Yermin Mercedes is the 1st player to start a season with 8 straight hits. A closer look at those at-bats for the Chicago White Sox DH.

Yermin Mercedes didn’t have any superstitions during his record-setting start to the season. “If you’re good, you’re good,” the Chicago White Sox designated hitter said Saturday. Mercedes was more than good in his first two big-league starts, with a hit in each of his first eight at-bats. The 28-year-old made history Friday, becoming the first player in the modern era to go 5-for-5 in his first start. He began Saturday with three more hits. According to Elias, Mercedes is the first player in the modern era (since 1900) to begin a season with eight straight hits. “You know, I’d be offering Yerm…

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