Who dares to doubt the great and mighty Trout?
In the early portion of this season, some Trout watchers were concerned that Mighty Mike hadn’t exactly been burning up the basepaths as he stole a mere four bags in the month of April. Could it really be that Trout’s legendary speed was actually more of a myth? My theory (OK, maybe I wasn’t the only one to come up with it), was that the incessant rain that followed the Travs around in April made for poor running conditions, thus Trout’s steal attempts were few and far between.
Survey says….. number one answer!!!!
I’ll try not to break my arm patting myself on the back here, but the weather has finally dried up and Trout is taking full advantage to the tune of ten stolen bases in May, with four of those coming in the last week alone. That four steals in a week thing is made all the more impressive when you consider that Mike only walked or got a base hit ten times last week, and obviously all ten of those on-base opportunities put him in a position where he could even attempt steal. Plain and simple, Trout has his running shoes on now and he appears to have every intention of making up for all that lost base stealing time in April.
That’s it for this week, check back in next week to see what happens to our future hero. Same Trout Time. Same Trout Channel… err, blog.