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VIDEO: Mike Trout delivers walk-off homer vs. Astros

Jul 5, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

Mike Trout powered the Angels to a 7-6 comeback victory over the Astros last night with a walk-off solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning. Check out his heroics below:

That pitch was what, maybe a foot above the ground? Just look at where the catcher was set up. But Trout is one of the best low-ball hitters in the game for a reason. Perhaps it’s time word gets out about that.

This was the second walk-off homer of Trout’s career. Both have been this season. He’s now up to 20 home runs and 63 RBI on the year to go along with a fantastic .313/.406/.616 batting line. His 1.022 OPS leads the American League. Hey, remember when he was “struggling” earlier this season? Yeah, me neither.

  1. doctorofsmuganomics - Jul 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      Best video ever!

    • sportsfan18 - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:25 PM

      love the video… thanks for posting it…

      now, I know this is a baseball thread so disregard this as being basketball and just look at the few seconds of ENTERTAINMENT…

      worst flop of all time…

  2. renaado - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    From the looks of it…. He just golfed the ball, truly a tremendous athlete.

    • sabatimus - Jul 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      Exactly. That was a pretty good pitch.

  3. greymares - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    As a Philly fan i would like to trade the whole 40 man roster for this guy and will pay half the salary of the guys that leave.

    • renaado - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM

      Ain’t enough…

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      Throw in the Liberty Bell and you’ve got a deal!

  4. andreweac - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    MVP. Should be his 3rd this year. Selig should seriously consider renaming the MVP award the Mike Trout Award.

  5. sportsfan18 - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    It’s Trout and Kershaw…

    Each are and have been best in the game and barring anything unforeseen, they’ll both remain the best in the game a few more yrs…

    • aresachaela - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:42 AM

      Ma-kun’s knocking the door sir.

      • clydeserra - Jul 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

        maybe he is on the sidewalk considering whether or not to go to the door.

        He ain’t knocking on either of these guys door anytime soon.

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      You won’t need a theetload of stats to prove that. But they always help. Have a great weekend!

      • sportsfan18 - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:22 PM

        nope no stats needed… just

        MIKE TROUT



        nuff said…

  6. adenzeno - Jul 5, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Notice the catcher going down to block the pitch….amazing

  7. jimatkins - Jul 5, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Not quite the gopherball hitter Vladimir Guerrero was, but close. Vladdy could get hits off balls that bounced on the way to the plate. He’d go after them, too. Trout is death on low pitches.

  8. jkaflagg - Jul 5, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    So much for “the book” that says throw an 0-2 pitch in the dirt and make ’em chase…..teams will need a new Trout “book” to deal with this guy. You get the feeling the best pitch 0-2 might have been a fastball right down the middle, since he seems to thrive on pitches like this one (and the Chris Sale GS) that are out of the zone…..

    • flamethrower101 - Jul 5, 2014 at 9:52 PM

      Trout can handle the pitch down. He’s got a perfect swing for pitches low in the zone. It seems like it’s pitches up that give him trouble. Teams better be paying attention. SPOILER: They’re not

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