This kid Randy Arozarena has been on a pretty clutch tear for the Tampa Bay Rays here in Major League Baseball’s postseason.
And a historic one, really.
With a two-run blast Saturday evening in the first inning for Tampa Bay, the Rays left fielder gave his team an early boost in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.
It counted for Arozarena’s seventh home run of the 2020 postseason, and per ESPN Stats & Info, that’s the most ever by a rookie.
RANDY. AROZARENA. Rays go up 2-0 as he sets a MLB record for most HRs in a postseason by a rookie (via @MLB) pic.twitter.com/nzJtEhPOQh— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 18, 2020
If the Rays can advance to the World Series, there’s no reason to believe the 25-year-old Cuban star won’t encroach in the all-time record from a player of any sort.
The record currently is eight home runs during a playoff stretch, held by Barry Bonds, Carlos Beltrán and Nelson Cruz.
Randy Arozarena's now has 7 home runs this postseason, the most ever by a rookie.He trails only Barry Bonds, Carlos Beltrán and Nelson Cruz (all with 8) for the most ever in a single postseason. pic.twitter.com/piCMKTZISl— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 18, 2020
pic.twitter.com/0gAvhAZEvJ— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) October 18, 2020
Heck, there’s still time for him to tie that this game.
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