Saturday is just the 10th game of Aristides Aquino’s MLB career, but it might be time to add him to one prestigious group: the team of modern-day Cub killers.
Aquino, whom the Reds called up from Triple-A on Aug. 1, has absolutely mashed Cubs pitching this weekend. The 25-year-old is 6-for-11 against the Cubs since Thursday, with five of those hits going for home runs.
It’s not just that Aquino is teeing off on Cubs pitchers this weekend, however. With his three home runs on Saturday, Aquino has hit seven in his first 10 career MLB games, etching his name into the record books in the process.
And Aquino just tied Story's record. https://t.co/iOWCdpLyi7— Tim Stebbins (@tim_stebbins) August 11, 2019
So, yeah, Aquino is on quite a run right now. The most intense part of his story is that he’s been in the Reds farm system since 2011, briefly becoming a free agent last offseason before the Reds re-signed him to a minor league deal. Furthermore, his MLB promotion only came after the Reds traded Yasiel Puig to the Indians at the trade deadline.
At this point, the Cubs must be having nightmares knowing they almost avoided seeing him this weekend. Nonetheless, Aquino has officially earned his place on the team of Cub killers, regardless of the fact that he’s played just three games against them.Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream Cubs games easily on your device.