Adris Garcia became the 16th player in Texas Rangers history to have a 20-game hitting streak against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.
Garcia extended his streak with a double in the top of the fourth.
He joined three other players who tied for 13th in Rangers history with a 20-game hitting streak — Mickey Rivers (June 17–July 11, 1980), Juan Gonzales (August 20-September 9, 1998), Ivan Pudge. Rodriguez (May 8-June 1, 1999.
With a stolen base late in the inning, Garcia became a 20–20 player—20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. This makes him the first Ranger of his 20/20 season since Danny Santana (28 home runs, 21 stolen bases) in 2019.
With Wednesday’s hits, Garcia could join the next Rangers group to have a 21-game hitting streak, tied for eighth in franchise history — Juan Gonzalez (June 25 to July 19, 1996) , and August 8-31, 1996) Johnny Grubb (May 13-June 9, 1979), Buddy Bell (June 24-July 17, 1980), Al Oliver (August 19 – September 9, 1980).
Gabe Kapler has the longest hitting streak in the franchise, at 28 games from July 17 through August. 15, 2000.
Garcia is just the fifth player to have a 20-game or longer hitting streak this season. others? Trea Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers (26 and 20 separate win streaks), Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals (25), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays (22) and Brendan Rodgers of Colorado (20).
But his success after the All-Star break wasn’t just about hitting streaks.
After hitting a homer in the fifth inning of the Rangers’ 2-1 win over Minnesota on Monday night, he is one of 34 players to have hit 20 or more homers in the majors today, making him the only Texas player to do so. is the second — Corey Seeger Marcus Semien hit a solo shot Tuesday against Colorado to become the third Rangers player to hit 20 home runs this season. Nathaniel Rowe scored 19 of the season with a two-run shot in the first inning.
Garcia earned an All-Star berth and was fourth in last year’s American League Rookie of the Year voting. He did so after producing a season with a .243/.286/.454/.741 batting average, 31 home runs, and 90 RBIs.
His overall batting average already looks better than it did a year ago — .253/.300/.450/.750. 20 homers and 76 RBIs are also on par with last year.
but, dallas morning news As noted, Garcia has been batting much better after the All-Star break this year than he did before the season.
That’s certainly good reason to be optimistic about Garcia’s progress this season.
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