By Raúl del Pino
the dominican Manny Machado It took longer than he thought to hit his 30th double of 2022, but he finally did it this Saturday against the Colorado Rockies to enter the annals of San Diego Padres history.
In this way, the third baseman born in Miami but of Quisqueyan roots became the fourth player to wear the colors of the Southern California team to reach three dozen tubeyes and 35 home runs in the same season, after the Mexican Adrián González ( 2007), Ken Caminiti (1996), and Steve Finley (1996).
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Machado scored the bi-angular in the top of the third when he viciously hit a knuckleball from right-hander Chad Khul at 80 miles per hour. The connection shot 106.7 miles into left field just off the foul line.
This was his first double of the month of September, after having hit 14 in August, and with it he drove in the first of two runs in the night, with which he reached 97 trailers in the campaign and rose to sixth place in the League. National.
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Here we leave you with Manny’s tug double.