Cubs, ‘four-game losing streak’, Japanese outfielder revives… 3rd home run in 2 games!￼
Suzuki Seiya (Chicago Cubs) hit a home run in two games, but the team lost and couldn’t laugh.
On the 17th (Korean time), in the 2023 major league match against the Houston Astros held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA, Suzuki started as the 5th hitter and right fielder and recorded 4 at-bats, 2 hits, 1 home run, 1 strikeout, 2 RBIs and 1 run. .
Suzuki withdrew with a strikeout and a fly ball to center field in the first two at-bats, but reported a hit in the third at-bat in the top of the 7th inning. The changed pitcher Phil Mayton’s sweeper drove to the center and hit the ball without missing it.
Suzuki hit a home run in his last at bat in the top of the ninth inning and recorded a multi-hit. In the situation of second out and second base, he hit Matt Gage’s 93.9 mile (approximately 151 km/h) four-seam fastball and crossed the left fence. He aimed for a high ball that came toward him and hit it.
Suzuki recorded a multi-hit in 7 games, but couldn’t help but laugh. Because the team lost. The Cubs lost to Houston 3-7 and fell into a 4-game losing streak.
The Cubs gave up the first run in the bottom of the first inning with Justin Steel’s wild throw. In the top of the 2nd inning, Matt Murvis balanced the game with a 1-run home run, but Steel collapsed with 4 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. After that, in the bottom of the 7th, Houston added 2 runs and seized the victory. The Cubs had to be satisfied with Suzuki’s two-run homer in the top of the ninth.
According to Japanese media ‘Full Count’, after the game, Suzuki said, “I hit a home run, but the team lost. I want to hit well so that I can contribute to the victory tomorrow.” I didn’t. I think the content is good because I hit the ball I was aiming for well.”
Coach Dave Ross said, “Suzuki has good hitting timing. He made a good swing in his last at-bat. He’s hitting well against left-handed pitchers. He’s been really steady at bat lately.”스포츠토토
After recording hits in the last 4 games from the 11th, Suzuki was silent with no hits in 4 at-bats against Houston on the 16th, but he recorded multi-hits in the game on the 17th and maintained a good sense of hitting. In addition, he hit a home run two games after hitting a home run against the Minnesota Twins on the 15th. This season he has 29 hits and 3 home runs with a batting average of .266 and .769 OPS.