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Mike Trout robs third home run of the season

Aug 12, 2012, 10:40 AM EDT

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Angels phenom Mike Trout is an American League MVP candidate primarily because of his gaudy offensive numbers, but he’s also been a standout defensively since his arrival near the end of April.

The 21-year-old made another spectacular play on Saturday night in Anaheim, robbing his third home run of the season with a perfectly-timed leap at the center field wall to rob the Mariners’ Miguel Olivo of a would-be home run. has the highlight.

It’s the third homer Trout has robbed this year. No major league outfielder robbed three homers in 2011.

  1. dondada10 - Aug 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    21 year old, but point very well received: Trout is a monster.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 12, 2012 at 8:03 PM

      It was a very very good catch. Rajai Davis made an even better catch in today’s game, yet so far that one has been ignored by HBT.

      • bbil2012 - Aug 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM

        Yah,that’s gotta suck. Highlight of the year for the Jays and nobody gives a rat’s ass.

  2. keithbangedyermom - Aug 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    My god…. this kid is ridiculous.

  3. mflo951 - Aug 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    He still lost the game so who cares.

    • hockeyflow33 - Aug 12, 2012 at 7:54 PM

      amazing plays don’t happen for losing teams?

  4. ptfu - Aug 12, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Trout sees this one’s too short, hauls it in, throws it back, credited with two. Not a bad day’s work.

  5. paperlions - Aug 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Just a crazy good play, and the GUN to first afterwards….the majority of today’s CFers can’t get that in for a double play, and he made it easily. You know a play is good when the players of the field stand and clap like a fan.

  6. samu0034 - Aug 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    The shit-eating grin on his face afterward is the best part.

  7. cosanostra71 - Aug 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    looking forward to watching him for many more years!

  8. hojo20 - Aug 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Loved the blue shorts babe @ :31

  9. jon623 - Aug 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Ridiculous. Next thing you know, Bud Light will be investigating his cleats for springs. The boy can FLY. And I completely agree with Paperlions – that was a cannon back to the infield.

  10. jon623 - Aug 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Oh, and lets not ignore the fact that the player applauding him is Tori Hunter – the king of outfield highlight reels. Getting props from an outfielder of that caliber would put a shit-eating grin on anybody’s face.

  11. jlovenotjlo - Aug 12, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Psh… Wonderboy.

    Back in my day…

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