He’s the first player in MLB history to record 10 extra-base hits in his first nine major league games while also becoming the first Blue Jay to start his MLB career with a nine-game hitting streak.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 6, 2019
Bichette doubled in the top of the seventh inning to earn the extra-base hit feat while singling in the top of the third to extend his hitting streak. Both accomplishments came off Rays left-handed pitcher Ryan Yarbrough.
The 21-year-old Bichette passes both Ryan Goins (2013) and Jesse Barfield (1981), who previously held the record with eight-game hitting streaks.
Bichette earned congratulations from Barfield on Twitter after accomplishing the feat.
Congratulations Bo! Well Deserved Kid!!!
— Jesse Barfield (@JesseBarfield29) August 6, 2019
Toronto called Bichette up from triple-A Buffalo on July 28 after the team dealt infielder Eric Sogard to the Rays.
Entering Tuesday’s game, Bichette was 15-for-36 at the plate (.417) with three home runs and four RBI.
He was the latest Blue Jays top prospect to join the MLB roster after Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Cavan Biggio did so earlier in the season.