Mike Trout removed with hamstring tightness
Los Angeles Angels superstar outfielder Mike Trout was removed from Sunday’s game against Houston in the sixth inning with what is being called hamstring tightness.
Trout is in the midst of another huge season, after having one of the best rookie seasons in MLB history. He came in second in MVP voting to Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera. Trout had an astounding 10.9 WAR (wins above replacement) last season, according to Baseball-Reference.com.
This season has been no different for Trout as he is hitting .330 with 21 home runs 78 RBIs and 28 stolen bases. At the young age of 22, Trout has made it clear that he is one of the best hitters in baseball, and might be the best if it weren’t for Miguel Cabrera.
Trout had two hits in Sunday’s game before leaving, making it the 40th straight game in which he has reached base safely, which is the third longest streak this year behind Michael Cuddyer (46) and Miguel Cabrera (44) again, reports SB Nation.
Trout has been the best player, by far, on a very disappointing Los Angeles Angels team. They spent a ton of money the past two seasons on Albert Pujols, and Josh Hamilton, and are in fourth in the AL West, 15.5 games back of the division lead. Trout is considered day-to-day for now.