The momentum of Christian Betancourt (32, Tampa Bay Race), who was released from the NC Dinos during the 2019 season, is frightening.
Bethancourt started as the 8th hitter catcher in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ game against the New York Yankees held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the 8th (Korean time).토스카지노
At the beginning of the game, Tampa Bay’s fielders, including Bethancourt, were blocked by opponent starter Gerrit Cole’s good pitch and were unable to use their strength. Until this day, Cole tied for first place in the American League ERA (1.35) with Sonny Gray (34, Minnesota Twins), won 5 wins in seven appearances, and tied for second place in most wins with Joe Ryan (27, Minnesota). showed off
In the middle of the game, the Tampa Bay lineup succeeded in attacking the call little by little. After trailing 0-6, they scored 2 runs at the end of the 5th inning and caught up with 2-6. Continuing the atmosphere, he completed a big inning at the end of the 6th inning and balanced the game. And at the center was Betancourt.
In the bottom of the 6th inning, when the team was behind by 3-6, Bethancourt hit Cole’s first pitch slider in the middle and hit 3 runs over the middle fence. Bethancourt tied the score 6-6 with this home run and pulled down the opponent’s starting call.
The final result of Bethancourt that day was 4 at-bats, 1 hit (1 home run), 3 RBIs and 1 run. He contributed to the team’s 8-7 victory.
Bethancourt was released in the middle of the season after recording a batting average of 0.246 (50 hits in 203 bats) and 8 homers and 29 RBIs in 53 games as a member of NC in the 2019 season. After that, he went through the minor leagues and played 56 games with the Oakland Athletics in the 2022 season, then traded to Tampa Bay.
Betancourt, who moved to Tampa Bay, is bursting with potential. In particular, it is encouraging that his long hit is revived. Last year, he hit 0.436 with 7 homers and slugging percentage in 45 games with Tampa Bay, and this season, he is recording 0.548 slugging percentage with 6 home runs in 21 games.
This number is clearly remarkable offensive production considering the position as a catcher with a heavy defensive burden. He also showed stable defensive skills and took the place of Francisco Mejia (16 games) to become the master of the home.
Betancourt succeeded in attacking Cole, one of the best pitchers in the league. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to continue his big league success story with his explosive slugging power that he has shown all season.
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