Reds’ rookie Aquino NL Player of the Week
Published 5:41 pm Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Cincinnati Reds’ VP Media Relations
CINCINNATI — On Monday, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino was named National League Player of the Week for the period of August 5-11.
The rookie lived up to his nickname of “The Punisher,” topping the NL with 11 runs batted in and tying for the league lead with six home runs.
Aquino also scored eight runs and went 11-for-22 overall at the plate during his red-hot week of action.
Highlighting Aquino’s efforts was his record-setting performance on Saturday, when he smashed three home runs against the Cubs to power the Reds to a 10-1 win.
The three homers gave Aquino a total of seven in his first 10 big-league games, matching a Major League record set by Colorado’s Trevor Story in 2016.
He was also just the second player in Major League Baseball history to post a three-homer game within his first 10 career games, joining Bobby Estalella who accomplished the feat in 1997.