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Carlos Santana is unfathomably hot right now

Jul 27, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

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Maybe it’s Royals pitching, or maybe it’s Carlos Santana on a ridiculous hot streak. The Indians first baseman belted two more home runs in a win this afternoon, staving off a four-game series sweep at the hands of the Royals. Even if the Indians had been swept, it certainly wouldn’t have been Santana’s fault. Check out how he fared at the dish in all four games.

Thursday (L, 2-1, 14 innings): 2-for-4, 2 BB

Friday (L, 6-4): 2-for-3, BB, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Saturday (L, 7-5): 2-for-4, BB, 2B, HR, RBI

Sunday (W, 10-3): 3-for-3, BB, 2 HR, 4 RBI

Total: 9-for-14, 5 BB, 2B, 5 HR, 8 RBI

Santana entered the series with a .751 OPS and he exits it with an .827 OPS.

Santana’s 2014 is even more remarkable than that, however. He began the season terribly, bringing a .628 OPS towards the end of May before missing a week with a concussion. He had six home runs and 17 RBI through the end of May. In the two months since, including today’s effort, he has hit 14 home runs and driven in 33.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    I guess that this means that Nick Swisher will not be playing many games at first base for the Indians. I wonder if the Yankees will try to trade foe Swisher?

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2014 at 8:58 PM

      Edit function: “for”

    • dsaverno - Jul 27, 2014 at 9:27 PM

      Santana’s resurgence at the plate coincided with Chisenhall taking over third full time and Swisher’s trip to the DL. Without having to worry about playing third and backing up as catcher, his hitting is off the charts. Check out his position splits on fan graphs.

    • Jason Lukehart - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      The Yankees can have him for absolutely nothing. Any team will to pay the last 2+ years of his contract can have him.

  2. apkyletexas - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Santana is playing as well for one week as Bonds did for an entire season.

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 28, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    When you are that hot with both a bat and a guitar, wow. Oye como va…

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