The only thing different is going home and seeing your kid, which is pretty exciting. Trout hit a two-run homer that traveled 428 feet to left field in the fourth inning and a solo shot that traveled 426 feet to left in the eighth.“He is, in my opinion, the best player in the big leagues and maybe the best to do it,” said Oakland third baseman “It’s always fun playing him. I didn’t want to bring the virus home to my pregnant wife. “I try to keep it simple, keep it short.”Anthony Rendon, the Angels’ prized off-season acquisition, is hitless in his last 28 plate appearance and his batting average has dropped to .103.That was the approach Trout took Monday night, and a long game ensued. Bedrosian has appeared in four games, giving up one run in 4 1/3 innings. In two of those seasons, Trout led the league in walks, with 116 in 2016 and 122 in 2018.“I think it just goes with experience, knowing what I need to do to get back when I’m off,” Trout said of his increase in power and patience. Trout homers in first AB as father, Pujols moves closer to Mays in Angels win.
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He followed the steps of his father who played professional baseball for Minnesota Twins in 1983 but retired as a result of injuries. “You know it was such a big concern of him and his wife, regarding the birth and the virus and everything else surrounding it, so he’s coming out the other side of that, and he’s playing with more mental freedom.”Trout admitted feeling a sense of relief after Beckham was born.“It is [a relief] because leading up to it, I was worried about this virus,” Trout, who turned 29 on Friday, said. Trout was born in the New Jersey town of Vineland but was raised in Millville, still in New Jersey. We got through that stage, and we’re trying to keep it safe.”Trout is off to another strong start, batting .333 with a 1.124 OPS, a team-leading seven homers, 14 RBIs and 12 runs in 13 games. He returned with a solo shot to left-centre in the first inning and finished 1 for 3 with a walk on a day full of news for the Angels as top prospectJo Adellalso made his debut.“I was hoping now that Trout was a dad, the dad bod might have snuck up on him, but that wasn’t the case,” Mariners manager Scott Servais joked.Pujols hit a two-run homer later in the first for a 3-0 lead, giving him 659 for his career, one behind Mays on the career list.Adell legged out an infield single in his first at-bat for his first major league hit and finished 1 for 4 with a strikeout and one adventurous defensive play. “People ask me about this dad power — I guess it’s a thing,” Trout said after hitting two homers, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning, and two singles in a “I don’t feel any different. Servais said RHP Nick Margevicius, a former starter, could get Graveman’s rotation spot on Saturday. AngelsHead Topics, publish breaking news of all around the world. "Facing the same team in back-to-back starts, especially the first time, I threw a lot more fastballs. Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout homered in his first at-bat as a father, turning on a 2-2 slider from the Mariners' Mike Dunn and launching it 407 feet in the first inning of Tuesday's 5-3 win at Seattle. The Angels recalled Kyle Keller from the alternate training site.Mariners: RHPKendall Gravemanwent on the 10-day injured list with a neck injury he aggravated in his last two starts, both losses. So I think those guys were kind of gearing up for more fastballs, especially the righties ... so I just tried to mix that change up in there a little more. “I’m still worried about it with a newborn at home, but having a newborn son who’s healthy is big for me. It was Heaney's second straight start against the Mariners.He threw “a lot more changeups," Heaney said.