WATCH: Mike Trout sets new career high with 42nd HR

By Vincent Frank
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout continues to prove himself as the single greatest player in the modern history of Major League Baseball.

The Texas Rangers found this out first hand early during Tuesday’s matinee matchup.

Trout took to the plate in the first inning with one runner aboard. He proceeded to smoke a Joe Palumbo 1-0 pitch over the left-field fence for a two-run homer.

The ball traveled only 383 feet but had an exit velocity of 112 mph. Again, it was smoked.

This represented Trout’s 42nd homer of the season, which is a career high for the two-time AL MVP. It’s also his 10th homer against the division rival Rangers in just 15 games this season.

A real MVP candidate, Trout is now hitting .300 with 42 homers and 98 RBI on the season. Did we mention it’s still August?