Julio Rodriguez’s Brutally Honest Acknowledgment About Making MLB History During ‘Smoking Hot’ Stretch

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Julio Rodriguez, a star for the Seattle Mariners, has had 17 hits in his last four games and is currently riding a major league-record hot streak. Rodriguez helped the Mariners win their fifth game in a row with a 4-for-6 performance in a 10-3 victory over the Houston Astros.

Rodriguez broke a record that had stood for almost 100 years by accumulating 17 base hits in four games with a single in the seventh inning. For a stretch of four games, Milt Stock of the Brooklyn Robins previously held the record in 1925.

According to ESPN, Rodriguez made a significant acknowledgment regarding the history he had just made after the game.

“Honestly, I knew when they put it on the scoreboard that I had set a record for a four-game span,” Rodriguez said. “Before that, I didn’t know.”

Scott Servais, the manager of the Mariners, presented Rodriguez his bouquet.

“Julio is just smoking hot right now and it is fun to watch,” Servais said. “Every time up there he expects to get a hit, we expect to watch him get a hit. … Tonight obviously our offense was on it. We’ve seen Framber Valdez a lot, had really good at-bats tonight early on putting pressure on him.”

In his last four games, Rodriguez has collected four hits, going an absurd 17 for 21 at the plate. Stock and this stretch of four-hit contests are the leaders. The standout player for the Mariners also made history by being the only person since 1900 to have at least 14 hits and five stolen bases in four games.

The Mariners as a whole are on a streak, with a “smoking hot” Julio Rodriguez in the lead. With their fifth straight victory on Saturday, Seattle not only secured a spot in the AL Wild Card game but also moved within striking distance of the AL West title. The Mariners have a half-game advantage over the Toronto Blue Jays for the last AL Wild Card slot while trailing the first-place Texas Rangers by four games and the second-place Houston Astros by 1.5 games.