The catcher Robinson Chirinos joined some of the most famous receivers in the history of Major League Baseball Saturday in Game 4 of the World Series between the Astros and Nationals.
In the fourth inning of the game in the Nationals park, Chirinos hit a two-run homer off the left-hander Patrick corbin to extend the lead to 4-0 Houston about Washington.
It was the second game followed by Chirinos with a home run. The other receivers who have stumbled in consecutive World Series crashes are Mickey Cochrane (1930, Athletics), Bill Dickey (1939, Yankees), Roy Campanella (1955, Dodgers), Gene Tenace (1972, Athletics) and Ted Simmons (1982, Brewers).
Chirinos' homer on Saturday had a distance of 404 feet and was faced with an 81.5 mph change in speed from left-hander Patrick Corbin.
Chirinos has become Houston's unexpected home run hitter when the team needed it most.
"I have put myself in a good position," Chirinos said. "I swung the pitches that went to the strike zone. I concentrated in the middle of the plate and did it again tonight. "
Hinch gave Chirinos part of the credit for the rookie starter's stupendous work Jose Urquidy. The Mexican opened a World Series match for the first time and nullified Washington's batting.
“Whenever there is a good start from a pitcher, you also have to give credit to the catcher, for reassuring him from the beginning,” Hinch stressed. "Also, he hit the two-run home run, which was a big deal for us."