The City of Cincinnati might be in shambles after the Bengals got bent over a barrel and shown all 50 states by the San Francisco 49ers this afternoon, but that doesn’t mean Eugenio Suarez and the Reds weren’t around to help cheer us up. While we were taking a beating on the NFL front, Suarez was busy hitting home run 46 and 47.
That might seem like a lot to you, and you’d be correct. So much so that he is actually tied for the MLB lead for home runs among all players. That not enough for you? It also ties Andres Galarraga’s record for the most home runs hit by a player from Venezuela in a season.
This is all in a season where he’s been hit on the hand by pitches multiple times, causing him to miss games and in turn, meaning a lot of dumps taken in our city’s pants.
If you would’ve told me at the beginning of the season that a Red would have a chance of taking home the home run title, Suarez would’ve been number two or three on my list, likely behind a full season of Puig playing in Great American Ball Park and possibly a mid-season acquisition to help push us towards another World Series title. Well, we all know that isn’t the case, and thanks to our team’s abysmal start and stretches of piss poor baseball, Puig is in Cleveland and our deadline acquisitions were building more towards the future rather than trying to win it all in 2019.
Good for Suarez, though. It honestly couldn’t be happening to a better guy. At the beginning of the month, I was just wanting to see him get a shot at 50. Now there’s nothing more I want than for him to take home the home run crown and put himself in the conversation for potential 2020 MVP candidates.
Seriously, watch that interview and tell me you’re not pulling for Suarez to do the damn thing. Watch out Pete Alonso, those footsteps you hear are coming from Cincinnati…Follow @BennyMacBlog