Arozarena keeps slugging for Tampa Bay
There's being in the middle of a hot streak, and then there's what Randy Arozarena has been doing this postseason. Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect blasted a two-run homer in the fourth inning, but the Rays fell, 4-3, to the Astros in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series
There's being in the middle of a hot streak, and then there's what
Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect blasted a two-run homer in the fourth inning, but the Rays fell, 4-3, to the Astros in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Petco Park. With his fifth playoff roundtripper, Arozarena stands one off the pace set by former Ray
Arozarena, who hit safely in the first three games of the series, broke through in the hit column Wednesday with another huge swing in the fourth inning.
Who else?!#Rays No. 19 prospect Randy Arozarena ties the game up with a two-run shot for his 5⃣th homer of the postseason.pic.twitter.com/I4xF5w6xWW— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) October 15, 2020
“Throughout the series, they’ve been starting to throw me a lot more off-speed pitches. On that 3-1 pitch, I’d already seen a couple of off-speed pitches, so I was able to make an adjustment,” he told reporters after the game. “We knew going into this that we were going to face a pretty solid team, and they’re probably out there thinking the same thing.”
For the series, the Cuba native has gone 7-for-16 with two homers, a double and three RBIs. Arozarena, who had a 1.055 OPS to close out the final month of the regular season, has amassed nine extra base hits and a 1.346 OPS over the first three rounds of the 2020 playoffs. He's recorded six multi-hit games, four of which were three-hit efforts.
Game 5 of the series is scheduled for Thursday at 5:07 p.m. ET.
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