Looking at the past two seasons, it was not easy to find a more consistent hitter than Jose Pirella of the Samsung Lions. He played more than 140 games for two consecutive years, and showed off his high-level hitting power, with the number of home runs approaching 30 in 2021 (29) and last year (28). Pirella, who was like that, has hardly been able to show his skills this season. As of the 16th, 96 games, 400 at bats, 113 hits, 0.283 batting average, 10 homers, 59 RBIs, OPS 0.747, showing a downward trend in all batting indicators compared to last year.
It is not that there were no signs of a rebound. Pirella, who recorded 24 hits in 95 at-bats in 23 games in April with a batting average of 0.253, 4 homers and 14 RBIs, seemed to make up for some of his sluggishness with a batting average of 0.323, 3 home runs and 15 RBIs in 22 games in 93 at-bats and 14 RBIs in May. The flow in June and July wasn’t too bad either. 토토사이트 However, Pirella is still struggling with 8 hits in 32 at-bats, a batting average of 0.250, 1 home run and 4 RBIs in August. He is consistently recording one hit at a time, but it is difficult to say that his hitting feeling has fully improved. In particular, Pirella, who hit 8 double hits in 2021 and 19 double hits last year, already has 16 double hits, which is the most in the league.
What does the command tower think is the cause of the sluggishness? Samsung coach Park Jin-man regretted that he was in a hurry because he had shown a good performance over the past two years ahead of the 13th game of the season against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 15th.
Coach Park continued, “I think there is some ‘instinct’ that the team has to solve because he is the center hitter and a foreign player in a difficult situation.” Go. Looking at the record, it was ranked first in double play. It’s okay when the score gap widens or something like that, but recently, double play has come out frequently at important moments, so I think I’m frustrated because of that part.”
At the same time, he expressed his belief, “Because he is a player who has had good results before, he seems to be in a hurry because his grades are not coming out, but because of Pirella, the team plays a winning game, so he is a player who creates a situation where the team atmosphere can rise that much.”