It turns out Mike Trout does make mistakes, albeit ones that involve attempting to leap a wall to rob a home run, but a mistake nonetheless.
Due to Mike Trout not quite being able to haul this ball in, David Freitas of the Seattle Mariners got his first ever MLB home run on the board as a solo shot in Anaheim tonight.
Freitas has been struggling for Seattle since being called up as the backup catcher, hitting .194 in 77 at-bats this season. But a first MLB home run might be able to spark a turn around for the 29-year-old.
For Trout, this was a rare mistake in an almost perfect individual season that has seen him lead the MLB in WAR.
Four position players have amassed at least 5.0 fWAR this season— Ryan Lewis (@RyanLewisABJ) July 12, 2018
1. Mike Trout 6.6
2. Jose Ramirez 6.0
3. Mookie Betts 5.7
4. Francisco Lindor 5.3
With how well Trout is playing, it only seems fair that he let the struggling Freitas snag his first career homer, Trout has plenty of other things going on this season anyway.
But jokes aside, congrats to David Freitas! A night you won't soon forget.