INDIANAPOLIS - After opening the season on Indy's inactive list, Joey Terdoslavich officially joined the Tribe on April 18 and reestablished himself as a feared hitter in the International League. His four-hit, four-RBI performance on July 13 against Louisville takes the cake as the No. 1 Best Hitter Performance by a Tribe player in 2017.
Terdoslavich entered the All-Star break with a .248 average but elevated that number to .261 after his July 13 showing against the Bats, the first game for Indy after the Triple-A Midsummer Classic. He struck out in his first trip to the plate but rebounded with an RBI single off right-hander Kyle McMyne in the third that gave Indy a 4-0 lead. He also swiped second base in that inning, his third of the season.
Over his final three at-bats that night, he got the best of Bats southpaw Cody Reed. In the fifth, the Florida native doubled with one away and was along for the ride on Jacob Stallings' three-run homer. Then in the sixth, he gave the Tribe an 8-0 advantage with a two-out single to center.
Terdoslavich capped his second four-hit game of 2017 with a long ball in the eighth, a two-run blast to left field. The four-hit performance was the sixth of his career. His four RBI were also a season high, falling one shy of a career high previously accomplished twice.
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