Japan outfielder’s first home run in 111 at-bats, a 20-degree launch angle, a ‘clothesline hit’

Chicago Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki hit his second home run of the season.

On the 15th (Korean time), in the 2023 Major League Minnesota Twins game held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Suzuki came out as the leading hitter in the 7th inning, trailing 1-8, and recorded his second home run of the season.

Suzuki’s home run, which hit Louis Barland’s 89.9 mph (approximately 145 km) cutter, recorded an exit velocity of 108.8 mph (approximately 175 km). The flying distance was 115 m. He hit the ball like a clothesline with a launch angle of 20 degrees. The launch angle of the barrel hitting ball, which usually has a lot of long hits, is 26 to 30 degrees.안전놀이터

On Mother’s Day, Suzuki came out with a pink bat and equipment, and tasted a home run in only 111 at-bats since his first home run of the season on the 15th of last month, his second season. Suzuki could not participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in March due to left oblique muscle pain.

However, as the Cubs lost to Minnesota 3-16 that day, Suzuki’s home run faded. Suzuki appeared in 28 games of the season and recorded 27 hits in 101 at-bats (2 homers), 12 RBIs, 10 runs, a batting average of 0.267, an on-base percentage of 0.353, and a slugging percentage of 0.406.

Suzuki, who joined the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in 2013, became the Central League’s top scorer in 2019 and won the batting title twice in 2019 and 2021. Last year, he entered the major leagues by signing a five-year, $85 million contract with the Cubs through the posting system.

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