Mike Trout produced arguably the greatest #tripleshy non-cycle in recorded baseball history Saturday night.
The Angels’ MVP center fielder drilled a home run, three doubles and a single in his five plate appearances vs. the Yankees in New York. The dinger was Trout’s 17th this season, tying him for the major league lead with the Red Sox’s Mookie Betts.
Giants: SS Brandon Crawford was reinstated from the paternity list and was in the starting lineup. … INF Kelby Tomlinson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. … RHP Hunter Strickland (broken right pinkie) will have more X-rays in two weeks to determine if two pins he had surgically inserted on Wednesday can be removed. The 29-year-old reliever was injured when he punched a door in frustration after a blown save against Miami on Monday. … RHP Johnny Cueto (right elbow inflammation) will throw 40 pitches in a rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. … RHP Jeff Samardzija (right shoulder tightness) threw 73 pitches in his second rehab start with Sacramento.
LHP Clayton Richard (6-6, 4.31 ERA) will make his team-leading 16th start for the Padres. He’s 5-2 with a 3.04 ERA over his last eight. Giants RHP Chris Stratton (8-4, 4.22) hasn’t allowed a run over 13 2/3 innings in two career starts against San Diego.
JULIE: In the offseason, we work out like every day together. Lifting is an easy one to do together; we just shift weights back and forth. We do a lot of core together. Pilates and yoga, we always do those together. But I think it’s a little bit easier for me, at 5-7, to be more flexible and to move a little better than him at 6-5. ZACH: She’s helped me with my flexibility. It doesn’t come naturally to me. I’ve created this stretching routine that I have to do each and every night. It focuses on every muscle and joint group in the body. I can’t sleep unless I get it done before I go to bed.
JULIE:He’s so meticulous, like OCD, in what he does.
JULIE: There were times when I tried to hide my muscles. When you’re a young girl you hear, You’re really strong or You have really toned arms. In my head, it wasn’t something that should be said about a girl. It should be more You’re pretty. But the second I put on my soccer outfit, I didn’t care what I looked like; I just wanted to ball out. [laughs] I was just out there, I wanted to win, I wanted to play.