The Big Apple and Mets’ Citi Field had the honor of holding the 84th MLB All-Star game; Mike Trout had the honor of being the only representative of the LA Angels of Anaheim.
Matt Harvey vs. Mike Trout. An intriguing young matchup started the Summer Classic. Harvey’s first pitch was a fastball on the outer-half of the plate.
Being the phenom he is, Trout swung first pitch and ripped it down the right field line for a leadoff double (nothing short of expectation). Prior to leaving Seattle on Sunday, Albert Pujols told Trout he wanted him to hit the first pitch he saw for a home run; I guess we’ll have to deal with a double.
Trout was left stranded at second in the first, and that’s the only activity he had for the rest of the game at the plate. The double remained the only hit by any player until the fourth inning. Fittingly, Torii Hunter pinch hit for Trout in the top of the eighth.
Trout is now a .500 batter in All-Star games (2 for 4) with a walk, stolen base, single, and double.
The American League went on to win the game 3-0 and snap a losing streak of three games. The AL Pennant winners will have home field advantage in the 2013 World Series.
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