But the current state of these Angels -- 14 games below .500, 16 1/2 games out of first place -- makes it difficult to enjoy milestones like that.
"It's tough," the 27-year-old Trumbo said. "But you try to take away as many positives as you can - personally, especially, because the down times do [stink], big time."
Trumbo -- batting .360 over his last six games to raise his batting average to .242 -- easily leads a star-studded Angels team in homers and has consistently produced impressive power numbers since his rookie season, which will only help him in his first year of arbitration this winter.
Since the start of the 2011 season, Trumbo is tied for fourth in the Majors in homers (90), tied for 10th in RBIs (265) and ranks 39th in slugging percentage (.481).
This year, he's on pace for 37 homers.
And if someday he reaches 40, it probably wouldn't surprise anyone.
"That'd be awesome," Trumbo said. "That's a lot, especially the way the trends are going. That's a huge number, I think. I don't know if this ballpark is as conducive to that as others, but if I groove my swing the right way, hopefully it translates here and on the road."
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.