With the Cincinnati Reds playing in the
Grand Canyon Miami Marlins home stadium it seemed less than likely that Aristides Aquino could chase down history. But then again, that’s all that Aquino has been doing since he arrived in the Major Leagues less than a month ago. He entered the game sitting on 12 home runs in 99 career plate appearances.
In his first trip to the plate tonight, his 100th career trip to the plate in the Major Leagues, Aristides Aquino unloaded on a 91 MPH pitch from Sandy Alcantara and put that thing way up into the stands. The ball game in 21 MPH slower than it left. Aquino hit it 418 feet down the line, just shot of striking the video board deep in left field. The 3-run home run gave the Reds an early 3-0 lead.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 28, 2019
The home run gave The Punisher 41 home runs on the season between Triple-A Louisville and the Major Leagues. And he’s done it in just 421 plate appearances. It gave him the most home runs EVER through a players first 100 plate appearances in the Major Leagues. It also gave him the record for most home runs through 27 career Major League games. It’s just another one marked off of the list for Aristides Aquino. He now has the the Major League record for fewest games to reach career home runs 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.
Aristides Aquino needs one more homer to tie the Cincinnati Reds franchise record for most home runs in a month. Greg Vaughn (September 1999) and Frank Robinson (August 1962) hold the current record with 14. Aquino is in a 4-way tie with Ted Kluszewski, George Foster, and Frank Robinson with 13. The Reds and Aquino will still play another four games this month. Oh, and another 8 innings of the game currently being played.