9/16 Soriano reaches 101 RBIs
Alfonso Soriano hit a RBI single in the first inning Sunday for his 100th RBI of the season. It’s his highest total since he drove in 104 in 2005 with the Rangers.
“If everyone watched the way he goes about his business and does things every single day the same, his work ethic, the way he is in the clubhouse, he always has a smile on his face,” Dale Sveum said of the 36-year-old outfielder. “He goes out there with the knees he has should make all these young guys understand if they think they’re hurting, try to play a game with what Soriano is going through every day. These are things that are invaluable to young players to look at a guy like that who is making $18 million a year and still busting his butt every single day and trying to make himself a better player as well as contributing.”
This is the third season Soriano has reached 100 RBIs. He also did so in 2002 with the Yankees.
Soriano added a RBI double in the eighth and now has 101 for the season.
“I’m just feeling good,” Soriano said. “I had a lot of opportunities to drive guys in. I’m very happy with what I did. Personally, it’s good, but it’s not enough. It could be better if we had a winning record. Now, everybody is trying to have fun the last two, three weeks of the season.”
— Carrie Muskat