Nelson Cruz (43), a veteran hitter of the San Diego Padres who has forgotten his age, cited eye surgery as the secret to his success.
In an interview after winning a 10-3 home game against the Milwaukee Brewers held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 16th (Korean time), Cruz said, “It made a difference,” and explained that his batting was getting better after eye surgery.
Cruz led the team to victory with 2 hits, 1 run, 3 RBIs and 1 walk in 3 at-bats that day. He is batting 0.333 for the season. It is still early in the season, but compared to last season, when he had a batting average of 0.234 and an OPS of 0.651, he looked completely different.
Hit content has also improved. According to ‘Baseball Savant’, he is hitting at the top level of the league with an 86% average batting speed, 80% hitting percentage, and 81% expected slugging percentage. He’s consistently making strong hits.
After last season, he revealed that he had suffered from eye problems for a year and a half, and that he would undergo eye surgery during the offseason.
“I can see the ball better. He has become more comfortable chasing,” he admitted that his surgery was working.
Regarding the team attack on this day, “This should be the general look. That’s our team,” he said. “I want to show this every day. We are a team that can do that,” he continued.
Cruise, who was appointed in a platoon way with left-handed hitter Matt Carpenter at the beginning of the season, started against Colin Ray on the 14th and is increasing his chances to play again today by playing against another right-hander, Freddy Peralta.토스카지노
He is showing good form recently, getting out of the platoon and increasing his chances to participate.
He laughed at the question, “Do you think I showed that I can play as a starting player every day?”
It remains to be seen what effect Cruz’s age-forgetting performance will have on San Diego’s starting competition.