2-for-4, 1-homer outburst against Washington on Thursday
Raised his season batting average back to .356
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Luis Arajes, 26, the “hitting machine” of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball, has completely broken out of his slump. With a leadoff home run and four straight multi-hit games, he’s on pace to solidify his place atop the batting order.
Araúez started at first base against the Washington Nationals on April 4 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. He went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored in Miami’s 6-4 win. He exploded in his first at-bat. Blasted a leadoff home run off opposing starter Zosia Gray. After drawing four consecutive fouls, took a five-pitch, 94.2-mile-per-hour sinker over the right-field wall. His sixth home run of the season.
He flied out to left field in the second inning and was removed for a double in front of the second baseman in the fourth, but returned for a walk in the sixth. He completed his multi-hit game with an RBI single in the ninth. He led off the inning with a single to right field on a 96.7 mph (155.6 km/h) fastball from reliever Lane Thomas. He scored the game-winning run when he took advantage of an error by the next batter, Jazz Chizom Jr. on a grounder to short.온라인카지노
After falling into a severe slump after the All-Star break, he came out swinging in the four-game series against the Nats. He had multiple hits in all four games. He went 5-for-2 on Day 1, 4-for-2 on Day 2, 5-for-4 on Day 3, and 4-for-2 on Day 4. He went 10-for-18 over the four days, raising his season average to .356. He moved within striking distance of Corey Seager of the Texas Rangers (.341), Freddie Freeman of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves (all over .335).
With Araúez’s resurgence, Miami has won four straight games to move into a tie for the third wild-card spot in the National League. At 70 wins, they are tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants.