A two-way race between Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves and Mookie Betts of the LA Dodgers. Experts are also divided. However, Acuña stands out more recently.
Acuña led the team to a 5-2 victory with a winning RBI in a home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Truist Park on the 11th (Korea Standard Time).
Atlanta, which finished three consecutive games against Pittsburgh with a winning series of two wins and one loss, was the first to confirm its advance to the postseason with 93 wins and 49 losses (0.655). In other words, it has secured third place in the NL wild card regardless of the results of the rest of the season. He is 19.5 games ahead of the Miami Marlins (74 wins and 69 losses), who are ranked fourth in wild cards.
Acuña hit a mid-wicket hit in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs and runners on first and second bases, bringing both runners home and reversing the situation to 3-2. Pittsburgh right-hander Colin Selby hit a sinker in the middle of the second pitch of 96.4 miles, crossing the center field at a speed of 110.1 miles, and hitting the bottom of the fence.
The batting speed was so fast and the opponent’s broadcast was so fast that Acuña had to run to second base and return to first base. The double hit was only a single hit, but all the runners stepped home leisurely.
At this time, Truist Park was filled with shouts of Atlanta fans shouting “MVP.” Fans shouted that Acuña was the NL MVP. After the game, Acuña said, “Every time I hear such a cheer, I get goosebumps. “Luckily, I had a good hit when I heard it,” he said.
Acuña, who hit one hit in three at-bats, two RBIs, one run and one walk, recorded a season batting average of 0.336 (193 hits in 575 at-bats), 35 home runs, 93 RBIs, 129 runs, 64 steals, on-base percentage of 0.417 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage of 0.584 and OPS 1.001. Hits, runs, on-base percentage, and steals rank first in both leagues, tied for second in batting average, fifth in home runs, sixth in RBIs, third in slugging percentage, and second in OPS.카지노사이트
Above all, he achieved 30 home runs and 60 steals for the first time in Major League history, and Atlanta has 20 games left, so 40 home runs and 70 steals are possible. Considering both personal and team performance, Acuña is likely to be an MPV.
The competitors are Betts with a batting average of 0.312 (162 hits in 520 at-bats), 38 home runs, 99 RBIs, 118 runs, 11 steals, 0.410 on-base percentage, 0.604 slugging percentage and 1.014 OPS. Long hitter rate, OPS, home run, and RBI are dominant over Acuña. Team contributions are no less than Acuña Jr.
In particular, Betts is bWAR 8.0 and fWAR 7.9, ahead of both annexes Acuña (7.1-7.2). “MVP!” will also resonate toward Betts at Dodger Stadium. However, Betts recently took two days off due to a foot injury and lost his pace. He returned as the No. 1 second baseman against the Kansas City Royals and had no hits and one walk in four at-bats.
Betts recently told Orange County Register, “It’s a lie if you’re not greedy for MVP. It’s an honor I always have in mind. But I don’t care. “It’s going to happen later, so you just have to wait,” he said adding, “But I want to go to the World Series with our players and help them win one more championship.”
As a result of the MVP mock vote announced by MLB.com on the 9th, Acuña took 28 of the 54 participants and Betts took 26 of the first place votes. It can be seen as a close race.
Meanwhile, Atlanta coach Brian Snitker said, “Congratulations to our players. “We’ve finally settled on the table (postseason),” he said. “But this is not the ultimate goal we set when we leave the string training camp. “We have to bring the division title,” he said. Snitker has achieved the feat of advancing to autumn baseball for six consecutive years since 2018 when he took the helm of Atlanta.