May 7 (UPI) — Los Angeles Angeles outfielder Mike Trout showed off his arm this weekend, getting an outfield assist with a laser of a throw against the Seattle Mariners.
The tantalizing toss came in the bottom of the fifth inning in the Angels’ 8-2 win Sunday at Safeco Field in Seattle. The Angels led the Mariners 2-0 at the time.
Mariners outfielder Dee Gordon was facing Angels righty Shoehei Ohtani in the frame. Gordon hit a 96.3 mph Ohtani offering for a line drive single to center field. Ben Gamel was standing on first base when Gordon made contact. He raced around second and had eyes for third.
Trout fielded the ball and got a running start before firing an absolute dart toward third base. The 202-foot throw clocked in at 91.7 mph, according to Statcast.
Trout’s toss landed in Zack Cozart’s glove at third base as Gamel came in sliding feet first. Cozart fielded the ball and brought his glove down for a swiping tag. Gamel appeared safe initially, but further review showed that his body came off of the base when Cozart’s tag was applied to his hip. The safe call was overturned and the putout gave the Angels the final out of the inning.
The two-time American League MVP also had a stellar day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs, a run scored and a walk. Trout hit a three-run home run in the top of the sixth frame off of Mariners reliever Chasen Bradford. That long ball traveled 389 feet and left the ball park at 81.2 mph, according to Statcast.
Trout is now hitting .336 on the season. He leads the American League with 28 walks and leads baseball with a .458 on-base percentage and 90 total bases. Trout has 12 home runs and 24 RBIs in 34 games.