Talk about dad strength.
Mike Trout returned to the Los Angeles Angels lineup on Tuesday for the first time since becoming a father and did not miss a beat.
In his first at-bat, Trout ripped a 2-2 slider from Seattle Mariners right-hander Justin Dunn 407 feet over the center field wall to give the Angels a 1-0 lead.
It was Trout’s second home run of the season and astounding 42nd career home run against the Mariners – his most against any team.
Trout, 28, had missed four games for the birth of his son, Beckham Aaron Trout, which coincidentally has the initials B.A.T.
The three-time MVP spoke before the game how he had not gotten much sleep in recent days, but clearly it did not seem to bother him.
“Pretty incredible,” Trout said before the game about being a father. “A lot of emotions going into it. I didn’t really know what to expect, but once I got to see him and hold him with Jess and seeing how she was feeling, what we went through to have a child. It’s pretty amazing.”