The monster second baseman, who regained his dream batting average of 40%, also held a record for the first time in 39 years.메이저놀이터
Louis Araez of the Miami Marlins started as a first hitter and second baseman in the 2023 major league home game against the Toronto Blue Jays held at Londippo Park in Miami, Florida, USA on the 20th (Korean time), 5 hits in 5 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 1 run 400 batting average for the season.
Araez’s main target that day was Toronto starting pitcher Jose Berrios. Berios, who pushed out Ryu Hyun-jin and became Toronto’s ace, signed a long-term contract with Toronto for 7 years and 131 million dollars (approximately 168.9 billion won). Araez secured a bridgehead to restore his batting average to 40% by collecting 3 hits against Berrios. Berrios only allowed 5 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings and became a losing pitcher.
Araez boasted a flame-like hitting feeling by hitting a heavy hit at the bottom of the 1st inning, a heavy hit at the bottom of the 3rd inning, a left-handed hit at the bottom of the 4th, a right-handed hit at the bottom of the 6th, and a left-handed hit at the bottom of the 7th. The game ended with Miami winning 11-0.
Araez exploded 5 hits on the day and became the main character of the record. Compiling his third five-hit game in June alone. This is a record that was created 39 years after Dave Winfield in June 1984. Prior to Winfield, only George Sisler in August 1921 and Ty Cobb in July 1922 made Araez the fourth player to achieve it. Araez went 5-for-5, 5 RBI, 1 point against the Oakland Athletics on the 4th, and 5-for-5 hits (1 home run), 3 RBI and 2 runs against the Washington Nationals on the 17th, and then scored 5 hits against Toronto on the 20th. I did it.
In addition, by exploding 5 hits on the day, he also succeeded in breaking through the 100 hits of the season. Araez, who has already collected 102 hits, is showing the pace to hit 226 hits. Miami is also continuing its blast. Miami, which has won 5 consecutive wins thanks to Araez’s strong hit, is cruising to 2nd place in the National League East Division and 1st place in the wild card with a season total of 42 wins and 31 losses. Araez said, “Now everyone is starting to trust our team. I had faith from the first time I came to this team. Our team has a lot of good players both as a midfielder and starting pitcher, and we also have excellent defense.” He did not hide his joy in doing it.
Will Araez be able to conquer the 40% batting average of his dreams? It is noteworthy whether a record will be created in 82 years since Ted Williams recorded a batting average of .406 in 1941.