If you told me, without context, that Kyle Schwarber had a standup triple in Spring Training, I would assume something very crazy happened in the outfield.
Moreover, if you told me that the triple was to dead center against the Angels, with Mike Trout patrolling, I might not even believe it. After all, he made one of the most iconic catches in center field in the past decade.
But, this is a thing that happened in yesterday’s game: Kyle Schwarber hit a standup triple to center field, over top of Mike Trout.
Check it out:
Off the bat, that didn’t really even look like much. Schwarber has such strength and torque in his swing, though, that when he barrels the ball, it’s going to go a long way even if it doesn’t look like a rocket off the bat (sounded good, though). I mean, sure, the ball carries well out west this time of year, but that thing went 415 feet and it looked like a pop fly.