Tonight was the first home game for the Los Angeles Angels after starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs passed away unexpectedly last week.
Having been an emotional night overall with a long moment of silence and the ceremonial first pitch thrown by Skaggs’ widow and family in attendance as well. Plus, the Angels roster sported Skaggs’ number (45) in remembrance to their late pitcher.
However, when All-Star outfielder Mike Trout stepped up to the plate against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning, he would crush a powerful home run on the first pitch he sees coming to him.
Video from ESPN’s Twitter page is in the link below.
What made this even more ironic was that Trout’s home run over to the left centerfield landed at 454 feet, just near Skaggs’ memorial sign.
The home run would’ve gave the Angels a 2-0 early lead.
A very emotional moment indeed for the Angels and for all of baseball to see.