The genius hitter is back.
Juan Soto (San Diego) fired a preemptive final two-run four in the 2023 Major League (MLB) game against the New York Yankees held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, USA on the 27th (Korean time).
In the beginning of the 5th inning,메이저사이트 Soto hit the 6th cutter after a full count against Yankees starter Randy Vazquez. His 10th home run this season. Soto hit double-digit home runs for six straight seasons.
In May, the momentum of Soto is frightening. He has a batting average of 0.346 and an OPS of 1.164 in 22 games in May. He struck out just 17 while getting 21 walks. He survived perfectly.
Soto left the Washington Nationals on August 3 last year and wore a San Diego uniform. San Diego took a lot of blood to get Soto. However, his performance last year was disappointing. After moving to San Diego, he had a batting average of only 0.236 in 52 games. His slugging percentage also dropped to 0.390. It was below his expectations.
He has had a bad start this season as well. He held his batting average at 0.217 through the month of April. He still had a pioneering eye, but he couldn’t hit the ball. There was also a high level of criticism towards Soto.
However, in May, he regained his original form. Soto has been called a genius hitter since his 2018 major league debut. It was evaluated that he had his slugging power along with his excellent line-up. He led Washington to a World Series victory in 2019, boosting his share price.
Coming off of his sluggishness, Soto is showing his form in May.
Meanwhile, San Diego took the lead by winning 5-1 in the first game of a three-game series against the Yankees.