Julio Rodriguez (23, Seattle Mariners) rewrote the history of the club.
Rodriguez started as the second hitter and center fielder in the home game against the Kansas City Royals held at T-Mobile Park in Washington State on the 27th (Korean time), 1 hit in 3 at-bats (1 home run), 1 run, 2 RBIs, 15-2 contributed to the great victory. Seattle, which recorded 73 wins and 56 losses in the season (0.566 win rate), maintained a tie for first place with the Texas Rangers in the American League West.
At the end of the 5th inning, leading 9-1, he hit a ‘meaningful’ home run. Kansas City right-handed pitcher Jackson Cower’s first pitch, 84.9 miles (136.6 km/h), pulled the slider and led to his 22nd home run of the season, which went over the left wall. With this, Rodriguez stepped on the 50th home run in his career in 256 big league games since his debut last year. This is the record of 50 home runs in the shortest period of time, surpassing the ‘club legend’ Alex Rodriguez (269 games) and Ken Griffey Jr. (377 games).메이저사이트
Rodriguez is Seattle’s ‘signboard’. In his debut year last year, he had a batting average of .284 (145 hits in 511 at-bats) with 28 homers and 75 RBI. In recognition of his value, he agreed to a multi-year contract in August of last year that could receive up to $470 million (623.7 billion won) with a guarantee of $210 million (278.7 billion won). He has had no ups and downs this season. He leads the team’s batting average with a batting average of 0.279 (147 hits in 526 at-bats), 22 homers and 82 RBIs in 124 games. He has a combined OPS of 0.807 on base percentage (0.341) and slugging percentage (0.466).
“That’s not my main concern,” said Rodriguez, who set the record low. “I’m just happy to be able to contribute and help the team win. I’ll keep trying.”