Entering Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees, failed offseason acquisition J.P. Arencibia, fresh off a long stint in Round Rock, was responsible for nearly a third of the Texas Rangers' RBIs since the all-star break.
Now, he's responsible for more than that.
The catcher-turned-first baseman had the best game of his career on Tuesday night, and one of the best offensive performances in Rangers history, in the Rangers' 12-11 loss to the Yankees.
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Arencibia went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two homers and seven RBIs, thanks in large part to a grand slam and now has five homers and 16 RBIs in his last 11 starts — all since the all-star break.
Yet, on Tuesday, his outstanding performance wasn't enough.
“Not enough,” he told reporters. “It was a good game, but I want to help the team win, and unfortunately we were one run short tonight.”
Arencibia's offense has been a shock to everyone, as it's obvious he got something figured out while spending nearly three months in Triple-A. It's not expected to continue, but it sure has been fun.