MLB: Record! Pirates rookie Rodolfo Castro has five hits and all have been HR

MLB Record Pirates rookie Rodolfo Castro has five hits and

The Dominican rookie Rodolfo Castro of the Pittsburgh Pirates, hit two home runs in Wednesday night’s game at the PNC Park vs. the Milwaukee Brewers, marking your fourth and fifth major league hits, all of which have been home runs. It was his first game of at least two home runs.

It is the first time in the Modern Era of the American / National League (since 1901) that each of a player’s first five hits have been home runs. Bucs manager Derek Shelton said of Castro:

I don’t really think it’s sustainable, but if you want to give it a try, you can give it a try. “

The home runs were off lefty Eric Lauer in the bottom of the seventh inning, with no out and no people on base, and the other HR fell to none other than Josh Hader in the ninth with one on board and one down.

To make matters worse, Castro is the first Pirates player to have five straight HR hits at any point in his career since Willie Stargell in 1965 (56 years ago).

The young Castro, 1.83 meters tall and barely 22 years old, is a third baseman who plays with jersey number 64 on his back. He hits both sides of the plate and was born in Los Llanos, Dominican Republic on May 21, 1999.

He made his MLB debut this season on April 21, just a month short of his 22nd birthday. This season he is 21-5 with five home runs, seven RBIs, six runs scored and is hitting .238.

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Castro, who weighs 205 pounds, was signed by the Pirates almost six years ago: October 30, 2015. So far he has been in nine games, where he has 20 total bases reached, two walks, five strikeouts, a .304 OBP, SLG of .952 and an OPS of 1,257.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. BA in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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