Mike Trout came out of the game in the fourth-inning at Angels Stadium on April, 9th versus the Milwaukee Brewers after going 2 for 2. During the game, it was announced that Mike Trout suffered a minor groin strain and was day-to-day.
His slash line after coming out of that game with the groin injury through 32 at-bats was .406/.592/.938 with 2 doubles, 5 Home Runs, 12 RBI, 13 walks, and 4 strikeouts.
Those numbers are insane and it is expected that those numbers will go down in time. He ended up missing 3 games total and the Angels won two out of those three games. Since his return, Trout’s numbers have dipped a little bit and at times his swing has not looked right.
Mike Trout’s slash line since returning from his injury through May 13th in 93 at-bats is .258/.412/.452 with 6 doubles, 4 Home Runs, 13 RBI, 24 walks, and 20 strikeouts.
The batting average and strikeouts do not look great, but the rest of those numbers are good.
Mike Trout acknowledged that his setup is not right and said…
“My front side is flying open. It’s an easy fix…If I fly open, I’m late, and my swing is long. In any swing, if you lose your front side, you’re in big trouble. Everything is up and out, so it’s an easy fix.”
Trout may not be playing at 100 percent, but he has started to look better at the plate.
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