Why was this player released? Six home runs in pinstripes OPS 1.592
Matt Carpenter, wearing the New York Yankees’ pinstrip uniform, is swinging a fire bat.
Carpenter started as the fifth third baseman in a home game against the 2022 Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York, on the 13th (Korea Standard Time).
Starting with a walk in the bottom of the first inning, he showed off his tremendous batting sense by hitting a three-run home run in the bottom of the second inning, a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning, and an RBI timely double in the bottom of the seventh inning. Carpenter led his team to an 18-4 victory with three hits in four at-bats (two home runs), seven RBIs, three runs and one walk.
In addition, Carpenter became the second player in the modern era to home run six of the first seven hits of the season. The first player was Trevor Story (Boston Red Sox), who was recorded in a Colorado Rockies uniform in 2016.
Carpenter, who made his debut in 2011 in the St. Louis Cardinals uniform, played in one team until 2021. However, it gradually went downhill and came to the FA market after the end of last season. After failing to sign a major contract in the market, he signed a minor contract with his hometown team Texas Rangers, but was released after failing to join the roster.
In response, the Yankees reached out to him and presented him with a major league contract. Since joining the Yankees, Carpenter has been active every time he plays with a batting average of 0.333 6 home runs, 8 hits, 13 RBIs, and OPS 1.592. There were rumors of retirement, but now it’s all gone.
Carpenter said in a post-match interview, “It’s true that I’ve lost my sense of hitting for years. But now it’s fully recovered. A lot of people in the Yankees helped me,” he said. “It’s an incredible blow,” said Aaron Boone. After Carpenter came to the Yankees, what he did was impressive. It’s hitting the team well. I’m very satisfied,” he said 파워볼사이트
Meanwhile, thanks to Carpenter’s hard-hit performance, the Yankees are 83-16, beating the second-place Toronto Blue Jays by 8.5 games to lead the American League East.