The first time Mike Trout was called up to the majors, he played in 14 games and hit just .163.
Despite being one of the top prospects in baseball, no one was surprised the Millville resident struggled in his first go-around in Major League Baseball.
But it seems Trout, a 2009 Millville High School graduate, took what he learned from that call-up and applied it in his second turn with the Los Angeles Angels.
Since being called back from Double-A on Aug. 19, Trout is hitting .400 (10-for-25) in eight games. He also has a six-game hitting streak going.
The highlight of the week came on Tuesday when Trout - the youngest player in the majors - hit two home runs in a 13-6 win over the Seattle Mariners.
At 20 years and 23 days, Trout is the youngest player to have a multi-home run game since Andruw Jones did it in 1996, according to http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14515/comment-page-1" target="_blank">Baseball-Reference.com. Since 1965, Jones and Ken Griffey Jr. are the only players younger than Trout to have two home runs in a game.
Even a day later, his teammates couldn't stop talking about Trout's performance.
Here are some quotes on Trout from the http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/08/trout-leaving-an-impression-on-angels.html" target="_blank">LA Times:
"I don't believe he's only 20," pitcher Jerome Williams said. "How the [heck] did he do that? He hit a pitch that was on the ground."
"He's got an idea in the batter's box," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.