Call Carlos Santana 'Mr. Heatmiser' because he hit two sun-aided doubles on Sunday
Reigning AL MVP and aspiring weatherman Mike Trout chases fly balls for a living and storms for fun. During Sunday's Indians-Angels game, we learned that even the most talented and informed ballplayer can still fall victim to Mother Nature.
Trout was manning the Progressive Field outfield, presumably after reading the most up-to-date hourly forecast that he could find before heading into the dugout to start the game. Still, the Cleveland sun proved too bright for Trout as he lost a fly ball and allowed a sun-aided double to drop in off the bat of Carlos Santana:
Then, in the fifth, Mother Nature reared her ugly head once again with Santana at the dish, causing Kole Calhoun to lose a ball in the sun that fell in for double:
Basically, you can call Santana "Mr. Heatmiser" from now on because he figured out how to harness the power of the sun to sneak doubles past two of the best defensive outfielders in MLB.
Mother Nature: 2, Angels:0 ... Indians: 9, Angels: 2.