SEA’s ‘539.8 billion’ bet was correct! J Road lined up alongside A Road… He recorded the 4th record in ML history.
It seems that the Seattle Mariners did not give him a huge contract of $407 million (about 539.8 billion won) for no reason. Julio Rodriguez set a major league ‘first’ record and this time he also created the club’s second history.바카라사이트
Rodriguez started as center fielder and second hitter in the 2023 Major League Baseball home match against the Los Angeles Angels held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA on the 12th (Korean time), going 4 hits in 5 at-bats (1 home run), 2 RBIs, and 2 runs. He swung the fire bat.
In his first year of debut, Rodriguez played in 132 games and played with 145 hits, 28 home runs, 75 RBIs, 84 runs, 25 stolen bases, a batting average of 0.284, and an OPS of 0.852, earning him the American League’s ‘Rookie of the Year’ title and receiving a huge contract worth up to 407 million dollars (about 539.8 billion won) over 18 years. I held the contract in my arms. And now he is being reborn from a ‘super promising star’ to a ‘superstar’.
Rodriguez hit his 25th arch against Cincinnati on the 5th, recording 25 home runs and 25 stolen bases for the second consecutive year. According to Sarah Langs of ‘MLB.com’ at the time, Rodriguez achieved the feat of recording 25 home runs and 25 stolen bases for two consecutive seasons after his debut for the first time in history, and this time, he produced 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases.
Seattle bowed 5-8 to the Angels that day, but Rodriguez’s presence was by far unrivaled. In Rodriguez’s first at-bat in the top of the first inning with no outs and no outs on first base, he attacked Angels’ starting pitcher Reed Ditmus’ second-pitch slider, even though it went well outside the strike zone, and scored a hit to center field. And he even scored a run by hitting home on Carl Raleigh’s two-run home run.
Rodriguez retired with a grounder to third base in his second at-bat in the third inning, but his bat was on fire after that. In his third at-bat as the leadoff hitter in the sixth inning, Rodriguez completed a ‘multi-hit game’ by hitting Ditmus’ 94.2 mph (approximately 151.6 km) four-seam fastball on the fifth pitch and creating a double to right field. However, it was unfortunate that it did not lead to scoring.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, with two outs and no runners on base, Rodriguez faced the Angels’ new pitcher, Jose Soriano, and this time, he hit a curve that fell low toward his body on the third pitch and recorded an infield hit toward the third baseman. And in the bottom of the 10th inning when he was down 4-5, he scooped up Jose Marte’s sinker with all his might and hit a tying solo home run over the center wall.
The ball that Rodriguez hit traveled at a speed of 105.2 miles (approximately 169.3 km), flew a whopping 402 feet (approximately 122.5 m), and passed over the middle of the stands. With this home run, Rodriguez created a record. He immediately joined the 30-30 club by hitting 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases. This continued into the club’s history.
So far, no Seattle player has recorded 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases except the legend Alex Rodriguez. Alex Rodriguez joined the first 30-30 club during his time in Seattle in 1998, recording 35 home runs and 46 stolen bases. And on this day, Julio Rodriguez hit his 30th home run, leaving his name in the history books for the second time in the club’s history.
According to Sara Reims, Rodriguez’s 30 home runs set another record. He was the fourth player to hit 30 home runs at the age of 22, after Alex Rodriguez (1998, now retired), Mike Trout (2012, now LA Angels), and Ronald Acuna Jr. (2023, now Atlanta Braves).
Rodriguez can still aim for other records. That’s 30 home runs and 40 stolen bases. Rodriguez currently has 36 stolen bases, and if he adds 4 in the remaining games, he will become the youngest player under the age of 22 to follow Alex Rodriguez (42 home runs, 46 stolen bases, 1998) and Mike Trout (30 home runs, 49 stolen bases, 2012). He could become the third player in history to achieve 30 home runs and 40 stolen bases.
Rodriguez has achieved tremendous achievements in just two seasons since his major league debut, standing tall as the ‘best’ player. A lot of attention is bound to be focused on the history that Rodriguez will write in the future.