Mike Trout thought about it too much

Mike Trout thought about it too much


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.”