The Venezuelan Willson Contreras, of the Chicago puppies, He hit his first home run of the nascent Major League Baseball (MLB) season on Wednesday afternoon.
In the first inning, the 29-year-old catcher took advantage of the favorable count, three balls and one strike, to make a strong swing.
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Faced with pitch 15 by Zach Thompson, starter for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Venezuelan unleashed all his strength to send the ball to the farthest reaches of center field.
According to Baseball Savant, the Contreras connection posted an exit speed of 110.2 miles per hour and traveled 453 feet at PNC Park.
With his first home run of 2022, the native of Puerto Cabello, Carabobo state, reached 96 career home runs in the MLB.
This afternoon, the mask, lined up third at bat, went 4-2, with two runs scored and one RBI.
Despite his good performance, Willson Contreras was unable to avoid Chicago's loss (6-2) against Pittsburgh.