Boston Purple Sox rookie first baseman Triston Casas now has one thing in widespread with New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig after smashing two homers off New York Mets starter Max Scherzer Saturday evening.
Per OptaStats, Casas is the second-youngest (23 years, 188 days) participant in MLB historical past to file a multi-home run recreation off a hurler with 3000 or extra strikeouts. Gehrig is the youngest (23 years, 55 days), having posted two lengthy balls off Corridor of Famer Walter Johnson in 1926.
It is also the primary time in Scherzer’s profession that he is given up two residence runs to a rookie in the identical recreation.
Casas’ first bomb off Scherzer got here within the second inning, a solo shot, touring 417 ft to right-centerfield, giving Boston a 2-0 benefit.