OAKLAND -- Angels Manager Mike Scioscia reacted incredulously Monday night when told that the original estimate on Mike Trout’s eighth-inning home run, which bounced off the window of a luxury box high above the center-field wall in the Oakland Coliseum, was 421 feet.
“Four-twenty?” Scioscia said after the Angels’ 12-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics. “That ball bounced back 420 feet.”
C.J. Wilson, who allowed one run and four hits in seven innings to improve to 17-6 on the season and help the Angels win for the 18th time in 24 games since Aug. 23, had a similar reaction.
“Four-twenty-one?” the pitcher said. “What is that, yards? Meters?”