Recycled Slugger Aristides Aquino Is on an Epic Homer Binge
This foul Year of our Lord 2019 will forever be remembered as the season of the homer, as ballparks from coast to coast continue to regurgitate baseballs at a disturbing rate.
Team and league home run records are being obliterated at such a pace that an asterisk may soon be required.
Not only did Aristides re-tool his swing in the minors, he perfected the patented Punisher Flex to go with it.
Dude was ready this time around.
So when he got called up after the trade of Yasiel Puig, he's made himself known ever since.
Well, Aquino went yard just the other night against the Marlins.
That ball was pulverized.
On a more depressing note, there appeared to be maybe a couple hundred people in the ballpark, as the Marlins continue to have good seats available right up to and through game time.
Anyway, this homer was significant because of the following:
Most HR through 100 career PA— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) August 28, 2019
13 Aristides Aquino (13th HR came in 100th PA)
12 Will Smith
12 Rhys Hoskins
11 Gary Sánchez
11 Shane Spencer
You may have noticed that this list isn't exactly a murderer's row, but Aquino just might have more staying power than those other cats.
Hell, dude already has a dinger hat trick game under his belt:
That's precisely why they call him The Punisher.