Eugenio Suarez could break a Cincinnati Reds record

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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Eugenio Suarez will head into tomorrow’s season finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates with an opportunity to tie or break a Cincinnati Reds team record.

Eugenio Suárez took Jameson Taillon deep to straight-away center field in the bottom of the fourth inning during the Cincinnati Reds’ 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Suárez will have a chance to break the home run record among Reds’ third basemen, which is currently held by Todd Frazier.

Suárez had been mired in a slump but appears to have put that behind him. Saturday’s blast over the wall in center field was his second home run in as many games. After going 15 games and nearly 50 at-bats between his previous two homers, it certainly is good to see Geno back in a groove.

Earlier this season, Suárez was on quite a roll. This is actually the fifth time this season that Suárez has homered in consecutive games. Back on July 27th, that span of consecutive games reached five in a row.

If Eugenio Suárez can find that kind of power tomorrow, he could become the all-time leader in Reds history among third baseman. Todd Frazier set the record of 35 back in 2015. The year before that, Frazier clubbed 29 round trippers. Aaron Boone, Edwin Encarnacion, Chris Sabo, Gene Freese, and Willie Green all put up seasons of 26 home runs playing the hot corner for the Cincinnati Reds.

Don’t forget, Eugenio Suárez missed several games earlier this season after being hit on the hand by the same Jameson Taillon who he took deep today. Frazier set the record playing 157 games, while Suárez will be trying to break it in only 143 games.

The Pirates still have yet to name a starter for Sunday’s season finale in Great American Ball Park. Geno has finally picked up his offense. After hitting .217 to open the month of September, over the last 7 games, Suárez is hitting .269 with a .321 OBP.

In a season that has offered Reds fans little to cheer for, it’d be fun to see Suárez attain this record. In order to so, he’ll have to do something he hasn’t done all season; hit more than one home run in a game. He’ll get his chance when Sal Romano takes the mound for the season finale at 3:10 PM ET.