Eugenio Suarez has hit five home runs in his last five games, so let's rank them
Eugenio Suarez is fresh off his trip to Washington representing the Reds in the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard along with teammates Scooter Gennett and Joey Votto. And he's continuing to show why he was the recipient of his selection. After homering in Friday's game against the Phillies, he has hit home runs in five-straight games -- tying the Reds' record that was most recently achieved by Jay Bruce in 2016.
We are so excited for Suarez -- and we may be adding to this post soon, but for now, we wanted to rank his five homers starting from cool to the coolest:
The Reds topped the Cardinals, 7-3, on Wednesday thanks to some serious offensive support behind Sal Romano, who allowed just two runs in six innings. Suarez, of course, hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first to put the Reds up by two:
This was Suarez's 22nd home run of the season.
On Tuesday, during the Cardinals' 4-2 win over the Reds, yep -- Suarez hit a game-tying home run and we like the drama that those create:
There was also a malfunction at the beginning of the seventh inning with one of Great American Ball Park's fire alarms going off for several minutes. Was that the sign Suarez was about to ... heat up? Probably not, but we can pretend.
The fourth homer came quickly. In the bottom of the first on a 3-0 pitch during the Phillies' 9-4 win over the Reds, Suarez launched a homer to left-center field to score Gennett:
This was fantastic because who hits a home run on a 1-2 count?! Suarez -- that's who.
On Friday night, Suarez smacked a solo homer to center field in the bottom of the second inning when the Reds topped the Phillies, 6-4:
There wasn't a ton of drama around the fifth home run, but it did put it into perspective that Suarez is on fire.
Vanessa Williams once sang: "You went and saved the best for last," and that's what I did here. It didn't matter where this homer wound up -- this was the one that started it all.
We typically hate Mondays, right? Well, Suarez started a very fun week with a game-tying homer in the bottom of the ninth of the Reds' 2-1 walk-off win:
Dilson Herrera sealed the deal with a line-drive single to center field, scoring Jesse Winker to end the game.
"That's a big honor to me to be part of the Reds history to tie the record with this homer," Suarez told MLB.com's Mark Sheldon. "That's special. It's a big honor to me to be part of this team and tie the record like this. I'm so happy to be part of the Reds history."
Suarez's bat does not show any signs of slowing down, and like I mentioned, we will probably be adding to this post very soon.