Quebec's Charles Leblanc once again demonstrated the extent of his batting talent on Friday in Miami, helping the Marlins win 5-2 against the Washington Nationals.
The 26-year-old was part of a sixth-inning three-run rush that broke a 1-1 tie. The Marlins had already scored the first of his three-pointers when Leblanc came on to the plate. His single, when the bases were all occupied, allowed Nick Fortes to complete his turn of the trails.
Used at first base for this duel, Leblanc finished his game with two hits. It is also the fourth time in his last five duels that he has hit at least two balls in a safe place.
Equipped with a microphone during the match, courtesy of the media “Bally Sports Florida”, the representative of the Belle Province spoke among other things about the fact that it is used in all sauces by its manager Don Mattingly.
“It's a surprise every day, whether it's my defensive position or my rank in the offensive lineup,” explained Leblanc, who however won't complain about being used in this way.
On the mound for the winners, Braxton Garrett (3-6) was very good, giving up only a small run on five hits, in addition to passing six opponents in the mitt. He finally gave up after six innings.
A deserved honor
Although he now plays full-time in major league baseball, Leblanc has received a great honor just before the game, he who was named the best player at the AAA level in the Marlins organization.
“It's always nice to be recognized for your hard work. It's the first honor of its kind that I receive, so I appreciate it,” added the principal concerned.
In 2022, with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Leblanc maintained a batting average of .302, he who kicked the ball out of bounds 14 times, in addition to producing 45 points, in just 87 games.