Trout says thumb is 'fine'
By Trey Scott / MLB.com
Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:23 PM PT
"It just hit the the tip of my finger," said Trout, who had a small bandage wrap on his left thumb. "I'm happy I got out of the way."
After a brief injury delay, Trout took his base, advanced to third on a hit by Torii Hunter and then scored on an Albert Pujols double. It was one of Trout's three runs scored in the Angels 7-2 win over the Rockies. Trout, a rookie, also notched three hits and stole two bases.
Since May 1, Trout is hitting .360, tops among American League hitters. He's compiled a .500 batting average in June heading into play on Saturday. Overall, Trout is hitting. 340 with five home runs and 22 RBIs, with 11 stolen bases.
"He's been a catalyst," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia. "You have to step back and realize this is a 20-year-old kid. He gives you a lot of confidence moving forward about having a player who's going to be an impact player in your lineup for a while."
Trout went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases on Saturday.