S.D. PETERSBURG – After extending his historic record to 33 games, race shortshop Wander Franco had to leave the last game of the series against the Red Sox in the seventh inning at Tropicana Field due to a headache.
Franco touched his right ear during a trip against Venezuelan southern Eduardo Rodriguez and at one point left the boxer to talk to manager Kevin Cash and a member of the race coach. However, Franco completed the change.
But after taking the worst fourth, Franco signaled to the radio that he should leave the game. He was replaced by pinch runner Joey Wendt on the first floor.
Franco was on the ground enough to add another significant milestone. Among players aged 20 and younger, Franco’s 33-game line-up now joins Pirates Archie Von (July 12-August 10, 1932) and the New York Giants (August 24) as the third longest in LA / LN history. -October 6, 1929).
Regardless of age, Franco’s streak is the longest for a rookie shortstop since Honley Ramirez scored a 36-game run for the Marlins in 2006. In addition, it is the longest active chain in the Majors Johnny Damon has a history of being a racer after a 39-game run in 2011 and the longest.