Mark Trumbo is the first Oriole to homer twice in one inning, may be supernaturally locked in
Like a bunch of ghost hunters staying in the old Wilson mansion for the night, Mark Trumbo is locked in. Entering Friday night's game against the Rangers, Trumbo was hitting .389/.421/.667 with three home runs -- all of them coming in his last four games.
That not being enough, he wanted to up the ante. Not just by becoming the first Orioles player to ever homer twice in an inning -- you know, something that is difficult enough on its own -- but by hitting two remarkably similar ones.
Trumbo's first home run was a dead center shot off a Martin Perez changeup that traveled a Statcast™-projected 432 feet and flew off his bat at 111.09 mph. His second, a deep shot off Andrew Faulkner's four-seam fastball, went a projected 427.4 feet at 108.6 mph.
Different pitchers, different pitches, same eerily similar result. Spoooooooky.