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Mike Trout homers in first at-bat because he’s Mike Trout

Mar 31, 2014, 11:12 PM EDT

Mike Trout

Mike Trout kicked off the 2014 season with a Troutian blast, delivering a two-run homer off a Felix Hernandez slider in his first at-bat of the night.

Trout entered the night already having faced Hernandez more than any other pitcher in his big-league career. He was a lifetime .395/.405/.632 hitter with one homer in 38 at-bats against him.

Trout did fly out in his second at-bat tonight, probably in an attempt to lull Hernandez into a false sense of security.

  1. chill1184 - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Trout is awesome, no doubt one of the best hitters in baseball

    • apkyletexas - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:59 AM

      Pujols wishes he could do Mike Trout things.

      • bigharold - Apr 1, 2014 at 8:45 AM

        Leave the “old guy” alone. Pujols was Mike Trout before Mike Trout was Mike Trout.

  2. renaado - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    “One run homer”? Can’t they just call it a homerun?

  3. andreweac - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:30 PM


  4. dcarroll73 - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Matthew, I like your thinking -“Trout did fly out in his second at-bat tonight, probably in an attempt to lull Hernandez into a false sense of security.” Maybe he’s playing the same game that Bill Russell used on Wilt Chamberlain all those years. Then in crunch time in that last at bat, Trout will crush another homer.

  5. ajbaxter1975 - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    Mike Trout – A sweet swing and an even sweeter ass.

  6. ch0psuey - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    60 max, Any more people are on crack and killing baseball.

  7. drewzducks - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Next time can we just put a blue dot over the face, of the spectre of all that’s wrong about the game, looming in the background ?

  8. perryt200 - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Molina hit a homer for the Cards win over the Reds 1-0……

    • einjzmolf - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:47 PM


  9. Earnest Christian - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Reblogged this on Earnest Christian presents The OpinioNation | Sports and Pop Culture.

  10. Barry's Triceps - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Hate to break it to you but blood doping, Peds HGH this guy will go down.

    Why can I say this?

    SHAWNE MERRIMAN WAS FAKE (along with 97% of the NFL)

    All of these broke on the scene, put up obscene numbers. Sports are too even nowadays, every great was cheating is the only logical conclusion. Look at old pics of Roger Maris during that great season. He looks like Popeye.

    So accept this guy is a fraud and just enjoy it. Just dont say someone didn’t tell you so 8 years later. :)

    • tuberippin - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:13 AM

      Bonds wasn’t fake for the first decade of his career, and he still won MVPs and put up insane numbers.

      Also, this argument:

      “Sports are too even nowadays, every great was cheating is the only logical conclusion. Look at old pics of Roger Maris during that great season. He looks like Popeye.”

      is incredibly stupid. You’re saying “sports are too even” in the modern day…and then you reference the 1961 season. “Every great was cheating” is not the only logical conclusion.

      Hate to break it to you, but you need to go play Jump To Conclusions by yourself.

    • drewsylvania - Apr 1, 2014 at 9:05 AM

      You’re fake, too.

      See how this works?

  11. Barry's Triceps - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    70s Steelers, recent Seattle and Alabama football teams, Oakland A’s of last century, Manny P. Too many frauds to name. Nothing in sports is truly great anymore or maybe ever. It is just who has the current advantage of the moment.

  12. Barry's Triceps - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    What was the last great sports accomplishment without any suspicion of cheating? Some have whispered even golden boy Cal Ripken Jr, Piazza and even the 80s USA gold medal team juiced. Yeah, maybe the Russians did too…but do two wrongs justify the means?

    • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:53 AM

      Honey, you’re spraying. Shake it off.

    • skerney - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:02 AM

      Honey, put on your PJ’s and get in bed, you have school in the morning.

  13. ajbaxter1975 - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Trout will hit a homer with me if he massages my head with those bursting pecs.

  14. kappy32 - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Mike Trout is becoming the Chuck Norris of baseball. This past offseason Trout took a vacation to the Virgin Islands & after he was done, they were simply known as the Islands.

  15. southernballhawk1 - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Lets freak out and give him the MVP already!!!

  16. meatcarroll - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Mike Fish still won’t win MVP over his daddy Miguel Cabrera though. lol. You angry, fedorabeards?

    • tuberippin - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:14 AM

      It’s funny because Miguel Cabrera is exiting his prime and Mike Trout has yet to enter his prime.

  17. ajbaxter1975 - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    The slider King Felix through was hanging low and Trout just crushed it. It was a decent pitch, but hung out there just a little too long. Also Trout has a huge uncut Johnson and one time he slapped me across the face with it and knocked one of my teeth loose, so every time I “service” him it whistles.

  18. doctorofsmuganomics - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    I’ll be looking forward to your next article: Mike Trout blows his nose because he’s mike trout.”

    People really need to get off his jock, he’s still not going to win anything

    • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:35 AM

      He’s won their hearts.

  19. andreweac - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:44 AM

    2014 Angels = Mike Trout and the 23 dwarves and an Albertross

  20. bigguy54 - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:01 AM

    Why yiu feeding the troll?

    Trout ia an amazing player, and anyone would love to have him on their team, he is the exact opposite of that punk Harper. He might have talent, but no class. If his daddy would have not let him act like a spoiled brat he might be a decent person. He is so classy he gets booted in cactus league game, then takes his time leaving like he could care less about everyone else. I am an M’ s fan and appreciate the talent Trout is.

    How’ d the HR workout for him though? Nice win by the M’s tonight, hopefully the young guys can contribute and the team will be competitive this year.

  21. sportsnut101 - Apr 1, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Nice loss by the angels

  22. aceshigh11 - Apr 1, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    That swing is so compact. He must have an insane amount of power behind it. Truly a phenom.

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