Suzuki Seiya (29, Chicago Cubs) announced a new start by shooting a home run in his return from injury.
On the 15th (Korean time), Suzuki started as the 4th hitter and right fielder in the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Chicago Cubs held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA, and recorded 1 hit in 5 at-bats (1 home run), 1 strikeout and 1 RBI. did. The Cubs won 8-2.
This season, Suzuki had the misfortune of being left out of the opening roster. it’s because of the injury Suzuki suffered the pain of leaving due to a side injury ahead of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). He was unable to enjoy the honor of lifting the championship trophy with the Japanese players because he fell from the WBC team, and he spent a time full of regrets due to setbacks in the Cubs from preparation for the season.
Instead, he focused on recovering from his injury and did his best to get him back into perfect shape. And on this day, he raised expectations by being named in the starting lineup as the fourth hitter.
It took him a while before the bat caught fire. In the first inning with 2 out and 1st base, the shortstop grounded the ball in the first at-bat. In the top of the 3rd inning, Ian Happ took a 1-0 lead with a timely double from 2nd out and 2nd base.
Even in the third at-bat in the top of the 5th inning with a 3-1 lead, Suzuki struck out with a swing, leaving the impression that he was not ready for his comeback.
However, in the last at-bat, he turned the bat coolly as if to shake off his stuffy mind. In the top of the 8th inning, leading 3-2, Happ opened the distance to 4-2 with Woo Joong-wol as a solo catcher. Suzuki hit a back-to-back home run to make it 5-2. In the ball count of 1-0, opponent pitcher Andre Jackson’s 94.6 mph fastball on the second pitch came in high. It was the moment when the beast girl produced hits and RBIs in the season. 카지노사이트
Thanks to that, the Cubs continued to ride the flow. After one shot, Patrick Wisdom fired a left-handed solo shot and ran away 6-2.
Suzuki got another chance to hit the plate in the top of the ninth inning with an 8-2 lead thanks to the continuous bursting of the batting line. However, he failed in the multi-hit challenge as he only hit first base in a straight line.
The Cubs showed great expectations by signing a five-year, $70 million (approximately 91.4 billion) contract with Suzuki ahead of the 2022 season. It was a great treatment for a beast from Asia, but Suzuki had a harsh big league debut last season with a batting average of 0.262, OPS 0.769, 14 homers and 46 RBIs in 111 games.
This year, right before the start of the season, I was worried that it would not work even while facing the bad news of the injury, but I opened the water well by running a home run in the return match from injury.