There’s a new Japanese export making loud noises in the big leagues in the form of Chicago Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki. Baseball fans should be quite familiar with his name now even if the season has yet to reach a full week. After all, Suzuki has already made MLB history, becoming the first player to ever record more than eight runs driven to go with over four walks within just the first four career games.
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That was after Suzuki went 2 of 4 with two home runs in the Cubs’ 2-1 victory on the road to start a two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday.
Suzuki also has now three homers in the last two games. What Suzuki is doing isn’t sustainable in the long run and he should regress closer to the mean sooner than later, but the Cubs must be definitely liking the production they are getting from him. Fans should also love the humility Suzuki is showing despite pulling off a feat no one has ever done since the RBI stat was introduced over 100 years ago.
“I’m just trying to stay aggressive and trying to make the pitcher throw more pitches,” Suzuki said through a translator. “Obviously I’m getting lucky, and I just want to continue to contribute like this.”
Suzuki and the Cubs (3-1) will look to stay hot when they send Kyle Hendricks to the mound this Thursday against the Pirates.