USA almost dropped out of WBC because of ML batting title “First time to have 2 home runs in 1 game”
It was a moment when the conversation became chilly. He had never hit two home runs in a single game in the major leagues, no, even in the minor leagues, but he was hit unexpectedly.
On the 19th (Korean time), the World Baseball Classic (WBC) quarterfinal match between the United States and Venezuela was held at Londippo Park in Miami, Florida, USA. The result was a 9-7 victory for the United States, but the process was arduous.
Even though the U.S. took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, they were not relieved. In the bottom of the first inning, Luis Araez hit a superior two-run homer and was chased 3-2. The U.S., which had already led 5-6, allowed Araez to score another solo home run in the bottom of the 7th inning, and as the score gap widened to 5-7, the defeat seemed imminent. Thanks to Trey Turner’s left-handed home run in the top of the 8th inning, the team succeeded in turning the game around 9-7 and revived, but Araez’s two home runs almost frustrated the finals.
As for the United States, Araez’s two home runs had no choice but to be greatly surprised. Araez won the American League batting title with a batting average of .316, 8 homers, and 49 RBI while playing for the Minnesota Twins last year. His career home run count is also 14, which is far from the geopo style. Major League Baseball’s official website (MLB.com), which reported the news of the game, also introduced, “Araez had never hit two home runs in a game while spending 4 seasons in the major leagues and 7 seasons in the minor leagues.”
Coach Mark DeRosa, who leads the U.S. national team, said, “Araez was the batting champion last year. But I didn’t know he had the talent to hit the ball that way.” 먹튀검증
Araez won the American League batting champion last year, as well as the first All-Star and Silver Slugger awards in his life, and blossomed in his baseball life. He is now with the Miami Marlins and was traded last January. He receives an annual salary of 6.1 million dollars (about 8 billion won) this year. After going through the Salary Adjustment Committee, he kept the $6.1 million he was asking for. At the time, the Miami club offered 5 million dollars (about 6.5 billion won), but the Salary Adjustment Committee sided with Araez.
Meanwhile, the United States, which succeeded in advancing to the semi-finals, will play against Cuba on the 20th for a ticket to the final.