Since his call-up, Cincinnati Reds rookie sensation Elly De La Cruz has already proved there isn’t much he can’t do on a baseball field. But, if you had De La Cruz stealing second, third and home in a single inning on your bingo card, you win.
In Saturday’s matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers, De La Cruz stole all three bases in a span of two pitches to tally a run on the board for the Reds.
De La Cruz singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh, then proceeded to thieve second, third and home to give the Reds a 7-5 advantage in the blink of an eye. Per ESPN Stats and Info, De La Cruz is the first Reds player to steal three bases in an inning since 1963 and the youngest over the same period.
The 21-year-old phenom finished the day 2-for-5 with an RBI and three stolen bags in an 8-5 Reds victory. With the victory, Cincinnati improved to 50-40, leading the National League Central by two games over the Brewers.
Roughly two weeks removed from hitting for the cycle, De La Cruz continues to shock with his incredible feats. We’ll have to wait and see what could be next for De La Cruz, but whatever he does, it’s bound to shock and amaze. Luckily for baseball fans, there are still 72 games left on the Reds’ schedule to enjoy more outstanding accolades from the first-year wonder. Furthermore, with how the Reds have played thus far, we could also see De La Cruz in October.
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