The bat of Jose Pirella (Samsung Lions) is ready to fire.
Pirella suffered an injury after colliding with a fence while defending against the Hanwha Eagles in Daegu on the 4th. Afterwards, he returned against the LG Twins in Jamsil on the 7th, but fell into a slump. In three consecutive matches against LG, he went 0-for-12 and his batting average dropped to 0.086.
However, Pirella’s sense of hitting is rising. Pirella recorded three consecutive hits against SSG Landers in Daegu on the 11th and 13th. He was silent in the match against the Daegu Lotte Giants on the 14th, but in a head-to-head match on the 15th, he hit 3 hits and saved the sense of hitting.
Pirella continued his good hitting feeling in the match against Lotte on the 16th. He started as the third batter in left field and played a big role with 3 hits (1 home run), 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored in 4 at-bats.
In the bottom of the first inning, with no runners out, he hit a hit and recorded the team’s first hit. Kang Min-ho’s hit was followed by a chance to score, but Lee Won-seok withdrew with a floating ball and could not score.
Pirella withdrew due to a foul fly to third baseman in the third inning with a runner on first base, but the bat fired at the bottom of the fifth inning. With the second runner on first base, he caught Charlie Barnes’ 127km/h changeup and crossed the left fence. It was a first-run two-run home run that broke the balance of zero.
Pirella came to bat again in the sixth inning with a scoring opportunity. With the second runner on third base, he hit Barnes’ four-seam fastball and scored one RBI in a timely manner. Kang Min-ho’s hit and Kim Seong-yoon’s triple came and came home.
After the game, Pirella said,안전놀이터 “I’m doing well in recovery training and reinforcement training after the last injury. The trainers and coaches are helping me well.”
Regarding the game, which was won 9-1, he said, “Today, including a home run, there were good results. Not only me, but other hitters also showed good performances.” .
Pirella showed the best performance last season with 192 hits, 28 homers, 109 RBIs, 102 runs, a batting average of 0.342 OPS and 0.976. 1st in runs scored, hits, homers, RBIs, batting average and OPS all ranked 2nd in the league. He also won a Golden Glove. He is the best foreign hitter from last season coming back to life.