Semien lost three homers and two steals in one day
Was it an outrage over the mention of FA eating and running? Marcus Semien (32, Texas Rangers) set a big league record as his bat exploded for the first time in a long time.
Semien hit hard in two away doubleheaders against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, on the 8th (Korea Standard Time).
Semien, who started as a shortstop in both the first and second games, had three hits in four at-bats (one home run) and one RBI in his first game, and four hits (two home runs) in four at-bats (two home runs) and one RBI in his second game.
On this day alone, he had a remarkable performance with seven hits, three RBIs, and two steals, including three home runs.
In Game 1 of the doubleheader, Semien recorded a hit in the first inning, a stolen base after a hit in the third inning, an infield grounder in the fifth inning and a solo shot in the seventh inning, respectively.
The momentum continued until the second round. Semien even made his first multi-homer game of the season with a left-handed hit in the first inning, a solo home run in the third inning, an infield hit in the fourth inning, a stolen base after a walk in the sixth inning, and a solo home run in the eighth inning.
He also set a new record. According to ESPN, it is the second time that a player has recorded at least three home runs and two steals a day in modern baseball since Joe Morgan (former Cincinnati) in 1973.
The two teams shared one win each in the doubleheader. Cleveland won the first round 6–3, and Texas won the second round 6–3.
Semien, who hit career high with a batting average of 0.265 45 home runs and 102 RBIs in Toronto last year, moved to Texas with a seven-year, $175 million FA jackpot ahead of this season 안전공원
However, he suffered from a severe batting slump this season and lost his laughter. Before the doubleheader on the 8th, he bowed his head with a batting average of 0.196 home runs and 19 RBIs with an OPS 0.549.
This led to harsh criticism from local media. CBS Sports also described its first year in Texas as a “disaster.”
Attention is focusing on whether Semien, who showed off his explosive power as last year at the doubleheader on the 8th, will be able to rebound. Semien is batting .2216 with 22 RBIs and an OPS 0.635 in the season