All-Star Game Home Run Derby too much, injury strikes at the end of the Home Run Derby, leaving him out of the All-Star Game.카지노사이트
Chicago White Sox right fielder Luis Robert Jr (26) participated in the 2023 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Home Run Derby at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA, on 11 November.
Robert Jr. faced Adley Rutherford of the Baltimore Orioles in the first round and hit 28 home runs, edging out Rutherford by one with 27 remaining to advance to the second round. Robert’s second round opponent was Randy Arozarenas of the Tampa Bay Rays. Robert Jr. continued his dominance in the second round, hitting 22 home runs, but fell short as Arozarena exploded for 35 home runs.
After defeating Robert Jr. to reach the final, Arozarena hit 23 home runs in the final, but had to settle for runner-up honours to Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. who exploded for 25 home runs. Guerrero Jr. made history by becoming the first “father-son” to win the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Home Run Derby, following his father Vladimir Guerrero’s victory in 2007.
After the Home Run Derby, Robert Jr. was scheduled to play in the 2023 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at the same venue on 12 December, but a sudden injury forced him to withdraw.
“Robert Jr. injured his calf after the Home Run Derby,” the White Sox said in a statement. After undergoing an MRI in Seattle, Robert Jr. has decided not to play in the All-Star Game and will be evaluated again before the first game of the second half in Atlanta.” So it remains to be seen if Robert will be available for the first game of the second half.
Robert’s first half has been spectacular. With a .271 batting average, 26 home runs, 51 RBIs, and eight doubles for an OPS of .899, he is second in the American League in home runs, trailing only Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels (32).
After making his major league debut with the White Sox in 2020, Robert Jr. hit .233 with 11 home runs, 31 RBIs and 20 doubles in 56 games that year, followed by a .338 average with 13 home runs, 43 RBIs and 14 doubles in 2021, and a .284 average with 12 home runs, 56 RBIs and 17 doubles last year. This year, he already has a career-high in home runs and is on pace to hit 46.