Flutter on the expedition… Former KBO foreign hitter’s younger brother summoned legendary Ruth
There are players who become stronger on expeditions.
The main character is Houston Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker (26). Tucker is well known to domestic fans as the younger brother of Preston Tucker, who played for the KIA Tigers in the KBO League.
On the 10th (Korean time), Tucker started as the 4th hitter and right fielder in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ match against the Baltimore Orioles held at Oriole Park in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Tucker’s bat was on fire from the start of the game. In the top of the first inning, he hit a slider from opponent starter Jack Flaherty with two outs on first base and hit a two-run homer that went over the right-middle fence. The ball flew 427 feet (about 130.1 m) at a speed of 105.3 miles (about 169.4 km) per hour with a launch angle of 27 degrees.먹튀검증
Houston defeated Baltimore 8-2 thanks to Tucker’s final shot. Tucker led the team to victory with 1 hit (1 home run), 2 RBIs, 1 walk and 1 run in 4 at-bats.
Tucker is at the center of Houston’s lineup this season. In 113 games, he has a batting average of .296 (122 hits in 412 at-bats), 21 home runs, and 84 RBIs, with an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of .894. He shows off his quick feet, recording 24 stolen bases with a 0.517 slugging percentage. Both Gong Soo Joo and Tucker’s presence are shining.
This year Tucker has a better record on the road than at home. On the road, he is batting .323 (70 hits in 217 at-bats) with 15 homers and 55 RBIs for an OPS of .993. He fared better than his .267 batting average (52-for-195), 6 home runs, 29 RBIs, and .784 OPS at home.
Because he is a strong tucker on the road, he has also created a number of unique records.
‘OptaStat’, which provides sports analysis and in-depth data, recently posted on social media, “Tucker (on the road) recorded 3 homers and 20 consecutive hits in one game, and hit a grand slam when the team was losing by 3 runs in the 9th inning. “He highlighted his performance. According to OptaStat, Babe Ruth is the only player who has performed this well on an away trip. That’s how impressive Tucker’s away performance is.
Tucker aims for a career high season this season based on his outstanding performance. His batting average, home run, and RBI are all outstanding enough to surpass his own best records. I wonder if Tucker will be able to continue his strong run and break his own record.