Mike Trout robs Yoenis Cespedes of homer, Coco Crisp steals one from Josh Hamilton in retribution
In the first inning of Wednesday's Athletics-Angels game, Yoenis Cespedes smacked a home run to left center field. Only someone forgot to tell Mike Trout:
That's the kind of play that makes Mike Trout so ... Mike Trout. Who else could make a catch like that seem so effortless and inevitable? Who else could make a catch like that at all?
Oh wait, Coco Crisp did the same thing to Josh Hamilton in the next inning, keeping the score tied at 0-0:
There's only one explanation: just being in Angel Stadium gives you home-run-robbing superpowers.
Later in the game, Cespedes was able to get the Angels back -- he produced a fitting encore to his mind-boggling throw from Tuesday night when he similarly gunned down Albert Pujols at third in the sixth inning: