Trout went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Indians. Trout's bat has uncharacteristically gone cold this month, as he has gone just 15-for-61 (.246) through 18 September starts. In true superstar fashion, he has still provided fantasy value during his hitting slump with two homers, six steals and 14 runs scored.
Trout led off and went 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk and a pair of RBI in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers. The slugging outfielder has been filling in for Brandon Phillips (back) atop the Halos' lineup over the past couple of games, but unlike traditional leadoff hitters, he took matters into his own hands and drove himself in with his 29th homer of the season. Trout's six-week absence due to a thumb injury derailed what could have been a career-best season, as his 1.090 OPS leads all major-league hitters.
Trout didn't record a hit in five plate appearances Tuesday, but he managed to steal two bases in an extra-inning win over Oakland. Trout has stolen five bases over his last five contests, bringing his season total up to an even 20. The 25-year-old now owns an incredible .326/.463/.655 slash line with 27 home runs through 94 games. It is almost a sure bet that the five-tool superstar would have turned in his second 30-homer, 30-steal season if it weren't for a thumb injury that cost him six weeks of action. That said, we wouldn't be surprised if Trout made a serious run at that plateau with just 23 games left in season; he is just that good.
Trout went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a stolen base and a pair of runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Rangers. The Angels added two proven veterans in Brandon Phillips and Justin Upton at the waiver trade deadline, and it has resulted in seven runs scored for Trout in just three games this weekend. The five-category stud will always get his when he is on a baseball diamond, but it certainly helps to have more protection surrounding him in the lineup. The 26-year-old superstar is slashing a career-best .331/.464/.669 through 89 games this season.
Trout went 4-for-4 with a triple, a home run and four runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Athletics. Trout's first two hits went for a triple and a home run, putting him in a favorable position to hit for the cycle. The star center fielder collected two more hits in his final two plate appearances, but he fell a double short of a historic night. Trout showed no ill effects of the neck stiffness that cost him two starts this week, which is great news for fantasy owners and bad news for opposing pitchers.
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