Texas Rangers outfielder Adris Garcia extended his hitting streak to 22 games with a slow-rolling grounder in the bottom of the third in Friday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.
Garcia currently ties with Jim Sandberg for the seventh-longest hitting streak in Rangers history. A Rangers Hall of Fame catcher, from April 27, 1978 until May 22 he had a 22-game hitting streak.
Garcia could pull off a 23-game hitting streak on Saturday when the Rangers host the Tigers. This enabled him to have the fifth longest hitting streak in team history. Michael Young (May 14 – June 10, 2008) and Josh Hamilton (June 4 – 30, 2010) each compiled such a long streak.
Any more? Garcia now has his eye on the top five. Mickey Rivers hit in 24 games from August 14 to September 14. Ahead of Rivers is the Rangers’ World Series double play combination in 25 games—Young (from Sept. )is.
The record is held by current San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler, who had safe hits in 28 games from July 17 to August. 15, 2000.
Garcia has the third-longest hitting streak in the majors this season. He tied with Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., who hit to safety in 22 games from July 15 to August. 13.
Garcia is preceded by Paul Goldschmidt of St. Louis in 25 games (May 7-June 3) and Trae Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 26 games (May 9-June 3). increase.
During the trip, Garcia became just the second player in Rangers history to hit 20 homers, steal 20 bases, and hit at least a 20-game streak in the same season. The last player to do so was catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez in 1999.
He is also the Rangers’ first 20-homer and 20-stealer since Danny Santana in 2019, while Marcus Semien has stolen bases before joining Garcia.
In Saturday’s game, former Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel will make his debut for the Rangers and is expected to pitch in place of Cole Lagans, who is on the 15-day injured list.
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