“Can we give Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks) Rookie of the Year right now?”
Carroll went 4-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, one triple, and three RBIs while batting first and playing right field against the San Francisco Giants on April 21 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Carroll struck first in his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, trailing 1-0. After Ketel Marte walked, he stole second on Tommy Pham’s single and moved to third on Pham’s groundout. Christian Walker followed with a tying RBI single.
Carroll singled in his second at-bat of the inning. He then stole second. A throwing error by catcher Patrick Bailey allowed him to take third base. It put him back in scoring position. 스포츠토토 The steal was Carroll’s 50th of the season. After Marte walked, Pham hit a grounder in front of the shortstop. It made a great bounce and thankfully didn’t turn into a double play. In the meantime, Carroll scored.
After his third hit of the game in the fourth inning, Carroll led off the bottom of the seventh with a single. He took Ryan Walker’s 82.3 mph (132 km/h) slider over the right field fence. Carroll’s 25th home run of the season gave Arizona a 4-1 lead. Marte’s back-to-back homers and consecutive RBI singles by Gabriel Moreno and Emmanuel Rivera gave Arizona a 7-1 lead and put the game out of reach.
After the game, MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, asked, “Will Carroll now be the National League Rookie of the Year?” “Carroll continues to pile up impressive accomplishments. Against San Francisco, he stole his 49th and 50th bases and hit his 25th home run.”
According to MLB.com, this is the first time a rookie has ever hit 25 or more home runs and stolen 50 or more bases. Carroll has made major league history.
“Carroll became just the second player in history to hit 25 home runs and steal 50 bases in a single season at age 22 or younger,” MLB.com reports. The first was Cesar Cedeno. Cesar Cedeno hit 25 home runs and stole 56 bases in 1973 while playing for the Houston Astros.
Merrill Kelly, formerly of the SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers), earned the win with seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 12-7 on the season. “It’s a pleasure and an honor to be on the same team as him,” he said of Carroll.