The gardener of the Houston Astros, Jose SiriHe had to wait eight years for his first major league start, but he probably won’t wait long for his second start after the unprecedented spectacle he put on in Monday night’s 15-1 win over the Los Angeles. Texas Rangers, at Globe Life Field.
The Dominican Siri became the first player in history, or at least since RBIs became an official statistic in 1920, to have at least five RBIs and two home runs in his first MLB start, according to the Elias Sports Bureau; Siri went 5-4 on Monday in Arlington:
Siri, 1.88 meters tall, who first played professionally in the Cincinnati Reds organization in 2013, got his first chance to be in a major league starting lineup when veteran Michael Brantley was laid off for the second day in a row. with pain in the right knee.
Siri, a free agent, signed with a minor league this spring, Siri played in 94 games for Triple-A Sugar Land this season, slashing .318 / .369 / .552. Astros manager Dusty Baker praised both the Skills like Siri’s mindset, as the 26-year-old rookie has continued to fight for the Major Leagues.
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Siri has her own unique celebration when she gets to base, something she said she has done since her youth playing in the Dominican Republic: she pantomimes an archer shooting a bow and arrow line. And Siri was certainly on target Monday with her never-before-seen stat line.