The Detroit Tigers completed the short two-game sweep over the St. Louis Cardinals at Comerica Park yesterday, thanks in large part to the efforts of 1B Jonathan Schoop.
With a double, a solo home run, a stolen base, and three RBI, Schoop helped the Tigers to their third straight victory – and in doing so, he’s tied for the lead in all of Major League Baseball in the month of June in home runs with Jose Altuve and Kyle Schwarber (10) and RBIs with Schwarber (22). In fact, it’s the most home runs hit by a Tigers player in the month of June since J.D. Martinez accomplished the feat in 2015.
“I feel good, honestly I feel good to contribute to the team,” he explained afterward. “In the beginning, I was trying too hard – it feels good. I’m trying to keep it up, trying to go out there and get good at-bats and try to put numbers up for my teammates to win games. When you win games, it’s fun.”
Schoop, who signed a one-year contract in the offseason, has also posted a strong .369 batting average, .431 on-base percentage, and .718 slugging percentage. Needless to say, GM Al Avila will have to make a decision on whether to dangle Schoop as trade bait as the Deadline looms (July 30).
– – Quotes via Bally Sports Detroit Link – –