The Cuban gardener Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was the flawless finish to what was probably the best season of his entire career MLB. With personal bests in hits (141), runs scored (65), doubles (34), triples (2), home runs (24), walks (33) and games played (144), no much doubt about it.
Let’s remember that the man from Sancti Spiritus arrived in 2023 in the team Arizona Diamondbacks after a mutual exchange of Toronto Blue Jays. This exchange was enough for the youngest of the children of the former star of the Cuban National Series, Lourdes Gurriel Sr.
Yunito made another defensive gem against Houston
Precisely in the game of that series, very early, in the second period, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was the star of an excellent play to end the inning. Now, in the second game, he performed another one that was even better.
With no outs on the board, starter Merrill Kelly (12-7, 3.38) faced the waiter. Jose Altuve, leading man of the Siderales team. In the first delivery, the Venezuelan dropped a huge line drive to left field on a sinker to even center at 94 MPH.
The hit was high and after an impact of 108 miles per hour in the exit velocity, the ball seemed to hit the stellar Cuban outfielder. When all is lost, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. He extended his entire anatomy and, making one last leap, took the ball that almost crashed into the bullpen fence.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. This season he played 93 games as a left patrolman, 87 of them as a starter. on 760 innings done 145 from, in addition to eight assists and no commits there is no mistake left a absolute average of 1,000.
Offensively, Units He failed his first shift and abandoned his offensive line .259/.308/.461/.769 (AVE/OBP/SLG/OPS).