‘9 hits’ in 24 hours… Rookie earns 281.9 billion in 108G, still performs extraordinary→Summon even Ichiro
Seattle Mariners specialty outfielder Julio Rodriguez, 23, made his presence felt with nine hits in 24 hours.
Rodriguez started in the leadoff spot in the lineup against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, on April 18.토토사이트
Rodriguez exploded from the start. He led off the first inning with an infield single in front of the third baseman to start his hitting streak. He continued to produce, hitting a three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning. His final line was 5-for-5 with one home run, five RBI, and one run scored. The team won 6-4.
In the last game (April 17 against Kansas City), Rodriguez continued his hot streak, going 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBIs, and one run scored in a 6-5 win.
Game 17 was played at night local time, and Game 18 was played in the afternoon, so Rodriguez totaled nine hits in less than 24 hours.
Rodriguez had one of the biggest bats of all time. Records followed. “Rodriguez is the sixth Seattle player to have four or more hits in back-to-back games,” MLB.com reporter Sarah Lance wrote on social media. Seattle legend Ichiro Suzuki did it three times, twice in 2004 and once in 2006, while Kendrys Morales did it in 2013 and Dee Gordon completed the feat in 2018.
Rodriguez is an exciting prospect not only for his team, but for the entire league. He made his major league debut last year, hitting .284 (145-for-511) with 28 home runs, 75 RBIs, an OPS of .854 and 25 stolen bases to earn American League Rookie of the Year honors. He was recognized for his potential early on, signing a massive 14-year, $210 million guaranteed contract just 108 games into his big league debut.
This year, he seemed to suffer from a sophomore jinx at the start of the season, but has gradually regained his form as the season progressed. He’s batting .269 (134-for-499) with 20 home runs, 78 RBIs, an OPS of .780 and 30 stolen bases to energize the lineup.
In just his second year, Rodriguez is becoming a living legend in Seattle. He’s making his presence felt, even recalling the records of the legendary Ichiro.
Meanwhile, Seattle (66-55) is currently in the fourth wild card spot in the American League. They are just 0.5 games behind the third-place Toronto Blue Jays (67-55). If Rodriguez continues his hot streak, many fans will be looking to see if the Mariners can reach their dream postseason run, or even better.