Did Toronto make the worst possible choice?온라인카지노
The “Korean Monster,” Ryu Hyun-jin, 36, is making a strong start to his comeback with a recent live pitching session. After undergoing ligament splicing surgery on his left elbow last June, Ryu is preparing to take the mound in the big leagues for the first time in over a year.
But will he be able to recreate his former glory on the mound? First, he’ll have to adjust to a different home environment.
Prior to this season, the Jays underwent a major renovation of the Rogers Centre, adjusting the width of the outfield and the height of the fences. The distance between the left-center, center, and right-center outfield fences was shortened, and the height of the left and right fences was increased. In particular, the right-center outfield fence was shortened by about 5 meters, leading to an increase in home runs by left-handed batters. Ryu Hyun-jin will also have to adapt to these changes.
However, there is another player who has been affected. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (24), the “genius hitter,” has been directly hit.
Guerrero Jr. is considered one of the best hitters in the league. He already showed that potential in 2021, when he hit .311 with 48 home runs and 111 RBIs to lead the American League in home runs. This year, he’s hitting .275 with nine home runs and 42 RBIs, but the problem is that he hasn’t hit a single home run at home.
While Guerrero Jr. is hitting .299 with nine home runs and 28 RBIs on the road this year, he is batting .239 with no home runs and 14 RBIs at home.
Recently, CBS Sports commented on Guerrero Jr.’s inability to hit a single home run at home, saying, “Perhaps the Rogers Centre is to blame. This year, home runs at Rogers Centre have been suppressed to 91% of league average. Last year, it was 117% of league average. More importantly, righties have felt the pressure more than lefties. Guerrero Jr. is a right-handed hitter. The small sample size suggests that Guerrero Jr. is hurting.”
“According to the statcast, three of the balls he hit at Rogers Centre would have been home runs at other venues,” CBS Sports added, suggesting that Guerrero Jr. is suffering a bit from the different environment at home.
“I’m very aware of the fact that I haven’t hit a home run at home this year, but that doesn’t mean I’m not trying to do a great job at home,” Guerrero recently told Canadian outlet TSN, “I know that eventually I’m going to start hitting home runs at home, and I’m not going to let the record get in the way of that,” he said. Guerrero Jr. has yet to register a home run at Rogers Centre since his last one on Oct. 1, 2016, against Boston.