Jeimer Candelario had a career-night at the plate Saturday in Double-A Tennessee’s come from behind win over Biloxi. Candelario went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a home run. Candelario drove in seven runs as the Smokies scored nine runs in their final two at bats to beat the Shuckers 10-9.
Candelario gave the Smokies a 10-8 lead in the eighth inning with his third home run of the season, a Grand Slam off the foul pole in right field.
Jeimer Candelario tied a career-high with four hits and he set a career-high with seven RBI on Saturday night.
Candelario hasn’t put up the numbers that were expected over the first seven weeks of the season. Candelario has put together good at-bats, the ball just has not fallen in for the 22-year old switch hitting third baseman.
After hitting .203/.347/.342 in his first 22 games with five doubles, two home runs, 17 walks and 17 strikeouts, Candelario has a .235/.325/.426 line over his last 18 games with 10 doubles and a home run for a .751 OPS.
Candelario is hitting .313/.400/.500 with a .900 OPS in 48 at-bats from the right-side. Against right-handed pitching this season batting from the left-side, Candelario has a .172/.308/.323 line with six doubles and three home runs for a .632 OPS in 99 at-bats.
In 40 games this season, Jeimer Candelario is batting .218/.337/.381 with 15 doubles and three home runs for a .718 OPS. Candelario has 26 walks and 32 strikeouts in 147 at-bats.
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