It’s been a record breaking campaign for Geno
Reds Country is running out of adjectives to describe the season of third baseman Eugenio Suárez. With his 48th homer Wednesday night, Geno set the single season record for most homers by a Venezuelan born player. That round tripper also tied the mark for the most by a National League third baseman. Suárez also set a franchise record by blasting 28 home runs after the All-Star break.
The exciting news is that Suárez may not be done adding his name to the records books. His 48 homers in a single season are good for third place in Reds history. Ted Kluszewski sits in second place with 49 round trippers. For the first time since establishing the franchise high mark of 52 during the 1977 season, George Foster‘s place atop the record books is in jeopardy.
If Eugenio Suárez can connect for one more homer, he’ll tie Big Klu on the Reds list, but even more impressive, he’ll pass perhaps the greatest third baseman in baseball history, Mike Schmidt, for most dingers in a season for a NL third baseman. Any time your name is being mentioned in the same breath as George Foster and Mike Schmidt you’ve had a very special season.
The New York Mets represent the third Wild Card contender in a row the Cincinnati Reds will face. If you’re a Mets fan, you hope things go better for your club than the Diamondbacks and Cubs. Cincinnati took 2-of-3 from both Arizona and Chicago this past week.
I hate to break it to you Mets fans, but look for the Reds to take a bite out of the Big Apple playoff hopes and capture 2-of-3 from the Metropolitans. After this series, the Cincinnati Reds will close out the 2019 season at home against another team in the Wild Card hunt, the Milwaukee Brewers.