Mike Trout's throw was so good he impressed himself
Mike Trout is good. Everybody knows that by now, right?
The Angels' star provided more reasons to look at him with a mixed sense of bewilderment, awe and dropped jaws in the Halos' 4-2 win over the Mariners at the Big A on Saturday night.
Mariners slugger Adam Lind crushed a deep fly to center leading off the seventh inning, and chugged toward second base in pursuit of a double. However, Mr. Trout mans center field, so that didn't go quite as planned:
That's 164 feet of precision:
Mike Trout throw clocked at 88.1 MPH to throw Lind out at 2nd. Throw distance 164ft.- Daren Willman (@darenw) April 24, 2016
As Trout explained to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez after the game, plays such as this don't just happen. They're the result of a lot of hard work:
Trout's defensive heroics came after he shot the Angels in front with a two-run homer off Felix Hernandez earlier in the game with that swing that we've all come to see and appreciate every game:
The blast added to Trout's dominance of King Felix over the years:
Correction: Mike Trout is batting .368 (25-for-68) against King Felix. Still good.- Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) April 24, 2016
All in a day's work for No. 27.