What’s important is the timing Naylor ML’s first two home runs and eight RBIs
Josh Naylor (25, Cleveland Guardians), who hit a three-run home run and a grand slam in a row in a dramatic game, became the first player in the Major League.
Naylor started as a first baseman five times in an away game against the Chicago White Sox at Garrented Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois, on the 10th (Korea Standard Time).
On the same day, Naylor had three hits in five at-bats (two home runs), eight RBIs, two runs, and one walk. Cleveland had a 15–14 win rate of 0.517 for the season, winning 12–9 on Naylor’s performance.
Two home runs and eight RBIs in a game can easily be seen in more than 100 years of Major League history. But it was timing that mattered.
After two outs in the ninth inning, Naylor hit a dramatic tie-breaking grand slam and hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning of extra time. He hit two home runs and seven RBIs in the ninth inning.
Naylor also hit an RBI double in the eighth inning, trailing 1-5. In other words, he hit a grand slam + three-run homer in the ninth inning and swept eight RBIs in the eighth inning.
After the game, Naylor became the first player in Major League Baseball history to score eight RBIs from the eighth inning, according to ESPN, a U.S. sports channel.
In addition, Naylor’s grand slam + three-run home run is also the first in Major League history. Naylor’s two home runs + eight RBIs in one game were very special.
Naylor, an outfielder in his fourth year in the Major League, had a batting average of 0.338 with four home runs and 21 RBIs and an on-base percentage of 0.370 OPS 0.943 in 19 games so far.
Attention is focusing on whether Naylor, who had relatively normal results until last year, will be able to maintain his good performance starting from the game.