May 5, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (3) celebrates hitting a grand slam home run during the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Yesterday I said we were going to take a look at a moment from the 2013 season, and as I promised it’s not a Jose Fernandez moment. One of the players we received in the offseason trade was Adeiny Hechavaria; and on May 5, 2013 he showed us what great things were to come from him, which brings us to moment 62 on our list.
In only his 18th game in a Marlins uniform, it didn’t take Hech long to show that he could have some power in his bat; and mixing that with his speed would be a dangerous combination. In the first inning with the Marlins up 2-0 Hech came up to bat with the bases loaded. On a 2-2 count he smacked that ball deep to right field. The hit cleared the bases and Hech made it all the way to 3rd. So with one at bat Hech had a triple and 3 RBIs. He wasn’t done yet.
Later, in the top of the 3rd, Hech came up to bat again with runners on all the bases. Was he going to get another triple? Not this time. Instead he sent that ball sailing over the right field fence. A grand slam! In two at bats Hech recorded 7 RBIs, tying the Marlins single game RBI record!
The Marlins would go on to win this game 14-2 against the Philadelphia Phillies, and it was great to see Hech put up some nice offensive numbers. Join me next time as we take a look at something the Marlins have only done once in their history. Can you figure out what it is?