The super prospect of the Cincinnati Reds, Elly de la Cruz, needed only two games in the Major Leagues to mark history within organized baseball and thus start what could be a great career.
The Dominican player was a key player for the Reds to beat the Dodgers 8-6 thanks to his first triple and his first home run in the Majors.
In his first at-bat, De la Cruz hit a powerful 458-foot home run to right field off Noah Syndergaard's pitches. The ball went out at 114.8 mph and became the second most powerful drive hit by a hitter for his first home run in the Statcast era, according to MLB.com.
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"Since I hit it, I knew it was leaving, and I turned and looked at my teammates and I did that to them," added De la Cruz regarding his home run.
In his second turn, the Dominican hit another drive through center field that allowed him to reach third base with great ease. An important fact is that the player was a key player in both comebacks for the Reds in the match.
“They have a positive vibe. We are going to go to the World Series”, explained the player after the game.
Historic mark on its second night
Elly de la Cruz did not want to let her performance go under the table, because she achieved a feat with which she becomes the only player to have reached it.
According to MLB Metrics, the Dominican is the first player to "record a walk, a double, a triple and a home run in the first 2 games of his career."