It turns out good things happen when you put the ball in play. Rangers slugger Joey Gallo proved that on Sunday by driving in five runs in a 11-10 win over the Astros.
One of the runs Gallo drove in came on the first sacrifice fly of his Major League career. It only took him 1,337 plate appearances to do so.
It took 1,337 plate appearances, but Joey Gallo finally hit a sac fly. The only position player with more PAs before their first SF was Steve Sax (1,388).
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) April 21, 2019
You almost have to try to go that long without recording a sacrifice fly. Players do it by accident on a regular basis.
Maybe Gallo has finally figured out the all or nothing approach isn’t the best way to play the game.
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