‘Bang!’ Pirela becomes first player to hit a home run against his former club this season [MKSource].
토스카지노Samsung Lions’ Pirela became the first player to hit a home run against his former club this season.
Pirela batted fourth in the top of the eighth inning of the 13th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on July 31.
Pirela, who was 1-for-3 before his fourth at-bat, hit a rallying solo home run with the score 3-5. Coming up behind Wes Benjamin, he drove a four-pitch, 129-mph slider over the right-field fence. It traveled 110 meters.
Samsung Pirella. Photo by Kim Young-koo
With his 12th home run of the season, Pirela became the first player to hit a home run against his former club this season. No other player had hit a home run against his former club this season. Pirela became the first.
Pirela has been playing for Samsung since the 2021 season. In 2021, he batted .286 with 158 hits, 29 home runs, 97 RBIs, and 102 runs scored, and in 2022, he batted .342 with 192 hits, 28 home runs, 109 RBIs, and 102 runs scored in 141 games.
This season, he’s been a bit more subdued than the past two seasons, but he’s still been a force in Samsung’s lineup, batting .282 with 11 home runs, 65 RBIs and 49 runs scored in 123 games before today’s game.
Samsung was able to pull within 4-5 of KT thanks to Pirela’s walk-off home run.