Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (24, Toronto Blue Jays), who struggled last year because his batted ball did not come up, fired the cannon in two consecutive games.
Guerrero Jr. started as a designated hitter three times in the 2023 exhibition game against the New York Yankees held at TD Ball Park in Dunedin, Florida, on the 27th (hereinafter Korean time).
On this day, Guerrero Jr. recorded 1 hit, 2 RBIs and 1 run in 3 at-bats. In particular, Guerrero Jr. boosted his momentum by hitting a two-run home run in the fifth inning. A batted ball with a speed of 101 miles (about 167 km).
With this, Guerrero Jr. recorded a home run in two consecutive games following an exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 26th. He drew arches in both of these demonstration games.
Guerrero Jr. rose to the home run king with 48 homers in the 2021 season. Although the MVP award was given to Shohei Ohtani (29), the home run king belonged to Guerrero Jr.
However, Guerrero Jr. struggled last year without hitting the ball. Not only did the percentage score fall, but the number of home runs also plummeted from 48 to 32. 온라인카지노
Guerrero Junior’s 2021 season fly ball and ground ball rates were 25.2% and 45.6%. However, last year it recorded 17.1% and 52.3%.
In other words, fly balls decreased and ground balls increased. First of all, this will inevitably reduce home runs, and it is fatal for batters with slow feet. As a result, Guerrero Jr. suffered a slump last year.
However, Guerrero Jr. gained momentum this spring by hitting two home runs in two games. Attention is focusing on whether Guerrero Jr. will return to the home run race.