Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki had two hits in his first three at-bats on Monday night against the Braves, allowing him to tie and then pass Lou Brock (3,023) for sole possession of 25th place on baseball’s all-time hits list.
Ichiro’s first hit was a one-out double in the first inning but he was ultimately stranded. He flied out in the third inning, but came back to the plate in the fourth inning and hit an RBI single to right field as part of a five-run inning for the Marlins.
Here’s the single which allowed him to pass Brock:
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Ichiro would single again in the sixth, so he’s now at 3,025 hits.
Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.
Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.
With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.
Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.
Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.
Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.
“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”
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