Is it the return of the home run king? Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (24, Toronto) hit home runs in two consecutive games.
Guerrero Jr. started as the designated hitter twice in the 2023 major league away game against the Kansas City Royals held at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, USA on the 7th (Korean time) and made a big success with 3 hits, 1 RBI and 2 runs including a home run. -3 contributed to the victory. Thanks to Guerrero Jr.’s performance, Toronto recorded three consecutive wins. 메이저사이트
As he hit home runs for two days in a row, Guerrero Jr.’s OPS rose to 1.167. It’s a good starting point for a long time. At the same time, expectations are growing that it will return to the’home run king mode’ in the 2021 season.
Guerrero Jr., who first stepped on the big league stage in 2019, recorded 48 home runs, 123 points, and 111 RBIs in 2021, becoming the American League home run king. However, the following year, in 2022, his home runs dropped to 32. The overall index also increased strikeouts from 110 in 2021 to 116 in 2022, and walks decreased significantly from 86 to 58. The batting average also dropped sharply from 0.311 in 2021 to 0.274 in 2022.
Overall, Guerrero Junior, whose performance dropped significantly compared to 2021 last year, is showing a good start for the 2023 season and predicting a revival.
Guerrero Jr.’s home run, which reported a hit in the first inning, came in the third at-bat. In the 5th inning, when the team was ahead 4-0, he kicked up a fastball from opponent pitcher Jordan Lyles (33) and hit a solo home run in the middle of the month with a distance of 133m.
Toronto also continued its winning streak thanks to the performance of Guerrero Jr., who came out two days in a row, and ace Kevin Gaussman’s 6 innings, 7 strikeouts and no runs.