He’s a $470 million man.
Julio Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners) went 4-for-6 with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBIs while batting first and playing center field against the Houston Astros on April 20 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA. The team went on to win 10-3.
Rodriguez recorded a hit in his first at-bat. He took a two-pitch 96.1 mph (154 km/h) sinker from Framber Valdez and lined it up the middle of the infield. He stole second and moved into scoring position. Eugenio Suarez followed with a single to center field. Rodriguez came home with time to spare.
After striking out in his second at-bat, Rodriguez singled in his third. In the top of the fourth, he singled with the bases loaded. But Suarez came through with a double. In his fourth at-bat in the top of the sixth, Rodriguez hit a low splitter in front of the third baseman. But it didn’t lead to a run.
Suarez completed his four-hit performance in the top of the eighth with a 6-2 lead. With the bases loaded, he lined a single to left field off Hector Neris. Sam Haggerty, the leadoff man, went to third. Suarez and Ty Franks then walked, but Teoscar Hernandez followed with an RBI double to make it 8-2.
Seattle added two more runs in the ninth to complete its 10-run outburst on the day. Rodriguez, who came to bat in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded, struck out looking.
Rodriguez has been on a roll lately. He started with a four-hit game against the Kansas City Royals on April 17, followed by five, four, and four hits in his next three games. In his last three games, Rodriguez is 17-for-22 with two home runs, eight RBIs, five runs scored and five stolen bases.
Sarah Lance of MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, writes, “Since 1901, the most hits in a four-game stretch with five or more steals before today’s game was 13. Bake McBride in 1974, Ty Cobb in 1927 and 1907.” “Rodriguez blew that out of the water. In his last four games, Rodriguez has 17 hits and five doubles.”바카라사이트
In his major league debut last season, Rodriguez hit .284 with 145 hits, 28 homers, 75 RBIs, 84 runs scored and a .854 OPS to win the American League Rookie of the Year award. Seattle signed him to a contract worth up to 18 years and $470 million. This season, he’s hitting .278 with 21 homers, 79 RBIs, 75 runs scored and a .800 OPS.