By Robiel Vega
Louis robert He continues to show off his tremendous sporting form and today he dispatched his tenth ball out of the park of the season, in a hit that makes him the eleventh Cuban with 10 or more home runs this season, equaling a randcord for Cuba that was achieved in 2019.
In today’s match, September 24, the White Sox and Cleaveland Indians met in a duel of excellent starters, Shane Bieber, for the tribe and Dylan Cease, for the White Sox. At the top of the fifth, opening the round and in the most difficult match in baseball, two strikes without balls, the Cuban sent the ball through the entire left center field, more than 414 feet, to open the scoring and reach the ten home runs.
The 86.1-mile slider thrown by reliever Stephan was too far to the center and was a smash for an overwhelmed Luis Robert Moirán who hit her at 105.5 miles per hour of exit velocity.
With this hit, Robert is one home run away from equaling his personal record from last season, when in 60 games he shot 11, at this time he has played 57 games. It is striking, above all, that he has 41 more hits than the last contest and generally exceeds his 2020 numbers in almost all offensive departments:
- Scored: 2021: 38 and 2020: 31
- Hits: 2021: 88 and 2020: 47
- Doubles: 2021: 21 and 2020: 8
- Driven: 2021: 37 and 2020: 31
Likewise, the number of strikeouts received has decreased by 20 (73 by 53) and their batting lines are light years away from each other:
- 2020: 233/302/436/738 (AVE / OBP / SLG / OPS)
- 2021: 355/392/569/961
The rise of Luis Robert has been meteoric from one year to the next and if it had not been for the injury suffered, no one knows how far he would have been able to go, because the image he has left after his return is simply at a star level in the Major League. Suspenders.
Returning to the record, in 2019 José Abreu, Yordan Álvarez, Yulieski Gurriel, Jorge Soler, Yasmani Grandal, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Yoan Moncada, Yasiel Puig, Yonder Alonso, Yandy Díaz and José Iglesias dispatched at least 10 homers per capita.
This year Adolis García, Jorge Soler, José Abreu, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Luis Robert, Randy Arozarena, Yandy Díaz, Yasmani Grandal, Yoan Moncada, Yordan Álvarez and Yuli Gurriel have or surpass ten days.
While the chances of breaking this mark are enormous, since Yadiel Hernández and José Iglesias have 9 home runs, with Aledmys Díaz sporting 8.
Without further ado, enjoy the home run by Luis Robert, who does it for the second day in a row, and remember that you can see all the videos of the Cuban players by following this link: