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Eduardo Escobar shot the lucky seventh

The man from La Pica was one homer away from equaling Edgardo Alfonso

The Venezuelan Eduardo Escobar, of the New York Mets, hit his seventh home run of the 2022 Major League Baseball (MLB) season.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, on a full count (3-2), Escobar took advantage of a fastball from Glenn Otto, starter for the Texas Rangers, to break the parity on the scoreboard.

According to Baseball Savant, the Venezuelan connection, with two running backs, posted an exit speed of 106.5 miles per hour and traveled 417 feet at Citi Field.

With his three-run homer, the man from La Pica, Aragua state, reached 33 RBIs this season.

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As for the historical lists of the Venezuelans, Eduardo Escobar was one "home run" away from equaling Edgardo Alfonso (146), a member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame, and two RBIs from Manny Trillo.

Thanks to the hit of the versatile infielder from Aragón, the Mets ended up winning (4 to 3) to improve their record (48-29) and continue to lead the Eastern Division of the National League.

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