Aristides Aquino is a phenomenon. But at every home game, the rookie outfielder beats the Reds and just hits on. He makes it a little harder to dismiss him in the postseason as "Smash-in-a-Pan" by Kevin Maas / Shane Spencer, and adds evidence that he could do it. Just be a young guy who is really, really good at can beat.
25-year-old Aquino, who had an unknown outlook this spring, is now cutting .315 / .384 / .787. But we are here for the Dingers. We were here when Aquino was the first player in MLB history to be [Homer] eight times in his first twelve games and we stayed here to see what Aquino was doing last night at the 5: Cincinnati's 0 victory over the Marlins has done as he was the first major leaguer to become Homer thirteen times in his first 100 career record appearances.
Aquino reached the record on the record number 100 and strangely pulled a sinking Sandy Alcantara sinker to the left.
Aquino, fortunately called "The Punisher", has split from two brand new comers:
The explosion also made Aquino the only player to complete 13 homeruns in his first 27 career games, and tied Cody Bellinger to a NL rookie record for most homeruns in a calendar month. In a month he has Greg Vaughn's third place for the Reds franchise record for Homer, and in August there are four more games.
"You just have to watch and enjoy it," told Reds manager David Bell. "I wish I had words to better describe what we all see, but let's just look at it and enjoy it, it does everything to keep it going."
Aquino was over Last season it was not advertised and it looked like its rise through the farm system had come to a standstill, but he renewed his momentum in the spring and was pureed at Triple-A after the Red Yasiel Puig was expelled He's been a monster and a machine ever since, and the reds will not care much this year – eight games without jokers – but Aquino's future is wide open.