Mike Trout swung at the first pitch Baltimore right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez threw him Friday night at Camden Yards, a fastball in the upper corner of the strike zone. He missed. He swung at the second pitch Jimenez threw him, and missed again.
Down in an 0-2 hole, Trout tracked the next pitch for a ball, and then ripped the fourth for a single through to right field. It was his 24th hit of 2016 after staking the opposing pitcher to an 0-2 advantage, perhaps his most impressive feat in a season and career already replete with them.
Friday marked five years, to the day, that Trout made his major league debut.