Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (24, Toronto Blue Jays), who did not hit the ball last year and his home run decreased significantly, started a home run for two days in a row.
Toronto had an away game against the Kansas City Royals at Kaufman Stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA on the 7th (hereinafter Korean time).
Guerrero Jr. started as Toronto’s second designated hitter and led the team to a 6-3 victory with 3 hits (1 home run), 1 RBI and 2 runs in 5 at-bats.메이저사이트
The home run came in the fifth inning. Guerrero Jr. hit Kansas City starting pitcher Jordan Lyles (33) with one run over the middle fence in the 5th inning with a 4-0 lead and no runners.
With this, Guerrero Jr. achieved the same record of 3 hits (1 home run), 1 RBI and 2 runs for two days in a row. As a result, his performance rose to 0.407 batting average, 0.500 on-base percentage, 1.167 OPS, and so on.
Guerrero Jr. had more ground balls last year compared to 2021, when he had the best performance. Fly balls also decreased. As a result, grades also declined.
In the 2021 season, he became the American League home run king with 48 home runs, but in one season, his home runs decreased by a whopping 16 to 32.
However, Guerrero Jr. was a super-special prospect who was praised for his father, Vladimir Guerrero’s batting ability and patience in the plate.
He has the batting ability to compete for the home run king again anytime. Guerrero Jr., along with Aaron Judge, is a strong candidate for home run.
Meanwhile, Toronto won 6-3 on the day thanks to ace Kevin Gaussman’s good pitching with 6 scoreless innings and 7 strikeouts and Guerrero Jr.’s outstanding hitting.
On the other hand, Kansas City’s starting pitcher Lyles collapsed with 5 runs in 5 2/3 innings, ending the 4-game series against Toronto with 1 win and 3 losses.