Reds rookie Aristides Aquino continues to electrify baseball with his power

Reds rookie Aristides Aquino continues to electrify baseball with his power

Reds rookie Aristides Aquino continues to electrify baseball with his power

Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000. The man they call The Punisher took Kyle Hendricks deep twice and reliever Dillon Maples once. He managed to hit the three homers in three consecutive innings (2-3-4) too.

For those of you wondering, no, two rookies never have hit three home runs on the same day.

The Reds rookie right fielder delivered his grandest act yet on Saturday, not only homering three times against the Cubs, but doing all of his damage in the first four innings. With seven home runs under his belt now, he tied Trevor Story's league-best rookie record of seven homers in his first 10 career games - a mark no one else has reached since Story first set it in 2016.

Q2 Weather: Showers and thunderstorms possible through the weekend
A partly cloudy evening will take us into the overnight with low temps bottoming out around 60 degrees by daybreak Sunday . With a more northerly track, enough warm and humid air could rush in to heighten the prospect of strong / severe storms.

Fans began to lose their minds after he went yard in his first three at-bats, which put him at seven homers in his first 10 career games, which tied him for an Major League Baseball record. In the same game, he set the mark for fastest throw by an outfielder, at 101.5 miles per hour, when he threw a ball from right field to third base.

Aquino signed with the Reds as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and spent six seasons in rookie or Single-A ball. Still, it's quite the accomplishment for the 25-year-old: through Saturday, he's batting a cool.464/.500/1.250 with 13 RBI, a 1.750 OPS, and 0.5 fWAR across his first 30 PA.

Aquino opened his stance this season to provide more power, and has become an overnight sensation in his last nine games with Cincinnati.

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