New York Mets Pete Alonso (29) and New York Yankees Aaron Judge (31) are competing for home runs.
Alonso started as first baseman 4 times in the game against the Tampa Bay Rays held at Citi Field, New York, New York on the 19th (Korean time) and played an active role with 1 hit, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 1 run and 1 walk in 3 at-bats.
Alonso, who started as the lead batter in the 4th inning when the two teams were tied 1-1, hit a four-seam from Tampa Bay starting pitcher Taj Bradley at 97.0 miles per hour (156.1 km) and hit a solo home run. His 16th home run of the season was a super-large home run with a batting speed of 113.4 miles (182.5 km) and a distance of 446 feet (136 m).
On the same day, Judge, who played as the designated hitter twice in the game against the Toronto Blue Jays held at the Toronto Rogers Center in Ontario, Canada, played an active role with 2 hits, 1 home run, 2 RBIs and 1 run in 4 at-bats.
Judge, who entered his first at-bat in the first inning without an out and 1st base, kicked up Toronto starting pitcher Jose Berrios’ three-ball, 93-mile (149.7 km) sinker and fired the first two-run home run. He recorded his 12th home run of the season with a batting speed of 109.6 miles (176.4 km) and a distance of 430 feet (131 m).
Judge and Alonso are major league home run hitters who consecutively broke the record for the most home runs by a rookie in the major leagues. Judge set a new major league record for most home runs by a rookie with 52 home runs in 2017 and won the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Judge’s record was broken two years later by Alonso with 53 home runs. Alonso won the National League Rookie of the Year award that year.
After Alonso broke the major league record for most home runs by a rookie, Judge set another record. He hit 62 home runs last season, breaking the American League record for most home runs and winning the MVP award.
Alonso and Judge, who are competing fiercely for the home run record, are running a home run race in earnest this season. Alonso, who hit home runs in his last three consecutive games, leads the major leagues with 16 home runs. This is the season’s 58th home run pace. Judge is also on good pace with 6 homers in his last 6 games. Judge, who ranks second in homers in the American League with 12 home runs, is still behind Alonso with his 42 home run pace this season. 카지노사이트
MLB.com, the official major league media outlet, said, “Alonso has been hitting home runs all week despite suffering from sinusitis. The disease seems to have made him better,” he said, highlighting Alonso’s performance. Alonso said, “If I go to the game, I will always hit the best ball. I just don’t want to make excuses that I’m not feeling well.”
Judge, who hit 4 home runs despite the sign-stealing controversy in the 4th game against Toronto, said, “I just do my part. Even if I get angry, there is nothing I can do. I still have to go out and run. We focused on what we can control. It blocked the noise of the entire series well. We did our job on the ground,” he said, focusing on baseball.