Mike Trout of Millville is a rookie outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels. Trout, 21, is a 2009 Millville High School graduate who was The Press Player of the Year that season.
Sunday: Trout went 0-for-4 in a 4-1 loss to Seattle, grounding out three times and hitting into a fielder’s choice.
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO .AVG OBP SLG OPS
92 373 88 127 21 5 21 65 36 3 38 87 .340 402 .592 .994
Notes: On Saturday, Trout made a leaping catch at the wall to rob Seattle’s Miguel Olivo of a homer. Earlier this season, Trout did the same to the Orioles’ J.J. Hardy and the White Sox’s Gordon Beckham. According to ESPN, Trout is the first player since 2010 to take away three homers. That year, Mariners teammates Ichiro Suzuki and Franklin Gutierrez each did it three times.
Quotes: “It was gone, but he jumped like Spiderman,” Olivo said in an article on the Angels’ website. “I’m not the only one. He’s got, like, four of those this year. It’s unbelievable. He jumped high, too. I saw the replay and he jumped, like, 4 feet up.”
“It’s almost pure athleticism,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “It’s probably 90 percent athleticism and 10 percent technique.”
Trout’s take: “It’s basically a last-second thing. I just get to the wall, find my spot and jump up and catch it.”