This kid Randy Arozarena has been on a pretty clutch tear for the Tampa Bay Rays here in Major League Baseball’s postseason.
And a historic one, really.
With a two-run blast Saturday evening in the first inning for Tampa Bay, the Rays left fielder gave his team an early boost in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.
It counted for Arozarena’s seventh home run of the 2020 postseason, and per ESPN Stats & Info, that’s the most ever by a rookie.
If the Rays can advance to the World Series, there’s no reason to believe the 25-year-old Cuban star won’t encroach in the all-time record from a player of any sort.
The record currently is eight home runs during a playoff stretch, held by Barry Bonds, Carlos Beltrán and Nelson Cruz.
Heck, there’s still time for him to tie that this game.