"Mike was shading that way, but it's a big play at the time, for sure," Scioscia said. "He's playing hard."
Trout reached a top speed of 18.86 mph, covered 65.32 feet and had a 97.74 percent route efficiency on the play, according to Statcast™, which also projected Smith's line drive to have a hang time of 4.09 seconds.
On Tuesday, Trout made a leaping catch in deep center on a line drive by Mike Zunino, which would have scored a run. Zunino's sharp liner had an exit velocity of 109.6 mph and a launch angle of 15 degrees, according to Statcast™. Batted balls with those metrics are hits 70.5 percent of the time.
Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.