Will KIA Tigers foreign hitter Socrates Brito (31) reproduce the promised May? Socrates’ April faltered. He appeared in 23 games, batting 2.7 with 8 runs, 2 home runs, 13 RBI, 9 runs scored, and an OPS of . He is in scoring position with a batting average of 30% and has the most RBIs on the team, but the performance was not as expected.
However, he recently raised expectations for his May by making a special contribution during his 5-game winning streak. On April 26, in the NC vs Gwangju game, he came out as the lead batter at the end of the second inning when the score was 0-0, and made a surprise bunt and succeeded. He himself hit home with Joo Hyo-sang’s timely hit, followed by Kim Kyu-sung’s three-run four. He was a bunt hit that made the big inning.
In particular, in the Jamsil game against LG on April 30, he played a decisive role in winning the victory by operating a superior three-run four against LG finisher Go Woo-seok in the top of the 9th inning, leading 9-8. In six years, he led the sweep of Jamsil LG’s three-game series. Tigers fans who visited Jamsil Stadium cheered tremendously. His performance on this day gave rise to expectations that he would reproduce the heat of May last year.
Last year, I wandered around for a month in April. He had a batting average of 2.2 par 7, 1 home run, 9 RBI, and an OPS of 0.643. He struck out 26 in 103 plate appearances. He was at a loss for help. He was also listed as the zero-ranking candidate for expulsion. However, this was an adaptation process. erupted in May. He soared with a batting average of . 4.1 5 Lee, 5 homers, 28 RBIs and an OPS of 1.145.
After that, he led the batting line by acting as a leading hitter and solver. KIA ranked first with a record of 18 wins and 8 losses in May. It was thanks to Socrates. In July, he was hit in the face by Kim Gwang-hyun’s ball and was away for a month, and after his return, his hitting slowed down, but he succeeded in renewing his contract with a 3.1 1 ri, 17 homers, 77 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.848.
KIA achieved its goal by ending April with 12 wins and 11 losses. The problem is May. The competition for rankings begins in earnest. In addition to stable pitching power, the power of the batting line is inevitably important. Hyeong-Woo Choi, the infallible fourth hitter, is holding the center after overcoming sluggishness for the past two years, and Sun-Bin Kim, Ji-Hyeok Ryu, and Jong-Wook Koh are supporting him with 300 hits.
스포츠토토 The power of Socrates is absolutely necessary here. If he leads the center line with Choi Hyeong-woo, his destructive power will be superior. Hwang Dae-in is also showing signs of survival. If Socrates explodes like it did in May of last year, the rise of KIA will inevitably be steep. It is no exaggeration to say that Socrates holds the key to May KIA.