Legends On Deck

Vladimir Guerrero Jr With A Torrid Week At The Plate

Photo by Mathew Carper

The next coming of the Guerrero family finally arrived when Junior made his long awaited MLB debut on April 26th against the Oakland A’s.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who has shown to have one of the most powerful but smoothest swings in the game, struggled in his first 10 games in the majors batting just .146 ( 6 for 41), with a double and one RBI.

But then the highly touted prospect finally turned the corner and started a stretch of practically ripping the cover off the ball.

From May 11th to May 19th, Guerrero Jr. batted .370 (10 for 27), with a double, four home runs, and nine RBI’s.

His first career home run came on a night when he would hit two. In an early evening game in San Francisco, Guerrero launched a no doubter over the centerfield fence, then he followed that up with blast that stopped everyone in their tracks as they just watched the ball sail way over the left center field fence. Junior finished the night going 3 for 4, with two runs scored and four RBIs.

After going two games without getting a hit (0 for 7), Guerrero Jr hit his third home run of the season against the Chicago White Sox.

The next night he singled to start a new hitting streak and on Sunday he launched his fourth home run on the season, finishing the game 2 for 4, with 2 RBI’s, while matching his season high, 3-game hitting streak.

Guerrero is heating up and that means exciting baseball games for Blue Jays fans every time he comes to the plate. I think exciting for all of baseball, as we will all be tuned in to see him continue to swing the bat.

We enjoyed the Vladimir Guerrero Sr era and now another generation gets to root on the Vladimir Guerrero Jr era. Maybe one day soon we can all compare who we think is the better hitter. Junior still has a long way to catch up to his Hall of Fame dad, but in the meanwhile, it will be an exciting journey to see.

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