Rosario took Los Angeles Dodgers starter Walker Buehler deep for a tie-breaking three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning of NLCS Game 6 in Atlanta on Saturday night. The Braves had runners on second and third with two outs, and Rosario had a 1-2 count against Buehler. Rosario took a pitch low and in and lined it down the right field line out of Truist Park.
Eddie Rosario has tied the record for most hits (14) in a single #postseason series.
Marco Scutaro (2012 NLCS)
Kevin Youkilis (2007 ALCS)
Albert Pujols (2004 NLCS)
Hideki Matsui (2004 ALCS) pic.twitter.com/DPaLQNTQfW
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) October 24, 2021
The hit was Rosario’s 14th of the NLCS, which is a Braves record for a single postseason series.
Atlanta would go on to win, 4-2, to reach its first World Series since 1999, and Rosario was named NLCS MVP after hitting .560 (14-for-25) with three home runs.
Those watching the game were in awe of Rosario and tweeted their reactions:
Eddie Rosario's last 20 plate appearances:
That's 12 for 18, with 2 HR, a triple, a double and 2 BB.
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) October 24, 2021
BUILD THE EDDIE ROSARIO STATUE IN ATLANTA TOMORROW pic.twitter.com/wTDnmjvTtY
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) October 24, 2021
EDDIE ROSARIO IS THE NEW MAYOR OF ATLANTA
HE HITS A 3-RUN SHOT TO MAKE IT 4-1 BRAVES!!!!!!!!!
— Talking Chop (@TalkingChop) October 24, 2021
Eddie Rosario will never buy another meal or beverage in Atlanta.
— Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) October 24, 2021
Eddie Rosario is king of Atlanta
— Gaurav (@gvedak) October 24, 2021
The man has deserved it.
It’s hard to believe that a player acquired while injured at the trade deadline, for Pablo Sandoval, has become the Braves’ postseason hero, but that is the case with Rosario.