On Monday morning I wrote about Sebastian Elizalde extending his hitting streak to nine games over the weekend after playing a double header on Sunday where he had a hit in each game down in the Mexican Winter League. His team was off on Monday, but they took the field on Tuesday night and the Reds outfield prospect came out with a vengeance.
In the first inning he came up to the plate and immediately extended his hitting streak with an infield single to third base. That put his hitting streak at a double-digit 10 games.
He returned to the plate in the third inning, but grounded out to second base. In the fifth inning he returned to the plate. With a runner on base and his team trailing 2-1 with two outs, Elizalde took a 1-0 pitch and put it into the right field stands to put Hermosillo ahead 3-2 with his second home run of the season.
In the seventh inning he would ground into a force out, but his team was still holding onto a 4-2 lead. Still holding onto that lead, Elizalde came up to the plate in the top of the ninth inning with a runner on. In a 3-1 count he once again put a baseball into the right field stands, his third home run of the year and his second of the game, to give his team a 6-2 lead. That home run would be pivotal as Mexicali would score three runs in the bottom of the inning, but fall a run short of tying the game as Hermosillo held on for the win.
Sebastian Elizalde would finish the game 3-5 with two home runs and four runs driven in. During his 10-game hitting streak he is 16-43, good for a triple-slash line of .372/.400/.605. On the season, through 15 games, he’s now hitting .377/.424/.590, good for an OPS of 1.014. His average now ranks third in the league. He also ranks eighth in on-base percentage, seventh in slugging percentage and sixth in OPS.