MLB: When Randy Arozarena hit a triple without taking the ball out of the infield

Tell me if you’ve heard this before: Randy Arozarena he homered. Sure, sometimes we have to search the newspaper to make sure what day it exactly did. But yes, the Cuban homered again in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.

It was his sixth home run of the postseason and his 13th since Sept. 2.

Do you want to know the most curious thing? What has been done this postseason is not the most impressive that Arozarena has achieved on a baseball field. He July 6, 2017, when I was a member of the team Double-A Springfield of the St. Louis Cardinals, the then prospect flipped into the infield that the four Midland RockHounds infielders went for. Neither caught the ball.

Arozarena ran to second base. With everyone confused, and with the anteroom open, the Cuban kept running. This play ends in a similar way to what happens in American football, with the four opposing players chasing Arozarena.

Officially, the play was scored as an error. But where is the fun in that? Arozarena ended up traveling 270 feet with a hit that will have reached 65.

Considering Arozarena’s postseason continues, it’s a matter of time before he also hits a home run inside the infield.

Michael Clair/MLB


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