that will have him at the top of the Anaheim rotation in 2021 when they will need to make a splash.
In the end, the Angels won the game 6-5 in extra innings. Right now, they’re playing out the string and playing the role of spoiler. However, the watch is on for Trout’s 300th, and it wouldn’t surprise us if it came before Labor Day weekend is finished. That’s just the Mike Trout way.