Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 43rd home run of the 2021 season

The dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He returned to do his thing and stay within a home run of tying with the net leader of home runs that is Shohei Ohtani with 44 in the MLB.

Ohtani has undoubtedly stayed above Guerrero Jr, but not far behind, the home run lead is definitely not decided until the last out of the regular season is taken, that is between Salvador Pérez, Vladimir Guerrero Jr and Ohtani.

Through the Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays game, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.. it swung into a low curve at 75 miles per hour, sending it 400 feet with a 109 mph exit. With this homer, he brought his team closer to the scoreboard 6-3.

Guerrero Jr. is the first Blue Jays player with a season of more than 42 home runs since Edwin Encarnacion did so in 2016.

Different teams have had headaches with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. This season, among those who have suffered the most are the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Tampa Rays, those in their division.

Meanwhile, this is the table of home runs:

  • Shohei Ohtani: 44
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr: 43 *
  • Salvador Perez: 42
  • Marcus Semien: 38
  • Fernando Tatis Jr: 37

The ones with an asterisk is because the game is still in progress and could raise the number of home runs. In his last 7 games, the nicknamed “plakata” hit 379. with 4 homers, 4 RBIs, 2 BBs and 11 hits.

He only needs one more home run to equal the most home runs in a season his father hit, 44.

How is the race for the batting title going?

Outfielder Starling Marte has used up the number of at-bats it takes to appear as the MLB hitting leader, and that’s happening with his AVG. of 321 that surpasses that of Vladi Jr, Trea Turner, Nick Castellanos and Michael Brantley.

In total Vladi is hitting 319. with 43 home runs, 167 hits (LEADER), 101 RBIs, 108 runs scored (LEADER).