J.D. Martinez, has started the season on fire. After sitting out on Saturday while he was under the weather he came back swinging on Sunday. JD smashed three homers and went 4-for-6 against the Orioles, including four runs and four RBIs. With at least one extra-base hit in his first eight games of the season, Martinez tied Alex Rodriguez (2007) and Sandy Alomar (1997) for the all-time record going back to 1901.
Some had questioned if Martinez had lost a step after a down year last season, and it looks like JD heard them. He is currently off to a sizzling start batting. 472 with 5 home runs, 16 RBI and 12 extra base hit in 38 at bats.
JD will have a shot at breaking the record against the Twins today.
HAVE A DAY!
JD Martinez: 3 HRs in the game and the Red Sox bats have absolutely come alive.pic.twitter.com/9FpbDzcxoH
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 11, 2021