Los Angeles Angels: Yankees
July, 14, 2012
By Mike Mazzeo | ESPNLosAngeles.com
NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Angels have plenty of concerns.
Mike Trout isn’t one of them.
The 20-year-old rookie phenom had three hits and two stolen bases for the Angels on Saturday afternoon, but Jerome Williams was tagged for five runs on seven hits in six innings and their anemic offense went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position in a 5-3 loss to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
“We lost, so my performance doesn’t mean much,” said Trout, who became the sixth rookie in franchise history to record at least 30 stolen bases in a season.
Over his last 20 games, the All-Star left fielder is hitting .407 (33-for-81) with 23 runs, six doubles, six homers, 13 RBIs and 11 steals.
On Saturday afternoon, Trout led off the game with an infield single, advanced from second to third by tagging up on a shallow fly ball, and scored on Alberto Callaspo’s two-out, two-run single. He ripped a double to left in the second. Then he bounced a single up the middle and swiped a pair of bags in the fourth, but was stranded at third.