Mike Trout probably didn't get there because he was thinking too much about tying Major League Baseball's record for longest streak with at least one long ball. >
At least that's the analysis of the Los Angeles star player.
“I'm not going to lie to you. I thought about it, for sure. Everyone was texting me. You [the media] were asking me a lot of questions. It was hard not to have that in mind,” he said Tuesday night, after his winning streak ended in a 3-1 loss to the Guardians in Cleveland.
Trout had previously stretched his arms in seven games in a row. The major league record is eight consecutive games and is owned by three players: Ken Griffey Jr. (1993), Don Mattingly (1987) and Dale Long (1956).
The 31-year-old outfielder never was unable to get a single hit during the duel against the Guardians. He said his home run streak haunted him especially his last at bat in the eighth inning. He finally hit a ball during it.
“It's the nature of things, I guess,” he said. When I think of the circuit, it's not a good thing, as you have seen. I chased down a few throws and amped up my moves too much. Guess I have to start a new streak.”
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