CabaJoey on fire: Mexican Joey Meneses hit a new home run with the Nationals and set a rookie record

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Joey Meneses is still on fire in the Washington Nationals uniform and has emerged as one of the great figures of the US capital team after Dominican star Juan Soto left.

This Saturday, he hit his eighth home run of the season, in which he has barely participated in 34 games after he was promoted to the Majors in August. The culichi disappeared the Venezuelan left-hander Ranger Suárez through the left field in the upper part of the third chapter and thus adding two RBI.

Meneses went 2-for-5 in the game with a hit, a home run, a run scored, and two RBIs in the Nationals’ 8-5 loss to the Phillies, who remain in the NL wild-card race. The Nationals are almost out of the season and with one of the worst records in the Majors.

Since arriving in the Major Leagues, Meneses had a .324 batting average, 44 hits, eight home runs, and nine doubles. Meneses is the rookie with the most hits in his first 34 games in Washington franchise history.

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He is also one of 13 players who had 42 or more hits during his first 30 games as a Major League hitter. Part of that club are figures like Yasiel Puig and the Dominican Albert Pujols.

He was also the fastest player to 27 hits in the team’s first 21 games, surpassing Ryan Zimmerman as the rookie with the fewest games to reach that number.