Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena shines the brightest within the postseason, and he’s already a winner on Tuesday no matter how Tampa Bay fares towards the Rangers.
Arozarena was reunited along with his mom, Sandra Gonzalez, forward of Sport 1, after she secured a visa that may enable her to look at her son play within the majors for the primary time.
In a heartfelt second earlier than Sport 1, Arozarena caught the ceremonial first pitch from his mom. The pitch itself was completely spectacular.
Randy Arozarena’s mother crushed her first pitch pic.twitter.com/dhq1rrbZcL
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) October 3, 2023
Arozarena advised reporters earlier than the sport that his mother throws exhausting, and he nailed her scouting report.
Randy Arozarena gave us this scouting report on his mother throwing out the primary pitch: “she throws exhausting”. Apparently she additionally is aware of how one can get it over the plate. #Rays pic.twitter.com/FxiBFPMxqK
— Steve Carney (@stevecarney) October 3, 2023
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Gonzalez moved from Cuba to Mexico in 2017, simply a few years after her son defected.
Arozarena has spent loads of time in Mexico ever since, having a baby within the nation and representing Mexico within the World Baseball Traditional earlier this yr, however his mom had not been capable of make it to the U.S. to see her son’s MLB profession take flight.
Randy Arozarena’s day has been made ❤️
Arozarena’s mother acquired her visa authorized final week and is flying in from Mexico to look at Randy play within the large leagues for the primary time at the moment 😍
She’s additionally throwing out the primary pitch
— Sporting Information MLB (@sn_mlb) October 3, 2023
That modified on Tuesday, and what higher time for a reunion than the postseason? Arozarena has a profession 1.121 OPS throughout 120 postseason plate appearances, and he has an opportunity so as to add to his legacy in entrance of his mom in Tampa this week.