Rutschman launches 3-run homer in DH

Keeping tabs on baseball's top prospect

September 24th, 2021

Sept. 23: Launches three-run homer in doubleheader
Adley Rutschman had an extra day off due to rain, but he returned to the Norfolk lineup with a three-run blast for his 23rd homer of the season. Rutschman had one hit in each game of Triple-A Norfolk's doubleheader with Charlotte. The No. 1 overall prospect crossed the plate twice and worked a walk in Game 1, while his homer came in Game 2. There are three more games left in the Triple-A season and Rutschman has made his mark already with a .312 average and .945 OPS in 35 games with the Tides. Gameday »

Sept. 19: Swats 22nd homer of the year
After a hitless game on Saturday, Adley Rutschman made some noise again on Sunday, launching a two-run homer in the third for his 22nd big fly of the year. Rutschman had only the lone hit at the plate, going 1-for-3 with a walk in Triple-A Norfolk's loss to Jacksonville. Rutschman has had trouble leaving the yard since joining the Tides, as it was just his fourth homer in 33 Triple-A games, but he won't mind it too much, as he's hitting .314 with a .937 OPS despite the power outage. Gameday »

Sept. 17: Eighth-inning double sets up game-tying hit
After getting the day off in a day game on Thursday, Adley Rutschman made an impact in his return to the lineup on Friday, hustling for a clutch eighth-inning double to set up a game-tying single. Rutschman's double was his lone hit of the night, as he went 1-for-4 with a walk in Triple-A Norfolk's extra-inning win over Jacksonville. The double was Rutschman's 25th of the season and his ninth with the Tides. Gameday »

Sept. 15: Second straight game with a triple
Adley Rutschman recorded his second triple of the season as part of a strong 1-for-3 outing which featured a run scored, an RBI and two walks. The 23-year-old backstop ranks among the Triple-A East leaders in multiple offensive categories since he made his debut Aug. 10, including both batting average (.330, 6th) and on-base percentage (.425, 5th). That being said, opponents are beginning to challenge Rutschman on the basepaths more frequently as the talented catcher has neutralized only two of 15 stolen base attempts at the Triple-A level. Gameday »

Sept. 14: First triple of the season
Orioles top prospect Adley Rutschman registered his first triple of the year, setting up another big day at the dish. The Oregon State product finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs and is now hitting .330 with a .933 OPS through 29 games as a member of the Norfolk Tides. On a less positive note, he also allowed two more stolen bases and has now erased only two of 13 stolen base attempts at the Triple-A level. Gameday »

Sept. 12: Works another pair of walks
Adley Rutschman reached base three times Sunday evening, posting a 1-for-2 game which featured a pair of walks as well as two runs scored. He also had a base stolen against him and is now just 2-for-11 (.182) at preventing stolen bases across 19 games behind the dish with Triple-A Norfolk compared to the 13-for-46 (.283) mark he posted through 53 games with Double-A Bowie earlier this year. Gameday »

Sept. 11: Walks in first leg of doubleheader
Adley Rutschman had a light load on Saturday, as the No. 1 overall prospect worked a walk in the first leg of Triple-A Norfolk's doubleheader with Durham before sitting out Game 2. Rutschman caught the first seven innings of the day and went 0-for-3 in his limited action. Gameday »

Sept. 10: Homers to prevent shutout
While most of his teammates struggled against Durham's pitching staff, Adley Rutschman ensured that Triple-A Norfolk would not be shut out on Friday and smacked his 21st homer of the season in his final at-bat. Rutschman ended the night 1-for-3 with a walk, as the Tides recorded just three hits and fell to the Bulls, 10-1. Gameday »

Sept. 9: On-base streak snapped
For the first time since Aug. 15, Adley Rutschman was held off the basepaths for an entire game. Baseball's No. 1 prospect went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts Thursday for Triple-A Norfolk, halting his 19-game on-base streak in the process. Rutschman posted an impressive .338/.430/.523 slash line during the streak. Gameday »

Sept. 8: Doubles and drives in run as streak runs to 19
It came down to his final at-bat, but Adley Rutschman extended his on-base streak to 19 games with an eighth-inning double on Wednesday. The two-bagger also gives him a hit in each of the past four games. Rutschman has reached base in every game but one since joining Triple-A Norfolk. Rutschman went 1-for-3 on the night and his lone RBI came on a sacrifice fly in the third inning, as the Tides fell to Durham. Gameday »

Sept. 7: Swats second home run in Triple-A
Adley Rutschman found his power stroke again on Tuesday, as the No. 1 overall prospect smacked his second home run for Triple-A Norfolk. The solo shot came in his penultimate at-bat of the Tides' win over Durham, as he went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts. It was Rutschman's first homer since Aug. 18. He now sports an 18-game on-base streak and has a hit in 10 of the last 12 games. Gameday »

Sept. 4: Reaches three times
Adley Rutschman reached three times for the second consecutive game, working a pair of walks and adding a single as part of a 1-for-2 day at the dish Saturday. He was also caught stealing. The Oregon State product has reached safely in 17 straight contests and ranks among the Triple-A East leaders in batting average (.359, 3rd), on-base percentage (.446, 3rd) and hits (28, T-5th) since he was promoted Aug. 10. Gameday »

Sept. 3: Drives in run as streak runs to 16
Adley Rutschman had an all-around performance on Friday, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Triple-A Norfolk's win over Charlotte. Rutschman slapped his seventh double with the Tides, giving him 43 extra-base hits on the season. His RBI came on a fifth-inning sacrifice fly. He also guided Norfolk's pitching staff to a shutout behind the plate, as four pitchers combined to allow just three hits and zero walks. Gameday »

Sept. 2: Walks to extend on-base streak to 15
It wasn't the prettiest stat line for Adley Rutschman on Thursday, but the No. 1 overall prospect still worked a walk in a hitless performance to extend his on-base streak to 15 games. Rutschman went 0-for-3 at the plate, but most of his Triple-A Norfolk teammates had trouble finding grass as well, as they combined for just four hits on the night. Gameday »

Sept. 1: Kicks off month by extending streak in doubleheader
Adley Rutschman added two more games to his on-base streak on Wednesday, reaching base in both games of Triple-A Norfolk's doubleheader. He had a solid Game 1 performance, going 1-for-3 with an RBI double. In the second leg, he didn't record a hit, but he did manage to reach base via walk before the game was called in the sixth inning due to rain. He now owns a .923 OPS through 20 games at the Triple-A level. Gameday (Game 1) » | Gameday (Game 2) »